Agreement to hire a campervan
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Who can hire and drive the vehicle?
Persons 21 years and older:
You must be 21 years of age or over and have a full drivers license. In New Zealand you can drive with your home country license. If your license is not in English, you should carry a translation of the license, or an International Driving Permit.
Additional Drivers: It cost $30 per hire for each additional driver.
Persons 18 - 20 years old:
Drivers 18 - 20 years of age must have held a full license for atleast one year, and can then only drive a Car or Micro Campervan. The cost of insurance is the same.
What do the rates include?
All prices include roadside assistance, GST (sales tax), insurance and unlimited km. We provide free road maps and directories of holiday parks throughout New Zealand. We also have a limited number of free Bed and Breakfast books available.
What does each camper van contain?
Every campervan contains one double or two single beds, kitchen cooking/eating utensils, water container, 240 volt power connection for holiday parks and a hanging light. A weatherproof awning fits over the rear door providing standing room and a mosquito net fits over the passenger door to provide a fresh breeze while all the doors closed.
Optional extras include a fridge, dvd player with movies, solar shower, linen pack, out door table with chairs and GPS for hire.
Booking a Vehicle
We require a NZD$300 deposit (plus $7.50 credit card fee) to confirm a booking. The balance is payable when picking up the vehicle.
When picking up the vehicle and paying the balance, a surcharge may apply as follows:
|Master Card and Visa Card (debit or credit card):
||2.5 % surcharge
|American Express or JCB Card:
||4.5 % surcharge
|Cash or Eftpos:
||No additional fee
1. Changes to the Booking
Any changes to the booking are subject to availability, and must be made 7 days or more before the start of the hire. The price will be re-calculated at the rate applicable on the date of change. If the booking is cancelled, the deposit is non-refundable.
2. No Shows and Late Cancellations:
The deposit of $300 is non-refundable; however we will not charge any additional money.
3. Early Returns
There are no no Refunds for early returns.
4. Other Refunds
We will refund all receipts for repairs required to keep the vehicle in a safe and roadworthy condition.
Example: you may require some engine oil or a new interior light bulb. However you must phone us if the cost is over $100.
Insurance (included): Standard excess is $3,000
Our insurance policy is very simple; if you have an accident, you are required to pay a maximum of $3,000. This covers both single vehicle and multiple vehicle accidents. A Credit or debit card bond is required, and you can drive on sealed roads only (no driving on unsealed roads).
Zero Excess (optional):$22 per day or $590 per hire
If you have an accident, you do not have to pay anything. This also covers multiple tyre punctures and one windscreen. No bond is required, and you can drive on both sealed and unsealed roads.
How we calculate the amount of days:
We calculate our hires on a Calendar Day Basis. You can pickup your vehicle anytime after 9 a.m. however you are required to return the vehicle by 4.00 p.m. on the final day of hire. Vehicles returned after 4.00 pm are required to accept the Late Return Option (see below).
Type of Hire:
Split Hire (multiple hire)
Hire one vehicle in the North Island and another vehicle in the South Island (or vice versa). Make your own way between the North and South Island at your own pace, or fly. You only need pay for the days you’re using the vehicle (we calculated the price as one hire). This means if you hire extras like outdoor table and chairs, a linen pack or choose the zero excess for insurance, you only pay once. You also save on the ferry crossing, receive any long term hire discounts and there is no one way fee. Minimum hire period for each island is seven days.
You can drive the vehicle on all public sealed and unsealed roads in New Zealand except for three roads – Ninety Mile Beach, Ball Hutt Road and Skippers Canyon.
a. Ninety mile beach (Far North)
Ninety mile beach is a registered road, accessible via Te Paki Stream. Six wheel drive buses provide daily tours along the beach and some even drive on the sand dunes. You are allowed to drive along the main highway to Cape Reinga and the light house, which is one of the northern most points of New Zealand. Bus trips along Ninety Mile Beach are available from Kaitia and the Bay of Islands.
b. Ball Hutt Road (Mt Cook)
This road goes travels up the side of New Zealand’s highest mount, Mount Cook. You can drive as far as the visitors centre.
c. Skippers Canyon Road (Queenstown)
This very steep, single lane road was hand carved (with the help of dynamite) in 1902; it took 20 years to complete. It was used during the gold rush days and is now home to AJ Hackett’s Pipeline Bungy Jump, Shotover Jet Boat Tours and Winky’s Gold Mining Museum. Daily tour buses can take you down into the Canyon.