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Auckland Motorhome Rentals
Welcome to NZ Motorhome Rentals Auckland - we are proud to bring our customers supreme availability, the latest deals and best prices on campervan rental in New Zealand. Auckland is New Zealand’s commercial centre and home to over 1.2 million people. Situated on an isthmus amongst several dormant volcanoes in the beautiful Waitemata Harbour there is more than plenty to see and do in the City of Sails. On Auckland's backdoor step are the spectacular Waitakere Ranges featuring a number of campgrounds and beautiful rugged West Coast Beaches.
Auckland persistently hums with commercial activity and provides a plethora of exciting things to see and do. With a well established food and beverage scene situated in hot spots all over the city from the Viaduct waterfront bar haunts to the inner city clubs. Auckland sports a number of full equipped camp grounds providing all the creature comforts of home for your campervan adventure in New Zealand.
NZ Motorhome Rentals was established in the South Island town of Blenheim, New Zealand in 2002. Since 2002 we have been offering customers a more efficient means of searching for, comparing prices and booking their dream campervan vacation in New Zealand. We offer a best price guarantee on motorhomes and the cheapest deals of the day by aggregating and comparing the latest prices on over 34 local and international motorhome suppliers. Our mission is to provide customers with an easy and enjoyable motorhome booking experience. So dive in, search and save on your RV hire with NZ Motorhome Rentals.
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NZ Motorhome Rentals Auckland
Picking up your motorhome and beginning your RV hire adventure in Auckland means beginning your New Zealand motorhome holiday in the centre of all the action. As New Zealand's highest population centre, Auckland features a long list of exciting events running all year round, some of the best in food and culture in New Zealand and the rugged, albeit stunning, West Coast beaches being a serious draw card for visitors to New Zealand. NZ Motorhome Rentals maintains relationships with over 34 RV suppliers to ensure you obtain the cheapest possible price on your selected motorhome - we are proud to offer a signature best price guarantee.
Pick up your campervan rental on arrival and make way to any of New Zealand's other major centres (and, of course, a selection of beautiful NZ towns). At the booking window, select your drop off point and travel in your campervan rental to see New Zealand on your own terms. We at NZ Motorhome Rentals aim to make your journey that is booking your RV for a Kiwi escape in New Zealand as smooth as possible. With flexible pick up and drop off options, we empower customers to craft their own camper hire getaway, be it a long weekend in the North Island or a multi-month New Zealand wide odyssey.
Auckland - New Zealand's largest city
Auckland acts as the gateway to the rest of New Zealand with over 3.2 million international visitors arriving in Auckland every year. Hire your motorhome and drive it across the country from Auckland to explore the stunning Waitakere Ranges, sample cheese and wine at the Puhoi Valley Cheese Shop and retire in your campervan for rest and relaxation before exploring the rugged West Coast beaches that skirt the upper North Island’s coastline. Flexible RV pick up options include depots at both Auckland airport and in the heart of the Central Business District - we make it easy for you to craft your hire camper based vacation.
Survival in the city of Auckland is a breeze. There are several well equipped motor camps to park your rental campervan in for the night (some of which you may find are available for free). Head out in the morning to Auckland War Memorial Museum and explore the many wonders of the natural world with many of New Zealand’s own wonders - like the extinct Moa, a bird over three meters in height that once roamed New Zealand’s bush land. The Auckland Museum is the foundation of a spectacular afternoon with family and friends, as well as detailed exhibitions delving into Maori culture and the development of the modern world. Learn, engage and wander the domain filled with native bush and wild-life.
One Tree Hill and Mt Eden feature a number of cosy cafes as well beautiful spots to watch the sun set over Auckland’s magnificent cityscape. Take a picnic and seat yourself at the top of the hill, driving is an option with a small car park at the top of the hill. The Wallace Arts Centre contains some New Zealand’s, and the world’s, most iconic modern art pieces. Situated in the heart of the city, set the scene for a beautiful day.
Auckland is the perfect location to launch your New Zealand camper hire holiday. With pick up from both the inner city of Auckland and of course Auckland Airport, there is no shortage of options to ensure things roll the way you want them to. Auckland is also very close to the likes of Hamilton, Taupo and Tuaranga. From Auckland you can make your way all over the North Island in your motorhome or head to New Zealand's deep southern cities of Dunedin and Christchurch to soak up the fresh mountain air from the comfort of your motorhome. We recommend heading to Greymouth for an authentic Southern experience, with genuine and friendly locals as well as stunning sights to see. NZ Motorhome Rentals offers plenty of cheap deals on the latest campervans - so jump in, search, book and save with us.
Auckland Campervan Rental Itinerary Ideas - close to Auckland
North Shore Expedition
Auckland’s North Shore features a number of spectacular beaches with views of the dormant volcano, Rangitoto. Head to Takapuna and choose from a number of cosy cafes to start your day. North Head and Devonport have a long history and are still home to a New Zealand Naval base. It’s only a short walk to the top of North Head, featuring a disarmed military outpost and beautiful spot to watch the sunset over the Auckland skyline. We recommend stocking your RV with sheets of cardboard and to use these as sleds down the long grass verges that surround North Head.
