One-way, $5 a day deal to drive campervans to Auckland

A motorhome destined for Auckland this summer. Photo supplied.
A motorhome destined for Auckland this summer. Photo supplied.
More than 500 motorhomes need to be driven to Auckland by New Year's Eve from Christchurch and Queenstown.

Standbyrelocs.com are offering drivers a $5 a day rate to hire the vehicles in order to get them up north.

The deal will include a free ferry pass and a full tank of fuel and will be an option for the unplanned family holiday, Standbyrelocs.com PR manager Erin Cook said.

''Most of these two, four and six-berth motorhomes come fully equipped with all crockery and cutlery, linen, duvets, bath towels and a shower and toilet.

''With school holidays fast approaching, this deal could not come at a better time for families in search of an affordable summer getaway."

Standby Cars director William Brice said the company's suppliers were desperate to get the vans back to Auckland.

''This is a win/win situation because suppliers are able to get their vans back and families are able to enjoy a very economical, luxury, driving holiday."

Standbyrelocs.com is a car comparison site that lets suppliers compete against each other for last-minute bookings.