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    The Pod Campervan Rentals


    (Available from Oct 2019)

    Adventurer 2 berth self contained campervan. Auxiliary battery, solar charging, 60 litre fridge, water pump powered kitchen faucet, internal lights and charging points.

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    The Pod Campervan Rentals


    Traveler 2 berth self contained campervan. 0 - 199000kms, toilet, camping chairs and table supplied, hand pump water faucet, slide out gas cooker and chilly bin (esky / cooler box)

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    The Pod Campervan Rentals

    Economy Camper

    Economy 2 berth self contained campervan. 200000+ kms, regularly serviced and reliable vehicles, refurbished interiors, toilet, camping chairs and table, slide our gas cooker and chilly bin (esky / cooler box)



Traveler / Economy kitchen
Adventurer interior
Traveler / Economy
Traveler / Economy Interior
Adventurer kitchen


Self contained camper vans from Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown, with a focus on amazing customer service. Check out the new Adventurer model with a full fridge, solar and internal power.

Welcome to The Pod Campervan Rentals, where you can hire self contained camper vans from Christchurch, Queenstown or Auckland . Our professionally fitted affordable rental vans provide you with freedom and cover all your camping needs. You will get more for your dollar with The Pod than any other campervan hire company in New Zealand.

We pride ourself on having the best customer service in the market, and we work extremely hard to keep our customers happy from their first contact with us. We want you to have a stress free holiday in this amazing country, so get in touch to feel what it's like to receive genuine customer service.

For the 2019 - 20 season we have introduced the Adventurer model to our fleet which sits in the mid range market and comes with an auxiliary battery which is charged when the vehicle is in motion or through the roof mounted solar panel. This has allowed us to install a 60 litre fridge, internal lights, a water pump powered faucet, 12v and USB internal power and also an internal power point through an inverter for lap top and small device charging. The full queen sized bed has been retained meaning this is truely luxurious camping at an affordable price.

We've also introduced the Economy Pod which allows you to secure a camper that has done higher kilometres at a much cheaper rate. The interiors have all been renovated so they are like new, meaning the only difference to the Traveler Pod is that the Economy Pods have done in excess of 200 000 kms. These camper have been with us for a number of years so they have had the benefit of our very strict maintenance and servicing schedule allowing us to continue to send them out on the road with confidence. We offer a price guarantee on the Economy Pod where we will match any other quote for a similar vehicle, so just send us an email with the relevant quote and we will match it :) An Economy Pod Campervan is the cheapest you will find in Queenstown, Christchurch and Auckland - guaranteed.

We now offer a large range of optional extras for hire including transmission guarantees, airport transfers, kitchen dining tents, night time insect screens, portable 12v showers, privacy shower / toilet tents, WIFI, roof mounted luggage storage, bike racks, hammocks, and the option to drop and run at the end of your rental meaning you do not need to refuel, empty the grey water or clean the exterior of the camper prior to drop off.

Being certified as self contained means you can camp in many more areas throughout New Zealand. Most Local Governments in popular tourist areas have introduced bylaws restricting where people can and cannot camp, but having a self contained campervan with us allows you to stay in those areas.

We offer a $50 refund to all clients who post four or more photos of themselves and their Pod during their holiday and post it on their public Instagram account. It's well worth having a look through our Instagram account to see some of the amazing adventures our clients have had over the last few years. We can also be found on Facebook and Twitter - have a look through our Facebook feed also to find links and recommendation of places to visit and experiences that should not be missed during your holiday here. We also recommend following us on Facebook for the duration of your trip to find out any weather or roading alerts that may affect your travel.

If you take the time to compare our camper van prices, the extras we supply free of charge, and the quality of the vehicle fit outs and the high quality of our customer service, we are confident that we offer the best value for money in the New Zealand campervan market.

So please get in touch - we look forward to working with you towards a memorable New Zealand holiday :)


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This review was selected by podrentals of The Pod Campervan Rentals on Fri 24 Jan, 2020.

David Lorfeld's avatar

David Lorfeld

United States

Ranking: 10/10

EXCELLENT campervan for the value and price paid. I have used other companies in the past and this was my first time with The Pod and will definitely use them again.
- The prices (even during peak season) were unbeatable by other campervan rental companies
- The Pod included unlimited kms, the kitchen/cooking gear, and linens and pillows in the base price instead of charging an extra fee
- Our van was in great condition, a quality vehicle, and met all of our needs
- Van was easy to drive, handled well and was well maintained
- We had The Adventurer: Plenty of room for two adults, bed was queen sized and comfortable, self contained (though we didn't use the toilet), and aux battery was more than sufficient for our needs

We'll definitely be returning for another trip with The Pod! We've already had a friend choose The Pod based on our recommendations and he absolutely loved it as well.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

The Pod Campervan Rentals responds:

Wow, David - thanks for your feedback and kind words, and we most certainly appreciate your recommendation to others. We look forward to seeing you again!

Joel's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Weather wasn't cooperating when we visited South Island -thanks to Little Whetu we've managed to adjust our original plans and enjoyed driving ahead to chase the sun!!! it is my first time renting a camper van and Little Whetu did not disappoint! Liz is also very accommodating with our request and despite the holiday break, she still finds time to check us in. Thanks heaps! @thepodcampervan

Reviewed 7 months ago

The Pod Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks Joel! The best holidays are ones that we can be flexible, so awesome idea to chase the sun! We hope to see you back again, and all the best for 2021!

