Top 3 Warmest Campervans - New Zealand Winter 2013
Brrrrrrr! Winter is almost upon us. The recent storm cleared leaving the mountains covered in snow and I have a feeling that this snow won't disappear for a while. It's time to get the fire cranking and the woolen socks out of the wardrobe. New Zealand winters can be harsh and cold, but if you come prepared, it is a fabulous time to travel through NZ by campervan hire.
The cool and crisp winter air seems to add to the extraordinary contrast between snow capped peaks and lush green countryside. You are guaranteed to return back home from your campervan hire with stunning snapshots to share with friends and family.
Beside the scenic beauty, the lack of tourists and traffic is another advantage of traveling during the New Zealand winter season. You won't need to worry about finding a vacant campsite or having to queue up anywhere.
Incredibly cheap low season rates on campervan hire are yet another sweet addition to an overal successful New Zealand winter holiday. Campervan hire in New Zealand can cost up to 80% less during winter! That's an incredible money saving and as campervan hire companies are not flat out busy, you are also more likely to receive exceptional service and quality.
The most important aspect of your holiday is choosing the right campervan hire vehicle.
A warm and comfortable campervan is critical for the success of your campervan hire holiday in New Zealand. Should your campervan not feature a central heating system that runs on diesel or gas, believe me, you will be cold at some stage. Although you can run every campervan on 240V heating when parked at a powered site (campground), it is essential to have an alternative heating system in your campervan. That way you are more flexible and independent from campgrounds. Diesel heating can also run while you are traveling, so you can be sure that everyone is warm while you are driving through NZ. The insulation of the campervan hire vehicle is also another important factor to consider.
Which campervan to choose?
We have selected the TOP 3 campervans currently available in New Zealand. Choosing one of these options, you can be assured to have an overall successful winter holiday in NZ. We considered warmth, insulation, bedding, customer service, insurance conditions and road restrictions when picking our TOP 3 campervans.
When booking your campervan hire through us, you can also rest assured to receive "the best value for money" - guaranteed!
1st Place - Wilderness Escape 4 Campervan
This is the outstanding winner of our quest for the warmest campervan in New Zealand. The Wilderness Escape 4 is almost too good to be true.
Introduced new to NZ in September 2012 this German built campervan is a revolution to the New Zealand campervan hire market featuring the latest technologies and driving comfort. The Escape 4 Campervan provides a very functional gas heating system, real mattress beds with super warm bedding supplied by Wilderness and, wait for it, double glazed windows!! Boom!
The bathroom is enormous compared to all other campervans and it is heated, which means you can dry your wet clothes and snow gear in your campervan bathroom over night. Fabulous!
Wilderness does not restrict which roads you can travel on. You don't need to think twice before driving on gravel ski field access roads or exploring some of New Zealand's backcountry. We reocmmmend, however, to purchase Wilderness's full cover insurance to give you peace of mind and zero liability in case of damage to the campervan.
So here it is, the warmest and most comfortable campervan for your New Zealand winter holiday.
And the best part - the Wilderness Escape 4 Campervan is competitively priced and by far not the most expensive campervan option in NZ. It's a win-win situation!
2nd Place - Kea 3 Deluxe Origin Campervan
Brand spanking new and built in New Zealand, the Kea 3 Deluxe Origin Campervan does not lack anything to qualify as your best companion for your campervan hire in New Zealand during winter 2013.
Fully insulated with thermal blinds and efficient diesel central heating, this campervan is the warmest in it's category. Two adults travling with one child will love the comfort and layout of the Kea 3 Deluxe Campervan.
This masterpiece also features a steaming warm heated bathroom which comes in handy as a drying room.
Kea has few road restrictions and driving up ski fields access roads or other well formed gravel roads is not a problem.
Slightly smaller and not quite as luxurious as the Wilderness Escape 4 Campervan this Kea campervan takes a very strong second place in our ranking.
3rd Place - Pacific Horizon SAM Campervan
Always a popular choice during winter, the Pacific Horizon SAM 6 Berth Campervan leaves you asking for nothing more. SAM stands for "Spacious Automatic Mercedes", which gives you a good idea about the vehicle. But it is not only super spacious but features one of the best seating layouts for up to 6 adults, offering maximum comfort.
The campervan is well insulated and features a fantastic diesel central heating system running of a thermostat, so you won't get too hot or cold at any stage. The bathroom is not quite as spacious compared to the Wilderness Escape 4 campervan, but still provides enough room and functionality.
The outside storage locker is huge and will easily fit all your ski equipment and snow gear. This is an ideal campervan to take on a New Zealand skiing holiday!
Traveling in a group or with the whole family, the Pacific Horizon SAM Campervan offers great value for money. Pacific Horizon are also once again running their popular "Little Wanderer Special" until 15 October 2013. This gives you 2 free days if you travel for 7 days or longer. Exceptional value for money!
We make sure to include all specials and discounts in our pricing.
Should you be planning a New Zealand winter getaway and are considering campervan hire as your choice of transport/accommodation, then please don't hesitate to contact us for a Free Campervan Hire Quote.
We are here to help at any stage!