Sunday, 14 October 2012

Christchurch to Auckland: See NZ on the cheap

Campervan suppliers often face the dilemma of needing vehicles relocated- and their dilemma presents customers with an opportunity to travel cheaply!

Have a look at this page- Amongst the general earlybird deals are a number of deals for one-way travel between Christchurch and Auckland. There are a variety of suppliers and vehicles with this deal, so have a look around for the one which suits you.

A trip between Christchurch and Auckland is ripe with opportunity for exploration! You could visit the deep south before heading north- the student city of Dunedin and the stunning Fiordland National Park are both south of Christchurch, as well as Queenstown, the Adventure Capital.

Fiordland National Park
by Matthew Hunt Flickr Creative Commons

 The Wild West Coast is a very scenic way of heading North, or should you choose the East coast, you can visit watch whales and dolphins in Kaikoura. Picton is where the ferry crossings take place, and it is a gorgeous little town set in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. This is a wine-soaked area, so be sure to visit a winery or two, and assign a sober driver for the van!

Once across Cook Strait, the North Island sprawls above you. A great place to visit is  sunny Hawkes Bay and its Art-Deco city of Napier. Also a must-see is the Central Plateau which is easy to detour to no matter which route you take up the island. Located between State Highways 1 and 4, this area is home to 3 magnificent mountains- Ruapehu, Ngaruahoe and Tongariro. There are 2 skifields on Mount Ruapehu. Not far from the mountains is Lake Taupo and the lakeside city with the same name. This is a fun place to stop for watersports, lakeside cafes and great views!

Mount Ruapehu
by Abaconda Flickr Creative Commons


The Coromandel Peninsula is another playground for holidaymakers. Just south of Auckland, this peninsula is full of beaches, friendly beach towns, forests and campgrounds. Check out Cathedral Cove near Hahei, a gorgeous spot only accessible by foot, where the beginning scenes of the second Narnia film were shot.

If you have time to spare, the north of Auckland is known for great weather, great beaches and a completely laid-back pace of life, so head up there for a relaxing end to your road trip.

Have a look at Motorhome Road Trip for more ideas for trips in New Zealand and all over the world!




Monday, 12 December 2011

Coastal Summer Campervan Holiday in New Zealand - 15% off!

Mount Manganui


For those last minute planners, you can still get deals on a campervan trip this Summer in New Zealand. Book any Budget campers by 31st December 2011 for travel between 10th January 2012 and 31st March 2012 and get 15% off base rental rates.

If you're stuck on ideas, you could spend the summer travelling the East Coast of New Zealand! Starting in either Christchurch or Auckland, spend time in the Bay of Plenty. Mount Maunganui , famous with surfers is a great summer beach town, compared to Australia's Manly or Bondi. Reach the slightly more unpopulated East cape or head straight for Gisbourne, another popular surfing spot. Lay on the pebble beach at Napier and walk the art deco housed streets. Take the ferry across the strait into the pristine Queen Charlotte sound then have lunch in a winery near Nelson or Blenheim.  Head further down the coast to Kaikoura where you'll hopefully be able to spot a dolphin or even a whale but definitely a seal!

National Tobacco Company Ltd building in Napier, New Zealand
Kaikoura whalewatching



Book this Campervan deal here before the 31st December!

PROMO CODE: 15OFFSUMMER
Valid from 07-Nov-2011 to 31-Dec-2011

Coupon Terms and Conditions
1. Applies to new bookings only made by 31st December 2011.
2. Subject to availability at all times.
3. Travel must be made between 10th January 2012 and 31st March 2012.
4. May be combined with other specials.
5. Normal terms and conditions apply.

Southland and Otago Campervan Holiday - 15% off base rental rates!

Cape Saunders, Dunedin
Book any Spaceships vehicle by 31st January 2012 for travel from 1st April 2012 to 31st October 2012 and get 15% off base rental rates.

