So you’re thinking of a motorhome trip in New Zealand? Good choice! Here are some of the best reasons to explore NZ on an epic road-trip…



New Zealand is a country of breath taking landscapes, diverse wildlife, incredible beaches and lakes and numerous outdoor activities. Exploring this stunning country in a motorhome is a dream come true for many travellers. The freedom and flexibility that motorhome travel offers can’t be beaten. If you’re considering hiring a motorhome in New Zealand here are some reasons to help you make the choice to book your trip today!



Scenic Drives

New Zealand is renowned for its picturesque drives, and motorhome travel is the best way to experience them. The South Island’s Southern Scenic Route, North Island’s Forgotten World Highway, the Thermal Explorer Highway, and the legendary Milford Road are just a few examples of scenic routes that will leave you in awe. These drives take you through majestic mountains, lush forests, and along the pristine coastline New Zealand is so well known for.


Freedom Camping

One of the biggest advantages of motorhome travel in New Zealand is the freedom to camp in many beautiful and remote locations and hiring a campervan from Roam means you are in a fully self-contained vehicle giving you access to more locations to camp. New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DOC) provides a list of designated camping areas, allowing you to immerse yourself in nature without the constraints of traditional accommodation.

Check out the links for more information on where to freedom camp in your luxury Roam motorhome…


Incredible Campsites

If you prefer a more structured camping experience, New Zealand offers a plethora of well-equipped campgrounds for you to park your motorhome. From basic facilities in serene settings to holiday parks with all the amenities you need, you can choose the level of comfort that suits you. Some campgrounds even have thermal pools, adding a unique touch to your stay. Check out the Top 10 Holiday Park list and be amazed at what is on offer.


Wildlife Encounters

New Zealand is a biodiversity hotspot, and motorhome travel provides ample opportunities for wildlife encounters. Visit the Otago Peninsula to spot rare yellow-eyed penguins, take a whale-watching tour in Kaikoura, or explore the bird-filled rainforests of the West Coast and Central North Island. You can add one of our Bird Watchers Fun Packs to your booking, which gives you a pair of binoculars to spot our native species and a book on the birds you will see in New Zealand.
Don’t forget to keep your camera at the ready as you will be sure to be amazed at the wildlife you encounter along your campervan road trip!


Cultural Experiences

While enjoying the natural wonders of New Zealand, take time to explore the rich Maori culture. Visit a marae (meeting grounds), experience a traditional hangi feast, or learn about the indigenous history of the land. The Waitangi Treaty Grounds in the far North and Te Papa Tongarewa Museum in Wellington are excellent places to start your learning journey on the history of our country.



New Zealand’s beaches are quite literally stunning! From wild West Coast beaches with their rugged yet beautiful scenery to the more sedate East Coast, we have a beach to suit every kind of traveller. Explore the Moeraki Boulders on the beach near Dunedin, or relax with a more tropical beach like Maitai Bay in the North. Most of our gorgeous beaches have campsites either on the beachfront or within a short distance. Book a paddle board fun pack to go with your Roam motorhome hire and get out onto the water. You will be spoilt for choice if you love the ocean!


Outdoor Adventures

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, New Zealand is where you need to be. It is a paradise for adventure seekers. Hiking and bushwalks pepper the country, both North and South Islands and range from short, easy hikes to multi day adventures! Adventure travel is your thing? Go bungee jumping in Queenstown or white water rafting in Taupo! Love mountain biking? Pick from the many trails on offer and add a bike to your booking, we have both e-bikes and mountain bikes available to rent with your motorhome. There’s something for everyone if you love the great outdoors. Motorhome travel allows you to transport all your gear conveniently, making it easier to embark on these thrilling escapades .



New Zealand’s low light pollution and clear skies make it a prime destination for stargazing. While on your motorhome journey, take a trip to Tekapo to visit one of the least light polluted places in the world. With your self-contained Roam motorhome you will be able to park in remote campsites to experience the visual wonder of the stars like you have never seen before. Turn off your lights, and gaze up at the Southern Hemisphere’s dazzling night sky. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the Southern Lights, the Aurora Australis.


Friendly Locals

Last but certainly not least, New Zealanders, or “Kiwis,” as we are affectionally called are known for warm hospitality and friendliness. Don’t hesitate to strike up conversations with locals, ask for travel tips, or share stories around a campfire. Their insights and welcoming nature will enrich your motorhome adventure and may just have you never wanting to leave our beautiful country!


Motorhome travel in New Zealand offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience the country’s natural beauty, culture, and adventure. From the stunning landscapes to the friendly locals, this journey will leave you with cherished memories that will last a lifetime. So, book with us today, then pack your bags, hit the open road, and embark on an unforgettable motorhome adventure in the Land of the Long White Cloud!



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *