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The Best Campervan Rental Companies in Auckland

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Auckland Campervan Rental Companies to consider for your next road trip!

Starting from Auckland is the most popular way to see New Zealand on a campervan road trip! Auckland has the most amount of campervan rental companies combined with some of the cheapest flights coming into the country. It’s a no-brainer! However, with such a wide array of choice, choosing campervan rental company in Auckland can be a little overwhelming. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of some of our top picks for the best campervan rental companies in Auckland!

The comparison below shows some of the market leaders, as well as Auckland campervan rental companies that you might not have heard of, just so you are more aware of what’s out there. We compare the inclusions, such as insurance, amenities and pick-up/drop-off locations as these will be hugely important factors in choosing an Auckland campervan rental company. Prices are not compared, however, as rates fluctuate with the seasons.

5 Things to look at when comparing campervan rental companies in Auckland

  • Location: In Auckland, it’s either going to be near the Auckland Airport or in the city. Figure out how you are going to get to these locations. Are they convenient for you? Are there any extra fees you will need to pay for the “premium” location (likely if you are picking up at an airport depot)? Also, consider where you are ending your trip and whether the drop-off locations are convenient for you.
  • Prices and inclusions: The base price of campervan rental fluctuates with the seasons. In summer, daily rates are at their most expensive, while they are at their cheapest in winter. Read our 20 Ways To Save Money on Car Rental in New Zealand to see when the best time to rent a campervan usually is. Additionally, to truly understand the value of your rental you need to compare what’s included in a campervan rental. Not all companies include the same thing, especially when it comes to insurance.
  • Vehicles offered: Most campervan rental companies in Auckland will maintain even their oldest cars to the highest standards, however, a more modern vehicle is less likely to give you any problems, so keep vehicle age in mind. Of course, the size of the campervan will be incredibly important for the level of comfort you want to have. What’s more, decide whether a self-contained campervan is important to you or not. In order to freedom camp in New Zealand, you need a vehicle that is certified self-contained. For more information on the different types of campervans in New Zealand, head on over to this page.
  • Service: Once you have picked a few campervan rental companies from this comparison, send some questions to the companies and see how helpful they are with their answers. Service will become very important should anything go wrong during your trip.
  • Reviews: It’s worth checking multiple review websites to compare customers’ experiences. Why not ask the question in a backpacking Facebook Group?
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Wendekreisen Travel

Wendekreisen Travel

Wendekreisen Travel has almost every type of campervan covered from cars with roof tents to fully self-contained motorhomes. What’s more, they have budget travellers in mind with no one-way fees and no diesel tax charges. They are definitely one of the best value-for-money motorhome rental companies in Auckland.

Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy transfers to and from the airport and the rental depots are available.

Auckland Pick-up Location: Auckland Airport.

Drop-Off Locations: Auckland and Christchurch.

Vehicles available

Cars with roof tents (not self-contained), a selection of high roof vans (VW T5, Mazda E, Toyota HiAce, etc.) sleeping up to 2 people, and a selection of motorhomes sleeping 2 to 6 people.

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 an 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 the option to upgrade for less excess at NZ$20 per day.

Mad Campers

Mad Campers

Kitted up for freedom camping, Mad Campers is a great option for budget travellers in a comfortably small van for driving on New Zealand roads. All of their vans are certified self-contained meaning you can legally freedom camp.

Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy transfers available in Auckland however, outside of the office hours may incur a transfer charge. Christchurch transfers are subject to availability.

Auckland Pick-up Location: Onehunga (suburb between the Auckland Airport and Auckland Central).

Drop-Off Locations: Auckland and Christchurch.

Campervan types available

Nissan Vanette sleeping up to 2 people and certified self-contained.

Vehicle age range: 0 to 9 years old.

Free Inclusions
  • Up to 3 drivers (18+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • Gas stove, fridge and sink
  • Portable toilet
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Towels
  • Safe box
  • Fuel discount card
  • Discounts on activities
Insurance

Free standard insurance with NZ$5000 excess and $2500 bond or insurance add-ons for NZ$15-$35 per day with less excess and bond to pay. (Daily rates are determined by driver’s age).

Chilli Rentals

Chilli Rentals

Chilli Rentals keeps it exclusively Auckland with their rental depot based in the Manukau suburb, 10-minutes drive from Auckland Airport. They have a wide range of small campercars to comfortable motorhomes that won’t feel too big to handle. They’re a great choice if it’s your first time driving a motorhome or campervan. Note that there is an NZ$150 booking fee.

Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy transfers available to Auckland Airport.

Auckland Pick-up Location: Auckland Airport (Manukau).

Drop-Off Locations: Auckland.

Campervan types available

Cars with roof tents sleeping up to 3 people, campercars (Toyota Previa or Estima) sleeping up to 2 people, self-contained campervans (Nissan Caravan) sleeping up to 3 people, and self-contained motorhome (Ford Transit) sleeping up to 3 people.

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 an 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.

Jucy Rentals

Jucy Rentals

Ride in some of the brightest campervans in New Zealand with Jucy Rentals! This car, campervan and rental company has branches all over New Zealand, including Auckland city and Auckland Airport. Choose from small and easy-to-drive campercars to medium-sized self-contained campervans to large and sleek motorhomes. Younger drivers can also benefit by the minimum driver age being 18 years old at no extra charge.

Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations

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

Auckland Pick-up Location: Auckland City (Parnell) and Auckland Airport.

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

Vehicles available

Toyota Estima campercar sleeping either 2 people or 4 with a top tent (not self-contained), High rise Toyota HiAce sleeps up to 4 people (self-contained), High rise Toyota HiAce (more premium option) sleeping 3 people and self-contained, and Fiat Ducato motorhomes sleeping either up to 4 or up to 5 people and fully self-contained.

Vehicle age range: 2 to 10 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)
  • Kitchenware
  • 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.

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.

Auckland Pick-up Location: Auckland.

Drop-Off Locations: Auckland.

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.

Hippie Rentals

Hippie Campers

Hippie Campers certainly plays the part with their hippy-style vans that are small enough to be easy to drive.  The campervans have all the basic essentials, however, they are not self-contained so you will need to stay in campsites and holiday parks, rather than freedom camp.

Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations

Auckland Pick-up Location: Auckland Airport.

Drop-Off Locations: Auckland.

Campervan types available

Mitsubishi Express L300 van sleeping up to 2 people or high roof Toyota HiAce sleeping up to 3 people.

Vehicle age range: 3 to 17 years old.

Free Inclusions
  • 1 driver (18+ years old)
  • Roadside assistance
  • Gas stove, sink, fridge
  • Microwave (HiAce only)
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Safe
Insurance

Insurance is included in the rental with an NZ$5000 bond to pay and NZ$3000 excess. There are options to reduce the excess and bond to pay for NZ$27-$44 per day.

Heron Campers

Heron Campers

Looking for something a little more premium for your once-in-a-lifetime trip? Heron Campers is the premium range of Euro Campers providing luxury motorhomes. Their packages are all-inclusive meaning things like diesel tax charges and one-way fees are all included in the price. Note that you need to be over 21 to drive the Heron Campervans. Find out more about rental age restrictions in Age Restrictions When Renting a Vehicle in New Zealand.

Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy transfers to and from airport and city available.

Auckland Pick-up Location: Otahuhu (suburb between Auckland Airport and Auckland Central).

Drop-Off Locations: Auckland.

Campervan types available

A range of fully certified self-contained vans and motorhomes sleeping up to 5 people.

Vehicle age range: 1 to 12 years old.

Free Inclusions
  • Multiple drivers (21+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • RUC charges (diesel tax)
  • One-way fee
  • Gas stove, grill, microwave, fridge, BBQ and sink
  • Solar panels
  • Electric heaters
  • Toilet and shower
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Towels
  • Picnic table and chairs
  • Maps
  • Fuel discount card
  • Baby seats available
  • DVD player
  • GPS
  • WiFi internet modem
  • New Zealand phone rental
Insurance

Standard insurance is included with NZ$250 excess of over 21-year-old drivers or NZ$2500 for 18-21-year-old drivers.

Travellers Autobarn

Travellers Autobarn

If you want to hire a small campervan that’s got more to offer than a standard budget campervan then consider Travellers Autobarn. The campervan rental company based in Auckland and Christchurch has small campervans suitable for up to two adults and three children, which is ideal for those travelling as a family but don’t want to the expense that comes with a large motorhome. As a side note, to make the campervan “certified self-contained” in order to freedom camp, rather than paying for campsites, then it is an extra NZ$50 to hire a portable toilet.

Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations

Auckland Pick-up Location: Auckland Airport.

Drop-Off Locations: Auckland and Christchurch.

Campervan types available

Campercar/station wagon Toyota Estima sleeping 2 people, and high top Toyota HiAce vans sleeping up to 4 adults/2 adults and 3 children.

Vehicle age range: 3 to 12 years old.

Free Inclusions

Note that the living inclusions listed below are for Travellers Autobarn’s more premium campervan options. They may not all be included in the budget campervans.

  • Multiple drivers (18+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • Heater (for use when attached to campground power outlet)
  • Gas stove, fridge, sink, microwave
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Maps
  • Child booster seat available
Insurance

Free standard insurance with NZ$2500 excess and NZ$2500 bond to pay. Other insurance options are available at an added NZ$17.50-$27.50 per day for less excess and bond to pay.

Britz

Britz

With a constantly updated fleet of motorhomes and smaller campervans, Britz is the motorhome rental company to go for if you are looking for reliable vehicles.

Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy transfers to and from airport and city available.

Auckland Pick-up Location: Auckland Airport.

Drop-Off Locations: Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown

Campervan types available

A wide range from high top Toyota HiAces to a fleet of motorhomes all certified self-contained.

Vehicle age range: 0 to 3 years old.

Free Inclusions
  • 1 driver (21+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • Gas stove, grill, microwave, fridge/freezer and sink (grill may not be included in hitop campervans)
  • Toilet and shower (may not be included in hitop campervans)
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Towels and bathmat
  • First Aid Kit
  • Tablet with GPS
  • DVD/TV
Insurance

Standard insurance is included with NZ$5000 excess for campervans and NZ$5000 bond to pay or NZ$7500 excess for motorhomes and $7500 bond to pay. Drivers under 25 years old will have an NZ$3500 excess. Windscreen excess of NZ$250 is also included. There are options to pay NZ$10-$30 per day to reduce excess amounts.

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