Campervan Hire Picton New Zealand

RV Rental in Picton

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Found on the northeast tip of New Zealand’s South Island on the Cook Strait, Picton is a great place to use as a base for exploring the northern region of the island. It is the gateway to the stunning Marlborough Sounds, close to the picturesque beaches at Nelson Bay and not far from the Mount Richmond Forest Park.

Picton, which is just beginning to show up on travellers’ radars, offers some stunning drives. A campervan rental is the best way to tour around, as there is no shortage of campervan sites and an adequate selection of vehicles available.

Must Do’s

Checkout E-Ko Tours if you would like to swim with dolphins, based in Marlborough Sounds where the water is crystal clear they boast an 80% success rate that you will be able to swim alongside wild dolphins.

Queen Charlotte Track is perfect for walking or biking with magical views of the Marlborough Sounds for more information please contact Wilderness Guides in Picton for help and expert advice on available options.

Recommended Campervan Drives in Picton

Marlborough Sounds:

is one of the country’s most stunning drives, offering spectacular views, abundant marine life, and fantastic hiking and canoeing opportunities. Stay overnight in the Okiwi Bay Holiday Park and Driftwood Cottage.

National Park tour:

is a scenic driving running from Picton to the Mount Richmond Forest Park, past Nelson Lakes National Park, the Kahurangi National Park and the Abel Tasmin National Park. There are a number of places to rest along the way, such as the Kerr Bay Camping Ground, Fernwood Holiday Park and Pohara Beach Top 10 Holiday Park.

Picton to Christchurch:

takes tourists on a scenic journey through the Nelson Lakes Region, along the west coast and through Arthur’s Pass National Park. Explore the Mangles Valley while resting at the Murchison Motorhome Park, relax along the coast from the Rapahoe Beach Motor Camp and explore Christchurch while staying at the All Seasons Holiday Park.

Driving Tips
Road network:

roads are in great condition. There are also ample petrol stations, making it easy to get around by campervan.

Speed limits:

Urban roads: 50kph if not posted otherwise
Provincial roads: 70-80kph
National roads and motorways: 90-100kph

Alcohol limits:

0.08 per cent for those over 20, with frequent checkpoints.


traffic stays to the left, and there is a zero-tolerance speeding policy. Be cautious when driving in the winter, especially through Arthur’s Pass.

Compare Camping Van Hire Prices and Packages in Picton

We have come up with the best rates and models for campervan hire in Picton from known suppliers such as Discover NZ, Easygo Campers and Weindekreisen. Some models on offer include Mitsubishi Canter, Volkswagen LT35 and Toyota Hi Ace.

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