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Motorhome RV and Campervan Rentals in New Zealand

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New Zealand Depots:
Auckland and Christchurch


Early Bird Discount !
An Early Bird discount of 5% off the daily rental rate
will apply to rentals that commence 120 days after the date of booking.
This discount does not apply to the Value Pack component.
This discount can be combined with Long Term Discounts.

Long Term Discounts
21 - 34 days - 5% Off daily rental rates
35+ days - 12% Off daily rental rates
This discount does not apply to the Value Pack component
Multiple rentals are eligible for the long-term discount
There are no further long-term discounts available on Flex Rates

2016 - 2017 Flex Rates
Valid from 01 April 2016 - 31 March 2017

Flex Rates give you the very best available price for the motorhome you want to rent. If you book early and there are plenty of motorhomes available, you will pay a much lower price. If you book closer to departure date or book for a high demand period then the rate will be higher.
However, once booked, should you need to amend the dates, the prevailing rates will apply. We get advised of new flex rates each week. Therefore each quote only valid until the end of each week.

Please Contact us for this weeks Great Flex Rates

Available Vehicles for Hire
Calculation of Days: Rentals are charged per calender day (not per night)

Rates Includes:

  • Unlimited Kilometres
  • 15% GST
  • Kitchen Kit
  • Cheapa Campa Welcome Pack
  • Pre-Hire Cleaning Fees
  • Vehicle Consultation Fee
  • 24 hour Roadside Assistance
  • Camp Ground Guides
  • Complimentary Airport Transfers

Value Pack Includes:
Hitop and 2 Berth ST - Add NZD $37.50 per day.
• The maximum amount payable per rental segment for a Value Pack is $1,312.50 i.e. 35 days rental.
• The minimum amount payable per rental segment for a Value Pack will be based on the minimum rental period applicable for your rental.

4 and 6 Berth - Add NZD $48.75 per day.
• The maximum amount payable per rental segment for a Value Pack is $2,437.50 i.e. 50 days rental.
• The minimum amount payable per rental segment for a Value Pack will be based on the minimum rental period applicable for your rental.

Value pack Includes:

  • VIP Cover
  • 3% Vehicle Registration Recovery Fee / Taxes / Admin Fee
  • Linen and Bedding Kits
  • Extra Driver Fees
  • Pre-purchased gas bottle
  • Initial set of Toilet Chemicals
  • Snow Chains (on request)
  • Camping Chairs and Table
  • Baby or Booster Seats (on request).

Booking Amendments:
If you wish to make any changes to your booking (including a voluntary downgrade) the booking will be calculated by using either the original flex rate or the flex rate that is valid at the time of the booking change, depending on whichever rate is higher. There are no exceptions to this rule. The following situations are classified as booking alterations:

- Change of date for vehicle pick-up or drop-off
- Change of location (depot) for vehicle pick-up or drop-off
- Change of vehicle category
- Name change

If an amendment is made to the rental dates within 14 days of collection, no refund will be made if the length of hire is shortened (that is; the rental will be charged at the number of days originally booked). A relocation fee may apply if the collection or return location is amended within 14 days of vehicle pick up or if notification occurs during the hire.

Booking Amendment Fee:
The first change only is at no charge. The first change may involve several aspects of the reservation. The second and subsequent changes are at NZD $25 per aspect, per change.

Rental Extension
If the guest wishes to extend the rental whilst on hire, they must first obtain authorisation from Cheapa Campa Reservations. This is subject to availability. The extra cost (Gross Rate) of an extended rental must be paid by credit card over the telephone or at a Cheapa Campa Branch immediately on confirmation of the rental extension.

Whilst on hire if you decide to extend your rental duration (changing the drop-off date) by 2 days the same flex rate is used that applied on the day when you made your original booking. If you extend by 3 days or more, the booking change rule applies as outlined above.

Failure to obtain authorisation will result in the renter being charged double the daily applicable rental rate.

Other Cheapa Campa Rates
Flex Rates are completely separate to any other rate or special you may have. Flex Rates do not replace these other rates or specials; rather Flex Rates offer you another choice. Flex Rates only apply to new bookings. Cheapa Campa will not accept cancellations of any other rate scheme that are then re-booked using Flex Rates or vice versa. Flex Rates cannot be combined with any other rate scheme

Rental Charges:
Rental days are charged per calendar day. The day of pick-up is calculated as the first day of rental and the day of return is calculated as the last day of rental. Vehicles must be returned within branch hours.

