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The Best Motorhome & Campervan Rentals in Auckland šŸš [2023]

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The Top Auckland Campervan and Motorhome Hire Companies

Starting from Auckland is the most popular way to see New Zealand on a campervan road trip! Auckland is the city with the most number of motorhome and campervan rental companies combined with some of the cheapest flights to New Zealand. It’s a no-brainer! However, with such a wide array of choices, choosing a motorhome or campervan rental company in Auckland can be a little overwhelming. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of some of our top picks for the best campervan rentals in Auckland!

The comparison below shows some of the market leaders, as well as Auckland campervan rental companies that you might not have heard of, just so you are more aware of what’s out there. We compare the inclusions, such as insurance, amenities and pick-up/drop-off locations as these will be hugely important factors in choosing an Auckland campervan rental company. Prices are not compared, however, as rates fluctuate with the seasons.

For more options, check out the Auckland campervan rentals on Rentalcars.com.

5 Things to Look at When Comparing Campervan Rentals in Auckland

1# Location: In Auckland, its either going to be near the Auckland Airport or in the city. Figure out how you are going to get to these locations. Are they convenient for you? Are there any extra fees you will need to pay for the premium location (likely if you are picking up at an airport depot)? Also, consider where you are ending your trip and whether the drop-off locations are convenient for you.

2# Prices and inclusions: The base price of campervan rental fluctuates with the seasons. In summer, daily rates are at their most expensive, while they are at their cheapest in winter. Read our 20 Ways to Save Money on Car & Campervan Rental in New Zealand to see when the best time to rent a campervan usually is. Additionally, to truly understand the value of your rental, you need to compare what’s included. Not all companies include the same thing, especially when it comes to insurance.

3# Vehicles offered: Most campervan rental companies in Auckland maintain even their oldest cars to the highest standards, however, a more modern vehicle is less likely to give you any problems, so keep vehicle age in mind. Of course, the size of the campervan will be incredibly important for the level of comfort you want to have. What’s more, decide whether a self-contained campervan is important to you or not. In order to freedom camp in New Zealand, you need a vehicle that is certified self-contained. For more information on the different types of camping vehicles, check out The Different Types of Campervans in New Zealand.

4# Service: Once you have picked a few campervan rental companies from this comparison, send some questions to the companies and see how helpful they are with their answers. Service will become very important should anything go wrong during your trip.

5# Reviews: It’s worth checking multiple review websites to compare customers’ experiences. Why not ask the question in a New Zealand travel Facebook Group?

The Best Campervan Rental Companies in Auckland© EPIC Campers

EPIC Campers

Hit the road from Auckland with your partner, best mate or solo in one of the cleverly designed 2-berth campervans of EPIC Campers. Enjoy the benefits of freedom camping thanks to the campervan’s self-containment certification, as well as quality interiors, such as a fold-out kitchenette and manoeuvrable living/sleeping space. We also like the thoughtful touches characteristic of a small independent company, from the USB powerpoints front and back to the coffee plunger! Ah!

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Auckland Pick-Up Location: Point Chevalier, Auckland.
Drop-Off Locations: Auckland and Christchurch.

Campervans Available

High-roof van (Mazda Bongos) which is certified self-contained and sleeps up to two people. A three-seater campervan is also available.

Vehicle age range: Up to 10 years old.

Free Inclusions

  • Multiple drivers (18+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • Gas stove, fridge and sink
  • Kitchenware
  • Kitchen consumables (olive oil, salt, pepper and dishwashing liquid)
  • Bedding (including an extra fleece blanket)
  • Portable toilet
  • Insect nets
  • New Zealand SIM card
  • Phone holder + USB charger

Insurance

Free standard insurance with NZ$5,000 excess and $3,000 bond or insurance add-ons for NZ$15-$30 per day with less/no excess and bond to pay. Check out our explanation of how insurance works in New Zealand Rental Car & Campervan Insurance: Explained!

The Best Campervan Rental Companies in Auckland© NZPocketGuide.com

Travellers Autobarn

If you want to hire a compact campervan thatā€™s got more to offer than a standard budget campervan, then consider Travellers Autobarn. The campervan rental company based in Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown has small campervans suitable for up to two adults and three children, which is ideal for those travelling as a family but donā€™t want the expense that comes with a large motorhome. As a side note, to make the campervan certified self-contained in order to freedom camp, rather than paying for campsites, it is an extra NZ$50 to hire a portable toilet. Check out our review of their “Kuga” campervan.

For more family-friendly rentals, check out The Best Family Campervan Rentals in New Zealand.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Auckland Pick-up Location: Auckland (Mangere)
Drop-Off Locations: Auckland and Christchurch.

