Utilities in New Zealand
While on your escorted tour of New Zealand you will be using the power supplies in your motorhome; this guide will explain more about them. Electrical hook-ups will be included in your tour price where they are available, as will your first fill of propane gas.
Electricity is supplied throughout New Zealand at 230/240 volts (50 hertz), although most hotels and motels provide 110 volt AC sockets (rated at 20 watts) for electric razors only. For all other equipment, an adapter/converter is necessary, unless the item has a multi-voltage option. Please note that power outlets only accept flat three or two-pin plugs, depending on whether an earth connection is fitted. Your motorhome will have the appropriate site hook-up equipment.
Your motorhome cooking and heating facilities run off propane stored in an onboard tank that will be full when you pick it up. This should last you for approximately three to four weeks and should you need to top it up, you can do so at petrol stations at a cost of NZ$15 to NZ$20.