It's hard to give motorhome ratings as everyone's needs are different, so what comes up as the number one choice for New Zealand motorhome rental will be different for everyone.
What we have done here is to compare campervans - we have chosen some of the more popular New Zealand rental campervans / motorhomes and have done a comparison chart of some of the features. It will be up to you to decide which campervan is best for you - you can use our information to decide on your individual campervan and motorhome ratings!
Before you read our motorhome ratings and campervan reviews on this page, read about our general advice on choosing a campervan first - to do so, click here.
You can see from our advice that we value having a U-shaped lounge area and a rear door that opens as well as insect screens, so we have included these in our motorhome ratings.
We have looked at 2/3 berth, 4 berth and 6 berth vehicles separately. We have chosen to review some of the features we look for in campervan and motorhome rentals:
The information in the campervan review spreadsheets is taken from the different company websites and we believe it to be accurate as of June 2010 - however, always confirm the actual specifications of the vehicle you are planning on renting as there may be changes from what is published.
When deciding on rental campervans in New Zealand, watch out for the following:
We have assembled a table of the companies we have reviewed and added general information and other features as well as the motorhome ratings in the spreadsheets above.
To look at the spreadsheet comparison of campervans/motorhomes, click here.
To read about how to compare campervan tiers, click here.
Additional Compare Campervan Reviews
Bike racks and bikes available for hire
Provide snow chains as standard
2/3 HiTop has outside shower
Can hire optional equipment, eg GPS, cellphone
Free tourism radio
Budget arm of United
Can hire optional equipment, eg GPS, bikes
4 berth deluxe and 6 berth - high specifications
Linen and bed pack has additional cost
Can hire optional equipment, eg tent, camping pack, snow chains, GPS
Breezer has roof rack as standard
Rookie - has awning at back
Can hire optional equipment, eg portable DVD
Can hire optional equipment, such as satellite phone, bikes (and helmets)
Cheapa 6 berth has awning
Budget arm of Apollo
Budget arm of Pacific Horizon
Can hire snow chains and tourism radio
Backpacker campervan rental
Can hire optional equipment, such as TV, DVD, GPS, cellphone
Freedom Explore can sleep 5 adults
Vehicles have awnings
4 berth has large shower / toilet
Wireless internet available as well as other optional hire equipment
Can hire optional equipment, eg snow chains, ski rack
Some winter packages come with ski passes
Chaser - has rear doors with awning
Additional Drivers are charged extra
Most vehicles have solar panels and have high specifications
2/3 HiTop has outside showerCan hire optional equipment, eg GPS, cellphone
Can hire bikes and bike racks
Can hire optional equipment, eg GPS, camping equipment, portable DVD
Platinum 6 has an awning
Supermarket discount card included as standard
6 Berth has all seats facing forward immediately behind the driver and front passenger
Can hire optional equipments, such as GPS, bike racks, snow chains
Camping in a "car" with a hybrid or 4WD vehicle option
Can hire equipment, eg. Solar shower, portapotti
Alpha 4 berth has additional pop-up double bed on roof
Can hire optional equipment, such as TV, DVD
Some models have solar panels
Great Virtual Tours on website
Can hire optional equipment, eg GPS, bike racks. Snow chains are standard
All campervans have hot water
Mazda 2 berth has outside shower
Backpacker campervan rental
Can have air conditioned vehicle (Chilled) or 4WD
Can have 2, 3 or 5 seaters but only one big bed
High specification with long life battery
Provide barbecue and snow chains as standard
Has a drying room
To read more about budget and backpacker campervan rentals in New Zealand, click here.