By Amelia Montgomery
Aotearoa has lots of great things to offer but if you’re in for some adventure that’s exciting and journal-worthy, try campervanning. For this, we’ve collated the best van rentals in New Zealand.
Surrounded by a breathtaking landscape and magnificent blue waters, a campervan is the way to go with friends and family. It’s the perfect road trip and vacation that’s home away from home.
Time is on your side as you can choose to stop by and cook for the night, or even head out onto the van’s roof and sit there, feet planted on the hood to enjoy the sunset and view.
Whether you want vans that are affordable, roomier than others, or equipped with more appliances — there’s something for you. And without any more ado, we now present the lineup for the best van rentals in New Zealand!
1) Escape Campervans
|BEST FOR||200+ Campervan Designs|
|ADDRESS||61 The Strand, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand|
15 Kingsley Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
|CONTACT DETAILS||Within NZ: 0800 216 171 | Auckland: 09 377 6864 | Christchurch: 03 379 3941|
From AU: 1800 456 272
Other countries: 09 302 4139
Roadside Assistance: 0508 697 623
Monday to Friday: 9am – 4pm
Saturdays and Sundays: Closed
Public Holidays: Closed
Escape the monotony of your everyday by hiring Escape Campervans. Talk about riding in style — they have a good number of designs to choose from!
It is perfect for up to 3 adults in one campervan complete with a kitchen, dining room (with a view) as well as a comfortable queen-sized bed. You also get beach chairs and dining utensils.
Prices are always at a low as compared to its competitors. Apparently, Escape Campervans constantly research the prices that rivals may offer and can set them at a lower rate for you.
Standard insurance is included with the rate for the rental, and if you like, you can reduce this option to zero excess. With cheap prices, great cars, & insurance coverage, it’s a total package.
- More than 200 designs to choose from
- Completely equipped vans
- Lower rates than rivals
- Zero excess insurance
Erwin Lammers have said on Google Business:
“Excellent value for money, we’ve fallen a little bit in love with ‘our’ Sacred Heart. Had the best time in New Zealand we could wish for and if you like your camping to be a bit basic and not to fancy the Escape campervans are the we to go.”
2) Mad Campers
|BEST FOR||Solo or By Pair Travellers|
|FLEET||Mad 1 Solo Traveller Campervan, Mad 2 (2-Berth)|
|ADDRESS||19-21 Hill St, Onehunga, Auckland, 1061, New Zealand|
218 Roydvale Ave, Burnside, Christchurch, 8053, New Zealand
|CONTACT DETAILS||0800 466 236 (0800 GO MAD NZ)|
Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 9am – 4pm
Are you travelling solo or by pair? Save up and go eco with Mad Campers because it’s one of the best van rentals in New Zealand.
There are two cars that you can use — either Mad1 or Mad2. Mad1 is for solo adventurers while Mad2 is for two people, but both of these choices provide you with whatever you need.
Cooking is solved with a kitchenette along with LPG 2 burner, sink, fridge, 2nd battery (to charge your phones or play music), and a single or double bed for a comfy, rejuvenating sleep.
Insurance is included but it’s better if you purchase the You’re Good or The Gambler package for a confident driving and peace of mind.
For safety, the campervans have a new battery each time, so that you can drive with unlimited miles and have a great or madly super time.
- Self-contained campervans
- Eco-friendly vehicles
- Insurance options are offered
Here’s Jenny Davis’ comment on Google Reviews:
“What a dream come true. ..Madcampers went truly way beyond my highest expectations..Friendly helpful and a service you feel safe with ..The Nissan cube drives smooth and has great fuel consumption. The bed is very comfortable and the kitchen has all that’s required ..even a hot water in the colder months. .I higher recommend using this company for your future travels in beautiful NZ.”
|BEST FOR||Family Vacation|
|FLEET||2 Berth Ultima, 2+1 Berth Ultima Plus, 4 Berth Cascade, 4 Berth Beach, 6 Berth River|
|ADDRESS||36 Richard Pearse Drive, Mangere, Auckland 2022, New Zealand|
159 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
50 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown, 9300, New Zealand
|CONTACT DETAILS||Auckland: 09 255 3910|
Christchurch: 03 357 5624
Queenstown: 03 450 9510
Open everyday: 9:00am to 3:30pm
Maui Campervans offer relatively spacious motorhomes perfect for touring with your family no matter where you go.