Rog's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

My son and I drove a Pod called “Little Sefton”from Auckland to Christchurch. Great trip! ”Lil Sef” didn’t miss a beat and we thoroughly enjoyed the journey. A perfect little camper van for two. Easy to drive and had everything we needed for our father/son bonding trip. Can’t wait to do it all over again.

Reviewed 7 months ago

The Pod Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks Rog :) Glad it all came together in the end!

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Brendan Donnithorne

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great experience , great service, friendly team. Clean and reliable POD’s.

Reviewed 7 months ago

The Pod Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks Brendon :)

Tina's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

A brief escape for a couple of days in a cute camper. What a great handover from the Pod team, everything was well and clearly explained We were made to feel part of a special family. The van was fun and more than what we hoped for. Highly recommended.

Reviewed 7 months ago and experienced in September 2020

The Pod Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks Tina - would love to see you back, and hopefully for longer next time :)

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Beck and Neil's avatar

Beck and Neil

Ranking: 10/10

My husband and I are just back from a "Pod" escape and it honestly was the best experience! We spent a few days in and around Akaroa and it was so easy and peaceful. Being able to camp right by the sea was amazing and we feel SO rested after such a stressful year. The service was excellent too. We will be back in a Pod for sure :)

Reviewed 7 months ago

The Pod Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks Beck and Neil - we'd love to see you back perhaps in 2021 :)

Kerry FEGAN's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Had an awesome two weeks with a POD van. Pre,during and post-deployment communication with company was seemless, really helpful and friendly. The Pod was like a car to drive and effortless to get on/off The Interislander. It was clean, tidy and modern with eye catching company graphics on the exterior which drew interest and favourable comment wherever we went . Thanks POD people. Highly recommended as a really cool way to see the country.

Reviewed 11 months ago

The Pod Campervan Rentals responds:

Awesome thanks Kerry :)

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Olivia Winbush's avatar

Olivia Winbush

Ranking: 10/10

What a fantastic experience! We got a Hiace van that was beautifully kitted out, very clean and tidy (inside and out) and never missed a beat so super reliable. The fuel consumption was way lower than we expected and we are definitely going to miss "our" van!
The bed was surprisingly comfortable, heaps of room in the fridge and several thoughtful additions included (eg clothing pegs and clothing line, toaster for the gas stove, an AUX cord for the stereo etc).
The booking/pick up/payment was quick, easy and good value for money with friendly and helpful staff.
In a nutshell: I would not hesitate to recommend this company and they'll definitely be our first choice for future holidays.

Reviewed 11 months ago

The Pod Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks Olivia - would love to see you guys back!

Kristie Newton 's avatar

Kristie Newton

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

I recently completed a trip down the West Coast of the South Island with Little Hararei (Pod Adventurer). The trip was fantastic and this camper van made the trip even better! The vehicle is comfortable and easy to drive, the bed is incredibly comfortable and spacious and was great to climb into after a long day and I stayed warm despite being the middle of winter. The solar panel is a great addition and I found it very handy to no not have to worry about finding somewhere to connect to power.
I booked this van at the last minute and the team at the Pod were incredibly helpful and accomodating with such short notice.
I highly recommend this company and their vans.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

The Pod Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks Kristie! It's great to hear you stayed warm as the temps were certainly a bit cooler during your travels! Let us know when you want an NZ summer experience too :)

Irene Lanser's avatar

Irene Lanser


Ranking: 9/10

We really enjoyed our trip in the pod! We rented the adventurer and never regretted it! Service was great. The van qas quite new with only 45000 km's counted. We drove nearly 6000km with it without any problems. company was really flexible with the change of plans due to covid.
Van had everything we needed, had some small problems with the bed, but nothing we couldn't fix ourselff. We really recommend this company!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

The Pod Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for your kind review Irene! Once travel to New Zealand is back on the table we hope to see you again so you can cover all the areas that were cut short :)

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Emma Masterman

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

I honestly couldn’t recommend Pod Campervans any more! We had the adventurer van and thought it was so well equipped for what we needed. By far the best quality for the price! The team were super friendly and answered all queries very quickly. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Pod again when I return to NZ!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

The Pod Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks so much Emma - and hopefully when the lock down and Corona crisis is over we'll see you back on these friendly shores :)

Sarah Watson's avatar

Sarah Watson

Ranking: 10/10

Pod rentals were amazing! I was worried about finding a trustworthy campervan rental company given all the nightmare reviews out there. But when I came across all the positive reviews and read about Mike and Liz, I knew I could trust pod rentals. We were provided with a transfer from the airport to the rental pick-up in Queenstown, and we were on the road within 15 minutes. We had an economy van, and campervan itself was great - clean, everything provided, plenty of room and super easy to drive. We dropped our van off at the end of our trip in Queenstown with no issues. Mike and Liz even gave us a lift to our accommodation. Couldn't have asked for a more positive and worry-free experience.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

The Pod Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks so much Sarah - worry free holidays are what we like to hear about!

Charlie Green's avatar

Charlie Green

Ranking: 10/10

We had a Pod for 29 days, (Little Zoe), touring both the North and South islands. Really good fun!
The team in all of the sites were super good, friendly and approachable - it gave a family ran vibe.
Van itself was cosy, had all of the essentials included and proved the perfect home for our tour.
Would recommend! ☺️

Reviewed over 1 year ago

The Pod Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks for the recommendation Charlie - we certainly like to think of our clients as part of our family too so glad you had a great experience :)

Austin Miller's avatar

Austin Miller

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Great people.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

The Pod Campervan Rentals responds:

Thanks Austin!