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The Best Campervan Rental Companies in Queenstown

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Queenstown campervan rental companies worth considering.

Starting your campervan road trip in Queenstown means starting in the centre of the adventure! Queenstown is one of the most picturesque towns in the South Island and a great place to start a tour around the South Island or even the whole of New Zealand. But what are the campervan rental companies in Queenstown? Because Queenstown is quite a small town in comparison to cities with a wide rental company offering like Auckland and Christchurch, the choice of campervan rental companies are quite limited – three of which are actually the same company (that’s Mighty, Britz and Maui FYI).

In the comparison below, we have compared the companies that have rental depots in Queenstown. An alternative option is to choose a campervan or rental company that deliver vehicles to Queenstown. However, there is an extra fee for this service. However, if you want more of these options, check out The Best Affordable Campervan Rentals in New Zealand.

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

  • Location: In Queenstown, all the campervan rental companies are based close to the Queenstown airport and most offer free shuttles from the airport to the rental depot. However, 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 Queenstown 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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Jucy Rentals

Jucy Rentals

One of the biggest and most popular campervan rental companies in New Zealand, Jucy Rentals has a wide range of campervans in their colourful fleet! Choose from compact campercars to fully self-contained motorhomes and everything in between. Their vans are custom-made fitting in a lot of features into a small space!

Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations

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

Queenstown Pick-Up Location: Queenstown 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.

The Pod

The Pod Campervan Rentals

Planning to travel like two peas in a pod? The Pod Campervan Rentals offers super affordable self-contained and non-self-contained vans (which is the difference between camping for free or using campsites). What we love about The Pod is that they don’t charge one-way fees, meaning you can pick up the campervan in Queenstown and drop it off in Auckland at no extra charge. Choose The Pod if you want to travel around New Zealand or the South Island on a budget!

Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy transfer available for Christchurch Airport and city centre

Queenstown Pick-Up Location: Queenstown Airport.

Drop-off Location: Christchurch, Queenstown and Auckland.

Campervan types available

Nissan Vanette or Mazda Bongos campervan sleeping up to 2 people – either self-contained or non-self-contained.

Vehicle age range: 5 to 9 years old.

Free Inclusions
  • Multiple drivers (18+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • No one-way fees
  • Gas stove and sink
  • Cooler box
  • Fan heater
  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Camping Chairs and table
  • Logbook
Insurance

Free standard insurance with NZ$3000 excess and $500 bond or insurance add-ons for NZ$15-$20 per day with less excess.

Britz

Britz

Britz is one of the more popular brands of premium motorhome rentals in New Zealand with a large fleet to fulfill the summer crowds. Their constantly updated fleet of new model campervans and motorhomes means you are less likely to break down due to vehicle age. Be aware of their costly bonds you will need to pay before hiring.

Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy transfers to and from airport and city available.

Queenstown Pick-Up Location: Queenstown 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.

Mighty

Mighty Campervans

Think “Britz” (see above) but with slightly older model campervans and motorhomes. Mighty Campervans is another premium motorhome rental brand in New Zealand with a huge fleet. Nevertheless, we still advise booking well in advance for summer rentals with this popular premium campervan rental brand.

Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy transfers to and from airport and city available.

Queenstown Pick-Up Location: Queenstown Airport.

Pick-Up/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: 4 to 9 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
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.

Wicked Campers

Wicked Campers

Famous for their obscurities spray-painted onto the vans, Wicked Campers are a campervan rental company in Queenstown with a lot of character. They are one of the cheapest campervan rental companies, which is great if you are on a tight budget, but just watch out for the few hidden fees. We suggest reading their FAQ to really understand what you are being charged for and what’s included in the rental.

Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations

Queenstown Pick-Up Location: Queenstown Airport.

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

Campervan types available

Toyota car with roof tent sleeping up to 3 people, Toyota Estima sleeping up to 2 people, Nissan Vanette/Toyota HiAce sleeping up to 3 people, premium Toyota people-carriers converted into campercars to fit 2-3 people, and Toyota HiAce/Nissan Vanettes with a rooftop tent sleeping up to 5 people.

Vehicle age range: 7 to 15 years old.

Free Inclusions
  • 1 driver (18+ years old)
  • Roadside assistance
  • Gas stove, sink, cooler box
  • Kitchenware
  • Mattress (no linen)
Insurance

Insurance is mandatory but not included in the daily rate of the rental. Wicked Campers gives you two options: Pay NZ$100 fixed price for NZ$5000 excess and NZ$3000 bond to pay, or pay NZ$25 per day for NZ$3000 bond and NZ$3000 excess.

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