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Budget Campervan Hire Auckland and Christchurch.

2 and 3 Berth Budget Campervans for Hire. Auckland and Christchurch.

Hires are located close to Christchurch & Auckland Airports.

Mobile: 021 033 1173

About us

Welcome to Ara Rentals New Zealand. We provide budget campervan and motorhome rentals in New Zealand.

We offer all inclusive quotes. Insurance reduction available on request.

There is no better way to discover the beauty of New Zealand than with the pure freedom of a campervan.

Ara Rentals is a small family business, operating in excess of 20 years. You can expect friendly, efficient customer service, committed to delivering quality budget campervan hire every time.

Ara Rentals has a fleet of budget 2 and 3 berth campervans that are an economical alternative to the more expensive motorhomes and campervans available to rent in New Zealand.

These reliable 2 and 3 berth campervans provide your transport during the day. The driving cabin has seating for 2-3 people. At night, the table is used to turn the rear seats into a double bed.

Our campervans can be hooked up to the power supply at campsites to give you that little bit of extra comfort. Ara Rentals is a company big enough to supply the quality of vehicle you expect, yet small enough to deliver exceptional service and value.

Ara Rentals NZ are a campervan hire company who are a little different from the norm. That special quality begins with the name: Ara means ‘pathway’ in New Zealand’s Maori language and this is really the basis to the service we provide; we give our clients a reliable mode of transport and an open road to follow when travelling through our amazingly beautiful country.

Have you heard that New Zealand’s been voted best country in the world by the Telegraphic Travel Awards four years in a row and that Lonely Planet Guide has named New Zealand as number 5 out of 10 top countries to travel to? Well, if you didn’t already know, then it might be time to find out for yourself why our country receives such high-brow accolades!

You gotta get out there!

Our fleet of two and three berth campervans are just what you need, providing you with an economical passage, excellent amenities and comfortable sleeping quarters at night.

We understand that your travel plans are something you have been dreaming about and saving towards, possibly for years. Our fleet of convenient-sized vans gives you flexibility in driving comfort whilst allowing you to stick to your budget. We can advise on all sorts of travel ideas (you won’t need to wade your way through Lonely Planet after all!) and our personal service is always welcome when you’re out of your comfort zone in a new environment.

Hires are located close to Christchurch and Auckland airports.

Ara 2 Shower/Toilet:

The Ara 2 Shower/toilet is the ultimate in compact transport. It sleeps two people, is certified self-contained with shower, toilet, air con, hot and cold water, waste water tank and is supplied with bedding, towels and kitchen utensils. Just climb aboard and relax into your drive. 

The Ara2 will take you to your next destination in comfort.

Specifications:

  • Diesel, manual
  • Length 5.5M, Height 2.7M, Interior 1.85M
  • Airbags, walk, cab
  • Seating – 2 passengers (cosy but friendly)
  • Radio/CD player, aircon – cab/living area
  • Freshwater tank
  • Waste water tank
  • Water: hot/cold pressurised (240 / heat exchange.gas hot water)
  • Power: 240v/12v
  • Gas heater (makes winter trips doable)
  • Fridge
  • Shower, cassette toilet
  • 2/3 burner gas hob + microwave
  • Beds – 2 singles or double
  • All vehicles are self-contained

Rates:

No. of days, 10 days + minimum, unlimited kilometres, diesel tax applies 08c/ km

1st May – 30th September
NZ$59.00 per day including GST

1st October – 30th November
NZ$109.00 per day including GST

1st December – 31st March
NZ$189.00 per day including GST

1st April – 30th April
NZ$95.00 per day including GST

Other terms and conditions you need to know:

  • Rates are per calendar day
  • Rates are in NZ$ dollars
  • Insurance is mandatory at NZ$20.00 per day additional to above rates
  • Excess/Bond NZ$2,500.00
  • Insurance Reduction: $10.00 per day extra reduces bond to $1000.00

$16.00  per day extra reduces bond to $500.00

  • 24-hour AA roadside assistance
  • Free airport pickup available by appointment (between 8 am & 4:30 pm)
  • Complimentary maps and brochures

Hires  are located close to Christchurch & Auckland airports

Mobile: 021 033 1173   

Ara3 Standard Campervan

A campervan for all the space and convenience you need to maximise the freedom of your journey.

Ara Rentals are proud of our fleet of campervans. The Ara3 Standard is our version of freedom on a budget. It sleeps up to three people (2 adults and 1 child) and features lots of creature comforts including a 2-way fridge, gas cooker, cold running water on board, maps, a radio and plenty of storage for your clothes and souvenirs. The Ara3 Standard is truly a mobile home away from home.

Easy to drive and light on fuel consumption, we recommend this campervan to really set the tone of your excursion around New Zealand:

Specifications:

  • 240 Volt and 12 Volt battery power
  • Two burner gas stove and grill
  • Fridge
  • Running water (cold, though you can always heat it up on the stove)
  • Water tank
  • Three seat belts in front (you’ll all get to see the view)
  • Gas bottle
  • Radio and maps (we want to see you again!)
  • Unlimited km’s
  • 24-hour roadside assistance (just in case)
  • Petrol and diesel models
  • Internal height: 2.85M
  • Length: 4.34M, Width: 1.79M
  • All vehicles are self-contained
  • Please note: the hire of portable chemical toilets is required NZ $25.00 per hire.

