Jucy Campervan Rentals
Tui Campers NZ – Hi Top 4+1 Family Trail Finder
Sleeps up to 4 (with seating for 5). Has a 2-hob cook-top, microwave and fridge as well as a porta potty toilet.
Lucky Rentals – Lucky Roadie
A Toyota Hiace well suited for backpackers and travellers looking for a cheaper rental. Sleeps 3 adults and is available to drivers under 21 (must be 18 years old).
Spaceships NZ – Rocket 2 Berth
This Toyota sleepervan features a full-sized double bed and a rear awning. Minimum driver age is 18
Lucky Rentals – Lucky Rookie
A budget sleepervan for two, popular with backpackers. Minimum driver age is 18.
Apollo Motorhomes NZ – 2 Berth Euro Tourer
This luxury campervan includes a toilet, shower, a kitchen, large double bed and plenty space for storage.
Maui Motorhomes NZ – Platinum River
A new (up to 2.5 years old), Certified Self Contained vehicle accommodating up to 6 people.
Britz – 4 Berth Explorer
A Mercedes Benz or Volkswagen that sleeps four. Heating in driver’s and main cab, gas hot water, toilet & shower.
Mighty Campers – 6 Berth Big Six
Built on a VW, this luxury motorhome provides a large living area that can be transformed into a sleeping space with up to 3 double beds. Air conditioning and heating both in the driver’s cab and main cab. Comes with cooking facilities, toilet, shower and unlimited mileage.
Mighty Campers – 4 Berth Double Up
Two sleeping spaces above the driver’s cabin and a double bed in the back (converted from dining area). Self-contained with cooking facilities, shower and toilet.
Star RV New Zealand – Hercules RV 6 Berth
Sleeps up to 6 adults (3 double beds), includes a bathroom (shower and toilet), kitchen/cooking accessories, a side awning and a rear vision camera to help with parking.
#1 Book Early
As availability goes down, many suppliers put their prices up. Book your campervan rental as early as you can to get a cheaper rental.
#2 Be Flexible with Dates (if you can)
Sometimes picking up or dropping off your campervan a day or two earlier or later, can give you a better rate. Starting or finishing your rental on a Sunday or a public holiday will limit your availability and increase your costs.
#3 Check Different Pick-up or Drop-off Locations
You will find the largest availability (and generally lower prices) in two main cities: Auckland (on the North Island) and Christchurch (on the South Island). Smaller towns will often have less competition and higher prices.
#4 Read the T&Cs (no, really)
Make sure you understand the terms and conditions of your rental. Companies have varying policies when it comes to insurance, deposits, allowed travel areas and other items.
#5 Have Your License Translated
If you have a non-English driving license, make sure to have a translation of it or an International Driving Permit (IDP) with you.
#6 Be Prepared to go Offline when Driving
Not all places in New Zealand have good mobile coverage. It’s a good idea to either download a map or have a paper version with you when driving. That said, getting around New Zealand is pretty simple (outside of Auckland). It’s quite often just one road that will get you to where you need to.
#7 Allow for Extra Time Travelling in a Motorhome
New Zealand roads are often windy and hilly. Especially if you’re in a larger motorhome, you may need to travel slower. Plan for extra driving time and let vehicles behind you pass through if you’re driving slower.