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This review was selected by Sunrise of Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire on Tue 21 May, 2019.

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dino Sikkel

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

My fiance and I have nothing but positive things to say about Sunrise, they provided a clean, reliable and versatile vehicle along with all the support we could have possibly needed to provide us with the trip of a lifetime. We still think back to our campervan 'Trevor' with fondness as it (he) was so comfortable and so versatile. One of the best things about the trip was that we were able to stay where others couldnt and longer than those who could. The solar panels charged througout the day and the gas was so efficient (we only refilled once over our 5 week trip and even then it was still half full) such that we had more than enough power to keep us going wherever we were. So while others were having to travel to the larger campsites to plug in (we met loads of campervanners who were out of power and had to find a large campsite), we were able to pick and choose sites that were off the beaten track, quiet and beautiful (the self contained campsite at the top of Log Race Road in Piha - and its views- were incredible). The Sunrise team offered support every step of the way. When all wrapped together, this meant that we had no worries, no concerns, we were away from the crowds and we could just get on with appreciating how amazing NZ is and enjoying our time away.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2019

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Dino, thanks heaps for the great review, nice to meet you guys and hear about your amazing adventures. Glad you guys loved Trevor so much, he enjoyed the journey too. Hope to see you again sometime. Nathan and the Sunrise team

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Emma

Ranking: 10/10

My friend and I lived in our Sunrise camper for 5 weeks and we couldn't have asked for a better company to rent with or vehicle to hire. At first we weren't sure whether to book with Sunrise as they are a little more expensive than some of the other larger campervan companies. We are so glad we did! The team were always on hand to answer any questions we had prior to the trip and throughout. There were no hidden fees and our camper was so well looked after it felt brand new! We also loved the fact we could cook a full dinner in our mini oven, shower and charge everything we needed in the most beautiful remote locations for days on end. We talked to many campers whilst away and majority had trouble freedom camping for more than a night due to having to charge their vehicle. Ours charged via the solar so we were good to go for days! Just one of the perks of hiring with Sunriseholidays! We certainly wouldn't want to hire from any other campervan company in the future after such a wonderful experience this time. We both can't wait for our next Sunrise Holiday!

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in October 2020

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Esther Hyde

Ranking: 10/10

Sunrise Holiday provided excellent service. The camper van was clean and tidy and equipped with everything we needed for our 2 week holiday.
Lots of fun and we would definitely hire a camper from Sunrise Holidays again.
Thank You!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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SHIH-TING LIN

Ranking: 10/10

They are very nice and I would like to thank for their assistance and patience reply. I will rent a camper van from Sunrise Holidays next travel! We had a great journey because we rent a wonderful camper van.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Shih-Ting,
Thanks so much for you wonderful review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your time in "Ken"! Looking forward to hearing from you about your next trip. :) - Sarah

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Ash Worthington

Ranking: 10/10

The best campervan company in NZ! We were extremely happy when we found sunrise holidays, a real family business with great values and energy.

Huge difference in service in comparison to the big companies, truly creating a wonderful campervan experience from start to finish the whole team is super helpful and they have a fantastic fleet of awesome and incredibly well equipped. Even having a lovely oven which we managed to bake bread and flapjack ;)

We had the amazing piwakawaka 669 (Henry) and was perfect for us (couple) to have the most amazing trip around NZ.
As others have mentioned the edition of the solar charger and the driving the leisure batteries stay very well charged and allow you to spends weeks/days freedom camping no need to ‘hook up’.
Extremely comfy to driving so the 8000km we did was no problem!
Wether it’s a Long weekend away or big NZ tour I would defo choose sunrise holidays again and can highly recommend them to anyone else for sure!

Thanks everyone at sunrise for making or NZ trip totally unique & unforgettable.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in June 2020

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Ash & Pepa,
So great to hear from you, and thank you for the wonderful review. I hope you are both well and can look back with fond memories of your time in NZ.
Hope to have you back oneday - Sarah :)

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Josephine Moggie

Ranking: 10/10

I lived in "Helen" for a month and she was more than a home away from home. The Sunrise team were superb from the start. I had to replace a flat tyre in Whangarei and Sarah and the Sunrise crew couldn't have made it easier for me. That single flat tyre was the only issue I had throughout the entire month, and the crew of Sunrise were so attentive the whole thing was sorted out in less than an hour. And I didn't have to bear the cost of replacement. Not only that, when the mechanic suggested replacing both rear tyres, Sunrise didn't flinch at all and willingly authorised the transaction. It really made me feel that safety was a priority for them.

Not only was the vehicle excellent, such a pleasure to drive, and a wonderful temporary home with every convenience provided, but the Sunrise crew are awesome.

Many thanks to Sarah, Danny, and Eddie.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in June 2020

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks so much for your review Josephine. I'm glad Helen was a nice home for you during your extra time in NZ. Glad you made it home safely as well! Hopefully we'll see you back with us one day after all this Covid madness is over. - All the best and stay well - Sarah

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COUSTEIX Guy

France

Ranking: 10/10

Do not search anymore ! You found it ! It’s the right choice!

Excellent company- SUNRISE Holidays- which combines being extremely
Professional while being like a family-owned business and this can be felt at all levels;
nothing to do with the “big factories”, impersonal, covered with logos etc….
The experience has been a 10 out of 10.

Flexibility, good advice, available, welcoming, professional, attentive, responsive,
really these qualifiers are real and sincere and not exhaustive! The SUNRISE team is
always present, responds immediately to the slightest concern (we had broken a
mirror), is keen to provide a good service and is committed to our well-being.

Recent and very well maintained campervans, thought out and furnished with care and quality. Comfortable.
Excellent way to see NZ.
Solar panel, a real gas cooker, quite big fridge, frozen space, hot water, comfortable sink, mosquitos screens,
good bedding, etc. In case you plan to be in NZ in winter, the heater is very good.
Booklet and full details on the vehicle and multiple tips.
We could observe that in spite of the suddenness and general panic and mess at the
time of the look-out linked to the Coronavirus covid19 in March 20, they did
everything to facilitate the anticipated and panicked returns of their customers, (which
was not the case of all renting companies !), and they did their best for us as we had
decided to stay in New Zealand during and after Covid19-lockdown.
Diesel (cheaper than gasoline, low consumption (approx 8-9 L per 100km).
Tribute 669 drives very well and easily, good power, good recovery, good stability-
secure, no problem to raise hills … ..; easy parking, short enough to park in the
normal parking space most often.
Good organization for campervan check in on arrival and departure.
On a previous trip we had rented elsewhere (and a simpler vehicule) ... and there we
saw a real difference! both in terms of vehicle and in terms of contact with
the rental company

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in July 2020

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks Guy & Karine,
I'm pleased you were happy and safe in Colin during lockdown. What a strange experience of NZ you had! - Sarah

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Lena

Ranking: 10/10

I can highly recommend Sunrise Holidays to anyone. Excellent service from the beginning to drop off and all of them were really helpful! We enjoyed our South Island trip in our camper "Don". The camper was clean, high quality and modern. Its a bonus that these campers do not have any stickers on the outside. Happy to travel anytime with you guys again!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks for the review Lena! I'm glad 'Don' treated you well!

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stephen hailes

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

We had such a good time, high quality vechlie, high quality service, everything was perfect

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks for the review! I'm pleased you enjoyed your trip :) - Sarah

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Tina Gahlot

Ranking: 10/10

Sarah and Nathan from Sunrise Holidays were always friendly and most helpful with all our questions. The campervan was clean, the price was good and we never had any problems with our campervan. As it was our first time with a campervan everything was explained to us very well. Pick up and drop off was easy and without any problems. Even when we couldnt fly home and were stuck in New Zealand and got a little stressed cos of the lockdown Sarah and Nathan found a great solution for us and were always kind and supportive. Sarah always answered our questions within minutes. We can only recomment Sunrise Holidays. Its a smaller company where the person counts, not profit. We wish them all the best.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in March 2020

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks Tina & Florian for your lovely review. It's crazy times for us all, and I'm so pleased that you got home safely eventually. Stay well and hopefully we'll see you back in NZ again! - Sarah :)

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Andrew Dickson

United States

Ranking: 10/10

My family of 4 (kids age 6,8) spent seven weeks in "Don" on the South Island and we were beyond impressed with Sunrise Holidays. The service we received was so much better then we would have gotten from one of the big companies. A few highlights of the rig was that it wasn't covered in stickers so you didn't stick out like a sore thumb. The second was how great the Sunrise team was, we encountered a mechanic problem about midway through the trip. The team bent over backwards to get everything made right and us back on the road. We totally understand that stuff happens and breaks when your house moves down the road so the important part is how the company handles. Stop looking, these are the people to hire/rent from.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in February 2020

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Andi, thanks so much for the wonderful review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your time in Don. I hope you are safe and well and life gets back to normal for you soon. We'd love to see you back in NZ oneday! - Sarah :)

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Adrian Cheetham

Ranking: 10/10

I cannot recommend this company more. Starting from the booking phase to the final handover (after 2 extensions and then having to leave early due to Covid 19) they were accessible, responsive and the customer service was excellent. Everything we needed was included in the price , including tolls, there are no hidden gotchas. As an example of the service, our Sat Nav (GPS) developed a fault. After one email to the fabulous Sarah we were able to collect a replacement in the next town that had already been paid for. We had to leave early as per the above but we intend to return and we will only be looking at one company for a van. Do visit the Koha experience and swim in the river, it is a beautiful spot in a wonderful part of the country.
Adrian and Beth (UK)

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Adrian & Beth! Glad to hear that you made it back home safe and sound.
Thanks for your lovely review, and I hope the last few weeks of your trip weren't too stressful. Can't wait to see you back in NZ! - Sarah

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Luke

Ranking: 10/10

Hello

We (2 adults and 2 small kids) have spent about 7 weeks and roughly 7500km in a Sunrise 6 berth camper van in February and March 2020. It was our first camping vacation and will be remembered vividly (not only because of the Corona crisis that hit us all). We drifted along without too much planning and had a great time!

The car was properly cleaned, well kept and well equipped and fully filled. We also received a proper introduction to the vehicle upon arrival.
LPG, water and grey water supply as well as battery were large enough for us to mostly use DOC sites or to freedom camp for about 2 days (we cooked and showered daily).

The communication with Sunrise Holidays was always friendly, efficient and reliable. Help was there when needed. (We had to replace our chipped windshield mid-journey and they handled the replacement process very professionally.)

Were we satisfied? 100%
Would we recommend Sunrise? Most certainly
Would we do it again? For sure

Happy travels and stay healthy!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks so much for your wonderful feedback Luke, I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed your holiday, and more importantly made it home safely! Hopefully all this blows over quickly and we can have you back exploring New Zealand. All the best and stay well! - Sarah

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Edwin PAYELLE

France

Ranking: 10/10

VERY PROFESSIONAL. EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION AND HELPFUL.
A SPECIAL BIG THANKS TO SARAH WHO HELP US FOR EVERYTHING

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks Edwin! Nona is enjoying her new French flag. So glad you enjoyed yourself. Hopefully we can see you back in NZ sometime! - Sarah :)

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Adrian Trumper

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

What lovely people to deal with! First class vehicles at sensible prices.
We will use Sunrise for next years trip as they recognise customer loyalty.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Adrian,

Thanks for your review! We look forward to seeing you next year. Hopefully we can get you travelling in Alf again.
Cheers - Sarah :)

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Fontaine Josiane

France

Ranking: 10/10

Très sérieux, rapides dans les checkings , aimables .
Le van était conforme au devis

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks Josiane! - Sarah & Ernie :)

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Kellie Wallace

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

We were so happy with Sunrise personal service and our beautiful and spotless camper van provided. Eddie had our vehicle at our hotel ready and waiting for us. Any questions we had during our trip were answered quickly by phone or email. We took a wonderful tour through the north island and had no problems with the camper at all. Providing table and chairs made it easy for us to sit and enjoy the sunsets. It was a once in a lifetime experience for my husband and kids as to which we will never forget. I highly recommend Sunrise Holidays. Thanks Nathan, Eddie and Sarah for making our holiday extra special.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in December 2019

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks so much for the lovely review Kellie. So pleased you had a great time in Tom with your family! - Sarah :)

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Marija Kurtin

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing company, great van, great price and not a problem when we wanted to extend our holiday! Will come back for the snow season!!!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks Marija! Your photos of the campervan at lake Rotoroa were amazing.
Glad you enjoyed your trip in Edmond. - Sarah :)

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Ugo Nourry

Ranking: 10/10

We had the most amazing experience with Sunrise.
The campervan was modern, reliable comfortable and well equipped.
The Sunrise team was super helpful, honest and reactive and gave us plenty of good tips for our travel in NZ.
And the Sunrise / Koha campsite near Abel Tasman was one of the best moment of our trip.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Ugo,
Thanks for the review. The Koha campsite is a wonderful spot isn't it? I'm glad you enjoyed your time in 'George'. Hopefully we can have you back to visit again one day! - Sarah

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James Leech

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Sunrise are a great campervan company - smaller than most others so you get a much more personal experience than from one of the big companies. Modern campervans fitted out with all that you could need - we had their Piwakawaka 669 and it was great for 2 people. Sunrise give you handy things to start your hire like compostable rubbish bags and Eco washing up liquid. They were very helpful when we got a stone chip stuck in a brake disc - organising a place for us to take the van and get it sorted with minimum of hassle. Their Koha experience site with Don is also fab and included in their hires - we wished we could have spent more time there before/after doing Abel Tasman and Golden Bay. All in all a really pleasant campervan experience.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks James for your review. We love hearing how people enjoyed their time in NZ. Maybe you'll need to come back and spend some more time with Don. I was there the other day and the raspberry bushes were teeming with fruit! I hope you managed to get some veggies off him. - Sarah :)

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Daniel Madden

Ranking: 10/10

My fiancée, now wife, and I were so fortunate to have connected with the team at Sunrise Holidays. We were quite impressed by their customer service and deeply greatly for the thorough communication, along with their ability to address every need before/during/after our journey. We toured the South Island in a camper named 'Burt' which was well equipped and wonderfully comfortable. As we had such a wonderful experience, but not nearly enough time to tour, we hope to return to the South Island and would do so (in a heartbeat) with Sunrise Holidays. We are so grateful for their accommodation at peak season and ability to troubleshoot any need in guiding our experience.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Daniel, thanks so much for your wonderful review. Sounds like you and your wife had a lovely honeymoon in "Burt". A great start to the New Year and married life. Hopefully we'll see you again in NZ soon. :) - Sarah

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Adrian Pett

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic campervan hire company. Price was cheaper than the "big names", but still for a van around only 2 years old. Great communication and support from Sarah and Danny, with many thanks. Well recommended for your NZ holiday.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks Adrian, glad you enjoyed your time in Roy! I bet the kids had a wonderful time exploring NZ. Hope to see you back oneday! - Sarah :)

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Megan Wong

Ranking: 9/10

It was a really wonderful experience dealing with Sunrise - Sarah, Nathan, and Ross were very helpful. We rented the Weka 590 for two weeks, and we just loved "Burt". :)

The stay at Koha Campsite was amazing. And Don, what can we say, just drop by to see him. It is a rare opportunity to experience the nature so close. It was one of the highlights of our trip. Thank you!

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks Megan. The Koha campsite is a great spot isn't it! Happy New Year - Sarah. :)

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pete wardlow

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Faultless.
Sunrise have been a brilliant company to work with in every way from day one to finishing our trip.
Having never been on a campervan trip before we had lots of questions and advice needed, sunrise had all the answers and were very quick in replying to our emails, communication with them was excellent.
We just cannot thank the sunrise team enough they helped to make this seven week trip a true holiday of a lifetime.
They maybe a smaller company compared to many of the more familiar large rental companies, but this is to their customers benefit as the level of service is very much on a personal one to one level, something you would never get with big companies.
The van was a pleasure to drive, exactly as described. Another benefit of a smaller company as the van was not very old , less than 40k /Kms mileage.
We would highly recommend sunrise holidays to anyone considering going campervaning in New Zealand. In fact we were approached by a fellow camping couple whilst on holiday, as they admired our van. In discussion with them they were having many issues with the van they were renting from one of the big rental companies. We had no hesitation in praising sunrise and passing on their details.
As I said at the start FAULTLESS

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Wow, Pete! Thanks so much for your amazing review. I hope you had a lovely time catching up with your Son. Hopefully we'll see you back in NZ some time in the future! - Merry Christmas, Sarah & The Sunrise Team

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Daniel Benjamin

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Referred by Rankers, we rented the Sunrise Tribute 669 Campervan for 30 days in order to visit the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Except for the air conditioning system that was not working properly, this fully equipped self-contained Campervan proved to be a great asset for us as both our house for one month and moving around for more than 6000 Km. It was super comfortable for two people and made this amazing trip so much more enjoyable. Sunrise is one of the high-end campervan rental company but it is not that big, which makes them very responsive as well as able to provide outstanding service support when required. The check-in right beside the Auckland Airport proved to be very smooth and thorough and so was the check-out right beside the Christchurch Airport. The use of Sunrise for a high-end self-contained campervan is very highly recommended. Big thanks especially to Nathan and Sarah.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks for your lovely review Daniel. Sound like you had a great time and covered some good miles in 'Henry'! - Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, all the best. Sarah & The Sunrise Team

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Julie Morin

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent in all respects: communication, quality of van, service. The complimentary nights that Sunrise includes at the Koha camp near Motueka was a bonus highlight to our 3 week trip on the South Island. We highly recommend Sunrise Holidays, a thoroughly professional operation.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks for your lovely review Julie! I'm so glad you had time to spend a couple of nights at the Koha campsite. It's a pretty special spot and close to our hearts here at Sunrise.
Pleased you enjoyed travelling in Doris! - Sarah

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Nick Richards

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Fabulous, friendly and efficient! Great quality!

