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Take an affordable holiday with Happy Campers New Zealand

Happy Campers makes adventures in New Zealand affordable and attainable. Their range of cheap campervans and sleepervans for hire include many different self-contained options, and their friendly service and low rates are perfect for intrepid travellers on a budget.

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A Happy Camper motorhome is a fantastic way to get up close and personal with beautiful New Zealand while setting your own pace and itinerary. They have an array of low-cost campervans for hire that can sleep anything from a solo traveller to a family, many of which are certified self-contained and can be used for freedom camping and cheap campsites with limited facilities to keep holiday costs even lower. The compact nature of their vehicles makes them maneuverable and easily able to get to remote destinations - no truck-driving skills required.

Happy Campers New Zealand fleet

There are plenty of affordable rental options at Happy Campers, each catering to different travel needs. The original two-berth Sleeper is basic, tidy and perfect for couples or singles on a budget. There are more luxurious self-contained options for two people, including the “Happy 2” and spacious “Happy 2 S&T” with bathroom facilities onboard. For larger groups or more room, opt for a three- or four-berth camper or even the “Happy Hi 5”, a high-top van which can fit two adults and three children. 

The fleet consists of well-maintained, clean and safe vehicles that will get you all around New Zealand reliably. Compare the options and select a rental that suits you.

Visit Lake Hayes also known as Wai Whaka Ata, a wondrous scenic short loop being part of Queenstown Trail Great Ride network.

Pick up locations with Happy Campers

You can pick up a Happy Camper in both of the major islands of New Zealand: at bustling “big smoke” Auckland in the North Island, and laid back Christchurch in the South Island. Both are easily accessible by air, and are great places to begin an epic NZ motorhome itinerary. 


There are numerous directions a road trip could take departing Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. For beaches, Northland and the Coromandel Peninsula are great options, and close enough to explore in a few days or a long weekend. Head farther south, and you’ll come across vast, sparkling Lake Taupo, the cultural and geothermal attractions of Rotorua, the impressive snow capped mountains of the Central Plateau, and the arts and culture of wonderful Wellington. An affordable Happy Camper rental puts these and other amazing destinations within reach.


Pick up your Christchurch camper rental, and you are in for a treat. In the South Island, you are never far from some incredible scenery, meaning every route has something magnificent on offer. You might end up driving a pass over the stunning Southern Alps, camping alongside a wild west coast beach backed by green slopes, enjoying the lakeside nightlife and adventure activities of Queenstown, staying in tranquil spots on the Catlins coast, or journeying through wildflower meadows in Canterbury - there are endless wonderful places to experience. 

Happy Camper allows one-way rentals for a fee (this varies seasonally), so you can make an unforgettable one-way road trip from north to south, or south to north. Your adventure starts with low rates and quality compact motorhomes!

Happy Campers New Zealand: Frequently asked questions

How many vehicles does Happy Campers have?

Happy Campers offers 12 vehicle options, from the Happy Sleeper, which sleeps 2 people, to the Happy Hi 5, which sleeps 5. Their other vehicles range from sleeping 2-4 people.

Can I hire Happy Campers in Queenstown?

Unfortunately, Happy Campers currently only have depots in Auckland and Christchurch.