You can now rent campervans in Aotearoa for $29 a day!

Publish Date
Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 10:53PM
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We can't travel overseas, so you may as well travel your beautiful backyard on the cheap!

Before Covid-19, campervan hires could cost hundreds of dollars a night - often making them not as cost effective for locals, but now that's changed.

With international tourism dead because of border closure and about 2500 of its motorhomes sitting idle across the country, Tourism Holdings is offering Kiwis a three or more day holiday from $29 a day!

The deal, which needs to be booked in the next eight weeks, includes Queens Birthday weekend, Labour weekend and the July and September school holidays.

The initiative will hopefully enable Kiwis to have a well-deserved holiday and support regional communities and small businesses feeling the pain of reduced visits from international visitors and local travellers.

The offer represents a 35-40 per cent discount on usual winter campervan rates and a 65-70 per cent decrease on September school holiday to October end rates. Rates range from $29-$69 a day and vehicles can be booked now with a $1 deposit.

The company is also offering discounts at its cave tourism hotspot the Waitomo Group of visitor attractions.

So who's up for a roadie?!