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Ultimate Road Trip


External canopies available for hire
Large bed perfect for watching sunset!
Extendable water hose for after the beach!


Experience all New Zealand has to offer in one of our certified self contained Mad Campers. We've got the most innovative 2-berth and 1-berth campers on the market, allowing you to go wherever you want in comfort... and at whatever pace you desire!

Certified Self Contained Mad Campers have been thoughtfully designed to optimize your travel experience with a high quality, innovative and functional fit out. We're really proud to offer added extras such as an extendable hose tap, a switch board controlling your electrics from the back of the van, and our innovative pull out kitchen that provides you with HEAPS more living space!


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North IslandAuckland RegionAuckland


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    MAD2 - 2 Person Self-Contained Campervan

    We’re travellers too and understand life’s much better when you are cruising in comfort, so we’ve developed the most comfortable and functional 2 berth campers on the market. Our fleet is entirely AA Safety Certified. Enjoy your NZ adventure!

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    MAD1 - 1 Person Self-contained Campervan

    There are a multitude of reasons people choose to travel alone - and here at Mad Campers we respect them all. In fact we’ve gone a step further and created New Zealand’s FIRST single berth self-contained campervan especially for our solo adventurers!



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Valerie LaCrosse's avatar

Valerie LaCrosse

United States

Ranking: 10/10

I would absolutely recommend Mad Campers to everyone! They were such a pleasure to work with from getting my first quote, to dropping my van off as t the end of my trip. Customer service was great, the van had everything we needed, and no complaints at all! Shoutout to Hannah and Elliot for being complete rockstars! Just a word to the wise, save your money and don’t bother with the canopy- it isn’t necessary, and really is a pain to set up. Also, the WiFi is mediocre at best, so probably best to pass on that too. There are I sites EVERYWHERE with info to get you around, and a map was completely adequate to get around since there aren’t many roads and the signage is awesome. Overall, everyone should rent with Mad Campers and have an amazing trip!!

Reviewed 25 days ago

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Laura Collins

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely incredible company and team that I can’t recommend highly enough. Easily 5*

I did a last minute two week solo trip in a MAD1 and it was amazing. The camper was so well kitted out and every inch of space utilised. It was still pretty chilly at night during my trip but they’d provided a hot water bottle, fleece blanket and had doubled up on the duvets too so there was no issue there.

The camper itself felt super spacious inside and pulling the front seat forward at night made it feel even bigger. Being a solo traveller camper, so the size of a regular car, meant you could park almost anywhere and it was easy to drive on the windy NZ roads.

The bed was really comfortable and interior was spotless and smelt fresh, they clearly take their standards seriously and it definitely showed.

I loved the extra small touches like being provided with washing up liquid, cooking oil and laundry powder.

The team itself were amazing, always on hand when needed and able to organise additional activities at a discounted price on request. They were also able to give me lots of advice on the best hotspots to visit during my trip.

I’d definitely travel with them again.
Thank you for making my trip so amazing!

Reviewed 28 days ago and experienced in September 2019

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Sam Atkins

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Wow. We rented a campervan for a little over two weeks in February/March 2019 and had zero, and I truly mean ZERO issues. The van was perfectly stocked, easy to drive, and SO cute. It was fun to wave to other Mad Campers on the road!! We also loved the way the back door opens up - we took full advantage of backing up to gorgeous views and enjoying a book, some lunch, or some wine.
Customer service was lovely as well, we had a small rock chip in the windshield and they made it so easy for us to resolve the issue.
Our time in New Zealand was an absolute dream, I can't wait to do it again and we will certainly be using a Mad Camper!!

Reviewed about 1 month ago and experienced in February 2019

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Amandine CHATAIN


Ranking: 9/10

We've past 3 weeks in Nz with a campervan MAD2: it was just amazing!
The campervan was perfect and the team Mad Campers was really kind and effective.

Reviewed 3 months ago

Mad Campers responds:

Thanks Amandine! We're stoked to hear you loved NZ and your MAD2 experience! Thanks for sharing your adventure with us and welcome to the MAD family :)

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Justine Senée

Ranking: 9/10

I rent a van this winter during 2/3 weeks with Mad Campers and everything was perfect! Great customer service, the staff was friendly and helpful, the van was the same than in the pictures. Everything we needed was there: plugs for the phone, battery for the fridge, cooking equipment... They even gave us extra blanket and hot-water bottles as we were travelling in winter! Moreover, the van is easy to drive and the size is not too big: we visited all the South Island with it and had no problem at all.
And the most important thing... The van is self contained so you don't have to worry, you can sleep in every campsite!

