You can start and end your road trip from our base locations Auckland, Paihia (North Island) or Christchurch (South Island
) or any other domestic airport on request.
If you chose to visit both islands you can do a one-way hire; this will save you on diesel and ferry costs but most of all: Save on time so you can really explore, and not just ‘tick off’ the top tourist locations as quickly as possible. Unlike many other companies, we don’t charge you one-way fees.
AUCKLAND PICK UP
If you plan to start your motorhome hire in Auckland, handover is between 9:00 – 16:00 It will take approx one hour to familiarize you with the motorhome.
We don’t hand over your motorhome straight after arriving from a long-haul flight. Unless you are from Australia or spend holidays there first, we require an overnight rest period for your own safety and to avoid fatigue. Arriving late? Stay in one of the many Airport Accommodations available or choose for the Paihia pick up:
PAIHIA PICK UP
For an extra relaxed start of your motorhome trip, why not start from our B&B in the Bay of Islands?
We will personally collect you from Auckland Airport (or accommodation) and transfer you to Paihia. There will be ample time to discuss your itinerary over dinner with Rob and Nick, and the following morning after breakfast we will handover the motorhome. The transfer day counts as your first rental day.
We only have two rooms, if there is no room available you will sleep in your motorhome, there will always be dinner and breakfast!
Please note: Transfer from the Airport (or Aiport accommodation) from 10:00. This option is only available for flights arriving 14:00 at the latest. It takes 4 hours to get to Paihia and we want to be in time for dinner!
We recommend picking up and returning to Auckland or Paihia if you want to explore the North Island only.
Handback is on you last rental day near the airport between 9:00 to 17:00 After the formalities we will take you to the departure terminal.
Hand back the motorhome on your second to last day and stay at Baystay B&B for the last night (depending availability).
There will be ample time to tell Rob and Nick about your adventures over dinner, and the following morning (your last rental day) we personally transfer you to Auckland airport. The transfer day counts as your last rental day.
Please note: This option is only available when your flight departs 14:00 or later as this is a four-hour trip and you need to check in three hours before flight departure.
AUCKLAND TO CHRISTCHURCH ONE WAY
Once you pick up your rental motorhome in Auckland, you can meander south. Explore Thermal and Volcanic areas, forests, beaches, lakes, mountains, and lots more. Take the ferry across the Cook Strait to the South Island and continue south to Christchurch.