The Best Campervan Rental Companies in New Zealand© Andrew McIntosh - THL
The Best Campervan Rental Companies in New Zealand

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

© Andrew McIntosh – THL

The Top RV and Campervan Rental Companies in New Zealand

New Zealand is the ultimate road-tripping; a campervanning country with so much to see on the road and so many stunning campsites and freedom camping areas to sleep under the stars. One of the most important decisions you will make will be choosing a motorhome or campervan rental company. This camping vehicle is not only going to be the way you get around New Zealand, but it’s going to be your home too, so you better like it! To help you with your New Zealand campervan comparison, we have put together a list of the best motorhome and campervan rental companies in New Zealand. You’ll be surprised that there are a lot of campervan rental companies out there offering all kinds of experiences. We have included a wide range of campervan rental companies in New Zealand, from small budget campercar rentals to large luxury motorhomes.

Before we begin, be sure to open up How to Plan a Campervan Trip in New Zealand for more essential camping tips!

5 Things to Look at When Comparing Campervan Rental Companies in New Zealand

1# Location: Look at your itinerary and where you want to start and end your trip in New Zealand. With that, you need to find a campervan rental company that has a depot in locations that are convenient for you. Also check if there are any extra fees you will need to pay for the premium location, such as picking up from the airport. Finally, if you are ending your trip in a different location to the pick-up location, then compare the one-way fees that are likely to be incurred.

2# Prices and inclusions: The price of campervan rental changes largely depending on the season. 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. Plus, when comparing prices, compare what’s included to understand the true value of the rental. We have added the inclusions in the comparison below. Additionally, be aware that not all insurance policies are the same, so compare what the insurance offered actually covers.

3# Vehicles offered: Most campervan rental companies in New Zealand maintain even their oldest vehicle 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. 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, head to our guide to 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 New Zealand© EPIC Campers

EPIC Campers

Hit the road with your partner, best mate or solo in one of the cleverly designed 2-berth campervans of EPIC Campers, a small independent company. Pick up from either Christchurch and Auckland and enjoy the benefits of freedom camping thanks to the campervan’s self-containment certification. Not only do the vans have quality interiors, such as a fold-out kitchenette and manoeuvrable living/sleeping space, but there are thoughtful touches from the USB powerpoints front and back to the coffee plunger! Ah! Book your EPIC Camper at epiccampers.co.nz.

For more epic camper options from Auckland, head to The Best Motorhome & Campervan Rentals in Auckland.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Transfers are available from Christchurch Airport for a fee. Parking at their depots is available.

Pick-up/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!

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Travellers Autobarn

Travellers Autobarn is a great option for travelling in New Zealand while staying in holiday parks and campsites. With no extra fees for young drivers, Travellers Autobarn is a great choice for drivers of all ages. It is an extra NZ$50 to hire a portable toilet and for your certified self-containment sticker to be valid to be able to freedom camp in New Zealand. Tip: Rentals are usually cheaper when starting in Christchurch with Travellers Autobarn. Book your campervan at travellers-autobarn.co.nz. Plus, check out our review of their “Kuga” campervan.

For more campervan options from Christchurch, check out The Best Motorhome & Campervan Rentals in Christchurch.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

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

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:

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PiwiWiwi

Based in Christchurch, PiwiWiwi is a small family-run campervan rental company with a huge offering of inclusions and personal service. You don’t have to pay extra for handy essentials and indulgences like a phone holder, an extra blanket (mink blanket, might we add), or a coffee plunger. There’s no huge branding on the vans, making them less likely a target for thieves. Plus, all vans have a low kilometre count and contemporary fit-outs no more than four years old. PiwiWiwi is typically open from September to the end of May.

Check out PiwiWiwi’s cleverly handcrafted design in this YouTube video and book your campervan rental at piwiwiwi.co.nz.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy transfers are available to/from Christchurch Airport and the city centre.

Pick-Up/Drop-off Location: Christchurch.

Campervans Available

High-roof van (Toyota HiAce) which is certified self-contained and sleeps up to three people.

Vehicle age range: 5 to 9 years old.

