Giving you the confidence to travel


At Wilderness, we’re with you all the way. And the current COVID-19 environment is no different. Here is what we are doing to make sure that you can relax and enjoy your motorhome holiday with us.


Travel Updates

The Government has announced temporary restrictions on travellers arriving in New Zealand as a precautionary measure to protect against the spread of COVID-19. The restrictions prevent foreign nationals travelling from any country from entering New Zealand. See Ministry of Health for more information.

With the move to COVID-19 Alert Level 2, we are able to reopen our Auckland and Christchurch bases from Monday 18 May. In order to serve you better, we have reorganised our teams and opening days and hours. While we will continue to operate seven days a week, we have prioritised services on the days Kiwis like to travel the most.

You can start your rental on any day except Tuesday or Wednesday. Our adventure support team will be available to assist you in collecting your motorhome from Thursdays through to Mondays. You can end your rental and return your motorhome on any day using our contactless drop off service.

If you are currently on hire, please call 0508 945 337 or email to discuss your return or extend your hire if you prefer.



Making a new booking

Our Wilderness motorhomes are the perfect escape from the lockdown! They offer all the comfort and most of the facilities of a modern home plus they’re mobile. So you can stay safe on a motorhome holiday by maintaining your own bubble on wheels.  

If you are ready to book or just have a question, our call centre is available seven days a week to assist you. Use the chat on this website, call us on 0800 110 155 or email us at

To give you more confidence in making your travel plans, the 30% deposit to secure your booking is now fully refundable up until 7 days* prior to pick up.

*excludes pick ups between 1DEC–28FEB (refundable up to 21 days prior)


Making changes to your booking

We realise that due to current uncertainties, you may need extra flexibility with your booking. From now until 31 May 2020, you can cancel your booking at any time up to five days before your rental without being charged a cancellation fee. More information.

If you are unable to travel on the dates you have booked, we strongly encourage you to postpone and take advantage of our generous credit. You can use this credit to rebook for travel up to 31 March 2022. Please contact our reservations team on +64 9 282 3606 or email If you would prefer to cancel, please email

Please note that for new bookings from 1 June, 2020 our standard terms and conditions will apply.


Keeping you safe

The health and wellbeing of all our guests and team members is, as always, our top priority. Our motorhomes have always been thoroughly checked and prepared prior to each rental so that you feel safe and comfortable in the wilderness. Every motorhome receives a deep clean before each rental including disinfecting all surfaces with hospital grade cleaning products, sterilising cutlery, crockery, utensils, and pots and pans plus linen and towels using high temperature washing machines and sanitizers.

Since April 2020, we have put in place strict measures to keep everyone safe and to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These include:

  • increased cleaning and sanitizing of the public spaces and team spaces at our bases
  • educating our team to observe good hygiene practices including washing hands thoroughly with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
    providing additional tissues, hand soap and hand sanitiser for all guests and our team
  • maintaining social distancing
    staying home if feeling unwell
    restricting visitors to a maximum of 10 on site for a maximum of two hours
    collecting your details on arrival to ensure we are complying with contact tracing requirements

We will continue to respond and adopt the recommended precautions based on the expert advice of the World Health Organization, local government, public health authorities and medical professionals to ensure we play our part in stopping the transmission of this virus.