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Nick! Thanks for the review.
Glad you enjoyed your Kiwi holiday in Manu :). - Sarah

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Peter Worsey

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

We hired a 6 berth Tekapu for 3 adults from Sunrise for just over three weeks and found everything spot on. Sarah was in regular contact through the booking process and up to collection . Our campervan 'Dot' was feeling a little poorly part way through so Sunrise arranged for her brother' 'Roy' to step in and this was arranged straight away and did not disrupt our travel plans at all. Nathan was in regular contact to sort this out quickly for us. The vans themselves are very spacious, especially for 3 adults and the only reason the score was not a 10 was that some of the equipment was getting a bit tired but this was very minor. I would echo the other reviews about having the freedom to camp and we only had to spend less than 10 dollars on gas as we were able to use the battery power or plug in when needed.

All in all a great experience and hats off to the Sunrise team.

Oh and NZ is amazing of course!

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Peter, so pleased you enjoyed your time in both Roy and Dot.
Hopefully we can have you back with us again one day! :) - Sarah

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Lil and Rob

Ranking: 9/10

We had the pleasure of a Sunrise Campervan experience in Rita for a week around and about in the South Island. She is a gem and as my idea of a great trip is to have the luxury of a travelling kitchen I could not have been happier with what the van had to offer. A great fridge and enough supplies to make cooking a meal a pleasure. The van was toasty warm which was great as the weather was cold. The bed that can be lifted and dropped with the push of a button was delightfully comfortable. Rita was excellent to drive and has great manoeuvrability. All in all a great trip and the staff at Sunrise demonstrated their experience in the industry and commitment to customer service. Thanks team.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks Lil and Rob, Rita's a real gem of a campervan isn't she? Probably my favourite on the fleet (if I'm allowed favourites) - Sarah

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Alexandra Zobel-Brown

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

The service we received from Sunrise was fantastic, the campervan was great and our experience around the North Island was one our family of four will remember forever. Thank you Sunrise Holidays!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

So pleased you enjoyed your time in the North Island in 'Ralph'! Hopefully you've made some wonderful memories - Sarah

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Lanny T

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Sunrise made the rental experience easy and smooth. Everything was well setup to ensure a quick pick up and start to our trip. Love that insurance choice was straight forward, outdoor equipments included, kitchen well equip, even the waste dump had a pair of gloves for hygiene. Thoughtful of the little conveniences for daily needs.
Thank you for planning the finer details so that we can enjoy the bigger important things!
From a happy family of 4.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks Lanny! Hopefully you've got some great memories to look back on.
-Sarah

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Andrew Hammond

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

We have nothing but positive things to say about our experience with Sunrise Holidays. This was our 3rd campervan holiday in NZ and Sunrise is by far the best company we have used.
Our van "Val" was excellent and had everything in it we needed for our trip. We did a mix of free camping and staying in holiday parks and the solar kept the battery charged nicely. The gas heater was really nicer to have on a couple of cold free camping nights.
Thanks to Sarah for her prompt communication so we always knew the status of our quote/booking. Also a big thanks to Nathan for fixing one minor issue and ensuring everything was perfect with the van; we really appreciated your efforts.

Highly recommend Sunrise Holidays; you wont be disappointed

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Andrew, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in 'Val' and in NZ! Those gas heaters are amazing for those chilly South Island nights! I hope you've made some great family memories on this trip to NZ :)
Make sure to let us know next time you're over!
Sarah

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Paul

Ranking: 10/10

We travelled around the South Island in a Sunrise Takapu campervan with my family and it was an amazing way to travel. The campervan was equipped with everything we needed for our trip. My 2 & 4 year old loved all the space they had, and we were nice and warm every night with the gas heater.

The solar panels meant we hardly ever had to 'plug in' which meant that we got to experience some amazing freedom camping spots (highly recommend Warrington beach just North of Dunedin).

The campervan was easy to drive, and everything inside was easy to use. An amazing family holiday creating wonderful memories. Highly recommend Sunrise Holidays! Can't wait for our next trip!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in June 2019

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks for your nice review Paul, great to hear you and your family had such a good time and you have some wonderful memories, look forward to dealing with you again. Nathan

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Nikki Van de Scheur

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing experience!

From our initial booking enquiry emails with Nathan and Sarah, to our pick up/intro to our camper all the way to the drop off at the end, the whole Sunrise team were so friendly and helpful and really encompassed that welcoming, kind and easy going NZ spirit that we fell in love with during our trip.

We booked the Weka Tribute 625 and travelled for 22 days, Auckland to Christchurch. The camper itself was terrific and so well equipped with everything we needed and more. Layout was great and the size for the 2 of us (couple) was perfect. We liked feeling like “locals” in the non-branded camper too. We could easily have kept travelling for months and months comfortably.

We had some battery trouble on our second/third day in, but Nathan quickly organised a camper swap which had us back on the road again within a few hours. Amazing service and no niggles for the remainder of the trip. The peace of mind knowing that Nathan was only a phone call away was really re-assuring.

We can't wait to book again with Sunrise for our next trip and recommend to others 100%!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in September 2018

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks so much Nikki! Can't wait to have you back on the road with us soon! - Sarah :)

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charlie

Ranking: 10/10

amazing country best way to see it

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2019

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks Charlie, we have to agree with you, NZ is an amazing place and there is no better way to see it that in a well appointed campervan or motorhome. Nathan

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dino Sikkel

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

My fiance and I have nothing but positive things to say about Sunrise, they provided a clean, reliable and versatile vehicle along with all the support we could have possibly needed to provide us with the trip of a lifetime. We still think back to our campervan 'Trevor' with fondness as it (he) was so comfortable and so versatile. One of the best things about the trip was that we were able to stay where others couldnt and longer than those who could. The solar panels charged througout the day and the gas was so efficient (we only refilled once over our 5 week trip and even then it was still half full) such that we had more than enough power to keep us going wherever we were. So while others were having to travel to the larger campsites to plug in (we met loads of campervanners who were out of power and had to find a large campsite), we were able to pick and choose sites that were off the beaten track, quiet and beautiful (the self contained campsite at the top of Log Race Road in Piha - and its views- were incredible). The Sunrise team offered support every step of the way. When all wrapped together, this meant that we had no worries, no concerns, we were away from the crowds and we could just get on with appreciating how amazing NZ is and enjoying our time away.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2019

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Dino, thanks heaps for the great review, nice to meet you guys and hear about your amazing adventures. Glad you guys loved Trevor so much, he enjoyed the journey too. Hope to see you again sometime. Nathan and the Sunrise team

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Dieter Stein

Ranking: 10/10

One of the best camper Rentals. I booked 32 days from Germany in March 2019
1. TOP Quality - Camper only 1 to 2 years old
2. TOP Service - every problem is kindly clarified
3. TOP Price - very good price compared to other companies
I can only recommend Sunrise Holidays - very friendly and competent
Best Regards from Germany
Dieter and Sabine

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2019

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Dieter and Sabine, thanks for your review and been so understanding when we had a bit of an issue. Enjoy your next adventure, with 40 years of experience in motorhoming your knowledge and expereince certainly exceeds mine. Regards Nathan and the Sunrise team

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Martha Duszynska

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

We had a wonderful month in New Zealand in our lovely Piwakawaka Campervan called "Henry", or "Sir Henry", as we called him. He never failed to bring us to our destination, travelling was smooth, cooking in the campervan was really fun. I think it was the perfect size for me and my fiancé. It was also well equipped with anything you would need in that time. As we were self contained we were able to camp in some amazing spots, as in the Bay of Island in a lovely bay, next to lake in the Fjordlands at Lake Manapouri or Lake Pukaki, just to name a few. We didn't have any issues - the only minor thing, that was a little bit annoying was the fridge cover, that went loose quite in the beginning. But on our campervan checkup at Don's place that issues was quickly fixed and the fridge opened like a charm after that. If you have the time we highly recommend Don's Organic garden close to Motueka. It was such an amazing experience, as Don is such a sweet person and the campsite was amazing.
When we picked up the campervan in Auckland the people were really kind and nice. Especially the lady, who showed us the campervan was super sweet and we felt really welcome.
When we dropped the campervan we were picked up by Ross, who is also an amazing person, and he was really sweet and gave us some nice tips for Christchurch. Everything was so uncomplicated - I can highly recommend Sunrise Holidays for your Holiday in NZ.
We will definitely come back some time with our family and rent a bigger campervan und travel NZ again. The experience was wonderful. Thanks Sunrise! :)

Kindest Regards,
Martha & David

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Kia Ora Martha and Dave, great to hear Henry the Piwakawaka fitted your needs so perfectly. We were blessed to have the exclusive use of Dons camp (amazing garden) and services to check up at the midpoint of our customers journey. Its always nice to hear how peoples New Zealand adventure went. Look forward to seeing you and the new additions to the family when you return. Nathan and the Sunrise team

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John B

Ranking: 10/10

Renting a campervan from Sunrise for my month in NZ was a great experience from start to finish!

They offered me a van that was just right for me at a price well below their competitors, and were friendly and helpful in the run up to my trip. They collected me from the airport, and picking up the campervan must only have taken 20 minutes or so. During the trip they were in touch to check all was well and to give me important travel updates, and I even stayed for free at their base near Picton where I got a free vehicle checkup. I'd been unlucky to have a puncture, which they changed for me and Nathan, the owner, even drove out to meet me to give me a replacement spare wheel - I was touched that he was so determined to make the effort! Returning the vehicle was very straightforward, and they were completely accommodating about the delays I encountered with the Picton ferry.

All in all, Sunrise went above and beyond to be helpful, friendly and accommodating at every turn and if I went back to NZ there's no one else I'd go to for a campervan. Thanks for all your hard work!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Kia Ora John, thanks for your awesome review, it was really nice to meet you. As you were passing through my home town I was indeed very determined to get you that tyre, I was aware of your tight schedule and been a weekend didn't want to risk the chance of you getting another flat without a spare. You must have enjoyed the South island so much, from memory you had only given yourself a day and a half days to get back up to Auckland. Enjoy the rest of your year Nathan and the Sunrise team

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Geertje and Rein

Ranking: 10/10

We enjoyed "our" Sunrise campervan for six weeks. The freedom to be able to camp on the grid was an important reason to choose Sunrise. The personal contacts both during the preparation of our trip and during the period that we were in NZ were great! Certainly after a minor accident, Nathan provided excellent guidance. We would like to travel with Sunrise again.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in February 2019

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Kia Ora Geertje and Rein, thanks for your nice review. All our campervans are well set up for freedom camping, mush better than most which is just how we like them. Minor incidents can happen on tour, I am glad that we were able to get you sorted and back on the road so quickly without to much impact to your adventure. All the best, regards Nathan and the Sunrise team.

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Fredrik & Mattias

Ranking: 10/10

We rented a campervan with Sunrise Holidays for three weeks and are very satisfied! We had a lot of questions before the day of rental and Sarah responded to all of our questions very fast and was extremely helpful!
When picking up the van we received all instructions needed in a very good way.

During our rental we had an issue which Nathan at Sunrise Holidays solved very quickly.

The campervan had everything you needed, good storage, bed was very comfy and the shower was big! Returning the campervan was also very easy and Eddie who was there when we returned the campervan was very friendly and helpful and even drove us to the city where we had to go afterwards!

I highly recommend everyone to rent with Sunrise Holidays and next time we will go to New Zealand we will definitely book with them again without any doubt! The service is top class!

Million thanks to Nathan, Eddie and the rest of the team at Sunrise Holidays.

Kindest Regards Fredrik & Mattias

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Fredrik & Mattias, thanks for your great review, sounds like we did an ok job. Glad you enjoyed travelling in our camper and enjoyed our amazing country. All the best Nathan and the Sunrise team.

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Hans Stam

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Voordat we aan onze reis naar Nieuw Zeeland begonnen hebben we nadrukkelijk gezocht naar een camperverhuurder die garant zou staan voor goede service en support. Direct al na de eerste mailuitwisseling was het contact met Sunrise prettig en persoonlijk. Zij gaven ons direct vertrouwen dat onze campertrip perfect in orde zou komen door o.a. veel goede adviezen die belangrijk zijn voordat je aan zo'n reis begint. Voor ons was het namelijk de eerste keer dat we met een camper op reis zouden gaan.
We kijken nu terug op een van de mooiste reiservaringen, mede door de goede support van Sunrise.
Onderweg hadden we een probleempje met de olie van de campervan. Nathan heeft direct actie ondernomen en kwam gelijk de dag erna zelf in een vervangende auto. Spontaan bood hij ons een lunch aan voor het ongemak.
De reparatie werd ondanks dat het zondag was gelijk bij een locale garage uitgevoerd waardoor we dezelfde dag weer met onze camper verder konden. Het was leuk dat het omruilen van de auto's bij het strand plaatsvond waar wij verbleven. Nathan nam de gelegenheid om nog even te zwemmen met z'n vader. Daarna heeft hij voor hij vertrok nog veel goede tips gegeven voor onze verdere reis.
Absoluut een dikke 10 voor Sunrise.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Hans, thanks for your awesome review. It was great meeting you guys, and I think the day was a real highlight for my dad who doesn't get out that much anymore. Thanks for been such great customers, we really enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you again. With thanks Nathan

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Marcel

Ranking: 10/10

Thanks to the whole sunrise holidays family. We have had a wonderful and impressive holiday in New Zealand. From the beginning we#ve had the feeling that we trusted the right guys regarding the renting of a campervan. The support we have experienced was really good. As we have had a small technical problem in the beginning with our campervan Nathan has offered us another bigger campervan, free of charge of course. You can get in touch with the sunrise holiday team at any time and are going to get helpful answers immediately.
The campervans have a really good configuration with everything you need and even more, like the speed cruise control which helps a lot when you are driving more than 3500km, as we did. Due to the sunrise panels on the roof of the campervan we could easily enjoy the pleasure of free camping. All the campervans of Sunrise are in really good shape and not that old compared to the Campervans offered from the other renting companies.
We can definetly recommend sunrise holidays to everyone who wants to experience a great and wonderful time in New Zealand without worrying about the campervan at any time.
Thank you very much guys for making this vacation to one of the best we have ever had and probably will have. We really got the feeling that we were part of your family.

Cheers and best wishes from Germany,

Mareike and Marcel.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Kia Ora Marcel and Mareike, thanks for the fantastic review. Great to hear you had one of your best vacations ever in one of our vehicles and enjoyed the solar panels and freedom camping. It was also so good to see and hear your response from the upgrade, it made me so happy been able to offer it. Many thanks Nathan

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Andrew Sanis

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Sunrise Holidays gave my family an adventure and experience of a lifetime. We loved the camper, we fell in love with New Zealand and everybody at Sunrise Holidays took care of us along the way.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Kia Ora Andrew, thanks for your lovely words, it gives me and the team great joy to hear you and your family had the trip of a lifetime. Regards Nathan and the team and sunrise

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Bengt Pehrson

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Everything was good!
A tip: We had to use our own telephons gps, so it should be much better if the camper had mobile roadband. We are very pleased with Natan, who helpt us with the fridge.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Kia Ora Bengt, thanks for your great review, we do provide GPS in the campers but sometimes they can be a little naughty play up, as I think must have happened in your case. As mobile coverage has improved we actually went away from providing wifi in our vans as we didn't see much benefit to our customers and it just seemed to be a money making tool for us campervan companies. The wifi only works if there is coverage, so really just similar to or no advantage from hot spotting a mobile phone. All the best Nathan and the sunrise team.

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MortenHaek

Ranking: 10/10

Due to a misunderstanding in the booking our familty stood without a campervan on arrival in NZ just a few days before Christmas, the ultimate high season of high seasons!

Numerous calls to most of rental companies in NZ without luck! Then I got in touch with Sunrise Holidays and within few hours our long time time planned holiday was possible despite the booking issue!

My guess is that their customer service is unmatched in NZ! Nathan and his team really made a difference for our family :-)

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Awesome thanks Morten, another very satisfied sunrise customer, glad we could help out. Many thanks Nathan and the sunrise team.