Reviewed 4 months ago

Mad Campers responds:

Thanks so much for your kind review, Justine! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with Mad Campers and the freedom of our self-contained campers! Thanks for sharing your adventure with us :)

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United States

Ranking: 9/10

I had a great experience with Mad Campers. Easy checkin, friendly staff, very thorough vehicle orientation. I had an older Nissan van, which showed its age but ran well with no problems. The vehicle was well equipped for my needs (solo travel on N Island in fall). Plenty warm at night up in the mountains.
One consideration: I'm nearly 2 meters tall, and while I fit in the drivers seat, my visibilty could have been better. I just obsessively checked my mirrors. Likewise, I fit on the bed just fine diagonally, but it would have been a tight squeeze with two people.

Reviewed 6 months ago

Mad Campers responds:

Thanks for your feedback and review, Scott! We are really stoked to hear you enjoyed your experience with Mad Campers - and congrats on completing the Mad Challenge!

We try to be very transparent online and over communications regarding the dimensions of the camper/bed, to help people on the taller side make an informed decision. Glad to hear you managed to fit and make it work :)

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Indra Prasetyo


Ranking: 10/10

Smooth ride, helpful staff, fast respond to contact and amazing company, what else do you want from this? The car might be smaller and no powered (though they have 2nd battery for your need if you want to charge or want to listen music while you sleep) than the other camper van out there, but if you're only going solo or couple, you could'n find a better company than this.

Thanks Madcamper for bringing the camping van experience.

Reviewed 6 months ago

Mad Campers responds:

Thanks for taking the time to post your review, Indra!! We are so stoked to hear you loved NZ and enjoyed your Mad Campers experience!! Welcome to the Mad Campers family and hopefully we'll see you again soon for another epic roady :)

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Summer Peterman

Ranking: 10/10

We rented a van from both Auckland and Christchurch. The customer service was fantastic! All correspondences were done in a timely manor. My questions were kindly answered. The vans were clean and in good working order. I would highly recommend this company.

Reviewed 6 months ago

Mad Campers responds:

Thanks so much Summer!! We are so glad you enjoyed your Mad Campers experience and we can't wait to send you off again :) Welcome to the MAD fam!

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Will Johnson

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Great experience with Mad Campers! The van rental cost exactly what we expected when it was all said and done, and it was great value. Great place to call home for 2 weeks, and a great way to see most of the South Island in a short time. The van was loud, and missing a few non-essential parts like plugs in the ceiling and 2 hubcaps, but it ran great and gave us no trouble in the up- or down-hills. We used the Rankers app's offline feature and word of mouth to find good campsites with bathrooms, and never used our van toilet. We found about 4 free campsites, 6 DOC campsites ranging between $8-13 NZD per person, and 2 holiday park nights for showers which were 17 and 28 NZD per person. All in all, it was a great trip and the van from Mad Campers was a big part of it going smoothly. I'd recommend them.

Reviewed 8 months ago

Mad Campers responds:

Thanks for sharing your adventure with us, Will! We're stoked to hear you enjoyed the camper and had a great trip in New Zealand. Welcome to the Mad Fam :)

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Stephanie Hill

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Our camping experience in Canterbury couldn’t have been easier with Mad Campers. They arranged a pick up from Christchurch airport who helped us with our bags and took us to Mad HQ. We were shown around the camper, given free T-shirt’s and Whittaker’s chocolate and with that were on our way! We thought for 6 days this was the ideal size for us as a vehicle with a place to rest our heads at the end of the day. We felt like a lot of thought went into fitting out the van, they made the most of the available space. Second battery that charged while you drive was great to charge our phones and the fridge etc. We didn’t run out of battery but we switched things off when they weren’t in use. We didn’t use the toilet, and didn’t make any meals using gas so I can’t comment on those facilities.
The bed was easy to set up. Mattress was alright, but nothing beats your own bed at home.
At the end of our trip we were taken back to the airport and service both ends was good.
Service by phone and email to Mad Campers was excellent. Would definitely recommend for short trips or minimalist campers!

