At Kiwi Motorhomes we provide you with a simple daily hire rate with no hidden costs or add on's. When you hire a motorhome with Kiwi Motorhomes you join the family.
We believe you should be treated just as we would want to treated, that is as if you were part of the family.
We ensure you recieve the friendliest best ever personal service of any company (not just any hire company), we are super proud to offer the most extensive range of extras of any motorhome company, Free! including adult sized mountain bikes & attachable children's seats, children's bikes, children's scooters, outdoor camping table & chairs, boogie boards, children's car seats, GPS navigation, Satelite TV/DVD players, and an array of books and games......even complimentary 'premium' NZ wine,.....and yes, all free of charge!
With our family we want to go the extra mile(s) to ensure you have the best ever NZ motorhome adventure, so whether it's helping you plan and create your own personal travel itinerary or helping you get a 10% discount on your Cook Straight ferry crossing we can do it, and we love nothing else than helping you skite to all of your family & friends back home about your NZ adventure....................
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Their customer service as great. Very friendly and enthusiastic to ensure we had good time. A lot of stuff was included at no extra charge (bikes helmets etc) which was good. The vehicle was used but new to them and was showing inevitable signs of age. They did provide good on the road support for one significant issue. The water heater did not function although it was demonstrated working on handover!? Since the weather was hottest on record this was not an issue for us and we chose not to divert from our course to get it fixed. By default it was we who uncovered a fair list of minor age related issues that required attention. I am sure Kiwi will sort them for the next inline customers. Had their vehicle audit before handover been more effective on that front I think I would have given them a 9 or 10.
One piece of advice that was given to us was to call in support if we had a flat tire rather thank attempt to fix ourselves. This sounded good at they time but it felt unrealistic when bumping along unsealed roads on the South Island with no traffic, no cellphone coverage and the next service station 90kms away. Had we had a flat we would undoubtedly have been obliged to do a tier change ourselves. A good compromise would to have been to include one of these foam injector bottles to get us on the move
Kiwi Motorhomes responds:
Thanks for your comments Douglas, at Kiwi Motorhomes we do pride ourselves on going the extra mile to help all of our guests have the best ever NZ motorhome adventure, so we welcome your comments and we have already addressed the minor age related issues, which were the 2 cupboard latches.
I must note that at the handover stage the hot water heater was working well and you did confirm this, so when you you contacted us to let us know it had stopped working we wanted to organise a repairer to fix it straight away but you elected not to as you said it was not an issue at all.
We have 24/7 roadside assist on all of our motorhomes specifically for things like flat tyres, but we do agree that in some parts of the South Island there is limited cell phone coverage, so we will be providing an emergency air compressor and instant tyre foam injector bottle for such emergencies, so we thank you for the comment.
My family had the most incredible adventure in NZ during November 2017 when we hired our awesome Campervan through Kiwi motorhomes. From the first contact we had with them we knew we were in safe hands as every query and question we had was answered with great detail and very promptly. We hired the 5 berth camper which was perfect for myself, my husband and our son who was 18 months at the time. We drove all throughout the south and north island during our trip and absolutely loved it, best holiday ever! We grew quite attached to our little camper as it really felt like home and we knew that if we encountered any problems or issues that Kiwi motorhomes would be able to help us. We booked through them because of the awesome reviews that we had read and the personalised service that they gave, not to mention the very competitive rates and great free extras such as bikes, child bike seat and high chair etc. Which just made the trip that much easier with our little one.
Kiwi motorhomes exceeded our expectations and if we return to NZ we will definitely be booking with them again. I have also recommended them to a number of my friends who are planning trips this year. Thanks so much to Leon and Varnier at Kiwi motorhomes for helping to make our NZ experience so special, a holiday we will never forget.
Kiwi Motorhomes responds:
Hi Jess, we really appreciate you taking the time to review the experience you had with Kiwi Motorhomes and we would welcome you back, and your friends at any time - Leon & Varnier
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I had a great experience with Leon and Varnier from Kiwi Motorhomes. From the moment we met, they treated me like family and went out of their way to ensure that I had everything I needed and more. The great feature of their business is the absolute up-front, no hidden extras, in their pricing. I found many other companies frustrating in the fact that the price you saw initially never ended up being the one you were ultimately quoted - some of the differences were quite staggering. With Kiwi Motorhomes the pricing was all inclusive, incredibly budget-friendly and absolutely not a single hidden extra payment. The van was clean, extremely comfortable and reliable, with so many extras thrown in for no cost - bikes, games, DVDs, books, boogie boards etc. But what makes this company great is Leon and Varnier! Super friendly, warm, hospitable and helpful. I will now always go back to them for my Kiwi travels! Love you guys!!
Kiwi Motorhomes responds:
Hi Tanya, thanks so much for your review. We loved meeting you and Cashel and even Uncle Keith! We will welcome you back with open arms whenever you decide to visit NZ again - Leon & Varnier
My wife and I travelled NZ for a 5-week honeymoon over both islands. Choosing the best company to travel with was hard at first, but after calling with Leon & Varnier, -probably 2 of the most loving people you'll ever meet-, we knew we hit the jackpot! Our motorhome "Henry" was in perfect shape and the rental price was very competitive. We felt like we were treated as family. Varnier was so kind to pick us up in Auckland city where we got a thorough explanation from Leon of all the features their motorhome has (which was extensive :)) and we felt secure we could call them at anytime for any advice or help if necessary. We hope to be lucky enough to return to NZ in the future, at which time we'll definitely book with Kiwi Motorhomes again! We would thoroughly recommend Kiwi Motorhomes to any and everyone who is looking for a unique NZ experience.
