Budget Campervan Hire in New Zealand
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New Zealand is a popular destination for a campervan holiday, and it is no wonder. Mountains, lakes, rivers, volcanoes and beaches can all be seen here with the use of a motorhome hire. The roads are excellent for a self-tour and there are some great camper sites as well as a superb selection of motorhomes for hire.
Hiring a motorhome hire in New Zealand is an ideal way to explore this beautiful country and visit some of the most remote areas. Many locals holiday by renting a campervan and are more than happy to assist tourists and offer tips on the best camper sites and most scenic drives.
Budget Campervan Rental Tours NZ
National Park tour:
From Nelson to Golden Bay, visiting Kahurangi National Park, Abel Tasman National Park and North West Nelson Conservation Park en route. Stop overnight between parks at Kaiteriteri Beach Motor Camp and relax at a beautiful beach while resting at Golden Bay Holiday Park. For those wanting to see handmade arts and craft, one of the best places in New Zealand is Nelson. Nelson itself began over 700 years ago by Māori people, so it’s no surprise it has a ton of history and wonderful culture. This city has a large variety of other activities though, including its many national parks, most famously Nelson Lakes National Park. What many people also don’t know is that Nelson is well known for its adventure sports. Most famously, it is known for an incredible cave system that many come to adventure around every year. This is only the start of your journey, imagine the possibilities as you head to Golden Bay!
Southern Scenic Route:
This is one of the most popular drives in NZ; starting in Queenstown and ending in Dunedin. Hike around Fiordland National Park from Fiordland Great Views Holiday Park, discover Oreti Beach from Beach Road Holiday Park and explore the fossilised forest from Curio Bay Camping Ground.To start in Queenstown is the most relaxing, considering it a world renowned resort town famous for nearby views of New Zealand’s gorgeous mountain ranges and also known much like the rest of the country for it’s wide variety of adventure tourism. The end of your journey in the second-largest city in New Zealand, Dunedin, is only the beginning of your adventure, considering the incredibly large amount of things to do here. From castles and breweries to churches and music venues, you could be happy spending your entire holiday here if you truly wanted!
Wellington to Hawke’s Bay:
Along Highway 2, passing by Tararua Forest Park and visiting Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre, with the drive ending in the beautiful city of Napier. There are plenty of campervan parks en route, such as Carterton Holiday Park and Arataki Holiday Park, among others. . Starting your journey in the country’s capital, Wellington, is a wise choice and will give you the ability to get a great history lesson in one of it’s many cultural significant sights. Moving on from here, you could find yourself in Tararua Forest Park. Famous for hunting, fishing, and biking, there is no shortage of things to do in the park. For those who skip over this scenic park, head to Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre and see some of the rescued animals from around the region.
Safe Driving Tips in New Zealand
The road network is good, with plenty of petrol stations on major routes.
Urban roads:50kph unless indicated otherwise
National roads and motorways:100kph
0.8 per cent. If under 20 years of age, the limit is 0 per cent.
Drive on the left-hand side and give right–of-way to the right. Be aware of snow and ice, logging trucks and flocks of sheep, and take extra care when driving on winding roads.
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New Zealand being such a popular fly drive destination offers a wide range of campervan hire choices from top and local motorhome rental companies. The most ionic is Brtiz NZ which offers awesome choice from the 2 berth size right up to luxury 6 berth RV's. Most suppliers have depots in Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown.
Motorhomes are available in most major centres from some of the biggest agents in the country, including Spaceships, Easy Go, Pure and Hippie Campers. We have put together a list of the lowest rates out there to offer the best campervans rental in New Zealand, with models ranging from Sky 20 to Sky 51.
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Whilst we only had 10 days to tour the North Island of New Zealand it was an experience we will never forget. Our holiday was enhanced by the first class Fiat Ducato camper-van hired through RVRentACampervan. We have highly recommended this camper category to several of our friends who are intending to travel to New Zealand in the near future. Also thanks to Andy at RVRentals for finding us a good deal.