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Chris Mitts

United States

Ranking: 10/10

During a trip to New Zealand my girlfriend and I rented a campervan from Sunrise Holidays out of Christchurch. The experience was amazing and Sunrise had a lot to do with that. The owner Nathan picked us up from the airport in our campervan, gave us a run down of anything and everything we would need to know about the campervan, and had us practice driving with him. Nathan was extremely helpful, answered all of our questions, and made sure we were totally comfortable before leaving us. He even gave us a few tips on what to do while we were out exploring the South Island, and told us about a great weather forecasting site which definitely saved us from being stuck in rain a few times. The campervan itself was very clean and worked great. We had no issues with it whatsoever, definitely everything we expected and more. When the unfortunate time of our trip ended came, Nathan even came to our hotel in Christchurch to pick the campervan up from us.

Overall, Sunrise Holidays really makes you feel welcome and as part of their family, you can tell they put a lot of effort into the care and maintenance of their campervans and really care about each individual customer.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in September 2018

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Chris, thanks for your kind words, it was great to meet you guys, you were the first hire of my season and it was great that I happened to be back in Christchurch when it was time to drop off the van. Glad you had such an amazing holidays, the smiles of you both was so infectious. Keep loving life. Nathan and the sunrise team.

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Nicola

Ranking: 10/10

Great Team for a great holiday; all was perfect and on time. The Sunrise Team has been responsive, easy going and fully supporting us from the beginning to the end! The campervan was brand new (just 37000 km) and we drove for 4000 km without any problem. Thank you Friends, if there will be a next time in NZ, for sure it will be with you! Take care!

Reviewed about 3 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Kia Ora Nicola, thanks for your great review, sounds like you had a pretty perfect adventure, we are looking forward to seeing you next time you are down under. Nathan and the Sunrise team

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Marcus Berndt

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

We are from GERMANY and did our trip in November 2018 for 32 days from Auckland to Christchurch with our Sunrise Holidays Campervan "Billy", which is a "Sunrise Piwakawaka 669" (2+1 Berth auto-trail Tribute 669 (Early 2018)").
-First- of all I have to say that this experience was incredible for us and Sunrise Holidays and our beloved "Billy" make it happen!! Thank yopu for this!!
-Second- All of the people (Nathan,Sarah,Ross,...) we have contact with were friendly and helpful. All question an worries were answered an solved quickly and to our happiness!
-Third- This was our first journey to New Zealand, in a Campervan and on the left side of the road so we were very excited, if everything would work well.
-Number4- The Pickup good but we did not have the right number to contact the Driver. So I have to make some calls but all the staff were calm and helpful. And with a little delay we got our pickup directly with our Campervan "Billy", unfortunately I can not remember the name of the girl who picked us up. But it was very nice! She take us away from the airport and after a few minutes we changed seats so I have to drive, the very first time! But it was great with here assistance!
-Number5- We make around 5800km´s and we got no problems with Billy, he was a reliable fellow!
-Number6- Everything was clean and tidy! Somedays later after the Campervan handover we checked that there were no showerhead and hose. This was no problem for us, I think when we checked it at the pickup-day, no problem. We did not need the shower, but the small toilet and sink were perfect for freedom-camping and scenic campground with only droptoilets and sandfly-attacks.
-Number7- For me it was difficult to empty the greywater-tank, but I think this was due to our little experiences with campers.
-Number8- The dimensions, the automatic transmission and the Cruise Control feature of Billy were perfect an comfortable and I would recommend this to everyone!..No.more.space.. :-(

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in November 2018

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Kyle Canton

United States

Ranking: 10/10

The people are amazingly helpful! We were so lucky to rent our campervan through Sunrise Holiday. It was our first time camping in a campervan so as newbies, we had a couple of episodes, but Nathan, Ross and Sarah helped us in every way possible. When we were dropping off the van, Pania saw we had a lot of luggages, she then arranged a drop-off to our hotel which was huge help! Definitely recommend Sunrise Holiday to anyone who wants to have an amazing road trip in NZ!

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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alan chan

Singapore

Ranking: 10/10

We rented from NZ Sunrise Holidays, picked up and dropped off at Christchurch and the overall experience was great, we could not be more pleased!

This is the first time we drove a campervan and we rented a 4 Berth Takapu 720 for 16 days. We were not familiar with the campervan, so when the first time we tried to charge the power for the campervan at the power campsite and it was after 20.30 hours, we text Nathan for assistance and he responded Immediately. I would definitely say that their service both before and during the trip exceeded expectation.

We were lucky to get a brand new campervan and despite traveling in summer (end November to mid December), most of the days were still cold as it rained a lot but we were warm in the van due to the warm blankets and the heater. The double bed can be converted from the two sofas at the back of the van and it was so convenient and very comfortable. The double bed above the driver seat is comfortable but more suitable for people with smaller built or children. we did not use the third bed at the dining area, as the other two beds are good enough for family of 4. We were also provided with towels and the van is well equipped with all the cooking utensils, oven, stove top and microwave and my wife could not be more please as she can cook even when we parked at non-power sites as the van has the solar panel and gas tank and could take hot shower. We only needed to look for a power sites when we need to charge our laptop, camera or microwave. We had a safe and enjoyable journey and the campervan is great and powerful enough to bring us up many steep roads.

We like to thank Nathan, Sarah and Ross to make our 16 days trip in New Zealand a memorable experience!

Alan

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Zena Eyles

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Perfect size van for 2 people who don't want the hassles of finding suitable parking, a go anywhere sort of vehicle easy to handle on New Zealand roads. Great company to deal with. Rankers app was invaluable for touring lots of information. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Caroline Frank

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Thank you for this amazing campervan experience! We are a small family of 3 and travelled with our 8 months year old baby for one month with the Sunrise Weka. The interior is beautifully made and there is all you need for travelling, cooking & relaxing in the evening. The overall customer service experience is very good and useful, which was also the reason why we choose you instead of going with a bigger company. It was more personal & local!
We also spent 2 nights at the Koha Campsite with Don, which was one of the highlights of our trip. The place is very peaceful and beautiful, and you can enjoy some good conversations with Don about organic planting and stories about his travels.
There is no publicity on the Campervans which make you feel very local :-)
We'll be back one day and can only recommend Sunrise Holidays to any visitors coming from abroad and looking for the real Kiwi experience!

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Anthony Carroll

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

The campervan , a Piwakawaka was almost new and met our requirements perfectly. The bed was large and comfortable, cooker was good, toilet and shower good (we actually used the shower a couple of times!). The van was easy to drive and Sunrise were the epitomy of relaxed easy going New Zealanders, wonderful. No pressure, nothing like that. I would recommend them to anybody.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Jeremy Bennett

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Just returned from our second 2 month visit to NZ in a Sunrise LDV campervan. Amazing time, as before, and great service all the way through from start to finish from the Sunrise team. The van was compact, well equipped and very comfortable and we loved the new set up with the walk through rear door arrangement. Didn’t use the side door at all! Meant we could just park up and step right out beside the beach or lakeside. Plenty of storage and so many extras included that other companies charge for on top. And the brilliant solar panel meant that we didn’t need to hook up for power once, hence the ability to freedom camp wherever the road took us (we didn’t have an itinerary!). Good to meet Don this time round in Motueka and enjoy his beautiful site ... and his company ... for a couple of nights. Nathan was always at the end of the phone to sort out any queries and Sarah was so efficient in always getting back to us promptly. Good to meet Ross again too in Christchurch for a smooth drop off. Thank you to the whole team for once again making our tour of NZ so special and hassle free - over 6000 km of trouble free motoring and enjoyed every moment. We have recommended Sunrise to so many people we have met, many of whom have had poor service from other rental companies, and it would be the only company we would consider using if we were fortunate enough to be able to return again.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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stephen richard

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

We thoroughly enjoyed our travels in this 6 birth Sunrise camper van. It coped extremely well with the steep gradient hill climbs and was generally very comfortable to drive. The cooking, hot water and heating systems far exceeded our expectations. What did disappoint was the condition of the upholstery. All of the seating, including the ones to be slept on looked grubby and were stained. The table seat had a large unsightly stain. There were some electrical issues with vehicle lights not working and a satnav that did not work, all of which we thought should have been checked prior to hire. A few items of linen had been clearly missed by the cleaners which prompted my wife to wash all the linen as a precaution prior to use! We made use of the Sunrise camp south of Abel Tasman and met Don. The site was in a great location and we were given fresh veg. In all a good experience travelling South Island.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Robin Lam

Singapore

Ranking: 10/10

Very comfortable campervans! The staff were really helpful with our needs. Their response were really quick which made our trip smooth!

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Mark Lechner

United States

Ranking: 10/10

From the beginning, a year ago to secure our Tribute 625 "Trev" to the return, our experience with Nathan and Sunrise Holidays has been nothing short of spectacular. Rankers made it easy for us to book with Sunrise Holidays as well as complete the payment process. During our trip we had a couple of questions at the start regarding our camper van and Nathan was immediately available to answer. Like all Sunrise campers ours was a 2017 and very well taken care of. Most of the other camper rental companies which we later found out talking to fellow campers are much older which leads to numerous mechanical issues and as it turns out out unacceptable customer care. Not with Sunrise Holidays. Theirs is a smaller and new fleet which equates to reliability and in in Sunrise Holidays case exceptional customer care as was the case for a couple of questions we had about the van along the way. In 19 days we drove close to 4000 km without an issue except a flat tire in the Milford Sound area. Nathan was available to help sort things out. Our Tribute 625 was a perfect camper for my wife and I. Clean, efficient and well stocked with everything we needed and it drove wonderfully on the highways and mountains. As a note we got 20 miles to the gallon over the course of our trip which I think is exceptional. Our check in and check out with Pania was easy and fun. She is a wonderful face and representative of Sunrise Holidays. Its obvious that Nathan and his staff want you to have a memorable experience with them and in their marvelous country. I highly, highly recommend renting from them. You will not be disappointed, only thrilled with your rental experience. I would do it all over again with Sunrise Holidays. Thank you for a great experience Nathan and staff.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Tadhg and Ciara

Ranking: 10/10

Can’t speak highly enough of Sunrise Campers. From the minute you get a quote to the minute you drop back the campervan after touring NZ, this company is thoroughly professional, friendly and just all round amazing. We had a 2 berth campervan that was just perfect. Very well kitted out with everything you needed and all appliances etc worked perfectly with no problems. The van was very new, super clean and easy to drive and easy to use. Nathan was brilliant at introducing the camper to us in Auckland and was always only a phonecall away if we had any questions.
Top service. It made our holiday in NZ even better.
Thank you Sunrise

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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ian kennedy

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely brilliant company to deal with. We had a few small initial problems but Nathan and Sarah soon sorted them out. The Sunrise team are very helpful with their hints and tips and advice along the way if you need it. Don at the Koha experience is an absolute gem and his suggestions for campsites and places to visit all came up trumps. Thanks to the whole Sunrise team for making our camper van holiday in New Zealand extra special.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Annette Gordon

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great experience hiring with Sunrise, Nathan and his team especially Sarah in the office were extremely helpful and we really enjoyed our time in our van Marg, Nathan was on hand to deal with any queries that we had while away and on our return to Christchurch we took the van to the airport drop off as we were not sure of parking in central Christchurch we were pleasantly surprised that it was Nathan who was there to meet us along with Mike. The van was very well equipped and very comfortable and with the Solar Panel it was great for the nights that we chose to freedom camp. Sunrise are quite a small company and do not have a huge fleet of vehicles but the level of personal service we received told us that we made the right choice. If I ever make it back to New Zealand I would not hesitate in booking a Sunrise Campervan again.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Liz

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Just got back from Ruapehu from a Snowboarding / skiing holiday in a Weka Campervan from 'Sunrise Holidays' and it was AWESOME!! We stayed at the Whakapapa Village Campground at a powered site - just plugged in and were cozy-as despite temperatures well blow zero and much snowing!! The Campervan comfortably slept 1 adult and 3 teenagers (could have slept another). Was so warm inside van following a cold day up at the mountain and through some very cold nights. The Weka Campervan was surprisingly easy to drive - I watched the instruction video provided by Sunrise Holidays and was away laughing!! (despite being a short female driver, who doesn't tend to drive large vehicles!). A great family-adventure experience which we are going to repeat NEXT winter! Thanks Sunrise Holidays :)

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Jon Rush

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great crew, great vehicles and awesome service. Drove a Weka around the North Island surfing and mountain biking. The Weka was smooth on the road and sooo comfortable either through the day taking a break or parked up for the night. Nathan and the rest of the Sunrise team added an extra level of stoke to the whole experience giving us a thorough once over of our ride and a whole bunch of other useful tips and tricks. Legend!
Sunrise are totally unique in the campervan market as they operate at a 'user level', giving a 'family/best mate vibe' making your holiday experience so chilled while providing a seamless and professional service.
Highly recommended.
We defintiely be back for more...

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Kelvin Lim

Singapore

Ranking: 10/10

I booked a campervan from Sunrise for a family of 2 adults and 6 kids. The entire experience was fantastic and fuss-free. The pickup of the campervan was exactly on time; the campervan was clean, new, and everything worked. There was absolutely nothing missing. Drove the campervan everywhere around North Island and there were no problems whatsoever.

Along the way, we had a minor bump with another vehicle. Although there was no damage to the campervan, I was able to get Nathan from Sunrise on the phone immediately. He promised to settle everything with the other driver and he did, without any issues whatsoever.

Frankly speaking, I was reading the reviews of other campervan companies I was a little worried. But honestly, Sunrise.was absolutely perfect. It was a fantastic experience. Would recommend them to anyone visiting NZ.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2018

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Michael Grozdanovski

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely fantastic!!!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Corinne Veyssiere

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Merci à Ross pour ses explications même si nous parlons très mal anglais.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Frank Turner

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

A great company to deal with. Modern campervans make travelling very enjoyable

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Graham Johnstone

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent service and super motorhome. Some small niggling problems (late delivery, fragile table leg, waste bin fitting broken) but nothing that majorly impacted the holiday. Good support from the Sunrise management. Wholeheartedly recommended.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2018

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Millie Benbow

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing amazing amazing! We had a wonderful time in NZ and can't wait to come back. We travelled in the Tribute 620 with a 4 month old baby and everything was perfect. Nathan was super helpful and always available when we needed info. We'll be back soon!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Pam Fairbanks

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Superb van, comfortable and easy to drive. Collection shuttle from and to airport prompt and friendly. Would recommend and use again.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2018

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Shelley Sims

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

This trip was shared with my sister as a way to reconnect as we live 5000 km apart from each other and are 9 years apart. What better way than to put two people in a small vehicle and drive through a gorgeous island in
​the ​comforts of a brand new campervan to test their true bond. We traveled in one of Nathan's newest campervans - in fact it was the first time anyone used it! Being a standard and driving on the left side of the road, we soon found our groove and loved every moment of it - not counting a few hair razing moments navigating roundabouts before we were truly ready. From the comfortable bed, best sleeps ever!, to the well-stocked kitchen​, ​plenty of storage, we​ ​could not ask for more.
We had a wee discovery of all the features of the van and how to use them before we were
​on our own. ​Nathan asked questions of our plans, gave oodles of suggestions, provided a downloadable document with tips we utilized regulary! And generally made sure we felt comfortable with it entirely. Right from the beginning inquiry I felt like I was dealing with a brother who would set us up right.
​If​ ever get the chance to cross the oceans and spend more time with the most hospitable people I have EVER met, I will use Sunrise again. Thank you to Nathan​!. Kinds regards, Shelley Sims​ - ​Travelled November 2016​

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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John Graham

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

We hired the Trubute 625, 4 berth, which was a very comfortable van for a couple to live in for 7 weeks. It had plenty of storage space and a large bathroom with a good shower. This model had a microwave but no TV/DVD player. We originally booked a smaller older van of the type we had hired before, so we found this van a bit big and it was also very noisy.
The standard of customer service we received was very disappointing. We had no personal contact with Sunrise as both pick-up and drop-off were handled by other companies. Our van had not been checked over properly before pick-up, so we found there were items missing, broken or not very clean and there was a warning light on. Some of the missing or broken items were replaced at pick-up but we were left to contact Nathan about the warning light. We then had the inconvenience of taking it to a garage, twice, to get the problem sorted. We also had a problem with a water leak inside the van towards the end if our trip.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2018

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Jen Hack

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We left our booking quite late and had resigned ourselves to getting something very average to drive around in for two weeks. I emailed Nathan at Sunrise expecting to get a rejection (it was 1 week before we needed the van!) but he could not have been more helpful and accommodating, and rented us an amazing van for our two weeks in NZ. It definitely made our trip so much more enjoyable - everything you could need was included including chairs, tables, full kitchen equipment (even tupperware for packed lunches!) They really did go the extra mile and it is very clear that a lot of extra thought has been put into making this experience fantastic. The kitchen was great, far bigger than most others that we saw with a fully working oven, hob, kettle, toaster, sink etc-and the fact that it is inside means that if it is raining you don't need to open up your van like some of the other companies and set your kitchen up.

Like many others have said the lack of branding on the van makes a huge difference, so nice to drive around without horrible tacky slogans and logos plastered all over! Nathan and Ross were fantastic at showing us how everything worked, explaining routes, giving us insider tips on where to freedom camp and even picking us up from the supermarket with our supplies when we were collecting the van, they really do go above and beyond.

