Discover NZ Motorhome Rentals Review

Rated 4.9 / 5 from 4 reviews

Editors Review

Last Updated: 7/ 31/19 

Discover NZ Motorhomes is a small motorhome hire company that offers 2-6 berth campervans and motorhomes. They have depots in Auckland and Christchurch with facilities in Nelson, Picton, and can arrange a location to Blenheim, Queenstown, Greymouth, or Wellington.

About Discover NZ Motorhome Rentals 

Founded in 2003, Discover NZ Motorhomes continues to be a nice, family-owned business that specialises in campervans and motorhomes for hire. The owners are very hands-on with their business, giving a customized trip to each rental. If your concern is about where your money will be going, you can rest assured that it is going to a family operation that puts its dollars into their community. With their main branch in Nelson, along with two depots and multiple pickups and drop-off locations, it's easy for renters to get and return the unit. 

With many depots, this gives you the opportunity to roam around NZ conveniently. But of course, there's a need for you to understand all specific rules and regulations per district. Make everything easier by checking out this amazing NZ freedom camping tool ahead of time. 


Discover NZ now focuses on modern motorhomes, which are mainly 2018 to 2019 models. Since these are pretty new units, the rates no longer settle within the budget range―now on the mid-range rates perhaps. Still, if you want an economical choice for two, they still have their budget 2 berth Hiace, which could be older but still reliable. All their vehicles are well-maintained and come with a nice layout. Plus, there are a lot of extras that are considered standard on these models, some not found with other vehicle rental companies, but mostly, they are competitive with their counterparts. Some extras include cooking utensils, chemical toilets, beddings, towels, and even complimentary transfers! The prices will be included in your quote for these items. 


2 Berth Hiace

Their 2 berth Hiace accommodates those travellers who are on a budget. Distinctively, this unit provides a bit more above the standard model. It has a bigger interior space―thanks to its extended roof area. A 6-speed manual camper, the facilities included are 2-burner gas hob, heater, fridge, and cold water. Despite the limited amenities, this fully carpeted camper is a decent choice for couples. 

2+1 Berth

An upgraded choice for 2 to 3 people, this deluxe campervan is suitable for those eyeing for extra space and some frills. This is great for those who are planning for longer rentals. Unlike the most typical 2 berth campervans, this unit sports a shower and cassette toilet, as well as a nice kitchen, and convertible rear lounge. With its thermostatically controlled gas heating system, you'll have the most comfortable stay inside the camper. You have two options for this unit―a manual or an automatic transmission. 

4-6 Berth Imala

The latest motorhome on offer is this 4/6 berth Imala that showcases a premium Fiat Ducato, with he powerful diesel turbo engine. This automatic camper offers great safety features for the entire family, including ECS, ABS, central locking, electronic control, engine immobiliser, and more. The two forward-facing seats come with lap and diagonal seatbelts for child seat option while the opposite seat offers two extra lap belts. The full kitchen has a gas oven, separate grill, microwave, 3-way fridge, and more. The bathroom, on the other hand, is another nice area inside. It provides a hand basin, electric flush toilet, and a separate shower area. 


The bond for the vehicle amounts to NZ$5000, which is payable via credit card. Of course, you can reduce this by paying an additional amount per day. An additional NZ$20 per day reduces your excess to $1500, NZ$30 per day to $250, and NZ$40 per day to $0. The last insurance options already include tyres/glass cover. If you want to include windscreen and glass cover, just pay an extra NZ$50 per hire per vehicle.


Discover NZ has a fairly stellar reputation among other motorhome companies. This is due to their involvement in handling customer concerns swiftly and without hassle. The vast majority of customers report extreme satisfaction with the quality of the company’s vehicles and the service that they get. Basically, the reputation of this company is one that gives a personal and solicitous touch without the hefty price tag of a luxury rental company. Most ratings give Discover a 10 out of 10 when it comes to customer service and reliable operating equipment. That includes the vehicle’s mechanical components as well as the interior living space equipment. If something is not right with what you get, be sure to let them know while you’re still there, and they will fix it for you with a smile. Apparently, problems do not occur often for this company, and when they do, they are handled with the swiftness and care you’d expect from a luxury company, directly by the owners.


This is one of the best motorhome companies you’ll find on the market. They bend over backward to make their customers happy. They have a wide variety of motorhomes that they can offer at decent prices for a nice holiday that is practically worry-free.

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  • Good reputation
  • Good choice range
  • Lots of depot options


  • Caters to groups up to 6 persons only


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L. Donald - avatar not loaded
, New Zealand
1 Review

"Amazing Company!"

  • Reviewed 1 year ago

Charlie was exceptional! Me and my son had a 4-berth camper for 3 weeks and whenever we had a problem, he was always quick to answer the phone. He answered with amazing explanation, and it made total sense. Charlie picked us up from the airport without a fuss and made us feel quiet special. He was very talkative and such an exceptional man as he works to clean and deliver campers around NZ mostly by himself. Charlie deserves all the money in the world!!

5Service 5Mechanical 5Interior 5Value
S. soup - avatar not loaded
, New Zealand
1 Review


  • Reviewed 3 years ago

i had such an amazing time with my family in a 6 berth for 2 weeks. Charlie was amazing with his service towards us and would always pick up his phone when we had any questions. Also Charlie picked us up and droped us off at the airport without a fuss. When we showed up he was washing a camper and it looked exeptional after he had finished it. Charlie works on his own and man does he work hard.
Thankyou so much Charlie and i am sure my family will be regular visitors from here on out.

5Service 5Mechanical 5Interior 5Value
Mike Ringland - avatar not loaded
, Australia
1 Review

"Exceptional Motorhome hire experience"

  • Reviewed 4 years ago

Tony and his team (David & Lee) were such a pleasure to deal with. Tony went way out of his way to help us when our holiday was cut short due to the Covid-19 virus and was always available during our holiday to field any calls relating to the operation of the vehicle. The Imala 730 is a very well laid out motorhome and as there was just the 2 of us there was plenty of room to relax in at the end of a days driving. Our Imala even had a roll-out awning which we only got to use a couple of times due to the rather cool air in the afternoon. Overall we would highly recommend Discover NZ motorhome hire, thanks again Tony

5Service 5Mechanical 4Interior 5Value
A. Murdoch - avatar not loaded
, United Kingdom
1 Review

"Wonderful Hire company"

  • Reviewed 5 years ago

They are utterly helpful and friendly. All the staff I spoke to were great. The 2 berth hiace I hired was perfect.

5Service 5Mechanical 5Interior 5Value