Free Inclusions

  • Up to 3 drivers (21+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • Gas stove, grill, fridge and sink
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Camping Chairs
  • Towels
  • Surfer-friendly kit
  • Safe box
  • First Aid Kit
  • Guidebooks and maps
  • Access to a free box of food and consumables left by previous hirers.

Insurance

Free standard insurance with NZ$2,500 excess and NZ$2,500 bond or insurance add-ons for NZ$25-$30 per day with less excess and bond to pay.

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Wendekreisen Travel

With no one-way fees and no RUC (diesel tax) charges, Wendekreisen Travel stands out among other motorhome rental companies in New Zealand. There are opportunities to make huge savings while having a huge fleet of campervans and motorhomes to choose from.

See more great-value rentals in The Best Affordable Motorhome & Campervan Rentals in New Zealand.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

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

Pick-Up/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.

The Best Campervan Rental Companies in New Zealand© Kiwi Motorhomes

Kiwi Motorhomes

Kiwi Motorhomes has mid-range prices with a whole lot of inclusions. Just ask and it’s likely they will be able to include it with your motorhome hire! Note that there is a minimum hire time of seven days. Their larger vehicles mean that Kiwi Motorhomes are one of The Best Family Campervan Rentals in New Zealand.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

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

Pick-Up/Drop-Off Locations: Auckland, 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.

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Wilderness

Travelling New Zealand in a campervan doesnā€™t mean you have to ā€œrough itā€, and thatā€™s certainly the case with Wilderness Motorhomes! Choose from a fleet of luxury campervans that have been specially designed with the comfort of all types of travellers in mind. Added extras like the one-way fee, free New Zealand SIM Card and guidebooks are an added bonus.

For more luxury options, head to The Best Luxury Campervan & Motorhome Rentals in New Zealand.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy transfers to and from the airport/airport depot/airport hotel are available.

Pick-Up/Drop-Off Locations: Auckland and Christchurch.

Campervans Available

2-berth and 4-berth motorhomes.

Vehicle age range: 0 to 4 years old.

Free Inclusions

  • Multiple drivers (21+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • One-way fee
  • Gas stove, oven/grill, extractor fan, fridge, sink
  • Gas heaters
  • Toilet and shower
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Towels (as many as you would like)
  • CD/DVD/MP3/USB input player
  • First aid kit (a fee applies if opened)
  • PDF New Zealand guidebook download
  • New Zealand SIM card

Insurance

Standard insurance is included with NZ$7500 excess and NZ$7500 bond to pay. There is the option to upgrade for less or zero excess on insurance and only NZ$500 of bond to pay at NZ$39-$59 per day. Check out our explanation of how insurance works in New Zealand Rental Car & Campervan Insurance: Explained!

Affordable Motor Home Rentals© Affordable Motor Home Rentals

Affordable Motor Home Rentals

Just like the name suggests, Affordable Motor Home Rentals offers some very affordable vehicles to rent, from small camper cars to full-on motorhomes. What’s more, all of their vehicles are certified self-contained so you can freedom camp if you wish.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy transfers to and from the airport and accommodation available.

Pick-Up/Drop-Off Locations: Auckland and Christchurch.

Campervans Available

Self-contained campercars sleeping up to 2 people (Toyota Estima) and self-contained campervan and motorhome options by Toyota sleeping up to 3 people.

Vehicle age range: 10 to 15 years old.

Free Inclusions

  • Multiple drivers (21+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • Gas stove, grill, microwave, fridge and sink (campercars exclude some of these)
  • Toilet and shower (motorhome only)
  • Portable toilet (campervan and campercars only)
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Iron and hairdryer available
  • TV (motorhome only)
  • Map/guidebook

Insurance

Free standard insurance with NZ$2000 excess and bond to pay for sleepervan models or NZ$3500 excess and bond to pay for campervan and motorhome models. Other insurance options are available at an added NZ$20-$35 per day for less excess and bond to pay.

Euro Campers© Euro Campers

Euro Campers (Budgy Campers and Heron)

Euro Campers really has a bit of everything, from budget campervans to more luxurious motorhomes with all the fixings. They also include two other campervan rental brands in New Zealand, Budgy and Heron. Note that 18-year-old drivers can only hire high-top van options from Euro Campers. You need to be over 25 to drive the motorhome-style vans. 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 airport and city available.