What exactly is Flex?
Flex Rates allows us to offer flexible pricing, which gives you the opportunity to secure the best possible rental rate. The Flex Rates are based on a very simple system of supply and demand. So when there are a large number of vehicles available for hire from a particular branch then the rental rate is lower. This way you can benefit from the lower rates offered. Generally, this means that the earlier you book the cheaper the rate! There will also be great Standby Rates!

Branch Locations:
Cheapa Campa has branches in Auckland and Christchurch.

Branch Hours:
Branches are open seven days a week, 8am to 4:30pm. Branches will be closed Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday.

Public Holiday Surcharges:
A NZD $50 surcharge will apply to all rentals picking up and/or dropping off on National Public Holidays:

  • Anzac Day - 25th April 2016
  • Queens Birthday - 6th June 2016
  • Labour Day - 24th October 2016
  • Boxing Day - 26th December 2016
  • Day after New Year’s Day - 2nd January 2017
  • Waitangi Day - 6th February 2017

Vehicles must be collected and returned to our branches (not airports). A transfer to the Cheapa Campa branch from the Airport and vice versa is provided free of charge.

Rates include unlimited kilometres.

Our rates include a 15% GST.

Payments at Branches:
For security reasons, Cheapa Campa will only accept credit card or debit card for rental charges paid on vehicle pick up or drop off. Cash payments will not be accepted at rental branches. The bond on the vehicle is only payable at pick-up by credit card or debit credit card. The bond cannot be paid with a pre-paid credit card.

Vehicle Registration Recovery Fee: (included in the Value Pack)
A charge of 3% of the total cost will be levied to cover vehicle registration, duties, other associated costs and administration fees.

Road User Charge Recovery Fee:
The Road User Charge Recovery Fee will be calculated and collected on return of the vehicle based on the kilometres travelled during the hire.

he fee per 100km is as follows:
Hitop:    Nil
2 Berth ST: NZD $6.22
4 Berth:      NZD $6.62
6 Berth:      NZD $6.62

We reserve the right to amend the Road User Charge Recovery Fee upon Government intervention.

Credit Cards:
We only accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club. Visa and MasterCard will incur an additional 2% surcharge on any transaction. American Express and Diners Club will incur an additional 4.5% surcharge on any transaction.
Exchange Rate / Currency Variations:
All credit card transactions are conducted in New Zealand dollars. Due to exchange rate fluctuations there could be some variance in the amount refunded compared to the amount initially charged. We do not accept any liability for variances up or down. Refunds by credit card can take up to 15 working days depending on the renter’s Financial Institution.

Rental Duration:
The minimum rental for all vehicles is five days.

Between 15 December 2016 and 10 January 2017, a minimum rental period of 14 days applies.

Minimum rental periods are subject to change during peak periods.

One Way Rentals:
One way rentals are available between the North and South Islands and vice versa.

The following one way fees apply:

  • North to South Rentals
    - Pick-up 01 April 2016 to 30 September 2016 a one way rental fee of NZD $100 applies
    - Pick-up 01 October 2016 to 31 March 2017 a one way rental fee of NZD $300 applies
  • South to North Rentals
    - Pick-up 01 April 2016 to 30 September 2016 no one way rental fee applies
    - Pick-up 01 October 2016 to 31 March 2017 a one way rental fee of NZD $250 applies

Driver’s Licence and Minimum Age:
A current and full motor vehicle driver’s licence is required. If the driver’s licence is not in the English language then an international driver’s licence is also required. An accredited English translation will be accepted in lieu of an international driving permit. The driver’s licence must have been held for at least two years and be valid for the whole length of the rental. The original driver’s licence must be shown at time of pick-up when the driver is present.

Drivers must be 21 years of age or over.

Campground Guides:
Each vehicle is supplied with a complimentary campground guides.

Vehicle Consultation:
On pick up of the vehicle our staff will provide a complimentary vehicle consultation. This includes an explanation of all the interior and exterior features of the vehicle as well as driving tips.

Cheapa Campa Welcome Pack:
Each vehicle is supplied with a complimentary Welcome Pack for the first night that includes some essential items.

General Equipment
Each vehicle is supplied with complimentary general equipment (such as pegs and clothes line, dustpan/brush, fire extinguisher, bucket/hose, broom, matches, ice cube tray, coat hangers and toilet chemicals).

Kitchen Equipment:
Each vehicle is supplied with complimentary kitchen equipment (such as plates, bowls, knives, forks, spoons, bottle/can opener, mixing bowls, colander, saucepans, frying pans, cooking utensils, chopping board, kettle, teapot, toaster and tea towel).

