A camping trip in a motorhome or campervan will be an adventure of a lifetime in New Zealand.
You can hire a campervan or motorhome out of Christchurch.
You can fly or commute into Christchurch and you will be able to hire a campervan or motorhome from one of the local providers.
Check with the rental company if you want to do a one-way rental to see if that option is available, should you want to cross to Dunedin or Auckland.
Ideally, a round-trip back to Christchurch will be the cheapest option for renting a campervan or motorhome.
Be aware that freedom camping isn’t allowed when driving your campervan or motorhome in the South Island.
New Zealand passed a law banning freedom camping, so you will have to find a registered campsite to park your vehicle. Otherwise, you will risk getting a $200 fine by the local authorities.
Beware of upfront bond or insurance costs.
There are some rental companies in New Zealand that will demand an upfront bond of $7000 for renting the vehicle. Please beware that you have sufficient funds for this prior to booking your rental campervan or motorhome.
Additionally, you may need to pay for insurance that isn’t covered by your travel insurance. So please get in touch with your motorhome hiring provider to ensure that you know the exact requirements for your rental.
Please select the best campervan or motorhome for the experience that you want to have and not solely the price.
There are several campervan and motorhome rental companies that will offer different prices, but you want to pay for an experience of a lifetime. Please check reviews and know what to expect in advance. Pay more to have less hassle on your trip so you can focus on enjoying your holiday experience.
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