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Safe Driving In New Zealand

When driving in New Zealand, you must always drive on the left hand side of the road, obey all traffic signals and signage, and wear a seatbelt whilst in a vehicle. The driver must have their licence with them at all times when driving. It is recommended that familiarise yourself with the New Zealand road rules before driving in New Zealand to ensure you have a safe holiday. Always allow extra time to get to your next destination and be sure to stop every 2 hours to take a break.

Cheapa Campa takes the safety of our guests and the public very seriously. Please watch the safe driving video for your relevant RV type prior to commencing your road trip with us. The videos can also be viewed on our ApolloConnect app, which is free to download from the App Store or Google Play.

2WD Safety Video

4WD Safety Video


We recommend you take the Tourist Driving Quiz to ensure your own safety.


*Please note you will be charged for any traffic infringement, speeding or parking fines or road toll fines that you incur.

Breakdown & Accident Assistance

All Cheapa Campa vehicles are serviced and maintained to the highest industry standard. In the event you run into mechanical difficulties on your holiday, Cheapa Campa offers 24hour roadside assistance for your peace of mind.

If you require assistance in Australia, please call Apollo Assist on 1300 798 212 or 07 3265 9285 and we will help to get you back on the road as soon as possible. For assistance in New Zealand, please call 0800 234 567 or 09 912 9621.

New Zealand National Providers

10% discount*

Family Parks

Family Parks

Holidays at Family Parks are more than just a holiday, they´re a unique holiday experience. With over 160 Parks across New Zealand and Australia, there´s never been a better time to choose Family Parks for your next holiday. Family Parks have a minimum of three star rating from Qualmark. Our Parks are required to be neat and well presented with clean serviceable amenities.

Simply advise the park when you are booking that you are a Cheapa guest and show your key tag on check in to receive your discount.

Free call from within New Zealand: 0800 123 769
Family Parks

10% discount*

Kiwi Holiday Parks

Kiwi Holiday Parks

Kiwi Holiday Parks represents a group of over 50 quality holiday parks situated throughout New Zealand. When you stay at a Kiwi Holiday Park you can be sure you’re getting quality service and value for money. All of our holiday parks have a minimum 3 star rating and are regularly assessed by Qualmark - New Zealand tourism´s official quality agency. With over 50 member parks strategically located in some of New Zealand’s most serene and picturesque regions, you can always be sure of a warm and friendly welcome as you travel the length and breadth of our beautiful country. Our member park owners are seasoned locals who know their region like only locals can and love nothing more than sharing their knowledge of their unique part of New Zealand with you.

Simply advise the park when you are booking that you are a Cheapa guest and show your key tag on check in to receive your discount.

Free call from within New Zealand: 0800 94 54 94
Kiwi Holiday Parks

60 min FREE internet!*

Top 10 Holiday Parks

Top 10 Holiday Parks

TOP 10 Holiday Parks have, for over 25 years, set the standard for New Zealand Holiday Parks (camping grounds / motor camps), so you can be assured of great value for money and beautiful clean facilities. Kiwis have a tradition of staying in camping grounds and no holiday memories are complete without experiencing one of our great Parks. Our 51 New Zealand Holiday Parks offer fully integrated accommodation options, from park motels and self contained units through to cabins, tent and powered sites (caravans, motorhomes, campervans and RVs).

Cheapa guests receive 60 minutes Free Internet at any Participating IAC TOP 10 Holiday Park. This internet card is given at the branch on the day of pick up. The IAC card is already loaded with the 60 minutes. The Free Internet offer is only valid at one park.

Free call from within New Zealand: 0800 867 836
Free call from within Australia: 1800 121 010
Top 10 Holiday Parks

Road Maps & Extra Info

All Cheapa customers are supplied with a complimentary Travel Wallet when picking up their vehicle. This wallet includes our New Zealand magazine with discount vouchers, campground guides, safety tips, local/regional information and other helpful information.

GPS hire is also available to help you travel through the North and South Islands with ease. If you would like any more information, our friendly staff will be more than happy to offer personal advice on where to go, what to see and the best routes to travel.

Breakdown & Accident Assistance

All Cheapa vehicles are serviced and maintained to the highest industry standard. However, should you run into any mechanical difficulties on your holiday, Cheapa offers 24 hour roadside assistance. We provide a dedicated FREE call number, listed on the back of your Cheapa key tag. Our team will help you get back on the road as soon as possible.

Freedom Camping:

While New Zealand is very tolerant of ‘Freedom Camping’ they do have some guidelines to ensure their communities and environment is not adversely affected by campers. There are also new laws that allow local governments to fine you if you are breaching the freedom camping guidelines. For more information click HERE.

*Terms, conditions and expiry dates apply to all discount offers. See your Apollo Magazine on vehicle pickup for full details.
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