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Road Restrictions in New Zealand

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Whilst we are all for adventure and getting out to explore, there are a few roads that we don’t allow our campers to travel on, for safety reasons.

Campervans can only be driven on sealed/bitumen or well-maintained roads. The only exceptions to this are well-maintained access roads of less than twelve kilometres to recognised campgrounds and major tourist attractions.

Should you wish to travel on an unsealed road that is greater than twelve kilometres in length to access a recognised campground special permission can be arranged pending road conditions, weather and distance. Please contact your Booking Host to discuss. Vehicles shall not be driven on:

  • Skippers Road (Queenstown)
  • Crown Range Road (Queenstown)
  • Ball Hut Road (Mt. Cook)
  • Ninety Mile Beach (Northland)
  • North of Colville Township (Coromandel Peninsula)

Vehicles are not permitted on all ski field access roads in both the North and South Islands from 01 June to 31 October. This means you cannot drive your vehicle up to a ski field car park and/or any part of the access road to the ski field.

You will be responsible for all damage if travelling on these roads.

Should you breach the road restriction rules by taking a vehicle on a restricted road, a fee of $300 on each occasion that is identified will apply.

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