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New Zealand Frontiers motorhomes are some of the best looking on the roads - with clients regularly telling of envious fellow travellers using other motorhome companies and wanting to know how to contact us for their next trip. Check out our vehicle image gallery here.
Click here to see our great rental rates. And remember that New Zealand Frontiers offers true zero excess insurance, and we wont charge you any mysterious 'diesel recovery tax' or for extras such as picnic tables and chairs.
View vehicle details
Want to know where the 12V power outlets are in New Zealand Frontiers motorhomes or how many donkeys are under the bonnet? It's all here on the vehicles page.
Useful links to assist you with your travel planning:
Interactive online map: option 1
Interactive online map: option 2
Check out these sites and choose your preferred online map resources to assist you with detailed planning of your trip.
New Zealand Frontiers provides detailed map books with all vehicles. You'll find that our numerous excellent designated tourist routes are shown. Research them here before you even leave home.
If you're someone who prefers the security of having a fixed itinerary provided for you, this is a wicked tool that allows you enter your trip duration and other preferences then... it tells you where to go!
Travel planning by region
Click here to discover New Zealand region by region using Tourism New Zealand's excellent regional guide that covers everything from what not to miss to how to find out about it.
DriveSafe advice for people visiting on self drive vacations
An excellent place to start your research on getting around safely without attracting the attention of any uniformed officers or newspaper editors. All New Zealand Frontiers rental packages include a copy of the local road code and links to driver familarisation videos. The Drive Safe website is a collaborative resource from the Tourism Industry and Rental Vehicle Industry and will give you a head start in your preparations for venturing out onto our scenic highways.
Driving advice for visitors
Information from the New Zealand Transport Agency for drivers visiting New Zealand.
New Zealand Road Code
Whether you're not sure if you should give way to that horse or if you're just wondering why those blue and red lights in your mirror wont go away.. you'll find it's all revealed here.
New Zealand Road Code online quiz
Test whether common sense will get you through your travels safely by answering sample questions from this study guide used by learner drivers preparing for their driving test.
New Zealand Police advice for visitors
Browse here for unbiased tips on driving for visitors from abroad, directly from the long arm of the law. They're looking for a thousand new officers too if you enjoy your time here so much that you decide to stay.
Holiday Park Directory
Your New Zealand Frontiers rental includes discounted access to the Family Parks of New Zealand chain of holiday parks (motor camps / camping grounds). With more than 30 properties throughout the country, each offers a complete range of affordable, self catering accommodation. Check them out here and even book ahead if you wish - though you'll find that it's generally not necessary.
More nationwide holiday parks and camping grounds
Holiday Accommodation Parks of New Zealand - this site contains details of a further 290 holiday parks throughout New Zealand. You'll receive a hard copy of this directory with your rental package too and can familiarise yourself in advance here.
Stay with a local
Now here's a concept.. Native Parks is a network of rural properties and businesses operated by motorhome friendly New Zealanders who, for an economical membership fee, offer you a place to overnight on your travels at no cost and without obligation. (available from New Zealand Frontiers - see also the Motorhome Parks page under Vacations in the main menu)
Overnighting on conservation land
The Department of Conservation manages over 250 vehicle accessible camping areas on conservation land throughout New Zealand for you to enjoy. Check them out here and find out what they cost to use.
Rent a local's holiday home from them
In New Zealand we call a holiday home a bach - and many Kiwis are happy to rent theirs out when they're not using it themselves. Check out this directory for an interesting opportunity to get out of your motorhome for a night or two during your travels.
Looking for a rental car prior to or after your New Zealand Frontiers motorhome vacation? Check out this company for affordable, reliable automobiles
Any good wander is enhanced by a visit to a museum or two and New Zealand has many that people rave about.. here is an ideal site to find all of them in one place. Browse by topic or locality.
A definitive guide for green-fingered travellers to spectacular gardens open for public viewing. Take time to smell the roses in the land that gave the world hebes and cabbage trees and often grows exotic plants better than where they came from.
