Campervan Travel in New Zealand
Self-driving is the best way to see New Zealand.
Having a vehicle in New Zealand means you have the freedom to visit places anywhere you like.
A campervan gives you the options to get off the beaten track as well. So long as your camper has self-containment with the likes of house battery to run lights, gas to run heaters, hot water and of course toilet facilities it is a great way to see New Zealand and to get away from the hassle of the main tourist spots.
So why not camp down by a lake and try some fishing or on a beach or river bank and really enjoy the real side of new Zealand that a lot of people just do not get to see.
New Zealand has many beautiful out of the way spots that you can cruise out and really take your time to enjoy.
Below are some itineraries that you might want to follow to help plan your next trip http://www.nzonline.org.nz/nzo/itineraries
Campervans are made for likes of New Zealand. It seems as though every other vehicle in New Zealand is a camper so there is plenty of like-minded people on the road that will give you advice on where they have been and what great spots they have managed to find.
Every town, national park, beach and tourist attraction has a campsite nearby. You won't have a problem finding accommodation if you have a campervan to stay in.
Natural beauty is all over New Zealand, so we say split the trip between the North and South Island over say a 3 to 4 week trip. This will give you plenty of time to really discover New Zealand and its interesting people.
The driving in New Zealand is relatively easy. The roads aren't overly busy and traffic is minimal as a rule, if you are outside the big cities that is.
Note that in New Zealand we drive on the left-hand side of the road so the simple rule to remember is to always keep left and to make sure when you are out on the open road where there is no traffic to always remember to keep left. This can be the time without other traffic to follow that you can forget to be on the left hand side of the road. So get a GPS and have the person you are travelling with help you with directions so you can focus on the driving.
Check out our website for whatever camper will suit your needs and book early to get the best deal.