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British Lions Tour Motorhome rental and campervan hire update.

How much does it cost to rent a motorhome to follow the British Lions Tour of New Zealand in 2017? Here is a link to the special offers:

Special Offers and Discounts on New Zealand Campervan and Motorhome Rental for the British Lions Rugby Tour of New Zealand in 2017.

The main depots are based in Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Queenstown.

You can book a one-way hire to maximise your time in New Zealand.  See the fixtures list below.

There will be campsites ready for motorhomes and campervans close to where the games are being played.  Remember last time?  the Barmy Army toured the country following their teams.

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Lions Tour Fixtures for New Zealand 2017:

Match Dates:

Game 1 – Saturday 3rd June 2017 Provincial Union Team Toll Stadium, Whangarei
Game 2 – Wednesday 7th June 2017 Blues Eden Park Auckland
Game 3 – Saturday 10th June 2017 Crusaders AMI Stadium Christchurch
Game 4 – Tuesday 13th June 2017 Highlanders Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Game 5 – Saturday 17th June 2017 Maori All Blacks Rotorua International Stadium
Game 6 – Tuesday 20th June 2017 Chiefs FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
Game 7 – Saturday 24th June 2017 All Blacks Eden Park Auckland
Game 8 – Tuesday 27th June 2017 Hurricanes Westpac Stadium Wellington
Game 9 – Saturday 1st July 2017 All Blacks Westpac Stadium Wellington
Game 10 – Saturday 8th July 2017 All Blacks Eden Park Auckland

Plan your route and follow the games.

Lions rugby has produced a map to show where the games are being held: Map of New Zealand Lions tour.

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Tasmania, the friendly place for campervan holidays

TASMANIA’S councils are opening up more areas to campervans and motorhomes as the state tries to lure the grey nomad dollar and shake off its reputation as an unfriendly RV destination.

Tasmania has received a bad rap from the caravan and motorhome brigade in recent years.

The cost of getting vehicles across Bass Strait is a major gripe along with claims Tasmania does not provide enough spaces, outside of traditional caravan parks, to cater for what is a rapidly growing tourism market.

But now 25 Tasmanian towns are listed by the Campervan and Motorhome Association of Australia as RV Friendly.

The association has 64,000 members and warmer climes are competing for the money the RV fraternity spends on petrol, food and visiting local attractions.

Sorell was one of the first towns in Tasmania to enter the “grey nomad hall of fame” as a top spot to visit.

Circular Head Council this week decided it would look at setting up a new “freedom camping” site for recreation vehicles close to the beach and other amenities at Stanley.

Tourism Industry Council Tasmania chief Luke Martin said the state needed to cater for what was one of the few growth areas in domestic tourism.

“We also need to get over the perception that they don’t spend money,” he said.

“We want these tourists and we have to have both great caravan parks and free or low-charge camping sites in order to attract them.”

In Tasmania’s South, Franklin, Huonville, Sorell, Port Huon and Glenorchy are listed as RV Friendly towns.

To be RV friendly, a town must provide enough parking within the CBD, spaces for self-contained vehicles to park and camp within 5km of the post office, access to potable water and a free dump point close to town.

Last year it was reported that Tasmania was missing out on billions of dollars because grey nomads were giving the island a miss.

Campervan and Motorhome Association of Australia director Ken Kipping said at the time that Tasmania had failed to roll out the welcome mat and word was spreading fast.

“They vote with their wheels and wallets, and if you want them to come, you should facilitate and encourage travel,” he said.

“If you don’t, other people will welcome them with open arms.”

A Tasmanian Government Statewide Directions Paper last year ruled that local councils could continue to provide affordable overnight camping, but that they had to allow for sewage, maintenance, rubbish collection, signage, power and labour costs when setting fees.

Sorell Council charges $6.50 a night for its RV area in town for up to six consecutive nights.

The camping review was triggered by complaints from four caravan parks to the Tasmanian Economic Regulator. Minister for Local Government, Bryan Green said councils had indicated they wanted to keep prices as low as possible.

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