Replies: 11 - Last Post: Nov 19, 2012 1:05 AM Last Post By: LaGataNegra
Nov 18, 2012 4:39 AM
Campervan hireHello everyone.
Just wondering if you could help us.
We go to Australia on 5th January for 4 weeks but we aren't working (we go to NZ for another 4 weeks then come back to Aus to work) however, we have been told that it is much cheaper overall to hire a campervan and it is actually what we have been looking to do at the start.
we were hoping that someone could recommend a good company for both Auz and NZ for campervans here is what we require:
- Good price
- 2 Berth
- possibly a toilet
- possibly a shower - both depending on the price
- good cooker (we have been eating out for 7 weeks and just cant face it any more - we just want to cook our own food)
- fridge or chiller (possibly a microwave)
- and just general comfort
All comments would be greatly appreciated.
Nov 18, 2012 5:09 AM
Nov 18, 2012 8:40 AM
2for NZ, a campervan can work out much more expensive than car plus small hostels, which will also meet your requirements, and be much nicer in bad weather.
www.bbh.co.nz for hostel prices and info.
Nov 18, 2012 11:19 AM
Nov 18, 2012 11:23 AM
4each to their own. However as NZ has such excellent and good value hostels I feel it is always worth pointing out as an alternative.
it's not the same everywhere, for instance for Australia I couldn't wait to get out of the hostels and loved the camping. But then it doesn't seem to rain much there. :-)
Nov 18, 2012 1:39 PM
5if u go to north island for sure check out the rain forest part very nice kauri wood product museum there. beautiful litems you will most likely never see again in your life. the facts regarding kauriu wood alone is enlightning. roads top notch. but be aware speed cameras are all over the place your credit card gets dunned if you rent a van and get flashed by camera. use the speed limit chimes to remind you i as well as cruise control.
Nov 18, 2012 3:38 PM
6The other (even cheaper) possibility for New Zealand, in summer, as it will be when you are there, is to take a small tent, and camp on fine nights. New Zealand commercial camping areas have excellent communal kitchens. When the weather is bad, use hostels.
Nov 18, 2012 4:54 PM
7You won't get a good deal on a campervan in January in Australia, and will find it very hard to get a site for thre van.
January is peak Summer holiday season in Australia, and along the entire east coast most camping grounds have long booked out. Any other time of the year, this would be a great plan. January, maybe not so.
Nov 18, 2012 6:17 PM
8Harry is right in that you won't get anywhere to park in camping grounds on the coast - however if you stay away from the coast you should be fine. As for companies - Apollo has a good range that includes motor homes with all the comforts of home.
Nov 18, 2012 8:41 PM
9Hi, I'm Anya and I work for MyDriveHoliday.com. I hope it's not too late for me to recommend our company for your convenience. MyDriveHoliday happens to offer campervan rentals both for Australia and New Zealand, and can offer a great price if you decide to hire vehicles for both trips. We work with 16 operators in Australia that can offer round trip and one way rentals in popular cities, so you have more choices depending on your needs. Simply enter your travel dates into the Quote Calculator to get and compare rates of top 2 Berth motorhomes that will suit your budget. Make sure to mention your requirements so our reps can find the best options for you, with or without shower and toilet:
possibly a toilet
possibly a shower - both depending on the price
good cooker (we have been eating out for 7 weeks and just cant face it any more - we just want to cook our own food)
fridge or chiller (possibly a microwave)
and just general comfort
We would recommend acting now, since January is a busy period and vehicles are booking out fast.
Nov 18, 2012 8:47 PM
10Tut, tut,tut Anya!! You write good English so I suppose you can also read it. Read this
Nov 19, 2012 1:05 AM
11Hi there westwood. Sorry about my post, I was genuinely trying to help and I thought that since I do work for a company who could assist, I didn't think it would be a problem. I am grateful that you pointed out my error.
I guess what I can recommend for ChelsRendle now is that you need to try looking into your rental as soon as possible, because it is a busy time. Get your itinerary together and don't be afraid about asking for a better deal. Good luck!
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