DRIVE ON AND RELAX
Some countries are simply made for a campervan holiday. Wide open spaces, epic landscapes, and plenty of welcoming campsites where you can rock up to take a shower, meet fellow road trippers and give the van a much-needed clean. A campervan (or motorhome), sometimes referred to as a camper, or a caravanette, is a self-propelled vehicle that provides both transport and sleeping accommodation. In these vans, which often feature miniature kitchens and beds that transform into dinner tables, travelers can enjoy both the comfort of modern luxuries and the freedom of the wild
Ultimate freedom to travel New Zealand at your own leisure by travelling in a campervan. A motorhome (campervan) tour of New Zealand is the holiday of a lifetime. Explore New Zealand’s lush green forests, cool crisp lakes and fjords and unspoiled sandy beaches in the comfort of your own stylish, luxurious accommodation on wheels is an unbeatable experience.
Features of the vehicle
Overall Length 4.9m
Overall Width 1.7m
Overall Height 2.7m
Interior Height 1.95m
Make/Model Toyota HiAce
Fuel/Engine Size/ Power Petrol/2.7L/111kw
Fuel Capacity 70 Litres
Fuel Consumption (approx) 13 Litres per 100km
Power Steering Yes
Dual Battery Yes
Power Supply 12/240V
Baby/Booster Seats 2 max
Radio & CD Player Yes
Hot & Cold Water Supply Cold Only
Fridge/Freezer 60 Litres / Yes
Gas Stove 2 Burner
Water Tank 55 Litres
Fire Extinguisher Yes
Gas bottle 1 x 2kg
Air Conditioning: Driver’s Cabin/Main Cabin (240V) Driver’s Cabin only
Heating:Driver’s Cabin/Main Cabin (Gas & 240V) Driver’s Cabin only
TV & DVD Player No
Certified Self-contained No
Waste Water Tank 52L
Safety Net No
AUX/USB Port Yes
Rear Vision Camera Yes
Anti-lock Braking System Yes
Number of Beds
Bedding for 2 Adults and 2 Children
Double Bed 2.0 x 1.4m (max weight 200kg)
1.9 x 1.4m
APOLLO ENDEAVOUR CAMPER PLAN NIGHT
APOLLO ENDEAVOUR CAMPER PLAN DAY
Kitchen Kit (per vehicle)
Cooking Utensils Yes
Crockery & Cutlery Yes
Tea Towels Yes
Personal Kit (per person, not included in relocations)
Bed Sheet Bed Sheets
Pillow 1x Pillow
Bath Towel 1x Bath Towel
Duvet 1xDoona Per Bed
Pillow Case 1x Pillow Case
More options available for bigger campervans.
12 days motorhome rental
24 hours roadside assistance,
Kitchen kit, personal kit, general equipment and gas bottle
Camp chairs, table and snow chains,
Third party insurance
Extra driver fee
Reduced liability to $0 (Zero dollars),
Undercarriage/overhead damage (covered for accidental damage)
Return airport transfers
Auckland to Rotorua Via Tauranga
Auckland, New Zealand’s largest centre is an exciting and scenic city. Take some time to explore before making your way to the prosperous city of Tauranga, which sprawls along the edge of an attractive harbour. Stop here for lunch or try a spot of fishing, snorkelling or dolphin watching. Nearby, Mount Maunganui is great for surfing and beach walking. When you’re ready, continue your journey inland to Rotorua.
Rotorua sits squarely on the Pacific Ring of Fire and volcanic activity is visible everywhere you look. Explore the geothermal areas and discover the unique culture of New Zealand’s Maori people. Or try one of Rotorua’s many adrenaline-fuelled adventure activities.
Rotorua to Taupo
It’s a short journey from Rotorua to Taupo today, but there is plenty to keep you entertained along the way. Like Rotorua, this area is alive with geothermal activity and you’ll find turn-offs to geothermal parks such as Craters of the Moon, Orakei Korako Cave and Wairakei Terraces en route. Discover geysers, silica terraces and craters of boiling mud.
The resort town of Taupo sits on the edge of New Zealand’s largest lake. This is a great destination for fishing, kayaking and jet boating. A boat trip to the Maori rock carvings at Mine Bay is a wonderful way to learn more about the Lake and its people.
Taupo also has the largest commercialised skydive drop zone in the world
Taupo to Napier
The journey from Taupo to Napier is lined with fantastic scenery, from rugged hills and beautiful valleys to gentle plains and huge vistas. Stops along the way include the hot springs at Tarawera and the Waiarua Falls lookout.
In the twin cities of Napier and Hasting, you’ll find beautiful Art Deco architecture, the result of a 1931 earthquake which destroyed many of the original buildings. Visit the local MTG museum for the story of this fascinating history. Hawke’s Bay is also home to a plethora of vineyards, many within easy cycling distance of Napier. Other attractions are the gannet colony and the premier golf course at Cape Kidnappers.
Napier to Wellington
You’ll pass through a number of charming provincial towns on your way south to Wellington today. One of New Zealand’s largest provincial cities, Palmerston North has an attractive historic heart. Many of the original stores from the 1920s and 1930s, have been restored and now function as boutiques, cafes and restaurants. The rose gardensand the town’s Rugby Museum may also catch your interest.
Continue along the Kapiti Coast. Offshore from Waikanae is Kapiti Island, a nature reserve for close encounters with rare birds. A car museum and a gourmet cheese factory are other attractions in this area. From here, it’s less than an hour’s drive to central Wellington.
Day in Wellington
Spend a day exploring our country’s capital. Wellington is compact, cultured and full of character. Nestled between the harbour and the hills, the downtown area is ideal for explorations on foot. Enjoy cafes, restaurants, museums (including Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum) and all kinds of shops. Dance, theatre and musical performances are a Wellington speciality.
