The Best Campervan Rental Companies in Wellington
The Best Campervan Rental Companies in Wellington

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

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The Top Wellington Campervan and Motorhome Rentals

Starting a road trip from New Zealand’s capital city? Take your hotel room with you by renting a campervan in Wellington! Wellington is a great place to start a camper road trip around the North Island. Be aware, however, that Wellington offers far fewer campervan and motorhome rentals than what is available in Auckland and Christchurch. Nevertheless, we will still lay out your options in the comparison for the best motorhome and campervan rental companies in Wellington.

In the Wellington campervan rental comparison below, we have compared the campervan rental companies with a depot in Wellington, along with inclusions, such as insurance, amenities, pick-up/drop-off locations and more. Prices are not compared as they change from season to season.

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

5 Tips for Comparing Campervan Rental Companies in Wellington

1# Location: The Wellington campervan rental companies are located in very different areas across the city and inner suburbs, however, most of them offer free airport transfers to their depots. If you’re not arriving in Wellington by plane, compare their locations and how convenient it is to get there.

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 is the best time to rent a campervan. Additionally, to truly understand the value of your rental you need to compare what’s included in a campervan rental. Not all campervan rentals include the same thing, especially when it comes to insurance.

3# Vehicles offered: Most campervan rental companies in Wellington 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, as well as the ease of driving. What’s more, decide whether you want a self-contained campervan 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 campervans, head to our guide, 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 Wellington© Unsplash

Private Campervan Rentals in Wellington

Post the COVID pandemic, many New Zealand campervan rental companies have closed their depots in Wellington, leaving travellers with very limited choice for campervan rentals in Wellington. What you will find, however, are private campervan rentals. Think “Airbnb” but for campervans! Websites, such as MighwaySHAREaCAMPER and Camplify have plenty of listings for Wellington.

Take a look at our full guide to private campervan and motorhome rentals at Private Campervan Rental: Should You Rent a Peer-to-Peer Motorhome? for more tips.

Vancy Rentals© Vancy Rentals

Vancy Rentals

The motto of this Wellington campervan rental company is “Nothing too fancy”, which should tell you that their campervan offerings are pretty basic. However, Vancy Rentals‘ campervans still do the job and have all the essential camping gear, but do lack the self-contained certification. Nevertheless, with competitive prices and a small bond to pay in comparison to other campervan rental companies in Wellington, they could be the campervan rental company for you. Note that campervan bookings usually have a minimum hire period of eight days.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

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

Wellington Pick-up Location: Wellington City (Te Aro).
Pick-up/Drop-off Locations: Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Nelson, Queenstown, Rotorua and Wellington.

Campervans Available

Toyota Hiace sleeping up to 2 people (not self-contained), small cars, station wagons, people movers, vans, minibuses, trucks and trailers.

Vehicle age range: 13-16 years old (campervan only).

Inclusions

  • Multiple drivers (26+ years old) or 1 driver (21+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • Gas stove, fridge, sink
  • Portable toilet
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Towels

Insurance

Free insurance with NZ$2,500 excess and NZ$300 bond or NZ$800 excess and NZ$300 bond when purchasing the $25 per day add-on. Check out our explanation of how insurance works in New Zealand Rental Car & Campervan Insurance: Explained!

Go Rentals© Go Rentals

[CARAVAN RENTALS SUSPENDED] Go Rentals

Go Rentals have discontinued their rentals of caravans. We will update this page if alternative campervan rentals become available with Go Rentals. 

Go Rentals has a good reputation for their car rentals in Wellington and New Zealand. Among their fleet is Go Glamper, a custom-made caravan that you can tow on your road trip, then “lock and leave” in your campsite as you explore in your car. Tow cars and 4WD are also available to rent. Check out the latest Go Rentals deals on DiscoverCars.com or  RentalCars.com.

Pick-up and Drop-off Locations

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

Wellington Pick-up Location: Wellington (Miramar).
Drop-off Locations: Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch Airport and Queenstown Airport.

