Whenever you are choosing to visit a vast country such as New Zealand, there is only one way for you to travel! That way is in a camper van! The best thing about travelling in a camper van is that you have everything you need; accommodation and transport. It is a great way to travel on a budget and also to plan your spending because all of the main expenses are paid for even before you set off. If you are looking for Campervan hire in the Auckland region then you will find a wide variety of options to choose from, the industry is booming right now so the choices on offer are amazing!
So deciding to take a camper van to explore New Zealand is a simple option. The next thing you need to do is follow these simple tips to make sure you choose the right camper van and are well prepared.
What license do you need?
I can tell you all you need to know about this. If you have a full driver’s license, not a provisional one, that is still valid then you will be able to legally drive a camper van. If you come from a country where English is not used on official documents then you will need to bring an official translation along with you. If you have an international driving license then you can use that as well. Make sure that you check everything is in order before you arrive, a simple error at this stage could ruin the whole holiday.
The age limits
The driving age in New Zealand is quite low in comparison to the rest of the world, so it is nearly always the case that you will be of legal age to drive. Where as in Australia the driving age is 21, in New Zealand it is 16! So if you are coming from Europe you will definitely be old enough to be behind the wheel of a camper van.
Do you need insurance?
Some people don’t even think about the option of travel insurance, they just assume they won’t need it. I personally think it is essential for everyone to have their own personal travel insurance before they head off in a camper van around New Zealand. Get in contact with this company to check what insurance is on offer and you will know if it’s a good idea to purchase extra.