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Escape Campervan Rentals – Popular Campers at Affordable Prices.

Escape Rentals is one of New Zealand’s favourite campervan operators, providing reliable, economical campers for backpackers and independent travellers. We’ve been operating for nearly twenty years and over 30,000 happy hires.

Each campervan sleeps two to three adults on a large queen-sized bed. Our campervans are fully equipped with free bedding, beach chairs, kitchen facilities/utensils and more. We also provide 24 hour roadside assistance and a ‘No Hidden Costs’ price policy for complete peace of mind. And of course, there’s the unique artwork featured on each of our vans, perfect for that selfie or Instagram photo.

Escape Rentals has depots centrally located in both Auckland and Christchurch. We’re a popular choice for international backpackers, so ‘Make your Escape’ and choose us for your New Zealand adventure.

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Birgit Assmann's avatar

Birgit Assmann

Ranking: 10/10

We loved our Van, everything was perfect and worked well!!

Reviewed 18 days ago

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Meike Wenzl

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great experience. Great check-in and drop off of the van. No problems at all during the rental time. Can always recommend.

Reviewed 29 days ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Meike
Thank you for the review.
Cheers
Jolly Roger

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Tamzin

Ranking: 9/10

Collected our van from the Auckland office - the staff were super friendly and very helpful in showing us our campervan. The van was clean and well stocked with everything you could need. We had no troubles throughout our stay (3 weeks). The bed was comfy. The staff at the Christchurch depo were just as friendly. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed about 1 month ago and experienced in November 2019

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks, Tamzin
We would like to think we are a friendly and informative group.
Thanks for the Great review.
Cheers
Jolly Roger

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Mel Brittle

Ranking: 1/10

Sadly our experience of escape rentals was most disappointing. The condition we received the van in was completely unacceptable with the following faults: ripped and stained cushions, broken passenger window that slipped through the door and unable to be used or closed fully, broken AC, holes and rust inside the sleeping area, unusable stove, rubber seal had come away from both side doors and prevented the door closing fully. We were not offered another van on finding these faults, and on return of the van we were told that this was below their usual standard and would be offered a partial refund, however there has been no reply in over a week from the manager. These are high use vans and there is an expected wear and tear but this was unacceptable condition and it fell short compared to similarly priced competitors, which I've booked with in the past.

Reviewed 3 months ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Kia Ora Mel and thanks for the review... We’d like to respond as follows: 1.You chose not to use our 24 hour Roadside Assistance service during your hire which would have remedied these issues in a matter of minutes. It’s therefore difficult for us to provide compensation or address issues if we’re not given the opportunity to fix the problem in the first instance.
2. Despite this, we still agreed to a refund which you accepted and we processed immediately. I’m not sure what else you were expecting further? 3. It appears the A/C was not broken, the stove was tested and working when it departed our depot and the rubber seals were all in place when you left. Not sure what has occurred here but again, all of this would have been addressed via our on-the-road service 4. We constantly check our pricing to ensure we are competitive and our records confirm we were considerably cheaper than our primary competitors for travel during this time. 5. We don’t misrepresent ourselves and the age and condition of our vans is accurately detailed on our website. It’s worth noting you chose to book one of our cheaper (older) standard vans and perhaps one of our newer self-contained vehicles may have been more suitable.
We have many positive reviews and happy hirers but it’s obvious Escape wasn't for you and I’m sorry about that. We wish you all the best with your future travels.
Cheers
Jolly Roger

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jonathan vadennr

Ranking: 10/10

Everything was great.
People are very professional and very welcoming. Van by itself was very nice looking and was working very well. No trouble at all. Everything needed was inside and we were happy to called it home for our trip. We miss this life now :)
I kindly recommend this company

Reviewed 3 months ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thank you for the review, Jonathan.
Cheers
Jolly Roger.

