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Personal Service With Pride: See New Zealand YOUR own way in a fully equipped 2, 4 or 6 berth campervan and forget about accommodation and transport worries… Check out our competitive rates and enquire now.

See the fantastic South Island of New Zealand in a 2B 4B or 6 Berth campervan from Kia Ora Campers

We have a modern fleet of campervans that are fully equipped with toilet, shower, hot and cold water, cookers, heaters,fridge,crockery, cutlery,cooking equipment and microwave. No need to book forward accomodation or plan your trip beyond booking your campervan.We can deliver to Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, Invercargill,Picton, Nelson, West Coast or deliver to any address required. Delivery Fees apply outside Timaru. Free parking for your vehicle while you enjoy your break in one of our campervans if picking up from our Timaru Depot. No special licence required just a standard full car licence.
See our website for Rates and our Terms and Conditions and for Booking Information.We pride our selves on our personal service so feel free to contact us today.

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91 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 7.

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Tess Carrad

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

We hired a camper for just over 7 weeks. It was a Ford Transit, so fairly small but perfect for our needs. It was fully self-contained with shower and toilet. It was comfortable. It was easy to drive and easy to park. We appreciated the gas heater and the extra gas bbq. Also the safe was useful to lock valuables away.
They supplied it with plenty of towels and lots of bedding.
We found we never needed to stay in a powered site as the solar panel and battery supplied 12volts or the lights and water pump. We never used to TV or the microwave, electric kettle or toaster. But they are there if you need them.
The only problem was the sliding door leaked when it rained but it didn't wet any of our things just the cupboard that held the sink.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Christopher Bates

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent nearly new van. Well maintained and clean throughout. Two of us booked a 4 berth as we wanted plenty of space. Even though the van was large it dealt well with even steepest and windiest roads in South Island. Heater was required a couple of nights and did a great job. Steve and Vicky were easy to deal with before and during the hire. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Dr Valerie Wall

Ranking: 4/10

My husband and I booked a month’s campervan hire with this company for February 2018 on the basis of glowing reviews, and friendly, helpful email exchanges with the owners. During these exchanges the detailed spec. for the van was confirmed, along with the statement ‘our campervans are all nice and modern’. What a mis-representation!

We had problems from the start, changed vans after three days and the problems continued, basically because the vehicles were too old (10 years) with excessively high mileage (>270,000/280,000 km). They were not fit for purpose.

Problems included:

Procedural

1. Poor pick-up and drop-off at third party carpark with no-one from Kia Ora present
2. Sloppy and inadequate paperwork.

Mechanical

1. Both gear boxes faulty (confirmed on second vehicle by local VW agent)
2. Poor brakes
3. Engine losing power on inclines
4. Faulty passenger door

Safety

1. Gas leak and poorly maintained burners
2. Fire extinguisher needing recharge
3. Faulty connector on 240V hook-up (replaced by us and not reimbursed)

Living

1. Habitation battery barely able to hold charge despite solar panel
2. Extractor fan not working and faulty roof ventilator
3. Booked awning missing (subsequently fitted - Day 10)

Hygiene

1. Sink blocked with foul-smelling food from previous use
2. Mice infestation, apparently through hole in floor of cupboard which had been patched up with cardboard!
3. Generally grubby and in need of a good clean

The company tried unsuccessfully to overcome some problems by email, and did offer yet another different vehicle. But in the end, having lost all confidence, we gave up complaining in the interest of getting through our holiday without more upset. We sent a detailed complaint afterwards and have been offered no recompense other than waiving the NZ diesel road tax.

Reviewed 5 months ago and experienced in February 2018

Kia Ora Campers responds:

Procedural
If we personal don’t meet clients on pick up and return then our contracted staff at Airpark Canterbury our depot in Christchurch do.
The paperwork side we have no one ever complained about this as it is fast and comphrensive and they get a contract copy as well

Mechanical
Out of the 9 other hires prior in both of the vans he used not one person ever complained about the gear boxes being faulty, poor brakes and he never complained to us about a passenger door (this is the first we heard of this. One of these has since been sold and it never failed a Certificate of Fitness at VINZ for anything.
We swapped vans as he thought the first one had a sticky gearbox and within 10 minutes of taking the second identical van from here he had jammed the gears in this one also.