Campervans Available

Go Glamper caravan sleeping up to 2 people (self-contained), small cars, large cars, station wagons, 4WD and vans/people carriers.

Vehicle age range: 0 to 6 years old.

Inclusions
  • 1 driver (21+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • Gas stove, fridge, sink
  • Portable toilet
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Awning
  • Camping table and chairs
  • Go Play discount card (discounts on 100+ activities)
Insurance

Free insurance with NZ$1500 excess and NZ$1500 bond for a 25+-year-old driver or NZ$2500 excess and NZ$2500 bond for a 21-24-year-old driver. Or insurance add-ons for NZ$15-$18 per day with less excess and bond to pay. Learn more about age restrictions in Age Restrictions When Renting a Vehicle in New Zealand.

Jucy Rentals© Jucy Rentals

[WELLINGTON RENTALS SUSPENDED] Jucy Rentals

Jucy Rentals no longer have a depot in Wellington. We will update this page if campervan hire with Jucy becomes available in Wellington again. 

For the widest range of campercars, campervans and motorhomes in Wellington, choose to rent with Jucy Rentals. Their custom-made colourful campers are designed to make the most out of a small space. Plus, with a generous range of depots around the country, Jucy makes it easier to plan a one-way trip. Note, that a one-way fee applies.

Pick-up and Drop-off Locations

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

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

Campervans Available

Toyota Estima campercar sleeping either 2 people or 4 with a top tent (not self-contained), high rise Toyota HiAce sleeps up to 4 people (self-contained), high rise Toyota HiAce (more premium option) sleeping 3 people and self-contained, and Fiat Ducato motorhomes sleeping either up to 4 or up to 5 people and fully self-contained.

Vehicle age range: 2 to 10 years old.

Inclusions
  • 1 driver (18+ years old)
  • Roadside assistance
  • Basic insurance
  • Gas stove, fridge, sink
  • Grill (motorhomes only)
  • Portable toilet (included in HiAce)
  • Shower and toilet (included in premium HiAce and motorhomes)
  • Heating (motorhomes only)
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Towels
  • Activity discounts
Insurance

Free insurance with NZ$2000 excess and NZ$2000 bond. Or insurance add-ons for NZ$16-$20 per day with less excess and less bond to pay. What’s included in the insurance is clearly stated on the Jucy website so be sure to use this compare with other insurances offered.

Wicked Campers© Wicked Campers

Ā© Wicked Campers

[WELLINGTON RENTALS SUSPENDED] Wicked Campers

Wicked Campers no longer have a depot in Wellington. We will update this page if campervan hire with Wicked Campers becomes available in Wellington again. 

If you want an affordable campervan rental in Wellington and don’t mind driving around New Zealand in a van decorated with obscurities, then choose Wicked Campers. While on the surface they appear to be one of the cheapest rental companies in Wellington (and New Zealand for that matter) note that there are a few hidden fees. We recommend reading their FAQ to really understand what you are being charged for and what’s included in the rental.

Pick-up and Drop-off Locations

Wellington Pick-up Location: Lower Hutt
Pick-up/Drop-off Locations: Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Queenstown.

Campervans Available

Toyota car with roof tent sleeping up to 3 people, Toyota Estima sleeping up to 2 people, Nissan Vanette/Toyota HiAce sleeping up to 3 people, premium Toyota people-carriers converted into campercars to fit 2-3 people, and Toyota HiAce/Nissan Vanettes with a rooftop tent sleeping up to 5 people.

Vehicle age range: 7 to 15 years old.

Free Inclusions
  • 1 driver (18+ years old)
  • Roadside assistance
  • Gas stove, sink, cooler box
  • Kitchenware
  • Mattress (no linen)
Insurance

Insurance is mandatory but not included in the daily rate of the rental. Wicked Campers gives you two options: Pay NZ$100 fixed price for NZ$5000 excess and NZ$3000 bond to pay, or pay NZ$25 per day for NZ$3000 bond and NZ$3000 excess.

More About Campervan Rentals in Wellington

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

Now that you know the best campervan rental companies in Wellington, 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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