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What Type of Campervan Should I Hire in New Zealand?

Campervan Vehicle Types in NZ

If you've never hired a campervan before, it can be difficult to know which sort of vehicle will be best suited to your journey. Campervan size is measured in how many people the vehicle can comfortably sleep. How many people you are travelling with and which locations you will be visiting can help you decide which vehicle will best suit you.

Sleeps 2 adults

If you are not confident with driving a larger vehicle, a smaller campervan that sleeps 2 adults may be ideal. Note that these campervans generally have less storage space, and may not offer kitchen and bathroom facilities. You may find this sort of campervan is easier to park, and easier to drive on smaller roads.

Perfect for: Particularly on New Zealand's South Island, you will find many small roads with narrow, one-lane bridges. If you are not familiar with these roads, having a smaller vehicle will make things easier.

Sleeps 3-4 adults

For families or small groups, a mid-size campervan is ideal. Sleeping up to four adults, these vehicles often include extra amenities like kitchen and bathroom facilities. They also feature extra storage space.

Perfect for: If you're looking for a self-contained vehicle that is still easy to drive on New Zealand's roads, a mid-size campervan could be the perfect option for you.

Sleeps 5-6 adults

For larger groups, consider a motorhome that sleeps up to six adults. There's plenty of extra storage space inside, as well as extra facilities. For inexperienced drivers, these vehicles can be more difficult to navigate, particularly on some of New Zealand's smaller roads.

Perfect for: If you're travelling in a large group and need a bit more space, a motorhome sleeping up to six adults may be better suited. If you are planning on avoiding the smaller city centres and taking advantage of New Zealand's many holiday parks and campgrounds, you'll find it easy to make your way around.

Read more about booking a campervan in New Zealand.


Before you choose a vehicle . . .

You should consider how many people are travelling with you, and how much storage space you will need. This will help you find a vehicle suited to your journey. If you are not confident with driving larger motorhomes, you may find it a better option to rent a smaller campervan.