Taking a Campervan on New Zealand Ferry

Campervan hire in New Zealand is great way to explore the country, but contrary to popular belief, there is no bridge connecting the North and South Islands (or Australia, for that matter!). So if you intend to travel across both islands, you’ll need to consider taking your campervan on the New Zealand ferry from Wellington to Picton (or vice versa).

Lots of people are concerned about the cost of taking a campervan or motorhome on the ferry. Many ask if they can drop their camper van off on one side and then pick up another vehicle on the other side. The truth is that very few of the campervan rental companies in New Zealand have branches in Wellington and Picton. Some have neither, or some have only Wellington, so your options are limited.

Even if both branches exist, often the Wellington branch is at least 30-45 minutes away from the ferry terminal, making it a bit of a hassle to return the vehicle and then make your way to the ferry in time. You would have to pack up your belongings from one campervan, check it back in, make your way to the ferry, cross the Cook Strait, make your way to the new branch, check out a new campervan and set up the campervan again with your belongings. So of course there are pros and cons for both options, but the ease and convenience of taking your campervan or motorhome onboard the ferry just might outweigh the cost. Continue reading “Taking a Campervan on New Zealand Ferry”

Best Luxury Train Rail Journey

If you are looking for a different way to explore Australia, then you might like to consider train travel. Okay, so a lot of people catch a train to work every day, but for a very different experience, jump onboard a Great Southern Rail (GSR) train to really see the land Down Under.

The basics that you need to know are: Continue reading “Best Luxury Train Rail Journey”

Las Vegas Campervan RV Rental Parks

Let’s do the maths: 30 Foot RV + driving down Las Vegas’ casino strip = nervous breakdown, right? No! If the thought of tackling Vegas’ legendary casino strip in a large motorhome makes you shudder, think again. Las Vegas caters surprisingly well for RV rental holiday-makers and there are definitely other ways of negotiating the casino strip without sending your heart rate through your RV’s roof.

Las Vegas is located in the state of Nevada, about a 4.5 hour drive inland from Los Angeles. It is the gambling capital of the USA, but is also home to some great family attractions and exciting nightlife. There is so much to do that you could easily spend days in Vegas without putting one dime into a slot machine. If you are considering an RV rental vacation on the west coast, then Las Vegas should definitely be on your “to-do” list.

You can collect your RV (lazy speak for “Recreational Vehicle”) in Las Vegas itself, or an equally popular option is to hire out of Los Angeles. Continue reading “Las Vegas Campervan RV Rental Parks”