Touring New Zealand In A Motorhome

Consider Renting A Motor Home To Travel New Zealand

Get-aways are not just for bank robbers and prison escapees: everyone needs to make a fast get-away sometimes. This might mean hopping on an airplane or taking a road trip. For an adventurous holiday involving many miles of open road New Zealand is an ideal place to go – and a good way to see it is in a motor home.

Enjoy The Open Road in New Zealand. Flickr

Visitors come from all over the world to view the verdant landscape, rivers, waterfalls and more. Thanks to ‘Lord of the Rings,’ many tourists arrive in New Zealand just to see where movie scenes were filmed.

Split Enz fans make pilgrimages to Te Awamutu. Wine lovers tour vineyards where the grapes for award winning wines are grown. There are plenty of reasons to choose this country for a holiday, and one way to save while you stay is to hire a camper van.

Who To Contact?

Motorhome hire NZ is available on both islands. Campervan Christchurch companies include Wilderness, with their various styles and sizes of vans.

There is also a branch in Auckland. These vehicles seat and sleep anything — from a lone traveler to six adults. Come with friends and share driving duties as well as costs. Escape with a spouse or your siblings – take your kids on vacation for some bonding time.

Set Your Own Schedule

Instead of letting a tour operator set your timetable for meals and attractions, set your own schedule. Make rest stops when you need to, but remember that these vans contain toilets and showers.

Cook Your Own Food To Save Money

Cook on board when your van stops, using the gas stove or a rented BBQ to prepare steak, sausages, or anything you like at meal times. Since you saved money by not staying in hotel rooms you can afford to spoil yourselves with good food.

Smaller Motor Homes Are Easier To Drive – and park. Flickr

Small Motorhomes Are Easy To Drive

These vehicles are light to drive, lighter than old-fashioned campers that are slow on hills and tend to hold up traffic. Wilderness camper vans look like vans because they are built right onto van bases and are created to be sleek, not bulky.

In spite of their size, there is a lot of room inside. One bed on the Escape drops from the ceiling at night and folds away while you drive.

Names for Wilderness camper vans include the Escape, Nugget, Jumper, and Dart. Request a particular model after reading about it on the Wilderness website.

Their online questionnaire provides free quotes for booking, or you can book directly over the internet. Tell them if you need to be picked up from an airport and dropped back at the end of your vacation. Also, you can pick up your van in Auckland and drop it off in Christchurch, or vice versa.

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