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Nelson Campervan Hire FAQ

Note: We compare multiple individual companies – each has its 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 supplier to supplier.

Does my rental come with unlimited kilometres?

Major motorhome hire companies in New Zealand generally provide unlimited kilometres. Check our search tool for details on specific vehicles.

What is the minimum age to drive a motorhome?

Most companies will require a minimum driver age of 21. However, there are a few companies that will rent to drivers aged 18 and a few others where the minimum age is 25. Enter the driver’s age into our search tool, and we will automatically filter vehicles to match.

Can I hire a campervan on the South Island and take it to the North Island?

Yes, several motorhome rental companies in New Zealand have depots on both islands and allow one-way trips from the South Island to the North Island. You may find a broader selection of vehicles if you choose different pickup and drop-off locations, as not all companies have depots in each town.

Pick-up & Return Locations

Please note: not all pick-up and return location combinations are possible for one-way campervan hire. Use our tool to check availability.

Attractions around Nelson

Nelson Market

Held in Montgomery Square every Saturday, Nelson Market is a vivid event, filled with vendors and customers. Tourists come here for fresh food, handmade souvenirs, unique atmosphere, and an unforgettable experience.

Nelson, Motueka Beach


Known as the gem by the sea, this fabulous sand stretch is Nelson’s beach suburb, and it’s perfect for an active day of beach fun. In Tahunanui, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for swimming, jogging, roller-skating, surfing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, or just sunbathing.

Golden sands and clear waters add up to a perfect relaxed day by the sea. A selection of cafes, bars and restaurants makes Tahunanui a great place to spend a whole day with family or friends.

Harwoods Hole Walk

The Harwoods Hole Walk takes visitors through a fantasy-like beech forest, over granite rocks and boulders to the entrance of an enormous sinkhole.

The hole is 176 meters deep. It is New Zealand’s deepest vertical shaft and one of the deepest natural sinkholes. It’s not an easy walk, so take care and consider your level of fitness before embarking on the trek.

World of WearableArt and Classic Cars Museum

The museum opened in 2001 and has been a well-known tourist attraction ever since. The exhibit shows a collection of wearable art, as well as a collection of vintage cars.

The Wearable Art collection consists of colourful masks, headwear, bright costumes, many of which have won the Wearable Arts Awards. The car collection includes over 140 veteran, vintage and classic cars.

The Abel Tasman National Park Coast Track

Popular with both tourists and locals, the track heads through lush forests and offers splendid scenery of golden shores and crystal waters. The trail is in excellent condition. However, it’s a long walk and requires planning. It may take 3-5 days to finish the whole route.

Falls River Kayaking, Abel Tasman National Park