Terms and Conditions Effective: 30/10/2023
For: Tourism and Travel Holdings LTD / Euro Campers, Heron Campers, Budgy Campers (TaT)
1. HIRE DESCRIPTION
Tourism and Travel Holdings LTD (TaT) will let and the Hirer will rent the vehicle described on the rental agreement.
2. RENTAL DURATION
Rental days are calculated on a calendar day basis. Rentals are calculated daily, irrespective of pick up time.
3. BOOKING, DEPOSIT & PAYMENT
A non-refundable booking confirmation deposit of 20% of your booking will be deducted from your credit card (Mastercard/Visa credit card 3.5% or Amex 8% fee applies). The full payment is due 35 days prior to the collection of the vehicle. Complete our online check-in latest, 7 days before arrival, otherwise an NZD80 admin fee will apply.
4. CANCELLATION FEE
If you must cancel your booking the following fees apply: 20% deposit is non-refundable in all cases.
If cancelled 45 days prior to pick up - only the deposit will be taken.
If cancelled within 44 – 30 days prior to pick up – 20% Deposit and 20% of remaining balance taken.
If cancelled within 29 – 20 days prior to pick up – 20% Deposit and 50% remaining balance taken.
If cancelled within 19 days to 10 days prior to pick up – 20% Deposit and 80% of remaining balance taken.
If cancelled within 9 – 0 days prior to pick up or no show – 100% of balance will be taken.
5. BOOKING ALTERATIONS
We understand that sometimes things come up and plans change. In the event of changing a booking, the higher amount of the original or new rate will be charged. Changes will only be accepted if there are available campers at the time of the booking alteration. A NZD50 admin fee will be charged for all booking alterations.
6. VEHICLE COLLECTION AND RETURN AGREEMENT
Failure to do your online check-in before arriving to the depot will incur an NZD80 admin fee. The Hirer must adhere to collection and return dates and place as stated on the rental agreement. Campervans to be dropped off before 14:00. Drop off after 14:00 will incur a NZD150 fee, unless agreed in writing ahead of time. No charge for key pickup, or for NZ Public Holiday key pickups. A breach of contract relating to collection or return date and location will incur a NZD1,000 fee plus all related costs.
Tourism and Travel has rental depots at the following locations:
2 Beach Road 833 Jones Road
Favona / Otahuhu Rolleston
Auckland 2024 Christchurch 7614
7. DEPOT KEY PICK UP HOURS
Your online check-in is completed before arrival.
· Monday - Friday: 08:00 – 16:30
· Saturday - Sunday/Public Holidays: Closed. Key pick up only. (Instructions will be sent prior to arrival).
KEY PICK UP HOURS
· Lock box key pick up from Monday - Sunday (Instructions will be sent prior to arrival).
· In office key pick up from 9:00 to 15:30 Monday - Friday (pick up time will be confirmed prior to your arrival).
· Office key pickup with personal walkthrough 9:00 to 15:30 Monday - Friday (pick up time will be confirmed prior to your arrival) NZD80 fee applies.
8. DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE AND DRIVER’S LICENCE
The vehicle can only be driven by the person/s nominated on the rental agreement and only if each such person has held a full and valid driver’s licence for no less than 12 months and must be from 18 years of age. A full driver’s licence must be presented for each nominated driver. If the licence is not in English format, an international driver’s licence is required.
9. ROAD USER CHARGES (RUC Diesel Tax)
A Road User fee will be calculated on return of any Campervan where the operating fuel is diesel. This charge is based on the kilometres travelled during the hire and the vehicle category, set by New Zealand government regulations.
10. RESTRICTED ROADS
TaT vehicles may only be driven on sealed/bitumen or well-maintained roads. Driving on un-signposted gravel roads is forbidden. Driving on unsealed or gravel entrances to camping grounds, the speed limited to 10kms per hour. Vehicles are not permitted to be driven on: Any beaches including Ninety Mile Beach (Northland), Skippers Road (Queenstown), unsealed parts of the Tasman Valley Road (Mt. Cook), unsealed parts of the Wanaka-Mount Aspiring Road, Bluff Road between Kuaotunu and Matarangi and north of Colville Township (Coromandel).
11. USE OF THE VEHICLE
The Hirer and additional driver/s permitted in the rental agreement are solely responsible for observing the New Zealand Road Rules, safe driving, and operation of the vehicle to avoid accidents or injury to people or property. Operating the vehicle in a careless or unsafe manner can be determined solely at the discretion of TaT and will result in the retention of the excess bond (see Insurance Exclusions, clause 14). A single vehicle rollover is considered a breach of this condition and has an excess of NZD5,000 plus occurring costs (additional Driver Experience Excess NZD1,000).
The Hirer will not be allowed, for the vehicle to be:
a) Driven by a person under the influence of drugs/alcohol.
b) Left with the ignition key in the vehicle while it is unoccupied.
c) Damaged by submersion in water, contact with salt water, river crossing, driving through flooded areas or on the beach driving.
d) Used for any illegal purpose or in any race, rally, or contest.
e) Used to tow any vehicle or trailer.
f) Used to carry more persons than is permitted by any relevant authority.
g) Used for transporting and haulage of goods other than what might be reasonably expected of a leisure rental.
h) Smoking of cigarettes, cigars, and e-cigarettes is strictly forbidden inside of the vehicle. Failure to follow these instructions will result in a NZD500 fee.
i) Alter the vehicle in any way.
j) Used to transport animals, excluding registered guide dogs or with written permission.
k) Driven over the allowed speed limit.
