6 Wellington Campers to Rent for a Weekend Getaway


The spectacular scenes in and around Wellington, Wairarapa and beyond are calling. There’s plenty to experience and admire in this part of the country with wind-battered coastlines, roads to vineyards, and must-see city views. Explore central spots like Lambton Quay, the waterfront promenade and Mount Victoria. Delve into the craft beer scene or check out the famous Wētā Workshop. Whether you’re a Wellingtonian or just visiting the big smoke, hiring a campervan is the perfect way to see the sights.

Camplify has campers listed for rent all across New Zealand, but Wellington is especially jam-packed with options ranging from budget-friendly vans to large, luxury motorhomes. Wellington is not only the capital city, but it’s also a gateway to plenty of incredible spots fit for a memorable getaway. Explore the wine region of Martinborough, or stay close by and hop between coastal gems like Lyall Bay and Island Bay. If you’re long overdue a few nights away or simply need to see the sights of Wellington that have been on your radar for longer than you care to admit, check out these well-equipped campers available for rent! You’ll be on the road to the ultimate getaway destination in no time.

1. The Best Campervan on the Block

Fit for two, this campervan is a beautifully designed self-contained machine available for rent on Camplify. You’ve seen a hardy Ford Transit transformed into a camper before, but this is possibly the most attractive van turned apartment on wheels. ‘The Best Campervan on the Block’ is a friendly five meters long. This short-wheel base makes it ideal for city driving and adventuring. Sneak into car parks with ease and scoot from a campsite on the Kapiti Coast to the picturesque Evans Bay Marina self-contained site with no dramas. Enjoy more than snacks with the kitchen space in this van. Prep meals, sit down for dinner and do the dishes thanks to the thoughtful design. When a great day in Wellington hits, soak up the sunshine and pop up the awning. The included camping table and chairs will be your new best friends.

2. Miss Molly

If you’re browsing Camplify for a camper that’s a little more spacious than a two-person fit-out, but not so big that you could bring the entire family, Miss Molly could be the perfect choice. This campervan sleeps four people with a bed above the front cab and a queen-size bed at the rear. Enjoy the luxury of space with the walking passage down the middle and of course, plenty of headroom to stand up and cook, shower and change. Luxuries like a TV and LED lighting will have you thinking you’re in a chic hotel instead of a moving motorhome. This Wellington-based campervan is an automatic, turbo diesel so is easy to drive. Cruise along the open road to areas like Cape Palliser down south or head north to the Remutaka Range, the North Island’s southernmost mountain range.

3. Home Sweet Roam

Go bigger again with Home Sweet Roam, a campervan to sleep five people with ingenious bedding configurations that transform into a living space during the day. If you’re looking for a camper for you and the kids, this is a great family-friendly choice. Perhaps you’re planning a couples getaway but want the luxury of space. A friend’s getaway from Wellington could be the perfect time to browse Camplify and hire a van like this too! Perks include a separate shower and toilet, a Nespresso coffee machine, and comfy, reclining outdoor chairs. Whether you’re travelling out of the city or just around the corner to a scenic bay, this motorhome will bring the good times.

4. Casa El Grando

Casa El Grando is a sleek, modern self-contained motorhome. The dreamy layout includes room to sleep six, heaps of storage, stylish woodgrain interiors and a handy exterior awning. Travel in comfort and style with fixed beds for four, saving you time in the evenings once you’ve found the perfect camping spot. Escape Wellington and follow the powered site campgrounds, or stay off-grid for a few days thanks to the bells and whistles on board. It’s even pet-friendly! There’s a lot to love about a luxury van for hire.

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

5. BeeSting

If you’re planning a Wellington campervan getaway on a budget, vans for hire on Camplify like BeeSting are just the pick. Starting from just $65 per day, you’ve covered accommodation and transport already and things are looking up. Unpack your essentials into the handy storage nooks, strap a kayak or bikes to the all-important roof racks and set out on your way. BeeSting comes with a gazebo, camping table and chairs, and an outdoor gas cooker, so you can make the most of simple summer days and nights outdoors. There’s plenty of quirk and character to enjoy as you cruise around the North Island. For quick weekend getaways and unplugged nights under the stars, opt for the true van-life hire options on Camplify.

6. Cherry

Organise ‘that’ Wellington getaway in minutes with an all-in-one camper like Cherry. This camper is decked out with solar panels so you’ll never run out of power, and the large windows and opening back doors make for great viewing of the incredible scenery around you. Stay warm at night by closing the curtains and turning on the heater. It’s all comfort and style in this camper for two. Longer trips are a-okay in Cherry, so you could travel as far as 200 kilometers a day in this beloved diesel Fiat. That’s as far as must-visit spots like Castlepoint. Explore a different coastline, stretch your legs with a walk to the Castlepoint Lighthouse and enjoy the campground lifestyle, far away from home. Be mindful of each camper owner’s rules. For Cherry, that includes no off-roading or beach driving, so plan your route and chat with the van owner about your desired course. Camplify is the perfect starting point for your next North Island escape!

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