Best Van Rentals in New Zealand
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The 11 Best Van Rentals in New Zealand

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. Epic Campers

Epic Campers
BEST FOR Comfortable and Innovative Campervans
SERVICESCampervan Rentals
WEBSITEhttps://www.epiccampers.co.nz
ADDRESS14 Timberly Road, Māngere, Auckland 2022, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS+64 27 213 6300 / [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
Saturdays to Sundays: 10 am – 3 pm

Epic Campers is an enterprise that offers its clients high-quality and comprehensive camper van rentals ideal for those looking for comfortable and cost-effective nature travel in the country.

Established back in 2018, they have since then been innovating their facilities and vans to be very functional and aesthetic in exploring and experiencing their own New Zealand road trips.

Past clients that have experienced their services and vans have commended them for their quality campervans that ensured the whole trip was free from any stress or issues throughout the whole trip for complete relaxation.

Note though that rates of their camper van rentals aren’t readily available on their website and a deposit payment and advance settlement of the said cumulative price is also strictly implemented.

Overall, with their knowledgeable personnel in the field, highly functional campervans, and aesthetically designed interiors, we highly recommend interested clients to check them out.

Highlights

  • Basic insurance is included in the camper van fee
  • Professional and accommodating customer service
  • Well-maintained and highly functional camper van

Customer Reviews

Here are some reviews from their clients:

“We are a Canadian couple (seniors) who rented a van for 2 months. We loved the van and the service provided. Andy met us at the beginning and the end of our trip. Drove 6500 km from the top of the north island to the bottom of the south island. We had zero problems and everything we needed was provided. When we met Andy we realized he had mistakenly called the van JAZZ. We knew the van’s correct name is CHIPPY. Once we got that straightened out we left Auckland for an ‘epic’ adventure. We miss and love the old CHIPPSTER and recommend EPIC for price & service. We recommend booking early for your trip. Thanks Andy.”

“I just spent two weeks solo road tripping around South Island New Zealand in an Epic Campervan. Can not recommend this company highly enough. Both Andy and Linda were incredibly helpful, kind, and responsive before and throughout my entire holiday. I had been debating on van vs. rental car/hotels before and am so pleased that I went this route. The van gave me the freedom and flexibility to explore New Zealand exactly as I wanted to. It was comfortable to drive, cozy to sleep in at night, and had everything I needed for the adventure. Do yourself a favour and book the trip…New Zealand is just stunning and Epic Campervan is the way to go! I left feeling rejuvenated, humbled by nature, and wanting to purchase a van for myself.”

2. R&R Campervan Rentals

BEST FOR Many Motorhomes Options
SERVICESMotorhome Rentals
WEBSITEhttps://www.rrcampersnz.com/
ADDRESSContact for more information
CONTACT DETAILS020 4156 8183 / 0508 RENT RV / [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSContact for more information

R&R Campervan Rentals Ltd., established in 2019 in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, has quickly become a trusted name for motorhome rentals.

Managed by Sunelia and Wouter, this family-operated business offers a fleet of modern, well-equipped motorhomes designed to provide a home-away-from-home experience for travelers exploring New Zealand.

We find that their competitive pricing with seasonal discounts makes R&R an attractive option.

They offer significant savings during the low season (May-August) with rates approximately 40% cheaper compared to the high season (December-April).

Their midseason rates are around 20% cheaper during September-November.

We like that the fleet consists of RVs that are less than 5 years old, ensuring reliability and comfort. Features like reverse cameras, bike racks, and off-grid systems provide convenience and ease of use.

The motorhomes are equipped with showers, toilets, and TVs (with some offering auto satellites), ensuring a luxurious experience on the road.

USB ports and off-grid systems allow for seamless travel without the need to connect to external power sources frequently.

We think the availability of pet-friendly motorhomes allows travelers to bring their furry friends along, enhancing the travel experience for pet owners.

Highlights

  • Seasonal Promotions and Discount
  • Modern and Well-Equipped Fleet
  • Comprehensive Amenities
  • Pet-Friendly Options

Customer Reviews

R&R campervan rental has helped us very personally and well from the quotation phase to the use and handling after use of their camper. The 4-person camper was technically in good condition and equipped with all conveniences and complete for a nice trip. In our opinion, the kitchen is not complete enough for daily cooking. The layout in the camper with large rear window was excellent. The sofa was fine for us and the hydraulic bed works fine. (it gives a lot of extra space) The camper was clean, well cared for and met our expectations. Thank you Sunelia and Wouter.

3. Quirky Campers

BEST FOR Personalized and Diverse Camper Van Rentals
SERVICESCampervan Rentals
WEBSITEhttps://www.quirkycampers.com/nz/
ADDRESS67 Paturoa Road, Titirangi, Auckland 0604, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS[email protected]
OPERATING HOURSSunday to Saturday: 9am – 5pm

Quirky Campers New Zealand specializes in providing unique and beautifully handcrafted campervan rentals. The company acts as an agent, connecting customers with a collection of privately owned, high-standard campervans. Each vehicle is distinct, featuring custom-built interiors with fine cabinetry, comfortable beds, and fully equipped kitchens, creating a delightful and personalized camping experience. 

We like that each van is a work of art, reflecting the owner’s passion and craftsmanship. This ensures that every rental is unique, offering a personalized travel experience that stands out from standard commercial options. Additionally, the all-inclusive nature of the rental packages is a significant benefit. The price includes insurance, breakdown cover, kitchen equipment, and essential extras, making it convenient for customers to pick up a van and start their adventure immediately.