We had no problems with the van, but if we did I would have no doubt that Nathan would have been on hand to sort it asap; he was reachable via phone and email whenever we needed him.

One extra massive bonus when booking with Sunrise is getting to stay with Don in Motueka; this without a doubt made our trip, he is an absolute legend who is kind and generous with his time (and unbelievably delicious vegetables!) Definitely dont miss doing this-thank you so much Don and Nathan!

We would 100% recommend every time!

Jen and James

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2018

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Rodney Tillyer

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very happy with our Campervan. Well fitted out and the engine pulled extremely well up and down the mountains round both the North and South Islands.
The hand over went well and the return also.
Would recommend this company.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Jennifer Pardee

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

It’s rare that I would actually give a perfect 10 score but honestly, I can’t find any reason to not given them anything but a glowing review. We had friends who had recently returned from a camper van experience in NZ and they had a LOT of issues so we went in with our eyes wide open, asked lots of questions and Nathan at Sunrise was always responsive and prompt in dealing with our questions. He also gave us great tips for our trip. We did have a few minor issues while on the road and again, we had very prompt and attentive service and our issues were resolved. We did over 6000 km of driving over five weeks so we spent a lot of time in our camper van. We loved the fact that our camper van did not have any advertising or branding on the van. There are a LOT of camper vans on the road there and it was nice to be not so targeted as a tourist. The van was virtually brand new and while we selected a smaller size van, it was fine for the two of us. Yes - we paid more for this van than other companies but it was worth every penny: you get what you pay for. It made for a very memorable trip and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sunrise to anyone who is considering renting a camper van. Do your homework: check the reviews; I did and it paid off. Thanks Nathan and the team at Sunrise!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Max Mayer-Aull

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

The camper was literally unbranded and new - we had several NZ campers approach us to enquire about the camper and how we liked it. Nathan is always available and is happy to deal with non-experienced queries! Highly recommend Nathan and his team and his fleet.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Lukas Heim

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

We could not have been more content with Sunrise Holidays. The brand new campervan had everything one can wish for when exploring New Zealand on four wheels: a small kitchen with a stove and oven, a table, two separate beds, a shower, and much more. You can tell that Nathan and his team have a lot of experience themselves traveling with a campervan: many extra items normally only available at extra cost were included and made life much easier. We had an outdoor table an chairs, bedding, towels, a coffee maker, pans, cutlery, dishes, a hose for grey water, etc. Nathan was always reachable and helpful when we needed some advice. A solar panel on the roof made freedom camping even easier. A detail but a nice one: Most other companies like to make their brand visible on their vehicles. Sunrise Holidays doesn’t do that (at all). If you are considering to discover New Zealand in a campervan, you should get in touch with Sunrise Holidays instead of one of the more known providers. Highly recommended!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Katrine Djernes

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

What can we say... We had the absolut best experience with Sunrise Holiday - exceeding all expectations. Nathan, the owner is alert, kind and extremely service oriented. The camper van he provided for us was a new model and worked perfectly. Both the camper van pick off in Auckland and the drop off in Christchurch were carried out smoothly. We highly recommend Sunrise Holiday - and in case we will be going back to NZ, we will know who to turn to. Thanks Nathan!

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Angela McDade

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We hired a 2 Berth LDV Biggest campervan from Sunrise for November and part of December. There were 2 of us in the campervan and the van was a good size as long as you like being cosy! The van has a large comfortable double bed, toilet and shower. The kitchen area was compact but good enough for us to cater for ourselves during our month in the van and there was plenty of cupboard space for clothes, food and all the accessories supplied. The accessories, bedding, towels etc were all good quality. The great thing about this van is that it has a high roof so there's plenty of headroom without being so big it's difficult to drive. I wouldn't drive a big, wide van but was happy to drive this one which took the pressure off my husband to do all driving. It also had solar panels which meant we could freedom camp when we wanted. Nathan was extremely helpful and a really good guy. We wouldn't hesitate about recommending Sunrise, we really felt like we were valued customers rather than a number as with some of the larger companies. When we go back for more travels in beautiful New Zealand we will not look at another company but go straight to Nathan at Sunrise.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in November 2017

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Olly

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

My wife and I visited New Zealand from the UK in April 2017. We rented a two berth camper van from Sunrise Holidays, which we picked up from Ross in Christchurch with no problems. He was very nice and showed us around the camper van, demonstrating how everything worked. The camper van was brilliant all the way through our three weeks down to Milford Sound and back north all the way up to Auckland. We arranged a pick up with Nathan in Auckland. Unfortunately, due to getting held up by traffic, we had to keep Nathan waiting for quite a while. However, when we arrived, Nathan was extremely well-mannered and polite.

Sunrise Holidays were fantastic from booking, to pick up, to collection and I would highly recommend them.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in April 2017

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Bill Shelton

United States

Ranking: 10/10

We had an outstanding experience with Sunrise Holiday Campers. From Ross meeting us promptly upon arrival in Christchurch, to the plush, outstanding late model motorhome, we were well pleased with our rental experience. Hours after taking possession of the RV we had a minor leak of a bathroom war we fitting. One call to Ross and he was there at our RV site within minutes, after hours, to quickly arrange solution. Other than this minor leak, the nearly three week experience was flawless. We loved the extremely comfortable motor home.
Return was exactly like the pickup, non eventful, prompt, courteous, and professional.
We certainly recommend Sunrise Holiday Campers based upon our wonderful experience with the firm.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Lynne Mansell

England

Ranking: 10/10

From my initial email enquiry to Nath at Sunrise Holidays to very reluctantly delivering the vehicle back to Ross was a very positive and professional experience. This was our first time in a camper van and to NZ - Nath delivered the vehicle to our Hotel in Auckland and give us a thorough hand over on absolutely everything we need to know. All of the equipment in the van was in perfect, new condition. As we were only the second people to hire out the Tribute van, the bed was extremely comfortable with lovely hotel quality bedding.
On returning the vehicle Ross in Christchurch was extremely helpful, meeting us at the depot and giving us a lift back to our Motel for our last night. We were given emergency contact numbers and emails to make contact during our travels (which we didn't need). I cannot recommend Sunrise highly enough. From complete first timers we had a holiday of a life time. 21 days of an excellent "home on wheels" complete with impeccable customer service.
Thank you Sunrise :)

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Thomas Nauer

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Great, comfortable, modern and very clean motorhome. It has been very well equipped with everything you need and we liked to solar panel on the roof. Impeccable communication with rental company during the reservation process and during the trip. Nathan has always been available and very helpful with everything. We had a great time in New Zealand and can warmly recommend Sunrise Holidays.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Sophie DESTANNES

France

Ranking: 10/10

It was the best! The whole team was really helpful and the campervan brand new with everything you need inside to freedom camp.
We had real good fun in the South Island and our campervan took us everywhere.
Thanks again Sunrise Holidays for making our trip memorable

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Arkaitz Garcia Herrera

Spain

Ranking: 8/10

Pretty old campervan but good enough for the price agreed. Nathan, the owner, made averything easier and we had no mayor issue during our stay. Well, he should find better mates at Christchurch for a perfect experience from the begining. A country and a Campervan Hire company to try again. Nice trip.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Kay Simpkin

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Personal service and very well equipped campervan with one cost - all included.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Patrick Meyer

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Sunrise was recommended to us from a couple who stayed in New Zealand last year. Nathan is an awesome and totally relaxed guy who will do everything to make your stay as hassle free as possible. He took us to a local baby shop to buy a child seat suitable for our seven month old daughter upon arrival. You can ask him any question and WhatsApp him basically 24/7. The van was extra clean. Can recommend them to anyone planning to travel around New Zealand. Keep it up Nathan!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Janneke van Krieken

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Hired a brand new campervan, for a fair deal price. Communication with Nathan (owner, Sunrise) went smooth, quick and clear. Truly love the campervan, it is equipped with everything you might possibly need.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Courtney Frew

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

We have had an amazing experience travelling NZ for a month in a camper supplied by sunrise. They are a luxury model van that are far superior to all the other hire companies. The biggest positive was not having a sign on the side of our van that screamed "tourist" inviting locals to come and chat with us about our van and reveal a few of the best spots. When we had a minor issue the team ensured we had open communication and made sure we were set for our travels. Highly recommended and an fantastic trip thanks guys :)

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Roger Miller

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Sunrise was very helpful throughout the rental process. The Campervan was a new unit and we had no problems during the 24 days we had it. I would rent again from them without hesitation.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Les Pick

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

We used a brand new Fiat Tribute Sunrise Holiday Campervan for 18 days which Nathan delivered to the Aukland Airport. From there we travelled through both North and South Islands. We handed it back to Nathan at the Aukland airport.
I could not fault the service or the vehicle from Sunrise Holidays in any way at all. I certainly suggest it is the way to travel if a person wants to tour the country.
We had about 50/50 free camps and paid powered sites, all the parks were clean and travellers were well catered for.
Thank you Nathan and Sunrise Holidays

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Ieltxu Lauzirika

Spain

Ranking: 10/10

We travelled 3 weeks both north and south island with one of the new campervans provided by Sunrise Holidays and I must say the experience has been a 10 out of 10.
Originally we rented a 3 berth one but we got upgraded to a 6 berth as ours was having some warning light showing in the display and, being new, Nathan took it to the distributor to have it checked.
The campervan was an abolute to pleasure to travel with. Automatic gear, solar panel on the roof to charge the battery, gas/electricity powered stove that was most useful in the cold mornings when we woke up... Like being at home actually.
The contact with Nathan was fluent and he gave us useful tips that made our trip perfect.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Tim Trenwith

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

This is such a great way to see NZ.
We took away a Six berth campervan and there was more than enough room for our family of four. We have a 3 yr old and a 5 yr old and there is plenty of sleeping options for them. What also sold us was the child car seat anchor points in the front and rear passenger seats.
Nathan ( the owner) set us up with some great information before we left with heaps of tips and things to do with the kids, also an app which told us everything we needed to know about freedom camping, dump sites and tourist maps which made our trip very stress free.
The campervan is set up so we can walk in and start the holiday from the get go. The kitchen set up was great with gas cooking and hot water. Also the diesel powered heater was a real bonus in August!
The campervan is probably the biggest vehicle I've driven before but I had no issues. Plenty of power up the hills and the engine brakes were amazing down hill.
We felt on holiday as soon as we stepped inside.
It was a very stress free and relaxing holiday, I highly recommend it.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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R Brandsma

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

We hired the 2 berth LDV for a journey of 4 and a half weeks. The campervan is ideal for freedom camping for example because of the large water tank and the solar panel on the roof. The contact with Nathan, the owner of the company were very good. Sunrise is a fair, small company which we love to recommend. They make your trip!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Daniella Marlow

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Sunrise holidays thanks so much. You smashed it out of the park. We hired a Mitsubishi for family of 2 adults and 2 Kids aged 1&3. It was massive it even had room for my mum and step dad who came for part of the holiday. Our campervan was amazing perfect for our family. Nathan is great, he replies to questions so quickly. He went over and beyond to make sure we had a great holiday. Sure it's probably not the cheapest deal but you certainly get what you pay for and everything was included. It's a family business and that really shines through.
Our holiday was perfect thanks again, would totally recommend sunrise to everyone and we will be back for sure.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Joël Monin

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

We rented the 2 berth fiat Ducato for 7 weeks, one way from Christchurch to Auckland and were 100% satisfied. The camper was very comfortable, practical, good sized (easy to maneuver and park) and the kitchen equipment was complete and high quality. The solar panels let up stay out of power for a week without any problem, the bed was big and very comfortable, the hot shower was a great plus.
Nathan was very responsive to any question we had during our trip.
The camper had no branding, so as far as people knew, we were locals :-)
We loved our experience with sunrise holidays.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Jeremy Bennett

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Having read all the reviews before we booked our holiday with this company and now, having experienced eight weeks of our 'home on wheels' in a Sunrise van, we can only endorse everything that has already said. Nathan was fantastic from start to finish, answering all our pre holiday queries patiently and promptly and providing us with all the useful information we needed to plan our trip. We hired the two berth LDV Biggest van which came up to all our expectations. The vehicle was well equipped and comfortable and we quickly got into a daily routine. A big plus was the large solar panel which meant that we very rarely needed to go to a powered site. This enabled us to stay in all the best freedom locations - beside the beach, lakes and mountains - and saved us lots in campsite fees. Also, its size and annonimity (no logos to make you stand out as a tourist!) meant that we could tackle any road or parking space without worry and made us feel very much part of the native motor home fraternity. We travelled from end to end of both islands (about 6000 km), taking our time and enjoying all the out of the way places we discovered and meeting some fascinating people along the way. Truly a holiday of a life-time to mark our 40th wedding anniversary! This would not have been possible without a van we could rely on and the comforting knowledge that we had a good friend in Nathan who was looking out for us - he even called us en route to see how we were doing and sent us emails to keep us abreast of weather up-dates. Now back home, we are already planning our next visit, as there is so much more we still want to experience of NZ, and it will definitely be Sunrise Holidays that we book with again. Thank you, Nathan, for your part in making this truly a holiday to remember for all the right reasons.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Rolf Anton

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

I can only recommend Sunrise Holidays Campervans. Nathan is a great guy, everything went very familiar. I used the LDC Van, which is quite new and I loved it. I think I was the only one one my 6 weeks journey without any problem with his vehicle! The solar panel gives enough energy for fridge, lights, USB loading plugs that I never had any problems with electricity ( I made several work and travel students very happy with some ice cold beer from my freezer). The car is a perfect option for one or two people. High enough for all type of roads. Good bed, enough space for food, cloth and personal belongings, Motor 2,5 TD strong and fast.
I was happy that the car even didn't have any ridiculous graffiti or stickers (like pin-up girl) on it.
I felt good supporting a local rental service, better than these global Players with 500 or more cars in their fleet.

Ich kann Sunrise nur empfehlen. Nathan hat nur wenige Autos, kümmert sich persönlich um die Gäste und ist absolut unkompliziert.. Der LDC Van war wirklich super. Auto perfekt für alle die nicht Lust haben in einem Toyota HiAce zu hausen oder mit einem Giganto MB Sprinter Flaggschiff durch die Gegend zu reisen. Der Wagen hat einen hohen Radstand, also jede Schotterpiste ist easy zu befahren.
Ich habe den wagen nach 6 Wochen am Flughafen abgestellt und das wars. Keine Hassel oder langwierige Prozeduren.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Jolien

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Very happy with the campervan!! Perfect for our trip and good contact with Nathan.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Annelie Peters

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Our experience with Sunrise Holiday was very good: already when choosing the campervan Nathan was most helpful answering all questions we had and made everything transparent so we could take the right decision. In addition, check in/ check out procedure was very well and easy. The campervan itself was very self-contained, well-equipped (kitchen supplies, towels, linen etc.), we even had outside chairs, table and a grill included, where eveything was in really good condition and perfect for 2 people. Overall, the price-performance ratio was the best of all the campervans we compared and we were totally satisfied with the van!
Apart from that I want to highlight the flexible and quick support we received from Nathan and Ross when something didn't work the way we expected: when we had a break in the windscreen, (which can happen because of a stone hit on the gravel roads, so without fault of anybody) Nathan organized a change of the windscreen on the next day and without interruption for our travel route.
To sum up, I can absolutly recommend Sunrise Holiday for campervan bookings and would be happy to come back to explore the North Island! :-)

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Jason Morehouse

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

As others have mentioned, Nathan provides a very personable level of service not found at the larger rental companies. He’s very responsive and ensured we had everything we needed for our trip. He dropped off a beautiful Fiat Imala (4+2 berth) at our hotel. For its size, it drives like a minivan and was very easy to manoeuvre even on some of the tricky roads down south.

We booked with Sunrise based on all of the great reviews. After a great trip, exceptional service, with an excellent and affordable camper, we’re happy to be one of them. On our next trip back we’ll only consider Sunrise Holiday Campers.