Varnier, Leon, we can't thank you enough for the wonderful time and love you've shown us. Thanks for making our honeymoon all the more unforgettable.
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We rented a motorhome for just under 3 weeks and it was one of the best holidays we've had. The camper had absolutely everything we needed and was perfect for our family of four. Being able to freedom camp just made the trip so much more fun and spontaneous. Leon and Varnier could not have been more helpful, friendly and accomodating. It was very reassuring to know that they were only a phone call away if we needed assistance or advice. We would love to come back for another trip to see more of this beautiful country and after such a great experience, we will definitely be booking a Kiwi Motorhome.
This was our second hire with Kiwi Motorhomes – after spending our wedding trip in VW a year ago, this time we celebrated our anniversary trip in Mercedes while driving around the South Island for 3 weeks. Once again we received both great vehicle at very competitive price and outstanding customer service from Nick, and we couldn’t recommend more his rental company.
As in previous year, we were just amazed how obliging and thoughtful Nick personally is. He was not only always ready to provide helpful information with no delay, but also he offered us a very kind anniversary gift. What is more, since on our arrival day there was a national holidays in NZ, which impacted the opening hours of local shops, Nick even provided us with some food supplies for our convenience(!) And when we had some time at the end of our trip to chat with him, it turned out that he has great stories about himself to share. Once again, thank you Nick for both facilitation and contribution to our great holidays in NZ!
As we drove both of Nick’s motorhomes, we may confirm that the driving experience in VW and Mercedes is great and hassle free. They are very reliable to drive as well as functional and comfortable to live in, with very good fuel efficiency. They also have great solar batteries that allowed us to freedom camp the entire trip at really scenic places – we only needed to fill up fridge and water tank regularly. With the RV you also get free of charge great extras like e.g. mobile phone, GPS, camping table and chairs, mountain bikes – especially with the latter providing us with some of the highlight experiences of our trip.
Already after the first trip we knew that Kiwi Motorhomes has much more to offer than the great vehicles. It is also the genuine care of Nick, who really wants your holidays to be unforgettable, that is truly priceless. With Kiwi Motorhomes you actually receive a vehicle and a friend, and the confidence that neither of them will let you down. Totally recommended!
Based on various travelers stories of renting RVs in New Zealand and dealing with issues ranging from driving on the "wrong" side of the road with jet lag to breakdowns ruining vacations we were trepidatious to say the least. We found Kiwi Motorhomes at the last moment, after countless interactions with other companies that were out of stock or too expensive or charged for every extra. I wish we could have discovered Kiwi from the beginning and saved ourselves all the hassle of dealing with the others.
Renting from Leon and Varnier was like borrowing a vehicle from old friends. They picked us up from the airport, gave us a thorough rundown of how everything worked and were kind enough to include all the "extras". They were there every step of the way if we had any questions or concerns about how things worked with "Maggie".
Maggie performed flawlessly and she got us everywhere we needed to go. Planning a return to to NZ to see the South Island next time and will definitely be hitting them up again.
Kiwi motorhomes were the only ones who would let us have one of their vehicles for 7days. Everyone else wanted 10days. Everything worked very well and the truck drove with confidence. All the added extras and helpful hints from Nic were a bonus! Thankyou for the Lord of the Rings DVDs too as seeing all the sites where it was filmed made us keen to watch it all again! The Tom Tom was an essential requirement for us as we were visiting friends and family. Thanks again Nick for your extra help in answering all our questions before the trip that made us feel confident to start our holiday- much better than dealing with one of those "big" companies.
We can highly recommend kiwimotorhomes. We are a swiss family with 4 children an rented a 6 bed motorhome for 8 weeks. Pick up on the airport in Christchurch and drop of in auckland worked very well. Motorhome was in good shape and worked well. It was perfect equipped for freedom camping (solar power) and even had sat tv. Nick was very helpful explained everything and was always reachable. All the little extras were perfect - a box with playing items- an animal picture for each child and much more... As we forgot a jacket on a campground he even organised the the return shippment. It was a very nice expirience to meet him an his son at the lake taupo!. Thank you Nick for this great experience! Hope to see you again - family Schafer
Firstly Nick is very friendly, and when i went to pick up the motorhome he was very knowledgeable and spent his time showing me everything I needed to know with using the motorhome. A couple of days before we picked it up I rang Nick to ask if he could add a couple of items to make our trip better e.g: Picnic table and chairs and bikes with 2 child carrier seats including helmets for all. This was no problem, and of course free as Nick dose not charge for these extra items. They are located in the central North Island of NZ, which was great for us and Nick dose allow you to leave your vehicle if you require. Overall a great experience will definitely do it again, highly recommend Kiwi Motor Homes
Brilliant way to see the country ! Best Holiday ever, Nick was great to deal with helpful friendly and will definitely be booking again soon.
Had a great trip. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to hire a camper van, Nick is absolutely fantastic to deal with.
Had a great time in the motorhome.Nick was really helpful in explaining all about the motorhome which i quickly forgot but wasn't phased at all when i phoned several times over our trip to have something simple re explained to me!One of the highlights of our trip was mountain biking around lake Taupo and also up in Waihi.(the bikes were supplied by Nick at no extra cost!).We were cosy and comfortable on the cold nights of our trip in the bedding provided.I highly recommend this company