Pre-purchased Gas Bottle: (included in the Value Pack)
The gas bottle(s) is supplied full. A service fee is payable on pick up of the vehicle:

  • NZD $25 - Hitop Campervan, 2 Berth S/T Camper
  • NZD $35 - Cheapa 4 and 6 Berth Motorhomes

The gas bottle can be returned empty to Cheapa Campa at the completion of the rental. The fee applies for each part of a multiple rental.

Additional Extras:

Camping Table (included in Value Pack) NZD $24 per rental
Camping Chairs (included in Value Pack) NZD $17 each per rental
Snow Chains (included in Value Pack) NZD $50 per rental (must be pre-booked)
Linen & Bedding Kit (included in Value Pack) NZD $35 per person per rental. Includes 1 x towel, pillow, pillowcase, doona, bed sheet.
Extra Driver Fee (included in Value Pack) NZD $3 per day, per driver, per rental
Heater / Fan NZD $15 each per rental
GPS NZD $10 per day up to a max of NZD $100 per hire
Toilet Chemicals NZD $2.50 each

Baby Seats: (included in the Value Pack)
Baby seats (must be pre-booked) suitable for children from 6 months to 3 years of age can be fitted to the Motorhome Range. Cost is NZD $30 per rental. Baby seats cannot be fitted in the Cheapa Hitop and Cheapa 2 Berth ST. Children under 6 months of age cannot be accommodated in any of the Motorhomes.

Booster Seats: (included in the Value Pack)
A booster seat (must be pre-booked) suitable for a child between 3 and 8 years of age can be supplied for the Motorhome Range. Cost is NZD $30 each per rental. Booster seats cannot be fitted in the Cheapa Hitop and Cheapa 2 Berth ST.

First Aid Kits:
A First Aid kit is supplied in every vehicle. If the seal is broken or the kit is not returned the kit becomes the property of the renter and a NZD $50 fee is charged when the vehicle is returned.

Multiple Rentals:
Consecutive Cheapa Campa Motorhome/Campervan rentals can be combined to qualify for a longterm discount rate. Rentals in the United States of America, Australia and New Zealand on Star RV, Apollo, Cheapa Campa and Hippie Camper can be combined to obtain a long-term discount rate, providing travel is within a 3 month period. If drop off of a vehicle and pick up of a new vehicle occurs on the same day then a day each will be charged per respective vehicle. Multiple rentals are treated as separate rentals under the one way fee and minimum rental period conditions. This discount does not apply to completed bookings.

Ferry Reservations
Ferry reservations can be difficult to manage during high season. We recommend that a reservation is made for a 7.7m vehicle on the ferry, irrespective as to the size of the motorhome reserved, to avoid complications due to possible upgrades.

Travel Restrictions:
Two Wheel Drive Vehicles can only be driven on sealed/bitumen roads. The only exception to this is the loose road surface on any major ski field access roads or any recognised campground access road less than 12 kilometres in length.

No vehicle shall be driven on Skippers Road (Queenstown), The Crown Range Road (Queenstown), Ninety Mile Beach (Northland), Ball Hut Road (Mt. Cook) and North of Colville Township (Coromandel Peninsula).

Cheapa Campa reserves the right at its sole discretion to restrict vehicle movements in certain areas due to adverse road or weather conditions, and the distance to nominated destinations in relation to the length of the rental period.

Change of Drop Off Destination:
If the renter wishes to change the drop off destination after the rental has commenced, they first must obtain authorisation from the Cheapa Campa Head Office. Subject to the change being approved, a minimum additional charge of $750 will apply.

Although we run late model vehicles, it may happen that small repairs are required. Repairs up to NZD $100 may be affected without authorisation and will be reimbursed unless the damage is caused by the renter. For amounts over NZD $100, Cheapa Campa will need to be informed in advance. All vehicles are enrolled in the New Zealand Automobile Association and 24hr emergency roadside assistance is available.

Infringements and Administration Fees:
Cheapa Campa reserves the right to charge the renter for any speeding, toll way or parking fines not reported on return of the vehicle. In addition to these costs, Cheapa Campa reserves the right to charge for associated administration costs for processing the fines (irrespective of liability). An administration fee of NZD $75 per fine will be applicable.

Change Of Vehicle:
Should the vehicle booked be unavailable through unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to substitute an alternative vehicle without prior notification and at no extra cost. This shall not constitute a breach of contract and does not entitle the renter to a refund.

Vehicle Category:
Vehicles cannot be requested by make or model, only by vehicle category.

Voluntary Downgrade:
Should the renter decide to take a lesser vehicle than booked they will not be entitled to any refund.

Limit of Liability:
In the event of no alternative vehicle being available to the renter our liability is limited to a refund of the hire charge or in the case of mechanical failure (unless caused by the renter) the remaind of the hire period.

