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Welcome to Cruzy Campers. The home of Cruising NZ!
We specialize in providing backpackers and all budget conscious travellers the ultimate way to explore New Zealand in a comfortable,homely, reliable Camper van.
In many popular areas you can only camp if you are self contained. ALL our camper vans are "Certified Self Contained".
Our family owned and operated company ensure you have the best possible holiday while travelling in NZ! Our vans are so well equipped that all you need to bring is your camera, sense of adventure and of some time to stop and admire our majestic country .
All our campers come complete with outside tables and chairs, heaters and up to date Hema maps. We even provide a free phone to help plan your next adventure!
We proudly provide our customers with as many home comforts as we can. Clean linen, wine glasses and even a hot water bottle for the cooler evenings.
Your van will be bought to a location convenient for you, where one of our small family based friendly team will take the time to show you through your home away from home
We understand that for first time campers there can be a lot to absorb so we are available for assistance 24/7 and happy to answer any question and enable you to make the most of your experience travelling NZ!
All our rentals include comprehensive insurance with an excess/ deductible payable should the unfortunate occur? Our wonderful MTA assured workshop is just a phone call away should assistance be required and an outstanding support network across NZ enables you to travel with confidence.
Our quotes do NOT have hidden charges! We like to keep things simple.
New Zealand is the most beautiful country with so many amazing places and things to see and do. Cruzy Campers enables travelers to see her most hidden secrets.
When you book a Cruzy there are no hidden costs! You will receive personal service by a caring Kiwi family that really will go the extra mile to ensure your holiday is as Cruzy as it possibly can be!
South Island ▷ Canterbury ▷ Christchurch
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The Cruzy Campers experience has been perfect from the first email contact.
They are very reactive, always attentive and striving to make our trip perfect. and it was!
They even wrote us to warn us of a strong storm (and thank goodness, because we did not know it and thanks to them we were able to change the route in time).
We had a little problem the first day, and they solved it right away. There was only one thing to move from the car but we don't know anything about mechanics or cars, so they explained it to us very easily.
Before the trip we had a lot of problems with the dates of our trip and they were always understandable and flexible, adapting to us.
The van was very comfortable and well thought out.
It has been a great experience.
Excellent service; very friendly, prompt, personalised and attentive. Very quick and efficient response when we experienced difficulties; washing of curtains, polish of fridge front (ie titivating) would have improved initial impression; suggest adding a folding stool to equipment to aid passenger entry to rear of vehicle
A well maintained and equipped vehicle which did everything we asked of it, probably as well as it’s flasher and more expensive competitors. More importantly, lovely people to deal with.
My partner and i hired one of the hi top hiace campers and had a great time exploring the south island, the owners are lovely people very helpful and friendly, the campers have a little age on them and show a little wear and tear but are well maintained and mechanically solid and reliable, i would highly recommend cruzy campers and will definetly use again when i get the chance to explre NZ again
Cruzy Campers responds:
Hi Jed, it was wonderful meeting you guys! I have no doubt that we will meet again either in our country or yours! Until we do, travel safe. Dan and Kylie
Loved dealing with Kylie and Dan. We were unsure of what to expect from a smaller privately owned operation, but it was definitely the right choice. The van was clean, and really well-equipped with everything we needed, including sheets, & towels, camp chairs etc and nothing was an "extra". It ran perfectly, and gave no issues whatsoever. We had a great time (pay attention to the weather forecasts) and these vans are just the right size for NZ roads. Thanks so much Kylie & Dan, for a great holiday.
Cruzy Campers responds:
Hi John, it is wonderful to hear you were comfy while travelling NZ with our Cruzy. Thank you for the great feedback also. We do appreciate the time taken. best wishes and safe travels, Kylie and Dan
I hired a year 2000 Toyota Hiace petrol manual campervan from Cruzy Campers to travel around parts of the South Island from the 28th December 2019 to 10th January 2020. The hire cost was NZD$1,960 and the cost of the 351 litres of unleaded petrol I used to travel 3,020km was NZD$761.23. This gave the Hiace an 11.65 litres/100km efficiency. The cost of 91 unleaded petrol ranged from NZD$2.02/l (Christchurch) to NZD$2.459 (in Queenstown!) with an average cost of NZD$2.17/l.
Daniel was great - he delivered the van to my Airbnb in the morning, explained where everything in the van was and how everything worked. The interior of the van isn't the flashest but is still in good condition. Daniel had fitted new tyres for my trip and the motor didn't miss a beat especially when traversing some of the passes east to west and vice versa. There were four issues that I let Daniel know about when I returned the van (once again, Daniel was very punctual for the pick up and drop off at the airport) - (1) the driver's door didn't always latch properly and the red alert light on the dash would subsequently sometimes flash (2) there was a terrible smell coming from under the sink whenever I opened the cupboard door - I used some air freshener to mask the smell throughout my trip (3) there was only one night of rain during my trip (in Wanaka), and at 3am I was woken with water splashing on my face and pillow (probably no more than a cupfull) - the airvent above the bed was definitely securely closed and I couldn't determine how this water actually leaked through the vent (4) the fridge door seal had an air gap at the very top - fortunately, this didn't seem to affect the fridge performance, probably just meant it ran a lot longer than it needed to! The van had a complete inventory of bedding, cooking appliances and utensils and true to Daniel's word, there were no hidden extras to pay at the end of the trip.
Cruzy Campers responds:
Hi Alan, thank you again for choosing to travel with us while you explored New Zealand. You will be pleased to know we have solved the bad smell from the sink! Dan was determined to solve that issue!
Best wishes and safe travels. Kylie and Dan
We rented the van in total for five weeks and it did a great job! We had the best time in New Zealand and our campervan definitely contributed to that a great deal (SNOOGS). The van was reasonably old but in a good condition and it got us everywhere where we wanted to go. We had a smaller issue with the water tank but Kylie was very helpful and we got it fixed very fast with her help - of course without charge ;) The driving of the van is really comfortable. So even without a lot of experience in driving vans it was very easy to drive. The bed was very comfortable :). The interior and the set up of the van was functional.
For the van collect in Christchurch Kylie came to meet us at the hostel where we stayed - so convenient! Thank you to Cruzy Campers for making our holidays in New Zealand a wonderful experience! Cheers, Regina and Hamid
Cruzy Campers responds:
Hi guys, it was lovely to have you travel with us and it is great to hear that you were comfortable driving Snoogs. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, we appreciate it.
Best wishes Kylie and Dan
Cruzy was great! Kylie and Daniel were prompt with communication and were just lovely in general. The campervan gave us no problems throughout our trip and our 3yo loved his cozy little berth up top.
Kylie met us at the airport which was so convenient and dropped us off afterwards... It was just a little thing but it meant a lot to us so we didn't have to worry about taxis and car seats for our little guy.
Our LO loved sitting up front with us, and since the campervan is small, it fits in a regular parking space which is really convenient.
The van is well stocked, and had everything we needed. The heater was especially appreciated on those cold Spring nights in the mountains.
I loved supporting a family business and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Cruzy!!
Cruzy Campers responds:
Hi Jean, thank you so much for your lovely words! It was a real pleasure to meet your beautiful wee family xx Especially when i met you at the end of your holiday and saw your wonderful happy relaxed faces. Thank you for supporting Cruzy and choosing to travel with our family business. We do our best to make sure our clients are comfortable while travelling with us so it is wonderful to hear again how your gorgeous wee guy loved his special bed.I always take my hat off to families traveling with young ones, you guys made it look easy! Hopefully you all may be able to venture out here again when he is older and experience more of our beautiful country. Best wishes and safe travels. Kylie and Dan xx