Are you planning to travel via campervan through New Zealand during winter season – especially June to August? Yes, it will be cold; and it will be a lot of FUN! It is all in the preparation of your hire…
1. HEATER & POWERED CAMPSITES
Really between May to September the goal should be stay at powered campsites so that you can use the heater during the night – it is just like camping in front of a fire – however inside a van & you won’t even feel the cold. Travellers Autobarn has a partnership with Kiwi Holiday Park so you end up saving a bit too!
2. CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES
Warm slippers – thermals – thick socks – just imagine you be off skiing – you require the same clothing. A warm water bottle, as well as a decent sleeping bag, are a good idea too plus an umbrella in case of rain fall! Travellers Autobarn provides you with free heaters, water bottles as well as extra sleeping bags between May to September for free – so that’s a plus!
3. WEATHER FORECAST & SNOW CHAINS
In some areas you might require snowchains so it is best to do your research – and if required – hire on from your campervan provider on pick-up. It is also a good idea to stay flexible and keep an eye out on the weather; the sun still shines ;) An excellent weather service provider is MetService.
4. WINTER ACTIVITIES
New Zealand offers so much variety when it comes to winter – hiking, skiing, hot springs – they have it all. It is all about choosing the right activities – for skiing we recommend Coronet, Cardona, Treble Crone – of course there a lot more out there. Hot springs wise areas like Rotorua and Hammer Springs are amazing!
Bastian is the Sales & Marketing Manager here at Travellers Autobarn. He holds a Master of Commerce in Marketing and International Business Management, and 20+ years experience in campervan hire, road trips and travel.