Budget Campers in New Zealand

Jucy Cabana

Jucy

Cabana

2 adults

Automatic

Spaceships Rocket 2-Berth

Spaceships

Rocket 2-Berth

2 adults

Automatic

Lucky Rentals Lucky Rover

Lucky Rentals

Lucky Rover

4 adults

Portable toilet only

Automatic

Backpacker Sleepervans Sleepervan

Backpacker Sleepervans

Sleepervan

2 adults

Automatic

Budget Campers Budget Finder

Budget Campers

Budget Finder

2 adults 1 child

Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you sleep anywhere in a campervan in New Zealand? Is freedom camping allowed?

Does my campervan rental come with unlimited mileage?

Can you sleep anywhere in a campervan in New Zealand? Is freedom camping allowed?

Freedom camping is generally permitted in New Zealand. However, while allowed, it is strictly regulated. Rules and guidelines must be followed at all times and can vary depending on the area and any council bylaws (local laws) that may apply.

In general, to freedom camp anywhere in New Zealand, your vehicle must have a self-containment certification.

If you are unsure of the rules that apply in a specific area, it is best to visit the nearest i-SITE (visitor information centre) and ask about any local regulations or bylaws.

Does my campervan rental come with unlimited mileage?

Yes, unlimited kilometres are generally included for standard vehicle rentals in New Zealand. The comparison tool will show you whether your preferred vehicle has unlimited or restricted kilometres.

Note: policies vary from supplier to supplier. Always check the T&Cs for your rental.

Saving Tips

How to find a cheaper campervan rental in New Zealand?

Book early

Some of the best deals are available early in the season. Book your motorhome rental well in advance and you could save $100s compared to last minute bookings.

Be flexible

The price depends on several factors such as travel dates, size of the motorhome, age of the vehicle, or pickup location. Being flexible on any of these may help you find cheaper offers.

Compare

Simply comparing competing campervan hire companies is often the best way to get a lower price. Use Camper Champ to compare prices across multiple suppliers.

Brands

Popular Brands with Cheaper Campervan Rentals

Aotea Campervans

A Christchurch-based campervan rental business, Aotea Campervans offers a single campervan model accommodating up to two adults and one child. Its campers are certified self-contained.

Escape Rentals

Escape Rentals is a budget backpacker-style brand with vehicles for hire on both the South Island and North Island. Two campervan models are available, one being fully self-contained.

Happy Campers

A budget campervan rental brand with depots in Auckland and Christchurch, Happy Campers has a wide variety of vehicles available from 2 to 4 berths. Most of its vehicles are older (2000–2011) and come at a cheaper rate.

Hippie

Hippie is a budget camper brand that is part of the Apollo Group. It caters to the young traveller and allows drivers under 21. A Hippie camper is a small vehicle with beds for 2–4 people.

Jucy

A popular campervan rental brand operating in New Zealand, Australia and USA, Jucy offers smaller campervans (2-berth and 4-berth) and will rent to drivers over 18. While not extremely cheap, Jucy still offers reasonably attractive prices for the budget traveller.

Lucky Rentals

A budget campervan hire company with 2 vehicle options available, Lucky Rentals has vehicles to suit groups of 2 or 3. Lucky Rentals’ fleet is comprised of older Jucy vehicles.

Nomad

Nomad is a family-owned and operated campervan hire brand based in Clevedon, a rural part of NZ. The company has 2–5 berth vehicles available. Nomad’s vehicles are generally older and come at a budget price point.

Sleepavanz

Another part of the Tui family, Sleepavanz is aimed at the backpacker market. It supplies the sleepervan style of camper at a budget price point.

Spaceships Rentals

This is a well-known budget campervan rental brand offering a sleepervan camper. Spaceships are popular with backpackers and smaller groups (2–4) looking to travel on a budget. Spaceships also rent to drivers under 21.

Travellers Autobarn

A budget RV rental brand aimed at backpackers, Travellers Autobarn has campervans in multiple international locations. The company offers a wide variety of vehicles, from station wagons to 5-berth family models.

Wanderlust Campers

Wanderlust is a budget camper brand based in Christchurch and specialising in 2-berth sleepervans. The company now offers self-service pickup and drop-off options, allowing renters to collect a vehicle without any staff interaction.