A Long NZ Vacation In A Campervan: Why You Should Do It

Visiting New Zealand is perhaps one of the best vacations you will ever have in your life. This country simply has it all – a progressive capital that should give you ample places to dine and shop, a scenic countryside, beautiful beaches, hundreds of heritage sites, countless parks and wildlife reservation areas, and many more places to see and things to experience. Your only enemy when trying to enjoy this part of the world is time because you need a lot of it to explore it fully. This is why vacationing on a campervan while in New Zealand makes sense. Here are some of the most common reasons why many people opt to stay on a campervan for extended periods of time when visiting NZ.

No need to worry where to sleep for the night


Looking for a comfortable accommodation in New Zealand can take up so much time that often times it becomes a source of stress especially during the peak season. Finding a place to sleep for the night can even disrupt your planned itinerary for the day. With a campervan you do not have to worry about any of this. You just go ahead and enjoy your day and you can be sure that when it is time to sleep you have your piece of sleeping paradise waiting for you. Imagine the freedom that can give you.

No need to worry about transportation


You can just plan ahead where you want to go and just drive there when you want to. No need to worry about bus tickets, hiring a car, or finding your way through a maze of public transportation options in a country you barely know. All you need is your GPS device and a plan where to go and what to do for every stop. You also have complete control of your time – no need to wake up early to catch a bus or a plane. This can save you from rushing your stay because of the schedule you have to follow just to catch your bus to the next destination.

You can stay in places you really like


Because you are living in a vehicle you own (talking about complete control) you can easily decide to stay in a place you really like without thinking about the extra costs you will be incurring. You can choose to stay in a campsite facility or just camp out in the wilderness or in a secluded beach and watch the sun as it sets then watch it rise again on the same exact spot the following morning.

You can carry more things around

With a campervan you are literally driving around with your “home” with all the things you might need to enjoy everything New Zealand has to offer.  You can bring with you your mountain bike for some trail excursions, your surfboard to catch some waves in a beach you discovered along your route, and other items that can enhance your vacation experience. You can never do this when you navigate the country through public transportation.




Jack Kent

About Jack Kent

Jack Kent loves the outdoors and nothing is more enjoyable than driving his Britz campervan around the North and South islands of New Zealand. When Jack isn't driving his motorhome around, he is drinking beers with his mates, mountain biking through country New Zealand and blogging about what New Zealand has to offer.

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