Up until 16 September 2020, our Auckland campervan rental depot is located at 61 The Strand, Parnell, Auckland CBD,just a short 5-10 minute walk from Queen Street or the Britomart train station, which are both located in the heart of Auckland City. It’s close to several hostels and hotels also.
From 17 September 2020, our Auckland depot is located at 8A Stoddard Place, Mt Roskill, Auckland 1041. This is approximately half-way between the AKL Airport and the CBD. It’s about a 12 minute drive from Auckland CBD and perhaps a twenty minute drive from the airport due to the traffic that can sometime occur on the Southwestern Motorway(SH20).
Auckland offers so much more than a stop-over or a quick stay before your New Zealand road trip. We’ve listed a few of our favourite activities and things to do in Auckland, as well as a some affordable accommodation options for you to consider before or after you make your ‘Great Escape’.
Escape Rentals Auckland Depot:
Monday to Friday:
9am – 4pm
9am – 1pm by appointment only*
Sunday & Public Holidays
*closed Saturdays between June – September
After Hours Pick-up
Pickups outside these times can sometimes be arranged for an extra fee ($125 – $175), but you’ll have to check if this service is available with us first. And you will be charged this fee in addition to your daily hire, so we recommend our campervan hirers spend the first night in a hostel or hotel before collecting your vehicle, particularly after a long flight.
It’s safer, probably cheaper and this also addresses any issues that may arise from late flights or missed connections.
Affordable Accommodation Options in Auckland City
There’s a great range of accommodation in Auckland and we encourage all of our travelers to spend the night in a hostel, or a hotel, before hitting the road in your campervan, especially after a long flight.
It’s safer, and probably cheaper, to plan ahead in case of any unexpected issues that may arise from late flights or missed connections etc. Flight delays and city traffic can sometimes impact on your ability to collect your vehicle at the agreed time, so plan in advance and consider booking accommodation in Auckland.
Here are a few conveniently located hostels listed below.
How to get ‘to and from’ the Escape Rentals Auckland Depot
To keep our daily rates low, Escape Rentals doesn’t offer a transfer service. But we are pleased to offer a heavily discounted cab fare from Auckland Airport.
From Auckland Airport, call ‘Discount Taxis’ from a landline once you have collected your bags and cleared customs. Their phone number is +64 (9) 529 1000. We have a special deal of NZ$45 total (cash only) exclusively for Escape Rentals customers.
We also offer this discounted taxi service when you drop of your campervan.
And of course, Uber is available in Auckland.
There is also the airport bus for NZ$16 per person. Skybus departs the airport terminal every 15mins during the day (every 30mins overnight) and will drop you off down Queen Street or at the downtown ferry terminal at the bottom of town (we are about a five minute walk from there).
Campervan Rental Deals on Hires ex Auckland
* All Deals and Discounts are available for new bookings only – subject to availability. Deals can’t be used in conjunction with any other deal. Additional days may be available on request. Escape Rentals reserves the right to decline bookings or withdraw this offer at any time, without notice.
Things to do in & around Auckland City
We love Auckland. Nestled between two gorgeous harbours, our city offers so much to both locals and visitors. It doesn’t matter what sort of traveller you are. From adventure seekers, to beach lovers and wine tasters, Auckland really has got it all.
Below is a few lists of just some of our favourite Auckland activities and must-sees.