Campervans Available

Campervan/station wagon Toyota Estima sleeping 2 people in a tent, and Hitop Toyota Hiace vans sleeping between 3-5 people.

Vehicle age range: 4 to 12 years old.

Free Inclusions

  • 10% discount for premium caravan parks
  • Access to free campgrounds
  • Unlimited kilometres
  • Roadside assistance
  • Gas stove, fridge, sink, microwave
  • Optional extras also include kitchenware, bedding, child booster seats, multiple drivers and a heater.

Insurance

Free standard cover with NZ$3,000 excess and NZ$3,000 bond to pay. Full cover is also available at an additional NZ$30 per day for no excess or bond to pay. Check out our explanation of how insurance works in New Zealand Rental Car & Campervan Insurance: Explained!

What Does a Travellers Autobarn Campervan Look Like?

Check the NZ Pocket Guide team touring a Travellers Autobarn campervan in the following video:

The Best Motorhome & Campervan Rentals in Auckland šŸš [2023]© Wendekreisen Travel

Wendekreisen Travel

Wendekreisen Travel has almost every type of campervan covered, from cars with roof tents to fully self-contained motorhomes. What’s more, they have budget travellers in mind with no one-way fees and no diesel tax charges. They are definitely one of the best value-for-money motorhome rental companies in Auckland.

For more budget-friendly campers, head to The Best Budget Campervan Rentals in New Zealand and The Best Affordable Campervan Rentals in New Zealand.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy transfers to and from the airport and the rental depots are available.

Auckland Pick-up Location: Auckland Airport.
Drop-Off Locations: Auckland and Christchurch.

Campervans Available

Cars with roof tents (not self-contained), a selection of high roof vans (VW T5, Mazda E, Toyota HiAce, etc.) sleeping up to 2 people, and a selection of motorhomes sleeping 2 to 6 people.

Vehicle age range: 0 to 14 years old.

Free Inclusions

  • Multiple drivers (21+ years old)
  • Basic insurance (compulsory +NZ$14 a day)
  • Roadside assistance
  • No one-way fees
  • No diesel road user charge (RUC)
  • Gas stove, fridge, sink (some come with grills)
  • Electric toaster and kettle
  • Heaters or diesel heating
  • Toilet and shower (smaller vans have an outdoor shower and portable toilet)
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Towels
  • Picnic table and chairs

Insurance

Standard insurance is included with NZ$750 excess for drivers over 25 years old (NZ$1,000 for drivers aged 21 to 24). There is the option to upgrade for less excess at NZ$21-$28 per day. Check out our explanation of how insurance works in New Zealand Rental Car & Campervan Insurance: Explained!

Mad Campers© Mad Campers

Mad Campers

Kitted up for freedom camping, Mad Campers is a great option for budget travellers in a comfortably small van for driving on New Zealand roads. All of their vans are certified self-contained meaning you can legally freedom camp.

For more “backpacker” style vans, check out The Best Backpacker Campervan Rentals in New Zealand.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy transfers are available in Auckland, however, outside of office hours may incur a transfer charge. Christchurch transfers are subject to availability.

Auckland Pick-Up Location: Onehunga (suburb between the Auckland Airport and Auckland Central).
Drop-Off Locations: Auckland and Christchurch.

Campervans Available

Nissan Vanette sleeping up to 2 people and is certified self-contained. Nissan Cube sleeping one person and is certified self-contained.

Vehicle age range: 0 to 12 years old.

Free Inclusions

  • Up to 2 drivers (18+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • Gas stove, fridge and sink
  • Portable toilet
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Towels
  • Safe box

Insurance

Free standard insurance with NZ$5,000 excess and NZ$2,500 bond or insurance add-ons for NZ$17.50-$30 per day with less excess and bond to pay.

The Best Campervan Rental Companies in Auckland© Sunrise Holidays

Sunrise Holidays

Sunrise Holidays shows travellers that staying in a campervan doesn’t mean you need to “rough it”. Stay in one of their three types of modern luxury motorhomes that are no more than two years old. They also offer a personal service when it comes to booking, so quotes are on a case-by-case basis.

For more premium vehicles, check out The Best Luxury Campervan & Motorhome Rentals in New Zealand.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Auckland Pick-Up Location: Auckland Airport.
Drop-Off Locations: Auckland and Christchurch Airport.

Campervans Available

A range of certified self-contained Fiat Ducato motorhomes sleeping 2-6 people.

Vehicle age range: 0 to 2 years old.