MoerakiBouldersSunriseHave an Otago and Southland campervan holiday next year. All Aussies love the New Zealand Bluff Oysters and here you'll be able to eat them fresh daily! New Zealand’s first university city, Dunedin, is memorable for its historical architecture. It is regarded to be one of the best preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere. Many Dunedin buildings date back to the gold rush. First Church, University of Otago’s clock tower, Larnach’s castle and Otago Boys High School were built in the late 1800s, and Dunedin railway station was completed in 1906. This region is rich in gold mining history – try your luck with a gold pan! Otago Peninsula - with an albatross colony at Taiaroa Head, and populations of rare yellow-eyed penguins and fur seals - is a hub for sustainability and nature-based activities. From Bluff, visitors can catch a ferry to New Zealand’s third island, Stewart Island - a haven for native bird life and one of the only places in New Zealand where you can readily see kiwi in their natural habitat.  Southland region has many diverse hiking routes from short walks to multi-day treks. The Moeraki Boulders - very large spherical stones - are near Oamuru and a special place to visit.



Larnach Castle, Dunedin
PROMO CODE: EBD15OFF

Valid from 01-Dec-2011 to 31-Jan-2012





Coupon Terms and Conditions
1. Applies to new bookings only made between 2nd December 2011 and 31st January 2012.
2. Subject to availability at all times.
3. Travel must commence and be completed between 1st April 2012 and 31st October 2012.
4. Normal terms and conditions apply.

Deep South New Zealand Campervan - one day FREE!

Lake Hawea, New Zealand

Fly into Christchurch next winter and Book any Pacific Horizon vehicle for 7 to 9 days with travel dates between 1st April 2012 and 31st October 2012 and you will get 1 of those days for free! Booking must be made by 25th October 2012.

Franz Josef Glacier
Take a road trip in the deep south of New Zealand next winter and wake up surrounded by snow while still being cosy in your campervan. Take your camper van from Christchurch and head West to see evidence of the ice age, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Take in the beautiful lakes like Hawea and Wanaka as you head towards Wanaka town. A ski town perfect for a nights rest before heading up Cardrona, powdery slopes with spectacular views. Have a mulled wine in the historic Cardrona hotel before returning to your cosy camper. Head over to queenstown through the crown range or around it passing through the quaint town of Cromwell. Queenstown, a pretty lakeside resort town perfect for a cullinary delight a spot of shopping or ease of access to more remarkable ski slopes.  Head deeper south to Lake Manapouri  and the Fiordland national Park. You will discover why so many Aussies love their holidays in New Zealand. 

Book this campervan deal here!


PROMO CODE: SPLW01
Valid from 01-Nov-2011 to 25-Oct-2012

Coupon Terms and Conditions
1. Subject to availability at all times
2. All rentals must commence and be completed between 1st April 2012 and 31st October 2012.
3. If the All-Inclusive option or additional insurance is taken then the associated daily charges are payable on all days including the free days
4. This offer can not be used in conjunction with any other offers or Group Discounts.
5. Applies to new bookings only.
6. All bookings must be made before 25th October 2012
7. Minimum hire is 7 days
8. Where the booking crosses a rate period Free of Charge days are to be taken at lowest daily rate.
9. Normal terms and conditions apply.


Campervan Bay of Islands this Summer - get 10% off base rental rates

Cape Reinga

Book one of Backpacker sleepervans by 31st December 2011 for travel between 10th January 2012 and 31st March 2012 and get 10% off base rental rates. 

Get 10% off a beautiful summer holiday in New Zealand this Summer. Book before 31st December and you can explore New Zealand in the warm sunny summer! Be sure to take a ride to the Bay of Islands. Exactly like it's name, this area consists of many islands and beautiful places to park the campervan where you can be surrounded by sparkling waters and may even see a dolphin or two. Take a trip on a dolphin explorer boat and the captain will take you to where the dolphins are. Stop in on pristine Island beaches and take walks through the native bush. Visit Russel, the first capital of New Zealand and a quaint town where gifts can be bought and delights eaten. Paihia a lovely beach side town and Keri keri a place to relax are both must sees on your campervan trip. Take another drive and head all the way North, passing many beautiful beaches, to reach Cape Reinga, the tip of the country. 


Bay of Islands


Use PROMO CODE: 10OFFSUMMER
Valid from 07-Nov-2011 to 31-Dec-2011




Coupon Terms and Conditions

1. Applies to new bookings only made by 31st December 2011.
2. Subject to availability at all times.
3. Travel must be made between 10th January 2012 and 31st March 2012.
4. May be combined with other specials.
5. Normal terms and conditions apply.