Wellington to Nelson
Today you’ll cross from the North Island to the South Island by ferry (3 hours and 30 minutes).The passage across Cook Strait and through the Marlborough Sounds is one of the most scenic ferry trips in the world. Highlights include Cook’s Lookout, Tory Channel and Red Rocks seal colony.
From Picton, continue west to Nelson. Along the way, take time to stop at Pelorus Bridge, where you can enjoy a forest walk or a swim. Havelock is the place for a seafood meal – particularly Greenshell Mussels, which are a specialty here.
Nelson is home to a fascinating community of beach, nature and art lovers. From here, you can organise yourself an eco-adventure or become immersed in the local creative culture.
Nelson to Westport
The road to Westport is scenic and interesting. Stop in Murchison for some great white-water rafting or visit the district museum where you can learn about the massive earthquake that shook the region in 1929. In Lyell, you can pan for gold or walk to a pioneer cemetery. Continue past a dramatic rock overhang at Hawks Crag and through the dark, forbidding Buller Gorge to Westport.
Westport is known as a coal-mining town, but it’s also a base for outdoor adventures. Visit the local mining museum, then strap on your walking shoes to investigate the seal colony. Blackwater rafting, jet boating, horse trekking and rafting are other opportunities for outdoor excitement.
Westport to Franz Josef Glacier
Today you’ll you travel south through the gold-rush towns of Greymouth and Hokitikato the West Coast Glaciers. Along the way, wild beaches and tempestuous seas will give you a feeling for this rugged and isolated region.
Visit Paparoa National Park, home to the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks – a rocky outcrop that looks like stacked pancakes. For some gold-rush history, you can’t go past Shantytown, or stop in Hokitika to see carvers sculpt pieces of Pounamu (jade) into beautiful jewellery.
Further south, you’ll reach the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. These are some of the most accessible glaciers in the world and there are plenty of ways to explore them from short hikes to flightseeing tours.
Franz Joseph Glacier to Queenstown
Continue your journey south to the settlement of Haast, a town with a touch of the Wild West. Here helicopters fly hunters into the rugged ranges and local pubs make a feature of stuffed animal trophies. Take a moment to refresh before you take on the dramatic twists and turns of the Haast Pass, with its picturesque waterfalls and river scenery.
The alpine resort of Queenstown is exciting, sophisticated and fantastically scenic. It’s the place to source almost any kind of adventure, including bungy, jet boating, horse trekking and rafting. It’s also a destination for luxury experiences – gourmet food and wine, spa treatments and leisurely games of golf.
Optional Milford Sound day trip
Milford Sound is an amazing 22km-long fiord dominated by Mitre Peak and dotted with tall waterfalls, vertical rock faces and seals. Drive yourself or choose a tour, either way, look out for the Avenue of the Disappearing Mountain, the Mirror Lakes and the rough-hewn Homer Tunnel that brings you into the Sound.
A cruise on Milford Sound will be an essential part of your time in Fiordland; most boats offer an underwater observatory option. Alternatively, explore at your own pace in a sea kayak.
Spend the night in Te Anau or return to Queenstown.
Caution: If you choose to self-drive, be sure to give yourself plenty of time as conditions varying greatly on this route, particularly in winter.
Queenstown to Aoraki Mount Cook
Today you will travel to Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain.
There are several interesting towns along the way including Omarama. This town is a magnet for gliding enthusiasts due to the thermal that can take glider pilots to 10,000 metres. In Twizel, you can see the world’s rarest wading bird – the Black Stilt.
Aoraki Mount Cook National Park attracts mountain climbers, hikers and scenery lovers from all over. Heli-skiing, heli-hiking and aerial sightseeing provide amazing ways to explore the region. Or hike one of the many walking trails. From here, you can also take a boat trip to New Zealand’s largest glacier, the Tasman.
Aoraki Mt Cook to Christchurch
The road to Christchurch takes you past the settlement of Lake Tekapo. With its shimmering turquoise lake and majestic mountain backdrop, this is a photographer’s dream. Be sure to visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and the sheepdog statue before continuing on to Christchurch.
As the South Island’s largest city, Christchurch is packed with charming heritage, innovation and outdoor activities. Punting on the Avon River, heritage tram rides, street art trails, botanical gardens and scenic heli-flights are just some of the things to do here. Spend the afternoon discovering all this city has to offer.
Optional tours, camp site fees, excursions and activities.
All other services not mentioned under ‘Inclusions’
*Prices mentioned is starting from, per person based on 2 persons travelling together in an Apollo Endeavour Camper, subject to seasonal surcharges and availability.
An NZD250.00 bond is required on pickup of the vehicle and can be paid direct by credit card (cash is NOT accepted)
Drivers must be over the age of 21 & International drivers license required. Campervans cannot be driven on unsealed roads. Tolls and/or Infringements will be passed onto the guest hirer. All Campervans are non smoking
The Vehicle must be returned on time & fully fuelled and the interior cleaned and holding tanks empty. The exterior does not require cleaning.
ITL World reserve the right to amend the prices in case of currency fluctuations, changes in rates of exchange, and/or fuel costs, special or high season charges and hike in the airline/hotel/rail/land transportation charges before the date of departure.
For convenience of passengers and / or feasibility of operations, ITL World or their service providers may sometimes amend the itinerary.
It is the responsibility of the passengers to ensure they hold valid passport, visa, travel and medical insurance, vaccination etc., as applicable for each destination.
To assist with visa application process, ITL World would provide copies of air tickets, travel insurance and other ground service vouchers for bookings made and fully paid for. Approval and issuance of visa is at the discretion of respective Embassies or Consulates and ITL World cannot in anyway influence this process. Certain nationals however receive visa on arrival in select countries, subject to prior online approvals