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132 Rankers Reviews

6 Face-to-Face

14 Motorhomes


Some of our range
This is how life should be....
Life is good
Mercedes 6 Berth
Inside merc 6
Nothing abut the best
Current model vans and motorhomes
Richie Mccaw country
2011 Fiat 4 berth
Comparison chart of all Kia Ora Campervans

Comparison chart of all Kia Ora Campervans


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.


Feature Value Info


South IslandCanterburyTimaru


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    2 Berth Kia Ora Freedom

    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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    2 Berth Escape

    2 Berth Campervan with auto transmission. Lots of inclusions and great value

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    2 Berth Freedom Transit

    Quality as well as value for a 2 Berth Campervan. Kia Ora service with loads of inclusions with a competitive daily rate

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    3 Berth Nomad

    3 Berth Mercedes Campervan. Ideal for 2 adults and 1 child. Great value and very friendly service

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    4 Berth Cascade

    4 Berth Mercedes Cascade. Great value spacious 4 Berth Campervan/motorhome

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    Kia Breeze 4 berth

    Lake model 4 Berth Motorhome. Competitive daily rate with loads of inclusions like free BBQ , table and chairs

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    6 Berth Mercedes Retreat

    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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    6 Berth VW Mega Auto Camper

    One of the largest campers in our fleet. Great comforts and loads of extras



Showing 13 reviews of 132.

Neil McAdie's avatar

Neil McAdie

Ranking: 10/10

We rented a camper from Kia Ora campers for 19 days over the Christmas and New year period and the service, the camper and the experience could not have been better! The guys at Kia Ora were extremely friendly and helpful, at initial inquiry and booking stage and when sorting some minor changes and issues when returning the vehicle. The camper itself was in great condition, very modern, well equipped and clean. All in all a 5 star recommendation from us.

Reviewed 10 days ago

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Georg Beyschlag


Ranking: 10/10

Thank you Steve and Vicky! We had just an amazing time in NZ with our van and eyerything was so smooth and easy going! Definitely recommend going for Kia Ora Campers instead of any of the large rental companies!

Reviewed 10 days ago

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Henry Schenker

United States

Ranking: 9/10

We had a nearly perfect experience with Kia Ora campers over 18 days on the south island of New Zealand. We had a Mercedes Nomad 3 berth and the van was great for our adventure. It was reliable, well maintained, and had wonderful amenities. Even though we had an issue at the start with our rear battery, it was resolved quickly and without any issues after this. Highly recommend this boutique company and thanks to Steve for all his help! Last but not least, Rankers is the best!

Reviewed 11 days ago

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Mickaël Loichon

Ranking: 10/10

Honestly we are super satisfied with Kia Ora! We booked our camper van on short notice and all the big rental companies were full... and this was our chance because we would not get the same quality-price ratio!!! Kia Ora was super competitive and much cheaper than the big companies! The van was brand new and everything’s worked perfectly! The owner was very friendly and relax during the reception at Christchurch!
It was our first time in a van and we would definitely go back with them for sure with no doubts!!!! Our experience was great!

Reviewed 18 days ago

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Lucas Malina


Ranking: 10/10

Steve & Vicky and the Kia Ora team are amazing. Everything from start to finish was as smooth as silk. The camper van (we had the Freedom Camper) was awesome and compared to our travel partners who chose a different company it was way better! More power, more features, bigger bathroom, entertainment system and also the little things were better we had every utensil you could need, good quality camping chairs and table, tools, washing line etc. etc. Every email we sent to Steve and Vicky was replied to within hours and always a friendly and helpful answer.

Our whole trip was 10/10!!!

Thanks again to the Kia Ora crew and we can not recommend Kia Ora campers enough. Worth every cent.

Reviewed 26 days ago

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Samantha Lam


Ranking: 9/10

It was our very first campervan road trip and Kia Ora campers made it a very successful one! We had a 4 Berth Merc Cascade for 15 days and loved the layout, the panoramic windows (meaning we could dine with a view almost every day) and the freedom of self-contained camping! The van came with all the necessary equipment, tools and portable tables/chairs. Linen and towels provided were clean and fresh-smelling (my kid who has multiple allergies has no complains) I appreciated that the quilts were thick and comfy and kept us warm on those cold nights at Mt Cook National Park! At pick-up, we were quite apprehensive when the guy who attended to us did not seem too familiar with the camper and he says he was not from the company! However, we quickly figured out how everything worked and Steve replies WhatsApp msgs very quickly too. Other companies we researched charged a sizeable extra for additional items which Kia Ora included in the rental. Only peeve was that the GPS was grossly outdated and gave crappy directions. We had to use our data for Goggle maps which was certainly most updated! All in all, I would certainly rent from them again, perhaps on my next trip to North island!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Andrea Bradshaw


Ranking: 8/10

The owners were super to work with, drove out to fix a fUlty water pump, and gave us lots of tips in where to go. It was an incredible trip.

