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We've put our heart and soul into offering high-quality affordable campervans, coupled with exceptional personal service you won’t find with the big companies.
New Zealand is known as a nation full of independent small businesses - and we're one of them.
Founded by Andy (a tech entrepreneur from Devon, UK, with a penchant for campervans) and partner in all things Cindy (an Aucklander with a lust for travel), Epic Campers was set in motion after we swapped the London rat race for Auckland in 2015 and bought a campervan to explore our new home before starting jobs.
After renting out our camper AirBnB style, and spotting the big expensive vans of the best motorhome hire companies (and mostly underwhelming offerings of the affordable ones) we decided to take things from side-business to full-time gig after Andy's role came to an end in early 2018.
We're passionate about providing the best campervan experience at the best price by innovating, working smart and using technology to keep our overheads low.
We're excited for our journey ahead and equally so for yours too in this truly Epic country we're proud to call home. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have questions - we hope to see you soon!
North Island ▷ Auckland Region ▷ Auckland
Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
Certified Self Contained 2-Person Campervan.
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Great company- really easy to communicate with and did their best to help make the trip work for me and my schedule!
The van itself was very well laid out, great quality and comfortable. Had no issues with the van and it ran really well.
Thoroughly enjoyed my trip with Epic campers and would highly reccommend and use them again!
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Due to unforseen circumstances, I needed to move up my trip in NZ by almost two months and that meant scrambling to find a camper van during one of the busiest times of the year. Who came to the rescue with their responsiveness, creative problem-solving, and thoughtful customer service? Epic Campers. Andy and his crew really put their customers first and try to do whatever they can to help them experience NZ at it's best. 10/10 would work with again,
Our experience with epic campers was amazing! Andy was an awesome resource from the minute we picked up the van to when we dropped it off and everything in between.
Our van, Phoebe, was our lovely home for a month. The size and space is what we expected, the pictures are representative and the space is well thought out. The foam bed was comfortable and a good size. The cooking essentials provided made it easy to prepare and cook meals on the slide out cabinet. Driving the van was super easy - my husband and I switched and both found it very easy to drive and get used to quickly.
At 6000km over the 4 weeks, we had no issues!
Having Andy follow up with us on some key maintenance checkups made us feel more at ease.
We totally recommend anyone doing a trip in NZ to rent a van...it's the most epic way to do it! 100% recommend Epic Campers!
We miss Phoebe, can't wait to see her again!
We would recommend to anyone to rent an Epic Camper.
It's a small business and it's absolutely perfect. From the moment we started to enquire about renting a campervan until we dropped the campervan (we rented it for nearly 7 weeks) Andy (the owner) was incredibly helpful, friendly, correct and fast in answering all our questions.
The campervan wasn't big but due to the smart built interior it never feels too small. The vehicles are well maintained, clean and have good quality equipment. During the trip we were asked to check some things (tire tread, motor oil) which benefited us all. We needed some extra motor oil which got reimbursed.
The epic campervans truly make an epic trip possible and if you like to be treated like a person not a number; Epic Campers is the place for you!
This was our first experience of traveling with a campervan and we absolutely loved it! We didn't know what to expect, we searched for a good, budget-wise, campervan for two of us that would not be too big, which we didn't like, and which would be still big enough to satisfy all our needs of having a nice and safe drive, comfortable sleeping, fully functioning kitchenette, and to be certified self-contained. And I must admit that we could not be more lucky than to find EPIC CAMPERS! First of all, it is a small, local business, which is something we always love to support. Secondly, they met all our criteria regarding the equipment and the price of a campervan. And thirdly, the communication, service, care, and willingness of the whole EPIC CAMPERS' team towards us made our very first experience with a campervan unforgettable. From the pick up of our campervan, through driving more than 6000 km around both islands of New Zealand without any problems, to some regular checks of the campervan and the return, everything went smooth, everything was discussed in a friendly way, and everything ran without any troubles. We really can't be more grateful to these guys, and if you are searching for similar needs as we did, you want to support a small, local business, you want to be treated not as "just another customer" but as a traveler talking to another traveler providing something special to you, and you want to have an EPIC time in New Zealand, go for EPIC CAMPERS!!! The name of the business says its all!!! EPIC CAMPERS, thank you once again!
