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A limited number of brands offer campervan rental in Wellington. Larger selections of vehicles can be found in Auckland and Christchurch.
Not all vehicles may be available. Use the search tool to check availability for your travel dates.
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.
All drivers must have a current and full driver’s licence to hire a vehicle. Foreign licences are acceptable if they are in English or are accompanied by an accredited English translation. Otherwise, an International Driving Permit (IDP) is required.
The city of Wellington is very pro-camping and enables freedom camping in a certified self-contained vehicle at several sites in and around the city. For all motorhome camping in Wellington and surrounds, there are council and DOC (Department of Conservation) campgrounds with varying levels of amenities, many of which are at no or low cost.
You can park overnight in a few car parks within the city, though without any services, or for $15–$90 (NZD), you can reserve a spot at a full-service holiday park within the city centre. Do note that reservations are encouraged at peak travel times.
Most campervan rental companies in New Zealand require the driver to be 21 years of age or older to access their full range of vehicles.
Some companies will rent to drivers between 18 and 21, but only certain models may be available. In those cases, additional insurance may be required.
Enter the driver’s age into our search tool and we will filter available vehicles to match.
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:
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.
New Zealand has plenty of options for camping available. These range from privately owned holiday parks to DOC (Department of Conservation) campsites.
A stay at a holiday park will usually cost between $30-50 (NZD) per night, depending on the area. A stay at a DOC campsite can range from $5-15 per person per night.
DOC campsites can be a little more basic. However, many do have amenities available. These include toilets, showers, rubbish bins and communal kitchen facilities in some cases.
Note: policies vary from supplier to supplier. Always check the T&Cs for your rental.
Pacific Horizon is a New Zealand–owned and operated campervan rental company specialising in premium motorhomes. All of its motorhomes are designed and built in New Zealand. The company has motorhomes for groups of 2–6, all of which are fully self-contained.
Rising 196 metres high, this hill just east of the central city affords a 360 degree view over Wellington and the harbour out to Cook Strait and the Hutt Valley. Hiking trails connect into the larger Wellington Town Belt park and wilderness areas network.
The national museum of New Zealand, this may be the most visited attraction in the city – and with good reason; Te Papa (which translates to ‘Our Place’) can easily occupy much of a day with its impressive art and historical collections.
Bearing the title of the world’s first fenced urban eco-sanctuary, Zealandia is a forward-thinking conservation project within the city (1.2 miles from the CBD) designed to restore the original forest ecosystem. Eighteen species of native wildlife have been successfully reintroduced including six that had been absent from the mainland for over 100 years.