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Backpacker budget campervans

This page is a guide to budget campervans in New Zealand.

Backpacker campervan rentals are generally those with cheaper rental rates and therefore less features. Before you decide on one of these budget campervan rentals, you should take into account that they are usually not self-contained so don't have shower and toilet (for more on self-contained campervans, click here) and are not suitable for freedom camping, so you will need to be paying for campsites.

To read more about freedom camping, click here.

It is more expensive to camp in serviced commercial campsites than in DOC (Department of Conservation) campsites. If you are okay with roughing it, then it won't matter whether you are in a backpacker campervan rental, but if you like a little comfort, then it may still work out cheaper to rent a self-contained campervan with a higher daily rate and use mainly DOC campsites or freedom camp.

Backpacker campervan rentals are generally those with cheaper rental rates and therefore less features. Before you decide on one of these budget campervan rentals, you should take into account that they are usually not self-contained so don't have shower and toilet (for more on self-contained campervans, click here) and are not suitable for freedom camping, so you will need to be paying for campsites.

To read more about freedom camping, click here.

It is more expensive to camp in serviced commercial campsites than in DOC (Department of Conservation) campsites. If you are okay with roughing it, then it won't matter whether you are in a backpacker campervan rental, but if you like a little comfort, then it may still work out cheaper to rent a self-contained campervan with a higher daily rate and use mainly DOC campsites or freedom camp.

Backpacker Campervan Features

Generally, backpacker campervans have the following features:

  • something to cook on
  • a chiller or small fridge for cold storage
  • a supply of cold water
  • a table that can be put up for eating
  • bed that is put up for sleeping

They don't have a shower or toilet and they generally don't have hot water

Compare Specifications

ou can compare specifications of these backpacker campervan rentals with other vehicles in the spreadsheets attached - (opens in new window):

So whether you choose a Wicked Campervan, a Spaceship or one of the other New Zealand budget backpacker campervan rentals, you are bound to have fun. Enjoy your vacation and Camp Responsibly. Click here to read the New Zealand Environmental Care Code - (opens in new window).

Compare Rates

The following companies have low specification vehicles as well and often offer them at very competitive rates, so you check these as well.

  • Alpha
  • Britz
  • Cheapa Campas
  • EasyGo
  • Freedom
  • Kiwi Campers

You can compare specifications of these backpacker campervan rentals with other vehicles in the spreadsheets attached - (opens in new window):

So whether you choose a Wicked Campervan, a Spaceship or one of the other New Zealand budget backpacker campervan rentals, you are bound to have fun.

Enjoy your vacation and Camp Responsibly. Click here to read the New Zealand Environmental Care Code - (opens in new window).

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