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How to Find The Cheapest Campervan Deals in NZ

Looking at campervan deals in New Zealand, but feeling a bit overwhelmed? Don’t sweat it.

Luckily for you, we’ve done the hard work for you to take out the guesswork in finding the best deals on cheap campervan hire in NZ. We advise you what to look out for and how to find a read cheap campervan hire deal in New Zealand.

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Compare available campervan types

First thing you have to do is to identify the right vehicle for you – while it is not directly a deal – you can save a lot of money by picking the right campervan for you!

  • Station wagons: These handy vehicles are great for any group from 2-7 people, plus they’ve got the added flexibility of letting you choose if you want to sleep in the car or in tents. Hiring a station wagon often starts from $25 (WHAT A DEAL) and with all that space you can easily pick-up & drop-off travellers alonge the way – which means sharing costs on petrol and campsites!
  • Low-top, 2-berth vans: These campervans sleep up to 2 adults and have plenty of room in the back to sleep, eat and relax during your trip. They’re also a cracking option if you’re a solo traveller and will give you plenty of flexibility for cheap.
  • Hi-top, 2-3 berth vans: If you need some extra space and like some extra headroom, a Hi-top campervan is for you. 2-3 berth campervans can sleep up to 3 adults in comfort, with plenty of creature comforts like a fridge, microwave, gas stove, sink and microwave. These vans are called hi-tops because they’ve got a big compartment on top for extra headroom during the day, and it fit a single bed up there at night — so you won’t ever feel short on space.
  • Hi-top, 4-5 berth campervans: If you want maximum comfort and convenience on your road trip, one of the 4-5 berth hi-top campervans is right for you. You need a fridge? Sure thing. Microwave? Done. Gas stove? It’s in there. Solar panel? Check – well not everyone! This big boy fits up to 4 adults, or 2 adults and 3 kids. Its ideal for groups & families – especially kids love them!
  • Motorhomes: Motorhomes are pretty much like a living at home. They are massive – can fit anywhere from 2 to 6 people (depending on model) – and fit everything you would normally find in an appartment – full kitchen – full seating areas – double beds – kitchen & shower – pure luxury!

For a full variety of campervan check out our campervan hire options. It is important to make up your mind what kind of campervan or motorhome you are after so that you can look for best campervan hire deal!

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Specials, Discounts & Deal Finding Tips

  • Google – well this is a simple one – you can simply enter “campervan hire deals New Zealand”! If you got the time look at each campervan hire website and check out their deals! Campervan deals & specials change frequently so it is worth saving the website on your browser and to revisit the specials website on another date
  • Newsletters: Signing up to campervan hires newsletter is an excellent way to stay up to date with the latest deals; let them do all the work for you & simply wait for the newsletter! If you like a deal start booking your campervan adventure!
  • Social Media: All campervan companies post their deals on Facebook & Instagram – simply follow them & stay updated with the latest & greatest. Check out some specials on Instagram from campervan hire company Travellers Autobarn
  • Relocations: The cheapest way by far! Relocations basically means to drive a vehicle from point A to point B within a given time frame – often quite short! It is an excellent way to see the country on the cheap! Some relocation deals can be found here
  • Call: Sometimes the easiest way to find a deal is by simply calling the campervan hire company. Make sure you have your rough dates & locations in mind – you be surprised how quickly you can end up with a deal!

Value-adds

A lot of savings can be made by looking at value ads! While they are not technically a “deal” they will save  you a lot of money on the road – often making a real difference to your pocket prior, during or after you road trip:

  • Payment Terms: Check out the payment terms – when do you need to pay your deposit? How much is your deposit? If you can avoid paying the full amount straight away you can put your money into the bank account and earn some interest. Some companies offer BOOK NOW – PAY LATER – giving you the option to book yet not to arrange payment until close to your travel date.
  • Partnerships: Many campervan rental companies partner up with tour operators to offer their customers discounts along their road trip – kayaking, skydiving, jetboating and so on. Check out some partner deals here…
  • Campgrounds: Big one! Campsites can be quite expensive in New Zealand so ensure to find a campervan hire company who has a deal with a campground company. Travellers Autobarn partnered up with Kiwi Holiday Parks meaning you can save 10% on every camp ground night!
  • Self-Contained Campers: Self-contained campers are basically campervans fitted out with a toilet which will allow you to access campgrounds for FREE or for as little as $10/night! Check out below our section on freedom camping to find out more about it….

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Learn about freedom camping in New Zealand

One of the greatest things about campervanning in New Zealand is that there are loads of spots where you can stop and camp completely for free. There are a few rules and regulations to keep in mind, but as long as you follow the rules you can save a tonne of cash on accommodation by sticking to Department of Conservation approved campsites during your trip. What a deal!

Check out this article on freedom camping in New Zealand for more information.


Compare the cheapest deals in NZ on flights and accommodation

If you’ve made up your mind on what campervan to book, when you’ll book it and where you’ll go: great job! But you can make your dollars stretch even further still by securing a top-notch deal on flights and accommodation.

We put together a list of the best websites to compare cheap flights and accommodation in New Zealand for you to check out. This can really help you out if you’re planning something last minute, but you can also get a great deal by securing flights or hotel rooms months in advance. There are some absolutely cracking DIY travel packages you can put together to make the most of your trip.

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Hopefully now you know where you can find the cheapest campervan deals in New Zealand! If you’re having any trouble with a campervan booking through us, or if you need a hand with some more information, get in contact with us. You can use the buttons below to contact our reservations team, or call us directly on 0800 348 348 (we also have overseas contact numbers in case you’re outside New Zealand). Feel free to check the Travellers Autobarn campervan hire deals or check our our campervan deals section…




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