6-Berth Volkswagen Crafter
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If planning this type of trip, you will need to pay the cost of the ferry. Our support team can help with your booking.
Additional one-way fees may apply. The comparison tool will automatically factor this into your total.
If you wish to go freedom camping in New Zealand, your vehicle must be self-contained and certified.
This means you must be able to live in the vehicle for 3 days without needing additional water or needing to dump the waste.
In addition, the vehicle must have:
The vehicle must have been checked by a qualified officer to ensure that it meets these requirements. Self-contained motorhomes have a sticker displayed on the vehicle proving their certification.
New Zealand has plenty of options for camping available. These range from privately owned holiday parks to DOC (Department of Conservation) campsites.
A stay at a holiday 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, rubbish bins and communal kitchen facilities in some cases.
There are a number of pet-friendly campervan rental companies in New Zealand that allow you to travel with your dog or cat. Approval must be obtained in advance and this will usually incur a fee to cover the extra cleaning cost. Contact our support team to check if it’s possible to take a pet on board a specific vehicle.
At the northwestern tip of Northland’s Aupouri peninsula, the Tasman Sea confronts the Pacific Ocean in a feisty show of duelling tides and swirling currents. It’s not technically the most northerly point in New Zealand, but it is the most northerly you’re likely to be able to access – the Surville Cliffs, 18.6 miles to the east, are a closed scientific reserve.
Known to the Maori as the ‘leaping off place of spirits’, an 800-year-old pohutukawa tree is said to serve as a conduit for the dead to the underworld. The lighthouse at Cape Reinga was built and lit in 1941 and automated in 1987, providing for the title of the last watched lighthouse in New Zealand.
Located two hours south from Auckland, the Alexander family sheep and beef farm near the small agricultural town of Matamata in the Waikato region was chosen by director Sir Peter Jackson in 1998 to serve as ‘Hobbiton’ and today, the resultant movie set is open for guided tours (duration – two hours, must be pre-booked).
Built a full year before the filming of Fellowship of the Ring, the set was used again for The Hobbit trilogy in 2011. The New Zealand Army provided equipment to build a road to the site. A crew constructed 37 hobbit holes initially for the first movie (there are now 44). The set includes the Green Dragon Inn, where themed food and beverages are available for sale.