Free Inclusions

  • 1 driver (25+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • Solar panels
  • Duel gas and electric heating
  • Gas stove, oven, fridge and sink
  • Toilet and shower
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Satellite TV, DVDs and books
  • Double-glazing and insect-screened windows

Insurance

Insurance is included in the rental with a NZ$7,500 bond to pay and NZ$7,500 excess. There are options to reduce the excess to pay for NZ$39-$89 per day.

The Best Motorhome & Campervan Rentals in Auckland šŸš [2023]© Kiwi Motorhomes

Kiwi Motorhomes

If looking for a dedicated RV rental company in Auckland with a generous offering of inclusions then take a look at Kiwi Motorhomes. Note that there is a minimum hire time of seven days.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy transfers to and from the airport and accommodation available.

Auckland Pick-Up Location: Manurewa (suburb south of Auckland Airport).
Drop-Off Locations: Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Whangarei, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch.

Campervans Available

A range of certified and full-self-contained motorhomes from VW, Mercedes and Ford vehicles sleeping up to 6 people.

Vehicle age range: 7 to 15 years old.

Free Inclusions

  • 1 driver (25+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • No Road User Charges (diesel tax)
  • Mountain Bikes + child seat
  • Park Over Properties (POP) locations
  • Bike Rack
  • Solar Panels
  • Gas stove, grill, microwave, fridge and sink
  • Toilet and shower
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Picnic table and chairs
  • Satellite TV, DVDs and books
  • GPS
  • Baby seats available
  • DVD player and TV
  • Boogie boards available

Insurance

Standard insurance is included in the rental but excess costs are calculated on a case by case basis.

Hippie Rentals© Hippie Rentals

Hippie Campers

Hippie Campers certainly plays the part with their hippy-style vans that are small enough to be easy to drive. The campervans have all the basic essentials, however, they are not self-contained so you will need to stay in campsites and holiday parks, rather than enjoy freedom camping. See Where Can You Camp in New Zealand if Your Campervan is Not Self-Contained? for more advice.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Auckland Pick-up Location: Auckland Airport.
Drop-Off Locations: Auckland and Christchurch.

Campervans Available

High roof Toyota HiAce sleeping up to 3 people.

Vehicle age range: 3 to 17 years old.

Free Inclusions

  • 1 driver (18+ years old)
  • Roadside assistance
  • Gas stove, sink, fridge and kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Towels

Insurance

Insurance is included in the rental with a NZ$3,000 bond and NZ$3,000 excess. There are options to reduce the excess and bond to pay for NZ$22 per day.

Cruzen Campers© Cruzen Campers

Cruzen Campers

Cruzen Campers ticks all the boxes when it comes to easy cruising with modern comforts. The compact custom-designed Nissan NV200 vans include a few nifty extras, such as USB charge ports, GPS mapping system, unlimited WiFi and Bluetooth/USB stereo system to make road-tripping from Auckland all the easier!

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy transfers are available.

Auckland Pick-Up Location: Auckland Airport.
Drop-Off Locations: Auckland.

Campervans Available

Nissan NV200 sleeping up to 2 people and is certified self-contained.

Vehicle age range: 8 to 12 years old.

Free Inclusions

  • 1 driver (21+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • Gas cooker, fridge and sink
  • Flushing toilet
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Towels
  • GPS mapping system/Apple Car Play stereo
  • Unlimited WiFi hotspot

Insurance

Free standard insurance with NZ$3,000 excess and NZ$3,000 bond. Other insurance options are available at an added NZ$20-$25 per day for less excess and bond to pay.

Heron Campers© Heron Campers

Heron Campers (Euro Campers)

Looking for something a little more premium for your once-in-a-lifetime trip? Heron Campers is the premium range of Euro Campers providing luxury motorhomes. Note that you need to be over 21 or 25 to drive the Heron Campervans depending on the vehicle. Find out more about rental age restrictions in Age Restrictions When Renting a Vehicle in New Zealand.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy transfers to and from the airport and city are available.

Auckland Pick-Up Location: Otahuhu (suburb between Auckland Airport and Auckland Central).
Drop-Off Locations: Auckland and Christchurch.

Campervans Available

A range of fully certified self-contained vans and motorhomes sleeping up to 4 people.

Vehicle age range: 1 to 12 years old.

Free Inclusions

  • Multiple drivers (21 or 25+ years old, depending on model)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • One-way fee
  • Gas stove, grill, microwave, fridge, BBQ and sink
  • Solar panels
  • Electric or diesel heaters
  • Toilet and shower
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Towels
  • Picnic table and chairs
  • Maps
  • Baby seats available
  • DVD player
  • GPS

Insurance

Standard insurance is included with NZ$5,000 excess. There is the option to upgrade for less or zero excess on insurance at NZ$25-$45 per day.

