You can now hire a campervan for $29 a day to explore New Zealand!

Publish Date
Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 5:36PM

While we can't travel overseas, we can travel in our own beautiful backyard for cheap!

Before COVID-19, campervan hires could cost hundreds of dollars a night - often making them not as cost-effective for locals.

But now that has changed ...

With international tourism dead due to the border closure, about 2,500 motorhomes are sitting idle across the country.

So in a bid to get the country moving again, Tourism Holdings is offering Kiwis a three or more day holiday for just $29 a day!

The discount applies through to the end of October and includes Queen's Birthday weekend, Labour weekend and the July and September school holidays.

PLUS, Kiwis can take their pets!

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The initiative will hopefully enable Kiwis to have a well-deserved holiday and support regional communities and small businesses feeling the pain of reduced visits from international visitors and local travellers.

The offer represents a 35-40 per cent discount on usual winter campervan rates and a 65-70 per cent decrease on September school holiday to October end rates.

Rates range from $29-$69 a day and vehicles can be booked now with a $1 deposit.

The company is also offering discounts at its cave tourism hotspot the Waitomo Group of visitor attractions.

So what are you waiting for?! It's time to get exploring!