Rates:

No. of days 10 + minimum, unlimited kilometres, diesel tax applies 0.8c/ km

Hires are located close to Christchurch & Auckland Airports.

1st May – 30th September
NZ$49.00 per day including GST

1st October – 30th November
NZ$91.00 per day including GST

1st December – 31st March
NZ$111.00 per day including GST

1st April – 30th April
NZ$79.00 per day including GST

Other terms and conditions you need to know:

  • Rates are per calendar day
  • Rates are in NZ$ dollars
  • Insurance is mandatory at NZ$20.00 per day additional to above rates
  • Excess/Bond NZ$2,500.00
  • Insurance Reduction: $10.00 per day reduces bond to $1000.00

$16.00 per day reduces bond to $500.00

  • 24-hour AA roadside assistance
  • Free airport pickup available by appointment (between 8am & 4:30 pm)
  • Complimentary maps and brochures

Hires are located close to Christchurch & Auckland Airports.

Mobile: 021 033 1173    

What’s Included

Our fleet of campervans are amongst the best appointed of their class.

We’ve thought long and hard about what makes travel obtainable and rewarding. We think the answer lies in having a set of reliable wheels, user-friendly, adaptable accommodation with comfortable amenities, all at a competitive price and backed up by friendly, welcoming service.

You can’t go wrong with Ara Rentals NZ. Check out the incredibly extensive list of items and facilities included with our fleets:

  • Stainless steel sink
  • LPG cooker, LPG gas bottle
  • Freshwater
  • Fridge
  • Tripod to set up table outside
  • Ample storage under rear seats
  • Bed – 2 singles or 1 Double
  • Fold down queen size bed
  • Duvet or sleeping bags
  • Sheets, towels, pillows
  • Bowl, bucket
  • Broom/brush and pan
  • Deck chairs
  • Pots, frying pan, kettle
  • Cooking utensils
  • Crockery, Cutlery
  • Interior lighting
  • 240 Volt electricity
  • AA 24-hour assistance
  • Complimentary maps and brochures

We also offer these optional extras available at an additional hireage of $25.00 per item.

Just ask when you make your booking:

  • Baby Seat (Ara 3 only)
  • Chemical Port-a-loo (Ara 3 only)
  • DVD Player 12 volt – 240volt

Mobile: 021 033 1173

Terms and Conditions

One of our promises is to keep our rules and regulations all above board and transparent so you, our lovely customers know where you stand and what to do when you choose to hire one of our campervans.

Our aim is to maintain our Ara Rental campervans at the high standards we are known for, and for you to understand the part you have to play in this.

We’ve tried to keep it clear and simple so have a look and please contact us directly to discuss further.

Here’s what we need you to read and follow:

  • Daily Hire Rate includes GST and unlimited kms and is calculated on each calendar day
  • Insurance is mandatory at NZ$20.00 per day. This does not include windscreen damage, tyre damage, tyre punctures and water damage
  • Bond/Excess NZ$2,500.00:

The hirer/driver is responsible for the first NZ$2,000.00 of all claims. The bond is payable on pickup by credit card. (Visa and Mastercard). The bond is held subject to the terms and conditions of the contract e.g. the safe return of the vehicle in an undamaged, complete and clean condition. Full gas bottle and toilet + waste emptied prior to drop off. A fee of $150.00 applies to both toilet + waste. Insurance reductions available. Additional $10 per day reduces bond to $500.00

  • Minimum hire period of 10 days applies
  • Deposit of $300.00 is required to secure bookings with the balance due at pick up. Visa and Mastercard accepted
  • Minimum age of all drivers is 21 years and they must produce a valid drivers’ licence. National drivers’ licence of Australia, South Africa, USA, Canada, and Western Europe are accepted, or an international drivers’ licence is required. Two drivers maximum
  • Hires are located close to Christchurch and Auckland airports. One way and Return hires accepted between these locations with no relocation charges. However, charges will be payable for other places or if the drop off at these locations is changed during the hire
  • Pickups from 8.30am and drop-offs by 4.30pm
  • Free transfers between the airport on day of hire or return of the vehicle, within office hours. Arrival flight details essential
  • Late Returns will be charged at double rates plus costs
  • Fuel tank to be returned at same level as received on pickup. Drop off refill charged to hirer
  • Diesel tax applies 0.8¢ per kilometre
  • No smoking in vehicles.
  • Pets or livestock not permitted in our vehicles
  • Cancellations:

Bookings cancelled within 30 days of pickup do not receive a refund. Cancellations received more than 30 days prior to the reservation date will be refunded but a $200.00 administration fee applies.

  • No refund paid for unused hire days

Supply:

If for reasons beyond our control the reserved vehicle is not available, we reserve the right to substitute a comparable vehicle. This shall not constitute a breach of contract and does not entitle the hirer to any form of a refund. If a substitute is not available our liability is limited to a full refund of monies received by Ara Rentals Ltd.

  • Mechanical Failure: Complete lost days refunded but no liability accepted for alternative arrangements
  • Problems: Please report these immediately for prompt attention. Retrospective claims will not be recognised
  • Refunds will be handled by the Christchurch office
  • Hires are subject to the terms and conditions of the Rental Agreement
  • All rights reserved to refuse any Hire under any circumstance
  • Specifications may vary between individual vehicles
  • Rates and terms may change without notice.

Phew! Have you got your head around all that? Just give us a call and we’ll help you out.

Ara Rentals NZ have your sightseeing plans sorted