Pick-Up/Drop-Off Locations: Auckland and Christchurch.

Campervans Available

Campervan Nissan sleeper van style sleeping 2 people, high-top vans (budget and premium) sleeping 3 people, and a range of fully certified self-contained motorhomes (budget and premium) sleeping up to 5 people.

Vehicle age range: 1 to 20 years old.

Free Inclusions

  • Multiple drivers (18+ 0r 25+ years old, depending on the vehicle)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • Gas cookers/gas stove, grill, microwave, fridge and sink
  • Solar panels (on motorhomes)
  • Electric or diesel heaters
  • Toilet and shower (portable toilet and solar shower in vans)
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Towels
  • Picnic table and chairs
  • Maps
  • Baby seats available
  • DVD player (in motorhomes)

Insurance

Standard insurance is included with NZ$5000 excess. There is the option to upgrade for less or zero excess on insurance at NZ$25-$45 per day.

Cruzy Campers© Cruzy Campers

Cruzy Campers

Another great budget campervan option for a couple travelling New Zealand is Cruzy Campers. They offer high-roof vans with a choice of petrol or diesel. Be away that while diesel price is cheaper than petrol in New Zealand, you will have to pay a Road User Charge, which is a diesel tax when driving a diesel vehicle in New Zealand. Note that petrol campers only come with manual transmission.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

A courtesy transfer is available for airport and nearby accommodation.

Pick-Up/Drop-Off Locations: Auckland and Christchurch.

Campervans Available

High-roof campervan (Toyota HiAce), which sleeps up to 3 people and is certified self-contained. There is a choice of petrol or diesel.

Vehicle age range: 7 to 12 years old.

Free Inclusions

  • Multiple drivers (18+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • Gas stove, grill, fridge, sink
  • Electric toaster and kettle
  • Portable toilet
  • Shower
  • Kitchenware (including a coffee press)
  • Bedding
  • Towels
  • Cleaning equipment and products
  • Maps and guidebooks
  • Camping chairs and table
  • Torch (flashlight)
  • NZ mobile phone hire

Insurance

Free standard insurance. 25+-year-old drivers have NZ$2,000 excess and bond. 21-24-year-old drivers have NZ$2,500 excess and bond. 18 to 20-year-old drivers have NZ$3,000 excess and bond. Excess reductions are available for 25+-year-olds at NZ$20-$30 per day.

Camperco© Camperco

CamperCo

If you’re looking to tour the South Island for at least 15 days for an affordable price, then consider CamperCo. With no branding on their three campervan choices, this means you can blend in with the Kiwis and be less likely subject to break-ins (not that that happens often). With free ferry transfers in Picton, they are a good option for hiring on the South Island after you disembark the North Island-South Island ferry. Note that there is a minimum time of 15 days.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

A courtesy transfer is available for the airport, Picton ferry terminal and nearby accommodation.

Pick-Up/Drop-Off Locations: Christchurch, Picton, Nelson and Queenstown

Campervans Available

Campercar Toyota Estima which sleeps up to 2 people, a high-roof campervan (Toyota HiAce) and sleeps up to 3 people, and a larger Ford Transit van sleeping up to 3 people. All of which are certified self-contained.

Vehicle age range: 5 to 109 years old.

Free Inclusions

  • 1 driver (18+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • Gas stove, fridge, sink
  • Microwave (Motorhome only)
  • Gas heater (Motorhome only)
  • Hot water (Motorhome only)
  • TV (Motorhome only)
  • Toilet and shower or portable toilet
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Camping tables and chairs
  • Maps and guidebooks
  • Tents (on request)

Insurance

Free standard insurance. 25+-year-old drivers have NZ$3,500 excess. 21-25-year-old drivers have NZ$4,000 excess. 18 to 20-year-old drivers have NZ$4,500 excess. There are options to reduce the excess by paying NZ$30-$35 per day.

Kia Ora Campers© Kia Ora Campers

Kia Ora Campers

A more luxurious option for camping vehicle travel in New Zealand would be with a motorhome from Kia Ora Campers. They have a wide range of relatively new model motorhomes available. All motorhomes are fully self-contained with everything you need for road tripping around New Zealand.

