New Zealand

Maui Motorhomes

Price from £26 per day

Motorhomes offer the ultimate touring holiday freedom and flexibility. Go where you want, when you want, spend the night on a deserted beach or stay in one of New Zealand's 300 top quality campsites. We recommend choosing one of the four types of motor home offered by award winning company, Maui. They operate a modern fleet and guarantee all vehicles to be less than 2.5yrs old.  The 'Elite' option will provide you with a vehicle less than 1yr old!  Their depots are in Auckland, Queenstown and Christchurch.

When you're in a motorhome the vacation is not just the end destination it is the travel itself.

Experience the luxury of freedom, adventure and good times while on the road. Enjoy New Zealand’s stunning countryside with Maui through our picture windows, relax in the largest beds available, and travel surrounded by all the comforts of home.

The Maui team goes the extra mile, and will welcome you to be their guest. They are always happy to assist with tips and recommendations, and book your campsites and ferry crossings for you. Pop in for a complimentary valet service when you have a hire for 21 days or longer. They also provide free transfers on the day of pick up /drop off between the Auckland and Christchurch airport and depots.  The Queenstown depot is located at the airport so couldn't be easier!

Why Maui?

  • High quality modern vehicle fleet manufactured by Maui craftsmen in New Zealand, specifically for New Zealand conditions
  • Vehicle age max 2.5 years.  The 'Elite' option are less than 1yr old!
  • Gas central heating guaranteed – instant warmth on cooler days!
  • The most fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly campervans and motorhomes - certified self-contained
  • Solar panels provide power when not plugged into 240V
  • High grade water filters provide 100% drinking water, no need to buy water containers 
  • Fleet cleaned and maintained to exceptional standards, all cutlery/crockery/utensils are sanitised prior to use
  • 5 star lounge-style depots with business centre (internet, printing) and shower facilities
  • Hassle-free holidays - multi-lingual customer service staff and free 24/7 helpline and road side assistance
  • Exceptional personal service - you will be part of the Maui family
  • Special requests are no problem! We ensure that you will leave our depots highly satisfied
  • Only tourism company in NZ to achieve the NZ tourism supreme award twice, including becoming a member of the NZ Tourism Hall of Fame. 
  • All vehicles certified self-contained

What is included in the Standard Rate?

  • Unlimited kilometres
  • NZ GST
  • Standard vehicle insurance cover (NZD 7,500 bond and excess)
  • Cleaning fee
  • Toilet chemicals
  • FULL gas bottle(s) at pick up
  • Transfer on the day of pick up /drop off between airport and depot
  • Pop in for a complimentary valet service when you have a hire 21+ days
  • Our team is happy to assist with tips and recommendations and we can book your campsites and ferry crossings for you
  • 24 hour, 7 day roadside assistance, as well as comprehensive manuals and instructions and complete personalised show-through upon pickup
  • Extensive travel information pack & discount vouchers
  • All vehicles are fully equipped with everything you need on the road.

We would suggest you upgrade your booking by taking out the following:-

Liability Reduction Option - reduce your liability to nil and no deposit required.

Sizzle & Stay Connected Bundle - includes extra items such as Wifi 1GB, linen exchange, picnic table & chairs, child/booster seat, portable fan heater, snow chains and Single Vehicle Rollover Cover.

Express Return Pack - return with empty fuel tank, empty gas bottle, toilet and waste emptying service, Road User Charge Recovery Fee included and express key return when purchased with Liability Reduction Option.

Sleep this way, sleep that way!  Whether you prefer a double bed or two singles, the Ultima 2 Berth Motorhome offers you the flexibility to choose.

The Ultima lets you take your world with you on your motorhome rental.  Now you dont have to leave home without your beloved golf clubs or fishing rods - they have designed the ultimate storage space for you.  If you decide to relax inside, just slide out the LCD screen & DVD player and kick back with your favourite movie.

A glorious Kiwi summer evening is not complete without a BBQ so it has been made part of the Ultima motorhome!

Select and add the Maui Elite to your hire to ensure your vehicle is under 1 year old (subject to availability).

