What to bring?
It’s a good idea to bring your belongings in soft luggage bags as they are easy to store under the seats in your motorhome. However, if you only have a hard suitcase, you can unpack your belongings into the vehicle and leave the suitcase with us.
Upon arrival you will be given a comprehensive tour of your motorhome so you can get full use of the facilities (please allow 30‐45 minutes). We’ll complete the rental agreement together and an imprint of your credit card will be taken which acts as your insurance excess & security bond. See our terms & conditions.
A current and full motor vehicle driver’s licence is required and must be produced upon vehicle collection. Should a foreign licence be in a language other than English, it must be accompanied by an International License.
For International Visitors: New Zealand has introduced an Electronic Travel Authority. If you are from a Visa Waiver country you must hold an NZeTA before you travel. Apply online here. An International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) will also be charged. Further information regarding the NZeTA and travel visa’s to New Zealand can be found here.
Pick Up/Drop Off
Our family lifestyle business is based in Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula, 2.5hrs south east of Auckland. Options for pick up and drop off are at our Whitianga depot or at Auckland, Hamilton or Tauranga Airports. We can meet you at the airport with the motorhome, just tell us what time you arrive and we’ll be there (airport delivery and collection or transfers currently incur a $100 each way fee).
If you have travelled on a long‐haul flight to reach us, please think about your safety. Reduce the tired driving risk by spending the first night in a motel or at a nearby campground and get a good night’s sleep before driving long distances. That way you’ll be able to enjoy the scenery much more. Stopping every two hours at a fuel station or scenic rest area to take some time out will make your drive a lot easier and more interesting.
We are easy to find in Whitianga, from the south simply follow the signs to the town centre and you’ll come right past us. If you are arriving from the north, head south along Albert Street, (the main shopping street) and turn right when you see the sign to Tairua or SH25. Again you’ll come right past us. You can safely leave your car parked at our depot free of charge.
To collect your vehicle, please make your way to the Airport Shopping Centre car‐park on the corner of George Bolt Memorial Drive (the main access road to the airport) and John Goulter Drive Mangere. This is a short 1.3 km journey from the terminals. When you enter the car‐park you will find the motorhome parked at the northern end by the KFC fast food store and your name will be displayed in the front window. Please note we do not have a depot or office at this location.
There is a large supermarket and other stores here where you can get supplies. You can get to the Airport Shopping Centre by cab, taxi or bus. The bright orange 380 Manukau Airporter bus travels every 15‐30 minutes from outside the airport terminal to the shopping centre. Auckland Airport pick‐ups and drop offs are only available between the hours of 10am to 3pm due to severe Auckland traffic problems outside of these hours.
Hamilton or Tauranga Airports:
For all Hamilton and Tauranga Airport pick‐ups, when you arrive please make your way out to the terminal car‐park. We will have the motorhome parked there with your name displayed in the front window. Please note we do not have a depot or office at these locations.