Motorhomes or campervans are the ultimate accommodation choice for flexibility on a driving holiday.

A home on the road gives you the freedom to take each day as it comes. Roam the country, finding beautiful and remote places to park and picnic.

Holiday parks and camp grounds have kitchen, laundry and bathroom facilities and many are positioned at the edge of a lake or by the beach. Responsible freedom camping may be possible, but it’s wise to check with the local information centre first as each district in New Zealand has different rules on where it is permitted.

Campervans are available for pick up from New Zealand's main centres. Some companies will offer flexible pick up and drop off options, allowing you to travel from one point to another instead of a round trip.

Daily rental rates vary according to the season and are based on unlimited kilometres per day. Other costs include insurance and a bond that is refundable at the end of your holiday. For travel during summer and autumn, it’s best to book your motorhome before you arrive in New Zealand. The usual minimum age to rent a motorhome is 21 years.

If you are a food and wine enthusiast, there are a number of vineyards, farms, olive growers etc that allow you to park up at their property for free! Check out Okay2stay for more information on this great service. 

Campermate App

Download the free Campermate app to find campsites, toilets and waste stations. It also includes lots of other helpful information such as tips from other travelers and areas with WiFi access.

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Rankers Camping NZ App

Read independent reviews from other travellers and discover 1500 camping locations throughout New Zealand with Rankers' Offline Map - no need for WiFi!

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