See more premium camping vehicles listed in The Best Luxury Campervan & Motorhome Rentals in New Zealand.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy transfers to and from airport and city available.

Pick-Up/Drop-Off Locations: Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown, Dunedin, Oamaru, Timaru, Ashburton, Picton and Invercargill.

Campervans Available

A range of motorhomes sleeping between 2 to 6 people, all of which are certified self-contained.

Vehicle age range: 1 to 8 years old.

Free Inclusions

  • Multiple drivers (25+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • Gas stove, grill, microwave, fridge and sink
  • Solar panels
  • Heaters
  • Toilet and shower
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Picnic table and chairs
  • Baby seats available
  • BBQ with hires over 10 days
  • GPS
  • DVD/TV

Insurance

Standard insurance is included with NZ$4500 excess on 3-6 berth vehicles and NZ$3500 excess on 2 berth vehicles. There are options to pay NZ$20-$50 per day to reduce excess amounts.

Campa South© Campa South

Campa South Rentals

Travel New Zealand with everything you need in a compact campervan with Campa South Rentals. The business mainly operates from Christchurch and the vehicle types are subject to what is available in your chosen pick-up location. The vans do not have any branding, so are safer from thieves (although that’s not a huge issue in New Zealand, it can happen).

Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations

A courtesy transfer is available for airport and nearby accommodation.

Pick-Up/Drop-Off Locations: Auckland, Christchurch, Picton and Queenstown.

Campervans Available

High-roof van (Toyota HiAce) which is certified self-contained and sleeps up to four people and Nissan Vanette which sleeps up to 2 people.

Vehicle age range: 5 to 15 years old.

Free Inclusions

  • Multiple drivers (18+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • Fan heater (for use when attached to a campground power outlet)
  • New Zealand mobile phone hire
  • Matches and torchlight
  • Gas stove, fridge, sink, electric toaster, electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Camping Chairs
  • Camping maps

Insurance

Free standard insurance. A 25+-year-old driver has NZ$3000 excess and NZ$400 deposit to pay. 21-25-year-old drivers have NZ$4500 excess. 18-20-year-old drivers have NZ$6000 excess.

Travellers Autobarn© Travellers Autobarn

Escape Campervan Rentals

Escape Campervan Rentals stand out from the crowd with their uniquely artistic-designed campers kitted out for budgeting backpackers. Despite being “cheap”, they are a transparent company with their website clearly outlining any additional fees you might have to pay. Note that their cheapest vehicles are not certified self-contained but self-contained vans are available. Also, be aware that automatic transmission vehicles are not a guarantee but you can pay a transmission fee of around NZ$10 per day to guarantee your choice of transmission.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Pick-Up/Drop-Off Locations: Auckland and Christchurch.

Campervans Available

Nissan Caravans sleeping up to 3 people.

Vehicle age range: 8 to 19 years old.

Free Inclusions

  • Multiple drivers (18+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • Solar shower
  • Gas stove, sink, cooler box
  • Portable toilet (in self-contained vans only)
  • Mains-powered heater
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Guidebook with activity discounts
  • New Zealand SIM card
  • Snowchains in winter (on request)

Insurance

Free standard insurance with NZ$3,000-$4,000 excess and NZ$3,000 bond. Other insurance options are available at an added NZ$22.50-$30 per day for less excess and bond to pay.

Britz© Britz

Britz

A more premium brand with a premium price is Britz. Their constantly updated fleet of new model campervans and motorhomes means you are less likely to break down due to vehicle age. Be aware of the costly bonds you will need to pay as a security deposit before hiring.

For more rentals available from Queenstown, head to The Best Motorhome & Campervan Rentals in Queenstown.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

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

Pick-Up/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 6 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.

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Tui Campers

Tui Campers provides a range of campervan and motorhome hires in New Zealand, from easy-to-drive “sleepervans” to functional motorhomes to even wacky 4WD Ford Rangers with fold-out tents on the side and roof! Their Sleepervans are the most economical, however, with self-containment certification included – a must-pick if you’re backpacking around New Zealand. On the downside, they charge a NZ$20+ Visa/MasterCard fee.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

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

Pick-Up/Drop-Off Locations: Auckland and Christchurch (Wellington, Picton, Greymouth, Dunedin, Queenstown and Nelson are also available at an NZ$800 charge).

