Some of our most frequently asked questions

If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

All vehicles come fully equipped with: Pillows & Duvets, Sheets, Fleece Bed Blanket (on request), Towels, Cooking Utensils, Pots/Pans/Fry pan, Plates & Bowls, Cups & Glasses, Wine Glasses, Kettle, Dish Cloth, Dish Brush, Tea Towels, Cutlery, Tin Opener, Corkscrew, Microwave Cookware, Food Containers, Chopping Board, Clothes Hangers, Clothes Pegs, , Dustpan & Brush, Fire Extinguisher, Waste & Fresh Water Hose, Toilet Chemical (for vehicles with shower & toilet).

Hard suitcases are not recommended. We recommend soft bags that can be folded and stored away in the vehicles. However, if you opt for a hard suitcase, you can unpack your belongings into the vehicle and leave the suitcase at our branch (if you are returning to that same branch).

Adventurer Rental vehicles are not fitted with a tow-bar.

Adventurer Rental vans have retractable awnings.

We do have bike racks for hire.

No, we currently do not hire out this item, but New Zealand is very well suited for campers and free public facilities are available all over the country. If you specifically require one of these items our staff will point you to a local camping supply store where they can be purchased.

Adventurer Rental vehicles have two batteries systems - one to run the engine and the other to operate the living equipment such as the fridge and lights. This battery will remain charged for approximately 12 to 48 hours but it all depends on a number of things you have running; use of lights, entertainment systems, gas heating (12V fan) and the number of times the fridge is opened. All our vehicles have solar panel backup, which helps restore the batteries when parked, but can’t keep up if everything is operating. If you flatten the battery you can switch on the engine where the alternator will start it again, but, you will need to plug the vehicle into 240V mains power for the battery to fully recharge. We recommend you stay in Holiday Parks to charge the battery at least every second night.

This depends on how much you minimise the power usage. The more equipment you use the quicker your batteries drain. If the weather is hot, try to keep the fridge closed as much as possible. A good tip is to keep the fridge filled by using recycled bottles filled with frozen water and turning the fridge off at night or at least turn the thermostat down. Parking the vehicle so that the fridge is on the shady side also reduces power consumption.

Yes, the inbuilt inverter will insure that all 12V functions continue uninterrupted. Since the engine battery is separate, if you flatten one of the house batteries, you will still be able to start the engine and drive.

No Adventurer Rentals do not provide hair dryers.

Adventurer Rentals do not provide irons or ironing boards. However you will find most camp grounds do have laundry facilities.

Yes; New Zealand uses different power plugs to the rest of the world. Transformer or adaptor will be needed to fit NZ three point sockets and you need to be plugged into a power source on a campsite to be able to use them.

Adventurer Rentals provide a gas fired heating system and gas hot water. If central heating, water heating and cooking are all being used then one bottle (4.5kg) may only last for 5-8 days double if your van is equipped with a 9 kg bottle; subject to use.

When a Adventurer Rental Camper is not connected to a 240v power supply, the fridge, hot water, gas heater, house lights and the entertainment will run off the 12v batteries in the vehicle.

Yes, all our Adventurer vehicles have gas heaters. All vehicles have heating in the cab which operates when you are driving.

No, there is no access for wheel chairs and limited space inside.

If you are plugged in simply use a power point in the vehicle. If you are not plugged in you can hire a 12v-240v inverter so you can recharge off the battery.

No, not available and cannot be used with our vehicles.

Adventurer Rental Campers will be able to suss you out for something a bit cheaper and older if required.

We always suggest as soon as you know the dates you wish to have your holiday - go online and book. To confirm we need a NZ$500 deposit and then the balance is due 28 days prior to your hire. The best way to submit your credit card details is through the bookings page on the Adventurer Rentals website. This has a secure server for safety.

Customer service is our number one priority, therefore your request will be processed as quickly as possible, preferably within 24 hours of receiving your booking. If a vehicle is available for the dates you specified, your booking will be finalised and your credit card will be charged a $500 deposit. If you wish to cancel your booking after this, you will incur a cancellation fee (please refer to our terms and conditions). If a vehicle is not available, we will contact you with a suitable alternative and no payment will be incurred.

No reservation will be accepted or guaranteed without a part payment of hire cost made via a valid credit card number, cardholders name and card expiry date to be supplied at the time the reservation is made.

