By Ruby Singh
Situated right next to the coast having lots of sun, forest, and beaches, Tauranga is a great place for campervanning. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best van rentals in Tauranga to guide you.
Here people are very laid-back and relaxed and can do tons of exciting activities. You can visit the Classic Flyers Museum or hop onto a nice kewpie to tour Tauranga harbour, for example.
Then after that, rest and take a shower in the camper before driving again to different cities with your groups of friends or family. Enjoy shared laughs, selfies and unforgettable memories together.
Eager to do all of those things! First, you’ll need a great campervan — so let’s start by checking out the best van rentals in Tauranga!
1) RV Rentals
|BEST FOR||Family-Friendly Campervans|
|FLEET||2, 4 and 6 Berth Campervans|
|ADDRESS||101 Hewletts Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+64 800 278 479|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm|
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: 10am – 3pm
Got big plans for touring Tauranga? Book with RV Rentals. Besides being a retail shop for campers and motorhomes, they also rent vans out to globetrotters, adventurers, and backpackers.
Be it a couple, family and child, or a group of enthusiastic individuals, there are 2-, 4-, and 6-berth options to choose from. They are equipped with cassette toilets and showers.
The price includes unlimited kilometres and roadside assistance, cutlery, kitchenware, and others. But you would have to pay extra for bedding replacement, chairs, and tables.
You can opt for either a standard or reduction insurance. In the former, you would have to settle for NZ$15 per day — for the latter, it’s NZ$30 to bring down your liability (which is a better deal).
- Best for families
- Choose among 2, 4 and 6-Berth RVs
- Unlimited KMs and 24/7 roadside assistance
2) Coastal Campers Whitianga
|BEST FOR||Personalised Customer Service|
|FLEET||6, 4 and 2 Berth Motorhomes|
|ADDRESS||Tauranga Airport, New Zealand|
|CONTACT DETAILS||027 439 1480+64 7 866 0509|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Sunday: 9am – 5.00pmFor after-hours, please give them a call|
Coastal Campers Whitianga is another of the companies doing the best van rentals in Tauranga. It provides vans with a really neat and cosy interior, personalised customer service, and complete van home essentials.
The space inside their vehicels is larger than expected of the campervan. There are large windows on the sides and on the back — great if you want to wake up to that picturesque beach with its mesmerising blue sky.
You can pick from among 2-berth, 4-berth, and 6-berth campervans, each with a toilet, shower, range hood, fridge, sink, DVD movies, bed and bench seats. Outdoor chairs and tables are also included in the daily hire rate.
The depot is located in Whitianga, but since you’re in Tauranga, you can arrange for them to drive your campervan and meet you at the airport… though you would have to pay a fee of NZD100.
- Personalised services
- Comfortable and nice interior
- Fully equipped campervans
Jeremy Wilson said on Google Reviews:
“We really appreciated the personal service and attention to detail that we got with Craig and Karen, unlike anything you are likely to get from a brand name provider. Craig picked us up from Auckland airport moments after I called, and did a very thorough job walking us through the details of operating the camper van.”
|BEST FOR||Great Vehicle Condition|
|FLEET||2, 4, 5 and 6-Berth Campervans|
|ADDRESS||Level 1, Old, Sofrana House 18 Customs Street East, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Local: 0800 555 696International: +6448880116|
|OPERATING HOURS||Open 8.30am to 5pm NZT|
There’s a shortage of campervan rentals in Tauranga, but that shouldn’t deter you. Here at Mighway, you can rent from a variety of campers belonging to different owners in Tauranga.
Most of the 2-6 berths are self-contained, clean, and presentable on the inside. Each one is fitted with a kitchen and shower, and some have a barbecue grill and handy solar panels to charge your devices.
Mighway offers an inclusive 24/7 roadside assistance. Furthermore, the cars are in good condition and well-maintained to ensure safety and smooth driving for your holidays.
And don’t forget to get the reduced liability option that significantly lowers the standard NZ$4500 to just NZ$500 and covers battery change, flat tyres, broken windshields, etc.
- Great conditioned campervans
- Offers a range of campers to choose from
- Fitted with a kitchen and shower
- Basic insurance included with the price
Ivan Pechorin reflects about hiring a campervan from Mighway on Google Reviews:
“We hired motorhome via Mighway two years ago and a campervan now, and had very nice experience both times, so will definitely use Mighway again. The motorhome was serviced and cleaned by RV Super centre ChCh, and the campervan is maintained by its owners in West Auckland and both are doing a great job to keep travellers like us happy.”
4) Rite Price Rentals
|BEST FOR||Safe Driving and Reasonable Rates|
|FLEET||Sedans, SUVs, People Movers, Trucks, Luggage Trailers and Utes|
|ADDRESS||63 Totara St. Mt. Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand|
|CONTACT DETAILS||07 575 2726|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday: 8am – 5pm|
Saturday: 8am – 1pm
Sunday: 8am – 12pm
When was the last time you rode with your friends and family to spend your vacation? You can invite them out again using Rite Price Rentals.
Established in 2001 with its first branch at Mt Maunganui, it focuses on offering safe cars with the right price. This is contrary to the lower-priced companies that can’t maintain cars well.
In terms of vans, they have 8- and 12-seaters, a cargo van, and an ute. These are all equipped with a tow bar for luggage trailers if you happen to be lacking storage to place your belongings or gear.
In short, this is one of the best van rentals in Tauranga for safety, greatly maintained cars and price.
- Quality cars at reasonable prices
- Offers 8 and 12 seater vans and cargo vans
- Vehicles are always taken care of and maintained
Judith Mcdowell said on Google Reviews:
“Have used this company before. used it again for 4days while our car was in the repair shop. There rates were about half of other big name companies. The car was comfortable, clean, motored well. The staff were helpful and professional. Total impressed.”
5) Thrifty Car Rental
|BEST FOR||Vacationers and Travellers on a Budget|
|FLEET||Compact, Full-Size, Intermediate, Speciality, Standard, SUVs, Vans and People Movers|
|ADDRESS||121 Hewletts Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+64 800 737 070|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Sunday: 8am – 4pm|
The name says it all: if you like to save but still want a reliable van or minibus, Thrifty Car Rentals is the one to book with.
For the vans, it only has two models, an 8-seater and a 12-seater. The first is designed with safety and comfort in mind while the second is likewise safe with a 4-star ANCAP safety rating.
Whether you are using the van for your colleagues, team, or a family reunion, you will be able to save from the affordable prices at Thrifty. You can collect or turn in your van easily in Tauranga City or Tauranga Airport too.
- Affordable, safe and reliable vehicles
- Have 8- and 12-seater vans
- Convenient pickup and drop-off points
Tammy C shared her experience on Google Reviews:
“Rented the car for a day on a cruise stop. Excellent customer service, excellent car. We were able to drop the car after hours using the key drop box. They have a great system for paying tolls online after you have used the car so no need for any special equipment. We walked to the rental from the cruise ship and it took about an hour. We paid $12 USD for an Uber back to the ship. There were Taxi’s available as we exited the cruise docking area. Great road signs in Tauranga and Rotorua. Very friendly people and drivers!!”
And with that, we conclude the best van rentals in Tauranga.
Have you used the vans from these companies before? Tell us all about it by sending your experience over to us and we’ll get back to you really soon.
With an idea now about where you can rent a van in Tauranga, we also have vans you can rent in Auckland. If so, you might like to read the best van rentals in Auckland.
But if you live around or are going to Wellington, we have the best van rentals in Wellington for that instead.