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What To Bring On Your New Zealand Holiday

Packing for a self-drive holiday is never really a problem, but here are some reminders and a Camping Checklist from MyDriveHoliday to make sure you don't forget the essentials.

Be ready for anything

In New Zealand, you can expect the summers to be warm and the winters to be cold. However, things can change in an instant, so make sure you are prepared for this. Pack a jacket or sweater and thick socks. You may not need it, but then again, you never know. Read more about the Weather and Seasons Of New Zealand.

First Aid

This can be provided by the motorhome rental companies, but it's always safe to bring your own first aid kit, with bandages, analgesics and antibacterial creams

Don't forget your cellphone

A mobile phone will make it easy to contact the authorities or assistance in case of accidents or breakdowns. Just don't use it while driving or remember to put it on hands-free mode.

Electronic Chargers!

Remember to pack your chargers for your mobile phone, tablets, camera, MP3 players etc. To be safe, make sure your chargers have their own adaptors so you can plug them into the campervan. Travel adaptors or travel converter kits would come in handy.

No hard luggage, please!

Storage room in motorhomes are limited. Most of the time, you'll need to keep your bags under the seats so it would be best to use soft or collapsible luggage.

Cash or credit?

Keep in mind that the security bond would need to be charged from a credit card. You can use cash for other expenses, but you will present a credit card for the bond upon vehicle pick up. Don't leave home without it.

Forget about bringing your kitchen

Same for the pillows, sheets and blankets. Campervan rental operators offer these for free or for a small fee

Most of our motorhome operators in New Zealand also want to make sure you don't have to worry about too many things, so they've included camping essentials like outdoor table and chairs, snow chains and portable fans to their packages. Use our call numbers on the right to check which packages will suit you best. You can start looking for the perfect motorhome in New Zealand Campervan Hire.

And Now, The Camping Checklist. Print it out for when you're doing your packing so you have everything you'll need for a stress-free holiday.


  • Things To Pack

    A helpful list to guide you on what you need to bring for your trip

  • Clothing & Linen
  • Jumper / Sweater

  • Beach Towels

  • Thongs

  • Walking Shoes

  • Rash Guard

  • Swim Suits

  • Hat

  • Personal Things
  • Insect Repellent

  • Sunscreen

  • Analgesics

  • Antibacterial Cream

  • First Aid Kit

  • Toilet Paper

  • Soap

  • Toothpaste

  • Toiletries

  • Thread and Needles

  • Papers
  • Maps

  • Pen and Notebook

  • Books / Magazines

  • Board Games

  • Pack Of Cards

  • Electronics
  • Mobile Phone

  • Digital Camera

  • GPS

  • Portable DVD Player

  • MP3 Player

  • Batteries

  • Chargers

  • Laptop

  • Documents
  • Passport

  • Identification

  • Driver's License

  • Credit Cards

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