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

Compare over 10 camper and motorhome rental brands in Queenstown:

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  • wide range of RVs
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Frequently Asked Questions


Please note: always check the terms and conditions of your rental as policies may vary from company to company.

 

Do campervans have manual or automatic transmission?
Most companies offer a variety of vehicles with both manual and automatic transmissions.

 

Can I take my campervan off road?
With the exception of campground access, driving on unsealed roads is generally not permitted in the rental vehicles and will not be covered by your insurance.
Can we include additional drivers?
Assuming they are present at the time of vehicle collection and that they meet the company requirements, additional drivers can be added – a fee typically applies.
Can I pick up or drop off my campervan after hours?
In most cases, you will not be able to collect your vehicle after hours; the few companies who do allow it require you to request this service in advance and a fee may apply.

 

Will I get a discount for long-term rentals?
Discounts will often be offered for long-term rentals. Discounts offered by suppliers are automatically factored into our prices in our comparison tool.

 

Can I pick up and drop off my vehicle at different locations?
One way journeys are certainly allowed – it’s quite a popular choice to rent on one island and return on the other.

 

Are unlimited kilometres included in my rental?
In New Zealand, most companies offer unlimited kilometres for campervan rentals.

Tips for Renting a Campervan in Queenstown


Remote Destination Pickup & Dropoff

  • some companies which do not have a depot in Queenstown will deliver or pickup your RV in Queenstown on request
  • a remote destination/delivery fee will be priced into the campervan rental quote
  • other restrictions may apply: a minimum rental period, restricted pickup/dropoff hours and unavailability of the remote pickup option in peak season

Queenstown vs Christchurch

  • a limited number of motorhome suppliers have depots in Queenstown (Britz, Maui, Mighty, Jucy)
  • as a result, a wider selection and cheaper prices are often available for Christchurch pickups
  • if you have the flexilibity, we recommend to consider comparing prices and availability in Christchurch as an optional alternative

 

Depots of Campervan Hire Companies in Queenstown


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

B

Backpacker Sleepervans
no depot
(pickup/dropoff details arranged with supplier)

Britz
50 Lucas Place
Frankton
Queenstown

Budget Campers
no depot
(pickup/dropoff details arranged with supplier)

D - J

Discover NZ Motorhomes
no depot
(pickup/dropoff details arranged with supplier)

Freedom Campers
no depot
(pickup/dropoff details arranged with supplier)

Jucy Campervan Rentals
Desk in the Arrivals Hall
Queenstown Airport

M - N

Maui
50 Lucas Place
Frankton
Queenstown

Mighty
50 Lucas Place
Frankton
Queenstown

Nomad Motorhome and Car Rentals
no depot
(pickup/dropoff details arranged with supplier)

R - T

Road Runner Rentals
no depot
(pickup/dropoff details arranged with supplier)

Sleepavanz
no depot
(pickup/dropoff details arranged with supplier)

Tui Campers
no depot
(pickup/dropoff details arranged with supplier)

Queenstown Travel Advice


Weather & Climate

  • Queenstown is popular in all seasons; summer highs average 20-22 degrees Celsius (December through February) and winter 8-10 degrees (June to August).
  • Be prepared for rain when you visit (about 50% of rainy days throughout the year).
  • Here on the 45th parallel, summer days are long (the Sun doesn’t set in the summer until after 9 pm).
  • Since this region is truly an outdoor-lovers paradise, many visitors will spend substantial time in the sun- thus, UV protection is strongly advised.

When to travel?

  • The majority of travellers will visit Queenstown in the summer, taking advantage of warm weather and long hours of sunlight and enjoying outdoor pursuits such as hiking and watersports.
  • However, winter is just as popular with skiers and other snow seekers arriving to sunny, clear days.
  • A true year-round destination, Queenstown and its many attractions are open for business any time you may choose to visit.

Events & Festivals

Some popular annual events include:

  • Queenstown Winter Festival: A celebration of all things winter, this festival fills a long weekend in June with music, comedy, and mountain fun.
  • Queenstown Marathon: Billing itself as the World’s Most Beautiful Marathon, the course features stunning views of the Crown and Remarkable mountain ranges.
  • New Zealand Golf Open: With events at two local courses – Millbrook Resort and The Hills – this professional and amateur Pro-am format tournament brings out many world class golfers and enthusiasts.
  • Challenge Wanaka Triathlon: New Zealand’s largest triathlon event includes 3,000 athletes and draws 10,000 spectators to a course that is known as both scenic and challenging.
  • Queenstown Bike Festival: A ten-day celebration of everything bikes include 25 separate events for riders of all abilities.

Attractions around Queenstown


Skyline Gondola
A five-minute walk from the CBD, the Gondola affords a view from atop Bob’s Peak over the city and to several nearby mountains. Then, return downhill on the Skyline Luge in a custom cart!
Campervan access and parking: While parking a large camper in the CBD can be tricky, there are some newly designated spots in the Boundary Street Carpark. 

Queenstown Underwater Observatory
Located within the Main Town Pier, the observatory offers a view under the waters of Lake Wakatipu where inhabitants may include two species of trout, slinky long finned eels, and diving Scaup (Black Teal) ducks.
Campervan access and parking: As with anywhere in the heart of Queenstown, parking can be at a premium- you may wish to arrive early to secure a spot.

 

Onsen Hot Pools
Set at the base of the Coronet Ski Field, these soaking pools are a destination for you to relax after all your adventurous pursuits. Private spring fed pools provide the chance to soak in spectacular surroundings alongside the Shotover River.
Campervan access and parking: Parking is readily available near Arthur’s Point Road.

 

Queenstown Gardens
Adjacent to the CBD, the town’s botanical gardens are a pleasantly landscaped retreat from the city bustle and provide opportunities to engage in disc golf, tennis, and lawn bowls. Douglas fir trees and roses are prominent features and in the winter, the ice arena is well appreciated.
Campervan access and parking: There are several car parks nearby including a newer one at Boundary Street.

 

Bungy Jumping
Since 1987, New Zealand’s original bungy jump has operated off the Kawarau Bridge and today Queenstown is well known as a centre for bungy. Whether you’re a first-timer or a veteran, there are opportunities at three sites near town including the country’s highest jump at Nevis.
Campervan access and parking: Parking for many vehicles is available at all locations though you may wish to arrive early for a good spot.

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