Britz© Britz

Britz

With a constantly updated fleet of motorhomes and smaller campervans, Britz is the motorhome rental company to go for if you are looking for reliable vehicles.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy transfers to and from the airport and city are available.

Auckland Pick-Up Location: Auckland Airport.
Drop-Off Locations: Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown

Campervans Available

A wide range from high-top Toyota HiAces to a fleet of motorhomes sleeping up to six people and are all certified self-contained.

Vehicle age range: 0 to 3 years old.

Free Inclusions

  • 1 driver (21+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • Gas stove, grill, microwave, fridge/freezer and sink (grill may not be included in hitop campervans)
  • Toilet and shower (may not be included in hitop campervans)
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Towels and bathmat
  • First Aid Kit
  • Tablet with GPS
  • DVD/TV

Insurance

Standard insurance is included with NZ$5000 excess for campervans or NZ$7500 excess for motorhomes. Windscreen and tyre damage excess of NZ$250 is also included. There are options to pay NZ$48-$59 per day to reduce excess amounts.

Chilli Rentals© Chilli Rentals

Chilli Rentals

Chilli Rentals keeps it exclusively Auckland with their rental depot based in the Manukau suburb, a 10-minute drive from Auckland Airport. They have a wide range of small campercars to comfortable motorhomes that won’t feel too big to handle. They’re a great choice if it’s your first time driving a motorhome or campervan.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy transfers are available to Auckland Airport.

Auckland Pick-up Location: Auckland Airport (Manukau).
Drop-Off Locations: Auckland.

Campervans Available

Cars with roof tents sleeping up to 3 people, campercars (Toyota Previa or Estima) sleeping up to 2 people, self-contained campervans (Nissan Vanette) sleeping up to 3 people, and self-contained motorhomes (Ford Transit) sleeping up to 3 people.

Vehicle age range: 10 to 20 years old.

Free Inclusions

  • Multiple drivers (18+ years old)
  • Roadside assistance
  • Gas stove, sink, cooler box or fridge
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Candles, insect repellent (on request)
  • Torchlight and batteries
  • Camping tables and chairs
  • 3-man tent (on request)
  • GPS (on request)
  • Fuel discount card
  • First aid kit (high-vis vest and other safety equipment)

Insurance

Insurance is included in the rental with a NZ$3,000 bond and NZ$3,000 excess. There are options to reduce the excess and bond to pay for NZ$20-$25 per day.

Jucy Rentals© Jucy Rentals

Jucy Rentals

Ride in some of the brightest campervans in New Zealand with Jucy Rentals! This car and campervan rental company has several branches in convenient locations across New Zealand, including Auckland Airport. Choose from small and easy-to-drive campercars to medium-sized self-contained campervans. Younger drivers can also benefit from the minimum driver age being 18 years old at no extra charge.

For more campervans for young drivers, check out The Best New Zealand Car & Campervan Rentals for Ages 18 to 25.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

A courtesy shuttle is available for airport branches offering airport pick-up and drop-offs.

Auckland Pick-Up Location: Auckland Airport.
Drop-Off Locations: Auckland, Christchurch Airport and Queenstown Airport.

Campervans Available

Toyota Estima campercar sleeping 2 people (not self-contained), high rise Toyota HiAce sleeps up to 4 people (self-contained) and a high rise Toyota HiAce (more premium option) sleeping 3 people and self-contained.

Vehicle age range: 2 to 10 years old.

Free Inclusions

  • 1 driver (18+ years old)
  • Roadside assistance
  • Basic insurance
  • Gas stove, fridge, sink
  • Portable toilet (included in HiAce)
  • Shower and toilet (included in premium HiAce)
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Towels
  • Cleaning equipment

Insurance

Free insurance with NZ$5,000 excess and NZ$5,000 bond. Or insurance add-ons for NZ$40-$55 per day with less excess and less bond to pay. Whatā€™s included in the insurance (or more likely, whatā€™s not!) is clearly stated on the Jucy website so be sure to use this to compare with other insurances offered.

More About Campervan Rentals in Auckland

Thatā€™s it for the list of best motorhome and campervan hires in Auckland. For alternative options starting from Auckland, check out the following guides:

Now that you know the best campervan rental companies in Auckland, do you need some road trip ideas? Check out the following itineraries for the best road trip routes:

Finally, plan your entire campervan road trip with our guide, How to Plan a Campervan Trip in New Zealand.

Author

Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before calling New Zealand home. He has now spent over a decade in the New Zealand tourism industry, clocking in more than 600 activities across the country. He is passionate about sharing those experiences and advice on NZ Pocket Guide and its YouTube channel. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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