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Apollo Motorhomes NZ Domestic informationSince its inception in 1985, Apollo Motorhome Holidays has revolutionised the recreational vehicle industry. As the world's largest privately owned leisure vehicle operator, Apollo is dedicated to world class customer service and great rates.
Apollo’s fleet of over 3500 quality campervans, motorhomes and 4WDs campers and more than 500 exceptional staff have helped tens of thousands of people enjoy the wonders of travel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA
Why choose Apollo for 2017/2018?
• 0-3 year old vehicles
• Large increase in fleet size
• Free airport transfers
• Branches in Auckland and Christchurch
• 24 hour roadside assistance
• Generous long term discounts
• Large beds in all motorhome models
• Most competitive and simple to understand protection cover
• One way rentals available
• Personal service from a family owned and operated business
• Rentals available to drivers from 21 years of age
• Unlimited kilometres included
• Very Competitive dynamic rates
• Combine rentals in the USA, Australia and New Zealand to obtain long term discounts
• No restrictions on pick up and drop off times
• Overseas marketing representation based in the UK and Central Europe
• New Zealand motorhome factory
• Vehicles custom built for New Zealand conditions
Apollo Motorhomes NZ Domestic Rental TermsSummary of Rental Conditions
All rental days are calculated per calendar day.
Rates are in New Zealand dollars and include 15% Goods and Services Tax.
Rates exclude one-way fees and all Liability Reduction Options and Extras.
Please note that the flex rate resets after 7 days.
These rates and terms may not apply to group bookings (any rental that consists of 3 or more vehicles travelling together). Requests for group bookings should first be directed to reservations.
Please specify the correct number of guests on all bookings.
Rates are subject to change without notice.
- Unlimited kilometers
- 15% GST
- Personal kits
- Kitchen Kit
- Apollo welcome Pack
- Personal Check Out and Check In Service
- Pre-hire Cleaning Fees
- Vehicle Consultation Fee
- 24hr Roadside Assistance
- Extra Driver Fees
- Camp Ground Guides
- Complimentary Airport Transfers
- 10% discount on powered campsites at ALL Kiwi Holiday Parks and Family Parks in NZ, and 60 minutes free internet at selected Top 10 Holiday Park .
GET PEACE OF MIND WITH THE OPTIONAL APOLLO VALUE PACK:
The rates quoted in your search results include insurance with an excess of NZ$7500 / NZ$5000, and if you do not decide to reduce this excess with further Liability Reduction insurance you will have to pay a bond of NZ$7500 / NZ$5000 when you arrive (this is refundable when you return the vehicle in satisfactory condition).
The Value Pack includes VIP Cover, Initial set of Toilet Chemicals, Pre-purchased Gas Bottle, Snow Chains (on request), Camp Chairs and Table and Baby or Booster Seats (on request).
Rental days are charged per calendar day. The day of pick-up is calculated as the first day of rental and the day of return is calculated as the last day of rental. Vehicles must be returned within branch hours.
Apollo has branches in Auckland and Christchurch.
Branches are open seven days a week, 8am to 4:30pm. Branches will be closed Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday.
Public Holiday Surcharge
An NZ$50 surcharge will apply to all rentals picking up and/or dropping off on National public Holidays:
• Easter Monday (17th April 2017)
• ANZAC Day (25th April 2017)
• Queens Birthday (5th June 2017)
• Labour Day (23rd October 2017)
• Boxing Day (26th December 2017)
• Day after New Year’s Day (2nd January 2018)
• Waitangi Day (6th February 2018)
*Dates are correct at time of release. Dates subject to change.
Vehicles must be collected and returned to our branches (not airports). A transfer to the Apollo branch from the Airport and vice versa is provided free of charge.
Rates include unlimited kilometres.
Our rates include GST of 15%.