Should you wish to amend or cancel your existing booking, please contact us as soon as possible. Simply go to the Contact page which provides many options for contacting us, or Email us Please ensure you quote your confirmation number and one of our reservation consultants will get back to you as quickly as possible.

To allow us to proceed with your booking request, we require you to submit your credit card details for part payment of hire cost so we can secure your booking. Your credit card information is strictly confidential.

Yes. We treat the security of our guest’s information very seriously. To ensure your security, all credit card transactions are secured by SSL, which encrypts the credit card number so as to make it unavailable to any other party.

We accept Visa or Master Card. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge of 2%. We do not accept American Express or Diners.

All credit card transactions be charged in New Zealand dollars.

The open road speed limit in New Zealand is 100km per hour. The 4 and 6 berths can only travel at 90km per hour, all other vehicles will comfortably travel at this speed. Should you choose to travel at a slower speed, please show courtesy to other road users by allowing them to pass.

All vehicles are covered by the Automobile Association (AA) 24 hour roadside assistance service. We also supply a list of nationwide service centers and authorize you to spend up to $100.00 in emergency repairs so that you can deal with minor matters speedily or when convenient to you.

Between 1 May and 30 November it is the law to carry chains on the Milford Road. Usually snow chains are only required if you are going to be skiing, or if you are travelling in winter during bad weather mainly in the South Island and on the Desert road in the central North Island. Nomad provides snow chains for a fee of $45 per rental.

Toll roads are roads which charge a fee in exchange for access through to your destination. If you are touring New Zealand's North Island, you may pass through the Northern Gateway Toll Road. When driving a rental vehicle in New Zealand, you are responsible for paying toll fees, so it is important to be aware of payment options before you travel. Visit the Northern Gateway Toll Road website www.nzta.govt.nz/roads-and-rail/toll-roads/ for more information.

No we do not have depots at the Ferry terminals to be able to offer this service. You must take the vehicle on the ferry if you wish to cross the islands, saves you having to unpack and repack vehicles.

Recommended at peak times otherwise you may not get the crossing you want and at best fare. Not so important if you are planning an extended stay of over one month or out of peak season (April to October) We would be happy to arrange this for you before you arrive. Please let us know your preferred cross date(s) and time(s) and the name and ages of those crossing on the ferry. The cost will be charged direct to your credit card along with an administration fee of $25.

All Adventurer Rentals campervans and motorhomes can play MP3 CDs. However, most vehicles are not fitted with iPod jacks. You can purchase a radio FM transmitter at most electronic stores which will enable you to play your iPod through the radio in your Nomad rental vehicle.

Adventurer Rental vehicles are equipped with multi-region (multi-zone) DVD players.

For safety reasons, watching TV while driving is not permitted in any of our vehicles.

Most parts of NZ have areas where free camping is available, provided the vehicle you have rented has toilet facilities on board. Free camping is illegal in some areas so you would need to check with the local I-site or DOC before free camping. We do ask that if you do free camp, please respect the environment, the locals and clean up after yourselves. The best rule is to obey local signage, and ask at the local information centre for suitable sites. All Nomad vehicles that have toilets on board are certified self contained, which qualifies the hirer to stay over at Department of Conservation land (approx 300 sites around NZ) Please visit www.camping.org.nzto find out more about free camping in New Zealand.

We advise to do so during peak periods such as school holidays, public holidays and long weekends.

In your Adventurer Rental campervan there is free information on camp ground & regional guides as well as a comprehensive New Zealand road map. This includes information on The Department of Conservation “DOC” campsites. There are over 250 of these throughout New Zealand. They are set in some of the most stunning locations in New Zealand and have basic facilities for you to use. There is also information on the various other networks of more comfortable Holiday Parks with toilets and hot showers, powered sites, kitchens, TV rooms, Laundromats and internet.

The average cost for DOC campsites are $0-$10 a night; Holiday Park campgrounds have an average cost $15-35 for non-power campsites, $20-40 for powered sites. We provide a selection of full colour brochures with all of the standard campsites and DOC campsites. You can also check these web pages to find more about campgrounds: www.doc.govt.nz/, www.holidayparks.co.nz, www.top10.co.nz

The customer service team will show you at pick up how to empty your waste water and toilet cassette. We also give you information showing the location of dump stations throughout New Zealand. All Motorhomes waste must be disposed of at dump stations.

