Motorhomes and campers are a mode of transport worth considering if you are keen to have a little more freedom on where and when you require accommodation too.
Many iconic rental companies have closed / merged and diversified in the last few years in New Zealand, with there now being 3 main networks of hire companies, as well as the independents.
Here is a list of website links to make it easier for you to shop around.
APOLLO MOTORHOME HOLIDAYS FAMILY
TOURISM HOLDINGS LIMITED
There is often an opportunity to save a little on your hire if you are traveling in certain weeks of the year when there is less demand; you are relocating vehicles; you stay for longer; or through special package deals. Not all companies will offer each of these but have a good look around at the websites above and you're bound to find something to suit.
For those from overseas, if you do this at the time you are booking flights you may find that flying into a different airport fits in better with a relocation or special (often this is Christchurch if the majority of people fly into Auckland, hire a vehicle to drive to Christchurch and then fly out from there).
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All these links are provided as a service to you. NONE of them are affiliates or offered any kick-back to us for their listing here.
* Friends of ours have rented motorhomes several times for group tours around the South Island, from Affordable Motorhomes. As a result we have been in email contact with them ourselves, and I couldn't fault their genuine helpfulness and service.