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McRent 2021 / 2022 Motorhome Hire in New Zealand

Early Bird Discounts
5% Discount for Bookings 120 days before rental
7.5% Discount for Bookings 180 days before rental
Long Term Discounts
8% Discount for Rentals between 21 and 34 days
15% Discount for Rentals 35 days and over

  Depot Locations:
Auckland - Christchurch
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2021 / 2022 Season Dates
Low Season
Low Season 1
01 April - 31 October
min 5 days
01 November - 15 December
min 5 days
Peak Season
Shoulder Season
16 December 21 - 28 February 22
min 14 days
01 March - 31 March
min 14 days
Please note: Shorter rentals on request

2021 / 2022 Flex Rates
Valid from 01 April 2021 to 31 March 2022

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!
Urban Plus
Compact Plus
Family Standard
Family Plus
Family Luxury
Comfort Standard
Comfort Plus
Comfort Luxury
Please note: Family Plus & Family Luxury vehicles are not equipped with an Awning / Bike Rack.

The above rates include:

  • Unlimited mileage
  • GST (Goods and Services tax)
  • Comprehensive Insurance coverage with excess of NZD 7,500 per case of damage
  • Third-party liability insurance with a global limit of indemnity of NZD 10 Mio.
  • Camper Care 24hr Roadside Assistance
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Dethleffs Security Package
  • Awning
  • In part Reversing Camera
  • Air conditioning in Drivers Cabin
  • Bike Rack (not suitable for E-bikes)
  • Saturday fee
  • Bedding / Towel set & Crockery
  • TV (free to air channels, DVD, USB)
  • 1 Bottle of gas provided
  • Chemicals for the toilet
  • Outside cleaning after use
  • Electrical power lead (15m), Water hose, Watering can

Short Term Specials:
To fill in gaps between rentals, we may at times be able to offer Short Term Specials. These may include unlimited kilometres or it may include a specific number of kms and in this case, any extra kms will be charged at NZD 0.60 per km.

Bedding Set
per person
Towel Set
per person
NZD $27
per rental
NZD $19
per person
Kitchen Set
per vehicle
Bike Rack
must request.
Baby Seat (0 - 4 years)
NZD $50
per seat per rental
Booster Seat (4-8 years)
NZD $30
per seat per rental
NZD $7
per day / Max. NZD $210
(free to air channels, DVD, USB)
Airport Transfers
Airport AKL to Depot
Depot to Airport AKL
Airport CHC to Depot
Depot to Airport CHC


up to 6 passengers
up to 6 passengers
up to 6 passengers
up to 6 passengers
City Centre Transfers
City Center AKL to Depot
Depot to City Centre AKL
City Center CHC to Depot
Depot to City Centre CHC

NZD $30
NZD $30
NZD $45
NZD $45

up to 6 passengers
up to 6 passengers
up to 6 passengers
up to 6 passengers
Please note: the surcharge for city center transfers is paid by the customer directly to the driver.
Saturday Surcharge
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Emptying Toilet
NZD $250
per rental, if required
Amendment Fee
NZD $21
per amendment
Diesel Charge
NZD $2.50
per litre (if not returned full) if required
Late Return
NZD $50
per hour up to the daily rate
Inside Cleaning
NZD $500
per vehicle, if required
Snow Chains
NZD $70
per rental
Extra Driver
per rental
RUC (road user charge)
NZD $0.08
per km ** Compulsory - paid at time of drop off
WIFI Unlimited
NZD $10
per day
Return gas bottle empty
NZD $40
Hygiene Fee
NZD $134
per rental, (Mandatory)
CDW Insurance Option 1
NZD $39
per day - Reduces Liability from NZD $7,500 to NZD $1,000 per damage (CDW) *
CDW Insurance Option 2
NZD $69
per day - Reduces Liability from NZD $7,500 to NZD $500 per damage (CDW) *    RUC included (Road User Charge)
* Limited for the first collision only. Applies only in case of accident. Deductible for any following collisions is NZD $7,500 per claim.