Government regulations do not allow for connection directly into a standard 240 volt plug in a house or garage with a 3 pin plug. There is the possibility of overheating and fire at the plug if demand for power is high from the camper, such as the use of toasters, kettles etc all at the same time. If a fire occurs as a result of plugging directly into a house, your insurance may become void. Campgrounds in New Zealand use a RCD protected source of power supply, your vehicle is equipped with this and you can plug directly in to mains power at any campsite.

No. Smoking in Adventurer Rental vehicles is strictly prohibited, and offenders will be charged a fume removal fee of NZ$500.

No, there is no refund if you return your campervan earlier than the reserved period. However your travel insurance may in some circumstances cover the unused portion.

Road User Charges (diesel tax) on our diesel vehicles does apply. You will be charged per kilometre when you hire a diesel campervan. If you get our Bond Waiver insurance at $65 per day with a zero excess this includes your Road User Charges (in other words you don’t pay diesel tax!).

For your peace of mind during holiday, the Bond Waiver Insurance is the best way to minimise your liability when travelling in your Nomad Camper. If you do not take the Bond Waiver Insurance you run the risk of being responsible for considerable costs associated with damage to, or theft of, the vehicle. This applies even if the damage was not your fault.

For example, you are liable if someone runs into you or if a rock from a passing car hits your windscreen and causes damage. Also, you are responsible for the subsequent costs if you are unlucky enough to puncture a tyre.

Bond Waiver Insurance gives you peace of mind in such circumstances, as you will only be liable for a limited amount unless you breach the terms and conditions of the rental contract.

What happens if I have an accident and it’s not my fault, say a third party caused it?

In the event that something happens to the campervan and you are not at fault (either a vehicle accident where someone strikes the vehicle or damage occurs while the vehicle is parked, if you are unable to supply Nomad Campers with details that enable recovery of the costs, then unfortunately you will be liable.

With most bookings, insurance is included in the daily rate. If not then insurance must be purchased to cover the vehicle. A standard excess applies (which you can choose to reduce). In the event of the vehicle becoming damaged during your hire, you will be liable for the applicable excess. This may be claimed back by yourself against your travel insurance, but this agreement is between your travel insurer and yourself. Make sure you read the terms and conditions carefully of your insurance.

No, unlike rental car companies that charge by 24-hour clock, all campervan companies in New Zealand charge by the day. So regardless of the time of collection and return, you will be charged for the day you collect and the day you drop your vehicle off. The above example would be an 8 day hire.

Our vehicles can be picked up or dropped off between 8:00am and 6.00pm daily in Summer, All Adventurer Rental branches are closed on 25 December.

We suggest you allow one hour for the check-in/check-out process. To save time you can fill out our online pre-registration form. By providing us with your details in advance our branch staff can process your rental vehicle faster, allowing you to get on the road with a minimal wait time.

The Rental Agreement (that will be presented to you to sign at time of pick-up) is also available for you to read here prior to arrival.

No extra fees apply.

ACC (Accident Compensation Corporation) is the sole and compulsory provider of accident insurance for all work and non-work injuries for all residents and visitors to New Zealand. The ACC Scheme is administered on a no-fault basis, so that anyone, regardless of the way in which they incurred an injury, is eligible for cover under the Scheme.

Due to the Scheme's no-fault basis, people who have suffered personal injury do not have the right to sue an at-fault party. For more details, please see the ACC website www.acc.co.nz/. However Tui recommends that all visitors to New Zealand take out additional travel insurance for medical emergencies.

This will depend on many factors including the length of the hire and our availability. Contact us directly.

Nomad pays the diesel tax therefore diesel is much cheaper than petrol in New Zealand. However the rates at the pump fluctuate. For up to date fuel pricing go to PriceWatch www.pricewatch.co.nz/pricewatch.aspx

Yes we do - contact us directly as the requirements change every day.

We offer a complimentary transfers service on the first and last day of the rental to/from our depots. However we prefer to meet you at the airport or your Hotel, Motel in person to deliver or retrieve the vehicle.

Yes. We do need to sight all drivers actual, full, valid driver’s license (photo copies are not accepted) and all drivers do need to sign the rental agreement.

No, we do not allow pick ups after hours. If the delay is unexpected please contact our staff either by phone or emails for assistance as soon as you are aware of the change. It is generally advisable to book a hotel for the first night if you will arrive after 6 pm.

No, we do not allow animals in the vehicles.

Yes, there are 7 days a week supermarkets open 8am-10pm and petrol stations open 24 hours close to each depot, where you can park easily and purchase your supplies to start your holiday.

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