Everything You Need to Know About Your First Campervan Holiday in New Zealand

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Holidays in New Zealand are something that guarantees incredible scenery, friendly people, delicious cuisine, and plenty of activities to take part in. If New Zealand has any fault it’s the fact it’s so big and diverse, which makes it hard to see in one trip. This is why travelling by campervan can be such a great experience. You’ll have the opportunity to stop in a different city/town each and every day and really make the best of your holiday. Another bonus in travelling by campervan is that you’re in control of the itinerary at all times.

So, if you’re ready to rent a campervan in New Zealand and hit the open road, here are a few tips and information that you may find helpful.

Give Space a Lot of Consideration

One of the most important tips to pass along is to really think hard about how much space you need. Because you will be sleeping in the campervan and storing all your items in there, you want to be sure you’re not too cramped. You can find everything from a small campervan that sleeps two up to a motorhome that can sleep six or more.

Make Sure You Feel Comfortable Driving

Now before you get too crazy in picking the biggest model out there, keep in mind that you need to feel comfortable driving it. If you’ve never driven a campervan before then you may be better off with a mid-sized or smaller model that is easier to manoeuvre. It will also make a difference when it comes to the cost of fuel and even the rental fee.

Where Do You Plan on Driving?

Your itinerary can also help to decide which model is best, as some models offer four-wheel drive, while others don’t. If you plan on sticking to the main roads and highways, then four-wheel drive doesn’t likely matter.

How Far in Advance Do You Need to Book

Depending on what time of year you plan on taking your road trip, you may find that it’s necessary to book a few weeks to a few months in advance in order to guarantee your top choice model. The minute you start to think about a campervan holiday, it’s best to call around and get some idea of how far out you need to book. When it comes to NZ Motorhome Hire, the general rule is that the further you book in advance, the better for you.

Are You Planning on Bringing Pets?

For some people, a campervan style holiday is perfect because it allows them to bring their pet along. If it’s your own campervan, then obviously, you can do whatever you want, but with rentals, pets aren’t always welcome. Again, this is something you’ll have to ask about in advance.

Understand Where Your Pick Up and Drop Off Locations Are

The final tip is to make sure you are clear on where your pick up and drop off locations are.

Each of these tips will help you to feel more knowledgeable and prepared when renting a campervan in New Zealand.

 

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