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We picked Wilderness on the strength of their previous reviews and even though they were at the "pricey" end of the market, we wanted a quality product and a hassle free experience. We pretty much got all that, with basically a brand new vehicle and brand new quality utensils etc inside. Layout was all we hoped for and made the trip very enjoyable. With NZ's "4 seasons in one day" weather, apart from turning on the gas, you didn't actually need to get out of the vehicle at all, which was not the experience of quite a few other "lesser" campers that we saw.The unit was great to drive and having the "Turbo Boost" for getting up and down steep mountain roads was brilliant. Even though we had a reasonable expectation of what the roads might be like, without a vehicle you could rely on, with plenty of power available, it could become quite a pressured drive! The staff at Wilderness Christchurch were very friendly and helpful and got us going in good time, but having said that, there is so much to absorb re the operation of such a vehicle, that one wonders if perhaps they could provide the info manual before you turn up, it might at least give you a bit of a heads up on what to expect. Also, we were unlucky to have a situation where the main gas bottle could not be disconnected, which meant we had to return to base to resolve this and then head out again to complete the refuel and waste emptying etc. This could perhaps have been resolve through checking before letting the vehicle go out. The only other minor "gripe" we had was that for the money we paid (the top option available) we would have thought that we could have just returned to base without all the refuel/waste disposal having to be done - perhaps not returning on a Saturday morning next time would have made that a tad easier to do! We'll know better next time. Would we come back to Wilderness if we return to NZ? Absolutely.
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We loved our road trip specially with the great book of NZ Frenzy South, it was very helpful and fun to read
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Awesome holiday!!!so glad Wilderness were willing to accomodate our dogs too no other company were :(
Excellent Rankers app, made our trip a dream to plan.
If you want a campervan for a New Zealand driving/holiday experience, you can't go past hiring a van from Wilderness Campers. They are fantastic. Very modern and easy to drive. The staff are fantastic and nothing is too much trouble. Forget all the rest, go Wilderness!!!
From the moment i send in enquiries before booking, I know choosing Wilderness will be the right choice for our trip to NZ. Prompt and friendly replies even before booking. Booking and payment process is straight forward and seamless too.
Upon arriving at Wilderness Christchurch, was met by friendly staff who explain everything about the motorhome thoroughly, answered my questions(ss) passionately and even shared tips from her past experience travelling in a motorhome. Some event in the beginning of our trip require us to call the helpline for assistance and without fail, we were always greeted by a friendly and reassuring voice over the phone. They constantly provided solutions and we strongly feel they are trying their best to ensure our journey is not interupted. Issue was resolved with minimal distruption to our journey. We eventually completed our marvelous NZ journey in Auckland, after immerging ourself in the beautiful scenery of the country, many nights freedom camping under the stars, snowy and romantic encounter in September, soaking wet in the outdoor tracks, traversing across beaches to lakes to mountains and vice versa, cooking and sleeping in a warm and comfortable vehicle we call home.
There is some roadworks going on near Wilderness Auckland tho, so please do not follow GPS direction on the way there.
Motorhome we had was surprisingly easy to drive. It feels just like an ordinary car despite its size and it has no problem climbing steep hills or cornering on winding roads. Interior are very egonomic and have everything we needed. Seats are comfortable, kitchen and toilet works fine.
Only suggestions is do choose a proper bed which comes as a whole rather than a bed thats converted into a king bed. Our bed was so uneven, it feels like a winners podium and we ended up sleeping on podium 1 & 2 only with podium 3 being too soft despite it being a king.