Buy a Car Before You Arrive to New Zealand

Buy a car before arrive

✅ Last Update: Jun 15, 2024 @ 2:17 pm

Save yourself the time and hassle of landing in New Zealand and THEN starting your quest for a car or campervan.

Travel Cars NZ offers the popular option of selecting and securing your car or campervan before you arrive in New Zealand for a stress-free start to your New Zealand travels.

STEP 1—Get In Touch With Us

Contact us and let us know what kind of vehicle you are after. 

This could be a fully self-contained campervan, a non-self-contained campervan, a station wagon with a built-in bed, or a van with seats in the back and no bed.

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STEP 2—Review Your Vehicle Options

We will let you know what vehicles are in stock or will have in stock by the time you arrive in New Zealand.

We will send you information on the vehicles, including price, and then you can decide which is best for you.

STEP 3—Pay Your Deposit

You deposit 10 to 20% into the Travel Cars NZ bank account to secure the vehicle. Many customers use TransferWise, but others will transfer directly from their bank. When you show proof of transfer, the campervan is reserved and waiting for you.

💳 Regardless of whether you decide to book a car with us or not, we leave you here a Wise referral link so you can do your first transfer in New Zealand for free: Wise App

wise app

STEP 4—Relax and Countdown

High Five! You have gotten what, for many, is the most stressful part of their trip taken care of. Now, you can focus on where you will take your campervan, what you will name him/her, and what you will pack.

STEP 5—Land in Auckland

Once you arrive in Auckland, as soon as you have recovered from the plane ride, you make your way out to Travel Cars NZ car yard, and we will have the paperwork ready to go.

You will have a test drive with us, and we will talk you through the best way to maintain the vehicle and answer any questions about traveling and driving in New Zealand.

STEP 6—Start Your Adventure

Once you have paid for the remainder of the vehicle (the other 80-90%), the keys are handed over, and your driving adventure begins.


✍ Other Things to Consider

And, of course, you can find plenty of cars, campervans, and motorhomes for sale all around New Zealand by visiting our Homepage (from private sellers).

💛 Customer – Google Reviews

We are proud of our 4,6/5 rating in Google Places and weekly updates where you can ask us questions or schedule an appointment. Monthly photos of our setups, new cars, customers, etc.

👨‍💻 You can check what our customers say at the following link: TCNZ Reviews

Safe travels! ✈🗻

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Travel Cars NZ is a platform where private sellers and car dealers can list their campervans, backpacker cars, vans, wagons and other types of cars for sale all around New Zealand. General and useful information about converted vans and small campervans for sale is available at the TCNZ blog.