If you're going to live for a month or more in a campervan on the other side of the world, you don't want spend your time worrying about what will happen if your van breaks down; and peace of mind on this score is exactly what you get from Mitchell Greene and Nomad Campers. From his reassuring answers to all your questions before the trip, to the warm welcome at his Auckland home, and his helpfully relaxed attitude when you almost miss your plane, you really feel that Mitchell has your back and will be there for you in an emergency. Luckily I didn’t have to call on him, because my van Noo, although no spring chicken, happily handled everything that the New Zealand roads could throw at her on a 5000 km tour of North and South Islands: steep hills, endless bends, unsurfaced roads, a coating of salt on the Interislander ferry, the lot. And the journey was made all the more enjoyable by the goody bag (including SIM card!) Kerry provided. It still goes with me on campervan trips back home, though sadly without the Whittaker’s chocolate.
So if you’re wondering whether you can really believe all the rave reviews you’ve read about Nomad, I can tell you from my experience that they’re all true. And I can’t wait to go back.
Absolutely fantastic family owned and run company—we rented from them during Covid, vehicle was perfect and we got a lot of personalised advise and support and the price was more than fair. They also really went the extra mile to make sure we had everything we needed and were just so kind and lovely. I would not hesitate to rent with them again.
The absolute best! We rented a campervan from Mitchell and Kerry for three months and had an amazing experience, both in terms of the quality of the vehicle, pricing and the customer service.
I would recommend Nomad Campervans to anyone looking to explore New Zealand and they really are the best in the business as they’re a family run company, they really go the extra mile to make sure you have a great time.
I’ve rented campervans in New Zealand more than once and having found Nomad Campervans, I know who to call for my next trip.
I feel lucky that my friend and I hired a campervan from Nomad. We got to travel the South Island with "Goose" for 4 weeks and had an amazing time. Mitchell is super helpfull, whenever we had a question (this was the first time we ever traveled with a campervan) we could just text/call and we got an answer straight away.
When my friend had to leave early because of covid-19 Mitchell helped me to get back to Auckland in a way I would've never expected from a rental company (I mean that in the best way possible).
If I ever have to rent a campervan again, I hope they have something available!
We rented 'Bailey', a high-top VW for about 7 weeks going all the way to the south of the South Island. The campervan and the service we received fom Mitch, were excellent in all respects. The vans tend to be older but very well looked after. The absence of branding was really appreciated. Mitch really cares about his campers and your holiday. In all dealings with him, we found him easy to deal with, extremely generous with his time and completely honest and reliable. Mitch and Kerry were a key part of what our trip to NZ so wonderful
Mitchell really is a the perfect person to hire a motorhome from. From the day he picked us up from the airport he made us feel part of his family. He made us a barista coffee back at his home/office and went through the paper work and all the details of the vehicle so we knew everything before we headed off on our 3 week journey with the T5 4Motion VW Transporter named 'Dale'. As Mitchell has worked on these vehicles in the off session, he knows everything from top to bottom. The motorhome was faultless from start to finish and we were approached daily by travellers who were wondering where we hired 'Dale' from due to the quality of his appearance. We will not hesitate to hire from Mitchell at Nomad Campervan Rentals in the future. Gary and Anne
Best way to discover Aotearoa in camper van! We loved our honeymoon and Mitchell & Kerry are very carefull!
Nomad is the company you want to book your camper in NZ with! It is family owned and operated and we appreciated that in every step of the experience with Nomad from open questions we had prior booking until the day of return.
Pick-up/ Drop-off locations are in Auckland and Christchurch which allows for a "one-way-trip" what we liked.
VW campervan was amazing and you have a local experience as their is no branding on the campervan at all.
We rent the VW T5 Kea Pop Top called „Westy“ for 6 Weeks. We totally fell in love to Westy and it was hard to say goodbye! The comfort of this vehicle is all around! Because the Pop Top roof you’re more aerodynamic than the higher cars and with the automatic 6 speed transmission makes driving in NZ easier and you use less gasoline. The Interior is very cozy with wooden furniture and lots of space for everything! Frontseats are very comfortable and are able to rotate for sitting in opposite to each other. We slept except one time in the rooftop bed. Very cool and you don‘t need to rearrange everything befor you’re going to sleep.
