6 Rankers Reviews
We know this isn’t just about the vehicle you drive, it’s also about where you go and how you get there. That’s why we share our local knowledge with you, to make your journeys more interesting, more fun and more rewarding. We love New Zealand and want everybody who drives it to get the most from the experience.
We also want your motoring to be carefree. We provide a 24-hour roadside assist, free standard insurance (there is a standard hirer liability limit of $3,000) and we can rent to 18 to 20-year-olds with an additional $500 liability limit.
When you get into one of our vehicles, you’ll know it’s been really well looked after and it’s going to be reliable.
We do all we can to make sure they’re safe, through regular servicing and sending them for government inspections every six months.
The other good news is the cheap price. We guarantee you won’t find a better price for rental cars of a similar age and quality.
Our policy is to offer you the best deal going. We do that by providing you with the best vehicle in its class that we have available on the day. For that reason, we wait until pick-up to tell you exactly which car it will be.
We also promise to provide what you have asked for, or even go one better. So if you book a people mover with seven seats you will get one – or a vehicle with more seats. We also upgrade customers from time to time.
Come to us knowing you'll be getting a great vehicle at a very sharp price. If you’re not happy with the vehicle we’ve chosen for you, we’ll gladly find you another one, so long as one is available.
North Island ▷ Auckland Region ▷ Auckland
Summer Hours (November - April)
Winter Hours (May - October)
A great compact camper for two people wanting the option to freedom camp.
If you're looking for cheap camper van - our two-seater campervan is perfectly set up for the adventurous couple.
Great compact camper for four people wanting to stay at camp grounds with facilities.
Want the benefits of a camper but not the size? Look no further as our Mini-Camper is the vehicle for you.
Rented a cargo van for half day and got the perfect vehicle for my purpose!
Mode Campervan Rentals responds:
Hey there Wolf! Thanks for the review! We look forward to delivering great service to you again! ~ Matt, The Mode Team
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Pick up the van in Christchurch. Clear and good service, explanation during the check in. Very clean car. Everything was awesome from the beginning to the end of our trip with mode Rentals. Thanks for that !
Mode Campervan Rentals responds:
Thanks for the review Mezoul!
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Hello fellow NZ travellers. I have quite the story for you regarding Mode rentals. Let me first say that Brooke did a fantastic job in repairing the damage or this review would have received only 1 star! Unfortunately, just too many mistakes and blunders with this company. I researched and was uncertain of the track record before but the price could not be beat. After multiple emails regarding deposits, amenities, etc. I finally arrived in Auckland. The contract stated airport pickup and the flight # was provided. After waiting 45-60 minutes with no pick up, I finally took a cab to the depot. Upon arrival I read notice on the gate stating a fumugation issue with the building next door and that I had to pick up at a hotel. Where was the phone call telling me this? Why did nobody pick me up? The van was at the hotel and I checked over the contract which charged $15 for a pick up that never happened. At this point I am not signing off on the contract, not leaving me CC info, and taking the van telling them to email me. Not 20km into my trip the van is drifting to the left on the highway and when I brake, the steering wheel begins to shake rapidly. Next day, email from Mode stating my van hire is illegal and the police could be notified. I am told to return the van today and settle this matter. OK, I will take time from my holiday to visit the depot and inform them of their shortcomings in person including renting an unsafe vehicle. This is where Brooke (the shining star) takes control of the situation and empathizes with me. Yes, the vehicle is unsafe so we are covering the cost of petrol. Yes, we forgot to pick you up and we will waive the airport fee and pay your taxi. Yes, you don't require a solar shower so we can refund that too. And yes, here is a new, safe vehicle - we are sorry. Rest of the trip went fine and return was easy. However, nobody informed me of their Social Media campaign where you win a free rental. Terrible I did not have an opportunity to enter!!
Mode Campervan Rentals responds:
Hey there Brendan, we're sorry the process wasn't as smooth as it should have been. We strive to make customers enjoy a stress-free experience and will take your feedback on board to help us improve in the future. ~ The Mode Team
You are never too old to go camping.
In November and early December, my husband and I enjoyed and amazing six weeks holiday travelling the central North Island of New Zealand.
We have nothing but praise for the efficient, friendly, warm staff at Mode. We own our own motor home in Australia but adjusted to the more simple style of travelling very easily. The bed was warm and cosy in cold weather and when the weather warmed up we could put the window down a little (rain guards on windows) to provide cooler fresh air inside the van. The bed was more than comfy as well. We also loved the fact that there are no insignias on the car which meant we felt more like locals than tourists.
There was plenty of storage space and the rear compact kitchen was just the right height and it was equipped with all the utensils and accoutrements we needed.
The automatic car (Toyota Estima) was very easy to drive with good fuel economy and we had no mechanical problems during our six weeks stay. We can highly recommend Mode for being a great company who go out of their way to please their customers. They really care!
Mode will pick you up and drop you off at the airport on time for your arrival and departure and their base is very close to the airport.
Get out there and do it! There are so many great places to see, wonderful places to hike (tramp) and beautiful pristine secluded camping spots to visit.
Very good experience renting a camper van for our 2.5 weeks in New Zealand. Check in and out was quick and easy. Van worked well and had everything we needed. Also appreciated that it was a neutral color so did not attract attention as tourists. They also ended up giving us a ride back to the airport for no extra charge. Agent was very friendly and efficient.
Mode are a great company with the utmost flexibility. I hired a camper for a week to travel around the North Island, and had everything I needed. All the towels, duvets, pots and pans were included, the vehicle was sound and new! I actually got quite attached to the camper when I dropped it back off.
Price is by far some of the most competitive out there, especially if you shop around, others are way too much! Plus the staff were personable and helpful and really wanted to help! Unlike other companies where the staff are too big for their boots, here they are as excited as you are!
Can't recommend these guys enough, will definitely be using these guys again. If you're coming to NZ and doing a road trip, use these guys!