Thanks Nathan!
-J

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Alexandre Martin

France

Ranking: 9/10

My girlfriend and I rented the Fiat Ducato 2 Berth (Base Jumper) from Sunrise for 5 weeks from early-February 2017 to mid-March 2017 and we can only recommend it.
As mentioned in all the previous reviews, Nathan is an extremely nice person and is always available on the phone in case you have questions or problems. From the very first email exchanges to the final handover of the van, Nathan was top notch.
The van in itself was really great. It is the perfect size for 2 people. There is loads of space inside and has everything you need: huge double bed, toilet and shower, 4 gas burners, tv and dvd player for those rainy days and most importantly, it has 2 big solar panels on the roof which means we never had to plug into a campsite once savings us heaps on campsite costs. Furthermore, the van is a diesel meaning you save heaps on petrol as well (diesel is cheaper than unleaded by quite a bit in NZ and when you drive over 3,000 km, it's definitely worth having a diesel van!). Furthermore, you can stand up and do everything in the van which is a massive advantage in NZ because you never know what the weather will be like. We saw loads of small vans where people need to cook and eat outside and that is no fun when it rains or is really cold or windy... We highly recommend a van you can stand up in.
The only reason we didn't give a 10 out of 10 is because our van had a mechanical issue which meant we had to leave it at the mechanics for a day. But again, Nathan was great in organizing everything.
Also, Nathan paid for an extra blanket which we needed and he also paid for a new tyre (after we got a flat one) even though the contract does not cover that normally. It's so nice to deal with someone who is honest and isn't just looking to make as much money out of you as possible. He really tries to ensure you have the best time possible in NZ.
When we come back to NZ, we will be renting from Sunrise Holidays again.
Thanks Nathan!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Steven Casburn

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

This was our second hire with Sunrise holidays and both times have exceeded our expectations. This time was a 4 berth campervan(although there were only 2 of us) which we had for 31 days throughout January and February and travelled all around both islands doing over 4000 kms. The van was in superb condition, immaculate with everything we needed and we loved every minute of it.
What makes Sunrise different? The answer is quite simple, the people and their attitude. Both Nathan and his staff were first class and nothing was too much trouble. They also offer you a very good deal and do not try to add on loads of little extra's like the big, better known companies. Those small extra's can add up to a sizeable amount over a month's hire.
Nathan even agreed to pick up the van from us at a point which helped us and when I left our passports in the safe he had them couriered to us and wouldn't even let me pay for that. (We were in Auckland and he was in Hamilton and he arranged an overnight courier)
We live in the UK but have been to over 60 countries, New Zealand is our favourite and so we are sure to be back soon. We will definitely be hiring from Nathan and Sunrise again. Many thanks for everything.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Karin Martin

United States

Ranking: 10/10

We rented a 4+2 Mitsubishi Motorhome for myself, my husband, and our 9-month old daughter for a one-month tour around the North Island. The size may seem like overkill to some, but we were all VERY grateful to have the extra space, and all the comforts of home! Honestly, I worried about the cost at first but we quickly realized that Sunrise Campers is probably THE BEST deal out there. The prices are all fair and competitive, but with Sunrise Campers, you get NATHAN. Nathan's customer service trumps any other company. Some of the perks we received:

-He answered all calls/emails within 24 hours.
-Was patient when my credit card didn't immediately go through at the deadline
-Bought and provided us with a brand new blender, so that I could make baby food in the camper
-Patiently and thoroughly answered camper-related calls/texts within one hour of sending!
-Received and delivered a package our friends sent to us
-Held our suitcases, because we didn't listen to the advice on using duffel bags to conserve space
-Sent us our forgotten belongings

We highly recommend going with Sunrise Campers, and will be calling Nathan again when it's time to tour the South Island! Thank you Nathan!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Alfredo Talin

Italy

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent choice ! We had a perfect and new motorhome to drive for 6000 kms without a minimal problem! Thanks and to the next time ...

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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David Bryant

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

The camper van was in an excellent condition with everything we needed provided. I would recommend Sunrise Holidays Campervan Hire to anyone wanting an efficient, trustworthy and very professional company.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Jochen vA

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

This was our 3rd vacation/ motorhome rental in New Zealand and we were lucky to rent from Sunrise Holidays.

The service and communication provided by owner Nathan was spot on from the 1st email and Nathan helped us to decide for the best option. He tried to accommodate all of our little extra wishes.

We decided for the Autotrail Imala 720 since we were travelling with a toddler, 2 Mountainbikes and a child bicycle trailer.

After our arrival Nathan picked us up at the Motel and gave a complete introduction to a brand new (!!) rental vehicle. Nathan explained all the details, even helped with our luggage and provided other good advice (Parkable app, Frenzy ...).

The motorhome was just perfect and we could contact Nathan anytime for all kinds of questions (even where we can buy the super comfy day blankets).
It felt like renting from a buddy on which you can count anytime if needed.

Our previous motorhome rentals (one of the pricier companies of the big players) were also good, but Sunrise Holiday was better in absolutely every aspect.

The service was on a completely different level (email communication, pick up, drop off), the equipment of the motorhome was better, the vehicle was newer, the overall experience was just so much better.

This was by far the best rental experience for a motorhome in New Zealand or Australia. Thanks Nathan and Rankerz

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Carlos Ciller

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

We had a very nice experience with Sunrise campervans. They were very friendly and attentive during the whole trip and we would totally recommend them to anyone visiting New Zealand!

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Magnus Bell

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Our experience with Sunrise Holidays was excellent. Nathan couldn't have been more helpful and supportive. The van was perfect and equipped with everything we required and much more. We can't recommend the company highly enough, Nathan was brilliant, the customer service before and throughout was superb, the camper was immaculate, New Zealand was awesome. This was the best thing we ever did! The Bells, Scotland.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Matt Petrie

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

We found sunrise holidays campervan fantastic to deal with.
The campervan was superb and in fantastic condition. Everything supplied was in great working order with easy user friendly systems.

We found the staff at sunrise very helpful giving us their support when required and assisting us to make sure we had the best time away.

I would highly recommend Sunrise as a trusted campervan hirage company.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Mark Thompson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Having researched all the various rental companies we decided on Sunrise as their prices were inclusive. Nathan was excellent with communication prior to arrival in NZ.
They were very flexible on delivering the van so we were met by Rachael in Christchurch at an Airbnb address and given a good tour of the van. On our return to Auckland Nathan met us at another private home.
The van was the LDV which we had for 5 weeks and served us well. It is very well equiped and easy to drive.
I would definately recommend Sunrise as they put the personal effort into insuring that you have a great trip.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Margaret Sheffield

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

My husband and I recently came back from our trip to New Zealand and we rented a 4 berth camper from Sunrise Holiday. It is the best way to see New Zealand. After contacting a few companies for quotes it seemed that going with Sunrise was the best option for us. The price are very reasonable and most importantly there were no hidden costs.

Nathan met us at the airport, we arrived very early in the morning but he was very flexible with meeting us. He took his time to show us how everything works and made sure we had everything we needed, including extra blankets. He was kind enough to start us off at a grocery store and gave us plenty of options of places to camp that were near by.

We had no issues on the trip so we never had to contact Nathan with questions or concerns! Theres a handy book that Nathan left us on the camper with basic instructions on how to operate everything in the back in case you forget what Nathan told you, like we did. The camper was very comfortable. We loved the solar panels on our camper as it resulted in us having to stay at less powered sites.

After 4 weeks on the road Nathan met us at the airport and drop off was very short and easy. Both pick up and drop off were from Auckland.
We will recommend Sunrise Holidays to everyone who is planning on visiting New Zealand!

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Vincent Clausen

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

First of all I will thank Sunrise Holidays for the amazing trip we had. When you are travelling it's not only the place you go but also the people you meet, and Nathan gave our trip that little bit extra that made our trip perfect.
We rented our camper van at Sunrise Holiday's in Auckland, we rented the Fiat Jumper. Middle sice camper van with everything on board. it's not new but that is not what we asked for. We wanted a good complete middle size camper van with toilet and shower on board and not to big so we can go easy travelling. The van we had was really great, it had everything on board, even a shower and toilet an we did save some money to spend for all the amazing things you can do in new Zealand. Why do you need a new and way to expensive camper van from one of the big company's? everything is happening outdoors in New Zealand, and what we needed was in this van.
Besides the van did Nathan from Sunrise really everything to help us and share the information that we needed to make our trip perfect.
There are no hidden costs by Sunrise Holiday, if you hire a van from Sunrise it includes everything. Diesel Tax, navigation, Outdoor chairs and table, BBQ, guide books...
If you hire a way to expensive camper van from one of the big company's you will find out that you are only halfway the costs, they charge you for everything.
The most imported thing is that Nathan gave us the information to deal with the weather, he gave us many tips how to avoid the rain. He gave us some on-line websites how to find the weather forecast and how to deal with it. And I can tell you we had only rain twice on moments we wanted to do something in 4 weeks.
After all I can and will promise you that this is the best choice you can make. It's not overpaid, they are helpful, it's complete, they are standing ready fore you while travelling day and night, and please save some money by hiring a van at Sunrise and spend that money doing things in new Zealand that you will do once in

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in October 2016

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Vincent,

Thanks heaps for your comprehensive review, nice to meet you guys and glad you enjoyed one of our base jumpers as much as i do when i go away in them. New Zealand is an amazing country to travel in a campervan and sounds like you got the most out of it and had an amazing trip.

Thanks again

Nathan

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Martyn Hancock

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Our campervan was a little older than many, but as a result we had a lot more space for the same money. It had all we required and with solar panels we had no fear of running out of power before the morning. Unlike other vans we saw we never needed to run the engine while parked up. Solidly built and well maintained it never missed a beat and with a rear table and 270 degrees windows our meals were guaranteed beautiful views. Nathan spent as long as we needed to show us around the van and Rachel was equally attentive when we dropped it off in Christchurch.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Gary Smith

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent service from Nathan and his small team before, after and throughout our month-long tour of NZ. Our campervan was well equipped, competitively priced, mechanically sound and had clearly been well maintained. Nathan was quick to answer any questions we had and we were also given a comprehensive introduction to the vehicle when we collected it along with a written guide. The handover process was perfectly smooth both at the start and end of our trip and was arranged to fit around our schedule

Sunrise Holidays have been an absolute pleasure to deal with & I thoroughly recommend them.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks Gary,

You and your family were an absolute pleasure to deal with as well, I am so envious of your travel plans, hope you are still travelling for a long time yet. Glad you like our van and service.

All the best

Nathan

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Harin Kerai

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

This is a legit organisation. Nathan and colleagues were amazing. Really good and friendly business. They don't mess around. When they say all inclusive it means just that. No hidden agendas or costs. Had an amazing trip with our jumper campervan. So happy that I managed to find this company last minute. We were hit by an earthquake during our visit and Nathan provided good sound advise. I will deffo come back to NZ as 2 weeks was just not enough. I would highly recommend this company to anyone out there. I researched for days if not weeks and trust me this is the company for you. Thank you Sunrise for your custom. See you guys soon. PS rankers is a must have app. Do put up reviews as these are incredibly useful.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Good on you Harin,

Nice to meet you guys, and thanks heaps for your review, please look us up next time you are over we would love to meet you again.

With thanks

Nathan

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roni naiss

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

our experience with "Sunrise Holiday" was better than we have even imagine.
the van had everything we needed and was so comfortable and well organized. i was worried about how comfortable it will be cause I'm 7 month pregnant but i couldn't ask for better than what we had!
More than all, i think we had never experience such an amazing customer service!!
Nathan which is the owner of the company was there for us and every little thing that accrue in the car which we didn't understand solved within seconds.
we have been in New Zealand for only 3 weeks and every day was important for us- and thats how he treated it.

Nathan is decent and kind and very relaxing to work with.
its not less important than his perfect van :)
don't think twice.
Sunrise Holiday made our journey a dream.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Roni thanks so much for your kind review,

We try our best and felt lucky that you chose us to use for your holiday, it means a lot to us that you had such an awesome trip, especially in your condition (7 months pregnant), I am sure your baby felt the joy of your travels as well.

Many thanks

Nathan

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Mark Fuller

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We hired a 2 birth Base Jumper from Nathan for 3 weeks. We had an amazing time starting in Auckland and finishing in Christchurch where we met Rachael and dropped the camper off. Along the way we had some minor mechanical hiccups, nothing that slowed us down,Nathan was on it; always at the end of the phone whatever the time and quickly resolved the issues. The camper we hired was fully equipped and perfect for the two of us ( the diesel heater was brilliant for the colder evenings), everything we ever needed was included. We only paid for a couple of campsites the rest of the time we freedom camped.

Competitively priced, very friendly and just all round great people. What an experience, we can't wait to go back to NZ and hire from Sunrise Holidays again!

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in September 2016

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Mark, thanks for your review, pleasure to meet you both, and look forward to meeting you again when you are over next.
Nathan

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Bev Rankin

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Service was excellent. We were met at the airport in Auckland and well orientated with the camper. A Sunrise representative arranged for our transport for our departure in Christchurch. We had to make two phone calls to Nathan and questions were answered promply.
Th camper lacked a couple of essential items ( decent can opener, chopping board and serated knife) two curtain fasteners were missing or broken and the TV didn't work. We really didn't have time to watch it but the vehicle was advertised with TV. The water tank was a nuisance to fill as the air by pass wasn't effective. Periodically water spurted out all over you if you weren't watching.
The water heated quickly and shower and toilet fine. My driver said the vehicle was good to drive, only lacking a bit of power in overdrive. It was economical to run.
We loved our holiday in NZ, so much to see and do and fantastic service in accommodation places.
We would recommend Sunrise to our friends.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Bev,

thanks for your review, glad you loved your trip, sorry not sure what happened to you chopping board, but these are normally in all our vans, and I have started to add serated knifes to all our vans after your feed back.

With thanks

nathan

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Ian MacDougall

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

A friend and I rented a motorhome with Sunrise Holidays for a 2 week mountain bike trip. This was a last minute trip which made finding a suitable motorhome incredibly difficult. Nathan (the owner) was very accommodating and was able to find us exactly what we were looking for. The motorhome was in great shape, and had all the necessary supplies fully stocked (cutlery, bedding etc...). The rental was mechanically sounds and had no problem with all the mountain roads.
The price was very competitive, the vehicle was in great shape, and the service we received from Nathan and his team was top notch.
I will definitely rent from Sunrise Holidays again.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks Ian, glad you guys had such a great trip, hope we will see you again oneday.
With thanks
Nathan

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Brett E

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Hi, we hired a campervan from Sunrise for a short get away. The van was in good condition, very clean and had everything we needed. The solar panels enabled us to stay out of the paid camping grounds which saved us quite a bit of money. Nathan was very accomodating, friendly and helpful. We wouldnt hesitate to hire from him again.

Happy Face
Thanks again B & C

Reviewed over 5 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks Brett you were a pleasure to deal with, glad you liked the van. Nathan

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Ben Thompson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We could not fault our experience with sunrise. We had swift and useful communications with Nathan (who is a genuinely nice guy) , from our initial enquiry through our whole honeymoon which lasted around a month. The van (fiat ducato) was mechinacally reliable, great to drive and a pleasure to stay in. I would absolutely recommend booking your camper through sunrise.
Thankyou!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks heaps Ben,

glad you had such a great honeymoon and loved our country, service (and beer). All the best hope to see you guys again one day.

Nathan

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Lynne Dyck

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Nathan was very helpful during the whole rental experience. The campervan had everything we could possibly need the whole time we were in New Zealand. It was clean and he made sure that we had bedding for the weather we would be experiencing while we were there. The campervan was roomy which made it the ideal home away from home. If we went back we would be sure to deal with Sunrise Holidays again.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Lynne, Thanks for your review, you guys were an absolute pleasure and so easy to deal with. Great to know that word of mouth works so quickly and I figured this out after knowing where your daughter was studying. Thanks again this was my type of rental, very stress free, would be easy to forget you were out there. Nathan

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Thomas and leonie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great experience with this company. Well set up camper van and very personal service

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Cheers Guys, glad you had such a good time and appreciated our service. Nathan

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Vicki Shepherd

Ranking: 2/10

We hired a Fiat Base Jumper, the van suited our requirements and was comfortable and handled the road well. We explored the southern half of the South Island of New Zealand and freedom camped most nights. We traveled 2500 in 12 days experiencing some challenging windy roads which were very scenic. On our last 2 days on the road things took a serious turn. We had major brake issues and when I think of it now I feel sick to think of what may have happened on some of the roads we travelled.... Homer Tunnel, Hast Pass, Lewis Pass. We were heading to Arthur's Pass but because of the forecast weather we decided to head to Hanmer Springs instead which turned out to be lucky on our behalf. The brakes started to grind as we were coming into Hanmer, so phoned Sunrise to report the issue and were advised that they were aware of one of their Base Jumper vans that would need to have the brakes seen to. When we took the van to the mechanics it was metal on metal on one of the brakes and the disc had been scored from this, so the brake pads were changed and this was enough to get us back to Christchurch. My issue is this WHY WAS THIS VAN ON THE ROAD, BRAKES ARE A SAFTEY ISSUE!!!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Vicki,

As you are aware not only did this vehicle pass our Christchurch contractors pre safety inspection, it also was given a COF (independent 6 monthly safety inspection) the very day before your hire, with this in mind I was obviously surprised that they needed attention only 12 days later and could not have possibly predicted this as you imply in your review.

While I feel your 2/10 may have been more justifiably given to the safety inspection officer or testing station that deemed the 'brakes to be performing well and in good condition' as it seems that they failed to properly assess the condition of the brakes in our base jumper. I appreciate that even though I was 1000's of kilometre's away when this vehicle/brakes were inspected, as my customer this is my problem and reflects on my company. But I am confident that I did all I could to try find a solution to this and get you back on the road (which was within hours) after this happened.

We have also reviewed the contracting out of our Christchurch mechanical inspections and have added extra measures to ensure this doesn't happen again.

