147 Rankers Reviews
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.
South Island ▷ Canterbury ▷ Timaru
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We think this company is not very professional. Friendly in the beginning, but when there is a problem we didn’t experience much support. The airco didn’t work, so we had to find a garage ourselves which we gave up finally. The company has no network of garages all over the country. I can understand that this small company, managed by a couple, is not able to, but it is a disadvantage for sure.
But the reason we will never will choose this company again is another one. We were told by mail being home again, that there was stench in the van being caused by smoking and/or parking beneath logfire, which was definitely not true. We are non smokers and don’t like logfire. But they had already taken 300 NZD from our credit card for cleaning the van. which I reported at ICS, They had to return the money, which they did.
We know for sure the smell was caused by the not proper working airsystem. But anyway: getting a mail after returning home again in which we were treated like dirty schoolchildren was very offending.
Next time we will choose another, bigger, company
Kia Ora Campers responds:
Thanks Anonymous . You told me that they had a great time and didn't have any issues .They got a large chip in the windscreen we had to replace it before getting a certification without them paying for it .
We have a huge network of garages and don't know why they would even mention that .
On return of the camper , it was left in a appalling state and a smell that we struggled to get rid of even using commercial cleaners with no avail. This did not come from the air con unit and works perfectly .
regarding the comment on next time choosing a larger company they would not have get away with the leaving the campervan in that state
regards Kiaora campers .
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Kia Ora Campers were excellent to deal with. Very easy to contact and very friendly. The van was a new model and in great condition and working order. Picking up and dropping off the van was simple and quick. I highly recommend this company and I would definitely use them again.
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We planned a much anticipated 3 week trip around the South Island and after much time researching other campervan companies, we decided to book with Kia Ora Campers, mostly due to the very positive reviews. From the time Steve picked us up from our hotel to the very hasty vehicle return (due to the impending Covid19 lockdown), we were not disappointed. We hired the 3 berth Mercedes Nomad which we found to be really comfortable; it has all the daily essentials you need in a campervan and is very easy to drive around and manoeuvre when parking in town. Great to have the BBQ and table and chairs...on those beautiful sunny days, nothing better than sitting outside and enjoying magnificent views of lakes and mountains! Even during a very chilly 3degrees overnight stay in Arthur’s Pass National Park, we were comfortably warm throughout the night. On the odd occasion we needed to ask Steve a question, he was always available and happy to take our call...great customer service. If we plan a trip around the North Island in the future, we will not hesitate to book again with Kia Ora Campers. Would highly recommend for their quality vehicle and amazing service.
Thanks again Steve and Vicky.
Great company..excellent customer service.
Vicky and Steve were really easy to deal with and were very helpful.
Steve and Vicky from Kia Ora Campers are just awesome!
They took a lot of time to get us accustomed to our camper, which was in excellent condition, with 0 waiting time for pickup. Also they supported us superbly upfront and during our stay in NZ.
We hired from Steve and Vicky at Kia Ora Campers for a three week trip in 2020 coming over from UK.
Correspondence was easy as was the interaction between us and Steve discussing prices and he matched the best price we had as well as including camping chairs, table and BBQ.
Easy pick up and Steve explained things to us as well as showing us the instructional videos. We had hired in UK before so a.good reminder, if you have not hired a campervan before it is best to view these a few times before setting out as there is a procedure to follow and a lot of info at one time.
We hired a 4 berth campervan with lots of space and it paid off for us to enjoy views from the large.picture window in rear, indeed this was our favourite sitting position at campsites and viewpoints for a coffee.
The campervan was relatively easy to drive but it was large to park up in some car parks. We had a problem with leisure battery which had just been changed but this was sorted by the engineer who explained that a safety cut off was set too high and no problem after this (Thanks Steve for prompt response and repair)
Found Steve and Vicky really good to deal with, the van was clean and in good repair, they gave us their good advice and even ran us to airport himself. Thanks Steve and Vicky.
Saar , Netherlands.
We were picked up from the airport and after 5 minutes drive we arrived to Kia Ora Campers pickup .
We have booked the Camper van for 3 people even though we were 2 adults - we received it upon arrival immediately with clear instructions how to use .
What a great service - we were given instructions and travel advice and a place where we could put in storage 2 big suitcases so we won't need to travel with them.
the Camper van was as good as new - very very clean - everything was in place - all kitchen equipment was clean - every thing looked as it was new.
I would highly recommend Kia Ora Campers - funny thing is that I have spent almost 2 weeks of choosing a company and I chose Kia ora because of the quick replays and the
really good price - and I mean really good price !
After receiving their price offer I was in shock of all other offer that I have received ( around 1000 Eur difference for 21 days ) .
after having the experience with Kia Ora Campers I could say that I am very glad of choosing this company .
don't think twice ...
This was our second trip from the UK to New Zealand. Last time we hired a motorhome from one of the big companies but weren't very impressed with the quality, so searched more thoroughly this time. Kia Ora Campers had really good reviews so we went with them and were not disappointed. The camper was a very good conversion with everything you could need and very well kitted out. All the handbooks for the appliances were there, although inevitably when we wanted to turn the fridge down the handbook referred to every model except ours! However a quick email to Vicki sorted out the problem.
On one campsite we were looking at our grey (waste) water outlet pipe as we'd lost a bit of it somehow and a man came up who was also camping and said he worked part time for Kia Ora and could he help? He fitted a new part wile we were there, so thank you Brian. If we come again, we will definitely use Kia Ora again, many thanks team.
Very happy with the 2 berth Mercedes sprinter we hired. It was clean, well appointed and very comfortable. Vicky and Steve very friendly and professional to deal with. The van was economical, and drove well. We would definitely use this company again.
We hired Mercedes Nomad 3 Berth campervan for 2 weeks and we loved the experience. The campervan was in perfect conditions (everything was working, clean and super easy to use). Steve and Vicky were always available to help us and super friendly with us. I recommend Kia Ora Campers and hiring their campervans worth the money.
fruitful discussions and advice before booking - a very attractive financial offer compared to its competitors - quick and easy pick up and drop off of the van - an efficient telephone assistance during the rental - in short, I highly recommend Kia Ora
We absolutely loved our camper from Kia Ora. The welcome from Steve was brilliant. He made the pick up so relaxed and easy and we were quickly on our way. The extras like camp chairs and towels and washing up liquid etc all helped make it a great experience. Steve and Vicky were easy to contact and helpful whenever required.... not that we needed much help as all the info we needed was included in the van. We would love to return to NZ and would definitely head straight back to Kia Ora and rent the van for even longer..... we didn't want to hand it back after 3 lovely weeks.
What a great service offered by Steve & Vicky!! We rented a Ford Transit 2018 for 3 weeks in January 2020 and we had a really good time with our camper in NZ. The car was in a perfect shape, we had never issues through the whole journey and in case we needed support both helped us out immediately! I really can recommend to rent a car from these guys as not everyone can offer you such a service! We will come back for sure and then of course rent a camper from Steve & Vicky again 😊