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All Inclusive Rates

Backed by a Total Cost Guarantee. Try finding another rental company that offers that.

At New Zealand Frontiers we’ve been around long enough to know that perfect road trips create life-long memories of freedom and adventure, not of how much they cost. We take pride in guaranteeing the cost of your holiday through our South Pacific wonderland to help keep it that way. We’ll even offer suggestions on reducing costs where possible. It’s how we do business differently. No hidden surprises. Complimentary integrity. There's no rocket science involved – it’s about treating our clients the way we like to be treated when we’re on holiday.

Rates are quoted in New Zealand dollars. Rates marked * indicate limited or no vehicle availability. Enquiries at the earliest opportunity are recommended. Rates are per calendar day, not per 24 hour period. If your rental starts at 10:00 you do not have to return your vehicle by the same time on your last day.

Rental DurationMay-Sep 2022*Oct 2022*Nov 2022*Dec 2022 thru Feb 2023*Mar 2023*Apr 2023*
5 - 9 days225325400475425335
10 - 20 days175275350425375285
21 - 27 days150260340415365275
28 - 49 days140250330405355265
50+ days135240325395340250

Rates include

  • Unlimited kilometres
  • 15% GST (goods and services tax)
  • Credit card commission charges
  • RUC (Road User Charges - misleadingly referred to as a diesel tax and charged separately by many other rental companies)
  • Complimentary insurance with a NZD$5000 excess. Zero excess insurance is available for NZD$30 per day
  • Multiple drivers (car licences and foreign licences OK - an International Driving Permit is only required if your licence is not in the English language)
  • Pre-paid access to all toll roads
  • Friendly 24 hour helpline and roadside assistance
  • Complimentary vehicle delivery to your arriving flight or any other address in the Auckland area (and other locations subject to a fee that will be clearly shown in your quote)
  • Picnic table and chairs (a necessity that rates as an optional extra with many other rental companies)
  • Rates also include toilet chemicals, a full gas bottle, snow chains and child seats (if required) cleaning fees, all the equipment and linen required for a comfortable vacation and a vehicle your fellow travellers will envy!

Total Cost Guarantee

All New Zealand Frontiers quotes are backed by a 'Total Cost Guarantee' - something no other rental company offers. No fancy automated quote generators that use dynamic rates and leave out half the items your rental needs. If your reservation is the same as detailed in your quote request, and providing you meet all our General Terms of Trade during your travels, your quote will represent the total that you will pay for your rental. You'll even find your rental package includes complimented extras like GPS navigation and a picnic table with chairs. Personalised service backed by an honest smile. It's why New Zealand Frontiers has been reviewed so favourably, without exception, since day one.

Motorhome rental companies in New Zealand routinely employ airline tactics to leave key items out of their headline rates. You'll commonly pay extra for road user charges and tolls, credit card fees, tyre chains, toilet chemicals and even vehicle drop off and cleaning fees. Not to mention the exorbitant insurance charges and significant bond processing fees that are now often used to boost revenue.

Your quote may not cover any speeding tickets you manage to collect during your travels, and if you decide to extend your rental you'll probably have calculated that the extra cost will be the last thing you'll remember. But you won't be pressured to upgrade upon arrival or charged for damage caused by the previous hirer upon your return. At New Zealand Frontiers your satisfaction and our reputation are more important to us than transferring your every dime into our bank account.

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Personalised, obligation-free quotes

New Zealand Frontiers would be delighted to provide you with a prompt and accurate costing of any motorhome vacation you may be considering. Quotes even include tips on reducing the cost per day of your rental where possible.

A typical nationwide road trip around New Zealand covers over 4000km and suggesting that you confine travel to a few regions where time is clearly limited can significantly reduce damage to your pocket. Amending the itinerary of your dream motorhome road trip where time permits may avoid one way hire fees. Extending your rental by a day or two to qualify for a long hire discount may reduce the daily rental rate or even the overall cost.

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IMPORTANT! Covid-19 Advice

A key part of New Zealand’s success story in minimising the health impact of the pandemic has been the closure of our border. After several announcements of reopening dates that were subsequently delayed and some temporary regional reopening, the graduated relaxation of border controls commenced in early 2022. Since June 20th citizens from all countries have once again been welcomed back to our shores (including via our ports for those arriving by cruise). Requirements for pre travel testing have also been removed. Further information, including on the continued reassessment of regulations, can be found at Covid19.govt.nz and on the Covid-19 page of the Ministry of Health website.

Despite the resumption of freedoms suspended for much of the past couple of years, it remains prudent to assume that the pandemic may continue to evolve and New Zealand Frontiers strongly recommends confirming the latest Ministry of Health advice prior to booking any travel arrangements.

The future for New Zealand Frontiers

98% of people enjoying the freedom of travels by hired motorhome in New Zealand are from abroad. The reduction in demand imposed upon tourism operators by the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in unprecedented challenges to companies operating in the industry. New Zealand Frontiers took the reluctant decision to meet this challenge by entering a period of hibernation and will continue to assess uncertainties surrounding the return of demand before resuming operations.

We have elected to maintain our website during this period of uncertainty with a view to continuing to offer the widely complimented advice on issues ranging from insurance and driving locally to motorhome parks and ferry travel. All enquiries continue to be responded to promptly.

Prior to the disruption that Covid-19 has imposed upon the travel industry, New Zealand Frontiers was planning a significant upgrade to our business. The existing website is a recent redevelopment that includes a comprehensive travel guide which we hope will remain of assistance to people considering a road trip, whether or not they use our motorhomes. Previously ordered top-spec Mercedes-Benz vans have arrived and include many features not offered by other rental companies, including long range fuel tanks, upgraded infotainment systems and more powerful engines. We anticipate having camper builds completed on these vehicles once the return of demand is confirmed as sustained. And we look forward to being able to return to offering the service that has generated an unblemished record over the past 20 years once the ability to travel has been restored to the consistent volumes that will permit sustainable operation of our business.