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Freedom Campers NZ

Since 1983 Freedom have been in the business of providing excellent customer service along with reliable rental vehicles for budget minded international and local travellers expecting top value for New Zealand campervan and motorhome hire.

Freedom Campers offers competitive rental rates for a selection of superbly maintained and presented campervans, which are also supported by the Automobile Association 24-hour emergency breakdown service for your peace of mind.

Hire rates along with Freedom's rental flexibility are designed to enable our overseas travellers to plan affordable, comfortable travel with more time to experience the natural attractions found in the North Island and South Island.

New Zealand is the perfect place for exploring on a budget and with a Freedom camper you can easily book and plan your backpacker holiday to suit your personal itinerary. New Zealand is a land of contrasts with plenty to see and discover and you can make your trip as adventure thrilled or tranquil as you desire. In just one day behind the wheel of your campavan it is possible to wander from fiords to coasts, from trout-filled lakes to snow-capped Alps, lush native forests to sleepy townships, golden sandy beaches to grassy parks.

Freedom understand that once you arrive in New Zealand that you are keen to hit the road and experience all that this country has to offer, and for this reason Freedom's North Island depot is based near Auckland International and Domestic Airport. And Freedom's South Island company is also conveniently situated near Christchurch International and Domestic Airport.

All clients are special to Freedom, and since 1983 the company has been dedicated to catering for the New Zealand tourist industry. Freedom are happy to arrange airport, hotel and motel pick ups along with individual attention when you are filling out contracts. Additionally they can provide maps and brochures and are always happy to provide assistance with any questions about New Zealand or concerns you may have before you get on the road.

Freedom Campers has chosen The Royal Albatross as their logo to represent its freedom of flight. This magnificent sea bird epitomises the endurance of Freedom customers who travel vast distances to experience the breath-taking and often rugged natural beauty of New Zealand.

New Zealand has numerous camping grounds, caravan and campervan parks of high standard situated throughout the country. Almost all campgrounds offer full kitchen facilities, BBQ area, TV lounge as well as washing machines and dryers. Visitors are impressed by the cleanliness of shower and toilet blocks and the comprehensive facilities on offer. To get away from it all, Department of Conservation (DOC) camps can be found in remote areas of New Zealand and provide beautiful camp settings but do not provide shower, toilet or kitchen facilities. Freedom's friendly staff will provide you with 2 separate maps showing you the Kiwi Camps, HAPNZ and the Top Ten Group of Camps. These show you the positioning of the camps which allows you to easily plan your itinerary

There are currently no terms and conditions for travel during this period. If your rental is during these travel dates, new terms and conditions may apply. Please contact us before booking.

Freedom Campers NZ insurance

The vehicle is fully insured in case of accident damage or loss of contents (excluding personal belongings). There is an excess/deductible of NZ$3500 ($4400 for drivers under 25 Years of age) This covers the cost of damage to Third Party property or to the rented vehicle, including single vehicle accident, windscreen and tyre damage overhead and underbody damage, towing and recovery costs, theft, fire, break in or vandalism. This also includes the cost of the daily rental rate for the period the vehicle is off fleet for accident repairs. The Liability applies in respect of each claim, not per rental. In addition to the Liability an administration fee of $150 will be charged per claim.

When you collect your vehicle we take an impression of your credit card as the bond for your excess/deductible. This is the insurance excess for any single accident which may occur during your holiday. The impression of your credit card covers your accident-damage bond liability plus any extra costs such as fuel fill-up, emptying of the toilet at the end of hire, or any traffic infringements, losses or breakages. A credit card imprint must be on all rental agreements and must be the credit card of the main hirer unless prior arrangements have been made. We do not deduct the bond from the credit card, but merely hold the authority to deduct it in the unfortunate event of an accident. Where a credit card is not available, a cash bond will be held by Freedom Campers for 21 Days following hire.

Please Note: For customers who are using debit cards for the security deposit, due to the limitations within Terms of Use for Debit Cards these are treated as cash and the full excess will be debited unless the Bond Waiver is purchased and then a signed imprint will be taken.

