Industry Experience

Our extensive ind​​​​​ustry knowledge means you receive unrivaled customer experience from the moment you begin your booking process.

Lowest Prices

We have established strong relationships with both local and international suppliers meaning you’re guaranteed the most competitive rates for your holiday.

24/7 Expert Support

Our industry experts are available to cater to your motorhome rental queries at all hours of the day. We’re available to help with your booking needs in 9 languages.

Trusted local and international brands

We’ve got you covered with 35 fleets across New Zealand.

We mean it when we say we’ve got you covered. Book with confidence by comparing local and international suppliers across the country. Jucy Rental, Britz, Maui, Apollo – you’ll find them all on NZ Motorhome Rentals.

Nelson Motorhome Rentals

Welcome to NZ Motorhome Rentals Nelson – with high sunshine hours all year round, this absolutely gorgeous seaside city is the crown jewel at the top of the South Island of New Zealand and an exceptional place to tour in your motorhome rental.

Nelson is an exceptional starting point for any New Zealand campervan based adventure. Being located a stone’s throw from beautiful landscapes and New Zealand’s amazing National Parks. Nelson is home to a tiny yet bustling domestic airport, can be reached with ease and maintains an exciting free adventurous spirit that is sure to get your New Zealand road adventure off on the right foot. Start your campervan adventure of a lifetime with a motorhome hire in Nelson with NZ Motorhome Rentals.

Situated at the tip of the South Island, Nelson’s high points include amazing weather all year round and incredible natural assets. The city is tantalisingly close to the world famous Marlborough Sounds and the natural wonder that is the Abel Tasman National Park. Nelson maintains an intimate and artsy centre with the highest sunshine hours in all of New Zealand. The Canterbury region and the Canterbury capital Christchurch is an added extra stunning place to begin or end your New Zealand motorhome adventure.

Let’s find your motorhome

Perform a search, compare trusted local and international brands and secure your NZ campervan rental.

Motorhome Rental Nelson

Nelson (in Maori known as Whakatu) is a city located at the top of the South Island of New Zealand. Next to Tasman Bay, the city of Nelson is renowned in New Zealand for its art scene featuring locals and crafts stores and galleries. Nelson is a popular area for its incredible caving, wine region and stunning vineyards and the internationally recognised Abel Tasman National Park. Nelson was settled in 1841, Founders Heritage Park is a great place to see the history of Nelson showcased and it features a museum with a vintage railway!

The World of Wearable Arts feature an annual show in Wellington, New Zealand. In Nelson you will find an incredible World of Wearable Art Museum. The museum puts on display the amazing garments of the Wearable Arts world harkening to the festival hosted in Wellington. The Sute Art Gallery features highly on our places to visit list. This museum is the perfect place to see the artistic that Nelson is famous throughout New Zealand for.

A visit to the Nelson region is incomplete without a trip to the incredible Abel Tasman National Park. The Park features a number of stunning walking tracks and multi-day hikes to keep you challenged and entertained. For even more stunning vistas and adventure, Nelson is a great location to launch from on your campervan blast south to the adventure capital of New Zealand – Queenstown.

Nelson is a very family friendly spot and a wonderful place to visit with the children who will treasure their memories of a motorhome trip to the sunshine capital of New Zealand. The local zoo, called Natureland, features a number of kid friendly features including a relatively close layout and low fences for optimal viewing by the smaller people amongst your party. We also recommend visiting Tahunanui Beach which is a perfect beach for for safe swimming and is the near to the Nelson Fun Park which houses a number of exciting hydroslides, bumper boats and mini golf.


“Whakatū” is the Maori word for Nelson. The term “Whakatū” has multiple interpretations and meanings. It can be translated as “to make permanent” or “to establish.” In the context of Nelson, it refers to the act of settling and establishing a place. The name “Whakatū” reflects the historical significance of the area as a place of settlement and habitation.

Get your adventure Started!