It's no secret that New Zealand is home to some of the best road trips in the whole world!
It is a beautiful country, split into two islands, full of mountainous ranges, 14 national parks and stunning beaches to explore.
With Auckland being the country's largest international airport, it is the best place to rent a motorhome in New Zealand and embark on your journey.
It's actually also the most popular city in New Zealand, receiving 448 thousand visitors in 2022.
As it's such a popular spot to rent RVs there are tons of companies to choose from, so many that it can be difficult to decide which rental to choose.
To save you some of the stress, we have compiled a list of the best RV rentals in Auckland, for a range of budgets and vehicles.
Let's get into it!
When looking at renting an RV, we always start our search by looking at both Gosee and Outdoorsy…
GoSee Travel is our go-to online comparison site for motorhome rentals all across the globe!
Their handy filters make finding the best-suited vehicle so easy, simply type in your chosen pick-up and drop-off location, and the dates you wish to rent for and just like that, all available RVs will appear! You can then filter by size, rental company, price and review rating to narrow down your search even further.
Here are some more reasons we think that GoSee is great...
For more info, read our in-depth review of GoSee Travel (Motorhome Republic).
Alternatively, if we want a bit more of a homely feel from our RV rental, we always check out Outdoorsy!
Outdoorsy is a huge online marketplace for every kind of motorhome, all belonging to private owners, looking to rent out their vehicles. Think of it like an Airbnb but for campervans!
By booking through Outdoorsy you get:
For more information about this platform, check out our in-depth Outdoorsy review!
Kiwi Campers are our top pick for campervan rentals in Auckland, as you can tell from their name, they are a New Zealand based company that has been running since 2005!
They are passionate about providing great quality luxury vehicles that aren't ridiculously overpriced, but what really makes these guys stand out for us, is their commitment to environmentally friendly practices throughout their company.
In fact, in 2008, Kiwi Campers became the first carbon-neutral motorhome rental company in New Zealand!
If you are looking for affordable RV Rentals in Auckland, you can be sure that Kiwi Campers have one that suits as their fleet ranges from two sleeper campervans all the way to huge 7 berth motorhomes!
Combined with their sister company, Happy Campers, Kiwi Campers have around 450 vehicles on offer from both Auckland and Christchurch.
As we mentioned earlier, Outdoorsy hosts a huge selection of privately owned campervans and motorhomes available to rent in Auckland!
Whether you are renting a campervan in the USA, in Europe or, of course, New Zealand, we always like to encourage a quick search on Outdoorsy!
You can use their handy filters and map to narrow down the perfect vehicle for you in a convenient pick-up location.
By picking Outdoorsy, you can trust that you'll have 24/7 support and roadside assistance that often comes with choosing a large rental company but having the luxury of some stylish privately owned vehicles.
Outdoorsy has thousands of vehicles on offer and more get added every single day so you should have no problem finding a vehicle to start your Auckland adventure!
If you are on the hunt for cheap campervan rentals in Auckland, always check Outdoorsy as they have some incredible van conversions and campers, like this 2014 Toyota Hiace Camper.
Its pick-up location is conveniently close to Auckland Airport and it contains all the amenities you could need for your trip! This particular camper sleeps 4 thanks to its dining table which converts to a queen size bed, making it an ideal choice for smaller families.
Spaceship Rentals are undoubtedly one of the best campervan rental companies in New Zealand!
They are a trusted and reliable company known all over the globe and you really can't go wrong by picking one of their vehicles.
If you are planning on exploring both the north and the south island in New Zealand, you'll be happy to know there are no hidden fees and one-way transfers between both Auckland and Christchurch are included in your rental price!
Spaceships Rentals is also one of the few companies that will rent out to drivers over the age of 18 with no young drivers fees!
Both of their depots are conveniently located near both of the airports and if you are renting for more than 21 days, your airport pick-up is completely free!
Spaceships have 5 different vehicles on offer from Auckland, their Beta 2, Beta 2S Premium, Dream Sleeper Mini, Dream Sleeper Mini Stealth and their Beta 2S Self-Contained Stealth with no branding and logos.
All of their campers sleep 2 people, making them ideal for both solo explorers and couples, they come with automatic transmission and unlimited mileage so you are able to adventure the country as you please.
Maui Motorhomes is a hugely popular RV rental company in New Zealand and it's clear to see why!
They specialize in providing luxury modern vehicles to those wanting to experience all the adventure that New Zealand has to offer.
All of their vehicles are under 2.5 years old and come with a price match guarantee, great insurance and 24/7 roadside assistance so you will undoubtedly be in good hands if you pick Maui for your rental.
Maui Motorhomes have 5 different motorhomes available to pick up from Auckland.
2 of their vehicles are spacious campervans, their 2 berth Ultima and their 2+1 berth Ultima Plus with the latter sleeping two adults and one child, ideal for smaller families.
They have three motorhomes available ranging from 4 to 6 berths. All of their vehicles are modern, and optimized for space, including toilet and shower facilities and everything you could need to enjoy your trip.
Pacific Horizons is a family-owned RV Rental company that was started in Wellington, New Zealand to provide motorhomes that were designed specifically for New Zealand’s safety requirements and road conditions!
They have been operating since 1986 and are well loved and respected throughout the country.