Kerry picked us up at our hotel in Auckland and we drove to their home. We met Mitchell and he offer a wonderful Capuccino. The Green family is at the beginning very personable and absolutely friendly!
After we got to know each other he explained everything about NZ roads and the car. They drove with us to the gas station and supermarket to see if we‘re able to deal with NZ roads;-)
NZ roads are very rough and sometimes something unexpected happens. But don‘t worry, they‘ll stay all the time by your side and make sure you’re not feeling alone. Mitchell and Kerry are such lovely people and take care of you! Something that you haven‘t at the bigger rental companies!
We highly recommend Nomadnz and would rent Westy every time again! Thank you very much to help us realizing our dream and make NZ to a special place!
Nelleke Leijs en Hans Pekaar
We traveled 5 weeks through NZ with the Goose, one of the campervans of Nomand Rentals. And this was an experience that exceeded all our expectations. From the moment we met the owners it felt more than good to travel with a van of this company. Mitchell, Kerry and their kids made us feel very welcome. They really want you to have an awesome time in NZ and they want you to experience the relaxing vibe of the country.They take all the time to get you started and give a lot of confidence by, for example, not counting a deposit. Something we never experienced before.
When during this trip, we had some problems, Mitchell was available at any time and always responded within a few minutes . He certainly took care of us and thought along with us for a solution. of the problem. We were even treated to a dinner as compensation for the inconvenience. All in all, we enjoyed traveling with the Goose very, very much and we certainly hope to be able to do that again. So Mitchell and Kerry, keep it up and good luck with your wonderful company
I hired a campervan from Nomad for just over two weeks, and would highly recommend them to everyone! It's a proper family business - Mitchell and Kerry were incredibly friendly and made sure that our trip got off to the best possible start, picking us up from our hotel personally and making sure that we were absolutely familiar with the vehicle we were renting. They pay really good attention to the maintenance of their fleet, and it really shows - We rented "Noo" (one of the VW 2+1 hightops) for just over 2 weeks, and it started like a top every single time, and ran absolutely impeccably throughout our journey. The welcome pack they put together for us was really thoughtful and just made an already enjoyable experience that much sweeter (quite literally - the couple of bars of Whittaker's went down a real treat!). But perhaps what made the experience most enjoyable of all was the general feeling of trust - these are genuine, honest people who clearly want to make sure that you have the best holiday that you can rather than trying to make a fast buck.
Choose to go with Nomad - you absolutely won't regret it!!
Absolutely super amazing experience. It is a small family owned business which takes very good care of their vans and customers. Mitchell was extremely helpful with everything. And our van Dale didn't disappoint. One big advantage over other van rentals is that there are no stickers or anything that points out that it is a rental.
I can highly recommend this company and will 100% return to Nomad when I return to NZ.
Beautiful and reliable van.
Very nice and reliable people!
We cannot recommend Nomad Campervan rentals highly enough! Mitchell and Kerry are the friendliest, most customer-centric people and were an absolute pleasure to deal with. We travelled, as a family with our 3 year old, around the North and South Island for a period of 2 months in Goose, a VW hightop. The vehicle was in perfect condition and had everything we needed (and more!). Nomad offers a number of special touches; a wonderful little goody bag, they were really flexible with the drop off and collection with transfers, they even threw in a children’s bicycle seat, and were readily available whenever we contacted them. We will definitely use Nomad again and we urge you to support this local family owned business- you won’t be sorry!
We spent 6 weeks of Feb and March on South Island and have nothing but praise for Nomad Campervan's and Mitchell Green. There was a last minute hitch with the van we were expecting so we were provided with a temporary (but excellent) one for a few days before collecting the latest addition to the Nomad fleet........the virtually brand new Renault. An inspired choice of van for us, Mitchell's priority was making sure we had a van that suited and a great holiday. He was instantly contactable by phone and clearly has excellent relationships with the people he works with in Christchurch so we were really well looked after - what could have been a problem was no problem.
