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21. Posted by backpackblogger (Budding Member 58 posts) 1y

The recommendation I got before going to NZ was to do the trip opposite to most travellers for the best deals. My partner and I started in Christchurch, got a van directly from another backpacker, and sold it in Auckland after putting it on gumtree within 24 hours.

Hope that helps!

22. Posted by therook (Budding Member 37 posts) 1y

This last post is incredibly true. They even have ridiculously priced car and van rentals moving them between cities (always north). Check Trade Me for private dealers and beware the sketchy car lots that look like all their cars were stolen!

23. Posted by Borisborough (Respected Member 443 posts) 1y

Several of the big rental companies actually ask drivers to drive some of their camper-vans from Christchurch, over on the ferry to Auckland over a period of no longer than three days for free around Easter time. Not great if you want to explore the country but still a useful way to get from Chch to Akld.

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