Volkswagen T5 2 berth campervan, optional Intenze hard shell Armadillo roof top tent providing another 2 sleeping berths. A perfect compact campervan for travelling and experiencing New Zealand on a budget. Suitable for two adults and two children. Full-width double bed in the main cabin for adults and a comfortable sleeping mattress in the roof tent for the children. The roof tent can accommodate adults; rather on the cosy side, but a lovely way to wake up to a New Zealand summer morning.
Optional hammock slides into passenger cabin for a fifth berth, suitable for a child only.
The interior and cooking facilities are a vastly different configuration to the traditional L-shaped campervan kitchen with single divans. Instead, you have the option of leaving the bed down permanently – beats packing and unpacking between night/day mode hands down! Perfect for couple’s travelling from one campsite to another.
Cooking and washing up facilities are accessed by a slide out drawer underneath the bed frame. Rear tail gate opens to provide some overhead shelter if required or ask for our optional rear awning tent which doubles as a privacy room. It’s always nice to have that feeling of extra space.
There are pros and cons when comparing a sleepervan to the traditional hightop or pop-top camper. When the New Zealand summer is in full swing, cooking outdoors is just the very essence of travelling through New Zealand. Right up there with fishing, experiencing the outdoors at any opportunity is a favourite pastime of New Zealanders.
The flip side of a sleepervan is you don’t have the headroom when standing up. This doesn’t really factor into the travel plans unless you strike rough weather and then the hightop comes into its own.
A full-width RocknRoll bed doubles up as a three person seat during the day. Seatbelts are three full diagonal belts.
The vehicle is set up with split charging and a leisure battery for a portable 12v chest fridge. Pretty handy when travelling, but do consider if you are travelling with more than two adults space will be at a premium. Your amount and size of luggage will determine what additional extras you can take on your travel adventure. Or as Kiwi’s like to call it a ‘Tiki Tour’ (Kiwi Slang – taking the scenic route)
Note: The Roof tent material is 320D Oxford Polyester rip-stop material and suitable for most New Zealand summer conditions. It is not designed to withstand heavy torrential rain or tropical cyclones that occasionally pass over New Zealand.
No smoking or pets allowed.
Not to be driven on the following roads.
* Skippers Road (Queenstown)
** Ninety Mile Beach (Northland)
*** Ball Hut Road (Mt Cook