Campervan hire in New Zealand is big business. That means a wide range of campervan rental companies competing for your money. That also means the monotonous task of comparison shopping to find a campervan to suit your unique situation.
Because hiring a campervan is such a big investment, both monetary
and comfort wise, it's important to see how the campervan rental
companies stack up against each other.
Why is one $1,200 and
the other $2,600? For the same thing! That's what you're up against when
visiting the websites of each company. It's about that time you slump
back in your chair, look at the ceiling and say, "I hate my life. Shoot
me, somebody. Please!!!" Kind of dampens the enthusiasm doesn't it?
That's why Rotorua Travel Secrets has teamed up with DriveNow, a car hire and campervan rental comparison website. DriveNow slices and dices the information to give you:
Over and above this, DriveNow also promises to beat any cheaper price you find online - by 10%. Ha, how can you lose?
Included for comparison are the brands Maui, Kea, Britz, Mighty, Alpha, United, Jucy and Lucky. All well-known brand names, if not in your country, most certainly in ours.
DriveNow makes it easy to compare companies offering campervan hire in New Zealand, well, it's never easy, easy, but it sure beats visiting each and every website, taking copious notes - indecipherable at times - and driving yourself insane in the process. This way is much better. Only a slight touch of insanity, I promise.
Use the form below if you feel inspired and want to get stuck in and kick that job to the kerb now, otherwise read on.
Each company can be viewed on its own, along with current promotions, if any. By inputting travel dates and pick up, drop off points, all available vehicles are laid out in table format. A glance is all it takes to decide whether the offer requires a further click to learn more.
Use DriveNow's Travel Guide to help with your planning process and don't forget to make use of the online help facility. Personally, I've found them very useful.
You'll find that campervans are picked up from the main centres of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown, dependent on your touchdown point in New Zealand.
Brushed up on what you need to know for driving in New Zealand yet?
The Interislander Ferry service runs daily between Wellington and Picton taking about 3 hours to complete the crossing.
Unlike rental cars, all campervans and motorhomes can undertake the crossing.
One good thing about the crossing is, you don't have to drive and can actually relax for a change. Explore the ferry if you don't want to rest. Have something to eat, relax with a drink (non-alcoholic for the driver) at the bar. Check out the shop or watch the kiddies play in special areas.
Once you've had enough of that, venture out on deck. Dolphins and other marine life might decide to grace you with their presence. Now there's a zen-like interlude.
To top it off? Stunning views of both islands. Perfect photo opportunities you won't want to miss out on.
Any number of free travel apps will find you somewhere to park up for the night, places to visit, walks to take, even where rubbish bins are located. Technology!
Now you're all set. If you didn't carry out a comparison search earlier, take the opportunity to do so now.
Once that's done, come back here and check out what you can do in the Motorhome Friendly Town of Rotorua. You are calling in I hope? You better! ;)