Compare Campervan Hire in Auckland – You Could Save $100s

Compare over 20 camper and motorhome rental brands in Auckland:

  • no booking fees
  • wide range of vehicles
  • 7 day service

 

Popular Campervan Models in Auckland in 2018: from Cheap to Luxury


Popular Campers

Spaceships
Dream Sleeper Mini

Cheapa Campa
4 Berth

Apollo
6 Berth Euro Deluxe


Note: availability of specific campers is limited.
Early bookings are recommended, especially during Christmas, Easter and other peak periods.

 

2 Person

With dozens of 2-berth models offered in Auckland, there’s a variety of vehicles to choose from:

  • smaller vehicles – sometimes called sleepervans, usually built on a station-wagon, these RVs are limited to a sleeping space and basic accessories. Popular with backpackers, these campers are usually amongst the cheapest to rent;
  • larger campervans – luxury models can include a shower, toilet, dining area, a fridge, stove and other handy accessories

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Lucky Rookie 2 Berth
Lucky Rentals
Lucky Rookie

Spaceship Luxury Dream Sleeper
Spaceships
Dream Sleeper Mini

Apollo 2 Berth Euro Tourer
Apollo
2 Berth Euro Tourer


Check availability, find other models, and compare features in detail by using our search tool at the top of this page.

 

4 Person

Lucky Rover 4 Berth
Lucky Rentals
Lucky Rover

Mighty 4 Berth
Mighty Campers
4 Berth Double Up

Cheapa 4 Berth
Cheapa Campa
4 Berth


Check availability, find other models, and compare features in detail by using our search tool at the top of this page.

 

6 Person

Britz
6 Berth Vista

Britz
6 Berth Frontier

Apollo
6 Berth Euro Deluxe


Check availability, find other models, and compare features in detail by using our search tool at the top of this page.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Camper Rental


Note: We compare multiple individual companies – each has its own terms and policies. Use the below answers as a general guide, however always check the terms of your rental, as details of may vary from company to company.

 

Does my rental come with unlimited kilometres?
Major motorhome hire companies in New Zealand generally provide unlimited kilometres; our search tool will show you if a vehicle does not have unlimited mileage included.

 

What driver license do I need to drive a motorhome in New Zealand?
Your home driving license is usually sufficient, provided it is in English or accompanied by a certified English translation (an International Drivers Permit is also acceptable to be presented with non-English language licenses). Your license will need to be a full (non-provisional), valid license without restrictions.

 

Is short-term campervan hire available?
Yes, however minimum hire periods apply depending on the time of year and company you choose. Enter your travel dates into our search tool to compare what’s available.

 

What is the minimum age to drive a motorhome?
While most companies will require a minimum driver age of 21, there are a few companies that will rent to those aged 18 and a few others that require a minimum age of 25. Enter the driver’s age into our search tool and we will automatically filter vehicles to match.

 

Can I access the Internet while travelling?
Many companies offer for purchase a Wi-Fi/GPS unit and a data package, details of what is available vary greatly between companies so it’s best to do some research in advance keeping in mind that technology advances rapidly. New Zealand also has public wifi in many places (including caravan/holiday parks) but remote areas are often without coverage.

 

Can I take the campervan off-road?
In general, vehicles are not allowed on unsealed roads (excepting those for campground access) or beaches and if you do travel under these circumstances, you are giving up insurance protection thus becoming liable for any damages.

 

Are one-way rentals available?
One way rentals are readily available – in fact, they’re highly popular for those who wish to explore both islands. Worthy of note is that a ferry booking will be required for two-island itineraries and that a fee usually applies for any one-way rentals in the range of $100-$300 (it’s already included in the price we show you when you pick different pickup and dropoff locations)

 

Depot Addresses of Camper Rental Companies around Auckland


Important: your pickup or dropoff address may differ from the address listed below – please check the address on your booking confirmation.