Find more great deals here!

Campervan Marlborough - 10% off base rental rates plus FREE ferry for vehicle and FREE one way fee!

Tory Channel, Marlborough Sounds


Book any Apollo vehicles for one way rental from Christchurch to Auckland and get 10% off base rental rates plus FREE ferry for vehicle and FREE one way fee. Please note travel must commence and be completed between 1st September 2012 and 31st October 2012.


What a deal! and time to visit the beautiful Marlborough Region. With so many award winning vineyards the drive from Christchurch to Marlborough will be highly anticipated. But be sure to stop off at Hamner Springs, a hot pool heaven.  Head for Picton  and Nelson, both beautiful towns surrounded by pretty coasts and delicious vineyards where you can have a long spring lunch among the vines. Take a walk in Abel Tasman Park around Golden Bay, a spectacular beach scenery and mellow walk.   Sail on the ferry through the breathtaking Queen Charlotte Sound over to Wellington where Art and culture will meet you. An incredible museum, Te Papa awaits you as well as delicious coffee.  Head north to Auckland stopping off  in the thermal regions for a healing bathe in the thermal waters .

Farewell spitMarlborough vineyard

Use the PROMO CODE: APNZFF
Valid from 11-Dec-2011 to 31-Oct-2012


Book this campervan deal here!


Coupon Terms and Conditions
1. Only applies to NEW bookings.
2. Subject to availability at all times based on fleet capacity assigned to the special.
3. Travel must commence and be completed between 1st September 2012 and 31st October 2012.
4. This offer is only valid for one way rentals from Christchurch to Auckland.
5. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with other special offers, early bird offers or be combined to receive long term discount rates.
6. Free Ferry includes vehicle only.
7. One way fee of $250 will be waived.
8. Ferry crossing date must be listed on booking.
9. Normal terms & conditions, payment conditions and cancellation fees apply.


Find more Amazing Campervan deals here!

7 days Free Campervan Hire!

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Hire any Alpha campervan for Pick Up and Drop Off in Auckland or Christchurch for 14 days and get an additional 7 days for FREE! Travel must commence and be completed between 1 April and 31 October 2012.

Why not Fly into Auckland from Aussie and take 3 weeks to travel down through the beautiful scenery of New Zealand. Start exploring in Auckalnd, a city of 60 extinct volcanoes. Visit Kelly Tarltons- an underwater world of sharks, penguins and other fish life, go up the skytower, jump the harbour bridge or go for a surf on the rugged West Coast. Head down south to Rotorua, stopping in at Matamata, also known as Hobbiton or home to Frodo and Sam.  Go zorbing or luging in Rotorua and then bathe in the thermal healing waters of Taupo.  With many other exciting things to do and beautiful scenery to be seen you'll be glad you've got the campervan for three weeks!


PROMO CODE: UNIT01A
Valid from 01-Jun-2009 to 31-Jul-2012




Coupon Terms and Conditions
1. Offer is subject to availability.
2. Offer applies to new bookings made on this website only.Bookings must be made by 31 July 2012
3. All pick ups and drop offs must be made at Alpha depots in Auckland or Christchurch.
4. One way travel between Auckland and Christchurch is permitted subject to normal minimum hire conditions and fees.
5. For ever additional paid 2 days hire over 3 weeks (21 days) a further free day will apply.
6. Where hires fall over two different rate periods the free days will be calculated on a pro rata basis over both periods.
7. The offer is not available in conjunction with Long Term Hire Rates.
8. Normal published Gross Rates inclusive of GST will apply to all paid days.
9. Insurance is not included if Standard Rates are used and normal insurance charges will apply to the entire period of the hire.
10. If All Inclusive rates are used, all free days will be charge an additional NZ$45 per day to cover All Inclusive Rate inclusions.
11. This offer may not be used in conjunction with other special offers or discounted rates.
12. Standard Alpha Terms and Conditions will apply.
13. Terms and Conditions of booking on this website will apply.
14. All bookings must be requested by selecting this option and the corresponding CODE to be eligible for this special offer.

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