School Holidays on a Budget

School Holidays on a Budget

Written by mighway

With the school holidays fast approaching, it can be difficult to find ways to keep the kids entertained, especially on a budget. Luckily, there’s plenty of incredible New Zealand destinations waiting to be explored – not all are expensive either. So here’s how you can travel on a budget with campervan hire in New Zealand.

Campervan hire in New Zealand

When you start to breakdown your costs of your campervan hire in New Zealand, remember that this is your accommodation and to account for the number of people you are travelling with. One motorhome/campervan could save you from booking two rooms at a hotel.

From the cheapest to the most expensive, Mighway has you covered. You can hire a campervan from Mighway, for four people from around $60 per day. Now, of course this all depends on the type of vehicle you are looking at. The more luxurious the vehicle, the more it will cost. However, for a budget conscious traveller – this is a bargain!

Budget-friendly activities

New Zealand is home to so many incredible destinations, and natural wonders. Our backyard is just waiting to be explored, and on a budget too! Here are some of our favourite activities that will keep the kids entertained while travelling New Zealand:

  • Te Papa – Museum of New Zealand
  • Hooker Valley Track
  • Mount Maunganui Summit Track
  • Gem Alpaca Stud – Fairlie
  • Pukekura Park – New Plymouth
  • Margaret Mahey Family Playground – Christchurch
  • Glenorchy Animal Experiences – Glenorchy

Travel off peak

Campervan hire in New Zealand can often be cheaper during off peak seasons. So, travelling during the winter school holidays is a great start when you’re on a budget. The roads are also much quieter, as well as campsites and local attractions. Often you might find that local retailers will provide discounts to encourage travel during low season too. There’s really no better time to rent a motorhome.

Restaurant vs Supermarket

The best part about campervan hire in New Zealand is the accessibility; everything is at your fingertips. And, the cost of eating out at a restaurant, especially for a family of four, is undoubtably more expensive than purchasing your groceries from a supermarket. The best way to stick to your budget is to plan your meals out for the week, and utilise everything that is in your vehicle. Some of the Mighway owners include all your essentials, such as oil, salt and pepper and more. This is already saving you money.

There are plenty of ways to keep the young ones entertained these school holidays, and it doesn’t have to be expensive. Check out Mighway’s great campervan options in New Zealand and start your journey today.