One Way Airport Transfers:
From Auckland / Christchurch Airports to the McRent Depot / Station.

  • Auckland Airport to depot - Transfers up to 6 persons - Free
  • Depot to Auckland Airport - Transfers up to 6 persons - Free
  • Christchurch Airport to depot - Transfers up to 6 persons - Free
  • Depot to Christchurch Airport - Transfers up to 6 persons - Free

Saturday Pick Up and Drop Off
Pick up and Drop off on a Saturday is available - This service is included in the daily rates.
Depots are closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Pick up and Drop Off Times:

Pick Up - Monday to Friday: 9am to 3.00pm
            - Saturday: 9am to 12:00pm
Drop Off - Monday to Friday: 9am to 3.00pm
            - Saturday: 9am to 11am

Late & Early Drop Offs:
If the vehicle is returned after the time that was agreed in writing, we charge NZD $50 for every extra hour or part of an hour (but not more than the total daily rate for every day late) and pass on any claims for compensation for damages that may be asserted by the next renter or another person due to a late receipt of the vehicle.If the vehicle is returned before the expiration of the agreed rental period - there is no refund for unused days unless the vehicle can be rented to another party.

Not included: 
Fuel and operating costs are to be borne by the renter. The vehicles are handed over with full fuel tanks and they are to be returned with full fuel tanks. Otherwise McRent charges NZD $2.50 per litre of diesel.
Road User Charge is collected at the time of drop off.

Road User Charge
The Road User Recovery Fee will be invoiced to the customer after the rental based on the kilometres travelled during the hire. The current fee is NZD $0.08 for every kilometre travelled.
We reserve the right to amend the Road User Recovery Fee upon Government intervention.

One Way Rentals: 
01 October to 31 March - Christchurch to Auckland - NZD $150

01 April to 30 September - Christchurch to Auckland - FREE
01 October to 31 March - Auckland to Christchurch - NZD $250
01 April to 30 September - Auckland to Christchurch - NZD $100

Hygiene Fee:
We are glad to inform you about our extended hygiene policy. Cleanliness and a high hygiene standard has always been part of our quality measures. Nevertheless, McRent has now implemented some additional measures to exceed the current hygiene standards.

We have certified hygiene officers, who will train our whole cleaning staff. So at all rental stations the vehicles will be cleaned and disinfected according to the guidelines of our certified hygiene offices. Moreover all stations are now equipped with professional disinfection devices. Air conditioning systems, ventilation shafts and the interior of the vehicle will be disinfected with these professional tools. On this occasion we take special care of the points, which are touched very often by the customers, such as the steering wheels, gear levers, keys, handbrakes, door handles, drawer handles, buttons, touch panels, etc.

When entering the vehicle, customers will find the attached sign and some hygiene tips for the campsites, which will help to stay safe during their trip. For the additional and time-consuming Antiviral Cleaning Procedures a Hygiene Fee will be charged. This Hygiene Fee will be mandatory for all rentals with Pick-Up on or after 1 July 2020. The surcharge only applies for new bookings. Existing bookings remain unaffected.

Drivers Age / Licence / Weight of Vehicle:
Minimum age is 25 years, and must have held a full drivers licence for a minimum of 2 years (restricted licences are not accepted) before rental. No maximum age. For the Premium range - you are required to hold a licence that allows you to drive a vehicle over 3.5 tonnes. Please check vehicle weight and your licence. Additional driver is Free.

Security deposit / Refundable bond:
The security deposit of NZD $ 7,500 must be paid at the start of a rental.
Excess reduction options include:
CDW Insurance Option 1 - NZD $39 per day to reduce the excess to NZD $1,000 per damage. *
CDW Insurance Option 2 - NZD $69 per day to reduce the excess to NZD $500 per damage *  (RUC included).

* Limited for the first collision only. Applies only in case of accident. Deductible for any following collisions is NZD $7,500 per claim.