Payment at Branches:
For security reasons, Apollo will only accept credit card or debit card for rental charges paid on vehicle pick-up or drop-off. Cash payments will not be accepted at rental branches. The bond on the vehicle is only payable at pick-up by credit card or debit credit card. The bond cannot be paid with a pre-paid credit card.
Road User Charge Recovery Fee
The Road User Charge Recovery Fee will be calculated and collected on return of the vehicle based on the kilometres travelled during the hire.
The fee per 100km is as follows:
2 Berth ST: NZ$6.22
4 Berth: NZ$6.62
6 Berth: NZ$6.62
We reserve the right to amend the Road User Charge Recovery Fee upon Government intervention.
Supplier only accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club. Visa and MasterCard will incur an additional non-refundable 2% surcharge on any transaction. American Express and Diners Club will incur an additional non-refundable 4.5% surcharge on any transaction.
Exchange Rate / Currency Variations:
All credit card transactions are conducted in New Zealand dollars. Due to exchange rate fluctuations, there could be some variance in the amount refunded compared to the amount initially charged. We do not accept any liability for variances up or down. Refunds by credit card can take up to 21 working days depending on the renter’s Financial Institution.
The minimum rental period for all vehicles is five days.
Between 15 December 2017 and 10 January 2018, a minimum rental period of 14 days applies. Minimum rental periods are subject to change during peak periods.
One Way Rentals:
One-way rentals are available between the North and South Islands and vice versa.
The following one-way fees apply:
North to South Rentals
- Pick-up 01 April 2017 to 30 September 2017 a one-way rental fee of $100 applies
- Pick-up 01 October 2017 to 31 March 2018 a one-way rental fee of $300 applies
South to North Rentals
- Pick-up 01 April 2017 to 31 October 2017 no one-way rental fee applies
- Pick-up 01 November 2017 to 31 March 2018 a one-way rental fee of $250 applies
Driver’s Licence and Minimum Age:
A current and full motor vehicle driver’s licence is required. If the driver’s licence is not in the English language then an international driver’s licence is also required. An accredited English translation will be accepted in lieu of an international driving permit. The driver’s licence must have been held for at least two years and be valid for the whole length of the rental. The original driver’s licence must be shown at time of pick-up when the driver is present.
Drivers must be 21 years of age or over.
Each vehicle is supplied with complimentary campground guides.
On pick up of the vehicle, our staff will provide a complimentary vehicle consultation. This includes an explanation of all the interior and exterior features of the vehicle as well as driving tips.
Apollo Welcome Pack:
Each vehicle is supplied with a complimentary Apollo Welcome Pack for the first night that includes some essential items.
Each vehicle is supplied with complimentary general equipment (such as pegs and clothes line, dustpan/brush, fire extinguisher, bucket/hose and broom).
Kitchen and Personal Kits:
Each vehicle is supplied with complimentary living equipment (such as bedding, cooking equipment, eating utensils, bath and tea towels.)
Pre-purchased Gas Bottle (Included in the Value Pack):
The gas bottle(s) is supplied full. A service fee is payable on pick up of the vehicle:
$25 – Hitop Campervan, Endeavour Campervan, 2 Berth S/T Camper
$35 – 4 and 6 Berth Motorhomes
The gas bottle can be returned empty to Apollo at the completion of the rental. The fee applies for each part of multiple rentals.
Camp Chairs (Included in the Value Pack)
Available as an extra via the website you booked your vehicle on.
Camp Table (Included in the Value Pack)
Available as an extra via the website you booked your vehicle on.
Available as an extra via the website you booked your vehicle on.
Snow Chains (Included in the Value Pack)
Available as an extra via the website you booked your vehicle on (must be pre-booked)
Heater / Fan
Available as an extra via the website you booked your vehicle on (must be pre-booked).