A

Abuzzy
39D Rennie Drive
Airport Oaks, Mangere
Auckland, NZ

 

Apollo
2/20 Verissimo Drive
Westney Industry Park
Mangere, Auckland, NZ

 

Ara Rentals
9 Brigade Road
Mangere
Auckland, NZ

 

B

Backpacker Sleepervans
142 Robertson Road
Mangere East
Auckland

 

Britz
36 Richard Pearse Drive
Mangere
Auckland

 

Budget Campers
142 Robertson Road
Mangere East
Auckland

 

C

Cheapa Campa
2/20 Verissimo Drive
Westney Industry Park, Mangere
Auckland

 

Comet Campers
13 Pukeiti Road
Otahuhu
Auckland

 

Compass Campers
6/197 Montgomerie Rd
Mangere – Airport Oaks
Auckland

 

D - F

Discover NZ Motorhomes
164 Montgomerie Road
Airport Oaks
Auckland

 

Freedom Campers
142 Robertson Road
Mangere East
Auckland

 

H - J

Happy Campers
8/197 Montgomerie Rd
Mangere
Auckland

 

Hippie Camper
2/20 Verissimo Drive
Westney Industry Park
Mangere, Auckland

 

Jucy Campervan Rentals
15 Jimmy Ward Crescent
Mangere
Auckland

 

K - L

Kiwi Autohomes
6 Tony Street
Henderson
Auckland

 

Kiwi Campers
8/197 Montgomerie Rd
Airport Oaks
Auckland

 

Lucky Rentals
5 Aintree Avenue
Airport Oaks
Auckland

 

M

Mad Campers
53 Princes St
Onehunga
Auckland

 

Maui
36 Richard Pearse Drive
Mangere
Auckland

 

McRent
Lot 21, Gateway Park Drive
2402 Pokeno, Auckland

 

Mighty
36 Richard Pearse Drive
Mangere
Auckland

 

N - P

Nomad Motorhome and Car Rentals
3 Verissimo Drive
Mangere
Auckland

 

Pacific Horizon Travel Homes
164 Montgomerie Road
Airport Oaks
Auckland

 

Pure Motorhomes
Unit 8/197 Montgomerie Road
Airport Oaks
Auckland

 

R - S

Real Value
2/20 Verissimo Drive
Westney Industry Park, Mangere
Auckland

 

Road Runner Rentals
164 Montgomerie Road
Airport Oaks
Auckland

 

Spaceships
60 Walls Road
Penrose
Auckland

 

Star RV
2/20 Verissimo Drive
Westney Industry Park, Mangere
Auckland

 

T - W

Travellers Autobarn
13 Pukeiti Road
Otahuhu
Auckland

 

Tui Campers
142 Robertson Road
Mangere East
Auckland

 

Walkabout Motorhomes
15/51 Ash Road
Manukau
Auckland

 


 

Campervan Hire at Auckland Airport


Can I pick up my vehicle directly from the airport?
Auckland does not have any campervan companies located within the airport terminal itself, however many depot locations are in close proximity and are served by complimentary shuttles. 

 
How far are most depots from Auckland Airport?
Depots range from 4 to 28 kilometres (5-25 minutes) away with most under 12 km (15 mins) away.
 

How can I get from Auckland Airport to my campervan pickup location?
Many rental companies offer complimentary transfers from the airport terminals and surrounding hotels to their depot locations. Take note of operating hours and whether a booking is required to reserve the shuttle ride.

If you’re arriving outside of depot opening hours, it’s often best to spend a night in a near-airport hotel and arrange a shuttle pick-up or taxi the following day.

 

Why New Zealand?


New Zealand is ideal for road travel – minimal traffic, easy navigation – and with so many natural wonders, self-touring by campervan is a highly popular way to explore this island country’s varied attractions.

Most visitors will arrive at the largest city in the country, Auckland.

In addition to being worth a few days of your attention on its own, Auckland is ideally situated to discover much of the North Island – the balmy Bay of Islands, geothermal areas near Rotorua or the Coromandel Peninsula.

