62 Rankers Reviews
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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Andy and his team are a cut above the rest. Great customer service, friendly and couldn't do enough for you (Andy even lent me his areopress for two weeks).
I booked an Epic Camper whilst on a business trip to escape the soul-less routine of staying in hotel rooms. I'm so glad I did. Touring the North Island with it's incredible vistas and idealic locations gave me the ultimate feeling of freedom.
The campers are well thoughout set up with everything you need to freedom camp throughout the trip. It's easy to convert the area at bedtime and feels super comfortable and safe.
Andy creates a great all round experience for his customers whilst keeping his prices competitive,
I am already planning another trip and will be back to use one of Andy's fleet.
Access savings worth hundreds of $$ on Top Ranked NZ Accommodation and Activities for just $1 per day.
Camila & Cory
Having an Epic Campervan was a great experience. We were able to set the pick up and drop off hassle free. The van had a lot of amenities that made out while trip easier, like a converter plug that allowed us to charge our computer and camera batteries wherever we were. The benefit to hire a van from a family owned business is that you are dealing directly with them, and they will make sure to help you as best as they can.
We spent 10 days going around the North Island with our epic camper. 'Bessie' (the name of our camper) was very comfortable and easy to drive, in town and on the winding rural roads. The way the camper is organized inside made it easy to set up for the night and pack back up in the morning to head-out and explore. It is a small campervan but we knew that going in so that was well within our expectations.
Andy was a very generous host and got us all prepped and going. He was available to answer questions and had plenty of hints and tips for us. He gave an extra big blanket which was extremely useful given the fact it was still very early spring.
A perfect experience. Andy was helpful throughout the booking process and showed us everything we needed to know about the van before we left. He answered all of our questions about the van and gave us some tips on things to do while in New Zealand.
We had a 2 month long rental so unfortunately got a chip in the windscreen (like most people do when in New Zealand for this long!). Andy booked us into a garage straight away ensuring it was close to us and didn't interfere with our holiday plans.
Andy was available to call when needed throughout our 2 month trip and checked in to make sure everything was well. Picking up and dropping off the van was very easy.
I cannot recommend Epic Campers enough. The value for money is excellent, with the vans being young and in perfect condition for a very reasonable price compared to other companies.
Epic Campers responds:
Hey Emma, thanks so much for the kind words. We're super happy that you had such a good time exploring NZ. Thanks for being an awesome customer! All the best, Andy.
Epic campers was a perfect camper for our 3 week New Zealand Road trip. It's smaller size made it super easy to drive on New Zealand's curvy roads and perfect to park anywhere in and out of the cities. It also saved on gas money compared to bigger RV's. It is perfect for summertime free camping and excellent for holiday parks all year round. The bed was comfy and the drive was smooth. They gave us excellent personable and friendly service.
Epic Campers responds:
Thanks Joe, appreciate the review and glad you loved the camper! Cheers, Andy
Absolutely loved our camper! Has everything you need and is super comfy and cosy even through the colder winter months. Amazing experience travelling the north island, definitely the best way to travel. Andy was fantastic, quick response throughout from booking to finish and helpful with recommendations when needed. EPIC EXPERIENCE
Epic Campers responds:
Thank you Ellie! So glad you enjoyed your trip. Enjoy your year in NZ (maybe you'll find you won't be able to leave like me haha) All the best, Andy.
Léa & Manu
FR: Nous avons loué Tess pour un mois en Juillet. Nous avons fait plus de 6000 km sans aucun problème. Le van est parfait pour deux, bien aménagé de façon moderne et propre. Tout l'intérieur est bien pensé, peut être qu'un peu de lumière en plus pour les longues soirées d'hiver serait bienvenue. Le van est aussi agréable à conduire, surement car il est relativement récent (moins de 200.000 km au compteur).
Enfin, Andy a été super et très disponible avant, pendant et après.
EN: We have rent Tess for one month, in July. We have done more than 6000 km without any issue. The van is perfect for two people, really well agenced in a modern and clean way. Everything inside is well thinked, maybe for the long winter nigth, a little more light could be appreciated.
The van is also really great to drive, maybe because it is not old at all (less than 200.000 km when we rent it).
Furthermore, Andy were very disponible for us, before, during and after !
When first looking into travelling to New Zealand, my friend and I tossed up about whether to hire a car and stay at hostels or a campervan to keep us on the road and experience living in a van. We are so happy and thrilled that we chose the latter. The experience that we had with Epic Campers was both personal, fun and completely New Zealand owned! Which I loved. I found the website through Rankerz NZ and read rave reviews from previous people's experiences, which made me choose Epic Campers. Our beautiful van, Jazz, was the dream fit for both my friend and I and had plenty of sneaky tricks of hiding everything you need away whilst easy to keep neat and clean when on the road. The bed was super comfy and big enough for both of us, as well as the bedding kept us warm in the cold nights of NZ winter towards Lake Taupo. Our only concern was the van's ability to climb the various mountainous drives, but Jazz kept us safe and on the road. Jazz wasn't great on fuel however she made up for it getting around in a small compact van which was easy to drive and maneuver along the dangerous roads. We loved that it wasn't too flashy for being a tourist van or that it wasn't heavy and clunky to drive and live in.
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and Andy was a dream to deal with, both in person and always ready to help you out when you're on the road. A very personal experience which both my friend and I want to thank Andy for letting us see his beautiful country using his company.
Jemima and Sam
Our decision to chose Epic Campers for our month travel around New Zealand was a great idea! Prior and during the trip Andy's quick response and help with any issues we had was flawless. We loved the personal touch that Epic Campers offers. The campervans are fully equipped with everything that we needed for the month and the size was perfect. As soon as we arrived to pick up our campervan you can see how much Andy loves his business and thinks of the little things. We will definitely be advising this company to our friends!
For our first visit to NZ we chose Epic Campers based on the reviews we found and their offering. It was the perfect choice. The car had just the right size for the two of us (my daughter and me). Everything we needed was already on board. The interior is well thought out and provides enough space for two persons. The beds were comfortable and fly screens helped to keep the bugs out. When there was a question, Andy was very responsive and helpful.
It was an absolute pleasure doing business with Andy.
Thanks Andy, it was a brilliant trip.
I chose Epic Campers for my month long trip to NZ based on the reviews I saw here. After returning from my trip, I can't imagine a better decision. Andy was an absolute pleasure to do business with. From the start he was very helpful working with me on rental dates as my trip had some unexpected changes. Then throughout my time with the van, he was very responsive to my questions via whatsapp. The van was well suited for the my travels having everything I needed and well thought out design by Andy. I had no issues with the van during my rental and it was a smooth drive. I look forward to using Epic campers again for another trip! Thanks Andy!
Had a great, short but great, trip with Epic Campers! They have everything included to get you going, just have to bring your own food.
We had the most amazing 6 weeks in our Epic Campervan 'Jazz'. It was most definitely the best way for us to travel New Zealand, Jazz was the perfect size for us and was done up so well, the bed was comfy and it came with everything you needed for cooking and living.
Andy was amazing from start to finish and helped us out when we needed it, booking was easy and very straightforward.
We cannot thank Andy and Epic Campers enough!!