Special features

  • 1 double or 2 single beds
  • Shower/toilet ensuite
  • Large water tank capacity (120l)
  • Fully equipped kitchen and microwave
  • Reversing camera
  • Safe for valuables
  • Front swivel seats
  • A/C in driving cab
  • DVD player with flat screen, AM/FM radio, CD with MP3 audio, iPod and USB input facility
  • Engine – 2.2l turbo diesel

Good for

  • Fuel consumption
  • Easy driving, manoeuvrability and parking
  • Compact
  • Warm and cosy
  • Simple but luxurious – no need to compromise

Who books me?

  • Couples
  • Hikers & explorers
  • Freedom campers
  • Friends (2 mates)
  • Mother/daughter or father/son
  • Honeymooners
  • Young executives

The Maui Ultima Plus is ideal for 2 adults and 1 child.  This innovative, certified self-contained vehicle comes with toilet, shower and kitchen facilities, with plenty of space for the family of 3.  With automatic transmission, this vehicle is perfect for an easy family getaway.

Why not add the Maui Elite to your hire to ensure your vehicle is under 1 year of age (subject to availability).

Special features

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 Double & 1 Single or 3 Single beds
  • Engine – 2.2l turbo diesel
  • Personal safe
  • Built in BBQ
  • Living space is maximised through front swivel seating
  • DVD player with flat screen, AM/FM radio, CD with MP3 audio, iPod and USB input facility

Good for

  • Family of 3
  • Easy parking, manoeuvrability
  • Compact

Who books me?

  • Young families
  • Friends
  • Couples
  • Thrill seekers (surfing, hiking)
  • Hirers who prefer automatic transmission

The Maui Cascade and Beach are perfect for a family of four, two couples travelling together or one couple wanting space!

The Cascade comes complete with kitchen and bathroom facilities and an innovative bed design.  Two double beds are both located at the rear of the vehicle with the rear lounge converting into a double for two and the second lowering from the ceiling to accommodate two more!

Bike racks and bike hire are also available as an extra hire item - the only vehicle in the Maui fleet to offer this add on!

The focus of the Beach was simply creating room for you and your travelling companion(s) to stretch out in and enjoy each other's company but not live in each other's pockets.  One double bed is located over the driving cab and the other is located in the rear of the vehicle.  The Beach is also complete with an apartment styled kitchen, utensils and fresh linen, just as you would expect to find in a hotel.

Add the Maui Elite option to ensure your vehicle is under 1 year old (subject to availability).

Special Features

  • Superbly equipped kitchen
  • Internal walk through
  • 2 Double Beds (configuration different between Cascade & Beach models)
  • Bike racks can be fitted to Cascade model
  • Reversing camera
  • Personal safe in Beach model
  • DVD player with flat screen & AM/FM radio in Cascade
  • DVD player with flat screen, AM/FM radio, CD with MP3 audio, iPod and USB input facility in Beach
  • Microwave in Beach and Cascade Elite

Who books me?

  • Couples who enjoy extra space
  • Honeymooners
  • Activity seekers (golfing, fishing, hiking)
  • Long holiday-makers
  • Mobile office – run your business on the road!
  • Families

The Maui Sunset is ideal for up to 4 adults and 2 children.  Enjoy the spacious fixed rear bed with large windows, comfortable dinette seating area with full kitchen and bathroom facilities.  (Please note that this vehicle will not be available for travel from 01 April 18).

The Maui River has been designed for you and the kids! With your motorhome rental, you will travel and see the scenery and the kids will be safely buckled up in the back and entertained by their favourite DVD!

Both provide you with a bigger fridge so you don't have to worry about shopping regularly to stock up.  And although you're camping, there's no need to rough it - you'll find high quality crockery and decent wine glasses.  The shower is hot and towels are abundant.  In addition to a spacious living area, you will enjoy the vast storage space for all your gear.

Add the Maui Elite option at booking to ensure your vehicle is less than 1 year old (subject to availability).

Special features

  • 3 Double beds (one over/middle/rear)
  • 2 living areas provide flexibility and space
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Reversing camera
  • Personal safe
  • External storage locker
  • Incredible water storage (140l)
  • DVD player with flat screen, AM/FM radio
  • CD with MP3 audio
  • iPod and USB input facility
  • Certified self-contained

Who books me?