Available as an extra, purchasable via the website when you book your vehicle. Baby Seats (Available as an extra) (Included in the Value Pack)
Available as an extra via the website you booked your vehicle on (must be pre-booked). Baby seats (must be pre-booked) suitable for children 6 months to 4 years of age can be fitted to the Motorhome Range. Baby seats cannot be fitted to the Hitop or 2 Berth S/T Camper. Children under 6 months of age cannot be accommodated in any of the Motorhomes.
Booster Seats (Included in the Value Pack)
Available as an extra via the website you booked your vehicle on (must be pre-booked). Booster seat (must be pre-booked) suitable for a child between 4 and 7 years of age can be supplied for the Motorhome Range. Booster seats cannot be fitted to the Hitop or 2 Berth S/T Camper.
First Aid Kits
A First Aid Kit is supplied in every vehicle. If the seal is broken or the kit is not returned the kit becomes the property of the renter and a $50 fee is charged when the vehicle is returned.
Child Restraints - Guidelines for the safe travel of children DATE OF BIRTH FOR CHILDREN UNDER 8 YEARS
Apollo will now require the date of birth for all children under 8 years of age, this is to ensure they can safely
travel in our vehicles.
Consecutive Apollo Motorhome/Campervan rentals can be combined to qualify for a long-term discount rate. Rentals in the United States of America, Australia and New Zealand on Star RV, Apollo, Cheapa Campa and Hippie Camper can be combined to obtain a long-term discount rate, providing travel is within a 3 month period. If drop off of a vehicle and pick up of a new vehicle occurs on the same day then a day each will be charged per respective vehicle. Multiple rentals are treated as separate rentals under the one way fee and minimum rental period conditions. This discount does not apply to completed bookings.
Two Wheel Drive Vehicles can only be driven on sealed/bitumen roads. The only exception to this is the loose road surface on any major ski field access roads or any recognised campground access road less than 12 kilometres in length.
No vehicle shall be driven on Skippers Road (Queenstown), The Crown Range Road (Queenstown), Ninety Mile Beach (Northland), Ball Hut Road (Mt. Cook) and North of Colville Township (Coromandel Peninsula).
Apollo reserves the right at its sole discretion to restrict vehicle movements in certain areas due to adverse road or weather conditions, and the distance to nominated destinations in relation to the length of the rental period.
Change of Drop Off Destination:
If the renter wishes to change the drop off destination after the rental has commenced, they first must obtain authorisation from Apollo
Reservations. Subject to the change being approved, a minimum additional charge of $750 will apply.
Although we run late model vehicles, it may happen that small repairs are required. Repairs up to $100 may be affected without authorisation and will be reimbursed unless the damage is caused by the renter. For amounts over $100, Apollo will need to be informed in advance. All vehicles are enrolled in the New Zealand Automobile Association and 24hr emergency roadside assistance is available.
Infringements and Administration Fees:
Apollo reserves the right to charge the renter for any speeding, toll way or parking fines not reported on return of the vehicle. In addition to these costs, Apollo reserves the right to charge for associated administration costs for processing the fines (irrespective of liability). An administration fee of $75 per fine will be applicable.
Change Of Vehicle:
Should the vehicle booked be unavailable through unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to substitute an alternative vehicle without prior notification and at no extra cost. This shall not constitute a breach of contract and does not entitle the renter to a refund.
Vehicles cannot be requested by make or model, only by vehicle category.
Should the renter decide to take a lesser vehicle than booked then they will not be entitled to any refund.
Limit of Liability:
In the event of no alternative vehicle being available to the renter our liability is limited to a refund of the hire charge or in the case of mechanical failure (unless caused by the renter) the remainder of the hire period.
We reserve the right to refuse any rental at our discretion.
Service dogs are permitted to travel in our vehicles with prior permission from Apollo. No other animals are permitted in our vehicles.
Smoking is not allowed in our vehicles.
