Mount Cook, South Island New Zealand - Aotea Campervans NZ - Campervan & Motor Home Rentals
Prices, Terms and Conditions

Rental Charges
Insurance, Excess and Bonds, Exclusions
Road Restrictions
Airport / Hotel Transfers
Driver's License
Traffic Infringements
Road side Assistance / Repairs
Vehicle Substitution / Design
Animals / Smoking

Unrolling silver fern, New Zealand
Rental Charges

All Prices are shown in NZ$ and include unlimited kilometres and GST. Fuel is not included in rates. Prices are effective 1.1.2017.

Our main depot is in Christchurch. Auckland pick-ups and drop-offs can be arranged for very long term rentals but will incur a NZ$ 400 relocation fee.

Pricing Schedule







2(+1)berth solar campervan

6-27 Days





28+ Days





Terms and Conditions

Please note: rates and conditions might be subject to change without notice.

Rental Charges, Deposits and Payments

All rental charges are calculated on a daily basis (not 24 hours basis) irrespective of pick-up time and include unlimited kilometres and GST. Payment made by credit card may incur an additional charge. Pick-ups and drop-offs are possible between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Earlier pick-up can be arranged on request. Late returns: For late arrivals of more than 60 minutes on pick-up of the vehicle, unless it is due to the late arrival of the clientís plane, NZ$ 20 will be charged per 30 minutes. A similar charge will apply for late drop-offs after 5.00 pm. After 7.00 pm, at least a full daily rental charge is charged. On reservation, a deposit of 10% of the total rental charge is required to secure the booking. The remaining charges have to be paid 30 days prior to the commencement of the hire.

The following cancellation fees apply:

If cancelled 28 days or over prior to pick-up:

No fee apart from a NZ$100 administration fee.

If cancelled 27-21 days prior to pick-up:

30% of total reservation cost.

If cancelled 20-11 days prior to pick-up:

75% of total reservation cost.

If cancelled 10-1 days prior to pick-up or no show:

100% of total reservation cost.

Early return of vehicle:

No refund for any unused portion of the rental is available.

Cheques will only be accepted as rental payment if paid at least 14 days prior to due payment dates. Cheques are not acceptable as excess / bond deposits.

Insurance, Excess and Bonds, Exclusions

A basic insurance at NZ$ 20 per day is compulsory and covers your vehicle and third party property to NZ$ 10,000,000. The excess is NZ$2000 for drivers of 21 years of age and over. It is NZ$3000 for drivers who have held a driverís license for less than 12 months. The hirer will be liable up to this amount for any damage caused in any one accident or for interior damage. A respective bond will be taken on pick-up of the vehicle. This bond will be fully refunded provided the vehicle is returned in a reasonably clean condition, with all waste and toilet tanks empty, with a full LPG bottle, without damage or involvement in an accident, without any liability to any third party, with a full petrol tank and all traffic offences paid for, and all other terms of the rental agreement having been complied with. This insurance excludes windscreen and underfloor damage; the windscreen can be insured for an additional NZ$7 per day.

Optional: Collision Damage Waiver (CDW). An additional NZ$ 15 per day (altogether NZ$ 35) will reduce the excess in case of damage to NZ$ 500. This insurance includes windscreen and underfloor damage. A bond of NZ$ 500 will be taken on pick-up.

Insurances do not cover water submersion, saltwater damage, tyre damages, incorrect use of fuel, replacement of lost keys or costs to retrieve keys locked in the vehicle, damage that is caused by theft, breakins, conversion, vandalism or fire damage that is directly attributable to the negligence of the hirer or any other passenger in the vehicle, damage or breakage of any window or screen other than windscreens, personal belongings, damages caused by wilful conduct or negligence of any person travelling in the vehicle or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, costs to retrieve a bogged vehicle, or any damage caused to the vehicle or any third party property if the vehicle is driven by an unauthorised or underage driver or if the terms of the rental agreement are breached or any damage is caused to the interior of the vehicle. If any damage is evident as a result of any breach of items as shown on the exclusions list then the hirer will be held fully responsible for the total cost of any repairs required regardless of which bond was taken.

St. Bathans, South Island, New Zealand

Road restrictions

Aotea campervans are not covered by insurance if operated on roads specified as unsuitable for campervans. These include Skippers Road (Queenstown), Ninety Mile Beach (Northland), Ball Hut Road (Mt. Cook) and North of Colville Township (Coromandel).

Airport / Hotel Transfers

Aotea Campervans provide free pick-up and drop-off service to and from Christchurch Airport and within the city boundaries of Christchurch.

Driver's License

All drivers must be 21 years or over. A current domestic (non-provisional), acceptable overseas or international driverís license has to be produced on the commencement of the hire. The driverís license has to be legible in English.

Traffic Infringements

All traffic infringements are the responsibility of the hirer.

Road side Assistance / Repairs

In the event of mechanical problems, 24 hour emergency roadside assistance is available throughout New Zealand. You will be given full details of the programme on the pick-up of your vehicle. Repairs need prior approval by Aotea Campervans (unless less than NZ$50) and will be reimbursed provided that all receipts are submitted and the hirer was not directly responsible for the damage. No responsibility will be accepted for accommodation charges, meals or out-of-pocket expenses resulting from a breakdown. Our liability extends only to refund of rental charges for any days of total loss of vehicle usage caused by a mechanical breakdown, provided the hirer notifies Aotea Campervans as soon as possible to give us the opportunity to rectify the problem. We will not be liable for costs, inconvenience or delays resulting from any problem not notified to us during the rental period.

Maori wood carvings, Waitangi, New Zealand Vehicle Substitution / Design

We reserve the right to substitute a comparable or superior vehicle at no extra cost in some circumstances. This shall not constitute a breach of contract and does not entitle the hirer to any refund. In the unlikely event that the vehicle is not available at the commencement of the rental due to it being repaired from mechanical breakdown or accident or late return from a previous rental, then Aotea Campervans will endeavour to substitute another vehicle of similar or better specifications and quality in its place. If the rental period is reduced or delayed as a result then the hirer will be entitled to a refund of any moneys paid for the period of the rental that the vehicle was not provided. Aotea Campervans will not be liable for any other costs, charges or damages (whether consequential or not) as a result of delay in providing or failure to provide the vehicle.

Layouts of vehicles might vary slightly due to manufacturer modification of designs.

Illustrations and text in any of our publications are a representation only. Refunds will not be paid for voluntary downgrade of the vehicle.

Animals / Smoking

No animals are permitted in our campervans. Smoking is not permitted inside any area of our campervans including the driverís cab at any time. Any breach of these terms will incur an extra cleaning fee.


We can prebook a ferry between North and South Island for you if requested.

Interislander ferries, Cook Strait, New Zealand

In particular, Aotea Campervans are a wholesale agent for Interislander ferries.

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