12 of the Top Unique Campers to Rent in Auckland


The ‘City of Sails’ lies in the beating heart of the North Island of New Zealand, and with the promise of breathtaking scenery in every direction, it’s the perfect place to begin a road trip. Venture north for beaches and sights of cultural significance, and head east for the stunning scenery of the Coromandel Peninsula.

It all starts with the campervan or caravan that will become your home away from home, and choosing the van that best suits your needs is key. Rely on Camplify to find the perfect van for your road trip in and around Auckland, with hundreds of vans available for hire in the area. Locals share their beloved campers via Camplify so you can enjoy a personalised rental experience with tips and tricks from the experts themselves (the owners!). Here are some of the top character-filled, unique and quirky campers for hire in Auckland on Camplify.

1. Lizzy

Lizzy is a quirky camper with bohemian charm to put you straight into holiday mode. The cosy interior is well-lit thanks to the sunroof, and the comfy seating easily transforms into a bed for two. The van is compact and easy to drive around, and there’s no shortage of amenities that make this campervan for hire in Auckland a home away from home. Plus, Lizzy is pet-friendly!

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2. Loxy

If you’re looking for a camper with a bit of design flair and intuitive storage to give you the true ‘van life’ experience, Loxy is a good bet! Tuck your luggage in the under-bench storage, prepare food on the kitchen bench in the rear of the van and hang your togs to dry with pegs on the curtain tracks. It’s the perfect combination of practicality and comfort. Arrange your Auckland getaway with ease thanks to the Camplify platform. Chat with the owners, organise your pick up and get all the information you need for an incredible road trip!

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3. Discover Max

The quirks of this campervan set-up are ingenious. The camper is fixed onto the rear of an Isuzu ute, giving you the comfort of campervan life and the ease of travel in a trusty vehicle. Step into the well-equipped kitchen space with ample room to stand up and move around. The bed for two is fixed and sits over the cab of the ute, so there’s no need to make up your bed each evening. Strap your surfboards or ski gear to the side of the camper using the purpose-made racks, and pop out the awning and camping chairs to create your outdoor living space. The owners of Discover Max will give you all the assistance you need, including details on travelling with little ones (by bringing along a tent), and facilitating one-way hirers between Auckland and Christchurch for the ultimate New Zealand roadie!

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4. Elgrando

Sleek and inconspicuous, Elgrando is the perfect adventure companion. There’s so much jam-packed into this Auckland camper, including insulation and black-out window inserts for a peaceful night’s sleep on the high-density foam mattress. There’s a funky pull-out fridge/freezer to store your goodies in, and decent batteries and solar power so you can camp off-grid with ease. With all of this and more under your belt, you’re in store for an incredible campervan trip.

Looking for a van to hire somewhere else in New Zealand? Check out the huge range across the country on Camplify here.

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5. Ruby Lane

Beautiful wooden bench seats, kitchen and flooring make the Ruby Lane camper warm and inviting. Keep discovering quirky storage nooks and pop-up prep surfaces as you settle into life in this campervan. With a place to sit, relax, eat and sleep you’ll be ready for any adventure. Enjoy a round trip to the winery hot spots in the wider Auckland region, or escape to the rugged west coast for a beach getaway. It’s the perfect way to travel for two!

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6. The Great Escape

Appropriately named, The Great Escape is a character-filled campervan in the form of a rooftop tent and a trusty Nissan van. This combination offers a unique and enticing way to travel, with all the space and flexibility of a campervan, plus your sleeping quarters ready to go on an elevated surface. Spread out in the lounge area in the van during the day, and enjoy the spacious rooftop tent in the evenings. The huge awning makes this a great summertime camper, keeping you shaded while you soak up your surroundings. If you don’t fancy opening the tent one night, there’s a double bed in the van too!

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7. Homer the Roaming Home

This big yellow van may have a quirky exterior, but the interior is luxury all the way. Homer is fit out with a stunning kitchen, bench seat, pop-up dining table and elevated bed. All the essentials you need for freedom camping in New Zealand are cleverly tucked away, including a 36-litre fridge, fresh and grey water tanks and a solar-powered battery setup. The raised bed means there is plenty of storage underneath. Stow away large bags and enjoy a spacious camper.

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8. Alice Goes to Wonderland

Alice Goes to Wonderland is a trusty camper with sturdy wooden fixtures and a well-designed layout, setting you up for a fantastic road trip adventure. Pick up this camper in Auckland and venture to the coast; the boho-chic style will fit right in at beachside campgrounds. You’ll have all the amenities you need for a two-person trip, though Alice is a three-seater so if you’re on the hunt for a camper for three, chat to the owners about adding on a tent to your hire.

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9. Sky

A colourfully lit, wood-lined ceiling and spacious bench setting make Sky a quirky camper that’s perfect for your next couple’s getaway. Socialise with fellow campers by day with all that space and large opening rear door, and enjoy privacy and quiet in the evenings under the fairy lights. Sky is a reliable van with a hearty diesel engine so you can adventure from Auckland with the ultimate care-free attitude that campervan travel is all about.

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10. Kiwi the Camper

Kiwi the Camper has been crafted by owners who are passionate about hirers having an incredible road trip experience. Get all the tips and tricks for enjoying this quirky camper and for campervan travel in New Zealand. Long-term bookings are possible too, with the owners happy to provide advice on travelling between the North and South Island. All that’s left to do is to dream up your ultimate road trip route and get exploring!

If you’re planning to travel as far as the South Island, check out our list of the top scenic South Island campgrounds here.

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11. DellTur Force

A camper trailer like DellTur Force provides the ultimate quirky setup for a Kiwi road trip. If you’re geared up to tow, you’ll love this camper trailer that folds up for easy towing and is quick and easy to set up once you arrive at camp. The trailer boasts a pull-out stainless steel kitchen with a three-burner stove top, sink and kitchen draws. Enjoy the perks of a fixed bedding area and a separate lounge area. You won’t believe the space you’ve got once you set up the awning. You can also hire kayaks from the owners for your trip – perfect for a getaway from Auckland.

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12. DeSha 

DeSha is a popular pick thanks to specific quirks and charms. Being a Mercedes Sprinter, you can stand up and walk around inside this spacious Auckland-based camper. Enjoy the perks of a large motorhome, without the long wheelbase. The inbuilt shower and toilet sets this camper apart, solar power and dual house batteries mean that you can travel far and wide with ease. Explore the incredible sights in and around the Auckland region in this awesome camper, available for hire on Camplify.

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Whether you’ve got a quirky camper or a luxury motorhome, if it’s sitting at home clogging up your driveway, consider listing it on Camplify and earning an income! Learn more about sharing your camper on Camplify here.

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Sarah Campbell
Sarah Campbell
Founder of one of New Zealand’s largest independent travel media brands New Zealand Guide. Sarah is based in the tourism capital of New Zealand, Queenstown. She is well travelled across all of New Zealand and loves to help people get the most out of their travel across the country.

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