If you've got salt in your blood this web-site will satisfy your thirst. Everything maritime from historic places and museums to defence sites and marine reserves laid out region by region.
Fishing and hunting info
The official word on freshwater sportfishing and gamebird hunting in New Zealand, including licence costs.
Want to book the Milford track or find out about safety in the mountains? Approximately 10% of New Zealand is set aside as national parks and even our cities have more parkland than any others in the world. Click here for a direct link to the government department responsible for looking after these treasures.
Guided nature walks
An option well worth considering.. taking a walk with a friendly local guide will ensure you benefit from a wealth of flora, fauna, geological and historical knowledge. New Zealand Guided Nature Walks are based in Queenstown among some of our finest hiking scenery and have been offering professionally guided walks of varying grades since 1868.
Checking out a popular event is a great way of meeting the locals on your travels - whether you want to sample the local wild foods, admire a hot air balloon festival, or cycle, kayak and run 240 kilometres across the South Island, you'll find it all at this handy site...
Another great site to find out what's going on.. the government run Eventfinder.co.nz web-site will let you know where the All Blacks are next due to thrash the opposition, when the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is next due to shatter the chandeliers or just what conferences are coming up.
National Parks: option 1
National Parks: option 2
With some of the planet's greatest scenery, New Zealand's national parks are a celebration of our geographic diversity. To decide which ones to visit, start your research at these official sources...
Department of Conservation (DOC)
The official guardians of our scenery, the Department of Conservation's own web-site provides a wealth of information from hiking trails to hunting regulations and back country safety.
Mobile phone compatibility: GSM
Mobile phone compatibility: CDMA
New Zealand has two main mobile phone network providers operating GSM and CDMA services respectively. Find out whether your bat-phone will work during your trip direct from the horse's mouth, including details of coverage, SIM card rental and wireless hotspot maps.
Mobile phone rental: option 1
Despite the increasing international portability of gizmos that you pull out of your pocket to talk to people on the other side of the planet with, phone rental is still available from Vodafone's conveniently located airport stores
Mobile phone rental: option 2
For an independent option with clear pricing plans, Phone Rental New Zealand offers a range of phone models and SIM card only options that can be arranged prior to your vacation and delivered to New Zealand Frontiers to await your arrival - often resulting in significant savings over the cost of using your own phone while abroad.
For detailed exchange rate information, useful exchange rate calculators, or just to find out how many of the local smackeroos you'll get for the contents of your piggy bank, click here and let the Bank of New Zealand's website reveal all.
Current diesel prices
Want to know where the latest and cheapest fuel prices are throughout New Zealand. It's all at this amazing, easy to use site.
Your link to the New Zealand Metservice website, for everything from current weather forecasts and three hourly reports to serious weather information including statistics, mountain and marine forecasts and severe weather warnings.
New Zealand's Quarantine Service
Wondering if you can sneak in with your camel-dung caked hiking boots? These are the guys who'll say yay or nay so where better to go for the low down on how to avoid the amorous attention of their beagles upon your arrival.
New Zealand Customs
Another site to check if you like to ensure that all bases are covered prior to leaving home. Find out what you can and what you can't bring right here.
New Zealand Immigration Department
Our government is proudly visitor friendly and you shouldn't find any obstacles standing in the way of a visit for just a few weeks - but if you are seriously organised you can check out arrival forms here, or find out whether you qualify to stay on when you fall in love with the place.
Interesting information about New Zealand:
Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand
For those seeking an encyclopedic knowledge of New Zealand... Te Ara is an online work in progress by the New Zealand Government, with volumes currently published covering Places, Earth Sea and Fire, and New Zealanders. Well worth browsing.
Dictionary of New Zealand Biography
Whether you want to read about the first person to climb Everest, split the atom or successfully campaign for women's suffrage, you'll find a rich tapestry of Kiwis lives detailed in this treasure of an official web-site.
New Zealand History Online
The name of this site speaks for itself - click here to find out what happened today in history or to browse the fascinating past of a nation that still considers itself to be young. Compiled by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage to keep the oil burning into the wee small hours.. lest we forget.
