Choosing to explore Australia and New Zealand in your own time allows more opportunity for adventure. In fact, we quite literally think it’s the way forward.

There are lots of providers of so-called recreational vehicles across Australia and New Zealand – the likes of Wicked Campers, Spaceships or the guys at thl’s well known brands, who put this little list together.

Here are their top reasons why travellers should choose a self-drive campervan holiday:

Here are their top reasons why travellers should choose a self-drive campervan holiday:

1.      Explore the lesser-known areas of a destination away from the tourist trail

And find the best spots and hidden gems that New Zealand and Australia have to offer. 

Put a route together according to your own interests – the Classic Wine Trail (Hawkes Bay to Marlborough, North Island) or The Sydney to Melbourne Touring Route taking in magnificent stretch of coastline between two of Australia’s most popular cities.

2.      Not having to continuously pack and unpack means more time to explore

Camper van holidays are hassle-free, just climb in, unpack once and hit the open road! Self-drive gives customers the chance to enjoy the best of both worlds, the experience of freedom and adventure all while being surrounded by the comforts of home.

3.      Working to your own timetable – no check-in and check-out times to worry about

Freedom and flexibility is a huge motivator for a campervan holiday. The biggest benefit is being able to travel at your own pace with no set agenda and the chance to be spontaneous. No airport delays to deal with or sticking to someone else’s schedule. Enjoy the luxury of waking up to a different view of your choice every morning from beaches to mountain vistas and lakes to vineyards compared to the same old garden view from a hotel room! Australasia is also a food lover’s paradise with many roadside stalls, local farmers markets, and cheese and chocolate factories. Luckily motorhomes are equipped with a portable gas stove and many include a fridge allowing you to make the most of the fresh produce on offer.

4.      Better value and peace of mind

With a campervan holiday accommodation and transport is already organised and travellers tend to buy food as they would at home with a big supermarket shop rather than foregoing the expense of eating out.

5.      Bonus benefits

We’re sure all the brands on offer will tell you they offer the best benefits and bonuses but the chances are, everyone will have a deal on offer for you. From free trips for the driver to bike hire deals. Just ask.