Since April this year, the long-awaited travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand has finally arrived, and Aussies are heading to NZ for their first international holiday in almost a year. Caravan and campervan hiring platform Camplify has already seen a huge uptake in bookings by Australians visiting our neighbours across the Tasman.
Camplify has rounded up some of New Zealand’s most unique caravans, campervans and motorhomes to inspire your next road trip.
Juno – Hamilton
Juno is a 2019 Volkswagen Crafter and one saucy mama. Brand spanking new and ready for your next off grid adventure. He’s 100% handcrafted and has all the boujie knick knacks to fulfill your wildest #vanlife dreams. Juno has been made from some of the finest timbers with no expense spared. From his large fridge/freezer (complete with ice trays to help you create the perfect evening cocktail) to his outdoor hammock and super luxe memory foam bedding, Juno will welcome you home with open arms after a long day of exploring.
Bernie – Auckland
Bernie is a 2011 Volkswagen Crafter and one laid back individual. He’s essentially the motorised lovechild of a handcrafted Canadian cabin and Coromandel beach shack - think rustic vibes mixed with fresh coastal touches. That being said, Bernie is strong, stylish, large and in charge - with all the trimmings to match. From his large fridge/freezer (complete with ice trays to help you create the perfect evening cocktail) to his outdoor hammock and super luxe memory foam bedding, Bernie will welcome you home with open arms after a long day of exploring.
Flash Dog – New Plymouth
A very comfortable drive, where you have everything you would need. This van boasts two large double beds with quality linen provided (drop down hydraulic bed). It is kitted out with a diesel heater for colder nights and air conditioning for summer evenings. This motorhome comes complete with a bathroom and shower. It has a large 130l fridge and solar panels, meaning you don't need to plug in at a campsite.
Kiwi Burrow – Tauranga
Kiwi Explorer is a family run business operating from the sunny Bay of Plenty in the North Island of NZ. This beautiful Talvor motorhome is 6 berth with two queen beds and one double bed, a wrap around lounge in the rear to enjoy those amazing views which converts to a large dining area that will seat 6 easily. The kitchen has a microwave, cooker, fridge/freezer, sink and lots of bench space. Complete with a bathroom and shower and solar power, this van has everything you could possibly need for your next trip. Enjoy the benefits of heating, skylights, LED lighting, extractor fan and fly screens for your comfort. The vehicle is fitted with a new 'Pioneer' stereo radio and CD player with bluetooth connectivity so you can connect 2 devices for hands free calls and music, smart sync with your music, maps and more and it is iphone and android compatible.
Hopara – Mount Maunganui
This incredibly unique ‘tear-drop camper’ has everything you need for your next road trip and nothing of the things that you don’t. This minimalistic camper has a fully fitted kitchen, a double bed and loads of other amazing extras. An adventure in this smart camper will be one you will never forget!
Wooden Cabin Style Camper – Christchurch
The beautifully converted Wood Cabin Style Camper is just what you need for an off-grid journey. The owners of this van spent 5 months creating this masterpiece to ensure you have everything you need to live from the road. With stylish wooden interior and all the creature comforts of your own place, this campervan will be your home away from home.
Stan the Starcraft – Tauranga
Stan the Starcraft is loaded with everything you need to get away, whether it’s a few days at the Lake or a few weeks down the coast. Skip the hassle and stress and hitch up Stan for a break. He is lightweight but packs all the punches! Featuring a fridge/freezer, air con/heating, outdoor stereo, bunks, ensuite and Webber BBQ.
Helga The Hiace – Mount Eden
This modern camper has been designed with space and comfort in mind. With a bright wooden interior and the addition of fairy lights and organic cotton sheets, make this van an Instagrammers dream.
Swift Escape – Taranaki
For your next family getaway you must try the Swift Escape! This luxurious motorhome comfortably sleeps 4 and comes with everything you need to hit the road. Fitted with an indoor toilet and shower, full kitchen, dining table and awning for outdoor entertaining. Everything you need for a family holiday is inside this home on wheels.
Bonzo – Auckland
This boutique camper is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also cosy and practical. The Instagrammable interior of this van is something you need to see for yourself, the perfect vehicle for your summer road trip.
Clyde The Caravan – Tauranga
If you are looking for the chicest van that you have ever laid eyes on, then look no further than Clyde The Caravan. Clyde’s stunning and modern interior coupled with the incredible use of space makes living from the road an absolute breeze.
Silver liner #2 – Christchurch
The quirky Silver Liner has spared no expense to ensure your New Zealand road trip is one you will cherish forever. This van features a memory foam double mattress, dining table and a fully fitted kitchen. What more could you want for your next getaway?