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New Zealand has plenty of options for camping available. These range from privately owned RV parks to DOC (Department of Conservation) campsites.
A stay at an RV park will usually cost between $30-$50 (NZD) per night, depending on the area. A stay at a DOC campsite can range from $5-$15 per person per night.
DOC campsites can be a little more basic. However, many do have amenities available. These include toilets, showers, trash bins, and communal kitchen facilities in some cases.
A night at a holiday park or campsite around Queenstown will range from $15 to $25 (NZD) for a DOC (Department of Conservation) campsite and around $20–$50 for a night at a caravan park.
Some popular caravan parks near Queenstown include Queenstown Lakeview Holiday Park, Queenstown Holiday Park Creeksyde and Arrowtown Holiday Park.
A good idea is to plan for a minimum of 7 days. However, even a 2- or 3-week road trip around the South Island will easily be filled.
Popular attractions include Mount Cook, UNESCO-designated Fiordland National Park with Milford Sound, Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier, and the adventure capital of Queenstown.
Most RV rental companies in New Zealand require the driver to be 21 years of age or older to access their full range of vehicles.
Some companies will rent to drivers between 18-21, but only certain models may be available. In those cases, additional insurance may be required.
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A smaller, family-owned camper rental company with two rental options available, Adventurer Rentals (formerly Nomad Rentals) offers an older sleepervan and a newer 2-berth hi-top. Adventurer Rentals has centers in Auckland and Christchurch and offers pickup and drop-off with its rentals.
Britz is one of the larger campervan brands, with multiple rental centers in different countries and a wide selection of vehicles. Britz maintains a fleet of newer vehicles, with campervans generally being less than 3 years old. Britz is part of the THL group, which also includes Maui, Mighty Campers, and other international motorhome rental brands.
Discover NZ is a privately owned Nelson-based motorhome rental company established in 2003 with rental centers on the North Island and South Island. The company has newer-model vehicles for groups of 2 to 6. Most are self-contained and come with some additional luxuries.
A popular campervan rental brand operating in New Zealand, Australia, and the US, Jucy offers smaller campervans (2-berth and 4-berth) and will rent to drivers over 18. While not extremely cheap, a Jucy rental comes at an attractive price for the budget traveler.
Maui is another well-known motorhome rental brand that is part of the THL group (Britz, Mighty, and other international brands). Maui specializes in larger luxury motorhomes, with all its vehicles being less than 2 years old. A Maui campervan is often a good choice for larger groups and those looking for a comfortable road trip vacation.
Mighty is another campervan rental brand that is part of the THL motorhome rental group (Britz, Maui, and other international brands). Mighty Rentals has vehicles for groups from 2 to 6. Mighty’s fleet is made up of former Britz and Maui vehicles that are considered too old to fit the main brands. It offers quality older vehicles at a cheaper price.
Nomad is a family-owned and operated campervan rental brand based in Clevedon, a rural part of NZ. The company has 2- to 5-berth vehicles available. Nomad’s vehicles are generally older and come at a budget price point.
A five-minute walk from the CBD, the Gondola affords a view from atop Bob’s Peak over the city and to several nearby mountains. Then, return downhill on the Skyline Luge in a custom cart!
Adjacent to the CBD, the town’s botanical gardens are a pleasantly landscaped retreat from the city bustle and provide opportunities to engage in disc golf, tennis, and lawn bowls. Douglas fir trees and roses are prominent features and in the winter, the ice arena is well appreciated.
Set at the base of the Coronet Ski Field, these soaking pools are a destination for you to relax after all your adventurous pursuits. Private spring-fed pools provide the chance to soak in spectacular surroundings alongside the Shotover River.
Located within the Main Town Pier, the observatory offers a view under the waters of Lake Wakatipu where inhabitants may include two species of trout, slinky long-finned eels, and diving Scaup (Black Teal) ducks.