With thanks

Nathan

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Phil Townsend

Ranking: 9/10

Sunrise Holidays Campervan Hire is s small company and as such has its pros and cons. If you are looking for a selection of hundreds of camper vans then you may be challenged but if you are looking for top notch customer service and support then this is the company for you. Nathan lives with his cell phone and on the few occasions when I had to call him he either answered immediately or replied within minutes.

Our rental was for 51 glorious days and we did have a couple of mechanical problems, one of which was a broken weld in a steel wheel. One call to Nathan and he took over making all the necessary arrangements to have the problem solved in a timely fashion. He found a shop close to us and settled the finances before we arrived and compensated us for our rental down time, which was minimal. On day 2 when my inexperience of driving on the left hand side of the road led to the damage of our mirror and that of a very understanding Kiwi driver, Nathan was supportive and concerned only with our safety and our on going enjoyment. This was a very refreshing experience and totally unlike that related to us by friends of ours travelling in NZ at the same time renting from one of the 'big' companies. Their e-mails went unanswered for days on end and when they damaged their step, they were made to feel stupid and incompetent, not a pleasant experience for them. One seemingly silly extra thing we noticed was the quality and quantity of the accessories in the rig, like the pots and pans. They were high quality and made cooking and clean up a joy. Sounds simple but they made the everyday task of meal preparation and cleanup feel more like 'glamping' than 'camping'.

The bottom line in any review has to be 'Would you rent from this company again?' Our unequivocal answer is a resounding yes. This a a great little company that really understands that their job is to make your vacation experience all it can be. Thanks Nathan.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Phil, Thanks for your review, and great to hear that you would rent from us again. As you picked up I am kind of married to my cellphone, its permanently attached to my hip during the season, and even sleeps with us hence I am normally pretty easy to get hold of. Glad you guys enjoyed your time here so much. All the best.
Nathan

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Pierre FALCONETTI

France

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic trip, wonderful memories we'll cherish for years. New Zealand is a beautiful country and we can't get enough of it. The Sunrise Holidays Service is perfect. We didn't have any problems whatsoever with the van we rented. Definitely a good experience and we'll contact them again next time we'll travel there.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Fantastic to hear, hope you come back, very easy to deal with, almost forgot you were on the road. Regards. Nathan

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Bjoern Zwiebelberg

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Just came back from my 5 week New Zealand roundtrip with a campervan from Sunrise holidays. Both the company and the provided campervan (2-berth LDV) can only be highly recommended. The midsize campervan served as the the best option for doing freedom camping and enjoying New Zealand especially if you want to stay away from the crowds and commercially run campgrounds. The campervan offers all you need and even more and still enables you to get to places that might not be reachable in a larger motorhome. Even theTV/DVD-Player came in very useful on the not so rare rainy days during my trip. What more is to say - a great campervan provided by very friendly and responsive people at Sunrise holidays and all that at a very reasonable price. If I make it back to NZ - there won't be any research necessary for the best company for campervan hire because I already found it - Sunrise Holidays!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Bjoern,
awesome, thanks, I hope you make it back, checked out your blog http://www.zwiebelberg.com/blog/neuseeland/ an amazing log of your journey, beautiful photos. Thanks for returning the van in a condition that appeared that it had already been seen by my cleaners. Real pleasure. with thanks. Nathan

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Kathleen Brown

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Very happy with campervan choice, could not have been more satisfied. Owner, Nathan, was always quick to respond to emails and my (often dumb) questions both before and during travel. Campervan was in fine condition, and had everything needed for our amazing 6 week journey. Van was comfortable, clean, and exactly as described and pictured. There were no unexpected charges or "forgot to mention" add ons (that seem to occur with some rental agreements). Everything was up front and clear. Van comfortable for sleeping, too! We had one episode of van needing some service, and owner met us in a distant town and took care of things immediately - even refunding us for a day of lost travel and taking us out for breakfast! Now that's someone who truly cares about his customers! We unfortunately broke a couple things, and owner very understanding and fair in dealing with repair. Owner very accomodating, coming to our location to drop off and pick up van, which was a great stress reducer for us. We loved the fact that Sunrise Campervans is a small company, making it so great to be able to deal directly with the owner of the company you are renting from, and especially one who cares so much about his customers' experience and satisfaction. Do yourself a favor and go with Sunrise Holidays Campervans - you will be glad you did! Can't wait to have another holiday in New Zealand! Thank you, Nathan! And thank you Rankers - the "Camping NZ" app and offline maps were incredible - used them constantly. Don't know how people managed before. Wonderful! Also, don't forget to get copies of Scott Cook's "New Zealand Frenzy" books (North and South Island) - best tips ever for amazing things to do and see. Was truly the trip of a lifetime. Can't wait to visit again!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2016

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Kathleen,

Thanks heaps for your review, dumb questions are only those that the answers are now sought after. Absolute pleasure to meet you guys, its people like you that are kinda why Im back intourism. You will be happy to know that I had a great meeting with Scott (and actually bought the base jumper van that he was in) and now all our customers from next year will receive his NZFrenzy to help them navigate this awesome country of ours and find those little gems. Hope to see you in Hawaii later in the year, will definetly be in touch if/when we make it. Nathan

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Trevor Beselt

Hong Kong

Ranking: 10/10

These guys deserve nothing less than 10/10. We booked a last minute rental with Nathan only about a week before we arrived. Everything was absolutely perfect. The communication was excellent as we tried to organise our last minute trip and in the end everything went according to plan. Great support and detailed information as we planned our NZ itinerary was also provided in the days leading up to our trip. The campervan was in immaculate condition and was a joy to live in for 12 days as we toured the North Island.

I can not say enough about how great Sunrise was to deal with for this rental. If we are lucky enough to get back to NZ again to tour the South Island we will definitely be booking through Sunrise Holidays.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Cheers Trevor, and thanks for been flexible with your dates and location, while your last minute booking put me under a little pressure to turn this van around in time for your hire and its next hire, it worked perfectly and filled a gap like a glove. In the end a definite win/win for both parties, it would have been a crime to have this camper parked up for two weeks in between hires when it could make a family so happy. Hope to see you again when you and your family do the South Island at short notice ;) Nathan

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Rakcent Wong

Singapore

Ranking: 10/10

This guys here deserve nothing less than a 10/10.

Nathan is super helpful and responsive from booking till the end of trip always ready to pick up your phone calls and answer your emails if you have any questions.

The van is like a horse and spotlessly clean when we took it, the kitchen is fully equipped with clean and quality wares, bathroom is spotless and the linens smell good. Feeling right at home immediately.

This van is set up for freedom camping with solar panels to keep us going for days without plugging in and parking in the most beautiful spot in NZ.

Highly recommended!!

Rakcent

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks Rakcent, it seemed like a great way to start a life together, thanks heaps for the gifts and posy card. Nathan

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Joanna Stephens

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

We cannot say enough great things about our rental experience with Nathan at Sunrise Holidays.
We toured both islands of NZ in a brand new 2015 2-berth LDV van for nearly 2 months (Dec - Feb). The van was absolutely amazing. It was perfect for us. A huge solar panel on the roof allowed us to stay away from being plugged in for weeks at a time. We didn't have to pay big fees at holiday camps - we truly got to enjoy real freedom camping. The bed was big and super comfortable (my husband is 1.9m tall and had no trouble sleeping or even standing up inside the van). And having a toilet and nice shower on board was such a treat. The kitchen facilities were perfect, everything we needed. The van had loads of storage for us. It even had a satellite tv and a DVD player (which we did use on the odd rainy evening).
Nathan was super at communicating leading up to our hire. He helped us pick the right van for us and our style of travel. We had to call him about an issue, and he was very quick to fix things up for us. He was always available and willing to help with any questions we had. His rates are reasonable, and he gave us a discount for our long hire.
This was the trip of a lifetime and was only made better because of our van rental. We highly recommend renting from Nathan. He will do everything he can to help you have an awesome holiday. We ran into campers who had rented from other companies and had trouble getting issues resolved, and we feel really grateful to have dealt with Nathan. He really gives personal service. We were sad to leave the van for the last time.
Can't wait until our next visit to NZ. We'll definitely hire from Sunrise Holidays again!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in December 2015

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Fantastic I look forward to your return, glad you loved the van so much it certainly felt a bit odd to take it away for you after the bond you had made after almost 60 days together, love the name you gave her. Nathan

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Alison Gourlay

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Camper van was superb luxury. Nathan and Rachael were really friendly and helpful and provided a fabulous personal touch. The camper van exceeded our expectations. We had a wonderful holiday that Sunrise Holidays made possible. Faultless.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Awesome, thanks heaps, glad you had such a great time.

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Howard Geer

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Go no further if you're looking to rent in New Zealand. We had a 2 person Transit for 4 weeks and It was a great experience. The minute we arrived, Nathan was waiting for us with our camper which was fully equipped with everything we needed (except food) to live comfortably. The van was an older unit but ran well and got us 24 mpg on diesel which is half the price of regular gas in New Zealand. We were able to pick it up Auckland and leave it in Christchurch, where Rachael met us and got us to the airport. All in all, a great company to do business with.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks for your review Howard, it was a pleasure to meet and deal with you and nice to get the regular updates along the way. Highest regards. Nathan

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Lynda Coote

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

I booked Sunrise Holidays from the recommendations on the Rankers website and would happily recommend this company to other travellers. Nathan was extremely helpful both before our booking and preparation and also during our trip. We did have a slight problem with the van but Nathan was most helpful and arranged a service call at one of the cities along our route and was able to offer an alternative if the problem could not be resolved. Fortunately all was fixed and the rest of our holiday passed without further problems. I found Nathan to be very approachable and keen to support his product and would not hesitate to hire a van from him again.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Steve Paddison

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Sunrise were very friendly and the Ford camper van was well equipped and no problem to drive, a real home on wheels. We had a fantastic 3 week tour around the South Island and were fortunate with the weather, seeing some great places and sights e.g. A girl swimming in the sea surrounded by Dolphins. It's worth going to the remoter places. Diesel is cheap compared to the UK. We stayed at really good campsites and the DOC sites were in lovely settings.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Martin Goodman

England

Ranking: 10/10

We rented a 6 berth Decato Motorhome for 2 weeks from Sunrise holidays.
Nathan, the friendly owner owns Sunrise and I have to say what a friendly, courteous man he is.
The Motorhome wasn't new but it was very clean and it's clear he obviously looks after his fleet of vehicles.
The balony of insurance is not an area Sunrise exploit and it's to their credit they insure you correctly without frightening you into having insurance you really don't need. Nathan was very honest about insurance and there was none of the ridiculous extra charges for sat-nav, table and chairs and other extras the bigger companies exploit you with. In fact we required a hairdryer and Nathan let us use his wife's hairdryer throughout the hire at no extra charge. Nathan kept in contact with us throughout our trip ensuring any problems would be solved and generally gave us heaps of advice on our itinerary. In my opinion Sunrise is a great company to deal with with clean motor homes and a owner who cares for his customers.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks guys,
Pleasure was all mine, glad you appreciated the hair dryer, and yes I do honestly care about my customers as it sounds like you do to. Till next time. Nathan

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Jennifer Ings

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
My partner and I just spent 6.5 weeks travelling around the north and south island over the Christmas and New years period. We can not recommend Sunrise Holidays more highly!
There are so many camper van rental companies in N.Z and it can be really difficult to navigate through them all. We chose Sunrise Holidays campervans because the vans looked modern and amazing, the pricing was competitive and the service was second to none. Nathan dealt with my numerous questions through relentless emails prior to our arrival with such efficiency and patience. Throughout the trip he recommended great attractions (particularly where the good breweries were at!)
Nathan delivered the van to our hotel and was there to pick it up when we arrived back to the hotel on our last day - so convenient and hassle free!
The two berth campervan drove without a glitch for the entire 6.5 weeks! It contained everything we needed for self contained camping, had heaps of storage and was delivered to us exceptionally clean and tidy!
N.Z is such a spectacular place, perfect for campervanning and our trip was only enhanced by our immaculate van and the fuss free experience we had with Nathan from Sunrise Holidays.
We will certainly be recommending Nathan's company to everyone we know!
Thanks for a terrific N.Z experience Nathan
Jen & Dave

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks Dave and Jen absolute pleasure, look forward to meeting the folks when they make it over. Nice to meet you guys and definetly one of my more memorable drop offs. This is the first time I have been locked up by the secret service, had police helicopters hovering above and held up the prime ministers arrival (due to a Jen been upstairs with the keys) after the campervan deemed a security risk parked at the entrance. Classic campervan drop off, one to tell the kids about

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William Wighton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Could not have found a more helpful company and Nick couldn't do enough to help.
Would use them again when I go back to NZ

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in November 2015

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks guys, glad I could help nice to meet you. Nathan

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Jean-Marie Versaud

France

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice staff, the campervan is bit old, but working well and fully equipped - no additional costs needed...
Great first experience of hiring a campervan.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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paolo battistoni

Italy

Ranking: 10/10

We rented a berth 4 for 15 days in January, from north to south with wife and 2 sons.
Nathan helped me choosing during the last month via email and my feelings were good. Now that my amazing holiday is finished I can say: THANKS NATHAN!
Good work guys! The van was really new and FULLY EQUIPPED. I compared about 10 rentals and I can surely say Sunrise is the best! A family owned rental that made my trip FANTASTIC!
Go for it and enjoy New Zealand!
Paolo from Italy

Reviewed about 6 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thank you Paolo and your family, I am so glad everything worked out so well for us both and you had such an awesome holiday. Nathan

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thinus van niekerk

South Africa

Ranking: 9/10

Collection of vehicle went smooth and well presented. Although the van is an older model it is well kept and good working order.
It was a pleasure dealing with Nathan and I can recommend Sunrise Holidays with great pleasure.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Thinus, Thanks heaps for your review and recommendation, it was a pleasure dealing with you and your family too. I will honestly be thinking of you next time we play the springboks ;) With thanks. Nathan

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Renee Willhuber

Singapore

Ranking: 10/10

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! I had an absolutly perfect experience with Sunrise Holidays! Nathan, the owner, came to Auckland in order to do the handover. Very personal and he spent plenty of time in order to explain everything. The van was super clean and even had some extras like a huge solar panel which allowed us to stay away from power for weeks... awesome for freedom camping. Had some questions during my trip which Nathan was able to clarify on the phone right away. We had no issues with our camper for the entire rental period (7 weeks). If we return to NZ (which will happen sooner or later) I will book again with Sunrise Holidays... guaranteed! Thanks Nathan, you made our NZ experience to a very special one...

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in November 2015

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Guys, awesome thanks for your review, glad I in some way helped make your experience so special ... I knew you guys were going to have a great time as soon as i meet you, and you seemed to be in love with the van and solar panel at first sight. It was great to meet you both, and look forward to meeting you again if you come back to continue the adventure. Nathan

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Mark Walton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

The pre-trip information was very helpful & Nathan was always quick to answer any questions we had. Nathan collected us from our Auckland hotel & conducted a thorough handover, even e-mailing us to tell us something he had forgotten. Our campervan was as expected, ten years old, very clean,very comfortable and very reliable. We had a great time, travelling over 6000 k in four weeks on both islands, ending up back in Auckland, where Nathan met us near the airport & then dropped us off in plenty of time to catch our flight. We would highly recommend this company & would use them again if we return to New Zealand.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Mark, Thanks heaps for your nice review and the tim tams you left in the fridge for me, they went down a real treat. Nice to meet you and glad you enjoyed our camper. Nathan

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Rachel Purchase

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

This was just the best experience from start to finish. We were new to campervans, but right from our first enquiry Nathan at Sunrise was prompt, helpful, informative and friendly. He was the only person from any company who responded to us both personally and immediately and he quickly reassured us of the company's ability to meet our needs, answering our concerns openly and non-defensively. And everything he promised about the quality of the van and the level of support he would provide was delivered on. He drove the van to our B&B at the start of the hire and also picked up from our final B&B stop, meaning we had no hassle about pickups and drop-off. The van was spotless and had everything we needed, including a gas toaster! The one problem we did have was sorted efficiently and effectively. We would use Sunrise again in a heartbeat.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Awesome thanks for your review Racheal, and great to know the toaster was put to such good use. Absolute pleasure to meet and deal with you guys, hope to see you again one day

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Luis .

Portugal

Ranking: 10/10

Nathan was a star from day 1! Always giving us good tips and all conditions for a great new zealand experience.

The van was great and the solar panels kept the fridge running. We only experienced a small issue with the van, but Nathan fixed it on the same day while we where at a guided tour. Great costumer service!

Luis and Ana.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi juggling boy (and girl) thanks for the great review, and thanks for sharing your very cool juggling video around New Zealand https://vimeo.com/148770916 look forward to the next video/location. Thanks heaps Nathan

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Mike Spiro

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Our New Zealand vacation was one of the most AMAZING things our family has ever done, with Nathan and SUNRISE HOLIDAYS being one of the main reasons we enjoyed the experience so thoroughly. I was working hard ahead of time, researching campervan companies (of which there are many) and everything I read kept pointing me back to Sunrise Holidays. From the first contact Nathan was friendly, professional and caring, always easy to reach and always quick to get back with any answers we needed. He kept up with us as the trip neared, and picked us up from the airport (two hours from his home base) just to make things easier for us. After Nathan picked us up and showed us every detail of the motorhome, he agreed to ride a ways with us until I was comfortable driving through traffic, on the other side of the road ;^) It was extremely helpful to have his guidance.