New Zealand Geographic magazine
New Zealand Frontiers proudly recommends this excellent magazine.
New Zealand's national newspaper
News, current affairs and much more ? it?s all updated hourly here in the national daily newspaper.
Having trouble with that 27 syllable Maori place name? Try this excellent translation tool... you just need to know how to break the name down into its individual words!
Thinking about giving that long lost former neighbour, relative, or drinking buddy a surprise visit while here, if they?re not still using smoke signals and haven?t gone on a Police protection program, you?ll find them in the phone book.
Whether you need a map, a statistic, or just a want to dial up a form to tell the crowd in Wellington how to run the country, this is the New Zealand Government's official website.
German language New Zealand travel publication
A useful German language on-line travel publication providing general travel news and a wide range of links to help our visitors from Germany, Switzerland and Austria with planning for your vacation.
Professional photo library of New Zealand images
New Zealand Frontiers highly recommends the Focus New Zealand Photo Library, from where many of the images shown in our galleries have been obtained.
New Zealand lies at the meeting place of two of Mother Earth's great tectonic plates. And while you're unlikely to experience an earthquake during any travels here, we have seen entire cities levelled and 100 cubic kilometre volcanic eruptions in the past. This website will show you details of significant quakes over the last few days, along with live shots of each of our four volcanoes.
The Lodge at Gold River
Laid-back Frontiersfolk Kent and Teresa O'Neill invite guests to their lodge in British Columbia to "Experience the Luxury of Roughing It" The spectacular images on their website say the rest with truley awesome accommodation awaiting your return at day's end from the guided fishing, shooting, hiking and heli-touring activities on offer.
Delightful Gloucestershire Holiday Cottage
Former 'Frontiersfolk' Karl and Jackie Price have proudly completed this luxurious barn conversion set in peaceful English countryside. Located in glorious surrounds with views to the Cotswold Hills and Malverns, on the doorstep of gentle walking paths, handy to market towns and even Stratford upon Avon and topped off with famous hospitality.
Adventure Trailers - California
New Zealand Frontiers recently had the pleasure of hosting Mario and Anne Donovan, owners of this manufacturer of camping trailers. Their great little trailers are built tough, look smart and have become market leaders to the point where this type of travel has become known by the name of their product.
Lost Campers USA - California
Budget camper rental in California. Time to travel.. time to get lost is their motto. If you've been yearning to see the land of Uncle Sam by motorhome but are put off by their supersized RV's, then check these guys out for sensible vehicles with sensible prices.
Motorhome Group - United Kingdom
United Kingdom based motorhome, campervan and RV hire agency offering nationwide campervan and motorcaravan rentals with online booking.
Shield Total Insurance - United Kingdom
A leader in insurance services to the caravan and leisure industry with over 15,000 existing clients, Shield Total Insurance offers competitive touring caravan and motorhome insurance quotes.
Chinook Tours - Alaska
Alaskan tailor made escorted or independent adventure tours operated by a very experienced and friendly guide. Useful Alaskan links and wicked oppotunities to see bears, salmon, eagles and the Northern Lights.
First Light Travel - New Zealand
An experienced company offering a range of personalised activity based options in the land which becons the active.
Hot Tubs Omarama - Mackenzie Country
Soak in your own private tub of steaming fresh mountain water while enjoying the scenery of one of New Zealand's most sparsely populated alpine regions - Omarama Hot Tubs even offer free overnighting to all New Zealand Friontiersfolk who take a dip!
Motorhome holiday park - Wanaka
Rated Qualmark 5 Star. Superior amenities include modern bathroom facilities, twin spas, sauna, communal lounge with log fire, Sky TV, Internet & BBQ pavilion set amidst acres of lawn & gardens.
Bobo Campers - South Africa
South African Motorhome rentals with buy back and organised tour options and great galleries. Offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Our fleet consists only of the latest and best rental motorhomes. Besides hire we also offer individual and group tours throughout Southern Africa.
New Zealand camping guide
The New Zealand Camping Guide is a useful, one stop site describing every legal camping area in New Zealand in an easy to navigate format
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