They have 2-berth, 4-berth, and 6-berth new campervans that are self-contained with a shower and toilet and that have plenty of space to hang out and enjoy the view from the window.
Maui has been giving Kiwis and international travellers the time of their lives in the uncomparable magnificence of the country and the freedom and the thrill too.
Whether you’re travelling to the North Shore or over to the South, they have special discounts available. Not to mention the Hobbiton tour, so check their website often.
- Spacious campervans
- Wide selections of motorhomes
- Special deals throughout the year
Philipp mentioned on Google Reviews:
“We were very happy with the rental. Picked up the camper in Auckland and dropped it off in Christchurch. There were no delays. The service was friendly and helpful. the camper was clean and well equipped. I would book the camper again. Recommendable.”
4) The Pod Campervan Rentals
|BEST FOR||Value for Money|
|FLEET||Adventurer, Traveller and Economy|
Direct Car Rentals 63 Carr Road, Mount Roskill, Auckland 1041, New Zealand
28 Sheffield Crescent, Christchurch, New Zealand
Unit 10/26 Glenda Drive, Frankton, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
|CONTACT DETAILS||Auckland: 0800 843 763 | Christchurch: 021 525 910 | Queenstown: 0800 843 763|
Monday to Sunday: 8am – 5pm
The Pod Campervan Rentals offers the most affordable campervan hire in New Zealand. Their professionally fitted fully certified self-contained rental vans cover all your camping needs and they continue to focus on amazing customer service and have excellent client reviews supporting this.
In addition to their professionally built affordable rental campers, their Pods will offer you awesome value for your money. You can rent three types of vehicles: adventurer, traveler, and economy. Their popular choices include the Adventurer which is a midrange camper with a large fridge, aux battery and solar panel. For the budget-conscious, they also have Traveler and Economy campers. More details here: https://www.podrentals.co.nz/pod-rental-vehicles/
- Fully certified and equipped campervans
- Offers amazing value for your money
- Great customer service
Here’s an excerpt from Richard Clapton’s in-depth review of The Pod Campervan Rentals:
We had an amazing 3 weeks traveling around NZ in Little Apiti (Adventurer). The vans are great and you get a lot of the things you need thrown in (unlike many rivals) such as chairs, kitchen utensils etc. The bed is super comfortable and it’s quite cosy in the back. It does get pretty cold (we went in winter) as I’m not sure there is much insulation but we had a sleeping bag along with the duvet and were fine.
|BEST FOR||Modern Campervan Fleet|
|FLEET||2 Berth eVolve (EV), 2 Berth Venturer, 2 + 1 Berth Venturer Plus, 3 Berth HiTop, 4 Berth Voyager, 4 Berth Explorer, 4 Berth Discovery, 4-6 Berth Frontier, 6 Berth Vista|
|ADDRESS||36 Richard Pearse Drive, Mangere 2022, Auckland, New Zealand|
159 Orchard Road, Christchurch Airport, 8053, Christchurch, New Zealand
50 Lucas Place, Frankton 9300, Queenstown, New Zealand
|CONTACT DETAILS||Auckland: 09 255 3910 | Christchurch: 03 357 5624 | Queenstown: 03 450 9510|
Open everyday: 9:00am to 3:30pm
Bringing 30 years of experience to the fray, Britz is one more of the best van rentals in New Zealand. It can simply be summed up with these words: a modern fleet and 24/7 dedicated customer support.
Pick a car either for 2 berths, 2+1 berths, 4 berths, and 6 berths for an affordable price. These models include a shower and toilet to stay refreshed every day, ready for the next destination.
Also, Britz has discount rates where you can save up to enjoy getting a tan or some running at the beach, eat at sumptuous restaurants, or appreciate nature and animals through hiking.
It is perfect for the journey, travel, and excitement you have been dreaming of — or putting off for a while.