  • Families
  • Friends
  • Activity seekers (golfing, fishing, hiking)
  • Mature couples (using the rear bed instead of the luton and use seating behind driver’s seat as living area)
  • Mobile office – run your business on the road!

Suggested itinerary and campground information.........

Day 1 - Auckland - Pick up motorhome and drive to the Bay of Islands for 3 nights – possibly stay at the Beachside Holiday Park in Paihia.

Day 4 - Coromandel area for 3 nights – possibly one night at Mercury Bay Estate Winery.

Day 7 - Rotorua - 2 nights

Day 9 - Napier – 1 night – possibly Linden Estate Winery.

Day 10 - Wellington – 2 nights

Day 12 - Ferry to Picton on the South Island and drive through the Marlborough Wine district to Nelson for 3 nights – possibly Tahuna Beach Holiday Park – walking and kayaking in the Abel Tasman National Park.

Day 15 - Punakaiki (West Coast) – 1 night – possibly Punakaiki Beach Camp – Pancake Rocks and Blowhole.

Day 16 - Either Franz Josef or Fox Glacier – 1 night

Day 17 - Queenstown – 3 nights – possibly Carrick winery for 1 night and then 2 nights at Queenstown Lakeview Holiday Park (Bungy jumping, jetboating etc).

Day 20 - Te Anau – 2 nights – drive through to Milford Sound for cruise

Day 22 - Dunedin  - 2nights – great train journey on Taieri Gorge, wildlife on the peninsula (Albatross, seals, penguins)

Day 24 - Mt Cook – 1 night

Day 25 - Drive to Christchurch and return motorhome

Cost of 24day motorhome hire – 2 berth Ultima – High season 17/18 - From NZ$7780.50 (vehicle hire only)

Throughout the length and breadth of New Zealand you will find a vast choice of holiday parks. While you are likely to stay in campgrounds for the majority of your holiday, we find that many people like to stay in a hotel close to the branch they pick up from on the first night they arrive in New Zealand. This makes sense particularly after a long flight so you are refreshed and not driving while you are tired or jet-lagged.

You can pre-book your holiday sites before you leave home with Wheelaway Holidays. We recommend you book your first and last night's stay, especially over the peak season of Christmas until the end of February. The booking service allows you to book one or several holiday parks under one transaction. Alternatively, you can book open-dated vouchers.?

We recommend booking a Local Stays membership for NZ$45, which provides access to a network of more than a hundred places throughout New Zealand where you can stay overnight in your Certified Self Contained Maui motorhome.

What does self-contained mean? The vehicle meets the ablutionary and sanitary needs of the occupants of the motorhome for a minimum of three days without requiring any external services for discharging any waste. Basically your campervan has fresh water, a toilet and waste tanks, therefore providing more options about where you can freedom camp. 

Once you become a member for NZ$45 per year, you can stay at local boutique businesses including restaurants, wineries, olive groves, boutique breweries, farms. The idea is to meet the locals, try their products, purchase some of their delicious products or have a meal – and in return stay with them overnight at no extra charge!

Campground Information

With the large number of campervan accommodation options around New Zealand how do you decide where to stay? We recommend that you choose Qualmark* rated holiday parks. Many parks are located in prime coastal, river and lakeside locations which will allow you to wake up in some of the most scenic spots in the world! The nightly cost of powered sites (sites with power points for suitably wired vehicles like our motorhomes) ranges from NZD$18 to NZD$40 per night (subject to change).

*Qualmark® is New Zealand tourism's official mark of quality. A tourism business that carries Qualmark® is a business that has been independently assessed as professional and trustworthy, so you can book with confidence.

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Department of Conservation (DOC) campgrounds are located in stunning forest settings, lake shores and sandy beaches where you can relax and enjoy the New Zealand landscape.  Vary your motorhome holiday around New Zealand by staying at some of the DOC campsites located throughout the country. With more than 200 to choose from, you’ll find them located in stunning forest settings, lake shores and sandy beaches. DOC campsites are idyllic places to relax and enjoy the New Zealand landscape.