Why would anyone consider a New Zealand Motorhome travel in Winter? Well, in parts of New Zealand, you actually can and should. From May each year, motorhome prices plummet! And in winter there’s the added attraction of snow-capped mountains, crisp blue sky and far fewer people to contend with. New Zealand has a high quality of motorhome parks, the majority of which provide power points. Plus, most camping sites provide excellent cooking facilities and shower blocks.
New Zealand Motorhome travel in Winter – Choosing a quality vehicle
Handy Hint: In winter, it’s absolutely essential to get a quality state-of-the-art motorhome. The rates are low anyway so you can afford to splash out to get those double insulated windows and a great heating system. Believe me it is absolutely worth it to be warm on our cold winter nights.
New Zealand Motorhome travel in Winter – Winter sports
The beautiful West Coast of the South Island has the best weather during the winter months. And there is no better time to see the glaciers and rainforest. Plus you’ll get to enjoy winter activities like skiing, snowshoeing, glacier walks, glacier helicoper rides. See, you’re halfway there already.
New Zealand Motorhome travel in Winter – Winter wonderland
New Zealand Motorhome travel in Winter will reveal the most amazing winter wonderlands. And it’s not just about snow and glaciers. Visitors may be surprised to learn that there are a some beautiful hot water beaches in the Coromandel Region – perfect after a long drive.
New Zealand Motorhome travel in Winter – Vineyards to visit in Winter
Now in the winter, quite a few of New Zealand’s vineyards close, but many are open all year around. Now this is a great experience to include in any itinerary.
Because there are few visitors around, its so easy to relax and explore quaint historic towns.
New Zealand Motorhome travel in Winter – Travelling safely
Another Handy Hint: If you’re a skiing fanatic and this is all you want to do, you might want to rent a 4WD. Many of our ski fields are accessed by driving on twisting gravelly roads. Most motorhome companies will not permit entry to these. (However, shuttle bus services to ski fields are provided.)
Chains may be required in some areas – if so, do familiarise yourself with how to fit them and when it is the right time to remove them. Remember, Kiwis are used to this stuff so don’t be afraid to ask the locals. We love helping!
Helpful New Zealand travel links
- Best way to plan a holiday to New Zealand
- Clothing for travelling New Zealand
- What is the best time to visit New Zealand
- Getting around New Zealand (car, coach, flights)
- Other travel hints for New Zealand
Happy travelling New Zealand in the winter season!