Safety
Burners can play up in any age van and it’s an easy fix,

Hygiene
I personally pride myself on clean vans and our company in Christchurch have a team of 3 which work on vans there and as for the one he got here my cleaner and myself just finished spending 2 ½ hours on cleaning the inside. The “patched cardboard” is to stop dust getting into the cupboard which doesn’t allow mice to get in as it still opens to the inside step not outside. And of course the sinks can get blocked , depending what you put down them .


From the outset we knew this hire was going to be challenging because his attitude was negative .
When he booked he specified a manual and he knew the age of it as it was on our website with full pictures.
At the end of the day he ordered a more economy van and got at economy rates. Some people you just can't please.
Yes they did have a couple of problems so therefore as reimbursement we never on charged the NZ diesel road tax which was around $176.00.

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Gill Kenna

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Nice van and well maintained. Booking and all dealings great.
Would have preferred underlays and fitted sheets.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Blair & Jacqui Martin

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

We had a great experience with Kia Ora campers.
We hired the 2017 4 berth for the 2 of us and there was plenty of space once we got into a routine.
The bed was comfortable with a decent camp style matress. The bbq, camp chairs and awning were a bonus.
Great heating when needed and enough water storage to get a least 3-4 decent quick showers from.
The team at Kia Ora campers were helpful and informative. We would absolutely recommend to anyone.
Thanks for the memories.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Robyn Rawson

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Service was great. Definitely rEcommend this company. Had a great trip in our campervan.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Suzan Freeman

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

We initially chose Kia Ora because of the camper layout (we are a family of three and wanted our 7yr old up front with us).
We found Steve to be very helpful with any issues we had. Our three week holiday in the van was awesome and we’d do it again :)

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Josh Meyrick

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent service- we had a couple of niggles with the camper at the start but they were sorted out promptly by Vicky and Steve without fuss. The camper van was lovely, clean and great to drive - no problems getting up those mountain roads! We had the 2 berth ford transit and it was the perfect size for the two of us for the three weeks we had it. We would highly recommend this company and would definitely use them again in the future!

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Bodo Hesse

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Everything was very good, the vehicle, the communication, just everything. The next visit again Kia Ora !!!

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Lance Pearce

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

The Mercedes Sprinter van supplied was fitted with all the things to make the trip enjoyable. Plenty of bedding to keep us warm and dealing with Vicki and Steve an absolute pleasure, they couldn't do enough for us.

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Leonie Selk

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Thank you Vicky and Steve, we had a wonderful time!

Wir hatten ein 6 Bett Mercedes Wohnmobil von 2010. Zuerst hatte ich mir etwas Sorgen gemacht, weil das Fahrzeug so alt ist, aber es war wirklich super in Schuss und besonders die Ausstattung war sehr gut! Wir wurden auch sehr fair behandelt, so wurde uns zB eine Tagesmiete erlassen, weil wir das Fahrzeug erst um 14 Uhr statt wie geplant um 11 Uhr übernehmen konnten.

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Eva Nittegaard

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Nice and well-functioning Kea transit van with all the necessary equipment for lots of freedom camping. We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful nature of both the north and the south islands, but even five weeks were not quite enough - there's so much more to see and do. Vicky and Steve were kind and easy to deal with. No issues at all, and we managed to (almost) avoid cyclone Gita.

Reviewed 6 months ago and experienced in January 2018

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Denise Harja

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Great campervan rental experience. Got upgraded to the Mercedes Sprinter automatic and loved it. Kia Ora has thought of everything, including providing matches for lighting the outdoor BBQ. Comfy bed, loved our outdoor table and chairs. Easy pick up & drop off from Christchurch Airpark.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Geoff Bardsley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very, very helpful company. Vicky & Steve did all they could to provide us with suitable camper van despite being the busiest time of year. We had to change vans because of availability towards the end of our booking, but the changeover was very easy and we ended up with a larger, more comfortable van at no extra cost. The vans were very well equipped and proved very reliable. Vicky & Steve responded very quickly to all our many queries & questions. G and J Campers highly recommended.

