| Jan 18, 2017
Renting a motorhome in New Zealand is the way to go if you’re looking to explore our fair land with comfort, flexibility and the best ‘photo moments’ in mind.
Here are our top five reasons to travel in a campervan through Aotearoa.
1. Nature, right at your doorstep
One of the most magical attributes of motorhome vacationing in New Zealand is the ability to access the many and varied untouched areas that give you prime viewing for our best sunrises, sunsets and everything in between.
Along with being able to easily access and stay in picture-perfect scenery, there’s nothing quite like relaxing in the peace and quiet that your motorhome rental offers. Hotels are often in densely populated areas, creating background noise of traffic and nightlife that doesn’t particularly set you up into a holiday mode. In contrast, in your camper you will sleep soundly to the subtle chime of nature, and you’ll wake up ready to explore as you step out the door and straight into the beauty that is natural New Zealand.
Not too sure about the safety of sleeping in nature? There’s no need to worry. New Zealand is home to interesting and varied wildlife, but is free of anything harmful to humans – this includes dangerous animals and plants. You can take a hike through native bush and get your feet wet in the river, then return to your camper for a relaxing evening, confident that you and your family or friends are safe from any nasties.
2. Diversity of the drive
Where else can you choose to surf in the morning and decide to go for a late afternoon ski? New Zealand’s small yet diverse geography ensures the landscape outside your motorhome window is forever changing, with photogenic moments at every turn. Renting a motorhome in New Zealand means you don’t have to drive for hours at a time to experience all the unique sights and activities that are on offer – which allows more time for taking it all in and committing your dream holiday to memory for years to come.
3. Carefree travelling with friendly locals
We’re proud to say locals in New Zealand are more than happy to offer advice and lend a hand. Kiwis are a laid back, happy bunch, which explains why New Zealand ranked second in the ‘The Friendliest Countries in the World for Tourists’ report by the World Economic Forum.
New Zealand is also recognised as one of the safest countries to visit, and while it always pays to practice common sense when you’re travelling in any country, you can leave your worries behind as you go off the beaten track and explore till your heart's content.
4. Pick a path as you go
When you don’t have to book hotels or buy domestic flights you can be much more flexible with your itinerary to follow your whims – and the unpredictable New Zealand weather – when renting a motorhome.
You might find an unexpected destination that you love and want to explore more, or you might decide you don’t want to drive too much for that day. The ability to easily pack up and get on the road also means if you want to do more, you can, without having to make arrangements as to where you’re going. You can decide as you go, it’s all up to you.
5. Bang for your buck
Travelling in a motorhome is a fantastic experience that doesn’t have to cost the earth. By the time you add up the internal flights, hotel bills, the airport transfers and taxis, car rentals and eating out, you’ll find you’re better off with a motorhome. Renting a camper for your adventure also comes with a sense of ease and comfort, along with greater flexibility and choice that you just can’t put a price on.
Check out more articles on our blog to help your decision making, along with our great support centre team who can ensure you get a great deal - giving you more reasons to go on a motorhome holiday in New Zealand.