New Zealand – also known as the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ is experiencing a tourism boom. In 2018 3.8 million people visited the island to enjoy its many wonders. That’s a record number – and New Zealand’s upward trajectory towards becoming one of the globes hottest tourist destinations does not seem to be slowing down. The attractiveness of the country as a tourist destination is not hard to fathom. It boasts incredible natural beauty, friendly locals, great outdoor adventure activities and the rich cultural heritage of the native Maoris to explore. The challenge is just how to enjoy all that the country has to offer. This is one of the reasons that tourists are increasingly investigating Auckland campervan hire. There are numerous options for campervan hire in New Zealand’s largest city – however, how do you get the most out of your campervan hire experience?
Let’s explore some hints and tips for planning your New Zealand campervan adventure.
The first step is to pre-book your campervan. There are two seasons in New Zealand that see surging tourist numbers. The summer season (December, January, and February) and the winter season (June, July, and August) when people are fixated on skiing some of the country’s wonderful slopes. If you are planning to enjoy Auckland campervan hire during these months’ book ahead. That way you will have the peace of mind of knowing that your campervan will be waiting for you on arrival. Booking early can also provide you with the opportunity to enjoy some great discounts and special offers which Kiwi Motorhomes provides.
Secondly – make sure that you get the campervan that will suit your unique needs. Typically campervans are a tradeoff. Bigger campervans offer all the comfort and space of a home – but those models can be challenging to drive and manoeuvre. Smaller models are easier to drive – but can be cramped for larger parties. Also, decide on automatic vs manual transmission.
For those who are travelling from far off shores its a good idea to get over the jet lag hurdle before setting out on your campervan based journey of exploration (a trip to New Zealand can be a lengthy one). Prior to checking in at your Auckland campervan hire company take a day off to get your body clock ticking efficiently – and factor that day into your itinerary.
That brings us neatly to the question of your schedule.there is simply so much to see in New Zealand and so many activities to enjoy that forward planning is absolutely essential. Make sure that you have an itinerary that takes into account overnight stops – and book your space at those stops early in order to avoid disappointment. There are two apps which might make the process of booking your ideal overnight stop that much easier – Rankers and CamperMate.
Auckland campervan hire offers a way for those who want to truly immerse themselves in the wonders of New Zealand to get the most out of their trip. It offers great way to set your own pace without the stresses of a package tour – put simply, it is the most rewarding way to explore the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’.