Our blondie in a mountain pass near Queenstown.
When your stay is not going to happen for a month I think it is not convenient for you to be wasting time comparing vehicles, checking their mechanical condition, fixing paperwork and looking for a buyer at the end of your trip. It will be better to rent.
There is many rental companies and many kinds of vehicles.
In 2004 We took the yellow pages of Auckland and we called until we found a really cheap one. A melting down Toyota Corolla 90 It ended up being our choice at the price of laughter. The truth is that we had no problem with him and, losing our tent in a storm, ended up becoming a sleeper for the 3 friends. Indescribable the jungle we turned it into. Just tell you that we prefer to pay the fine for delivering it dirty than cleaning it.
In Bomun's good farm. A hitchhiker who picked up and ended up inviting us to dinner and sleep there.
In 2011 the moment of choice caught us in Christchurch and we were looking for a van where we could also sleep and cook after the success of the same formula in Australia.
The most widespread lowcost companies are: Spaceship, Jucy and Wicked.
Our priority was Spaceship for the good result he gave us in Australia. We looked for the office in Christchurch but it was closed because of the damage it suffered in the famous earthquake that shook the city last year.
Jucy's conditions didn't convince us so we opted for Wicked.
We rented one Toyota Estima for 16 days At a price of 39 New Zealand dollars a day. Given that the change was around 1.80 NZD for each Euro, I think it worked out very well.
One of the parks in which we sleep.