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Apollo Campers RV Hire in New Zealand
Valid January 2010 - March 2011

2010 Winter Special !
Travel 3 Weeks and Pay for 2 Weeks
Pay for 2 Weeks and Receive up to 7 rental days for
Valid for Travel between 20 April and 14 September 2010
Travel from and to Auckland & Christchurch
Valid for all Campervan / Motorhome vehicle groups

One Way Special (1 September - 31 October 2010)
10% discount and FREE vehicle ferry for motorhome and campervan rental. Pick up from Christchurch and drop off at Auckland.

Santa Special (15 November - 15 December 2010)
Great NET rates! Applies to all 2WD campervans and motorhomes except the Euro Cruiser and Euro Star.
Available from all Australian and New Zealand branches.

Early Booking Discount !
An Early Booking discount of 5% off the daily rental rate will apply to rentals that commence 180 days after the date of booking. This discount does not apply to the Inclusive component. The Early Bird discount can be combined with long term discounts.

New Zealand Depot Locations:
Auckland and Christchurch

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Daily Flex Rates are in NZD Dollars
Valid from 01 January 2010 to 31 March 2011

Flex Rates give you the very best available price for the motorhome you want to rent. If you book early and there are plenty of motorhomes available, you will pay a much lower price. If you book closer to departure date or book for a high demand period then the rate will be higher.

Available Motorhomes

Terms and Conditions
Prices are in NZD

Rates are calculated per calendar day.

Standard Rate Includes:

  • Standard Insurance Cover (excess NZD$5000)
  • Unlimited Kilometres
  • Vehicle Registration Fee
  • Airport Transfers
  • Living Equipment
  • Kitchen Kit
  • Personal Kits (Bedding and Towels)
  • Apollo Welcome Pack
  • 12.5% GST
  • 24hr Road Side Assitance
  • Extra Drivers Fees
  • Maps and Campground Guides

Standard Rates DO NOT include:

  • Optional Excess Reduction Options
  • Optional Extras

Inclusive Option:
Add NZD $60 per day. The maximum amount payable per rental segment for an Inclusive Rate is $3,000 - i.e. 50 days rental.

  • VIP Cover
  • Unlimited Kilometres
  • One Way Rental Fee
  • Diesel Tax
  • Recovery Fee
  • 12.5% GST
  • Complimentary Airport Transfers
  • Personal Kits
  • Kitchen Kit
  • Apollo Welcome Pack
  • Pre-Hire Cleaning Fees
  • Vehicle Consultation Fee
  • 24hr Roadside Assistance
  • Extra Driver Fees
  • Maps and Camp Ground Guides
  • One Way Rental Fee
  • LP Gas Refill Fee
  • Snow Chains (on request)
  • Camp Chairs and Table and Baby or Booster Seats (on request).

What exactly is Flex?
Flex Rates allows us to offer flexible pricing, which gives you the opportunity to secure the best possible rental rate. The Flex Rates are based on a very simple system of supply and demand. So when there are a large number of vehicles available for hire from a particular branch then the rental rate is lower. This way you can benefit from the lower rates offered. Generally, this means
that the earlier you book the cheaper the rate! There will also be great Standby Rates!

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.

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.

Diesel Tax Recovery Fee
The Diesel Tax 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:

  • Hitop (inc cheapa campa): Nil
  • 2 Berth ST (inc cheapa campa): NZ$4.70
  • 4 Berth: NZ$4.70
  • 6 Berth: NZ$4.85

We reserve the right to amend the Diesel Tax Recovery Fee upon Government intervention.

Credit Cards:
We only accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club. Visa and MasterCard will incur an additional 1.75% surcharge on any transaction. American Express and Diners Club will incur an additional 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 15 working days depending on the renter’s Financial Institution.

Rental Duration:
The minimum rental for all vehicles is seven days.
Between 15 December 2010 and 10 January 2011, a minimum rental period of 14 days applies. Minimum rental periods are subject to change during peak periods.

One Way Rentals:
A one way fee rental fee of $250 is charged for rentals between the North and South Islands and vice versa, where pick up is between 1 November 2010 and 31 March 2011

Driver’s Licence and Minimum Age:

A valid, non-provisional, state or overseas driver’s licence is required. If the driver’s licence is not in the English language (e.g. German, French, Chinese, etc) then an international driver’s licence is also required. 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.

The minimum age to drive the vehicle is 21 years and the maximum age is 75 years.

Kitchen and Personal Kits:
Each vehicle is supplied with complimentary living equipment (such as bedding, cooking equipment, eating utensils, bath and tea towels.)

Maps and Campground Guides:
Each vehicle is supplied with a complimentary Road Atlas and campground guides.

Vehicle Consultation:
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 Pack for the first night. The pack contains, matches, mini shampoo and conditioner, dishwashing liquid, sponge, soap, salt and pepper, coffee, tea and sugar sachets.

Additional Extras:

Camping Table $15 per rental
Camping Chairs $20 per rental
Snow Chains $50 per rental (must be pre-booked)
Mountain Bike (including helmet) $6 per day up to max. $240 (must be pre-booked).
Heater Fan $15 per rental
Kruse Commentary System $12.50 per day

Baby Seats:
Two baby seats (must be pre-booked) suitable for children from 6 months to 3 years of age can be fitted to the 4 and 6 Berth Motorhome. Cost is $20 each per rental. Baby seats cannot be fitted to the Hitop or 2 Berth S/T Camper.

