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Wellington 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 company to company.

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

Yes, several motorhome rental companies in New Zealand have depots on both islands and allow one-way trips from the North Island to the South Island, or in the other direction. You will need to book a ticket on a ferry from Wellington to Picton to cross from one island to the other.

Do campervans have manual or automatic transmission?

Most companies offer a variety of vehicles with both manual and automatic transmissions.

What is the minimum age to drive a motorhome?

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

Can I park my campervan overnight in Wellington?

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 two car parks within the city, though without any services, or for $15-40, 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.

Depots in Wellington

Please note: your pickup location may differ. Always check the pickup address indicated in your booking.

Ace Campervans
1 International Air Cargo Building, Freight Drive
Rongotai
Wellington, 6022

Distance to Airport: at airport

Backpacker Sleepervans

This is a serviced location. Arrange pick-up with supplier.

Budget Campers

This is a serviced location. Arrange pick-up with supplier.

Freedom Campers

This is a serviced location. Arrange pick-up with supplier.

Jucy Campervan Rentals
13 Jean Batten Street
Rongotai
Wellington, 6022

Distance to Airport: 3.3 km km

Pacific Horizon Travel Homes
25 Ulric Street
Plimmerton
Wellington, 5026

Distance to Airport: 34.8 km km

RV Shop

This is a serviced location. Arrange pick-up with supplier.

Sleepavanz

This is a serviced location. Arrange pick-up with supplier.

Tui Campers

This is a serviced location. Arrange pick-up with supplier.

Attractions around Wellington

Te Papa Tongarewa

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.

Campervan access and parking: The museum has a car park, and there is available nearby street parking.

Zealandia

Bearing the title of the world’s first fenced urban ecosanctuary, Zealandia is a forward-thinking conservation project within the city (two km 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.

Campervan access and parking: There is some parking on site at Zealandia as well as a nearby carpark.

Mount Victoria Lookout

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.

Campervan access and parking: Accessed by way of Alexandra Rd, there’s a large car park near the summit as well as a secondary parking lot.

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