Quickly about the motorhome. It ran like a top, everything was in great working order, and many extras that other companies charge for were all provided. We drove 5400 kms and we couldn't have been happier with it.

After we took off, Nathan checked in with us once a week to be sure everything was going well. He was also very patient and kind in talking me through some NZ vs. US electrical issues that I had trouble with (my confusion, not their problem). Nathan was helpful to the end, meeting back with us at the airport three weeks later for our flight home. Working with him was extremely easy and I would highly recommend Nathan and Sunrise Holidays for any New Zealand vacation!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks so much for your kind words, it was a pleasure and extremely easy dealing with you as well, stoked to hear it was one of the most amazing things your family had done together.

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mtn mtn

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Another happy camper with Sunrise - we got the best value and experience by going with Nathan and Sunrise Holidays.
The camper was clean and had everything we needed. Never a mechanical issue, and the bed was quite comfy despite high kms on the engine. Its obvious they maintain the campers well.
Best price and service by far.
Thanks again, Nathan - M&T from Santa Barbara

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Big thanks to you both, nice to meet you, glad you caught some nice waves & loved the journey

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Margaret Kajewski

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

We recently returned from three weeks touring around both South and North Island and what a fantastic experience. From our first contact with Nathan and through the booking process, nothing was too much trouble for him. All our questions were promptly answered by email which made our booking a simple process. Those personal touches were what helped us make the final decision to go with Sunrise Campervans.
The campervan was delivered to our Christchurch hotel by Rachael along with detailed instructions on the operation of the vehicle and it's equipment. The cleanliness and inclusions were outstanding. Little touches like tea and sugar, hot water bottle and lots of blankets were really appreciated.
Nathan was always contactable to answer any questions we had. Prior to our trip he sent us lots of valuable information which was a great help to us in locating campgrounds along the way.
Initially we were a bit hesitant at touring during Winter but it turned out to be an amazing experience and we would highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to see the beauty of New Zealand at this time of year. Our campervan was always warm at night , having both a built in diesel heater and electric heater for when we were at powered sites.
Our campervan never missed a beat and after 4500 klms we handed it back to Nathan at our Auckland hotel. If you want the personal touch and not be just a number then I would highly recommend Sunrise Holidays campervans. One thing we are sure of is that we will be back to see NZ again and will be booking with Nathan. Thank you for such a positive experience.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Margaret it certainly sounded like you achieved your dream of travelling the South island with snow capped mountains. I was initially a little concerned when what looked like the snow storm of the season pretty much hit you on your first day, but glad to hear that it only added to your experience. Nice to meet you both and hear of your travels. With thanks Nathan

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ruben dam

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

We travelled the south and north island for 6 weeks in May and June and couldn't be more happy with the 4 berth campervan. The campervan itself is fully equipped and has a solar panel with a lithium house battery, which you will not find in any other rental campervan, so you only have to plug in at a paid campsite once or twice a week, maybe even less if you have enough sunlight, it saves you a ton of money! With the two of us there was more then enough space and bedding sheets and towels are provided. It also has a stove with 4 burners and a small grill which is a big plus if you like to cook and all cooking equipment is present.
Nathan is a great guy and delivers excellent service, he checked on us regularly during our trip if everything was still ok and he provided the perfect 'off the grid' travel guide, NZ Frenzy, which we used the whole trip. We arrived at Christchurch airport where he brought the campervan and the pickup in Auckland was done at the hotel of our final night, so no hassle for us.
We compared 10-15 rental companies and chose Sunrise which was probably the best decision we made during our stay in NZ. Great offer, great service, great campervan, More then recommended!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in May 2015

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks for the nice words guys, you where awesome to deal with, I think the campervan loved the adventure too.

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tim downing

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Have just got back from holiday, up the top of the north island and We only have good things to say about our experience with Sunrise!
When I say holiday I actually mean action packed non-stop adventure. The camper catered to our every need plus some. I love the layout of this vehicle and the solar panels made freedom camping almost too easy.
I have used other companies in the past but will be sticking with Sunrise Campers from here on out.
Thanks Nathan.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Tim thanks for nice words, I don't know how you packed so many activities into your holiday, you looked pretty worn out when you returned the motorhome. Hope you have recovered from it all and look forward to providing a campervan your next action packed adventure . Nathan

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Katherine Easterling

United States

Ranking: 10/10

From our first contact with Nathan, throughout the booking process, and then during 39 days and 5600 kilometres on the South Island we were continually impressed with not only the quality of the vehicle and all the little luxuries that were supplied with it, but also with Nathan and Rachael - who were always available via phone or email to patiently assist.

Every time we opened a drawer or cabinet, we found another useful tool, kitchen gadget, or comfort item. And the reason? The owners of this company are actually campervan-ers themselves; they know what travelers want and need. The van came with an array of systems to make freedom camping not just possible, but downright luxurious - solar panels, diesel heater, carpeting (much appreciated in the colder months!), TV with DVD player and satellite dish, hot water bottle, stove-top toaster, French coffee press, flashlight, umbrella, blue-ice pack for picnics, camp chairs and camp table, extra layers for the bed (duvet/comforter and two fleece blankets).

Over these 38 nights, we spent a total of NZ$50 on campsites and never once used auxiliary 240V power. The van's electrical system is optimized to provide battery power for its on-board systems - freeing you from the hassles (and expense!) of holiday parks and noisy neighbors. Most nights we camped in pristine surroundings with no other campers in sight - all made possible by this superbly equipped vehicle and free campsites.

Nathan and Rachael - a personal thank you from us, for everything. It isn't often that our expectations are exceeded.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Katherine you are too kind, thanks so much for your custom, you and Lael were also a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. We really enjoyed your custom and all the updates and photos of your travels. 'Painted skies' will love these waters when you finally sail her here.

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Barbara Clarke

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Trip started well when Nathan was there to greet us with spotlessly clean and excellently kitted out vehicle. Everything to make the trip perfect was supplied and we wanted for nothing throughout the holiday. We had an awesome time and on the rare occasion we needed to get in contact with Nathan he was immediately accessible and responsive. A really positive experience all round and I can not rate our experience with Sunrise more highly.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2015

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Hi Barb, thanks heaps for the great review, it was a very positive experience for me too. Have you talked James into shifting back to NZ with you yet, we are short of good builders you know.

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Katy Kirby

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Right from the start of our holiday planning when I found the Sunrise Holidays website, I had a feeling that things were going to go well - and they did. First of all, Nathan's speed and attentiveness at replying to my many emails meant that everything moved as quickly as possible and full information on every aspect made me feel incredibly comfortable when planning our holiday of a lifetime.

We can't compare this super experience with using a large company and neither would we want to. I felt at all times that I was able to reach Nathan and he genuinely wanted us to enjoy our trip as much as we did. You don't get that everywhere you go and it really makes such a difference to how you feel about your holiday.

Thank you guys so so much and we will definitely be recommending you!

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Cheers Katy, thanks for your lovely review, and yes a I am really stoked you guys had such a good holiday. You were always a pleasure to deal with, and we had a few laughs along the way. Pass on my regards to Paul and the family.

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francesco bombelli

Italy

Ranking: 10/10

Great experience and my warm thanks to Nathan and his family. We have rent a 2 berth campervan: it was very clean with a great solar panel and fully equipped with all you need for cook and sleep. The pick up and drop off were perfectly organized and you can meet wherever you prefer. Sunrise Team is very helpful, professional and incredibly accommodating and welcoming. I would definitely recommend Sunrise Holidays Campervan hire also for the great quality/price ratio.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks heaps Francesco, you guys were so easy to deal with, and sounds like you had a great honeymoon. Dad really enjoyed meeting and dealing with you guys. Thanks again, all the best, Nathan (and the rest of the family).

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Raz Shapira-Fainburg

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

Nathan Smith & Sunrise Holidays made our trip! Our campervan was amazing- fully equipped, very clean with a great solar panel that saved us tones of money 'cause we never had to plug in on campsites. Nathan is the radest person ever!!! He was very attentive, helped us plan our trip on-the-go and was reachable at all times by phone. He made our trip experience so good! Speaking to other campers we realized how different it is to have your campervan owner so available for you eager to assist, so if you are planning on renting a campervan for a NZ trip, do yourself a big favor and do it with Sunrise holidays.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Oww Raz that's awesome, it was after a nice email like that that I knew I had to buy a campervan especially for you guys in the first place. And I am so glad I did, another young family is now enjoying the benefits of that ridiculously massive solar panel, Awesome to meet you and your family. Bet you are loving Thailand and wish you the best on the rest of your adventures around the world. Big thanks to you guys, and your hire, you actually helped us grow our business.

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Mikael Hedstrom

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

Thanks Nathan for your quick response to my emails and your attitude when I told you that two plates and a wine glass had been broken and that one of the window frames had come off, THANKS

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

You guys looked so happy and relaxed at the airport, besides you were one of my easiest customers, you picked up the van and then I never heard from you again until it was time to drop it off. I Wasn't going to let a couple of broken dishes ruin the vibe.

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Simon von Heugel

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

I hired a campervan from Sunrise Campervans for my five weeks holiday trip on the North Island. The van was in a very good condition, absolutely clean with everything I needed. It was a pleasure to explore the country!
The pick up and drop off were perfectly organized, Nathan did a great job, very friendly and helpful.
I'm looking back with a big smile, New Zealand is amazing!!

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

Sunrise Holidays - Campervan Hire responds:

Thanks heaps For your review Simon, you were a pleasure to deal with, and stoked you had such a good time and got some good waves. Nathan

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Maree Dunlop

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Roydon and Jane are fantastic! I called them a week before we ended up going on a spur of the moment 10 day trip with my husband and two sons. They were incredibly accommodating and welcoming - and even thought to include extra sleeping bags for the boys. The 4 berth mitsubishi had everything we needed and was perfect for the South Island roads and weather. I would happily recommend Sunrise Holidays Campervan hire to anyone wanting a top notch campervan experience. Many thanks and hope to see you again this year!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in August 2013

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Chris Heaton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We booked a van on line from England after receiving a fair quote from Sunrise. Our dealings with them were easy and straightforward. We changed our pick-up location from Picton to Blenheim airport at shortish notice and this was accommodated without any problem.

Roydon and Jane delivered the van in person. We had ordered a 2005 Transit, being on a budget, but were presented with a 2008 Transit with a new and powerful turbodiesel engine, at no extra cost. The van was fully equipped and well prepared, and we had no problems in a 3000km, 2 week tour of the South Island.

Roydon and Jane have been in the business a long time, and have kept it small enough to be able to deal with everyone personally. They also dispensed sound advice based on long experience: a tour of Doubtful Sound rather than drive to Milford Sound, for example, which was spot on.

If you don't have to worry about the vehicle, then you can enjoy the trip more; we had a great time. Highly recommended. Great logo, too.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Kelly Hunter

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

An excellent Campervan company to deal with. Both Jane & Roy go the extra mile. We collected the camper in Christchurch and dropped off at Nelson this was all made so easy. The camper was extremely well set up and maintained. It had all of the stuff you require plus extras. we spent 14 days on board and had a fabulous time. Many thanks Jane & Roy we highly recommend your company to anyone travelling the South Island.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Steven Kopstein

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful experience all around. Jane & Royden were perfect owners - we felt like they were hosting us and really cared about our overall experience. Very helpful every step of the way and the Campervan itself was well maintained and stocked with necessities that made the experience pleasurable and easy. Big THANKS all the way from the USA. Miss my kiwis already.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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rachandjohn

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Thanks to Jane and Roydon for a fantastic holiday! We spent 2 weeks touring South Island in a small camper and loved it. It was straight-forward to drive and manage, thanks to the detailed explanations from Jane and Roydon. They were very friendly and helpful, and full of good suggestions for routes and destinations. They delivered the camper to our b and b in Picton and stored our cases for us (glad we thought of this as there wouldn't have been room for them!), then met up with us at the Interisland Ferry in Picton.
The camper was very well-equipped, and the bed comfortable and roomy with cotton sheets. Plenty of towels provided and lots of leaflets on NZ attractions. Good to have the fly-screens on the windows. Very ingenious table!
The shower was fine and useful.
The personal service from R and J was very reassuring - we felt confident that they would come and sort out any problem immediately.
We can definitely recommend Sunrise Holidays.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Jackie Pearson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

My husband and I have just got back from a fantastic holiday on the South island of New Zealand. We had a great time in our campervan and Jayne & Roydon showed what great people they are when we had unforseen mechanical problems with the campervan. They made sure we had transport to carry on our holiday. This is a very personal caring business who go more than the extra mile! Thank you

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Craig

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Thoroughly enjoyed our two-week adventure touring the south island of NZ! Four of us shared a 6-berth Ford Transit, which worked out brilliantly. Plenty of room for four people plus luggage.

The campervan was very clean and well equipped with everything we needed. Had one small problem – the windscreen leaked slightly when it rained, as it was a newly fitted windscreen that was not sealed correctly (hence my review of 9/10 and not 10/10) – minor inconvenience only and Roydon was fixing immediately.

Roydon and Jane could not have been more helpful. The campervan was dropped-off and picked-up from our accommodation in Christchurch. Very efficient service and very, very nice people!

Would definitely use Sunrise Holidays again for campervan hire.

Thanks again

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Travellor

Ranking: 10/10

We spent 2 weeks in a 2 Berth 2008 Campervan from Sunrise Holidays.
It was great that Jane&Royden could even drop off and pick up the campervan at our private adress. From booking over signing the contract and arranging everything it was very easy and pleasant to deal with Jane&Royden.
They were also very helpful regarding travel tipps and questions during our trip.
We were surprised how well maintained and perfectly clean the campervan was, so that we really enjoyed our trip. The van worked fine all the time whether we stayed on a campsite or a DOC site, did freedom camp or just drove around the beautiful south island.
Thank you Jane&Royden! :)

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Graeme32

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome camping experience in a really comfortable and well equipped two berth camper. Jane and Royden were also really helpful and full of good advice to make our stay a really cool experience and leave with some great memories. Would definitely recommend Sunrise Campers to anyone wanting to explore the South Island.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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stacey

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

dropped off at our home in blenheim, fantastic! 6 berth was comfy and we all had an excellent holiday with my family from the UK. Will use again for sure!

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in June 2012

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hannahlornsen

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

When we arrived in Auckland, both Jane and Roydon came to meet us directly at the airport. We received a very nice and informative introduction to our home for the next 21 days. We rented a 2 berth 2005 Ford Transit. The van was perfectly well equipped and we never really missed something. If you do need something, there are huge supermarkets in every bigger town and they usually even sell basic camping equipment. One thing that might be useful to know if you are planning your trip is that we found most of the time we did not need power on the campgrounds. If you drive a little while the next day, you will be perfectly fine with the two separate batteries. We found the Ford Transit to be perfect in size for a couple and had every comfort we could wish for. We did not spend each night on a campground, there are many places in NZ where freedom camping is allowed if you take your rubbish with you and don't leave anything behind. For us it was the perfect way to experience the beautiful landscape of the North and South Island in such a short time. I would definitly recommend sunrise holidays to everyone I know as we felt safe the whole time and never experienced any trouble for our whole stay. We dropped the van off at the airport in Christchurch on our last day and met Roydon there. Again, everything was very easy and we had a nice chat with Roydon. The possibility to travel like that really made our stay unforgettable and we are very thankful for that!

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Kristina Mårtensson

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Jane met up at the ferry in Picton and gave us all the information we needed for our ten days trip. Even though our motorhome wasn´t brand new it had everything we needed and was well kept. A fantastic trip!

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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David and Sally Wallis

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Rather old camper, everything OK though.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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David Law

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

We hired three campers from Sunrise Campervans for our Summer holiday trip around the top of the South Island. The vans were all very well appointed and clean and tidy. Roydon and Jane met us off the ferry in Picton and gave us a very detailed orientation for all of the vans. The trip was brilliant and the vans were perfect for our little group. We only had one little hiccup with a battery charger but Roydon drove out to where we were staying and had the fault fixed within an hour or so, can't ask for better service than that!. I would thoroughly recommend Sunrise Holidays to anyone considering a van from a family based business rather than one of the faceless corporates.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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obyrnej

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

We had a fantastic time with our 2-berth Ford Transit, it was in excellent condition, very clean, and outfitted with all the necessary living items. We were amazed with how much ground we were able to cover and saw so much more of the South Island than originally anticipated. We always felt pretty lucky with our van compared to many of the others that we saw on the road!

Thank you again for making our honeymoon in New Zealand unforgettable!