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Tess Carrad

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

We hired a camper for just over 7 weeks. It was a Ford Transit, so fairly small but perfect for our needs. It was fully self-contained with shower and toilet. It was comfortable. It was easy to drive and easy to park. We appreciated the gas heater and the extra gas bbq. Also the safe was useful to lock valuables away.
They supplied it with plenty of towels and lots of bedding.
We found we never needed to stay in a powered site as the solar panel and battery supplied 12volts or the lights and water pump. We never used to TV or the microwave, electric kettle or toaster. But they are there if you need them.
The only problem was the sliding door leaked when it rained but it didn't wet any of our things just the cupboard that held the sink.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Christopher Bates

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent nearly new van. Well maintained and clean throughout. Two of us booked a 4 berth as we wanted plenty of space. Even though the van was large it dealt well with even steepest and windiest roads in South Island. Heater was required a couple of nights and did a great job. Steve and Vicky were easy to deal with before and during the hire. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Dr Valerie Wall

Ranking: 4/10

My husband and I booked a month’s campervan hire with this company for February 2018 on the basis of glowing reviews, and friendly, helpful email exchanges with the owners. During these exchanges the detailed spec. for the van was confirmed, along with the statement ‘our campervans are all nice and modern’. What a mis-representation!

We had problems from the start, changed vans after three days and the problems continued, basically because the vehicles were too old (10 years) with excessively high mileage (>270,000/280,000 km). They were not fit for purpose.

Problems included:

Procedural

1. Poor pick-up and drop-off at third party carpark with no-one from Kia Ora present
2. Sloppy and inadequate paperwork.

Mechanical

1. Both gear boxes faulty (confirmed on second vehicle by local VW agent)
2. Poor brakes
3. Engine losing power on inclines
4. Faulty passenger door

Safety

1. Gas leak and poorly maintained burners
2. Fire extinguisher needing recharge
3. Faulty connector on 240V hook-up (replaced by us and not reimbursed)

Living

1. Habitation battery barely able to hold charge despite solar panel
2. Extractor fan not working and faulty roof ventilator
3. Booked awning missing (subsequently fitted - Day 10)

Hygiene

1. Sink blocked with foul-smelling food from previous use
2. Mice infestation, apparently through hole in floor of cupboard which had been patched up with cardboard!
3. Generally grubby and in need of a good clean

The company tried unsuccessfully to overcome some problems by email, and did offer yet another different vehicle. But in the end, having lost all confidence, we gave up complaining in the interest of getting through our holiday without more upset. We sent a detailed complaint afterwards and have been offered no recompense other than waiving the NZ diesel road tax.

Reviewed 5 months ago and experienced in February 2018

Kia Ora Campers responds:

Procedural
If we personal don’t meet clients on pick up and return then our contracted staff at Airpark Canterbury our depot in Christchurch do.
The paperwork side we have no one ever complained about this as it is fast and comphrensive and they get a contract copy as well

Mechanical
Out of the 9 other hires prior in both of the vans he used not one person ever complained about the gear boxes being faulty, poor brakes and he never complained to us about a passenger door (this is the first we heard of this. One of these has since been sold and it never failed a Certificate of Fitness at VINZ for anything.
We swapped vans as he thought the first one had a sticky gearbox and within 10 minutes of taking the second identical van from here he had jammed the gears in this one also.

Safety
Burners can play up in any age van and it’s an easy fix,

Hygiene
I personally pride myself on clean vans and our company in Christchurch have a team of 3 which work on vans there and as for the one he got here my cleaner and myself just finished spending 2 ½ hours on cleaning the inside. The “patched cardboard” is to stop dust getting into the cupboard which doesn’t allow mice to get in as it still opens to the inside step not outside. And of course the sinks can get blocked , depending what you put down them .


