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Here you will find our Frequently Asked Questions page (as well as some bonus top driving a motorhome in New Zealand tips). If after perusing this page your question remains unanswered please refer to the contact us page.
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NZ Motorhome Rentals Top Campervan Driving Tips
#1 Book your New Zealand Motorhome early
As the New Zealand based campervans are snapped up by holiday makers, many motorhome suppliers increase their prices. So to ensure best value for money we recommend you book your motorhome as early as possible.
#2 Maintain flexibility with dates
Occasionally, the difference between a good rate and a great rate on your rental campervan can be picking up and returning your motorhome a day earlier or later. We recommend doing your research and being mindful that beginning or ending your motorhome adventure on a New Zealand public holiday will likely limit availability of campervans and increase the cost of motorhome hire.
#3 Do your due diligence and test the rate for alternative pick-up and drop-off locations
The best availability for campervan hire in New Zealand is in the main centres of Auckland and Christchurch due to larger fleets at these locations. In smaller New Zealand towns with campervan availability, there is a lower degree of competition and in effect higher prices.
#4 Read and then re-read your supplier’s terms and conditions
Ensure that you read (in sufficient detail) the terms and conditions of your motorhome supplier and your rental agreement. Each individual motorhome supplier has a different policy on insurance requirements, how deposits are handled, specific travel ranges within New Zealand and a multitude of other important items for you to consider.
#5 Have your license translated into English
If you are from a non-English speaking country then be sure to have a version of your licence translated to English on hand or an International Driving Permit (IDP).
#6 Expect to find New Zealand’s data dead zones
New Zealand has a number of data dead zones where there simply is no cell phone coverage. So we recommend taking the opportunity to soak up the serenity and an absence of notifications without adding a dose of extreme stress and doubt about where you are – download your Google maps and ensure that you have a paper map on hand!
#7 Campervan travel takes time – allow for that
New Zealand features a number of winding very scenic roads – you’ll want to take the time to enjoy the scenery whilst on route to your attractions and camp grounds. You’ll also be driving a larger heavier vehicle so allow time to take it slow.
Remember, if there is traffic building behind you whilst you’re operating your hire motorhome on New Zealand roads, pull over and allow the traffic to pass by. We recommend checking out the Driving In New Zealand Guide.