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Where to buy van in NZ

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1. Posted by loz1982 (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!


I'm arriving in NZ soon. Where's the best place to buy a van? Auckland seems obvious, but is it more expensive to buy here? Best way to go about it?

Also, I have a two year working visa, but apparently can only drive for one year. I will have snowboard and surf board (hence why I need a van) - any suggestions on ways to get round this? Do you have to purchase insurance like you do in the UK? Any help much appreciated. THANKS!!

2. Posted by Beau (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi Loz
There is a backpackers car market on East St off K road in Auckland, but if you want a better class of vehicle try the second hand car sales at the bottom of St Georges Bay Road at the bottom of Parnel Hill. There is a also a car Market at Ellerslie Park on Sunday mornings. Would your Surf Board fit in an estate car, as this would be a lot cheaper than a van. We saw lots of Vehicles for sale as we drove around NZ and better prices than you have to pay in Auckland, but without transport how do you get to see them. have fun.

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3915 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

also try noticeboards in internet cafes and hostels; and try