From glaciers and mountain ranges to stunning coastline and winding country roads, New Zealand is a great destination to explore with a campervan. VroomVroomVroom can help you find campervan rentals in locations around the country, including popular depots in Auckland and Christchurch.
If you are new to driving a campervan or motorhome, it can be a lot to take in. You will need to make adjustments to your driving style and think about different accommodation options. We have put together a quick guide to travelling in a campervan through New Zealand.
Campervanning around New Zealand is an extremely popular thing to do, so lucky for you, there are many camping options. If you have hired a smaller campervan that does not come with a kitchen or bathroom, you will need to be close to amenities. With this in mind, it is best to stay at a campsite or caravan park that has these options for you. There are many dotted around New Zealand especially in popular road trip destinations such as the drive from Christchurch to Queenstown, the New Zealand wine trail and the Christchurch North and South Loop. If you have a fully functioning campervan you will still need to find somewhere where you can connect to power and empty the tanks.
When temperatures fall below freezing, it it essential that your campervan is winterized. Winterizing is something that the campervan rental company will do that stops the pipes from freezing when you are on your road trip. This process includes draining the campervan of all liquid and putting through a solution of antifreeze.
Emptying waste from the vehicle is a simple process. When you pick up your rental vehicle, you will be shown the process. It involves plugging one end of the waste water hose in the campervan and the other in the dump station. If you are staying at a caravan park there may be a designated place for you to empty it.
New Zealand is the ideal location for a road trip. Whether you are a foodie or want to travel around the South Island, there is something for you. Road trips from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown are some of the most popular places to visit.