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We chose to book through Wilderness because we were impressed with the way they dealt with our initial enquiry on their chat line. We also liked the personal style they adopted when we picked up the motorhome. Nothing was too much trouble for Kirsten in the Auckland office, who gave us all the information we needed about toll roads, free camp sites, etc. We, too, had a problem with the fridge in our Outback 4 and had to swap for another smaller vehicle. We chose to stick with the smaller vehicle as it was easier to drive on the windy roads. It was also of a higher specification. We, too, had admiring looks from other motorhome drivers. The staff at Wilderness were very good at keeping in touch when we needed them. We dropped our motorhome off in Christchurch after travelling around both North and South Islands - about 5,000km in total. Drop off was very quick and efficient. Overall, we were impressed with the personal service we received and would certainly recommend them to anyone interested in this kind of holiday.
Everything went perfect. The motorhome was exactly as shown in the Internet. We felt that our motorhome was a lot more exclusive compared to other motorhomes that we saw on the way. It became our new temporary home from the moment we entered. Wilderness probably does not offer the cheapest prices, but if you take all the extras and the level of service into account it more than pays off.
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Absolutely the only way to see the real NZ is in a motorhome hire from Wilderness. Everything was top notch from the pick-up and familiarization with the vehicle to the drop off return. Of course the real experience was everything in between. the camper was clean and stocked with all necessities needed to get on the road. If you are going motor home camping with four adults the Wilderness Peak 4 is the way to go.
First off It had a huge storage compartment that handled 4 big suitcases, 2 surf boards, 4 fishing rods, snorkel gear for four as well as hiking boots, a small BBQ, 4 camp chairs, and boxes of liquid refreshments!
The Camper drove like a dream. The powerful 2.3L turbo diesel engine had plenty of torque to handle the many hills of the NZ Northland and is very fuel efficient. It handled corners well for a high profile vehicle and was easy to turn into tight spaces and back in with the back up camera. It had a stove, oven, fridge and freezer to handle all of our meal needs as well as a sink for clean up. The shower / toilet combo worked well and produced plenty of hot water for quick showers.
All four adults slept comfortably with 2 single beds in the back and a drop down double bed above the dining table. There was plenty of ventilation with screens that also let in lots of light during the day.
We toured the Northland covering 1400 KM in eight days using entirely basic freedom camping sites. One minor draw back of that style of travel is the fridge needs LP gas or 240v hook up to work best. Since we never stayed at real camp facilities we relied only on LP-gas which must be turned off when driving. We found freezing foods first worked well to keep fresh.
The only other minor issue was that the seats for the 2 adult passengers in the camper were not comfortable for long rides. That seat needs a little design change and maybe make the table easy to remove and stow out of the way when driving.
A campervan from Wilderness is a great choice to see NZ.
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We rented a Wilderness motorhome for 10 days in February 2017. They were very friendly and helpful. When it came time to load up and drive away we discovered the refrigerator would not work when unplugged from shore power. After their mechanics tried but could not repair it they discounted a day off our rental and sent us on our way with the promise to have another unit delivered to wherever we were going. We drove from Auckland to Russell in the Bay of Islands. The next afternoon, a driver came and exchanged the motorhomes. They even filled the fuel tank in Russell. Over the next few days they checked in with us a couple of times to be sure everything was working well. Very satisfied!
Simply outstanding in all aspects of their service. From the inquires during the booking process, through pick-up, support and drop off.
We hired the Alpine 4, fantastic campervan for 28 days of both Islands. We received many jealous looks and inquires on our travels about the van.
The staff in both Christchurch and Auckland were fantastic.
We have just got back from spending a week in the Peak 4 with our 7 month old baby. The facilities in the motorhome were second to none and it really felt like home. It had everything we needed to make ourselves comfortable and the staff ensured we had a highchair and car seat for our bub. It was easy and ver comfortable to drive. The booking, pick up and drop off processes were easy and stress free. All the staff were incredibly friendly. We will definitely be getting another Wilderness Motorhome next time we are in New Zealand!