12. HIRER’S OBLIGATION
The Hirer shall ensure that the recommended levels are maintained with respect to the water in the radiator of the vehicle, the oil and the tyre pressures of the vehicle. Should the vehicle warning lights indicate any potential malfunction, or the instruments indicate that the engine is getting too hot, the Hirer will contact TaT IMMEDIATELY or within 24 hours. The Hirer shall ensure that all reasonable care is taken in handling and parking the vehicle. The Hirer must ensure that the vehicle is securely locked, the vehicle is in N/P gear for automatic vehicles and the handbrake is engaged when not in use.
The Hirer will be responsible for any costs for damage and recovery, including towing charges, staff time and expenses that occurred because the Hirer did not maintain the vehicle properly. The Hirer must call TaT within
24 hours with any issues relating to the vehicle to give us the opportunity to rectify the problem. Failing to do so will result in decline of any refund from TaT. All refunds are processed post rental after assessing each claim. This process can take several weeks but TaT will use its best endeavours to complete this in a timely manner. TaT will reimburse the Hirer for expenditure up to NZD100 reasonably incurred in rectifying any mechanical failure. For repairs costing over NZD100, TaT will need to be informed. Receipts must be submitted for any repair, or the claim will not be paid.
The Hirer is responsible for keeping up to date with weather updates and associated warnings. Furthermore, the Hirer is responsible for ensuring any roads used are not subject to severe weather warnings or flooding. Using roads with severe weather warnings is at the driver’s risk and will be liable for any cost that may occur. It is the Hirer's responsibility to be aware of, and act in compliance with all New Zealand Transport Agency Road Code. https://www.nzta.govt.nz/roadcode/
13. VEHICLE INSURANCE
TaT offers three types of accident insurance options. The Hirer acknowledges that he/she has been informed about all insurance options prior to commencing the hire. The Hirer is liable for the insurance excess that applies to each insurance claim. The options are:
· “Risk Taker” Insurance
There is no daily charge. The Excess is NZD5,000 for all drivers over 25 years of age (an additional NZD1,000 will apply for under 25 years of age Driver Experience Excess Bond – see below). A Windscreen and Tyre Insurance (1 front windshield, multiple windscreen chips and 2 tyres) can be purchased for an additional NZD7 per hire day (excludes service for changing a tyre). The Insurance Excess will be held as a bond on the Hirer’s nominated Credit Card for the duration of the hire. See Insurance Exclusions, clause 14.
· “All Good” Insurance
Daily charge of NZD25, with an Excess of NZD2,000 (an additional NZD1,000 will apply for under 25 years of age Driver Experience Excess Bond – see below). A Windscreen and Tyres Insurance (1 front windshield, multiple windscreen chips and 2 tyres) can be purchased for additional NZD7 per hire day (excludes service for changing a tyre). The Insurance Excess will be held as a bond on the Hirer’s nominated Credit Card for the duration of the hire. See Insurance Exclusions, clause 14.
· “No Worries” Insurance
Daily charge of NZD45 has no Excess for drivers over 25 years (NZD1,000 Excess will apply for under 25 years of age Driver Experience Excess Bond – see below). The Windscreen and Tyre Insurance (1 front windshield, multiple windscreen chips and 2 tyres) is included (excludes service for changing a tyre). See Insurance Exclusions, clause 14.
Driver Experience Excess Bond (under 25 years of age):
The additional NZD1,000 excess bond held for drivers under 25 years of age for the listed vehicles:
· Euro Kingsleeper and Euro Sky: to be 18 years of age and over (no additional NZD1,000 bond is held).
· Budgy Twin and Euro 2+1: under 21 years of age (an additional NZD1,000 bond is held).
· Euro 4, Heron Paradise, Budgy Familia 5: under 25 years of age (an additional NZD1,000 bond is held).
The Driver Experience Excess (under 25 year of age) will not apply for claims due to loss caused by fire, theft, attempted theft, or breakage of windscreen or window glass.
The vehicle is insured for vehicle damages, third party vehicle damages and third-party property damage only. The liability excess applies to each claim, not rental. The liability excess is applicable regardless of who is at fault and the liability must be paid at the time the incident is reported, not at the completion of the rental. Where a third party is involved the vehicle excess bond will be refunded only if TaT is successful in recovering the cost of the damages from the third party. Please note that third party claims can take many months to resolve.
14. INSURANCE EXCLUSIONS
Damage as identified below is specifically excluded from TaT insurance cover. The Hirer remains fully liable for all costs incurred.
a) Any damage due to vehicle use in contravention of clause 11 ‘Use of the Vehicle’.
b) Any damage caused by careless, wilful or reckless driving or negligence resulting in damage to the hired vehicle or third-party vehicle/property.
c) Any damage caused by driving on ‘Restricted Roads’ - see Clause 12.
d) Any damage or loss of personal belongings or injuries sustained during the rental.
e) Any damage caused to the vehicle due to the use of snow chains.
f) Any damage caused to the vehicle because total load has exceeded recommended kilogram load.
g) Any damage due to use of incorrect or contaminated fuel.
h) Any damage caused by filling any of the vehicles holding tanks with any incorrect fluid or substances.
i) Any damage that has occurred to the vehicle which could have been avoidable. For example, driving with the hand brake on.
j) Any roof damage occurred due to entering, underestimating, or not following height restrictions, parking underneath a tree or by climbing/sitting on the roof.
k) Any underbody damages.
l) All costs because of breakages, loss, theft or defacement of the vehicle’s exterior, interior, and accessories regardless of who is at fault.