From the outset we knew this hire was going to be challenging because his attitude was negative .
When he booked he specified a manual and he knew the age of it as it was on our website with full pictures.
At the end of the day he ordered a more economy van and got at economy rates. Some people you just can't please.
Yes they did have a couple of problems so therefore as reimbursement we never on charged the NZ diesel road tax which was around $176.00.

Gill Kenna's avatar

Gill Kenna

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Nice van and well maintained. Booking and all dealings great.
Would have preferred underlays and fitted sheets.

Reviewed 5 months ago

Avoid Camping Fines!

The only camping map where each location is approved by every regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

Blair & Jacqui Martin's avatar

Blair & Jacqui Martin

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

We had a great experience with Kia Ora campers.
We hired the 2017 4 berth for the 2 of us and there was plenty of space once we got into a routine.
The bed was comfortable with a decent camp style matress. The bbq, camp chairs and awning were a bonus.
Great heating when needed and enough water storage to get a least 3-4 decent quick showers from.
The team at Kia Ora campers were helpful and informative. We would absolutely recommend to anyone.
Thanks for the memories.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Robyn Rawson

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Service was great. Definitely rEcommend this company. Had a great trip in our campervan.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Suzan Freeman

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

We initially chose Kia Ora because of the camper layout (we are a family of three and wanted our 7yr old up front with us).
We found Steve to be very helpful with any issues we had. Our three week holiday in the van was awesome and we’d do it again :)

Reviewed 5 months ago

Josh Meyrick's avatar

Josh Meyrick

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent service- we had a couple of niggles with the camper at the start but they were sorted out promptly by Vicky and Steve without fuss. The camper van was lovely, clean and great to drive - no problems getting up those mountain roads! We had the 2 berth ford transit and it was the perfect size for the two of us for the three weeks we had it. We would highly recommend this company and would definitely use them again in the future!

Reviewed 6 months ago

Bodo Hesse's avatar

Bodo Hesse

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Everything was very good, the vehicle, the communication, just everything. The next visit again Kia Ora !!!

Reviewed 6 months ago

Lance Pearce's avatar

Lance Pearce

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

The Mercedes Sprinter van supplied was fitted with all the things to make the trip enjoyable. Plenty of bedding to keep us warm and dealing with Vicki and Steve an absolute pleasure, they couldn't do enough for us.

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Leonie Selk

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Thank you Vicky and Steve, we had a wonderful time!

Wir hatten ein 6 Bett Mercedes Wohnmobil von 2010. Zuerst hatte ich mir etwas Sorgen gemacht, weil das Fahrzeug so alt ist, aber es war wirklich super in Schuss und besonders die Ausstattung war sehr gut! Wir wurden auch sehr fair behandelt, so wurde uns zB eine Tagesmiete erlassen, weil wir das Fahrzeug erst um 14 Uhr statt wie geplant um 11 Uhr übernehmen konnten.

Reviewed 6 months ago

Eva Nittegaard's avatar

Eva Nittegaard

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Nice and well-functioning Kea transit van with all the necessary equipment for lots of freedom camping. We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful nature of both the north and the south islands, but even five weeks were not quite enough - there's so much more to see and do. Vicky and Steve were kind and easy to deal with. No issues at all, and we managed to (almost) avoid cyclone Gita.

Reviewed 6 months ago and experienced in January 2018

Denise Harja's avatar

Denise Harja

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Great campervan rental experience. Got upgraded to the Mercedes Sprinter automatic and loved it. Kia Ora has thought of everything, including providing matches for lighting the outdoor BBQ. Comfy bed, loved our outdoor table and chairs. Easy pick up & drop off from Christchurch Airpark.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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See New Zealand YOUR own way in a self drive fully equipped 2 berth motorhome and forget about accommodation and transport worries…

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4 Berth

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See New Zealand YOUR own way in a self drive fully equipped 6 berth motorhome and forget about accommodation and transport worries…

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