Haven’t booked yet? Don’t despair!

The festive season may be in full swing, but it isn’t too late to book your New Zealand summer motorhome holiday with Wilderness. Despite high demand through the peak period from mid-December to early January, there is still availability over summer, including great deals on daily rates.

With spaces filling quickly, Frances Hinlopen of the Wilderness Reservations team says the best bet is simply to call. “It’s really important for people to understand that even though the website may show that a particular travel period is ‘on request’ that doesn’t necessarily mean that we don’t have availability. It may mean that we only have one vehicle left. Pick up the phone and talk to us - we’ll do what we can to help.”

January and February are always busy times in New Zealand thanks to great weather, festivals, summer activities and long weekends. Although many Kiwis have headed back to work by mid-January, Frances says February is one of the busiest months for Wilderness with international visitors arriving. But she says there are still opportunities for those looking to get away. “If you’re a little bit flexible in your dates then we should be able to find something for you.”

Choosing a vehicle is also something the Reservations team can help with. Whether you’re a couple travelling, a family with a preschooler, or with teenagers (or both!) the Wilderness team can advise on which motorhome will best suit your needs. “We’ll ask relevant questions to help get you into the right kind of vehicle,” says Frances. “Often people can save a lot of time by ringing us and having a motorhome selected for them and then it’s a matter of just fitting that in with our availability.”

Booking well in advance is always the best way to ensure you get the dates and the vehicle you want. The team is already taking bookings from the UK for summer next year. “Although they’re not published, rates are always available,” she says. “People do get very organised and book ahead and consequently they enjoy good earlybird rates.”

So, don’t delay! If you want to be on the road with Wilderness this summer call the Reservations team now.

Top tips for booking:

  • Call the Reservations team. They can tell you straight away what is available and advise on the best vehicle for your needs.
  • Be flexible with your dates .
  • Consider travelling later in the New Zealand summer when demand has lessened.
  • Plan ahead and book well in advance.


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