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What to pack for New Zealand in winter?

Hot pools, cosy cafes, and snow-capped mountains, wintertime in New Zealand is incredible. To make the most of it however, you’ll have to come prepared. That means packing the right gear for the conditions. No matter what is on your itinerary, there are some essentials that you are going to need. Here’s our list of…

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Is Wild Camping legal in New Zealand?

There’s no better way to fully experience a country than by camping your way through it. You’ll see more scenery, meet more people, and witness more wildlife than you ever would staying in hotels or motels. Everything you see and experience along the way will all add up to an unforgettable experience. What’s even better…

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Self-Contained vs Non-Self-Contained Campervans

The difference Between Self-Contained and Non-Self-Contained Campervans What type of campervan should you rent out when traveling in New Zealand? Should you go for a self-contained campervan, with all its bells and whistles? Or should you opt for a more compact, non-self-contained vehicle? We want you to make an informed choice, so here are the…

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Campervan NZ Tips for Travelling with Friends

Campervanning across New Zealand is a wonderful  way to explore the beautiful landscape of the Land of The Long White Cloud. While there have been heaps of articles and advice on travelling alone, plenty of guides on taking romantic trips; there hasn’t been many articles written about Campervan NZ tips on travelling with friends. We’ve…

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Easy Campervan Cooking Ideas – Pt 1

If you’re intending to travel in and around New Zealand in one of our Campervan Rentals, you may not always have a vast choice when it comes to foods to choose from. We’ve taken the time to put to together a few meal ideas that you’ll be able to make on your gas cooker while…

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A Guide to Freedom Camping in New Zealand

The great outdoors, off the beaten track, the road less travelled, are all synonymous with the adventurous appeal of Freedom Camping. Like the ‘ultimate outdoor adventure’; how amazing does spending the night under the stars, cradled by the sounds of nature, and waking up to a brand new million-dollar view every day sound? Pretty amazing…

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Driving on New Zealand Roads

Going on a campervan trip is super exciting, but first, you have to be familiar with driving on New Zealand roads. Here are a few things to keep in mind when driving in NZ: NZ has plenty of roads We have around 100,000 kilometers of roads in fact. Here you’ll find state highway networks or…

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Is It Safe To Sleep In A Campervan in New Zealand?

Many first-time travellers often ask: “Is it safe to sleep in a campervan while travelling in New Zealand?” The answer is: of course! Campervans are specially equipped to keep you secure and comfortable during your trip around this beautiful country. And if the increasing number of campervan travellers is any indication, sleeping in a campervan…

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Tips for hiring a campervan in New Zealand

Hiring a campervan is one of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of New Zealand. It’s an absolute blast to drive around the country and explore its wonders at your own pace. Want to make the most out of your campervan rental? Here some of our top campervan hire tips on how to maximise…

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Campervan travel on a budget

Don’t let budget compromise your experience in New Zealand. With a bit of planning and local knowledge you can enjoy this wonderful country in all its beauty with Escape Rentals campervan. Not convinced? Here’s a few reasons to consider when choosing to travel by campervan when on a budget: You have the freedom to explore…