Reviewed 8 months ago

Mad Campers responds:

Thanks for taking the time to post this review, Stephanie!! We are stoked you had a great trip and enjoyed your time with Mad Campers :)

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Lorrie Kaplan

United States

Ranking: 10/10

We loved our Mad Camper van! We drive it all over the South Island for five weeks and had a great experience. The van was clean, smart, well organized, and fun. We received great information and instructions about using everything in the van. We never had any mechanical problems of any kind. The staff is friendly and responsive. We never used the toilet provided; we decided to just use public toilets and campground toilets. I would highly recommend Mad Campers!!

Reviewed 8 months ago

Mad Campers responds:

Thanks for your review Lorrie!! We're stoked to hear you enjoyed your experience with Mad Campers! Thanks for sharing your adventure with us and welcome to the Mad family :)

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Alan Whitlock

United States

Ranking: 10/10

My Wife and I rented a 2 berth Campervan from Mad Campers, and were extremely pleased with our experience! From the time of check-in & orientation, to the minute that we returned the van to Christchurch......there was always a Staff member to assist and answer any questions. The excellent customer service ratings was the main deciding factor for us, and this crew did not disappoint! We are from the United States, and we are "Van Campers" here, so this type of rental was right up our alley. Two of us traveling with one large backpack each and smaller carry on backpacks, and we had plenty of room for everything. Our journey began at Christchurch, and from there we toured the South Island for 10 days. The Van (we nicknamed him "Frodo") was a great size, and got really good gas mileage. It also had an extremely tight turning radius, something that was very useful in tight campgrounds and parking lots. We had a minor issue with a circuit breaker that was linked to the auxiliary battery, but the Mad Campers team responded immediately to our calls, and helped us to get this issue resolved quickly. Recently, they added the rooftop box and rack to each 2 berth van at no charge, and this was a HUGE help! We were able to store our table, chairs, and toilet atop the vehicle.....which left more room in the main cabin. We had extremely great weather during our visit, and spent very little time in the van except for sleeping and driving. This allowed us to keep the bed assembled the entire time, and we used the sofa/table configuration minimally. If you are a couple that wants to travel with minimal gear, and travel light and fast.....these guys are for you! Thanks to the Mad Campers Team!

Reviewed 8 months ago

Mad Campers responds:

Thanks so much for your kind and thoughtful review, Alan! We really appreciate you taking the time and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with Mad Campers! It was great to meet you guys, and we loved being a part of your NZ adventure. Stoked you loved the camper and the new roofbox as well :)

Welcome to the Mad Family - hopefully we can send you off on another roady soon!

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William Nash

United States

Ranking: 10/10

We had an amazing couple of weeks cruising around the North and South Island in our Mad2 (Mt Lincoln). We did a bunch of research and was tempted to go with one of the bigger brands (we had previously had a Spaceship and Wicked Camper in Oz). But after reading all the reviews, comparing photos and pricing there was only one winner. The camper van was literally spotless when we picked it up, we were given a personalized tour of the van and didn’t feel rushed at all- we even were given two T-shirt’s to complete our Mad Camper challenge and chocolate!! The van had relatively low mileage and you could tell it had a recent facelift.
We booked campsites all around NZ, so we only used the gas burner a couple of times, but when we did it was super easy and fast. The bed only took 2mins to set up and was very comfortable. There was plenty of storage for two of us. We did stay at one freedom campsite as we had the self contained sticker (didn’t use the toilet onboard once, but it’s there for emergencies).
A massive bonus is that the van has two batteries. One that starts the car and operates headlights etc. the second operates the fridge, LED lights in the back and power outlets inc. USB’s. So you don’t have to worry about the van not starting in the morning or paying extra for a powered spot at a campsite.
After seeing the Juicy/Spaceship/Wickeds, we were so happy with our decision! Many of the other campervans looked run down and identical to what we rented a few years ago!
We completed the Mad Camper challenge (doing things like eating fish and chips on a beach with your MadCamper T-shirt on and posting it on Instagram) it was fun to do and we got 5% off our rental! I don’t write many reviews, but felt compelled to for Mad Campers as it’s such a cool company and made our trip so easy!

Reviewed 9 months ago

Mad Campers responds:

Thank you SO much for your kind review, William!! We are so stoked you had an incredible time with Mt Lincoln and were happy with your decision to travel with us :)

Congratulations again on completing the Mad Challenge - you guys did an epic job! Thanks again for sharing your New Zealand adventure with us and welcome to the MAD Family!!