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Kleiner

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

An all round happy experience! Royden & Jane's handover talk was comprehensive and when we couldn't remember what we had to do the manual explained. The van had everything needed in the way of equipment and linen. We had no problems at all which made for a very happy holiday. We would happily recommend Sunrise Campers

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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johannesivarsson

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

Very good service.The owner has good knowledge(of course) about roads and highways.
Nice motorhomes with all facilities.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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millview

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect campervan for the two of us (over 60's). Excellent service from the company, Roydon & Jane. Easiest pick-up and drop ever. We will certainly book with them when we come out from UK again next year. A big thank you from Peter & Gill.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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peteandviv

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent van was well equipped ... we didn't need the teapot and could have done with one bigger saucepan ... so we were able to cook, sleep and travel in comfort. It was easy to drive and able to tackle all sorts of road conditions. Jane and Roydon were friendly and supportive, really keen to ensure that we enjoyed our holiday to the full. They were thorough in explaining the van's systems and very helpful at the end of the trip. We would fully recommend Sunrise as a customer orientated, family firm.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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cerlermsw

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Renting a 4 berth campervan from Roydan and Jane was an awesome way to see experience the South Island. I searched long and hard to find an outfit to rent a 4 berth one way from Queenstown to Picton for 8 days, most companies were not interested in renting for this shorter duration and almost all wanted to add on the per km diesel tax in addition to daily rate and drop off fee. The camper was very clean, in great condition, well equipped and comfortable. We ended up needing an extra night of rental at the last minute and that was easily handled with a quick email. Kudos to Roydan and Jane for this great family business, please consider supporting this venture over the massive corporate entitites renting camper vans in NZ.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in January 2012

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clarea

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic people to deal with from the start to the finish. Our 6 berth campervan was perfect for our 2 week south Island holiday with a 7 month old baby and 4 year in tow. Thanks heaps Jane and Roydon

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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TheVons

South Africa

Ranking: 10/10

We had an excellent two week trip down the west cost of South Island with a four berth camper van from Sunrise. Jane & Roydon met us off the ferry in Picton and set us up for a fabulous holiday. Everything we thought we needed, we found we had. The van took us up and down some of the highest passes and through the most beautiful scenery without a hitch. Any questions were sorted quickly and efficiently. The van was spacious and comfortable and we were sad to have to give our home back at the end of our trip. Would recommend using Sunrise anytime.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Siggy0603

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

We recently returned home from a fab holiday traveling between Nelson and Queenstown in a Sunrise van. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Jane and Roydan, from the minute we made our initial enquiries until we dropped the van off they were extremely helpful and clearly work under a "nothing is too much trouble ethos". The van was well equipped, very clean, comfortable and easy to keep warm! It was easy to drive and the diesel gave great fuel economy. Thankyou Jane and Roydan for helping to make our holiday a memorable one. Best wishes from Western Australia.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Martin_Sonia

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Quality from the start - quick response to questions - they even stored our suitcases on pickup from Picton! Van was very well equipped with plenty of storage. Front and back doors made for good access. Warm and comfortable, easy to drive and handled well on the road. We received excellent customer service from Roydon and Jane - thoroughly recommended.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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klinehan

Ranking: 10/10

We would just like to say how much our party of five enjoyed our experience with Sunrise Holidays. We came to New Zealands south isle for a trip of a life time, and driving a Sunrise motorhome through this beautiful country really made this happen.
It’s a lovely family business run by Jane and Roydon who are passionate about New Zealand and making sure everybody who leaves the country wants to return.
The level of personal service and commitment was unparalled. The vehicle is stocked with all the things you would want down to the necessities to make a cup of tea/coffee.
I'd certainly have no hesitation in recommending Sunrise Holidays to anyone considering a similar holiday in NZ.
If you are looking for a hassle free pick up and drop off, Sunrise will offer this service with no problem's at all. Sunrise offer quality vehicles at very competitive daily rates, with no hidden extra costs. The motorhome was clean, reliable, and very spacious. The vehicle was in a great condition and you are left with plenty of books, maps, instructions and firsthand knowledge if you a first timer.
Why go anywhere else?

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Webb & Muckelt

England

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent van, personal service from Royden and Jane.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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joelhwa

Malaysia

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect 10!!!
Friendly, honest, reassuring and reliable!!!

Campervan in the best condition, no worries about breaking down, insufficient necessities and supplies, etc.

If you want to experience an incident-free campervan problems, Sunrise Holidays campervan should be your number 1 choice in NZ!

I will be engaging their service again for our next road trip to explore Northern NZ.

We were at south island from 20Apr-1May 2012.

Thanks for everything Roydon and Jane!

Cheers.

Greetings from Malaysia!
Joel

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Judith Midgley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very responsive to any enquiries. Well equipped van, good initial briefing, good service.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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PandWBr

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We were most impressed with the quality of the vehicle together with its internal facilities and equipment. The van was spotlessly clean throughout and lacked for nothing. It was also a pleasure to drive.

We were particularly grateful for the extensive time that Roydon spent
with us in Picton advising us, not only about the operations of the van, but also
the detailed tourist information which we found extremely useful. The handover in Christchurch was easily completed.

Communications prior to the holiday were excellent with no chance of misunderstandings. You felt reassured that your business was important to Jane & Roydon and that nothing was too much trouble.

We would certainly have no hesitation in
recommending Sunrise Holidays to anyone considering a similar holiday
in NZ. Sunrise offer quality vehicles at very competitive rates. Why go anywhere else?

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Andrew Koster

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

New clean RV, well stocked and nice people.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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TonyB

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

This was the first time we had hired a campervan and we loved it! We were very impressed with Sunrise holidays as they delivered everything they promised. Everything from the pick up / drop off / condition and cleanliness of the van, plus equipment in the van was top notch and we could not fault anything.

Half way through our 2 week hire the engine light appeared on the dashboard. After a quick phonecall with Roy we drove to a local garage and everything was fixed within 1 hour and we were back on the road again. We would definitely book with Sunrise holidays again and recommend anybody to hire a campervan with this company.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Bjarne

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

We were absolutly well informed before our travel to NZ i january 2012. Quick responce on our email and when we picked the camper up i Picton there was a woman who showed us how to manage the vehicle. Great. We had e little damage on our tour. But the garage where we delivered the camper i Queenstown handled and taxed it in cooperation with Jane and Roydon. Fixed before they transported us to the airport as a service. Nice en professionally handled all the way. Absolutely ready to use this company again. Tank you very much..

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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susanmountford

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

We had a fabulous 2 week holiday in New Zealand South Island in a Sunrise campervan. It had been easy and straightforward to book up with very quick and personal response to our e mails from Scotland and the relevant documents arrived quickly by post. Wendy was at the airport to meet us and introduce us to the van which was excellent - compact but with all that we could need. Service was first class, very friendly and professional and we would highly recommend Sunrise Holidays.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Michelle

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Your website helped us to choose Sunrise Holidays to hire a motorhome for our recent holiday in New Zealand. They arranged to have someone meet us at our motel in Christchurch. The motorhome was in top condition, very clean and fully equipped. Their service was friendly and helpful and we toured the South Island without any problems. We would book with them again in the future.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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KandJ

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

We had a fantastic campervan holiday. Sunrise met as off our boat so we didn't have to lug our bags around and gave us a good briefing on the campervan (we had never hired one before). When we had a question along the way we rang them and the gave us an answer straight away. When they met us at the other end they also dropped us back at our hotel.

I would totally recommend them.

This is not a large company - so you feel like you're not just a number, and like they really want you to have a good holiday.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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acharlesedwards

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Booking a campervan via Sunrise Holidays was easy & Jane & Roydon were v helpful & prompt with their emails. Being deaf was no barrier to them as long as we have clean driving licences. Roydon met us with the campervan at our hotel in Auckland & picked it up at our hotel in Christchurch. He was v helpful & patient showing us how to use the van. He even gave us useful advice & tips to make our holiday in NZ enjoyable The campervan was clean & had many pamphlets & excellent road atlas. The bed was comfy & it was great having a mobile loo! The only small hiccup was the worn out thread of table support which occurred half way our holiday. We have no hesitation at recommending Sunrise Holidays to hire a campervan.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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darktower

United States

Ranking: 10/10

This is the very first time that I have ever rented a campervan or traveled abroad from the US like this and I want to say that thanks to Jane and Roydon at Sunrise Holidays, my experience was absolutely the best.

Jane was very helpful with getting me familiar with the vehicle and understanding how it all works to ensure that I had the best possible travels through New Zealand.

I highly reccomend their services as they are very pleasant and easy to work with as well as make sure you get exactly what you need.

Big Thanks to Jane and Roydon!!!!

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Jimmer84

England

Ranking: 10/10

From the moment we were met at Picton FerryTerminal until we dropped the van back we were treated brilliantly. We were given a full guide of the van and told to call if we has any problems. The van itself was brilliant. Although I'm sure I wound a few locals up because I drove so slow! We would 100% use Sunrise holidays again and will recommend them to anyone who is touring the south island!

Thank you once again.
:-)

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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DaveHarris

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

I'd just like to say how much my wife and I enjoyed our experience with Sunrise Holidays and that we will definitely contact them again shall we return to NZ.

The campervan was clean, reliable, spacious and very cost effective.

Thanks again Jane and Roydon :)

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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markearl

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Hi there

Just a quick review about sunrise holidays campervan hires.

It’s a lovely family business run by Jane and Roydon who are passionate about New Zealand and making sure everybody who leaves the country wants to return

The campervans are in great condition and you left with plenty of books, maps, instructions and firsthand knowledge if you a first timer

Throughout our trip Jane and Roydon were always contactable and willing to help, and that did not change once we dropped off the van.

If you looking for a hassle free pick up and drop off don’t hesitate to go this route

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Caragh

Hong Kong

Ranking: 10/10

We found Sunrise Holidays through a friend's recommendation as we were booking a two week trip around the South Isand during the Rugby World Cup. From a price perspective, Sunrise Holidays offered the best value and we liked the fact that there was a flat daily rate with no hidden extra costs. The two berth van was roomy, clean and well stocked with all we needed for the trip. Extras like a BBQ and DVD player are available for those nights in enjoying a bottle of wine, purchased from the local wineries. Roydon and Jane were lovely and available on call if anything goes wrong or if you need any advice. They were very accommodating, providing airport transfers and recommended we visit the seal colony outside Kaikura - a highlight of our trip. We'd use them again for any future campervan trip in NZ and would hapily recommend them to friends.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Katy Johnson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

The campervan may not have the cool 'graf' on the side like other companies, but it was clean, well-stocked and the owners gave a very helpful briefing upon rental. Lovely couple.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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robpthomas

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We hired a van from Jane and Royden and had a brilliant time touring the South Island in between rugby matches.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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TomandDave

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Extremely helpful people throughout the run up to our trip, advising us on very useful information. They're a family run company, so the level of extra service was very impressive. The campervan was very clean and on time - I would recommend anyone to use Sunrise Holidays - Excellent value for money.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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stuart01

South Africa

Ranking: 10/10

Hired a campervan from Sunrise for 10 days, touring the South Island. The level of personal service and commitment was unparalled. Highly recommended and great personalised service.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Nature_love

Singapore

Ranking: 8/10

We rented Sunrise Holidays Campervan for a period of 2 weeks early this year. It was out first trip to New Zealand and the assistance Sunrise has provided us was amazing!

From answering our enquiries to assisting us in collecting our Wine Festivals Tickets (they do not do delivery outside New Zealand), they were so patient!

We were delayed at the airport due to a missing luggage and were worried that Sunrise will not wait for us. But fortunately they did and we were so thankful!

The van is in a well kept condition, with everything that you need. Instructions were clearly written and easy to follow.
Overall it is a lovely experience!

Greetings from Singapore!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in January 2011

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Becky Foley

United States

Ranking: 10/10

On time to pick us up at the airport, clean, equipped with great information.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Matt Haneline

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Clean vehicle, easy to drive and spacious, very nice lady that we rented from.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Julie

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Very tidy and clean campervan with the family touches ie extra towels, dishwashing liquid, everything you need in the kitchen (plastic wine glasses may be nice). Friendly service and very helpful.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Bette Eh

United States

Ranking: 10/10

The van was excellent, although we did not realise ahead of time just how big a 4-person van is. Royden was very accomodation about meeting us at the Christchurch airport and going over all the van details with us. The van was spotless when we checked it.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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geoffreyandjean

England

Ranking: 9/10

Whole experience from beginning to end was excellent. We were able to make minor changes to our booking with ease over the internet. It was good to be met personally by Roydon and Jane and we were given a thorough induction and given good touring advice. We chose a cheaper older van but it was in very good condition, really clean and well equipped including maps and leaflets. We had one minor problem with a flat battery but this was sorted by a phone call and we were back on the road within an hour. We had a trip of a lifetime and our 15 days in the van (not long enough) was the highlight of our holiday. Personal. friendly service throughout and flexibility with number of days booked and pick up and drop off points all at a reasonable price- cannot be beaten. Don't look at the big companies Go Sunrise!

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Mark Leeuwenburgh

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Great camper, reasonable price, nice people.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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ian1

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Run by an exceptionally helpful couple. The van was picked up on time and Roydon was there to collect at the end.
The van had everything necessary and was reasonably priced. Book directly with Roydon do not use any other booking company. Highly recomend the experience!

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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fogartyh

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent service- you can step off the plane and into a clean, well-serviced campervan with everything you need. Jan and Roydon are lovely and happy to talk through the van, tips on locations etc. Would recommend highly.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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qofd

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Great value basic campervans. Very friendly personal service. Reliable vehicle. Would definately use again.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in May 2007

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BrianHart6

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

What a pleasure to deal with a small family company who treated the customer as the most important. The campervan was excellently maintained, a model of cleanliness and well equipped - down to the necessary to make a cup of tea/coffee before we did a shop. It seemed really important to Jane and Roydon that we had a good holiday. They were so reasonable and accomodating. We would definitely use them again

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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donpursche

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Proprietors very helpfull with information on places to stay and see. flexable with addittional days rental.
Vehicle supplied in excellent mechanical condition.
All bedding and utencils needed,were supplied clean and fresh.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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martinveysey

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

I came to New Zealands south isle for a trip of a life time. And driving a Sunrise van thru this beautiful country really made this happen. The quality of the van was superb, clean and well maintained, both mechanically (essential for negotiating those mountains and passes) and domestically (fresh sheets and towels!!),
The van was delivered to me at Picton, with v good travel advise readily given and plenty of brochures and maps provided. I was also able to drop the van off at the ferry terminal.
Jane and Roydon are so friendly and they make you feel really welcome and raring to go discover NZ. I cannot recommend Sunrise enough. Thank you and I look forward to some Sunrise motoring in the future.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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dylan212

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Great company to hire a campervan from, I would not hesitate to hire from them again. They are a husband and wife company that go out of their way to make your trip a memorable experience. They had the campervan waiting for us at Blenheim airport and were always available via phone during the trip when we had any questions. The campervan was very modern and was stocked with all the things you would want. Further, the price was very competitive. No complaints, "easy as."

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Marge Steve

Ranking: 9/10

Great to deal with Vans very clean & tidy - Friendly people.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Jen Rick

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Exceded expectations.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Nigel Petrie

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Very helpful, friendly. Family run business. Miles cheaper than international companies. Clean vehicle with everthing we need.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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keeble

England

Ranking: 7/10

Can pick up from Picton meeting company to exchange details. Phone them to say when dropping off for ferry crossing and they will be there.

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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erikc

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Friendly, accommodating personal assistance when needed during our rental period.

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Jules77

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent experience with Sunrise. Dropped the van off for us in Queenstown and collected in Picton 2 weeks later with no delays or problems whatsoever. Everything went very smoothly and the owners couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. The van was great, clean, modern and really easy to drive. So glad we went with Sunrise, what a wonderful way to see New Zealand!

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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alanvn

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Very happy with service. Campervan was delivered to us in Christchurch and we were able to drop off to them in Nelson. They went out of their way for us. Great.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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LowerD

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very new and clean. Good equipment. Possibly could do with more than just 2 of everything.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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JanL

England

Ranking: 9/10

The van was in excellent condition and what we had expected. My only criticism is the minimal amount of cutlery/cookery. 4 of each would have been helpful. And a bit of washing line.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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KuzakUSA

United States

Ranking: 8/10

So far, so good.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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GregL

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very pleased with presentation of camper, immaculate inside and out and everything clearly explained. Tea/coffee/sugar provided as well as linen and plenty of towels.
Would happily use again and can recommend for South Island - better experience than larger firms we have used in the past.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Philip

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We only picked up the van yesterday but owners are very friendly and helpful. They even changed the microwave oven when it was found to be faulty.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Melinda

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Correspondence before trip was very prompt. Very thorough when we collected our vehicle - esp for virgin users like us!!

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Andrew

Malaysia

Ranking: 5/10

Explanations on vehicle + equipment should be improved. Omitted to inform that 2 appliances (electrical) cannot be used or switched on at the same time, or what to do if electricity supply is tripped.

Reviewed over 13 years ago

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Louise

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Run by a lovely couple (the Armstrongs). They collect you at the airport and supply maps and advice for travellers. Only 12 vans in fleet, so real one on one service.

Reviewed over 14 years ago and experienced in February 2007