Campervan Hire in NZ


Campervan hire in NZ is the most flexible way to see the magnificent scenery and culture that NZ has to offer. Start off on either the North or South islands and enjoy unspoilt natural beauty. Campervan hire in NZ can be great for families, for groups and even for students who just want to explore the country and go wherever they choose at a pace that suits them.

Campervan Hire in NZ Holidays

You can start your campervan hire in NZ holiday on either of NZ’s two islands and you can customise any route you wish. Levels of equipment and specifications vary between campervans, with most accommodating at least 3 people and some offering space for 7 people. Detailed instructions on how to be safe and get the best out of your campervan will be given to you by the hirer. Usually included in the cost or available as an extra hire fee are the following:

  • The right amount of crockery and cutlery for the number of people
  • Adequate cooking pots and pans
  • Electric “hook-up” equipment
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Travel and tourism guides
On your way across the Islands you can stop off at sites that can vary from the basic to the luxurious. Department of Conservation sites range from basic to serviced and offer excellent value for money in varied locations. Hirers usually insist on a full UK driving license and that drivers are over 21. For obvious safety reasons, seatbelts and appropriate child restraints should be used at all times. NZ is a very eco-conscious country so expect excellent cleanliness and lots of unspoilt areas.

Finding Campervan Hire in NZ Companies

Campervan hire in NZ is popular so there are lots of companies to choose from, including:

  • Britz – knowledgeable company who can help plan a successful trip
  • Maui – offering quality campervans, designed with a little bit extra
  • Backpacker – offers a 2 for 1 activity card with every booking

Campervan Hire in NZ Costs

Typically to hire a campervan that sleeps 4 for two weeks during July starting and ending at a major airport costs from £350 to £579, you will need to add flight costs from the UK to NZ to get the total. Package prices vary from company to company as you would expect, each having their own daily/weekly base price and optional extras. An extra tax called Road User Charge Recovery Fee will be charged on your return at a rate of £2.50 per 100km on a four berth campervan. In addition the cost of fuel needs to be considered and campground costs which range from £15 to £20 per night. Department of Conservation sites cost at most £9.50 per night.

If you want to experience wild nature and interesting history as you travel from beauty spot to beauty spot, learning about culture and history and absorbing as much peace and tranquillity as you can, this is all posible on a campervan hire holiday. Packing up and driving off into the sunset is the very essence of campervan hire in NZ.

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