Take a day trip (or maybe spend two…) out on the stunning Waiheke Island and enjoy the culinary delights at one of the island’s many vineyards. Ferries leave frequently from the inner city Ferry Terminal building and head directly to the island. Once on Waiheke you have the option of making your way about on public transport or hiring a bike to conduct your own two wheeled tour. An afternoon of wine tasting and delicious food is easily organised with the island featuring Cablebay, Mudbrick, Kenny Point and Te Wahu vineyards. Guided tours around the island are also available.
Rugged West Coast Beaches
Forty minutes from central Auckland is the wild West Coast featuring a number of beautiful black sand beaches well worth exploring during your time in Auckland. For the surfers in your party, Bethells beach, Piha, and Muriwai are home to some of the best breaks within an hour of the city. See the great Albatross perched high above the ocean on rugged cliff tops and the resident Gannet colony enjoying the view from a rocky outcrop. Always take care when entering the water - not all of these beaches are manned by surf life guards all year round - the ocean is dangerous, make sure you swim with a buddy, tell someone where you are going and swim to the conditions - if in doubt, do not go out!
Campervan driving in New Zealand - tips and tricks
The warmer summer months in New Zealand from December through until February/March are generally the busiest time on New Zealand roads and when the most care must be taken when travelling from place to place. Motorhome hire can be challenging during the Kiwi summer due to popularity, however, NZ Motorhome Rentals pulls together the most up to date camper availability and price data for our customers to review.
NZ Motorhome Rentals recommends keeping the following steps in mind whilst out on the roads in New Zealand enjoying your RV rental vacation:
- Review the New Zealand road code: the road code sets out the clear expectations for users sharing the road in New Zealand to ensure the safety of your friends and whanau (whanau, pronounced ‘pha-no’, meaning family in Maori);
- Stick to the left hand side of the road (the centre line should always be to the right side of the motorhome driver) and, of course, always wear your seat belts whilst operating your motorhome rental;
- Take it easy: reduce the pace and sense of urgency when travelling in your RV from place and place. Make sure you actively monitor your speed, there is a zero tolerance approach to excessive speed and endangering other road users in New Zealand;
- Look for and drive in accordance with recommended speed indicators: corners in New Zealand roads feature large reflective recommended speed signs setting out the speed rating for the particular corner, remember you’re operating a larger vehicle so stick to the recommended speeds and keep your family and friends safe;
- Use your mirrors to see what’s going on behind you: if you notice a number of cars starting to build up behind your campervan as you weave on often turn heavy NZ roads then find the next safest spot to pull over and let all of the traffic pass, you’ll make everyone's day!
If you require additional information whilst in New Zealand and prefer speaking to a human then there are over 100 iSite information centres located all over New Zealand. Simply drop into one of these centres and the friendly knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to assist you with any questions you might have regarding road use or New Zealand in general. At NZ Motorhome Rentals, we're here to help you whether that be with a nz motorhome rental, queenstown motorhome rental, christchurch campervan rental or one of our other 10 NZ pick up locations.
The Māori name for Auckland is Tāmaki (pronounced ‘ta-mah-key’). Among the many versions is Tāmaki-makau-rau (Tāmaki of a hundred lovers), referring to the desirable, fertile site at the hub of a network of waterways taking travellers north, south, east or west. For centuries different groups of people flourished, cohabited and displaced each other in turn in the Auckland region.
Auckland - Cape Reinga: 421 km / 262 mi
Auckland - Hamilton: 125 km / 78 mi
Auckland - Hastings: 431 km / 268 mi
Auckland - New Plymouth: 359 km / 223 mi
Auckland - Rotorua: 228 km / 142 mi
Auckland - Tauranga: 203 km / 126 mi
NZ Motorhome Rentals Top 10 Auckland Region Attractions
#1 Sky Tower
Along with being an iconic feature of Auckland’s skyline, the Sky Tower is the tallest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Fine diners, adventurous bungy jumpers and travellers wanting to catch some of the best panoramas of the city are among those attracted to this stunning architectural landmark.
#2 Mt Eden (Maungawhau)
Auckland’s highest natural point, Mt Eden (also known by the Māori name Maungawhau) is a dormant volcanic cone that rises 196 metres (643 feet) above sea level. An astonishing bowl-like crater with a depth of 50 metres (160 feet), it is as much a part of the summit’s appeal as the spectacular 360-degree city panoramas on show.
#3 One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie)
One Tree Hill is a 182-metre (597-foot) volcano which serves as an important memorial place for Māori and other New Zealanders. Maungakiekie, or the ‘mountain of the kiekie vine’, was home to the largest indigenous pā (defensive settlement site) pre-European colonisation. A 30-metre (100-foot) tall stone obelisk was also erected on top of the summit to mark Auckland’s centenary commemorations in 1940.