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Maxime

Ranking: 10/10

I passed two months in a wonderful van! It was really comfortable to drive it, to sleep inside and to cook.
The staff is very helpful!
The price of the hire was cheaper than the other conpanies for the season where I rented it.
And to finish, It’s always easy and friendly to recognize some other vans Escape on the road! You’ll do some nice meeting on the road!

Reviewed 10 months ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for the review Maxine! The Campers do stand out as they are all individually painted by NZ Artists..
Pleased you had a safe and enjoyable Holiday.
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Laura Duggan

Ireland

Ranking: 8/10

Cheap and cheerful - don't expect any frills and you'll have a wonderful time. Check out and check back in process very painless, staff helpful and friendly.

Reviewed 11 months ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Laura!
Cheers
Jolly Roger
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Damien Jacquet

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Really good travel with escape rental
The van worked very well and nothing to complain about
We really enjoyed to travel with the van and we recommend it to everyone
A very good value for money 👍🏻

Reviewed 12 months ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Kia Ora Damien
Really appreciate your comments as we work hard at Escape to provide a fun and informative service and product that is unique in being individually painted by some of NZ leading graffiti artists but also supplying safe, reliable vehicles loaded with fully equipped kitchens any many other extra's.
Thank you
The Jolly Roger
Escape

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Jeremy Wright

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

As a retired couple we are probably not the typical Escape customers, but we spent a month touring South Island in April and had a great time. The Escape van did well - no issues and 100% reliable and comfortable. The facilities are very basic but functional. All the Escape vans are all unique which is a nice individual touch - we had Boat Builder which we renamed "Ruddy Duck".

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Hi Jeremy
"Ruddy Duck" may stick...i like it.
Jeremy it is interesting, we have a variety of age choosing to use Escape and most of the 30,000 hires would agree with your comments.
Thank you
Jolly Roger

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will.i.am

Ranking: 8/10

Escape Campervan Rentals. Great company to work with. Check in process was clear. Fun to drive on the left side of the road. Tips: check all elements for repair before sending out, warn people about the stupid sandflys,

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Haha..yes the sand fly's on the Westcoast of the South Island are infamous due to the rainfall which also gives us the stunning untamed natural wilderness of rivers and rainforests. I am not too sure on your comment of checking all elements for repair prior to sending out is regarding, but all vehicles prior to being hired go through a thorough 70 point checklist taking in mechanical, electrical, interior, tyres plus more.Pleased you had fun and i am sure many great memories.
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape.

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Alice McCary

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Great experience! Friendly, thorough service at pickup. Easy return.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Kia Ora Alice
So pleased you had a Great Experience with the Escape Rentals Team and product we so pride ourselves in as well our stunning country..
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Neil Cook

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We can’t fault a thing, a truly fantastic trip, escape we’re brilliant to deal with as we’re Rankers. Our van went like a dream and never had a problem, really comfortable and great value for money. The staff we dealt with at pickup and drop off were fantastic. Highly recommend. Thanks to both companies

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Neil! Good to hear we (and the team at Rankers) looked after you :-)
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape

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Andreas Jonsson

Sweden

Ranking: 6/10

Escape Rentals was 100% good to talk to and they had straight forward information. Nothing to complain on there. So far 10 of 10. But The car decreased the result and also here it was not escape fault because they had wrote about their van in the specifikations. However The van had a not enough power to work properly in Mountains. The automatic was not always working smoothly and the tachometer increased to 4000 rpm with a velocity of 70 kmph in slopes. One more minus was that the car had no cruise control. Overall it was a very good week and except for those problems above and some other things that decreased the standard a bit, we was satisfied. Satisfied with escape Rentals and the van took us wherever we wanted.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Escape Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your review Andreas - we are a bit disappointed in the 6/10 rating if we're honest. We do state (as you mention in your review) clearly on our website the van specs including the engine size etc. We're not aware of any backpacker-esque vans out there with cruise control. They are not the fastest vehicles on the road (we make no apologies for that) but they are amongst the most reliable out there. We are glad that we ticked all the other boxes for you though and hope you enjoyed your trip in NZ.
Cheers
Jolly Roger
Escape