Recent Blog Posts
Hi guys. Well with Christmas 2015 behind us and 2016 now well under way, there is a lot of holiday campervan traffic on NZ roads. Driving in NZ is a hairy experience for some though – especially if you’re not used to driving on the left. The roads tend to be a little narrower that other countries, and you’d be doing well to find a long straight road…ours are generally jam packed with corners. And the odd pot hole. Sheep and cattle are often moved along some of the roads less traveled and your first encounter with them is always... read more
The place I’m going to tell you about – Alexandra, is about 180km form Dunedin in the South Island. Way back when New Zealand was still a relatively uncharted land, someone came across a bit of gold. It was in the 1860’s and the first ‘strike’ occurred in a place called Gabriels Gully (Lawrence, Otago). The gold discoveries quickly expanded over to the Central Otago area where many settlers braved the cold winters for the promise of great wealth. As it plunges down to below minus 10 degrees sometimes, clearly gold mining was for the hardy. read more
Travelling around NZ, one thing you’ll find is that each place you pass through has its own special brand of loyalty and pride. That place you stop by and the locals tell you how great their particular slice of paradise is and then defy you to argue the point. What ever you do, don’t. You’ll lose. For example, Cantabrians – people who live in Canterbury. read more
There are so many fabulous and diverse places to visit in New Zealand and we’d love you to be able to visit them all, so that’s why we started the Pod Rentals Instagram photo competition. read more
Rent a camper for the lowest price
We pride ourself on having the best value camper van hire in Christchurch and wider New Zealand, and being a small company we focus on providing the best service possible to our customers. We want you to have a stress free holiday in this amazing part of New Zealand, so we make a huge effort to ensure that you can have a cheap but comfortable camper van holiday from Auckland, Picton, Queenstown or Christchurch.
Comfortable and environmentally friendly vehicles
If you want to make your cheap campervan hire even more comfortable, we offer a number of extras for hire including solar showers, privacy tents that can be used for both the toilet and solar shower, a two person sleeping tents for extra passengers and GPS units.
Because we want to protect New Zealand's natural environment, uniquely all of our rental vans have a grey water container and come with a cassette toilet - you won't find that in many other backpacker style campers! We want you to genuinely embrace the freedom that camping offers so when you rent a camper van from us we will provide you with everything you need to get away from the tourist traps and experience the real New Zealand, without negatively impacting on the environment.
Did you know you may also be in the line for a discount based on your occupation, age and whether you stay at one of our partner backpackers or camping grounds? If you are a member of the armed forces, emergency services or over 65, check out the 'Discounts' page and see what you are further entitled to, just for choosing a Pod camper van rental! If you support our partners by staying at the Pinewood Lodge in Queenstown, the Workotel in Christchurch or the Fat Cod Backpackers in Picton, you can save 10% on your booking - make sure you check the discounts page to ensure you are getting the best possible New Zealand campervan deal.
Operating in Christchurch, Queenstown, Picton and more
If you are planning a longer term campervan hire, it pays to make contact with us through our website and we can discuss making your Pod camper van rental even more affordable. If you book more than 35 days, you will automatically receive a 15% long term hire discount - this will even be added on top of another discount that you may be claiming, potentially discounting your campervan booking by hundreds of dollars.
Get in touch and see if you are eligible for a discount
Being a family owned campervan rental business based in the Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes area, our priority is looking after you and making your trip an unforgettable experience. What we offer you is a high standard of personal service and a great product. If you follow us on Facebook and Twitter you will be able to see our latest campervan deals as soon as they come online so you won't miss out. We are always keen to hear about your experiences with The Pod Campervans, so feel free to send us some photos of your Pod in some great locations throughout New Zealand and we will post them on the site.
Embrace freedom with The Pod!