Maui is an experienced & trusted New Zealand motorhome rental brand having delivered great self drive holidays for over 25 years. Maui's range of 2, 4 and 6 person motorhomes feature contemporary design and spacious beds - allowing you to experience New Zealand in superior comfort and style. Maui thinks of everything - apartment styled kitchen equipment (including essentials such as wine glasses, china crockery, coffee plunger), freshly laundered bedding & linen plus a range of other useful items for a worry free self drive journey around New Zealand.
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Had the sunset 6berth for ten days around South Island. Easy to drive everywhere, even the twistiest mountain passes. They use the on-board water quicker than you'd expect, but filling up is easy at any holiday park and in towns. Recommended.
The induction to the van was virtually on existent and we hadn't used a van before. The sat back and replacement did not work. We hired a six berth but could only fit three people st the table and the table was the wrong make for the van. The waste valve did not fit properly either. This was an expensive week of accommodation that we would not repeat
the table was always moving and we believed there should be an easier way to transform it into a bed
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Great service during the pickup and everything explained clearly by our friendly helper. The van was clean and well equipped and everything we used functioned well. The Tourist Radio set up was a great addition and helped us decide on some really good diversions for things to see. Handover was as straight forward as the pick up and we were sad to see our 'van' go.
Only average camper vans, badly treated by Maui, a lot of small failures, which haven't been mentioned, it''s recommended to check the camper while taking over at the branch in detail, even gadgets and accessories should be checked that they are OK, knock the LPG bottle, get an impression how full it is.
We at Rankers NZ, love to meet travellers on the road and share in some of the freedom. That's why Rankers NZ invites you to come and stay for free at our chill riverside overnight parking area in the Motueka Valley at the top of the South Island.
We originally booked with United Campervans but they have now merged with Maui. This was our first time in a camper, and we enjoyed the experience very much. We traveled around the South Island, and the camper proved to be a really flexible and enjoyable way to see what a stunning place it is. The amazing lack of traffic on most roads meant we were able to make great time as we traveled around - the main source of delay being our need to stop and look at the amazing views seemingly around every corner! Overall, I would recommend a camper to anyone looking for a way to travel in New Zealand in a heartbeat.
We did however experience a few wrinkles:
- We chose United as their on-line material offered vans with three front seats: there being three in our party, this was important to us. We turned up only to be presented with a Maui van with two front seats, and only to be told that 3-seaters had not been available for some years. This was very disappointing - it meant that one person always had to be in the back, where the view is nowhere near as good and it is extremely noisy when driving.
-The main double bed was big enough but the mattress was very thin and lumpy, and so, not especially comfortable. No-one really expects a hotel bed, but it should be possible to do better than this.
-There was a bit of a slip up in the pre-rental checks as the grey-water waste tank was not emptied. The first time we realized this was when waste water appeared in the shower after a day or so! Easy enough to fix but it should never have been an issue.
-The latch on the outer door to the gas bottle was broken and it repeatedly swung open as we drove.
-Some of the drawer and cupboard latches didn't hold when we were driving.
I recommend the experience as a whole, without reservation. We genuinely had the vacation of a lifetime. However, Maui need to look at their on-line material and fix the quality issues that we experienced.