Freedom camping is generally permitted but there are restrictions on where you can freedom camp, this does vary between each council district. Pay attention to NO camping signs that prohibit Freedom Camping. Assume Nothing and Ask a local if you are not sure. Experience New Zealand by camping responsibly, this means leaving no trace of your visit, most towns have recycling bins and there is a large number of dump stations throughout New Zealand for emptying toilet and grey water. There are plenty of convenient public facilities in New Zealand – camping responsibly is not using the New Zealand bush as a toilet.
Website Links For Camping Information
Must Have New Zealand Camping Apps
The Department of Conservation (DOC) manages more than 200 campsites throughout New Zealand in some of the most stunning locations that New Zealand has to offer.
Bookings are required for all serviced campsites and for some Scenic and Standard campsite in peak season. Most bookings can be made at booking.doc.govt.nz or at a DOC Visitor Centre.
New Zealand is dotted with Holiday Parks offering a wide range of facilities. If you are a relative newcomer to campervans and motorhomes, Holiday parks are a nice easy introduction to a travelling lifestyle. A lot of campgrounds have excellent facilities and activities for young families which can be a welcome break from Freedom Camping.
Remember to book well in advance for any campground in New Zealand, particularly in peak season as this is the traditional exodus of Kiwis flocking from the cities to beaches and campgrounds.
Holiday Accommodation Parks Association of New Zealand website
We love just popping into campgrounds we haven’t tried before, winging it is okay if you have plenty of time for Tiki Touring. If you are on a tight time frame, here is a list of Family Campgrounds New Zealand Wide:
Yes. Nomad Campervans has a responsibility to protect the New Zealand environment. All of our vehicles for rental hire are certified to New Zealand Standard NZS 5465:2001
Campervan Hire commences from the day of pick up to the day of drop off inclusive. Hire charges are based on a daily cost calculated from the day of pick up as day one to drop off as the last day.
The minimum hire age is 18 years old. Driver must hold a valid drivers licence in English. Insurance conditions apply.
Driver(s) must hold a valid drivers licence in English. A learners license or any probationary licence Will Not be Accepted. If your license is not in English, then you will need an International Drivers License or a Certified Translation of your Driver Licence.
There is no charge to nominate an extra driver. A second driver is a good safety measure, particularly as New Zealand roads can be quite challenging. Driving whilst fatigued is heavily discouraged in New Zealand.
We have depots in Auckland and Christchurch. To keep our operating cost’s down we would prefer the vehicle was returned to the same depot address from where it was collected. It is possible to pickup in Auckland and drop off in Christchurch. However, this service is season and demand dependant. Please refer to the One-way hire section or send us an enquiry for arrangement.
All of our vehicles are groomed prior to your pickup and provided with fresh linen. To avoid a cleaning surcharge you should return the vehicle in the same condition as when you picked it up.
We advise you to make a reservation prior to travelling to New Zealand. There are significant benefits to making your reservation early when the best and widest choice of vehicles are available and at early bird pricing.
Talk to us first. As we have vehicles moving between Auckland and Christchurch we may have a relocation offer available. Switching your arrival destination from Auckland to Christchurch and travelling back to Auckland could save you some money. Ask us how?
To secure your booking a $300 NZD deposit is required.
The following Cancellation Policy applies unless other arrangements are negotiated between Nomad Campervans and the hirer. Fees in Percentage of Gross Rates if you cancel your booking:
If the vehicle is returned early it must be by arrangement with Nomad Campervans and returned to the same location. Unless approved by management NO REFUND
Road User Charges are a levy by the New Zealand Transport Agency on all diesel vehicles. The Hirer is liable for NZD $6.70 per 100 kilometres travelled for all diesel vehicles. Road User Charges will be calculated at the end of the hire and are payable to the Operator. NZTA RUC link for more information
After some Nomad Campervan extras? The following items are available to hire on a first come basis.
The Hirer has the option of purchasing a daily Excess Reduction Option to reduce the Standard Excess payable by the Hirer. Nomad Campervans offer three levels of Excess Reduction Options over the Standard Insurance. The Hirer may choose Kick Start, Over the Hump or Piece of Mind options for Excess Reduction Cover coverage of the vehicle. For full disclosure please refer to Nomad Campervans Terms and Conditions.
Yes. The following credit cards are accepted: Visa and Mastercard. A 2% administration fee applies to credit card transactions.
Yes. Avoid credit card transaction fees and pay by Bitcoin. You will need to note this request on your booking for further instructions.