If you wish to make any changes to your booking (including voluntary downgrade) the booking will be calculated by using either the original flex rate or the flex rate that is valid at the time of the booking change, depending on whichever rate is higher. There are no exceptions to this rule. The following situations are classified as booking alterations:
- Change of date for vehicle pick-up or drop-off
- Change of location (depot) for vehicle pick-up or drop-off
- Change of vehicle category
- Name change
If you decide to extend your rental duration (changing the drop-off date) by 2 days the same flex rate is used that applied on the day when you made your original booking. If you extend by 3 days or more, the booking change rule applies as outlined above.
If an amendment is made to the rental dates within 17 days of collection, no refund will be made if the length of hire is shortened (that is; the rental will be charged at the number of days originally booked). A relocation fee may apply if the collection or return location is amended within 17 days of vehicle pick up or if notification occurs during the hire.
Booking Amendment Fee:
The first change only is at no charge. The first change may involve several aspects of the reservation. The second and subsequent changes
are at NZ$25 per aspect, per change.
If the guest wishes to extend the rental whilst on hire, they must first obtain authorisation from Apollo Reservations who will advise of the additional costs. Rental extension is subject to fleet availability. The extra cost (Gross Rate) of an extended rental must be paid by credit card over the telephone or at an Apollo Branch immediately on confirmation of the rental extension.
Whilst on hire if you decide to extend your rental duration (changing the drop-off date) by 2 days the same flex rate is used that applied on the day when you made your original booking. If you extend by 3 days or more, the booking change rule applies as outlined above.
Failure to obtain authorisation will result in the renter being charged double the daily gross rental rate.
The initial deposit paid is non-refundable. In addition to forfeiting your deposit, the following charges also apply:
If cancelled 94+ days prior to pick up. No Further Fee
If cancelled 93 to 25 days prior to pick up - 10% of Total Rental (minimum $250)
If cancelled 10 to 24 days prior to pick up - 20% of Total Rental (minimum $250)
If cancelled less than 10 days prior to pick up - 50% of Total Rental (minimum $250)
If cancelled 3 days prior or on the day of pick up or no show - 100% of Total Rental (minimum $250)
Original date of pick up will be used to calculate any cancellation fees.
There is no refund for late pick up or early return of vehicle.
Lions Tour Conditions
Applicable for hires with a collection date between 26 May 2017 and 08 July 2017.
The initial deposit paid is non-refundable. In addition to forfeiting your deposit, the following charges also apply:
If cancelled 153+ days prior to pick up. No Further Fee
If cancelled 152 to 94 days prior to pick up - 50% of Total Rental (minimum $500)
If cancelled 93 days or less prior to pick up - 100% of Total Rental (minimum $500)
There is no refund for late pickup or early return of the vehicle.
Special payment conditions applicable with a collection date between 26 May 2017 to 08 July 2017. At all other times, normal payment conditions apply.
We strongly recommend that renters ensure they take out the highest level of Travel Insurance.
New Zealand legislation provides limited coverage for personal injury. Apollo strongly recommends that all people travelling in New Zealand take out their own personal travel insurance.
The Vehicle is insured for damage to it or damage to the property of a third party. However the renter is responsible up to the amount of the applicable Liability for the cost of such damage to third party property, or to the rented Vehicle. The Liability applies in respect of each claim, not per rental. In addition to the Liability an administration fee of $75 will be charged per claim.
The Liability is applicable regardless of who is at fault and must be paid at the time the accident is reported to Apollo, not at the completion of the rental Period. Apollo reserves the right to charge the renter for any vehicle damage including Third Party property damage not reported on return of the vehicle.
Apollo’s rental charge includes a Standard Liability of $5,000 for the Hitop Campervan, Vivid, Endeavour Campervan and Euro Tourer. For all other vehicles a $7,500 Standard Liability applies.
A Bond of $5,000/$7,500 will be collected at the time of entering into the Rental Contract. Payment of this Bond is only accepted by credit card.
The bond will be debited to the credit card account immediately. An administration fee applies.