 

Caravan Parks & Camping around Auckland


New Zealand has a strong camping tradition, meaning there is a wide range of options for your overnight stay. Be aware that peak times (public holidays, school holidays) do fill up early for camping reservations. Full-service holiday parks (caravan parks) with toilet and shower facilities are readily available in well-travelled areas for $15-40/night.

Department of Conservation (DOC) and privately owned RV campsites usually come with a bit lower cost ($0-$15/night) but have more basic facilities.

Freedom camping (camping outside of a designated site) is allowed in certain areas and restricted in others. It must be in a certified, self-contained vehicle such as a larger model of motorhome.


 

Auckland Travel Advice


Weather & Climate

  • Auckland enjoys a mild climate, moderated by ocean breezes.
  • Summer (December through February) – temeperatures range from 20 to 30 degrees celsius (70 – 90F).
  • Winter (June through August) average 1 to 15 degrees celsius.
  • Summer can be humid and winter damp.
  • Auckland also receives a few tropical cyclones – one or two per year, with the active season being between December and April.
  • UV protection (sunscreen, protective clothing) is strongly recommended.

Peak Periods

  • Summer (December to February) is by far the most popular season for visiting Auckland because of the reliably pleasant weather.
  • However, public holidays and school holidays are also busy with travellers. You’ll find fewer crowds and still generally good weather in the ‘shoulder seasons’ of spring and autumn.

Local Events

Some popular annual events include:

  • Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta – in operation since 1840 making it the oldest sporting event in New Zealand, this yachting event hosted at Waitemata Harbour is considered one of the largest one-day regattas in the world with close to 500 entries in recent years. Date: Monday closest to ‎29 January
  • Pasifika Festival: The largest festival of its type in the world, Pasifika recognizes Auckland’s varied Pacific cultures with live performances and traditional cuisine.
  • Auckland Cup Week: Held the first week in March annually, popular events include Thoroughbred, Harness, and Greyhound Racing.

Public Transport

Public transport options in Auckland consist of buses, trains, and ferries, all of which are under the umbrella of Auckland Transport, the hub of which is the Britomart Transport Centre. Seventy percent of transport options are by bus, which typically runs from 6 am until midnight with a few later runs on weekend evenings.

Four commuter rail lines service the airport and suburbs and ferries operate out of the main terminal on Quay Street with trips available to the North Shore, east Auckland, and islands in the Hauraki Gulf.

 

Looking for the Cheapest Campervan Hire? Tips to Help you Save


Tip #1: Book Early
Camping is highly popular with both locals and visitors to New Zealand and vehicles book up quite a bit in advance, especially during the summer months. You’ll have more vehicle options to make comparisons and be able to find ways to save if you start the process with several months notice.

 
Tip #2: Compare to Find Deals and Cheap Rentals
Meaningful savings are possible through comparison research, long-term rental deals, and with off-peak specials. Using our flexible comparison tool will allow you to investigate prices and features of the campers from over twenty companies.

 
Tip #3: Plan to Cook Your Own Meals
Not only does cooking for yourself allow you a great deal of flexibility, it’s considerably cheaper to purchase groceries than eat out in a restaurant. Even the most basic campervans will come with cooking equipment- usually a gas cooktop, cooler or fridge, and the necessary utensils.

 

Popular Routes & Itineraries Starting in Auckland


North Island Itinerary
New Zealand’s North Island is home to friendly urban centres such as Auckland and Wellington, beautiful warm beaches, engaging cultural history, as well as a feisty volcanic heartland centred around the Rotorua geyser region. Circle the island in a week’s time, visiting over a dozen sparkling lakes, the country’s oldest National Park, and fanciful caves illuminated by glowworms.
 

Auckland to Christchurch One Way
Travel from the sunny North to the rugged South Island, discovering many exciting attractions and exploring New Zealand’s renowned lush scenery all along the way. The ultimate week-long ‘New Zealand Road Trip’ literally delivers the best of it all: cosmopolitan cities and charming small towns, authentic cultural and historical sites, snow-capped volcanoes, gushing geysers, and much more.
 
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