New Zealand is an excellent destination for families who want to go on a campervan adventure. A motorhome can offer comfort and fun for children as well as their parents, and you're sure to spend plenty of quality time together on your self-drive holiday. Looking for the perfect campervan? We have tips to help you find a great camper for your family.
Remember that everyone must have a comfortable seat with a seatbelt while the vehicle is in motion. If you are traveling with smaller children, look for a campervan that has passenger seats directly behind the driver's cabin. This way, you won't need to move to the main cab to attend to the children.
In New Zealand, children under 8 years old must travel with a child restraint. Make sure the campervan you choose has anchor points for a baby or booster seat. If you don't have your own, most motorhome hire operators offer child seats for rent or included in the rental package.
You'll want to make sure you have comfortable sleeping space for everyone. There are some campervans that have a safety net for the overhead bed that can be useful for younger children. You can also look for a motorhome with a double bed that can be set up into two singles.
Whether you're singing along with the radio or counting blue cars or watching the scenery, it's always best to find something that will entertain the entire family. There are campervans that have LCD TVs or just portable DVD players so the smaller children can watch their favorite movies while you drive.
You might want to look for a self-contained motorhome that already has a shower and toilet so you don't have to worry about making too many pit stops. Just tick off the “Only Show with Toilet/Shower” option when you use the Quote Calculator.
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