- Modern fleet campervans
- Special discounts for restaurants, beach, hiking and more
- 24/7 dedicated customer support
Gail-Tony Short wrote on Google Reviews:
“Staff were really helpful at both pick up and drop off. Had a minor issue with some of the cooking equipment which was dealt with quickly. Other than that, the Van drove well and was reliable so we had a great three weeks driving both Islands which left us with some fantastic memories.”
|BEST FOR||Exciting Campervan Experience|
|SERVICES||Cars, Campervans, Hotels, Boat Cruises|
|ADDRESS||Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown City|
|CONTACT DETAILS||0800 399 736|
Monday to Sunday: 8am – 5pm
Your holiday vacation in New Zealand doesn’t get any jucy-er than this. They offer a range of campervan options, so you and your whole family are in for a wild and fun ride across the islands.
Choose from exciting campervan choices of Jucy Cabana, Jucy Coaster, Jucy Condo, Jucy Chaser, Jucy Compass, and EV. Amenities include kitchen, toilet, showers, and bedding.
Experience is what they will offer, along with a warm and friendly attitude, which is very Kiwi. You can reach them anytime you need help.
No doubt it’s one of not only the best van rentals in New Zealand, but it could be the best in the world too.
- Warm and friendly customer service
- Variety of nifty campervans
- Includes essential amenities
Aditya Jain said on Google Reviews:
“Highly recommend Jucy. Effortless late-pickup experience from Christchurch airport. Excellent car. The Jucy culture, where other Jucy drivers wave at you while on the road! Very smooth car drop off. Would recommend Jucy to others if traveling in Nz.”
7) Travellers Autobarn
|BEST FOR||One-Stop Shop Campervan Rentals|
|FLEET||Station Wagon, Chubby Campervan, Kuga Campervan, HI5 Campervan|
|ADDRESS||Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand|
|CONTACT DETAILS||NZ: 0800 348 348|
Australia: 1800 674 374
International: +61 2 9360 1500
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm*
Offering a wide range of campervans, campers & vans for hire, Travellers Autobarn is an Australian campervan company that has been operating in New Zealand since 2009.
It is the perfect ‘one-stop shop’ for backpackers and budget travellers planning their self-drive trip around New Zealand, or simply between the islands in a campervan.
Travellers Autobarn knows Australia & New Zealand inside out – it’s their home! They know their cars and love their job. The idea of travelling around Australia/New Zealand by bus is simply out of the question, so trust Travellers Autobarn to take care of you!
- Caters to budget travellers and backpackers
- More than a decade of experience
- Offers a cool variety of campervans
With rave 4.6 stars from 105 reviewers, this is a campervan hire company to book with. Katarzyna Piekarczyk writes:
“We couldnt have a better experience and couldnt be luckier cause we were helped by Harry – employee of the year and if that’s not his official title, then it should be! 🙂
He was very helpful, explained everything in detail and was there to answer any questions we got and also gave us some precious tips as to our travel. If I am ever back in Christchurch, I’d definitely go again with Travellers Autobarn.”
8) Wanderlust Campers
|BEST FOR||Accessible Rentals|
|SERVICES||Campervan Rentals, Pick up and Dropoff Services|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+64 32600883|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon-Fri: 9 AM – 5 PM|
Sat: 10 AM – 4 PM
Travel and escape the city by renting vans at Wanderlust Campers. They are highly committed to offering rental vans that can cater to all your camping needs– with a reasonable price. They are dedicated to upholding their high service quality to ensure that their clients are always satisfied.
With the help of their experts, they will provide you professional tips and recommendations that will greatly help you on your trips. They are also known to work with a warm and friendly attitude, so you can rest assured that you will receive excellent customer service and accommodations when it comes to your transportation needs.
Wanderlust Campers is perfect for all the trips you have been dreaming of. Contact them today and avail their van rentals, for the great travel experience that you’re looking for!
- Well-equipped vans
- Affordable price
- Approachable and friendly staff
And that concludes our list of the best van rentals in New Zealand. When you are planning a trip, take our first picks to give you a quality travel and first class comfort.
So what did you think of the van rentals we listed? If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to send us a message.
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