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Why Campervans Are a Great Way To Travel New Zealand

7th Mar 13

Travelling New Zealand by campervan is a great way to explore the country. Because of the beautiful landscape, the variations and unique landmarks, there's always something to see - and a new adventure just around the bend. If you're on a budget, travelling by campervan is also an extremely comfortable and affordable choice! Read on to learn more about the advantages of travelling by campervan around New Zealand.  

The scenic New Zealand landscape  

Almost one-third of the country is designated as national parkland. In New Zealand you will find white sandy beaches, turquoise blue oceans, windy black sand beaches, lush rainforests, snow-covered mountains, bubbling mud pools, rolling farmland, glaciers and more.

Travel in comfort  

An extended tour of New Zealand would normally involve booking into a number of hotels, motels and B&Bs, hiring rental cars, and rushing between destinations to make your booking times. Not to mention, lugging around your bags! Hiring a campervan allows you to travel at your own pace, with the luxury of having a single place to call home. No more worrying about packing and unpacking, looking for a place to eat or stop for a bathroom break!  

Camp where you like  

New Zealand is home to a large number of powered campsites and holiday parks. Almost every town features a place to stay - and if you go in the off season (avoiding January-March) you'll find plenty of space. Most campsites offer showers, Internet access, playgrounds, cooking facilities, power and more - for a small cost.

Alternatively, you can try freedom camping. While it is not permitted in some areas, if you find yourself between campsites overnight, you can stop by a beach, valley or scenic lookout. There are plenty of places to choose from - just check the signs and local regulations to ensure freedom camping is permitted in that particular area.  

Save on costs  

The cost of hiring a campervan is nothing compared to hiring a rental car, eating at cafés and restaurants, and checking in to a number of hotels! Campervan hire is extremely affordable - and because you have your own transport and kitchen, you can cut down on costs - saving that money for special activities like bungy jumping, river rafting or whale watching.  

Recommended spots in New Zealand  

If you're in the South Island, try the West Coast route - one of the most scenic coastal regions in New Zealand. Te Anau to Milford Sound Drive is also another beautiful route, taking you through beech trees into the meadows of Fiordland National Park, before winding down to the Sound. The Coromandel Peninsula - extending from Waihi to Port Jackson in the North Island is another beautiful drive.  

It's easy to arrange campervan hire from Sunrise Holidays. Our range of campervans will provide an affordable, comfortable solution to your travel and accommodation needs - allowing you to tour New Zealand at your own pace while enjoying the great outdoors. Take a look at our campervans we have available or contact us to make a booking for your holiday around New Zealand.

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