Holidays and public holidays

Holidays and public holidays in New Zealand

CampingCar-Online/Ramble Campervans can provide you with information regarding the public holidays and other holidays in New Zealand to help you better prepare for your motorhome holiday.

Public Holidays

Even though most of the motorhome rental centres stay open on public holidays in New Zealand, certain administrative offices may be closed. 





New Year's Day

1 January

1 January

Day after New Year's Day

2 January

2 January

Waitangi Day

6 February

6 February

Good Friday

3 April

25 march

Easter Monday

6 April

28 March


25 April

25 April

Queen's birthay

1 June

1 June

Labour Day

6 September

24 September

Christmas Day

25 December

25 December

Boxing Day

26 December

26 December

School holidays in New Zealand




Autumn holidays

from 3 April

to 19 April


from 3 April

to 1 May

Winter holidays

from 4 july

to 19 July

from 9 July

to 24 July

Spring holidays

from 26 September

to 11 October

from 24 September

to 9 October

Summer holidays

from 19 December

to 31 January

from 21 December

to 29 January




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General Info


Explore this safe country with beautiful scenery and very warm and friendly people who respect the nature around them


The driving distances are reasonable with easy, beautiful routes; one quickly gets used to driving on the left. You will save money on expensive accomodation by camping.


The ski slopes on the South Island guarentee great snow!


Plan to travel in December, January or Febuary: book 6 - 9 months in advance


Motorhome travel will allow you to access rafting spots, moutaineering spots and other extreme sports areas in complete freedom! The passage between the two islands by ferry is easy in a motorhome.

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