Travel New Zealand
in a campervan
New Zealand almost feels like it was made to be explored by motorhome or campervan.
For many, it’s an essential component of a once-in-a-lifetime adventure down under.
Unsure if hiring a campervan or motorhome is for you? Read about the benefits and limitations of all modes of transport in New Zealand, including campervans, hire cars, domestic flights, trains and buses.
Plan your trip
Where to park your van
We generally recommend a combination of freedom camping and paid camping at campgrounds and holiday parks.
This affords you the best of both worlds.
Freedom camping is a great way to save money while travelling in New Zealand.
Campgrounds & holiday parks
Campgrounds and holiday parks bring comfort and security to your camping experience.
Travelling in a motorhome is great – but it’s even better when you pack a few specific items.
We’ve spoken to a wide range of experts to bring you the ultimate camper packing list!
Save money and
Choose the right camper
Picking the right campervan or motorhome rental is a big decision.
Prices, inclusions and limitations can vary significantly so it’s important you make the right choice.
Check out our favourite New Zealand campervan companies or book directly below…
Another great rental option for people 18+, Travellers Autobarn has both self-contained and non-self-contained vans.
Spaceship offers budget-friendly campervan hire from Auckland and Christchurch. Perfect for younger drivers and budget-travellers.