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Maui motorhome, Queenstown

Motorhome Rental in New Zealand

A motorhome is ideal for touring New Zealand, offers total freedom and means you always have a home for the night. We offer a comprehensive range of vehicles from the following suppliers to best meet your requirements. Maui is Qualmark Endorsed Visitor Transport. (Qualmark is the official quality assurance seal for tourism).

Winter Travel

For Motorhome travel in New Zealand’s winter months (June-August) we would recommend purchasing a “Winter Combo” (extra duvet, thermos and hot water bottle and/or heater). Prices and further details are available from our sales team on request.

Holiday Parks

One of the pleasures of driving a motorhome around New Zealand is that you can park free of charge just about anywhere away from the main tourist areas. Those wanting a little more in the way of facilities are very well catered for with powered and non-powered campsites found throughout the country, often in first-rate locations. A powered site at a Holiday Park for a motorhome and 2 adults will cost approximzately £13-35 per night. Many parks now also offer a wide range of cabins, motel units, villas and backpacker style units. There is also the option of the cheaper, but basic, Department of Conservation (DOC) campsites.

Speak to a specialist

All vehicles are high-quality and under 2 and a half years of age with a guaranteed bed layout. An in-vehicle GPS tablet is also included, designed to help you find your way. With WiFi hotspot functionality, operational motorhome “how to” videos, information on how to find and book campgrounds and activities, plus the location of fuel stops, you will have help at every turn.

Our motorhome rental is quoted on an on request basis as prices can vary considerably depending on size of vehicle, dates of hire, duration and pick-up and drop-off locations. Maui Motorhomes operate a dynamic pricing policy which means that prices change according to the time of booking and popularity of the vehicle type – early booking is therefore recommended to secure the best possible price.

Please note that minimum rental periods vary from 5-20 days, depending on the time of year of travel.

Maui Inclusive Pack

Rates include Liability Reduction Option, Single vehicle rollover cover, WiFi including 1GB of data, extra driver fees, linen exchange, picnic table, picnic chair per person travelling, child/booster seat if required, snow chains if required and portable fan heater if required. Rates are based on a calendar day.

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The Maui Range

All vehicles are certified self-contained and feature automatic transmission, air-conditioning in the driver’s cab, heating in the driver’s cab and main cab, fridge, gas stove, microwave (excluding Cascade), sink toilet, shower, radio/CD, DVD player with flat screeen and a turbo diesel engine. Motorhomes are supplied with freshly laundered linen and bedding, kitchen essentials including crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils, plus wine glasses and a coffee plunger. Maui recommends soft bags instead of suitcases for easy storage.

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  • Diesel 2.0 or 2.2 litre automatic turbo diesel
  • Max 2 adults
  • 1 double or 2 singles
  • Heating (driver's cab/main cab - diesel power)
  • From £99 per day
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  • Turbo diesel 2.0 or 2.2 litre automatic turbo diesel
  • Max 4 adults
  • 2 doubles
  • Heating (driver's cab/main cab - diesel power)
  • From £108 per day
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  • Turbo diesel 2.0 or 2.2 litre automatic turbo diesel
  • Max 6 adults
  • 3 doubles
  • Heating (driver's cab/ main cab rear - diesel power)
  • From £117 per day

Maui Elite

Guarantee a Maui Ultima, Ultima Plus, Beach or River Motorhome less than 1 year old at time of pick up, for just an extra NZ$35 per day. Prices are based on All Inclusive (low season) rates for a minimum 21 day rental period. Please contact us for a tailor made quotation and rental rates during other periods.

Insurance/Vehicle liability

Liability Reduction Option 1: NZ$45 per day (maximum charge NZ$2,250) – Liability reduced to NIL.
Liability Reduction Option is included in the Maui Inclusive Pack – NZ$55 per day. Liability reduced to NIL.

Liability deposit
If the Liability Reduction Option or Maui Inclusive Pack is not taken, the Liability Deposit is NZ$7,500. When either of these have been purchased the NZ$250 security deposit imprint is no longer required. For security purposes only a credit card can be used to provide a Liability Deposit.  This Liability Deposit (payable locally) will be debited on the day of vehicle collection. This is subject to a 2% credit card administration fee in addition to the Liability Deposit amount when the credit card used is either a Visa or Mastercard. These fees are subject to change. The Liability Deposit is fully refundable, including the credit card surcharge, provided the vehicle is returned on time, to the correct location, undamaged, in a clean condition and with full fuel tanks and gas bottle.

Additional Fees

One-way Fees
A one-way rental fee of NZ$100 applies where pick up originates from Auckland and returns to Christchurch or Queenstown, where pick up is between 01 April and 30 September.  A one-way rental fee of NZ$250 applies where pick up originates from Auckland and returns to Christchurch or Queenstown, where pick up is between 01 October and 31 March. A one-way rental fee of NZ$50 applies where pick up originates from Christchurch or Queenstown or vice versa and where pick up is between 01 April and 30 September. A one-way rental fee of NZ$150 applies where pick up originates from Christchurch or Queenstown to Auckland and where pick up is between 01 October and 31 March. The one-way fee is charged per hire. The one-way fee is included in the Maui Premium Package.

Queenstown & Christchurch Location Fees
Vehicle collections and returns in Queenstown will incur an NZ$95 location fee (same city collection and return, one fee applies). This is in addition to the one-way fee if applicable. A location fee may also apply in Christchurch.

Extra Driver Fees
A fee per extra driver, pre hire applies. NZ$1 per day (maximum charge per hire, per driver is NZ$30). These fees are included in the Maui Inclusive Pack.

Public Holiday Surcharge
A Public Holiday Surcharge will apply to all rentals picking up and dropping off on national public holidays in New Zealand.

Licence & Minimum Age

A full current UK driving licence is required and the minimum age is 21.  Should a foreign licence be in a language other than English it must be accompanied by a current international driving permit issued in the same country as the driver’s licence was issued. An accredited English translation will be accepted in lieu of an international driving permit.

On the Road

Road Restrictions
Maui motorhomes can only be driven on sealed, bitumen or well maintained roads. They may not be driven on Skippers Road (Queenstown), the Crown Range Road (Queenstown), Ball Hut Road (Mt. Cook), Ninety Mile Beach (Northland), north of Colville Township (Coromandel Peninsula) and all ski field access roads (from 01 June to 31 October). Maui reserves the right at its sole discretion to restrict vehicle movements in certain areas due to adverse road or weather conditions.

On-Road Assistance
Any problems associated with the vehicle, including equipment failure, must be reported to Maui as soon a possible and within 24 hours in order to give Maui the opportunity to rectify the problem during the rental. Failure to do so will compromise any claims for compensation. Freephone contact number is 0800 788 558.

Road User Charge Recovery Fee
The Road User Recovery fee (RUCRF) is included in the Maui Inclusive Pack. If the Maui Inclusive Pack has not been selected the Road User Charge Recovery Fee will be calculated and collected on return of the vehicle based on the kilometres travelled during the hire. Maui reserves the right to amend the Road User Charge Recovery Fee in response to changes in Government Road User charges.

Express Return Pack

The Express Return Pack is available from NZ$299 and allows the return of an empty gas bottle, return of an empty fuel tank, toilet and waste water emptying service and express key return. The Road User Recovery Fee, as outlined above, is also included in this Pack.

New Zealand by Motorhome

from £2,446
excluding flights
21 nights Jan-May, Oct-Dec
This motorhome itinerary offers you a wonderfully independent self-drive holiday.
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