Budget Finder


The Hi Top Budget Camper is one of our most popular vehicles - and it's easy to see why. Creative design and clever use of space means 2 - 3 people can travel and live in total comfort. The driving cabin has seating for three with a radio/cassette. The extra vertical space in the living area creates an airy, spacious feeling and ease of movement - and a good-sized double bed and roomy single make for comfortable sleeping. Every drawer and cupboard reveals a surprise - fridge, stove, wardrobe, crockery, cutlery, linen, towels and much more. With the Hi Top Budget Camper you not only get freedom and comfort to travel where you wish, you can also enjoy the economy and ease of an engine running on unleaded petrol with manual transmission. Everything you need to take you to your New Zealand Adventure holiday.

Please browse our Accessories for great rental rates on awning kits, outdoor furniture, solar showers and other great products for camping in comfort and style.

Rental Rates

Days 1-30
1 May -
30 Sep
1 Nov -
15 Dec
16 Dec -
10 Jan
11 Jan -
28 Feb
5-20 $45 $28 $55 $70 $140 $120 $95
21-35 $40 $25 $50 $65 $135 $115 $90
36+ $40 $22 $45 $60 $130 $110 $85

Vehicle Specifications

  • Make/Model: Toyota Hiace
  • Vehicle Age: 1999
  • Pax Capacity: 2 Adults, 1 Child
  • Fuel: Petrol
  • Fuel Consumption: Approximately 14 litre per 100km. This does depend on how the vehicle is driven.
  • Engine Specifications: 2.4 litre
  • Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
  • Power Equipment: Power steering, power assisted brakes.
  • Tyres: Tyre pressure should be checked regularly. The recommended pressure is 45psi.
  • Spare Tyre: The spare tyre is located under rear of the vehicle.
  • Tools: The tool kit is in the sliding door step area.
  • Seating Configuration: Seatbelts for three in the front driving cab.
  • Entertainment: AM/FM Radio, CD Player and Plugin MP3.
  • Cigarette Lighter: 12V, which is suitable to charge up phone/camera batteries.
  • Baby/Booster Seat Info: One seat can be fitted rear or forward facing in the middle seat in the driver’s cab. This is a tight fit.
  • Sleeping Configuration: One double bed 1.85m x 1.5m and one single 1.95m x 1.17m.
  • Gas Cooker: 2 ring cooker with griller ignited by match.
  • Microwave: No
  • Gas Bottle: A 4.5kg bottle.
  • Fresh Water Tank: 40 litre.
  • Waste Water Tank: None
  • Lighting: Interior lights operate off 12V batteries and 240V.
  • Heating: Rear cabin heating operates on 240V when plugged in at a camping ground only.
  • Fridge Freezer: The fridge operates on 12V battery whilst driving and on 240V mains when plugged in at a camp ground. The fridge will automatically switch over between the two supplies. Fridge capacity 55 litre. There are two 12V batteries, one for starting the engine and the other for domestic 12V system.
  • Shower/Toilet: No
  • Power Supply: 240V mains and 12V battery. The 240V mains power operates when the exterior power cable is plugged in at a camp ground. There are two 12V batteries, one for starting the engine and the other for domestic 12V system.
  • Storage: Ample cupboard space, storage under seats at rear of vehicle. Additional luggage storage at Budget Branches.
  • Fly Screens: Placed on upper cabin windows in living area.
  • Flooring: Easy to care for linoleum.
  • Exterior Access: Side door, with rear doorstep.
  • Equipment Provided: Crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, pots, frypan, grater, chopping board, colander, potato peeler, salad/serving bowls, storage containers, toaster, kettle, teapot, coffee plunger, bucket, brush and shovel, sleeping bags or duvet, blankets, pillows, sheets, towels, teatowels, heater, electric jug, cloths pegs and line, fire extinguisher, LPG gas bottle, maps and camping ground guide book.
  • Internal Walk-Through Access: No
  • Certified Self Contained: No
  • Fire Extinguisher: Yes
  • AA 24 hour roadside Assistance: Yes
  • Awning: Side awning is available to hire for $35, Great for relaxing out the front of your campervan
  • Internal Height: 1.82m
  • External Height: 2.10m
  • Width: 1.75m
  • Length: 4.70m
  • PLEASE NOTE that, due to popular demand, Budget Campers now offers pick up and/or drop off in Wellington, Picton, Greymouth, Dunedin, Nelson and Queenstown.
    However, please note that a surcharge of NZ$695 applies per pick up and/or drop off. 
  • REMOTE LOCATION HIRES Please note the following changes to our providing this service:
    • No pick ups or drop offs at remote locations from 20 December to 10 January (inclusive).
    • From 11 January to 19th December (inclusive) a 14 day minimum hire period applies.
  • Unlimited kilometres and GST (15%).
  • All charges are calculated on a daily basis, not a twenty-four hour day.
  • For all rental vehicles, there is a minimum period of five days.
  • Courtesy airport transfers before and after your hire are included in the price.
  • Your standard excess/deductible is $2,800 NZD ($3,500 NZD for drivers aged under 25 years).
  • Bond waiver is $25.00 NZD per day (standard) or $32.00 NZD per day for drivers aged under 25 years. Maximum charge is for 40 days.
  • We do not deduct the bond from your credit card. Debits cards without the excess reduction purchased will have the bond deducted from the card.
  • Multiple windscreen and tyre cover are included in the excess reduction option.
  • We do not charge for extra drivers.
  • Free starter pack, regional and activities guide.
  • Comprehensive road atlas supplied on loan.
  • Nationwide AA road side service.
  • Rates and conditions may be subject to change. Rates are available only to customers booking directly through Tui Rentals Group.
  • Special discounted rates apply for rentals of more than 50 days. Details are available on application.
  • Consecutive campervan rentals from New Zealand Budget Campers and Australia Tasmania Campers can be combined to earn generous long-term rental discounts.
  • Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge of 2% for Visa or MasterCard.