Please note: For rentals up to 30 days - the security deposit will be blocked not deducted from the credit card. For rentals of more then 30 days, the security deposit will continued to be deducted from the credit card.

Liability and Comprehensive Insurance Protection:
The renter bears the costs of any damage that occurs during the rental period while using the vehicle in accordance with the contract up to NZD $7,500 per case of damage.

If the damage is caused by intent or gross negligence, especially if the renter was unable to drive due to the consumption of drugs or alcohol, the liability limitation does not apply. The same applies to any damage caused by not observing traffic sign 265 (maximum vehicle height on a road). Despite the agreed limitation of liability, the renter is moreover fully liable for any damage caused by failure to observe the vehicle dimensions (vehicle height and width), by improper loading and unloading and by the load or by driving backwards without being directed.

The renter is liable for any damages claimed by a third party against him/her or against McRent that the renter has caused to a third party during the use of the object of rental. The renter is liable for all fees, levies, fines, and punishments that are imposed on the lessor in connection with the use of the vehicle unless they are caused by fault of the lessor.

There are two liability reduction options available.
CDW Insurance Option 1 - NZD $39 per day to reduce the excess to NZD $1,000 per damage. *
CDW Insurance Option 2 - NZD $69 per day to reduce the excess to NZD $500 per damage *   (RUC included).

* Limited for the first collision only. Applies only in case of accident. Deductible for any following collisions is NZD $7,500 per claim.

An awning is affixed to all McRent motorhomes in New Zealand, but the handle to operate it is not included unless requested. Please be aware that awning damages are not covered by our insurance and a NZD $2,000 liability applies outside of the standard security deposit to cover any damages found at the end of hire.

Authorised Drivers:
The vehicle may only be driven by the renter himself / herself and by the drivers specified in the rental contract.

Visa New Zealand:
We would like to inform you that all customers from visa waiver countries, who travel to New Zealand on or after 1st October 2019, must apply for an eTA before they leave.

Detailed information about the NZeTA can be found here: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/about-visa/nzeta.

Hirer's can apply for an eTA online on the following website: https://nzeta.immigration.govt.nz/ Or via the NZeTA mobile app.

Substitute Vehicle:
In case the reserved vehicle cannot be made available at the rental station, the lessor reserves the right to provide a vehicle that is comparable in size and equipment or bigger. That will not cause any additional rental costs for the renter. If a smaller vehicle is offered and accepted by the renter, the price difference of both vehicles is reimbursed. If the provision of a bigger vehicle causes higher ancillary costs, such as ferry charges and tolls or operating costs, such costs are to be borne by the renter.

Public Holidays for New Zealand:

New Zealand 2021 / 2022 Public Holidays
02 April
Good Friday
05 April
Easter Monday
25 April
07 June
Queens Birthday
25 October
Labour Day
25 December
Christmas Day
26 December
Boxing Day
27 December
Public Holiday
28 December
Public Holiday
01 January
New Years Day
02 January
Day after New Year Day
04 January
Public Holiday
07 February
Waitangi Day

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.

The Hirer may request free date amendments to a confirmed booking up to 40 days prior to the date of the agreed commencement of the rental period subject to the Rental Company having alternative capacityand booking dates available.

The rental rates are based on the current price list valid at the time of the change, unless the hire rate for the alternative dates decreases, in which case the original rental rate will apply. Amendments within 30 days prior to commencement of the rental period are treated as per the following cancellation terms.

Cancellation Fees: 

  • - Up to 40 days before beginning of rental 30% with a minimum of NZD $500 of rental price
  • - Between 29 to 7 days before beginning of rental 50% of rental price
  • - Less than 7 days before beginning of rental 100% of rental price
  • - At rental day / day of pick up or by no show 100% of rental price
  • We also charge a nominal handling fee
  • Travel insurance can cover cancellation fees under certain circumstances. 
  • Please ask for a  brochure.

Please click here for McRent Terms and Conditions  (46 kb - PDF)

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