Go your own way, with Britz. Whether you want to head out on the road and explore the sights, surf the swell down at the beach, spot native wildlife in the bush, or even trek up a mountain range to take in the views – a Britz Campervan will take you there. With comfortable double beds, gas stove, microwave, toilet and shower, air-conditioning, and a fridge to keep the drinks cool, you will have everything you need for a fun and unique holiday. Britz is part of the largest campervan rental company in New Zealand and with branches in Auckland, Christchurch, and Queenstown, Britz offers many options to suit your holiday needs and budget.
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The ideal vehicle for the journey my son and I undertook - Queenstown, Lake Moke Trail, Glenorchy, Diamond Lake Freedom Camping site, Dart Trail, Te Anea, Doubtful Sound cruise from Manapouri, DOC camp site at Cascade Creek, Milford Sound cruise, DOC camp site at Mount Cook, the Hooker track, the Earth and Stars Astro Cafe at Mount John, Akaroa, Christchurch. A great introduction to see some of the highlights of South Island in eight days.
The GPS provided made navigation easy and gave information about campsites and servicing the vehicle.
Only criticism: the introduction to the vehicle was a bit "light". Suggestions: include aluminium foil so cleaning of the barbeque is minimised; include paper roller towel as the cloth towels do not dry easily.
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Van was really spacious and clean. We really enjoyed the stay in it.
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We hired a Britz Explorer for our 2 week honeymoon, exploring the North Island from Russell to Napier. On pickup our fridge was not cold. This ended up being a dead fridge, which we were requested to travel a 2 hour journey out of our way to have a mechanic confirm. On the return journey we experienced rain which managed to find its way into the rear of the campervan resulting in a sodden corner of the mattress. We reported this to Britz support and they informed us to return to Britz in Auckland where they had arranged a changeover vehicle. On arriving at Britz Auckland, none of the staff knew anything of our issue and we ended up waiting for 3 hours while they cleaned, repaired and handed over the replacement which had broken crockery storage requiring us to wrap crockery in tea towels before departing Britz. We were later dissappointed to learn that the replacement truck had been supplied with no towels or a water hose. On hand-back, Britz were apologetic and refunded 2 days of our rental. We'll be back to NZ but next time we'll avoid the Britz experience.
For us, the campervan was a wonderful way to explore NZ. It allowed us to cook our own meals whenever it suited us, so gave us the freedom to stay at more remote places, such as Kauri Coast.
We elected to stay at Top 10 caravan parks except in Russell and Taupo which both had excellent privately owned parks. The Taupo Holiday Resort in particular was a standout, rating well above any we had come across travelling Australia or NZ. Staff were very helpful, the park facilities were exceptional and formed the perfect base to explore eateries in the town and all sorts of entertainment such as Quad biking and Jet boating.
The pick-up at Christchurch took around 1 hour, due to large affluence of customers. However, one could see that Britz staff was quite efficient in managing all customers. The person giving us the key of the campervan was on the other hand very expeditive in showing us around, justifying that all information on how to use the campervan functions could be studied with the videos in the Tom-Tom device. That ended up being the only issue we faced, because our Tom-Tom device could not be recharged... We spent the first 4 days without it. Luckily I knew most of the functions, as I read/watched many information beforehand due to my excitement for those holidays. In the end, after a few difficulties for Britz to reach us on the road, we could arrange the replacement of the Tom-Tom in Queenstown branch. Good follow-up on their side, I have to say.
Otherwise, great new vehicle of the Summer 2017/2018 Discovery fleet (~7k km), functionning very well. No mechanical hiccup, easy driving. Many equipments not wished originally (microwave oven, boiler, toaster) that can be used only when plugged on 240 V campsite, those took up a lot of storage space. We indeed used them only once, but the total storage in the campervan was anyway enough for our 9 days of traveling.
Overall very good impression of Britz. The drop-off went also without problem, we did our part and they did theirs. I will definitely consider renting again with them !
We used Britz new action pod which was exactly as we expected. Great for travelling round and big enough to stand up in when we needed to get changed etc... The van was new and everything worked well. The van came with all we needed to tour around South Island for two weeks....cooker, cutlery, dustpan and brush etc....the bed was large and comfortable. This campervan is for couples who are well organised and like to put the bed away each morning. Only down side was use of internal lighting of an evening but as it didn't go dark till 10pm it wasn't really a problem. We would use this van again.
We were a family of four grown-ups, who had rented te 4-person explorer model . We had booked it 8 months in advance and it was for 3 weeks.
We were asked to check-in online, which we did at home, but when we arrived in Auckland on the 29th Decmber, we were told to fill in a form with all the informations we had already provided twice.
We did so and was told to wait. And so we did!! Several times I asked when we would get our camper and was told "in a short while". After 2 hours of waiting we were presented for a camper that was absolutely not the one we had ordered. A camper that might fit two small grown-ups and a child. The staff did not even know how tio make the sittingarrangement into a bed!, After a lot of talking we finally got to see a manager. We were told that there were no explorers for 4 persons left. We could either keep teh small one for a nigtht and get a six persons camper the next day or go to a hotel and wait for the six persons camper.
To make a long story short we chose the first solution. We bought a tent and the next day we got a six persons camper.
It was a great deal bigger than the four person , used more fuel and was in fact to big. We traveled with another family of three. They also got the six persons and were told that it was an upgrade !! We had no compensation at all. The camper we got was okay, but dirty, so we started cleaning it
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