Backpacker Cars, Vans & Campervans in Auckland

Backpacker cars and campervans in Auckland

Embarking on an adventure across New Zealand requires a reliable and budget-friendly travel companion.

Travel Cars NZ stands out with its diverse range of backpacker cars in Auckland. 

Particularly favored among backpackers seeking an economical means to explore, our converted cars provide an affordable option for traversing scenic landscapes.

In the forthcoming article, we’ll delve into the intricacies of the backpacker car market in New Zealand, unraveling essential insights and shedding light on what sets Travel Cars NZ apart as a leading campervan business.

1. Types of Backpacker Cars, Vans & Campervans

Navigating the array of New Zealand campervan models can be exciting and overwhelming.

To simplify your decision-making process, we’ve curated a list highlighting the most popular, affordable, and easily maintainable backpacker campervans for your journey.

Discover your ideal travel companion among these standout options:

  • Toyota Estima
  • Toyota Hi-Ace
  • Mitsubishi L300
  • Honda Odyssey – Converted People Movers

Each model offers unique features and advantages, catering to different preferences and travel styles.

From the reliable and spacious Toyota Estima to the versatile Toyota Hi-Ace and the budget-friendly Mitsubishi L300 to the creatively converted Honda Odyssey, there’s a perfect fit for every explorer.

It’s worth noting that maintenance costs can vary based on the type and make of the vehicle. 

This crucial factor should play a role in your decision-making process, ensuring an enjoyable journey and a practical and cost-effective one.

As you embark on your road trip across New Zealand, let the exploration begin with the perfect campervan suited to your needs and preferences.

backpacker campervan

2. Buying a Backpacker Car from Travel Cars NZ

We’re only in Auckland, so we can’t arrange any bookings outside this region. However, you can find more vehicles for sale on our website from private sellers.

As a campervan business, we offer different options to make buying easy (and safe) for any traveler looking to purchase a backpacker car or campervan.

💰 Buy-Back Option

We commit to repurchasing any of our cars within 12 months. That means you can get up to 50% of your money back.

Regardless of whether you didn’t maintain your car accordingly, we can do it!

This option is recommended for travelers planning to tour New Zealand for ten weeks or more, since any period below that won’t be worth it.

In that case, a rental option will be a better option.

buy back option

🚐 Park & Sell Option

A good option if you are planning to sell your backpacker car or campervan during the low season (March-August).

In this scenario, we give you a higher price than repurchasing your car immediately, so you will get paid a better price when the vehicle is sold!

🔧 Mechanical Warranty

Experience peace of mind with our exclusive warranty offerings at Travel Cars NZ.

Every vehicle you purchase from us comes with a complimentary 30-day Mechanical Warranty, ensuring a smooth start to your journey.

For those seeking extended coverage, our premium option includes a 12-month paid mechanical warranty with the added benefit of On-Road Assistance. 

Moreover, if your travel plans are shorter than the warranty period, you can transfer this comprehensive coverage to the next owner when selling your car.

👉 Additional information about mechanical warranty options: Travel Cars NZ – Mechanical Warranty

mechanical warranty

3. Renting a Backpacker Car or Campervan

Our stock of campervan rentals is limited, and most of the time, the campervans are fully booked unless you book at least three months in advance.

We’ve added options for renting a campervan all around New Zealand. Use our Rental Search Tool to find campervans & motorhomes, then compare prices between dozens of companies.

👉 Additionally, you can also check Spaceships Rentals as they’re a company located all around New Zealand, having a good reputation and offering great deals: Spaceship Rentals

spaceship rentals

4. Where to Find Backpacker Cars all around New Zealand

Navigate our user-friendly platform to discover a diverse collection of cars featuring listings from dealers and private sellers. 

At Travel Cars, our platform welcomes anyone to list their vehicle. Note that we do not own the majority of cars available for sale.

Tailor your search by applying specific filters to align with your preferences and requirements. Connect directly with sellers, facilitating a seamless and transparent interaction.

Your journey to find the perfect car becomes straightforward and personalized as you explore the variety of options on our platform.

Travel Cars is here to empower your backpacker car buying experience, putting you in direct contact with sellers and simplifying the process for a smoother transaction.

search backpacker cars for sell

5. Planning to Sell your Backpacker Car, Van, or Campervan Now?

If you’re ready to bid farewell to your trusty on-wheel companion, click the “Sell Your Car” button to embark on a seamless selling journey.

Our user-friendly process allows you to list your car in under 2 minutes, with a straightforward approval time following the completion of your payment.

Enhance your listing by showcasing your car with the best photos, and remember to include all relevant contact details. 

This ensures potential buyers have a clear and comprehensive view of your vehicle, expediting the selling process.

Say ‘goodbye’ to your car hassle-free with our streamlined platform!

👉 Additionally, we leave you here a link to a guide we’ve created with Tips for Selling Your Campervan in New Zealand.


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Travel Cars NZ is a platform where private sellers and car dealers can list their campervans, backpacker cars, vans, wagons and other types of cars for sale all around New Zealand. General and useful information about converted vans and small campervans for sale is available at the TCNZ blog.