The Standard Liability can be reduced by purchasing the following Reduction Option:
Reduction Option (VIP Cover) - (Included in the Value Pack):
A $0 (zero) Liability applies. This Option can be purchased by paying to Apollo $45 per day.
• The maximum amount payable for this Option per rental is $2,250 – i.e. 50 days rental.
• The minimum amount payable for this Option per rental segment will be based on the minimum rental period applicable for your rental.
This option includes one windscreen, two tyres and demurrage. Should these amounts be exceeded the cost to repair or replace the items will not be covered and will be the responsibility of the renter.
A Bond of $250 will be collected at the time of entering into the Rental Contract. This Bond is payable to Apollo by an open signed credit card imprint with an authorisation obtained (sufficient funds must be available) for $250.
For security purposes, only a credit card can be used to provide a Bond. With Standard Liability the bond will be debited to the credit card immediately. When the bond is debited a non-refundable credit card administration fee will apply to 4.5% for American Express and Diners Club and 2% for Visa, MasterCard, Visa Debit and MasterCard Debit. With Liability Rediction Option (VIP Cover) the Bond is payable to Apollo by an open signed credit card imprint with an authorisation obtained (sufficient funds must be available) for $250. The credit card holder must pre present and able to sign for the Bond upon vehicle collection. The credit card holder is jointly and severally liable for any damage to the rental vehicle.
The Bond is fully refundable when the vehicle is returned to the correct location on time, is full of fuel and all other terms of the Rental Contract have been complied with. If there is damage to the vehicle on its return, the Bond will be used to cover the cost of such damage up to the amount of the relevant Liability. However, if the terms of the Rental Contract are breached and the Bond is insufficient to cover the damage then any extra cost will be charged. Refunds by credit card including bond refunds can take up to 21 working days depending on the renter's Financial Institution.
Bond Roll Overs are permitted for Apollo multi hires only within the and same country when the bond is banked.
At all times the renter is responsible for:
• Damage caused where the terms of Rental Contract have been breached.
• Damage caused by negligence.
• Damage caused to the Vehicle in any way by part or total water submersion or salt water.
• Damage caused due to a single vehicle roll over.
• Damage caused to the Vehicle by the renter’s wilful conduct.
• Damage caused to the Vehicle by the use of snow chains.
• Damage caused to the Vehicle when using the Vehicle in contravention of any legislation or regulation controlling vehicular traffic.
• Damage caused to tyres and Windscreen except where Liability Reduction Option (VIP Cover) has been purchased.
• Damage or loss caused to any personal belongings.
• Damage caused due to use of incorrect or contaminated fuel.
• Damage to the awning, overhead or underbody of the Vehicle.
Are subject to change without notice. Terms of booking on this website
The rates on this website are often heavily discounted. This is due to our negotiated rates and bulk buying power. On very rare occasions, a rate may be displayed incorrectly due to our, or a vehicle supplier's error. In such a case, if you book with us at a quoted rate that is incorrect, we will notify you of any price change and give you the option to proceed or cancel. We make every effort to keep information on our site up to date, but we cannot guarantee this website is free of errors or omissions and retain the right to update or change the information published at any time.
To the extent permitted by law we/the owners of this website will not be liable to you or to any third party (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage (including but not limited to any accident, injury, delay or loss of enjoyment) arising out of your reliance upon information contained on this website, including but not limited to your use (or inability to use) any products or services described or procured through this website.
When you pick up your vehicle, you will be required to sign a rental agreement with the supplier of the vehicle. Your rental and use of the vehicle will be governed by the terms of the rental agreement and any other documentation or information provided to you by the supplier at the time you pick up your vehicle. The rental agreement is between you and the supplier and we will not be liable to you or to any third party in relation to the terms of the supplier’s rental agreement or any other documentation provided to you by the supplier at the time of pick up.
