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The Little One

Two-person, self-contained campervans perfect for travelling incognito. Custom-designed from the wheels up with comfort, style and practicality in mind.


Drive safe and smooth in the 2018+ Nissan NV350

Certified self-contained
for up to 2 people

Power up with a 240v campsite connection

Convertible living area & pull-out kitchen

Meet our self-contained campervan for two

The Little One is compact, practical, and ready for your roadie. With a comfortable sleeping area, a handy kitchenette, and effortless manoeuvrability, it's your ticket to easy-going exploration. Whether a weekend getaway or an extended journey, The Little One keeps it simple and streamlined.

2018 Nissan NV350 DX
Seats 3, Sleeps 2
1.70mW x 4.70m L x 1.9m H
Self contained

Hidden Storage

Hidden storage throughout perfect for two travellers

Warm Cabin Lighting

Touch control interior cabin lights, dimmable & low power rated


Hidden toilet – meets latest self-containment regulations

Hidden Storage

Hidden storage throughout, perfect for two travellers

Convertible Dining & Bed

Daytime dining converts to 1.5m x 2m queen size bed

Kitchen & Gas Stove

Pull out kitchenette with single burner gas stove & food prep area

Food Pantry

Ample room for storage in this ventilated cupboard

Extendable Tap & Sink

25L of onboard drinking water + grey water waste tank

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“My partner and I absolutely loved bouncing around New Zealand with this campervan! It was a great size, easy to manoeuvre around the smaller roads. Wonderful people to rent from, great little van.”

Daniel Bittman

“Definitely recommended! We travelled around NZ in ‘The Little One’ for 7 weeks and had a great time. The campervan was great, never broke down and they were always available for support when needed.”

Sven Van As

“Big Little Campers were great from start to finish. They were so informative about not only the campervan but local knowledge too. Couldn't recommend this company more”

John Taylor

No question too big
or little

Are the rental campervans suitable for freedom camping?

All our campers are certified ‘self-contained’. This means they can use designated freedom camping spots throughout New Zealand, because they carry a ‘fixed’ toilet, water and grey water tanks.

Hot tip: Popular freedom camping spots in New Zealand fill up quickly, and can’t be booked. We recommend arriving nice and early for the best chance of getting the spot you want. Find out more here and here.

What's included with my rental campervan?

We provide all you need to hit the road, included comfy bedding, gas for cooking, fresh water, and a kitchen that’s well stocked with utensils.

  • Kitchenware
  • Bedding
  • Device Charging
  • Drinking Water (2-3nights)
  • Camping Gas
  • Maps
  • On Road Trip Planning and Guidance
  • 24/7 Road Side & Emergency Assistance

Here’s the full list of everything in The Little One.

Should I buy additional insurance for my campervan?

One of the questions we get asked most is ‘Should I buy insurance with my rental campervan?’ It’s up to you – and will come down to a balance between having enough coverage, with your budget and level of comfort with some risk.

Every campervan booking with Big Little Campers includes basic insurance. We also offer an affordable premium insurance upgrade, which reduces what you’d be liable to pay if an accident were to happen.

With basic insurance, you pay a $3000 bond when you pick up your campervan.

Premium insurance reduces the bond to $0, for a daily charge of $37. The bond is the most you’d be liable to pay in the event of accidental damage.

Learn more about your campervan insurance options.

What makes this rental campervan unique?

Whilst smaller in size than some of the larger rental campervans available on the market, it’s minimalist design, clever use of space and high-end battery system make this the perfect camper for exploring New Zealand.

Fuel consumption is always a consideration so we’ve optimised the design to use light weight materials and as little material as possible to provide the best functionality without overloading the overall weight of the camper.

How does the leisure/auxiliary battery work?

All our compact campervans for hire have two main batteries: the vehicle's starting battery and an auxiliary or leisure battery used for the living area’s appliances and accessories.

  1. Starting Battery:
  • Primarily used for starting the engine and powering essential vehicle systems, this battery doesn't typically power the camper's interior appliances. It’s recharged by the vehicle's alternator while the engine is running.
  1. Auxiliary or Leisure Battery:
  • Dedicated to powering lights, appliances, and other amenities inside the campervan, the auxiliary battery will last a day or two before needing a recharge (with moderate power use). The campervan has a split-charging system to recharge the auxiliary battery.

The Little One can also plug into an electrical point at a campsite. If you’d love the extra freedom of solar panels, check out The Big One, our 3-person campervan.

What’s the storage capacity of this campervan?

You won’t have a problem storing all your gear. The Little One rental campervan has interior storage for bags, clothes and travel gear, kitchen storage, plus optional exterior storage.

Interior Storage:
This campervan features cabinets, cupboards, and storage for clothing, food, and personal items, thanks to a design which makes the most of under-seat storage, and cabinets in the kitchen area.

Kitchen Storage:
The kitchen area has storage for utensils, cookware, and food, including a high-end Dometic refrigerator.

Exterior Storage:
An optional roof box lets you extend your storage options, giving you an extra 450L of space to store gear or sporting equipment out of your living space.

Top tip: Travel with collapsible suitcases or dufflle bags. While hard-shell suitcases protect your gear, they’re a hassle to store in your campervan. You’re welcome to leave them with us (although many of our guests choose to pick up and drop off in different locations).

How do I book my rental campervan on the ferry?

Island hopping? Cook Strait ferries run between Wellington in the North Island, and Picton in the South Island.

When booking a ferry spot, select ‘campervan’ and enter the dimensions (they’re in the camper specs above). Remember to add 0.5m if you’ve chosen to rent a roof box. This shouldn’t impact the price.

There are two main operators: Bluebridge and Interislander. We’ll give you a 10% discount code for Bluebridge when you book your campervan.

Top tip: Keep an eye on the weather. Ferries may be cancelled or rescheduled due to rough weather, especially during winter. And it’s good to leave yourself plenty of time when travelling on the ferries. We recommend arriving at least 90 minutes before departure.

Book your next big
adventure, with us.

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