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NZ Oct'06 - Campervan

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1. Posted by Nisda (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

Hi guys,

We have been holding on to this planning visiting NZ for past 2 years and hopefully we can make it this Oct if our budget enough to sustain for 3 weeks. Me and hubby plan to rent a campervan that with shower and toilet but we found the price is more expensive than the one w/o shower on it. Our problem is we do want to stay at any hotels in order to save money. We also do not want to rent a car because of food. We intend to cook ourselves as we are only eat 'halal' food so self cooking is only favour to us. Please help to give us some advise:-

1) Do we have to pay for parking our campervan at campsite? how much? and if so are they providing free shower and toilet?

2) If we just park at anywhere which "without no parking sign" are there safe for a night sleep?

3) Do we have to change our campervan from south island to north island?

4) What will be the wheather in Oct'06 and do we need to book in advance (campervan)?

Appreciate your feedback.

2. Posted by Nisda (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

Hi,

One more question? this might sound stupid (sorry) 'Do we have to discharge the waste and water from campervan toilet anywhere? And do we have to fill in the water to the toilet? As I don't think the water storage in the campervan can last for 3 weeks.

3. Posted by kiwimuzz (Budding Member 15 posts) 10y

Howdy,
Have a look at www.holidayparks.co.nz for places to park at night.
After a quick look, it seems that it will cost between 26 and 35 dollars NZ per night (at this time.)
Last time i stayed at one of these places, they had a large communal kitchen, lounge and washing/shower facilities.
I would think that a campervan would come with a list of water supply and waste disposal places.(ask the rental company).
I don't think you have to change vans between islands, but the cost of moving it over the strait might make it a good idea, (again consult the rental company.)
October is the end of winter/beginning of spring.
Parking anywhere is not strictly legal, but if you find that you are getting tired, it is always a good idea to stop and rest.(2)
Hope this helps a little.

Muzz

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 10y

Quoting kiwimuzz

I would think that a campervan would come with a list of water supply and waste disposal places.(ask the rental company).

I don't think it did when we rented one, but all "holiday parks" had an area for waste disposal and refilling the tanks. We did get detailed instructions on how to do this when we picked up the campervan.