We certainly did have a fantastic holiday - Rufus the Renault was great, Nomad's were great and we have already booked again for next year (happy at the thought) - thank you! - Janet and Grahame.
I rented a VW T5 campervan for three and a half week from Nomad. We picked the van up at Christchurch and dropped it off at Auckland. As we arrived in Auckland at the first place we visited Mitchell form the company to get a first explanation of every detail of the van. Mitchell is a great guy and gives you all the information you need.
During our trip the van worked perfect and there was no problem. The contact with Mitchell is very easy and he responds very quick. Once we asked him for the right oil for the engine and we've got an answer during minutes! Thats great. He helps you immediately.
Our next trip will be with Nomads again! Thanks for the perfect time with your vans.
Loved our van! Mitchell was extremly helpfull with everything! organizing for our family holiday of 5 weeks. a baby and a 5 year old make organizing quite some work. So many bonus equipment for us to make life easy. Reliable van and the rooftent was super comfortable. Communication was easy and I couldnt ask for more! Wish we could have stayed longer and really miss our travelbuddy Dale! We will be back!;)
Nice camper, good communication!
I rented from Mitchell at Nomadnz in December 2018. The whole experience was absolutely first rate. You will not find a better customer experience anywhere else. Much nicer to rent from a family run business proving a real personal service. Excellent experience.
My husband and I rented the Volkswagen Transporter for our month long wedding trip across the north and south island. We were extremely happy with our rental. The van was in excellent condition and well stocked. We also appreciated the van not having big logos or branding images on it. Communication with Mitchell was easy with quick respones and his attention to detail made you feel well cared for. He and his family were amazing. They provided a superior and genuine level of customer service that's rarely found today. We highly recommend Nomad Campervans!
We just got back from a great holiday. Before we arrived the owner Mitchell helped us out with any question we had. The communication was exceptional. When we arrived Mitchell and Kerry took great care of us, before sending us on our way in the VW van “Roxy”. The van was clean, functional and exactly as specified on the site. At the end of our trip we were quite fond of our campervan! We cannot thank Mitchell and Kerry enough for their very personal service! It made our time in NZ great!!
We had a wonderful experience with Nomads and were very glad we chose them for our camper trip on the north island.
It was a pleasure to deal with the owners at Nomads. They were communicative and reliable throughout the entire rental process, before and after. The service was a bit more personal than you would usually expect from a larger company, which was nice. Thank you so much for making everything so easy!
The T5 VW Camper for two passengers was clean and fully functional. The back is very comfortable and spacious for sleeping and cooking. All in all it served its purpose very well.
We would absolutely recommend this company and would hire with them again.
We can't recommend the personal service we received from Mitchell and Kerry highly enough. From the email contact when booking our campervan, to the airport pick up and drop off, to the welcome pack of goodies to take on the road with us; they were friendly, relaxed and very obliging. Our campervan was just what we needed for two adults and everything worked just as it should. Thanks guys for helping us have an excellent adventure in NZ!
We (a retired Canadian couple) recently returned from 7 weeks in wonderful New Zealand. Based on it being our first time there and wanting to experience as much of the country as possible we followed up on a suggestion from a native Kiwi. We rented a campervan. In our efforts to be thrifty we made contact with the Mighway company and ultimately connected with the owner(s) of Nomad, Mitchell and Kerry and family.
In preparing for our trip the folks at Nomad offered helpful advice. Once there Mitchell and Kerry could not have been more accommodating.
Part way into the trip we ran into a mechanical problem with the first van and they promptly exchanged vehicles and away we continued touring.
We returned home with many fond memories of this beautiful country, the people and are new found friends at Nomad Campervan Rentals.
Very nice and helpful company.
The description of the van was realistic and the whole rental process went seamlessly.
