28 Jun 2018
Mode's Guide to Campervans
Choosing the right campervan means the difference between a good holiday and a great one.
Here at Mode, we’ve outlined all you need to know when making your decision.
A self-contained campervan is a vehicle that can function without outside resources for three days. This requires the campervan to be fitted with a toilet and fresh and waste-water containment.
Where can campervans be used?
There are many commercially run camping areas like motor camps or holiday parks, and some other options that have facilities that allow any sort of campervan to stop there. So there are plenty of options when travelling in a non-self-contained camper.
However, there are some other places without facilities, commonly called freedom camping sites. As most of these freedom camping sites have no toilet or other water-based facilities, only campervans properly certified as meeting the self-containment requirements may camp there. Fines may be issued if non-certified campervans are found camping in these places.
We recommend you check the campsite requirements before you book or stay. For more information about freedom camping, please visit the Government Guidelines website.
Non Self-Contained Camper Options
This Mini Campervan is based on a high-roof style station wagon providing sleeping for two within the vehicle, and with a custom attached tent at the rear to provide standing room, and some more shelter and space. The ultimate in compact camping. A smaller vehicle makes for an easier and more comfortable drive and reduces the fuel cost.
Cost for a 30-day rental: $900 - $1,000 ($30 - $35 per day.)*
Check out dates and availability for our Mini Campervans.
2 Seater Campervan
These van-based campervans have everything you could want for an adventure holiday. The seats fold down into a bed and during the day, offer you all the space you need for your adventure gear. Cooking facilities and fresh water included. Perfect if you’re staying in commercial campgrounds.
Cost for a 30-day rental: $2,000 - $2,200 ($75 - $79 per day.)*
Check out dates and availability for our 2 Berth Campervans.
4 Seater Campervan
This campervan is a similar size to our two-seater campervan, but this one has four seats for travelling during the day. Come evening, the rear seats fold back and with some clever design, a flat surface is created so there’s sleeping room for two inside the campervan. A stretcher tent is included for the other two travellers so they can sleep outside the campervan but off the ground. Cooking facilities and fresh water included. It’s a very compact and cost-effective package for four people travelling together and staying in commercial campgrounds.
Cost for a 30-day rental: $2,200 - $2,500 ($79 - $85 per day.)*
Check out dates and availability for our 4 Berth Campervans.
Self-Contained Camper Options
Sizes range from cosy two-person campervans to luxury six-person behemoths. A great way to spend a few months travelling the country, opening up access to freedom camping sites.
2 Berth Self-Contained Campervan
Unlike our other 2 berth campervan, this one's self-contained, which opens up your possible locations for camping. Each self-contained campervan is kitted out with everything you need, plus a heap of space for all your gear.
Cost for a 30-day rental: $3000 - $3500 ($100 - $130 per day.)*
Check out dates and availability for our Self-Contained 2 Berth Campers.
*All prices are estimates based upon a 30-day peak-season hire. Changes may vary due to seasonal availability and size of the vehicle. All prices in NZD.