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The Best Campervan Companies in New Zealand

The best campervan companies in New Zealand

When it comes to renting, New Zealand is a treasure trove of companies offering services across both islands, providing you with a wide range of options to explore!

 

In this complete guide, we leave no stone unturned as we delve into how each rental company operates, the services they provide, their price ranges, and much more!

 

For directly comparing and checking prices, you can use our rental search tool here: 

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If you are looking to buy a campervan instead of renting, we recommend you to check the following guide, where we fully explain the buying process and the best tips to purchase a campervan:

 

‚≠ź 12 Tips for Buying a Campervan in New Zealand

ūü•á The Best Campervan Rental Companies in New Zealand

To make it easier, we have categorized these campervan companies by budget. Once you have set up your budget, you can start exploring and booking your dream campervan.

 

You should also consider booking at least 60 days in advance to not only get the best price but also avoid the problem of finding a campervan for rent on your arrival. 

 

During high season, it is highly probable that you can’t hire one or end up paying a really expensive price for your trip.¬†

Let’s check them out!

1. Budget Campervan Hire Companies

ūüöź Spaceships Rentals

An ideal choice if you are looking for a cheap camper to travel around; their prices are competitive.

 

At the same time, their cars are reliable, and their reviews are way better than those of other companies offering the same type of campervans in the same price range. 

  • Pick-up & drop-off locations:¬†Auckland & Christchurch
  • Sleeps:¬†2
  • Minimum age for booking:¬†18+
  • One-way bookings accepted:¬†Sometimes subject to a fee.¬†
  • Basic Amenities:¬†Double mattress, rear kitchen, sleeping gear, cooking utensils.
  • Price range:¬†From 29$NZD per day
  • Extras:¬†These can be requested before pick up. There are no extra fees for additional drivers and no limit on mileage driving.
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ūüöź Escape Rentals

It’s similar to Spaceships Rentals, but their vans are slightly bigger and have fancy paint on their bodies.

 

If you don’t mind driving around in a van with such style, then it could be a good option!

They also have self-contained campervans available, but their cost is higher than renting a campervan from Spaceships.

  • Pick-up & drop-off locations:¬†Auckland & Christchurch
  • Sleeps:¬†3
  • Minimum age for booking:¬†18+
  • One-way bookings accepted:¬†Subject to a 300$ fee.¬†
  • Basic Amenities:¬†Double mattress, rear kitchen, sleeping gear, cooking utensils.
  • Price range:¬†From 49$NZD per day
  • Extras:¬†These can be requested before pick up. There are no extra fees for additional drivers and no limit on mileage driving.
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2. Mid-Range Campervan Hire Companies

ūüöź Jucy Campervans

One of the most popular, if not the most popular, campervan company in New Zealand.

 

As a mid-range hiring company, it is the only one we can recommend for now; it also offers all types of vehicles, even motorhomes.

 

Jucy branches are located in New Zealand’s most iconic cities, where you can quickly drop off your vehicle.

  • Pick-up & drop-off locations:¬†Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown.
  • Sleeps:¬†2-4
  • Minimum age for booking:¬†18+
  • One-way bookings accepted:¬†Subject to a fee that varies depending on location.¬†
  • Basic Amenities:¬†Double mattress, rear or front kitchen, sleeping gear, cooking utensils.
  • Price range:¬†From 70$NZD per day
  • Extras:¬†These can be requested before pick up. There is no limit of km driven.¬†
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3. Luxury Campervan Hire Companies

ūüöź Star RV Motorhomes

Star RV is a premier motorhome rental company that offers top-quality recreational vehicles for exploring the country. 

 

They provide a variety of motorhomes equipped with modern amenities to ensure a comfortable and memorable travel experience. Star RV’s fleet is designed for convenience and luxury, catering to short trips and extended adventures.

  • Pick-up & drop-off locations: Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown.¬†
  • Sleeps: 2-6
  • Minimum age for booking: 21+
  • One-way bookings accepted: Subject to a fee.
  • Basic Amenities: Double mattress, front kitchen, toilet, shower, sleeping gear, cooking utensils, GPS, Wi-Fi and more.
  • Price range: From 110$NZD per day
  • Extras:¬†These can be requested before pick up. There is no limit of km driven.¬†
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ūüöź Apollo Campervans

Apollo Camper offers motorhome, campervan, and 4WD rentals for travelers seeking to explore New Zealand. 

 

With over 35 years of experience, Apollo provides a range of vehicles to suit various needs, from compact campers to luxurious motorhomes equipped with all modern amenities.

  • Pick-up & drop-off locations: Auckland and Christchurch.
  • Sleeps: 2-6
  • Minimum age for booking: 21+
  • One-way bookings accepted: Subject to a fee.
  • Basic Amenities: Double mattress, front kitchen, toilet, shower, sleeping gear, cooking utensils, GPS, Wifi and more.
  • Price range: From 80$NZD per day
  • Extras:¬†These can be requested before pick up. There is no limit of km driven.¬†
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ūüßĎ‚ÄćūüíĽ FAQs about Hiring a Campervan in New Zealand

1‚É£ Do I need a Self-Contained Campervan to travel in New Zealand?

In New Zealand, you don’t necessarily need a self-contained campervan to travel, but having one gives you more flexibility.¬†

 

A self-contained campervan allows you to camp in a broader range of locations, including many freedom camping spots. 

 

These vehicles come with facilities for waste and water, meeting local standards for environmental protection. 

 

If you choose a non-self-contained campervan, you will be limited to staying in designated campgrounds with appropriate facilities.

2‚É£ What is included in a campervan rental?

Typically, a campervan rental includes:

  1. Living Space: This is where you sleep, eat, and chill. It usually has a bed, a small kitchen area with a stove or a microwave, and sometimes a mini-fridge.
  2. Basic Amenities: The kitchen area contains essentials like pots, pans, dishes, and utensils. Think of it as a starter kit for cooking and eating.
  3. Storage: Campervans are generally designed with¬†smart¬†storage solutions to organize your belongings. You’ll find storage spaces cleverly hidden under the bed, in cabinets, or¬†in¬†overhead compartments, making the most of every inch of space.
  4. Power Supply: Some campervans have reliable power sources to run your gadgets and appliances. This could be a battery system, a hookup to plug into electricity at campsites, or even solar panels, ensuring you’re always connected and powered up.
  5. Water System: You’ll have access to water for cooking, cleaning, and sometimes even a small shower. There’s usually a tank onboard for fresh water and another for wastewater.
  6. Driving Essentials: You’ll learn the basics of driving‚ÄĒthe steering wheel, seats, pedals, and all that jazz.
  7. Insurance and Roadside Assistance: Rental companies often provide insurance coverage for the vehicle and roadside assistance in case you run into any trouble while on the road.

3‚É£ Are there any restrictions on where I can drive the campervan?

While you’re generally free to explore most areas of New Zealand, some rental companies may have restrictions on driving on certain roads, such as unsealed (gravel) roads or specific off-road areas.

4‚É£ Are there any extra fees I should be aware of?

In addition to the rental cost, you may encounter additional fees for extra mileage, additional drivers, camping equipment rentals, cleaning, and fuel charges.

 

Be sure to inquire about any potential extra costs before booking.

‚Ěď Not 100% Sure Which Campervan Company to Go With?

If you are unsure what company or campervan to choose for your trip, you can always use the Travel Cars NZ search and compare tool.

‚úÖ For more information and tips about renting a campervan in New Zealand, we encourage checking the following article: 17 Tips for Renting a Campervan in New Zealand

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