Motorhomes and campervans offer the freedom to travel at your own pace, and of course you have the benefits of combining travel and accommodation in a self-drive package.

If you haven’t travelled this way before, we suggest a “trial run” in one at home before you commit to a full North and South Island tour to make sure that you are comfortable driving such a large vehicle.

We also advise you to choose a motorhome that is larger than most recommended by the operator for a certain number of people – a 4 berth, if there are two of you and a six berth for four.  This ensures you have good “personal space” and the full range of facilities needed for a comfortable holiday.

If you’re looking for tips and advice on choosing the right campervan for your trip, be sure to check out our top travel tips on our blog where you’ll find advice like our top tips for exploring New Zealand by campervan or motorhome.