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The Best Budget RV Rentals in New Zealand

Jucy Rentals

Affordable RV Rental Companies in New Zealand.

They size doesn’t matter but sometimes it really does. If you have a group of mates or just want the super convenience of having everything you need in your vessel to travel New Zealand, then renting an RV is definitely worth considering. However, hiring an RV in New Zealand is not exactly a cheap way to travel New Zealand but you can definitely cut the costs by comparing the right RV rental companies. With that in mind, we have put together this list of the best budget RV rentals in New Zealand!

However, if you are trying to stick to a tight budget when travelling New Zealand, then consider choosing a smaller campervan which will greatly reduce the daily rate of your rental. Take a look at The Best Budget Campervan Rentals in New Zealand for a wider offering of campervan types for a low price.

What you need to know about RV rental in New Zealand

  • Season effects the daily rate of RV rentals with summer being the most expensive time to rent and winter being the cheapest.
  • All the RV companies listed below have certified self-contained vehicles meaning you can freedom camp for free where permitted.
  • Most RV rental companies require drivers to be over 21 years old. Find out more in Age Restrictions When Renting a Vehicle in New Zealand.
  • Be aware of the extra fees such as one-way fees for dropping off the vehicle is a different place to the pick-up location. For more information, check out How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Car in New Zealand?
  • Most RVs in New Zealand are diesel which your rental company is likely to incur a diesel tax charge (RUC) to your rental price.

For more things to be aware of when renting an RV in New Zealand, head on over to 10 Things You Need to Know About Camper Van Rental in New Zealand.

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Wendekreisen Travel

Wendekreisen Travel

When  budgeting for a RV trip around New Zealand, it’s the extra costs that can add up. With Wendekreisen, they eliminate the no one-way fee and RUC (road user charge for diesel) which can save you a huge amount on your RV rental in New Zealand.

Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy transfers to and from airport and city available.

Pick-Up/Drop-Off Locations: Auckland and Christchurch

Motorhomes available

2-berth, 4-berth and 6-berth motohomes.

Vehicle age range: 0 to 14 years old.

Free Inclusions
  • Multiple drivers (21+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • No one-way fees
  • No diesel road user charge (RUC)
  • Gas stove, fridge, sink (some come with grills)
  • Electric toaster and kettle
  • Heaters
  • Toilet and shower (smaller vans have outdoor shower and portable toilet)
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Towels
  • Picnic table and chairs
Insurance

Standard insurance is included with NZ$1500 excess and NZ$1500 bond to pay for drivers over 25 years old or NZ$2000 excess and NZ$2000 bond to pay for drivers aged 21 to 24 years old. There is th option to upgrade for less excess at NZ$20 per day.

Road Runner Rentals

Road Runner Rentals

Road Runner Rentals often has affordable daily rates on their motorhome rental vehicles so are well worth adding to your RV rental comparison.

Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy transfers to and from airport and city available.

Pick-Up/Drop-Off Locations: Auckland, and Christchurch.

Motorhomes available

A range of Mercedes Sprinter or Ford Transit motorhomes either 2-berth, 4-berth or 6-berth.

Vehicle age range: 4 to 14 years old.

Free Inclusions
  • Multiple drivers (18+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • Gas stove fridge and sink
  • Microwave (HiAce and motorhomes only)
  • Toilet and shower (motorhomes only)
  • Portable toilet (campervans only)
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
Insurance

Standard insurance is included with NZ$4000 excess for motorhomes and NZ$2000 excess for campervans (this is NZ$3000 for 18-21 year old drivers and NZ$2500 for 21 – 25 year old drivers). Excess can be reduced for NZ$15-$25 per day. A bond is payable for motorhome rental.

Jucy

Jucy Rentals

One of the most popular rental brands in New Zealand, Jucy Rentals also offers two types of motorhomes in their fleet: the Casa and the Casa Plus. Depending on the season, these vehicles are pretty affordable.

Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy shuttle available for airport branches offering airport pick-up and drop-offs.