Help on the go was efficient and friendly and the one problem we had was resolved immediately.
The car we had was very capable and perfect for New Zealand road conditions and way better than the traditional camper vans that are available. Also, the fact that there are no ads on the car was very pleasing.
We would rent a car from Nomad Campervan again and recommend it to others! Read the description of the cars carefully, then you know what you get.
Thanks for a breathtaking trip over the roads of the south island!
Kristin & Finn
Nomad Campervans are a small family run operation and Mitchell was a pleasure to deal with, going above and beyond providing a very personal service.
We rented 'Garfield' a VW T5 hightop for 3 weeks and had a fantastic experience. We would definitely come back and highly recommend Nomad to anyone looking for a good selection of vehicles to tour New Zealand.
We had an amazing 2 months with "Bailey" a VW T5 hightop. Mitchell and Kerry are very nice and super professional. I would definitely recommend Nomad campervans.
Flying into Auckland without reservation we inquired for a 2 months rental from Mid Nov - Mid Jan. Mitchell got back to us the same day offering his last T5. We realized only later how lucky we were to get a van at all as the two months included Xmas/NY which is super busy and even Juicy was sold out. The next day, Mitchell picked us up from our hostel and drove us to his home where we also met Kerry and his children before we did a thorough handover. After all questions had been answered we hit the road. We spent 2 months on the North and South island and drove more than 7000km without one single problem with the van. The van is in perfect condition (it has approx 300k on the meter) and runs super smooth. The drop off in Christchurch was fast and convenient too. The Airpark is located just next to the airport and provides free shuttle to the airport.
Nomad Campervan is a smaller family owned business (if i remember correctly Mitchell said they have 10-15 vans which he bought from the previous owner about 2 years ago, i.e. the older reviews here are actually related to the previous owner). The whole experience was super satisfying and personal (we even got a little welcome pack from Kerry). I would rent from Nomad again.
Thanks again to Mitchell and Kerry
We can highly recommend hiring your camper with Nomad. I did a lots of research before our trip and loved that this is a small family run company. Right from the first contact Mitchell was extremely helpful. We hired ‘Noo’ from Christchurch and it was our happy home for a month travelling around the South Island. A lovely welcome pack greeted us including a Christmas card and chocolates! The van performed brilliantly the whole time, despite having already done a fair few miles. We completed nearly 5000km with no issues. We really liked that it was not branded with logos like a lot of the other company’s. Great service from Mitchell and airpark Canterbury where we collected and returned the van. We miss it already!
I can highly recomend Nomand Campervans. Verry nice owners, that are very helpful. As its a small family bussiness, they care very good for you and take as much time as you need. The van was unbranded, so you are not visible as foreign tourist. The car was perfect for two persons. Not new but not expensive. I would definitly book there again.
We were exceptionally happy with Nomad Campervans. Mitchell leads the company with great commitment. He was the perfect manager from the first contact until the return of the van. So he has a.o. mount a bike rack on the van at our request (great, flowing bike tracks!). The service was very personal and Mitchell always available. Customer satisfaction is of greatest importance to him. Definitely the best car / campervan rental company we've ever come across. Or do you know a rental company which provides a local SIM card with the welcome package??!!
We spent 4 weeks on the North Island and experienced wonderful things. To visit both islands with this amount of time would have meant spending way too many kilometers in the car for us. Distances should not be underestimated, because the roads are windy and rather narrow. We therefore recommend not to pack too many sights and places into your itenerary. Slow travel is way more relaxing and the Northern Island offers plenty of nice places and outdoor acitivites!
100 percent recommendation!!! Thank you very much, Mitchell.
We've ranted a van name 'brodi' which was exactly what we needed for 2 adults and a baby, the van was clean with everything you can think of! The nomad campervan rantals should change the name to nomad campervan family, they gave us such a warming welcome to NZ, and they gave us all we needed to the trip (even play cards and choclets) the service was more then we expected- they made our jorny perfect, seriously!! Defiantly recommend !!
