A limited number of campervan companies offer vehicles directly in Picton. You may wish to also check a wider range of campervans in Nelson or Christchurch.

Popular Campervans in Picton

Tui Deluxe Sleepervan

Tui

Deluxe Sleepervan

2 adults

Toilet

Automatic

Discover NZ 2-Berth with ST

Discover NZ

2-Berth with ST

2 adults

Toilet

Shower

Manual

Tui Trail Seeker

Tui

Trail Seeker

2 adults

Toilet

Shower

Manual

Discover NZ 2 1 Deluxe

Discover NZ

2 1 Deluxe

2 adults 1 child

Toilet

Shower

Automatic/Manual

Not all vehicles may be available. Use the search tool to check availability for your travel dates.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pick up my campervan in the South Island and drop it off in the North Island or vice versa?

What is a self-contained motorhome?

Are one-way campervan rentals possible in New Zealand?

How long should I plan for a motorhome holiday to the South Island?

Can I pick up my campervan in the South Island and drop it off in the North Island or vice versa?

Yes, many companies have depots in both the North and South Islands and allow one-way trips.

If planning this type of trip, you will need to pay the cost of the ferry. Our support team can help with your booking.

Additional one-way fees may apply. The comparison tool will automatically factor this into your total.

What is a self-contained motorhome?

If you wish to go freedom camping in New Zealand, your vehicle must be self-contained and certified.

This means you must be able to live in the vehicle for 3 days without needing additional water or needing to dump the waste.

In addition, the vehicle must have:

  • A toilet
  • A shower
  • Wastewater storage
  • A rubbish bin with a lid

The vehicle must have been checked by a qualified officer to ensure that it meets these requirements. Self-contained motorhomes have a sticker displayed on the vehicle proving their certification.

Are one-way campervan rentals possible in New Zealand?

Yes, a large number of rental companies allow for one-way rentals.

One-way rentals may not be available between all routes, and additional fees apply, depending on the pickup and drop-off locations. Our comparison tool will automatically factor in any additional fees and show you which vehicles are available on your preferred route.

How long should I plan for a motorhome holiday to the South Island?

A good idea is to plan for a minimum of 7 days. However, even a 2- or 3-week road trip around the South Island will easily be filled.

Popular attractions include Mount Cook, UNESCO-designated Fiordland National Park with Milford Sound, Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier, and the adventure capital of Queenstown.

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

Brands

Popular Camper Rental Brands

Discover NZ

Discover NZ is a privately owned Nelson-based motorhome hire company established in 2003 with depots on the North Island and South Island. The company has newer-model vehicles for groups of 2–6. Most are self-contained and come with some additional luxuries.

Freedom Campers NZ

Freedom Campers is part of a family of campervan hire brands that also includes Tui and Budget Campers as well as other international brands. Freedom Campers is aimed at the midrange market, with 2- to 6-berth vehicles available at a reasonable 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.

Tui Campers

Tui is part of a family of brands that includes Tui, Freedom and Budget Campers as well as other international brands. The company has depots in Auckland and Christchurch as well as pickup locations throughout the country. Tui has newer, more premium vehicles, from sleepervans up to 6-berth motorhomes.

Attractions

Popular Attractions around Picton

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.

Queen Charlotte Track

One of New Zealand's most popular hiking tracks, Queen Charlotte Track is located in the Marlborough Sounds region on the South Island of New Zealand. The track stretches from Ship Cove to Anakiwa and offers options for both hiking and cycling. The beautiful scenery along the track includes spectacular mountains and stunning seaside views.