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.
362 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 61.
I currently own a sprinter based custom van so i have spent a lot of time looking at design features. I have done extensive camper van travel in the US.
The good: (all Toyota)
drives nicely, handles well on curves
comfortable front seats
The bad: Really lacking design features. No vent - really mandatory in a camper van. A Fantastic vent costs $24.95 in US.
No screened windows. In the land of Sand Flies you have no way to allow air circulation without allowing flies in.
The inside floors are covered with a plastic which is very slippery when wet. Very dangerous. We were slipping all over getting in on a rainy day. Plus some evil genius had coated the cab floor with something like armor all which made it like ice when wet.
The “curtains” - well, the back window magnets were demagnetized so we could never get it to hang. What’s wrong with bungee and curtains. So much easier.
The cassette toilet! The same evil genius that armor all’d the cab installed the cassette toilet in a location that cannot be accessed when the bed is folded down, so if you need the facilities you must wake up your partner, have them get up tripping over the bean bags, fold the bed backup and then slide the potty out. Reverse sequence to go back to sleep.
When we picked up the van we were tossed the keys (nicely) and told there were instructions in the van. Again that evil genius only configured a battery (one??) to run the refer for a few hours after the engine is shut down. And he forgot to provide a plug in. Lost some food on the overnight at Doubtful Sound. It would be better to put an ice box (large) in the van than something that will not keep your food cold.
And the final criticism. Britz bills by date, not by night like they do in the US. So they arbitrarily bill you an additional day you do not get. I call that a rip off.
We expected much better from Britz.
A Excelent Camper to run in, a little worn, but everything worked. Easy to operate.
Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 104 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.
The team at the end of the phone when you had a problem were very understanding and prepared to help. Just what you need when in a strange country with a strange vehicle. The motor home was not new but in very good condition and seemed to be well maintained.
I would certainly recommend them as a good hirer of campervans and motor homes.
Access savings worth hundreds of $$ on Top Ranked NZ Accommodation and Activities for just $1 per day.
Our Hitop campervan was great. It was fairly new and clean when we picked it up from the large facility in Christchurch. We had no problems during the 5 days and successfully dropped it off in Queenstown.
As first time campervan renters, we rented our Britz campervan for 10 nights.
Communication before the trip from the offices in Queenstown as well as from rankers was responsive and timely.
Checking out the van was smooth. The staff was there to answer any novice questions we had. The Queenstown office is also a few minutes away by foot to a huge grocery store so we were able to get food settled before we even left the lot!
The campervan itself was a Mercedes 2 berth. It was comfortable for two people and it was easy to get into a routine and organize in a way that it didn't feel too crowded. The sheets and duvet were comfortable and it took under five minutes to change the seating area into a sleeping space.
Van was basically fine, but on pick up we were not shown around the van at all. We were given the hand held video / sat nav and told all we needed to know was in that. It wasn't . Videos were from other vans and while we coped ok a 5 minute show around would have been all it would have taken. We had a problem with the gas supply. Before leaving the Queenstown depot I got one of the staff to look at it as it felt empty (was also cold and wet and smelled of gas) . I was told everything was fine, we tested the hob and it worked. That night no gas ... Didn't replace it as thought the valve was broke. Called and was offered a fix but that was a couple of hours detour for us and it just didn't work for our schedule. Also the van struggled to start for a day or so , it may have been some poor diesel but it "recovered". Finally one of the circuit breakers started crackling on the last day , we switched it off and it didn't seem to impact anything we were using so no issue. Handing the van back was very smooth and hassle free with a good shuttle to the airport. All in all 8 out of 10.