We reserve the right to refuse any rental at our discretion.

Service dogs are permitted to travel in our vehicles with prior permission from Cheapa. No other animals are permitted in our vehicles.

Smoking is not allowed in our vehicles.


Personal Injury:
New Zealand legislation provides limited coverage for personal injury. Cheapa Campa strongly recommends that all people travelling in New Zealand take out their own personal travel insurance.

Property Damage:
The Vehicle is insured for damage to it or damage to the property of a third party. However the renter is responsible up to the amount of the applicable Liability for the cost of such damage to third party property, or to the rented Vehicle. The renter is also responsible for the cost of demurrage for the period the Vehicle is unavailable due to repairs. The Liability applies in respect of each claim, not per rental. In addition to the Liability an administration fee of NZD $75 will be charged per claim.

The Liability is applicable regardless of who is at fault and must be paid at the time the accident is reported to Cheapa Campa, not at the completion of the rental Period. Cheapa Campa reserves the right to charge the renter for any vehicle damage including Third Party property damage not reported on return of the vehicle.

The below Standard Liability and Liability Reduction Options do not include windscreen and tyre damage (the renter is responsible for windscreen and tyre damage at all times).

Hitop & 2 Berth ST
Cost per day
Standard Liability
Liability Reduction Option 1
(max charge $630
i.e. 35 day rentals)
Liability Reduction Option 2 (VIP Cover)
(max charge $980
i.e. 35 day rentals)

4 and 6 Berth
Cost per day
Standard Liability
Liability Reduction Option 1
(max charge $1,200
i.e. 50 day rentals)
Liability Reduction Option 2 (VIP Cover)
(max charge $1,950
i.e. 50 day rentals)

** The minimum amount payable for each reduction option per rental segment will be based on the minimum rental period applicable for your rental.

For security purposes, only a credit card can be used to provide a Bond. With the Standard Liability and Liability Reduction Option 1 the bond will be debited to the credit card account immediately. When the bond is debited a non-refundable credit card administration fee will apply of 4.5% for American Express and Diners Club and 2% for Visa, MasterCard, Visa Debit and MasterCard Debit. With Liability Reduction Option 2 (VIP cover) the Bond is payable to Cheapa Campa by an open signed credit card imprint with an authorisation obtained (sufficient funds must be available) for NZD $250. The credit card holder must be present and able to sign for the Bond upon vehicle collection. The credit card holder is jointly and severally liable for any damage to the rental vehicle.

The Bond is fully refundable when the vehicle is returned to the correct location on time, is full of fuel and all other terms of the Rental Contract have been complied with. If there is damage to the vehicle on its return, the Bond will be used to cover the cost of such damage up to the amount of the relevant Liability. However, if the terms of the Rental Contract are breached and the Bond is insufficient to cover the damage then any extra cost will be charged. Refunds by credit card including bond refunds can take up to 15 working days depending on the renter's Financial Institution.

Bond Roll Overs are permitted for multi hires only within the same brand and same country when the bond is banked.

Full Responsibility:
At all times the renter is responsible for:

  • Damage caused where the terms of Rental Contract have been breached.
  • Damage caused by negligence.
  • Damage caused to the Vehicle in any way by part or total water submersion or salt water.
  • Damage caused due to a single vehicle roll over.
  • Damage caused to tyres and windscreen.
  • Damage caused to the Vehicle by the renter’s wilful conduct.
  • Damage caused to the Vehicle when using the Vehicle in contravention of any legislation or regulation controlling vehicular traffic.
  • Damage or loss caused to any personal belongings.
  • Damage caused due to use of incorrect or contaminated fuel.
  • Damage to the awning, overhead or underbody of the Vehicle.
  • Damage caused to the Vehicle by the use of snow chains.

Rates / Terms / Conditions:
Are subject to change without notice.

Shortening of Rental Period:
If a renter shortens their hire period by more than a week - it may be treated as a cancellation of the whole booking and a re-booking. This depends on when the amendment takes place and how many days of hire are being cancelled. Please ensure you always have travel insurance in place.

Cancellation Fees:

If cancelled 22+ days prior to pick up - No Fee
If cancelled 7 to 21 days prior to pick up 20% of Total Rental (minimum $250)
If cancelled less than 7 days prior to pick up 50% of Total Rental (minimum $250)
If cancelled on the day of pick up or no show 100% of Total Rental (minimum $250)
There is no refund for late pick up or early return of vehicle.

Travel Insurance:
We strongly recommend that renters ensure they take out the highest level of Travel Insurance.


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