Booster Seats:
A booster seat (must be pre-booked) suitable for a child between 3 and 8 years of age can be supplied for the 4 and 6 Berth Motorhomes. Cost is $20 each per rental. Booster seats cannot be fitted to the Hitop or 2 Berth S/T Camper.

Child Restraint Policy
The safety of our customers is of the utmost importance to Apollo. Therefore we have developed a best practice approach to Child Restraints. We aim for the best safety (not just recommended levels) for our clients’ children.

Following this page is a table which indicates the type and number of Child Restraints that can be fitted to our vehicles.

Clients can rent Child Restraints (must be pre-booked) from Apollo for $20 per rental. It is the client’s responsibility to fit them (our branch staff are legally unable to fit them or advise on how they should be fitted) to the vehicle and we recommend the following guidelines.

In New Zealand we offer a free transfer to the Apollo branch from the Airport and vice versa. If clients have children that require a Child Restraint then we will order a taxi with the appropriate Child Restraints and we will pay for the taxi transfer.

We hope that by providing this information you can give your clients definitive answers on this topic.

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.

L.P. Gas Refill Service Fee:
The gas bottle(s) is supplied full. A service fee is payable on pick up of the vehicle:

  • $25– Hitop Campervan, 2 Berth S/T Camper
  • $35– 3, 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 a multiple rental.

Multiple Rentals:
Consecutive rentals can be combined to qualify for a long-term discount rate. Australian and New Zealand car/campervan rentals 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.

Travel Restrictions:
Two Wheel Drive Vehicles can only be driven on sealed/bitumen roads. The only exception to this is the last remaining kilometres of loose road surface on any major ski field access roads or any recognised campground access road less than 500 metres in length.

No vehicle shall be driven on Skippers Road (Queenstown), Ninety Mile Beach (Northland), Ball Hut Road (Mt. Cook), Bluff Road that runs between Kuatunu and Mataurangi 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.

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. Subject to the change being approved, a minimum additional charge of $700 will apply.

Rental Extension:
If the customer 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.

Failure to obtain authorisation will result in the renter being charged double the daily gross rental rate.

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.

Traffic Infringements:
We reserve the right to charge the renter for any speeding or parking fines, traffic infringements or road toll fines. An additional administration fee of $75 per fine will apply to cover the costs of processing.

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.

Vehicle Category:
Vehicles cannot be requested by make or model, only by vehicle category.

Voluntary Downgrade:

Should the renter decide to take a lesser vehicle than booked within 14 days of pick up or during the rental 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 remaind of the hire period.

We reserve the right to refuse any rental at our discretion.

Smoking is not allowed in our vehicles.

No animals are permitted in our vehicles, excluding guide dogs.

Booking Amendments:

If you wish to make any changes to your booking 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 14 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 14 days of vehicle pick up or if notification occurs during the hire.

Travel Insurance:

We strongly recommend that renters ensure they take out the highest level of Travel Insurance.


Personal Injury:
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.

Property Damage:
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 renter is also responsible for the cost of demurrage for the period the Vehicle is unavailable due to repairs. The Liability applies in respect of each claim, not per rental.

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.

Standard Liability:
Apollo’s rental charge includes a Standard Liability of $7,500.

A Bond of $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 $7,500 will be debited to the credit card account immediately. An administration fee equal to the merchant surcharge applies.

The Standard Liability can be reduced by purchasing one of the following Reduction Options:

Reduction Option 1:
A Liability of $2,500 applies. This Option can be purchased by paying to Apollo $20 per day. The maximum amount payable for this Option per rental is $1,000 – i.e. 50 days rental.

A Bond of $2,500 will be collected at the time of entering into the Rental Contract. Payment of this Bond is only accepted by credit card. The $2,500 will be debited to the credit card account immediately. An administration fee equal to the merchant surcharge applies.

Reduction Option 2 (VIP Cover):

A $0 (zero) Liability applies. This Option can be purchased by paying to Apollo $42 per day. The maximum amount payable for this Option per rental is $2,100– i.e. 50 days rental.

Under this option one windscreen and two tyres will be covered for accidental damage. 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. The credit card holder must be 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.

Full Responsibility:
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 to the Vehicle by the renter’s willful conduct.
  • Damage caused to the Vehicle by the use of snow chains.
  • Damage caused due to a single vehicle roll over.
  • Damage caused to the Vehicle when using the Vehicle in contravention of any legislation or regulation controlling vehicular traffic.
  • Damage or loss caused to any personal belongings.
  • Damage caused due to use of incorrect or contaminated fuel.
  • Damage to the awning.
  • Damage to the overhead or underbody of the Vehicle except where Reduction Option 2 has been purchased.

Cancellation Fees:
Once we make a reservation on your behalf cancellation fees apply. We therefore suggest that you take out Travel Insurance at this time.

14 days prior to pick up plus 20% of rental charges
13 - 0 days prior to pick up 100% Rental charges
Amendment fees for each amendment / once final documents issued
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