#4 Waiheke Island
Take a 40-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland to reach the ever so popular Waiheke Island. The island is situated on the Hauraki Gulf and has a length of 19 kilometres (12 miles). Visitors are drawn to this local gem because of its famous vineyards, picturesque beaches and wondrous natural landscapes.
#5 Piha Beach
Located just west of Auckland, the black-sand Piha Beach is famous for its strong surf conditions and breathtakingly rugged scenery. Landscape photographers are particularly drawn to the beach’s Lion Rock and its surrounding Maori carvings. Film buffs will also know the picturesque beach for its cameo in movies like the 1993 feature drama The Piano.
#6 Tiritiri Matangi Island
If you love nature and wildlife, a visit to Tiritiri Matangi Island is a must. The island, which can be reached from Auckland city via ferry, is a wildlife sanctuary for threatened and endangered native birds and reptile species. After a brief introductory walk from a local ranger on arrival, visitors are welcome to partake in guided walks or simply explore the surrounding tracks and beaches on their own.
#7 Shakespear Regional Park
Located at the tip of the Whangaparoa Peninsula, 50 kilometres (31.1 miles) north of central Auckland, Shakespear Regional Park is the most visited and accessible open sanctuary in the region. With a strong focus on conservation and farming, the park provides a pest-free habitat for endangered wildlife — to an extent that dogs and other pets aren’t permitted in it.
#8 Rangitoto Island
Having come into existence approximately 600 years ago, Rangitoto Island is Auckland’s youngest volcano. Wherever there is a view of the Hauraki Gulf, you’ll be able to sight Rangitoto summit — you could say it’s a bit of a local icon because of its prominence. The island is a popular hiking destination as well as being a much-adored spot for kayakers and boaties.
The seaside suburb of Devonport is wont to attract history buffs, beach lovers, maritime enthusiasts and budding foodies keen to try out some of its buzzing cafes and eateries. A 12-minute ferry ride from the city is all it takes to reach this North Shore gem; this ease of access makes Devonport a favourite day trip destination for both locals and visitors.
#10 Mission Bay
Mission Bay is located quite close to Auckland’s central business district on Tamaki Drive. Aucklanders are particularly drawn to the local beach because it is so close to the city. Mission Bay is also loved for its cafes and restaurants, plus the picturesque park that lies right on the beach’s doorstep.
Auckland Campervan Adventure Blog
Auckland is a spectacular city, the beating heart of commercial New Zealand and the first stop for many a Kiwi adventure. With so much to see and do we thought it was about time we fire up an NZ Motorhome Rentals blog space and from time to time share with you a select few of our favourite travel partners that will serve to enhance your Auckland experience!
Want to see and stay on the stunning Waiheke Island? Then Sealink is your go to for all your transport needs! SeaLink is Auckland’s only drive on link to Waiheke and Great Barrier Islands. With our safe, comfortable ferries and the convenience of a drive on, drive off service, we’ll help you make the most of these two unique destinations on the Hauraki Gulf.
SeaLink’s Waiheke Island services depart from Half Moon Bay in East Auckland up to 13 times daily, and Wynyard Quarter, Auckland City with daily departures. Relax over lunch in a vineyard, taste the island-grown olive oil, plunge into the clear blue waters or soak up the sunshine on the beaches.
SeaLink departs for Great Barrier Island from Wynyard Quarter, Auckland Central almost daily in the high season and 3 days a week over the low season. With more than 100km of walking tracks, stunning beaches and breathtaking scenery everywhere you look, you’ll be amazed at what’s on offer on ‘The Barrier’.
When you’re travelling with a motorhome and can show your motorhome rental agreement or NZ motor caravan association membership at check-in, we have a special fare for just $331.00 return for the motorhome and two passengers to Waiheke (terms and conditions apply).
For the adrenaline junkie in all of us!
Take your New Zealand campervan adventure to the next and challenge yourself to take a jump with Skydive Auckland. Skydive Auckland provides thrill seekers with the option to jump from heights of 9,000ft (25 second freefall), 13,000ft (45 second freefall), 16,000ft (60 seconds of freefall) or 20,000ft! 20,000ft being the highest tandem skydive experience available in New Zealand with a freefall time of 85 glorious seconds over the stunning city of Auckland.
Know that you're in the safest of hands - your skydive and your safety are of utmost importance to the crew at SkyDive Auckland.
Skydive Auckland is a reputable provider and has a number of highly qualified experienced skydive professionals to assist you with your jump on the day. Some of Skydive Auckland’s jump instructors have over of 14,000 jumps to their names!
Visit their website for more information.
The Citywalks World global network spans several countries and continents. As big advocates of the best way to explore being slow and steady by foot (to take your time, apply presence of mind to soak up the sights and sounds) we are proud to put forward Citywalks World.
Not only are there immediate health benefits of getting your walk on but with the help of a knowledgeable Citywalks World tour guide, you’ll be enjoying all of the sights and sounds of the city you’re exploring in no time!
With locations including Auckland, Wellington, Taupo, Tauranga and one of New Zealand’s Great Walks - The Tongariro Crossing, look up Citywalks World during your time travelling NZ to make sure you see it all.
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