While we will make reasonable efforts to ensure we are representing only reputable suppliers, we make no warranty about the fitness or suitability of any third party (supplier) product or service and will not accept responsibility for the quality or fitness of any vehicle. If you encounter issues with the vehicle whilst on hire, you MUST report these issues directly to the relevant supplier at the earliest possible time. This will allow the supplier to remedy any issues and minimise any inconvenience to you. If you fail to report any vehicle issues during your rental, it is likely that compensation will not be offered. We welcome feedback from our customers on their experience with our suppliers. We may, at our discretion, provide you with reasonable assistance in resolving any dispute you may have with a supplier.
Our total liability to you in relation to your use of this website and the information contained on this website will not exceed the dollar amount of the deposit we have received from you in relation to your booking/rental. Refunds will not be made for bookings cancelled due to inclement weather. Again, we strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance. Your use of this website is governed by the laws of New Zealand and the jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.
To make a booking you must complete our booking form which is easy to follow and secured with the latest encryption technology. Once we receive your form, we will, subject to availability, confirm your booking by emailing you a confirmation voucher and invoice. The deposit required to secure your vehicle (as shown on the secure booking page) will only be processed on your credit card when your booking is confirmed. Please note that a 1.95% credit card or debit card surcharge will be added when your payment is processed.
A booking is confirmed when you have been emailed a confirmation voucher and at this stage the deposit is processed on your card and becomes non-refundable and any cancellation fees stated in the supplier's terms apply. Upon receipt of your confirmation, please check your details carefully and notify us immediately if there are any incorrect details, as it may not be possible to make changes at a later date.
If you are booking via phone, please make sure you have read the terms and conditions of the vehicle you wish to rent first. Our reservations consultant will ask you if you have read the terms and agree to them before proceeding. The onus is always on the renter to ensure they make themselves fully aware of the terms displayed on our website.
In booking on this website you acknowledge that we disclose your information to your selected Supplier in order to provide the requested rental services.
Please note that some suppliers treat an amendment as a new booking and apply the rate current at the time the amendment is made to recalculate the entire booking amount (not just the days changed). If the rental period is increased, an additional deposit may be required. If the rental period is shortened which results in a reduction of the rental charges, the deposit amount will remain unchanged, and the difference between the original and revised deposit is forfeited (it cannot be used towards remaining rental charges). To request a change to a confirmed booking, please use the alterations request link on your confirmation. Any alterations are subject to availability and the approval of the supplier. In addition to the alteration policy of the supplier stated in their terms, the following charges will apply:
Motorhome rental alterations (all charges stated in local currency): 25.00
The alteration fee will not be charged if your alteration request is not possible.
Vehicle Capacity and fitness to drive
Under no circumstances are you permitted to carry more passengers than the vehicle you rent is legally registered to carry, and if you do your insurance may be invalidated. The number of seatbelts (and passengers) is indicated next to each vehicle on this website. Luggage capacity where shown is an indication only and we will not be responsible should you be unable to fit your entire luggage into a vehicle. It is your responsibility to choose a journey that is within your capabilities. A vehicle supplier can refuse to rent a vehicle to any person who is in their opinion unfit to drive or does not meet eligibility requirements. In such circumstances we will have no further liability to you.
We are committed to providing a quality service and aim for complete customer satisfaction. In the event of cancellation, any refunds or penalties are detailed in the terms and conditions of your selected vehicle that you are asked to read and accept at time of booking. In the event you are unsatisfied with our service, please contact us within 48 hours of placing your booking or request and we will work to resolve any issues and determine if compensation is due. In the event you have completed your rental and are unhappy with your vehicle, we are happy to assist you in seeking compensation from the operator of the vehicle.
This website is owned and operated by Motorhome Republic Ltd. Our financial centre and marketing office is based at Level 4 Excelsior House, 6 Commerce St , Auckland, New Zealand. In Australia, we are based at Suite 3.01, 11 Queens Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004. Thank you for booking with us.