Tuesday, May 21, 2013

My campervan road trip at New Zealand

In few days time I will be embarking on a campervan road trip at New Zealand. The land of the long white clouds has been a dream campervan destination for me. This journey has been in the planning for almost a year, after all the hunting for cheap airfare, the right time to take leave, to coincide with my children school holiday, find the best campervan hiring deal and the planning.May happens to be last month of autumn and many camperver rental companies offer low season prices, some give as much as 50% discount compared to prices in summer, which is consider peak season for the industry.

Initially I looked for the lowest price for cameprvan hiring, but then I found out that the cheaper campervans are mostly equipped for the warmer season only. With the colder season, you will need one with proper insulation and equipped with a gas/diesel heater, otherwise it will be too cold live in! Then there is question of camping site. In NZ, there are sites which are on public land, gazetted for wild camping and free of charge. The condition is that the camper must self contained, with waste water holding tank and sewage holding tank, it must also carries a certification sticker to shows that it is licensed to camp at these gazetted public campsite.

I booked a Koru 6 berths camper for my family of 5. This will be our home for the 10 days journey there!

The all important sticker if you planned to camp on public land gazetted for camping

Since the destination of my flight at Auckland, my road trip will be on the north island. I planned to explore the southern part first and then travel up to the north and then back to Auckland complete the journey, 10 days in all. I will strive to update as much as possible when on my road trip there.


Anonymous said...

i'm anxious to get a full trip report on your return back...
enjoy it with your family & have a safe journey

Azman said...

wow, have a nice and safe trip.
how much do you pay for the campervan rental??

Anonymous said...

Good Bro. I've been to NZ both island beautiful country and really make you peace of mind. Look foward to hear from you soon..

TJ Chang said...

It has been a fantastic roadtrip at nz, unfortunately i was unable to provide any update on the road due to sparse 3G coverage and my incompetence with touch screen keyboard on my tablet. Oh how i longed for a real keyboard and mouse! Today is my last day at nz, once i am back i will be able to post all my photos with a real computer!

Anonymous said...

Sweet as! i love taking a campervan for a good road trip as well :)

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