Campervans Available

Toyota Voxy sleeping up to 2 people and certified self-contained, Toyota HiAces sleeping up to 2 or 5 people and self-contained, Ford Transit sleeping up to 2, 3, 4 or 5 people and self-contained, and Ford Ranger with tents sleeping up to 5 people and self-contained.

Vehicle age range: 9 to 18 years old.

Free Inclusions

  • Multiple drivers (21+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • Gas stove, sink, 12v cooler box or fridge
  • Portable or fixed toilet
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Towels
  • Awning
  • Road atlas

Insurance

Standard insurance is included with NZ$4,000 excess (NZ$5,000 for drivers aged under 25 years) and the same price bond to pay. There are options to reduce the excess and bond for NZ$25-$45 per day.

Road Runner Rentals© Road Runner Rentals

Road Runner Rentals

With a selection of backpacker-style campervans to fully self-contained motorhomes, Road Runner Rentals has a great fleet of vehicles to choose from. While 18+ drivers can hire the smaller vans, you need to be 21 and over to hire motorhomes.

For more backpacker-friendly options, head to The Best Backpacker Campervan Rentals in New Zealand.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

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

Pick-Up/Drop-Off Locations: Auckland and Christchurch.

Campervans Available

They have a range of Toyota HiAce and Nissan Caravans sleeping up to 2 people, some self-contained. There’s also a range of self-contained Mercedes Sprinter or Ford Transit motorhomes either 2-berth, 4-berth or 6-berth.

Vehicle age range: 6 to 20 years old.

Free Inclusions

  • Multiple drivers (18+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • Gas stove fridge and sink
  • Microwave (HiAce and motorhomes only)
  • Toilet and shower (motorhomes only)
  • Portable toilet (campervans only)
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Towels

Insurance

Standard insurance is included with NZ$4,000 excess/bond for motorhomes and NZ$2,000 excess/bond for campervans (this is NZ$3,000 for 18-21-year-old drivers and NZ$2,500 for 21-25-year-old drivers). Excess can be reduced for NZ$25-$55 per day.

Mighty© Mighty

Mighty Campervans

Think “Britz” (see above) but with slightly older model campervans and motorhomes. Mighty Campervans is another premium motorhome rental brand in New Zealand with a huge fleet. Nevertheless, we still advise booking well in advance for summer rentals with this popular luxury motorhome rental brand.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

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

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

Campervans Available

A wide range from high-top Toyota HiAces to a fleet of motorhomes all certified self-contained.

Vehicle age range: 4 to 9 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/porta potti and shower (may not be included in hitop campervans)
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding

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$32-$42 per day to reduce excess amounts.

Hippie Campers© Hippie Campers

Hippie Campers

Another budget campervan option to consider is Hippie Campers. 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

Pick-Up/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.

Mad Campers© Mad Campers

Mad Campers

Hit the road in these small yet comfortable-to-drive campervans built for freedom. All vans with Mad Campers are certified self-contained meaning you can legally freedom camp where permitted!

For more ultra-affordable camper brands, check out The Cheapest Motorhome & 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.

Pick-Up/Drop-off Location: 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.

Jucy© Jucy

Jucy Rentals

Jucy Rentals is a car and campervan rental company with backpackers in mind. With a low minimum age and a great range of budget options, they are worth considering for a budget trip around New Zealand. Be aware that they do charge a “premium location fee” for the Auckland Airport, however, this fee is minimal.

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.

Pick-Up/Drop-Off Locations: Auckland Airport, 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.

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 Motorhome and Campervan Rentals in New Zealand

See more New Zealand campervan rental companies on campervan comparison websites! Alternatively, stick around on NZ Pocket Guide for more rental tips:

Now that you’ve found the best campervan rentals in New Zealand, do you need some road trip ideas? Check out the following itineraries for the best road trip routes:

Finally, if there’s anything that we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in How to Plan a Campervan Trip in New Zealand.

Author

Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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