Optional Coverages
In addition to the insurance cover set out above, the hirer may also choose the Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) and/or Personal Effects and Baggage Insurance (PEB) and/or Bond Waiver Insurance (BWI) options by so indicating on the Rental Document. PAI and PEB insurance is offered on behalf of the current policy underwriter, and the owner acts only as their agent in arranging this insurance. The amount of that excess and the daily rate payable in respect of BWI is dependent upon the age of the hirer and the type of vehicle hired.

Bond waiver/excess reduction
Freedom Campers offers Excess Reduction as an optional extra at a fixed rate of NZ$30.00 per day ($37 per day for drivers under 25 years). This has a nil excess that covers you if you have an accident with another vehicle whether your fault or not, (especially if you have an accident with another vehicle and they have no insurance).

Excess Reduction does not cover you if you have a misjudgement of dimensions, eg hit a stationary object.

Please note that Excess Reduction is completely optional and can be decided upon collection of your vehicle. This additional insurance only covers you for one incident where after your standard excess applies. You can apply to purchase this cover for the remaining days of you hire.

Freedom campers strongly recommends our customers to take the bond waiver insurance to minimise excess exposure and travel with peace of mind.

Bond waiver cover includes the following extras:
- Zero excess (Subject to exclusions below)
- One windscreen, multiple windscreen chip repairs and two tyre replacements
- Road User Charges related to Diesel Vehicles
- Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) and Personal Effects and Baggage Insurance (PEB)
- Road Tolls

Bond waiver does not cover:
- Any water related damage, which includes but is not limited to:
a) Any vehicle submersion.
b) Creek or river crossing.
c) Driving through low plain flooded areas.
d) Beach driving.
- The terms of the rental agreement are breached. The hirer will be responsible for the total cost of any damage. This will also include any damage caused by wilful misconduct (e.g. sitting or standing on the bonnet or roof of the vehicle) and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- The incorrect use of fuel (fuel being diesel or petrol). The hirer will be responsible for any associated cost.
- The cost to retrieve or recover a vehicle which has become bogged.
- The cost to replace keys, which have become lost, or retrieval of keys, which have been locked in a vehicle.
- Overhead and underbody damage to the vehicle.
- Any damage arising from misjudgement of dimensions.
- Driving on restricted roads.
- Damage is caused to the vehicle by the use of snow chains
- Damage is caused due to fuel being placed in the water tank

Personal Accident Insurance (PAI):
Freedom Campers offers Personal Accident Insurance as an optional extra at a fixed rate of NZ$5.00 per day (inlcuded free in the Bond Waiver Insurance).  
This provides the Authorised driver and passengers with cover up to a certain limit for specified injuries, disablement or death to a maximum of $100,000.

Covered injuries include:
- Death 
- Permanent Total Loss of one or more limbs
- Permanent Total Loss of sight in one or both eyes
- Permanent Quadriplegia
- Permanent Paraplegia
- Hospitalisation - $100 for every continuous 24 hour period You are confined in a licensed hospital as an inpatient up to a maximum of 30 consecutive days.
Note: Only Personal Accidents related to the Hire Vehicle are Covered

Personal Effects and Baggage Insurance (PEB):
Freedom Campers offers Personal Effects and Baggage Insurance as an optional extra at a fixed rate of NZ$5.00 per day or buy the Personal Accident Insurance both for $9.00 per day.
This provides vehicle occupants (but excluding any hitchhiker), with cover up to a certain limit for loss or damage to baggage and personal effects contained within the rental vehicle up to a maximum of $6,050.

Cover includes:
- Any one Insured person - $3,050
- Per Rental Vehicle - $6,050
- Limit any one Article - $1,050
Number of Claims:
Each insurance policy can only have one individual claim made by the hirer. The policy is cancelled after each accident and all payments are forfeited. Tui Campers reserves the right to agree to a renewal of any insurance policy or to cancel the hire at the hirers cost.   The liability applies in respect of each claim, not per rental. 

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