Rental pickup and duration
Van pickup is available at a pre arranged time from 9am and returns are due by 5pm,
  • Minimum rental period is 7 days or 14 days if you hire between  1 Dec - 30 April.

  • Special rates are available for rentals of more than 21 days. When a rental covers two rate seasons, the calculation is based on both applicable rates.

  • Early return of vehicle does not entitle the hirer to any refund of the unused portion of the rental, additional days may be possible subject to availability and arrangement with Classic Campers.

Standard Excess Policy
All CLASSIC Campers vehicles come with comprehensive insurance cover. The hirer is responsible for the first NZ$5000 (‘the excess") of the cost of damage to third party property or to the rented vehicle, including single vehicle accident, windscreen and tyre damage, overhead and underbody damage, towing and recovery costs, theft, fire or break-in. Should the bond be paid by credit card the amount will be debited to your account immediately, any currency fluctuations are not the responsibility of CLASSIC Campers. The bond is fully refundable on return of the vehicle to the agreed location, on the agreed date, with no damage incurred to the CLASSIC Campers vehicle or third party property and no items are lost, damaged, or soiled.

CLASSIC Campers offer the following two (2) options to reduce the Standard Excess:

Safe (reduced excess)
"Safe" at $15.00 per day will reduce the excess for any damage to either vehicle or third party property to a maximum of $1400 ($2250 if <25). The total insurance charge is limited to a maximum of 50 days and includes free windscreen cover.

Super Safe (lowest excess)
"Super Safe" at $25.00 per day will reduce the excess for any vehicle and third party property damage to a maximum of $250 ($1200 if <25)  , The total charge is limited to a maximum of 50 days and includes free windscreen cover.

We reserve the right to retain a $100 cleaning fee if the vehicle is not returned with the interior in a clean condition. The toilet and waste water tank (if applicable) must be emptied prior to the return of the vehicle, or an additional $100 cleaning fee will be retained.

Change of  Vehicle
If, for reasons beyond our control, the reserved vehicle is not available, we reserve the right to substitute a vehicle at no extra cost to the client. This shall not constitute a breach of contract and does not entitle the renter to any form of refund.
One way hires
We accommodate one way hires mainly between Auckland/Wellington/Christchurch and potentially other locations on request including Queenstown when hired for a minimum period of typically 2 weeks. Where hire period is less than 2 weeks and depending on location/van, either a 14 days min hire fee may be payable or a relocation charge to assist with relocation costs, e.g. Typically $250 for Wellington and $450 for Christchurch. This charge is payable at time of booking. Should a hirer wish to change pickup/drop off locations after booking, a fee will likely apply.

Driving Infringements
We reserve the right to charge the hirer for any speeding or parking fines, associated administration costs and/or accidents including third party property damage not reported on return of the vehicle. You are liable for fines incurred and costs will be charged to your credit card.

Drivers Licence
A valid, non-provisional, New Zealand driving licence is required. In case of international hirers, we recommend that the country of origin licence is accompanied by an international driver's permit except for Australian, US, Canada, UK.
The driver and hirer must be over 20 years of age with three years minimum driving experience. A medical certificate is required for drivers over the age of 75.
The speed limit on the open road is 100kph (60mph). In built up areas the limit is 50kph (30mph)
No smoking within vehicles permitted, please only smoke outside. Soiling fees will apply if evidence of breach.
Sorry - no pets are allowed in the vehicles.


A deposit of $250 due at time of booking.

Full Rental Fee, incl Insurance is due 14 days prior to commencement of the  hire.


After reservation: - $120 booking admin fee

14-21 days prior - $250 Booking Admin Fee (Full deposit) and committed relocation costs.

3-13 days prior- 50% of Full rental Fee

0-2 days prior and no show up to 2 days after commencement of hire due – 100% of full rental fee. Van may be rehired after 2 days no show.

There are no refunds for early return or late pick up of the vehicle, excepting in the case of mechanical breakdown where remaining full days rental will be refunded if repair not possible or a substitute van not supplied. Classic Campers will also refund the daily hire charge for any days should you lose total use of vehicle.

NB Classic Campers reserves the right to amend rates and conditions, and takes no responsibility for any injury, loss, delay or hardship whatsoever regardless of who is at fault.

Campervans can only be driven on sealed/bitumen or well-maintained roads. No vehicle shall be driven on:
·  Skippers Road (Queenstown),
·  Ninety Mile Beach (Northland),
·  Ball Hut Road (Mt. Cook) and
·  North of Colville Township, (Coromandel Peninsula).
·  Any unformed road /water/beach/sand or mud etc.

Classic Campers reserves the right at its sole discretion to restrict vehicle movements in certain areas due to adverse road or weather conditions.

Any problems associated with the vehicle, including equipment failure, must be reported to Classic Campers as soon as possible and within 24 hours in order to give Classic Campers the opportunity to rectify the problem if possible during the rental. We do not accept liability for any claims submitted after this period. Repairs up to NZ$100 may be effected without authorisation and will be reimbursed. For amounts over NZ$100, Classic Campers will need to be informed in advance. Repairs will be approved provided the hirer was not directly responsible for the damage, and Receipts must be submitted for any repair or the claim will not be paid.
 NB Punctures/tyre repairs or replacement from damage are the responsibility of the hirer

AA Assistance

For your peace of mind, all vehicles are covered by free  24*7 AA breakdown assistance. This will enable an attempt to fix the breakdown, or if necessary provide a free tow to the nearest Approved repairer. This option should only be used after contacting Classic Campers in the first instance. AA can also be used for help in situations caused by the hirer such as locking keys in car, running out of fuel or flat battery for a moderate charge.


Plates, bowls, mugs, cutlery, can opener, cooking utensils, coffee plunger, chopping board, kettle, frying pan, saucepans, dishcloth/brush, dustpan and brush, pillows and pillowcases, base and top sheets and duvets or sleeping bags if requested, tea towels,  gas fire lighter, and fire extinguisher, also a full LPG gas bottle.

Options available
Refer to Rates and Booking pages

Bevan and Andrea were a great help both before and when we arrived with helpful advice on which van to hire and what we should bring - The Winder Family