What You Need for a Campervan Trip in New Zealand

Taking a campervan and traveling around New Zealand is an experience like no other. The freedom to go where you please and sleep where you want. This makes New Zealand the perfect place for campervan travel.  

Whether you’re looking for an extended stay in a campervan or a short trip away, we will cover everything you need. Preparing for a trip makes it easier to enjoy without the stress of not having everything you need. We have created a list of items that will help you be sure you have everything you need. 

This blog is created to answer your question to help you get started with what you need when hiring a campervan for a New Zealand Road trip.

  •  Clothes 
  •  Toiletries 
  •  Bedding
  •  Food/Cooking Materials
  •  Camping Essentials
  •  Entertainment
  •  Extras


Travelling in New Zealand, you can never tell how the weather will turn out. One day it could be hot with sunshine and the next it could be cold and wet. So, when packing clothes for travel, it is essential to have both warm and wet weather clothing. It is crucial to ensure you have suitable clothing for both hot and cold weather. Bringing both sets of clothes will help prepare you to be dressed accordingly, saving you time and money. Proper clothing will also let you continue exploring New Zealand and not feel trapped in your Campervan with lousy weather. It is also important to check the weather to make sure you know which days are likely to be better. Doing this can help you plan out activities during the trip.

You should aim to bring: 

  •  Jacket
  •  Jumper
  •  Pants
  •  Appropriate footwear
  •  Socks
  •  Shirt
  •  Shorts
  •  Hat
  •  Beanie
  •  Pyjama’s 
  •  Gloves
  •  Scarf
  •  Sunglasses


On a campervan trip in New Zealand, you must ensure you have all the proper toiletries. However, you might have your toothbrush, soap and shampoo. Other essential items are key when hiring a campervan when travelling to multiple destinations for short periods. Making sure you keep up good personal hygiene while campervan travelling is necessary. Forgetting important Toiletry essentials in a small area may leave a funky smell in your home on wheels. We have come up with a list of important things to take.

The list consists of:

  •  Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  •  Shampoo/Conditioner
  •  Shaver/Razor
  •  Bodywash/Soap
  •  Deodorants/Perfume
  •  Bug Repellent 
  •  Sunscreen/Moisturizer  


Although here at Euro Campers, we provide bedding and linen to all guests who hire our campervans. You may want to bring your bedding from home or a few extra blankets and pillows. We want to make sure that your home away from home is comfy during your stay. Bringing your favorite blanket or pillow may help you feel more at home while on your trip and can help customers enjoy their stay in the campervans while on the road. Making sure children have their favorite stuffed animals can also help children feel more comfortable away from home for a long period of time. 

  •  Blanket
  •  Pillow
  •  Stuffed Animals
  •  Hot water bottle

Food/Cooking Materials

Hiring a self-contained campervan provides you with the option of cooking from most destinations you decide to see. Making sure you stock up with food before you hit the road is vital for campervan travel. With getting food, it is also essential to check what cooking materials and utensils may come with the campervans and which don’t. Reviewing these items will help ensure you can cook and enjoy your meals on holiday. We have come up with some things that we think are important to bring for cooking during campervan travel.

Your Euro Campervan will have:

  •  Cutlery 
  •  Plates, Bowls and Cups
  •  Pots and Pans 
  •  Coffee Plunger
  •  Chopping Board
  •  Toaster
  •  Kettle
  •  Cheese Grater
  •  Measuring cups
  •  Wine Glasses
  •  Can Opener
  •  Sieve
  •  Tea Towels

Other Essential Items we offer with our kitchen packs are: 

  •  Dishwashing liquid 
  •  Cleaning spray
  •  Gloves

 Other items you may want to get for your trip:

  •  Salt and Pepper
  •  Cooking Oil
  •  Rubbish Bags 
  •  Extra toilet paper

Camping Essentials

Whether you go freedom camping or stay on various campsites, you will want to have the right camping equipment to help you relax. In addition, having the right camping equipment for Campervan travel can make your trip more enjoyable when you’re outside with fantastic scenery.

At Euro Campers we provide the following equipment for your trip:

  •  Camping chairs
  •  Camping Table
  •  Bucket
  •  Pegs/Line 

Extra Items you may want to bring:

  •  Mash mellows 
  •  Matches/Lighter 
  •  Torch/Lamp 
  •  Umbrella/Shade Cover


There are plenty of options if you need ideas to keep entertained while travelling around New Zealand. When travelling from Point A to Point B, you may get bored or restless looking out the window, or the children are running out of things to keep them busy. Although travelling between destinations can get hectic, entertainment is important to bring for downtime at campsites. You might have a few hours to kill at night or even if there is bad weather and you are stuck in the Campervan for the day. Bringing items to keep everyone entertained is an excellent way to make fun of certain situations.

  •  Cards
  •  Board games
  •  Books
  •  Movies
  •  Eletronic’s
  •  Drawing/Painting
  •  Toys for children


Now that we have all the items you will need to start your campervan trip in New Zealand. You can pack for your trip quickly, taking away the stress of not knowing what you will need. With all the essential items to start your journey, we have made a list of things you may consider wanting to take. These items aren’t necessary for your campervan trip but can help brighten the experience, making the memories last a lifetime. Making sure you have great playlist songs while on the road or camera to capture the beautiful scenery. 

  •  GPS/Map
  •  Road trip playlist 
  •  Camera

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