Moreover, Quirky Campers offers a range of options and flexibility that enhance the rental experience. There are no mileage limits, allowing renters to explore New Zealand without worrying about additional costs. Discounts for longer hires make extended trips more affordable, and the ability to add extras like bike racks and outdoor furniture provides customization options to suit different travel needs. 

Since all the vans are privately owned and need to be returned to their original location after each trip, one-way rentals cannot always be accommodated but many owners do offer them. The only downside is that they incur significant relocation fees but you may find that the overall cost is still competitive.

In conclusion, Quirky Campers New Zealand provides a unique and charming alternative to conventional campervan rentals, offering handcrafted and fully equipped vans that promise a memorable travel experience. The advantages of quality, inclusivity, and flexibility make it an attractive option for those seeking an extraordinary road trip.

Highlights

  • Unique and high-quality campervans
  • Discounts for longer hires
  • Pet-friendly options available

Customer Reviews

Here are some reviews from their clients:

“My partner and I had a great time hiring Meg. She had everything that was needed for a great trip for two. The bed was incredibly comfortable and there was plenty of storage. She was easy to drive and not so large that we ever had trouble parking, unlike some of the other camper vans we saw across NZ. The owners and Quirky Campers team were very responsive too.”

“An absolute pleasure! The van felt like home right away. It was our first experience with a camper van; Dakoda was totally user friendly and equipped with everything we needed and more. I’m tall and we both had plenty of room standing to cook and slept comfortably. All the colors inside and out make you stand out in the best way without being too flashy. Got tons of compliments. Drives great with no problems parking because Dakoda is still compact and doesn’t take too much room. Best part of the experience were the owners! All are helpful and so kind. Treat you like family and make you feel like there aren’t any stupid questions. 100% recommend.”

4. Escape Campervans

Escape Campervans
BEST FOR 200+ Campervan Designs
SERVICESCampervan Hiring
WEBSITEhttps://www.escaperentals.co.nz/
ADDRESS61 The Strand, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
15 Kingsley Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILSWithin 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
OPERATING HOURSMonday 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.

Highlights

  • More than 200 designs to choose from
  • Completely equipped vans
  • Lower rates than rivals
  • Zero excess insurance

Customer Reviews

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.”

5. Mad Campers

Mad Campers
BEST FOR Solo or By Pair Travellers
FLEETMad 1 Solo Traveller Campervan, Mad 2 (2-Berth)
WEBSITEhttps://www.madcampers.co.nz/
ADDRESS19-21 Hill St, Onehunga, Auckland, 1061, New Zealand
218 Roydvale Ave, Burnside, Christchurch, 8053, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS0800 466 236 (0800 GO MAD NZ)
09 9750450
[email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday 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.

Highlights

  • Self-contained campervans
  • Eco-friendly vehicles
  • Insurance options are offered

Customer Reviews

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.”

6. Maui

Maui
BEST FOR Family Vacation
FLEET2 Berth Ultima, 2+1 Berth Ultima Plus, 4 Berth Cascade, 4 Berth Beach, 6 Berth River
WEBSITEhttps://www.maui-rentals.com/nz/en
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 DETAILSAuckland: 09 255 3910
Christchurch: 03 357 5624
Queenstown: 03 450 9510
OPERATING HOURSOpen 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.

Highlights

  • Spacious campervans
  • Wide selections of motorhomes
  • Special deals throughout the year

Customer Reviews

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.”

7. The Pod Campervan Rentals

The Pod Campervan Rentals
BEST FOR Value for Money
FLEETAdventurer, Traveller and Economy
WEBSITEhttps://www.podrentals.co.nz/
ADDRESSDirect 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 DETAILSAuckland: 0800 843 763 | Christchurch: 021 525 910 | Queenstown: 0800 843 763
[email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday 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/

Highlights

  • Fully certified and equipped campervans
  • Offers amazing value for your money
  • Great customer service

Customer Reviews

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.

8. Britz

Britz
BEST FOR Modern Campervan Fleet
FLEET2 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
WEBSITEhttps://www.britz.com/nz/en
ADDRESS36 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 DETAILSAuckland: 09 255 3910 | Christchurch: 03 357 5624 | Queenstown: 03 450 9510
OPERATING HOURSOpen 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.

Highlights

  • Modern fleet campervans
  • Special discounts for restaurants, beach, hiking and more
  • 24/7 dedicated customer support

Customer Reviews

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.”

9. Jucy

Jucy
BEST FOR Exciting Campervan Experience
SERVICESCars, Campervans, Hotels, Boat Cruises
WEBSITEhttps://www.jucy.com/nz/en/
ADDRESSAuckland, Christchurch and Queenstown City
CONTACT DETAILS0800 399 736
OPERATING HOURSMonday 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.

Highlights

  • Warm and friendly customer service
  • Variety of nifty campervans
  • Includes essential amenities

Customer Reviews

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.”

10. Travellers Autobarn

Travellers Autobarn
BEST FOR One-Stop Shop Campervan Rentals
FLEETStation Wagon, Chubby Campervan, Kuga Campervan, HI5 Campervan
WEBSITEhttp://www.travellers-autobarn.co.nz/
ADDRESSAuckland and Christchurch, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILSNZ: 0800 348 348
Australia: 1800 674 374
International: +61 2 9360 1500
[email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
*Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

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!

Highlights

  • Caters to budget travellers and backpackers
  • More than a decade of experience
  • Offers a cool variety of campervans

Customer Reviews

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.”

11. Wanderlust Campers

Wanderlust Campers
BEST FOR Accessible Rentals
SERVICESCampervan Rentals, Pick up and Dropoff Services
WEBSITEhttps://www.wanderlustcampers.co.nz/
ADDRESSNew Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS+64 32600883
[email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMon-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!

Highlights

  • 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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