Connor & Natalia
10/10 We needed a van at the last minute and were provided with one in less than 24hours of making the booking. When we arrived to pick up the van, Andy was frantically trying to help another customer who was remote and stranded. The genuine care he showed made us feel safe no matter where we went. The vehicle was a dream, everything was clean and we had all that we needed from bedding to utensils and a gas burner. It's a nice little business, run out of home and the staff genuinely care about giving you the best experience.
We had Phoebe for almost a month and she served very well as "bed on wheels".
We would be returning customers at any time! Done 5900 hassle free km's in total.
If you are after a trouble free, affordable camper van - rent one from Epic!
While looking for an option for me and my wife to rent a campervan for Christmas and New Year, we realized we were quite late and the renting market was limited. That is when we found Epic Campers which really made a good first impression. We went for Epic with no regret. Andy is very nice, helpful and quick to answer when we had questions both before or during the trip.
The car itself was good-looking and cosy, compact and smart interior (One small con was the engine which had to work hard to keep the speed upslope. But this wasn't a big problem for us).
Fresh and clean and with everything you need for camping. Very easy to drive and small enough for an easy parking. Perfect for a couple! We miss driving around NZ in this camper, it was perfect for a couple like us. We were happy to support the small company and highly recommend EPIC CAMPER!
We had an amazing time with Epic. The camper was easy to drive but big enough for the two of us, my boyfriend being 6ft3. All the bedding and cooking equipment was in great condition and the stove especially was great. Andy was amazingly helpful and sorted everything when we were unfortunate enough to have a huge rock shattered the windscreen only a couple of days before we were meant to be returning. Cannot recommend enough, support local and get a personal experience!
Roland & Julie Azor
Right from the initial contact in the UK Andy was upfront, honest and prompt in his responses to our questions. On pick up the van was clean and prepared thoroughly. Most importantly, throughout our 4 weeks hire the Campervan was ‘epic’. It started first time, was reliable, warm and cosy! Andy kept in contact via WhatsApp which was great customer care and we felt really supported on our journey. The whole experience for two new travellers to NZ in their 60s - was ‘epic!’ A big thank you to Andy and his team which we would thoroughly endorse. Many thanks, Roland & Julie.
We rented from Epic campers in December for a three week trip through both islands. The van itself was freshly converted and clean, comfortable and filled with everything you could need. It was easy to drive and we got the Epic Insurance which meant we didn’t have to worry about anything as New Zealand roads are particularly precarious with rather high speed limits and even in difficult terrain.
When we sustained a chipped windshield from a passing car throwing up a stone (a frequent occurrence in NZ) Andy was quick to help us in a quick patch up on the road and as the chip wasn’t serious we chose to continue without a windscreen replacement - however Andy would have organised a replacement had we wanted one. He was always extremely quick to answer questions and queries and assist us in our travels.
Having reading many mixed reviews on other van rentals but being concerned that may seemed unreliable choosing Epic campers was a critical decision in ensuring our holiday was a success.
10/10 would recommend.
We're really happy we used Epic Campers for our campervan rental (6 weeks). The booking proces is clear, fair, very smooth and personal without any hidden surprises in the pricing afterwards. We really enjoyed our camper, the vans aren't big, but put together in a very smart way so it never felt crammed. They have all you need for a great holiday and we were really surprised by how well they are maintained. Very clean and with good quality supplies and equipment. During our trip we could always reach Andy via phone / whatsapp, also for handy travel tips&tricks. Would very much recommend anyone to rent and Epic Camper!
During my time in NZ, I had a great time with my EPIC van! We had a couple of mechanical issues along the way, but Andy, the owner for EPIC Campers, was always responsive and helpful while we were on the road. He also reimbursed us for the inconveniences of the mechanical issues. The van is beautiful with a modern interior and is self contained is we were able to freedom camp in some of the most beautiful sites in New Zealand. I would highly recommend hiring an EPIC Campervan if you are looking for an amazing adventure in New Zealand!