The Wilderness team makes the motorhome booking process easy, so you can embark on your adventure and start collecting your remarkable moments.
If you're looking for the best deal while our borders are closed, don't worry, we've already adjusted our prices for the New Zealand and Australian markets. So you can treat yourself to a safe holiday in comfort and style - at a great price.
Wilderness uses a secure payment processing partner, Windcave (previously known as Payment Express), to handle all guest transactions so you can be sure your payment information remains confidential.
To kick off your New Zealand motorhome adventure, you need to pay a deposit to confirm your booking. Pay 30% of the total cost when you book and the balance 7 days* prior to pick up. Nothing pains us more than having to cancel a hire, so we will remind before the due date.
Our reservations team is available to help with any changes to your booking. We will do our best to accommodate your request to lengthen your hire. Be aware that extensions are subject to availability. The daily rental rate will be based on current rate on the date the request is confirmed.
*except for pick ups between 21 December and 8 February (due 21 days prior to pick up)
Unlike most other motorhome rental providers, your bond amount won’t be placed as a hold or deducted from your credit card so you won’t have to worry about the extra investment up front.
Review our Terms and Conditions for more information.
You can pay with VISA, MasterCard, or American Express credit or debit cards or by using bank transfer. Be aware that either payment method may incur bank fees.
We accept payments in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). A non-refundable administration fee will be applied to card transactions (2.5% for VISA and MasterCard and 4.5% for American Express).
All prices quoted include Goods and Services Tax (GST) as required by law in New Zealand.
We understand that life happens and travel plans can change, so we try to be flexible when it comes to accommodating guest needs. These are a few of the things to consider when making changes to your booking:
Do you have more questions about making changes to your booking? Check out our full Terms and Conditions for more information.
Wilderness has no added fees for additional drivers. In fact, we encourage your group to take turns at driving so everyone has a chance to experience our wonderful New Zealand scenery from upfront.
All intended drivers must be at least 21 years old and recorded on the rental agreement. You can add the name and driver's licence details of any additional drivers before the start of your hire as long as all drivers are present when the motorhome is collected. All drivers must show their current driver licence (the original and not a copy or digital version) and a translation or an International Driving Permit (IDP) for licences in languages other than English. Don’t forget to pack your licence with your passport!
For long-term visitors who have been in New Zealand for more than a year, the licence from your country of origin will no longer be valid and you will need to apply for a New Zealand licence. For more information on applying for an NZ licence (as well as a directory of approved translators), visit the NZTA website.
We get it—sometimes things don’t work out, even with careful planning. If you have to cancel your hire after you have made your booking and paid your deposit, here’s how our cancellation policy works for all rental periods other than 21 December to 8 February:
Please review our full Terms and Conditions for additional information regarding cancellation.
At Wilderness, we like to be transparent about our pricing so you won't get a nasty surprise when you discover unexpected fees during the booking process.
We want you to get the best value for your money, so we have tried whenever possible to combine all the fees and charges you are likely to need to pay into the daily hire rate. In addition to covering the usual taxes and fees, your daily rate includes great perks, such as:
We also offer adventurers flexible options for liability reduction (in case your motorhome is damaged during your trip) and a wide range of extras like camping tables and chairs, child seats, Cook Strait ferry tickets, onboard wifi, and much more. Our VIP liability reduction option even comes bundled with our most popular add-ons.
Customise your booking to help you get the most out of your motorhome adventure and create remarkable moments. Check out our extras and accessories to enhance your journey.
Our Road User Charge Recovery Fee (RUCRF) helps offset the NZ government tax on diesel vehicles (Road User Charge or RUC) so we can keep our daily hire rates down. It is based on actual kilometres travelled, so your RUCRF for a short trip will be less than that of a circumnavigation of the country.*
Your RUCRF is payable at the end of your hire or is included in our VIP liability reduction option.
*For all motorhomes: RUCRF is equal to NZ$8.40 per 100kms (subject to change without notice).
Any infringements received for an offence committed during your period of hire are your responsibility, including speeding, toll road, parking, and freedom camping offences.
If you receive a ticket directly, we encourage you to pay it as soon as possible and provide proof of payment to our Adventure Support team when you return your hire. If you’re not sure how to pay your ticket, the details are usually printed on the ticket itself.
If we receive the ticket, we will contact you with the details on how to pay the ticket and also charge an additional administration fee of NZ$25.
If you choose to challenge, query, or object to the alleged offence, it must be done directly with the issuing enforcement authority and may include a court hearing (within 56 days from the date of issue of the infringement notice or 28 days from the date of issue of the reminder notice).
Please take the time to review our Terms and Conditions for more information on infringements.