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5 Reasons to Rent a Campervan in New Zealand, Instead of a Car


There is always something special about holidaying in a campervan. A campervan holiday will provide you with a whole world of possibilities... with unmatchable flexibility and freedom, hit the road at your own pace, with the ease of having everything you need to be packed right into your campervan.

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Driving a campervan is not too different from driving a car, although the few differences come only as benefits for the holiday experience. Campervan holidays are an epic way to travel around New Zealand; they provide free accommodation, oodles of space for all your friends and luggage, and will take you out just that little bit further off the beaten track to explore nature at its finest.

Travel by campervan and enjoy a classic car road trip, but with so many more benefits, and spend your time taking it easy and connecting with nature on a new level.

1.Flexibility and freedom

During a campervan holiday, your campervan is both your vehicle and your accommodation. This allows you to both change and make plans without much hassle. Enjoy a structured road trip following a strict itinerary, or choose to take it slow and just follow your nose along a lazy drive - whichever you choose, it doesn't matter because you're taking your accommodation with you!

You have the ultimate power during a campervan holiday and can change your adventure based on the weather, finding your favourite spot, or wanting to wake up to that epic view! All without the hassle of unpacking and packing for a night at every place to choose to stop at.

Hiring a campervan is straightforward in the sense that you don't need a special license to drive one like you do with certain car hires, this means that you don't need to go through any loopholes to get out there on your holiday, and anyone on board of age will be able to take a turn driving!

2. Comfort and simplicity

A campervan is a home on wheels, so you really can't get much more comfortable than this! Campervans offer kitchen spaces, dining rooms, beds, and bathrooms, as well as plenty of storage. Our campervan spaces are well thought out with plenty of storage – we also provide heating, extra blankets to keep you warm in even the coldest of seasons. There is no worrying about check-in and check-out times when you have your own cosy home on wheels. Adding even more comfort to the standard car road trip, most of our campervans come with toilets – making for an adventure with fewer toilet stops – this is especially convenient for families travelling with children. This way you can spend more time exploring the road and less time stopping along the way!

Travelling in a campervan takes a lot of the complications of a standard holiday out of the equation. These holidays save the planning time it takes to find accommodation so you can get started on your holiday without the hassle.

New Zealand is incredibly well catered to campervan travels, with over 250 campsites available across the country, and many of them free – there are endless options for travelling NZ by camper. Download our thl Roadtrip App to make sure you can scope out all the best campsites along your adventure.

3. Budget

Renting a campervan essentially provides you with a whole holiday package, at one cost. Cutting out the accommodation and travel costs – campervanning is an efficient way to explore new places whilst saving money. As well as this, having the ability to prepare your own meals in your camper will also save a lot of costs that contribute to standard holiday budgets.

4. One with Nature

New Zealand has an epic array of diverse scenery. One day you could be waking up to an ocean view, and the following could be spent gazing up at giant mountains. Travelling by motorhome allows you to truly connect with nature and visit many of NZ's incredible destinations in a short amount of time. Self-contained campervans will make sure you are equipped with everything you need to go off-grid and experience the sheer beauty of New Zealand's natural environment.

5. Quality time

Campervans often range in size, from sleeping only 2 people to 6. Experience some real quality time by spending a holiday together as a group. Compared to other accommodation options, a campervan holiday will ensure everyone gets to spend quality time enjoying the adventure with each other.

No family member needs to be left behind during a campervan holiday. As our campervans are pet friendly, you can make sure the whole family gets included in spending quality time together. Your furry friend can stretch their legs and exert their energy across the many destinations you visit during your adventure. With enough space in campervans to comfortably sleep the whole family, this type of travel is perfect for making memories together.

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