What to pack for your campervan holiday

  • What to bring on your maui motorhome holiday

What should you bring for your New Zealand campervan holiday?

​Let us take away the hassle out of deciding what to pack, particularly if you are heading off on your first campervan holiday. You will find that many everyday essentials are supplied in your Maui camper, so that for starters makes things a lot easier:

Apartment-styled kitchen equipment - all you have to do is check out our menu suggestions for inspiration, stock your fridge and choose the view you want to create your culinary delights next to. Your Maui motorhome will come with china plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, wine glasses, drinking glasses, coffee plunger, bottle/can opener, mixing bowls, colander, saucepans, frying pans, chopping board, electric jug, gas kettle, tea towel, toaster.

Freshly laundered linen & bedding for the best night’s sleep including pillows, pillowcases, duvets (doonas), sheets, towels. Other useful items to make your holiday easy – pegs, clothes hangers, dustpan & brush, biodegradable toilet chemicals, fire extinguisher, dishwashing detergent, bucket & hose, disposable gloves, broom, matches, toilet roll and bin liner.

So what to pack? We’ve put together the below checklist as a general guide. But remember, there’s no need to panic if you have forgotten anything as you can always purchase supplies once you arrive. All our branches are located in major tourist hubs, so a convenience store is never too far away. You can stock up on items for your New Zealand driving holiday such as washing powder at a local supermarket rather than it taking up valuable luggage space!

It’s a good idea to pack your gear in soft luggage bags as they are a lot easier to store in your camper van than a hard suitcase. However, if you opt for a hard suitcase, you can unpack your belongings into the vehicle and leave the suitcase at our branch (if you are returning to that same branch).

What to Pack?

  • General
  • Tickets
    Money/currency  - travellers cheques, credit cards, New Zealand cash, bank/debit card
    Travel insurance - leave one copy of your policy at home and take one copy with you
    International Driver's Licence*
    Electrical Adaptor
    Day Pack
    Camera, battery charger / extra batteries, spare memory stick
    Watch with alarm
    Mobile phone & charger
    Laptop and power cord
    Sunscreen – the NZ UV rays are harsh, we suggest you pack this for all seasons.
    Torch – handy if you need don’t want to disturb your travelling companion during the night and need to search through a cupboard or bag or if you prefer to use campground bathroom facilities rather than your campervan toilet. 
    Eco plastic bags – handy to store your dirty laundry, wet towels and rubbish.  Zip lock bags are handy to keep meal left overs fresh.
  • Medical
  • Contact lens/eyeglasses prescriptions
    Prescriptions for any medications you may need - always carry medicines in correctly labelled containers
    Doctor's certificates / vaccination certificates
    First aid kit – or you can purchase this from any Maui branch
    Travel sickness tablets
    Mosquito repellent
    Safety pins
  • Toiletries
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
    Shampoo / Conditioner
    Razor / shaving cream
  • Clothing & footwear
  • Check the seasonal conditions so you pack appropriately
    Swimming gear
    Comfortable walking shoes
    Sandals / thongs / jandals / flip flops – handy to use at communal campground bathrooms
* A current and full motor vehicle driver’s licence is required and must be produced upon vehicle collection. Should a foreign licence be in a language other than English, it must be accompanied by an accredited English translation. The translation must be provided by a NZ Transport Agency authorised translation service or a diplomatic representative at a high commission, embassy or consulate, or the authority that issued your overseas licence (an International Driving Permit may be acceptable as a translation if in English).