Escape Campervan Rentals New Zealand – Cheap Campervans for Backpackers and Travellers on a Campervan Hire NZ Budget

Escape Rentals is a popular and reputable New Zealand Campervan hire company. We provide reliable, economical rental vehicles for backpackers and independent travellers. We’ve been around for a while now and because we’re travellers too, we know what’s important when it comes to hiring a campervan for your New Zealand road trip. We have over 200 campervans available at our depots in Auckland and Christchurch and we constantly check our prices to ensure our hirers get the best value for money. Each campervan sleeps up to 3 adults and is fully equipped with bedding, beach chairs, kitchen facilities/utensils and more.

We also provide 24 hour roadside assistance and a ‘No Hidden Costs’ price policy for complete peace of mind. Each camper is individually painted by one of our talented artists so you can choose your own ‘flavour’ and create a New Zealand experience which is unique to you. We’re a small, friendly team passionate about New Zealand and proud of the product we deliver. So whether you’re a backpacker or a baby-boomer, come with us and we’ll show you ‘the art of adventure’.

Why Choose Escape Campervans?

  • Extremely competitive daily Camper hire rates. We constantly check our competitors pricing to ensure our hirers get the best value. Use the ‘Quick Quotes and Bookings’ panel over there  arrow  to calculate your price or check out our Hot specials.
  • Our fleet of campers is perfect for your NZ road-trip – Rugged and reliable, yet comfortable and functional. We reckon we have the best vehicles of any budget fleet in New Zealand and they are all ‘Qualmark’ endorsed (New Zealand’s quality assurance agency).
  • We have our “No Hidden Costs” policy, so there are no surprises.
  • Friendly, personal service and local knowledge and tips to help you and your camper van get off the beaten track.
  • We provide 24 Hour Roadside assistance all over NZ. -It’s nice to know we’ve got your back.
  • Basic insurance is included in your daily rate but we have more comprehensive insurance cover available if you want it.
  • Unlimited kilometres and multiple drivers at no extra cost.
  • Heaps of extras at no extra cost. We provide free bedding, free picnic chairs, cutlery, crockery, kitchen utensils, gas cooker, heater andMore….
  • We only take a $300 deposit to secure your booking. Just pay the balance when you collect your van. Too easy!
  • Discounted activities. You’ll receive our ‘Great Escapes Guide’ packed with discounts, local information, great New Zealand Hikes and activities and tips on how to get the most out of your camper.
  • We rent to anyone aged 18 years or over with a full and valid Drivers Licence.

So choose Escape and create your own adventure. The world is your canvas!

Just some of our campervans


  • To choose your own unique campervan click here.
  • To check layout, specifications and get more information on our camper vans click here.

Two ‘Two-minute’ Videos


Travelled both islands in style in the Godzilla camper through August and September and couldn’t recommend it enough! The best way to see this beautiful country. Van was in great condition and the staff at Escape were friendly and helpful. Hope to come back again some day!

Kevin McEvoy - Ireland

Rented van for 3 weeks. Had a brilliant time in what must be one of the most civilised countries in the world. Not a moments trouble with the van. In fact, it’s probably the only way to see NZ. Had days that will be remembered for a lifetime. Krispy a mine of information in Christchurch. Priceless.

Jon Van Wren - United Kingdom

We really enjoyed New-Zealand thanks to our great campervan ! Each design is unique. The campervan worked well, we had no problems. Full insurance allows you to drive on unsealed roads. Price was really correct. It was our first experience driving left, it was fun and easy ! Kiwis drive safely so don’t be afraid. Enjoy !

Marie-Emmanuelle Chessé - France

Web Developer, Link

Thanks for an amazing way to travel new Zealand, picked it up from Christchurch service and knowledge of places to stay and things to see we’re great. The van was in very good condition great to drive and the decorations were great. Highly recommend Escape a rentals to anyone.

James Ellis - Australia

Product Manager

Having one of these vans is definitely the best way to see this beautiful country. Me and my better half picked up our van from the Christchurch depot. Straight away met with friendly faces and advice. Krispy explained all about the DOC sites and how they were in the most stunning locations.

Lewis Done - United Kingdom

This is the third time that i’ve used Escape and can’t fault with them at all. Great value for money and the campervans unique paint jobs are awesome. I always pick my campervan up from the Chch depot and am so well looked after by Krispy Leckie. So if you’re looking for a great campervan this is the place to go.

Jersey Jim - Jersey

And if you want to check out some of the brilliant images sent in from our hirers whilst they are travelling with Escape, click here.


Escape Campervans USAEscape Campervans Australia - TABBase Backpackers Auckland
Escape operates in America with
250+ campervans.
And our mates T.A.B. can sort you
out in Australia.
Click here for a few accommodation options in Auckland & Christchurch.


For a full list of our mates, including accommodation and some of New Zealand’s favourite activities Click here