While they aren't the most affordable rental company in Auckland, they have incredible deals running throughout the year, especially for longer-term rentals so you might just snag yourself a bargain!
Pacific Horizons have 5 different specially designed vehicles on offer, their 2+1 berth campervan, 4 berth Mercedes motorhome, GEM-4 motorhome, 4 berth Fuso motorhome and their spacious 6 berth SAM motorhome.
All of their vehicles are modern, spacious, built for purpose, and complete with kitchen and toilet facilities so whichever vehicle you choose, we can guarantee that you will find it perfect for your trip!
If you are looking for budget-friendly campervan rentals in New Zealand, look no further than Travellers Autobarn!
You can be sure when renting with Travellers Autobarn that there are going to be no sneaky hidden fees that we travelers hate!
They have incredible deals, no extra costs for young drivers that are 18+, unlimited mileage, 15% discount at selected campsites, and your mind can be at ease with their 24/7 roadside assistance!
Travelers Autobarn has five different campers on offer from Auckland, ranging from their station wagon that sleeps two, all the way to their Hi5 Camper which sleeps four thanks to their rooftop bed!
All of their campers come with a self-contained option, where you can add on porta-potties for only $50 per rental.
Also, if you book in winter they will throw in their free winter kit, complete with an extra heater, sleeping bags and hot water bottles.
Apollo Motorhomes is one of the most well-known and trusted RV rental companies in the whole world and luckily, they have two depots in New Zealand, one in Auckland and one in Christchurch.
All of Apollo’s vehicles are high-quality and are ideal for a family trip around NZ, especially thanks to their ApolloConnect app which helps you find and book campsites and has full guides to every rental so you can make the most out of your chosen vehicle.
Apollo has a great selection of quality vehicles on offer in their fleet, all ranging in size and comfort levels! If there are just the two of you on your trip, you can opt for the Euro Tourer or their HItop camper, both are spacious and the Euro Tourer even comes fully contained.
For family-sized vehicles, Apollo’s Euro Camper sleeps four and their Euro deluxe sleep and seats up to 6 people, both are fully contained and come with storage spaces and spacious living rooms.
Britz is a tried, tested and trusted RV rental company that has been operating for over 35 years!
They are known for their simple no-fuss booking service, ideal for first-time renters who want a reliable vehicle to see the beauty of New Zealand.
The depot is within walking distance from both Auckland and Christchurch airports so whether you opt for a one-way trip or not, you can stroll back onto your flight home!
They are also pet-friendly so if you want to bring your four-legged pals with you, they are a great choice!
Britz has a whopping seven different vehicles available in their fleet ready to pick up from Auckland so you can guarantee there will be the perfect one for you!
Their smallest is their 2-berth Venturer which comfortably sleeps couples but if you have an extra small one with you their 2+1 berth Venturer is ideal for smaller families.
The rest of their vehicles range from 3 berths to their largest 6 sleeper Frontier which is spacious and has all the amenities a large group could need for their vacation!
For top-quality RV rentals in New Zealand, you really can't go wrong with McRent.
If you are a first-time motorhome holiday maker or just want a stress-free family vacation, they are an ideal brand to choose.
All of their vehicles are under 2 years old and come complete with 24/7 roadside assistance, heating, air-con, cooking facilities, showers, toilets, sinks, bicycle racks, reverse cameras and everything else you could need.
With over 100 locations worldwide, they are known for their luxury vehicles and excellent customer service.
McRent has 5 different vehicles in its New Zealand fleet, all of which are modern, spacious and no more than 2 years old.
Their smallest vehicle being their Comfort Standard, sleeping 2 people and their largest being their Family Plus which sleeps up to 5 people, 2 adults and 3 children.
They also have a Class A luxury vehicle in their fleet, their Comfort Luxury which comfortably sleeps 4 people.
Mighty Campers are the perfect choice for budget-conscious travelers looking for a way to see Auckland and beyond without breaking the bank!
They provide easy flexible bookings, discounted campsites, 24/7 phone support and helpful guides and videos to get you on the road as quickly and easily as possible.
Their depot is conveniently located near Auckland airport so you can have a hassle-free pick-up ready to embark on your NZ adventure.
Mighty Campers have a range of sizes available, ranging from their 2 sleeper campervans to their Big Six which sleeps up to 6 people. Their vehicles are known for being spacious, and reliable and most of their models come with bathrooms and kitchen facilities.
Their vehicles are all pet-friendly so you really can bring the whole family!
How much it will cost you to rent an RV in Auckland, will depend on the time of year you are looking to rent in, the company you book through and the size of the vehicle you need.
High season in New Zealand typically runs from December through until March, so in this period, you will find that RV rentals are considerably more expensive!
Typically though, you should expect to spend anywhere between $75 and $200 a day for a small campervan and between $200 and $500 per day for a larger RV.
If you're on a budget, then there's always the option of a going for a car rental in New Zealand as they're often much cheaper (although you'll have to pay for accommodation).
Legally, you need to be at least 18 years old to rent a car or motorhome in New Zealand, however, most rental companies in Auckland require you to be at least 21 years old, with some companies charging extra for those under 25s.
While there are areas throughout New Zealand where you can park up for free, there are many areas around Auckland and the rest of the country where you are not allowed to park up overnight.
It is best to do some research on your route and some free camping spots before you set off.
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