Reviewed about 1 month ago and experienced in November 2018

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Claudia Ashton


Ranking: 10/10

Had a great month on the north island in a Kia Ora Mercedes nomad. Really nice to drive, immaculately clean and well kitted out. We really enjoyed having the bar b q so we could cook outside. Everything went smoothly, no dramas. Steve and Vicky in head office were easily contactable for any queries and Eddie and his team at the depot made pick-up and drop-off a breeze. Highly recommend.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Miguel Lopez


Ranking: 10/10

Best personalised company ever!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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larry fisher


Ranking: 9/10

We are return travellers to NZ and have hired both times with Kia Ora campers. Steve and Vicky communicate right from the start and everything is arranged. We we met very early AM at the airport by a wonderful friendly Chontelle who made us very welcome. We travelled both islands for just over a month and our van had everything we needed. Steve is contactable along the way and quick to help if any little issues pop up. We would 100% re book with this company again and highly recommend them to future travellers. Larry and Tina Australia

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Janice Friesen


Ranking: 10/10

We rented an older VW Crafter 2 berth for 6 weeks (pick up in CC and drop off in Auckland) and found the space sufficient for 2 ppl although I would recommend you bring collapsible luggage so it can be stored and not have to be moved every time you make up the bed. We chose Kia Ora more on the basis of good reviews and they did not disappoint. They threw in many extras which you have to pay for with other companies.... gps, bbq, outdoor table, lawn chairs, awning. They also added bicycles due to our long rental period which we loved! The solar panels helped tremendously in extending our "non electrical" night options.
We did have a break down on South Island but the service Steve and Vicky provided was tremendous, paying for a rental car and putting us up in very nice accommodations while we waited for a vehicle part. We did not have to sleep in our campervan in the garage parking lot as according to the garage owner, some companies make you do. Yes, it changed our schedule as we were on our way to the North Island the next day but we had the rental car within 1/2 hr of arriving at the garage and on we went. Vicky asked us where we wanted to go in the next few days and she arranged our rooms accordingly. She rebooked our North Island ferry ride and paid the difference for cancelling and rebooking. For the inconvenience, they also didn't charge us for the diesel tax.
When you travel a lot you realize that no vacation will be completely perfect and if you have a positive attitude and go with the flow, you can turn most things into a positive experience. It turns out we saw many fantastic sights that we would've missed if we hadn't had the breakdown as these areas were not on our original itinerary. Airpark Canterbury drop off only took a few mins with an immediate ride to the airport included. I can't say enough about the good, prompt communication we had with Vicky on the entire journey.... we were treated like Gold! Thank you from Bob & Jan

Reviewed 4 months ago and experienced in February 2019

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Lyn Coleman


Ranking: 10/10

We rented 3 different motorhomes from Kia Ora for 2 trips totaling 5 weeks. As we'd had no experience with motorhomes we researched extensively, drawing up comparison charts of prices, insurance policies, features of the vehicles and their add-ons and of course read all the Rankers reviews. We settled on Kia Ora as they rated well in several of the categories. We were delighted with our choice and would recommend them highly, in particular because you are dealing directly with the owners of your motorhome, Vicky and Steve. Throughout the booking process they were informative, friendly and very helpful with general advice we needed. At various times we communicated by phone, email and text and always found them to be prompt and thorough and their processes to be efficient and streamlined. We think there was more opportunity for flexibilty with dates and pick up and drop off sites when dealing directly with a smaller company.
We picked up 2 of the vans from Christchurch Airport with the handover done by staff of Airpark Canterbury, both of whom were very competent. The shuttle collected us within minutes of our call on landing.
We never had a single mechanical issue with all 3 vehicles, they drove very well and it was easy to see they were very well maintained. I was impressed by their cleanliness and fresh odour which was not the case with the fridges and mattresses of the more expensive vans we checked out at one of the larger companies (research for future group). On our travels we talked to other motorhome renters, some of whom were discontented and were envious of our vehicle at a similar price but more so of our ability to contact our owners 24/7 should we need to.
We were so impressed with our experience (and NZ!) that within a week we rebooked with Kia Ora. Due to a health condition I had purchased a pillow for the first hire, leaving it behind on purpose. It was waiting for me in the new motorhome some months later, having been stored by Vicky!

Reviewed 6 months ago and experienced in February 2018

Barbara's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

We have rented a large 6-berth VW camper at Kia Ora with our 2 children for a full 3 months (Jan-April), after various offers from large providers did not convince us. The contact with Vicky and Steve was very straightforward and personal right from the start. The offered value for money also spoke for a booking. Kindly, Vicky also provided us with free bicycles and various other items due to the long rental period. The takeover in Christchurch was very straightforward and we were very happy with our vehicle. Very clean and everything worked, although the vehicle was a bit older (which we knew). The decor was meticulously maintained and not just equipped with the essentials. With Britz and the other big companies you have to buy a lot of additionals, which Kia Ora simply has provided from the start. For minor problems, Steve was easily available and very accommodating (replacement lights, chairs, etc.). We had no additional costs and also an extension of the rent was without any problems and with very attractive price indeed. We can highly recommend Kia Ora if you value personal contact and would like to directly support Kiwi people and not big companies. At Kia Ora you are in perfect hands. We will hopefully come back sometime!

Reviewed 6 months ago and experienced in January 2019