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Licence Requirements For Renting a Campervan in New Zealand

Campervan licence requirement

If you're renting a campervan in New Zealand, you'll need to make sure you have a valid driver's licence. If you have a standard driver's licence, you are able to drive a campervan in New Zealand. If your licence has expired, it will not be accepted at the depot.

Restrictions may apply to drivers who hold a provisional licence. Policies differ between each campervan rental company, so you will need to check the terms and conditions specific to your rental.

Can I Drive in New Zealand With My International Licence?

For renters who have a licence in a language other than English, you may also need to provide an International Driving Permit, which serves as a translation. You will need to provide the official document, copies will not be accepted.

Before you head to the depot to pick up your campervan, it is also a good idea to learn about the road rules of New Zealand. If you are travelling from a different country, you may find the laws are slightly different.

Read more about booking a campervan.


Before You Arrive at the Depot . . .

You'll need to make sure you have a valid driver's licence to rent a campervan in New Zealand. Please note that any additional drivers will also have to meet the same licence requirements.