Renting or Buying a Car or Camper for Your Trip to NZ

When travelling in New Zealand, many people decide to stay for an extended period of time. Whatever the reason, you will certainly need a way to get around. Let’s look at the benefits, and drawbacks, of buying vs renting, a car or campervan for your stay.

Buying a Car

If you’re backpacking, buying a car may be an excellent option for you for many reasons. Firstly, when you take into account the cost of a long-term rental, plus gas, individual insurance, and the price per km, you will often find buying a cheap, second-hand car is a more feasible option financially. One thing to remember is that you will lose your money if you are unable to sell the car. Also, if you do not have anywhere to park the car, you may run into some issues as well.

Buy Your Own Campervan

A campervan is another excellent purchase. Once again, saving you money as you rule out the costs associated with renting over the longer term. Also, a campervan provides you somewhere to sleep and stay, removing the need to pay for accommodation as well. Conversely, the cost to fix any issues, or unexpected problems, can be severe and costly.

Renting a Car

If your trip involves staying in hotels, travelling within one region, or commuting, renting a car may be a better option. Be sure to compare prices and terms, and make sure that you understand what you are signing up for before you do so.

Rent a Campervan

Renting a campervan takes all the worry out of owning, and the risks associated. It is a great way to see the country, especially if you are able to find one with no distance restrictions. Ensure you know what you are responsible for, especially if something were to happen to the vehicle while in your possession.