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Step 5 - Hire a car or camper, or take a self drive package?


Once you have decided on your travel route, it's time to decide if you are going to drive yourself in a rental car or campervan, stopping at your leisure,

To help you decide, here are our advantages and disadvantages .


Hire a car or campervan

We have toured New Zealand extensively in hire cars over the years, and can highly recommend it as a great way to see New Zealand.

If you don't mind carefully planning your trip, then touring New Zealand in a hire car or camper can be a rewarding holiday experience.

For

  • gives you the freedom to drive at your own pace, adjusting your itinerary as you go
  • you travel with your selected partners or friends
  • there is less reliance to adhere to a set timetable and those early morning starts
  • visit only those attractions that you want to see
  • book your accommodation as you go, giving you the chance to see it before you book

Against

  • fuel costs
  • the uncertainty of driving in a strange country can see you missing some of the best spots
  • peak holiday periods can lead to accommodation shortages in some locations
  • budgeting may be more difficult because you don't know your main costs up front (fuel, accommodation, meals, activities etc)
  • meals are not included

And don't forget, we offer rental cars and campervans at market leading rates. You can learn more HERE.


Still Not Sure?

The decision of whether to hire a car or camper can be confusing.

If you are having trouble deciding, we are happy to help with any questions you might have, so please don't hesitate to Contact Us.


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