Pick-Up/Drop-Off Locations: Auckland, Wellington Airport, Christchurch Airport, Dunedin Airport and Queenstown Airport.

Vehicles available

Fiat Ducato motorhomes either 4-berth or 5-berth.

Vehicle age range: 2 to 5 years old.

Inclusions
  • 1 driver (18+ years old)
  • Roadside assistance
  • Basic insurance
  • Gas stove, fridge, sink
  • Grill (motorhomes only)
  • Portable toilet (included in HiAce)
  • Shower and toilet (included in premium HiAce and motorhomes)
  • Heating (motorhomes only)
  • Kitcheware
  • Bedding
  • Towels
  • Activity discounts
Insurance

Free insurance with NZ$2000 excess and NZ$2000 bond. Or insurance add-ons for NZ$16-$20 per day with less excess and less bond to pay. What’s included in the insurance is clearly stated on the Jucy website so be sure to use this compare with other insurances offered.

Affordable Motor Home Rentals

Affordable Motor Home Rentals

Of course, if looking for an affordable RV in New Zealand you look at Affordable Motor Home Rentals. Their vehicles are a little older giving them the cheaper price tag.

Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy transfers to and from airport and accommodation available.

Pick-Up/Drop-Off Locations: Auckland and Christchurch.

Campervan types available

Motorhome options by Ford sleeping either 4-berth or 6-berth.

Vehicle age range: 10 – 11 years old.

Free Inclusions
  • Multiple drivers (21+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • Gas stove, grill, microwave, fridge and sink (Campercars excludes some of these)
  • Toilet and shower (Motorhome only)
  • Portable toilet (Campervan and campercars only)
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Iron and hair dryer available
  • DVD player and TV (Motorhome only)
Insurance

Free standard insurance with NZ$1500 excess and  bond to pay for 1999/2003 series models or NZ$2500 excess and bond to pay for 2004/2010 series models. Other insurance options are available at an added NZ$15-$25 per day for less excess and bond to pay.

Chilli Rentals

Chilli Rentals

Among their budget range of campervans, Chilli Rentals also offers a motorhome ideal for 2-3 people road tripping around New Zealand. Note that there is a NZ$150 booking fee.

Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy transfers available to Auckland Airport.

Pick-Up/Drop-Off Locations: Auckland.

Campervan types available

Ford Transit motorhome which is 3-berth.

Vehicle age range: 7 to 18 years old.

Free Inclusions
  • Multiple drivers (18+ years old)
  • Roadside assistance
  • Gas stove, sink, cooler box or fridge
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Candles, insect repellent (on request)
  • Torchlight and batteries
  • Camping tables and chairs
  • 3-man tent (on request)
  • GPS (on request)
  • Fuel discount card
  • First aid kit (high-vis vest and other safety equipment)
Insurance

Insurance is included in the rental with a NZ$3000 bond to pay and NZ$3000 excess. There are options to reduce the excess and bond to pay for NZ$20-$25 per day.

Kiwi Motorhomes

Kiwi Motorhomes

If looking for a dedicated RV rental company in New Zealand with a generous offering of inclusions then take a look at Kiwi Motorhomes. Note that there is a minimum hire time of 7 days.

Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy transfers to and from airport and accommodation available.

Pick-Up/Drop-Off Locations: Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.

Campervan types available

A range of certified and full-self-contained motorhomes from VW, Mercedes and Ford vehicles sleeping up to 6 people.

Vehicle age range: 7 to 15 years old.

Free Inclusions
  • 1 driver (25+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • No Road User Charges (diesel tax)
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Bike Rack
  • Solar Panels
  • Gas stove, grill, microwave, fridge and sink
  • Toilet and shower
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Picnic table and chairs
  • Satellite TV, DVDs and books
  • GPS
  • Baby seats available
  • DVD player and TV
  • Boogie boards available
Insurance

Standard insurance is included in the rental but excess costs are calculated on a case by case basis.

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