Travelling for 50 days in a country on the other side of the world from home without house with a 1 year and a half baby wasn't a little thing for us, especially in the middle of a 10 months round-the-world tour. We had decided to take a lot of time to select our rental company to minimise the risks (and expenses). Awared by previous rental experiences, we really didn't want an impersonal firm that would rip us off for things we haven't done and for who we would just have been a number.
We couln't hope for better than Nomad Campervan!
Mitchell, Kerry and their children had almost be a family for us in New Zealand. They invited us in their beautiful house, at their own table, even with Mitchell's delicious homemade beers and wonderful barbecue cheeseburgers! I can't believe having such a relationship with my car renter. They take care from us from the airport till the airport. They offer us time at their home to get our stuff organized and invited us to spend our first night in the campervan at their garden. Our daughter had even placed their first Christmas balls on their Christmas tree!
The Volkswagen 2+1 Berth Hightop was perfect for travelling with our baby. We thought that we would hate the campervan after 7 weeks but we still love it! It was really easy to drive, very convenient and highly confortable. We had absolutely everything we need inside and were able to cook real meals, what we didn't expect.
Something that we appreciate a lot is that their is absolutely no advertising on the campervan, so you are moving like a local. That reduces a lot the stealing risk (and is much more beautiful! > you'll see when you will cross a "Juicy" or "Britz" ;-) ).
As our arrival flight was landing in the evening, Mitchell arranged for us our first (and last night) in a wonderful Airbnb close to his house in Auckland which was soooo confortable (I still dream about these bedsheets!).
It has been an experience far across our expectations. Thanks again!
We had a fanatastic month in a Nomad VW van. Mitchell was great to communicate with and very flexible with arrangements for pick up and drop off - he even gave us a tour around central Auckland after our rental had finished. The customer service was second to none - very nice to deal with such a well run family owned business. Having dealt with the big rental companies in the past, it was a breath of fresh air. A couple of small issues propped up during our time away and Mitchell was onto it straight away. He knows each individual van very well so you can troubleshoot any issues quickly. Our van was about 10 years old, so don’t expect a luxury shining van, but it was super efficient and built like a tank (for the testing time on NZ roads). The wide tyre treads make a big difference to road comfort. They are well looked after and well loved vehicles. Thanks Mitchell & family - we had a great time in your van.
For our last trip in nz we were looking for a more sophisticated but still soulful vehicle for an affordable price during high season and after we finally found nomad campervans, we got exactly, what we wanted.
As their website is still a little confusing, we just contacted them via E-Mail and everything went super smooth from there. We immediately felt, that there is much more waiting for us than just metal on wheels and a person, who gives us the keys. Nomadnz specializes on VW campervans in all variants and sizes, which means super reliable vehicles combined with their true hidden costs policy, which is just perfect! Luckily, we could negotiate a little via email, paid the deposit and after we arrived, we met the superfriendly owner Mitchell, when he showed us the lovely van we had agreed upon from their big carpark (which rolls by the name DENT). A kool T5 in his best kms with no branding at all, which thankfully took away the usual tourist branding and therefore barrier you have with all the overcolored vehicles you can spot from several villages away. This, plus a very smart layout inside, a few fine and unique details and of course being self contained made our journey through beautiful new zealand a real homely adventure on eye-level with people, culture and environment including many conversations and experiences I didn't take in during my last trip there.
Thank you Nomad campervans for being awesome, your help and becoming friends with us!
Nout de Wit
It is the perfect van; budget option for the two of us! The company was very smooth in communicating and very flexible when needed. Our contact even drove us around Auckland at pickup; the van is just what you need.
Nomad doesn't offer the latest, hence you pay a fair price. The quality is good though and they provided us with what we needed (children's seat, babycot!).
Didnt really show us anything. Gearbox, ready to drop out!! But it was very spacious with lots of storage plus quite cheap.
Camper van hire - 4 berth, quite a bone shaker and the gearbox is a joke - I hope it makes it to Christchurch.