New Zealand Motorhome and Campervan Holidays
Motorhome rental holidays in New Zealand
Visit New Zealand – Self Drive Holidays New Zealand
New Zealand Facts
New Zealand is a small country, similar in size to Great Britain or Japan. With a population of only four million people it’s also gloriously uncrowded. The best time for a motorhome holiday is from November to March with January and February being the warmest months.
New Zealand is packed with things to do. The hardest part of planning your self drive motorhome holiday will be deciding what to do first and where to go. Exploring New Zealand’s magnificent landscape and coastline in a rental motorhome tops the list for many. Motorhome rental New Zealand
If adventure is your game, there’s a long list of thrilling activities to get your blood racing. Or if it’s a relaxing holiday you’re after, hot pools, vineyards and cultural attractions will keep you entertained.
New Zealand Culture
The culture of New Zealand is largely inherited from British and European custom, interwoven with Maori and Polynesian tradition. An isolated Pacific Island nation.
New Zealand’s indigenous Maori people have a unique and fascinating language and culture, which plays a major role in New Zealand life. No visit to New Zealand would be complete without experiencing the culture, traditions or activities of the Maori people.
Climate and Weather
New Zealand has mild temperatures, moderately high rainfall, and many hours of sunshine.
While the far north has subtropical weather during summer, and inland alpine areas of the South Island can be as cold as -10°C (14°F) in winter, most of the country lies close to the coast, which means mild temperatures.
The average New Zealand temperature decreases as you travel south. January and February are the warmest months, and July is the coldest month of the year. In summer, the average maximum temperature ranges between 20-30ºC (70-90°F) and in winter between 10-15ºC (50-60°F).
Driving a motorhome in New Zealand
In New Zealnd you drive on the left-hand-side of the road. If you’re used to driving in the city, you should take care when driving on New Zealand’s open country roads. They have a good motorway system but weather extremes, the terrain and narrow secondary roads and bridges require drivers to be very vigilant.
Don’t underestimate driving times in a motorhome. Although distances may seem short, New Zealand roads often include hilly, narrow or winding terrain, which slow down your journey, watch out for single-lane bridges.
International Driving Licences and Permits
You can legally drive in New Zealand for up to 12 months if you have either a current driver’s licence from your home country or an International Driving Permit (IDP). After 12 months you are required to convert to a New Zealand licence. This applies to each visit to New Zealand.
In New Zealand all drivers, including visitors from other countries, must carry their licence or permit at all times when driving. You will only be able to drive the same types of vehicles you are licensed to drive in your home country. The common legal age to rent a car in New Zealand is 21 years.
Book your motorhome in Advance
Quite obviously the number of campervans and motorhomes available in New Zealand is limited. This is really popular way to visit the island so don’t wait until the very last moment to book it. Most popular vehicles are booked 2-6 months in advance. So if you really wish to have a motorhome holiday in New Zealand, you should bear it in mind.
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