Travel NZ Motorhomes



102 Rankers Reviews

4 Face-to-Face

12 Motorhomes



2 Berth Camper


Travel NZ Motorhomes is a family owned campervan, motorhome and RV rental holiday business based in Nelson, South Island, New Zealand.

The pick up and drop off locations for our motorhomes are Nelson, Picton Ferry and Christchurch Airport in the South Island. However, we can offer other hire options; such as one way or return to other locations around the country.

We offer discounts on the hire of a Campervan or Motorhome for long hires. See the Specials page for details and Contact us for more information.

At Travel NZ Motorhomes we offer a personal and attentive service to make sure you have a fantastic campervan holiday.

We offer 5 day campervan hire in the 'off season' for those wanting a relaxing mini break, vacation or business trip with a difference. How about a trip to Golden Bay or the Marlborough Sounds for a long weekend?


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South IslandNelson RegionNelson


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    2 Berth Economy - VW

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    2 Berth Mercedes

    Intimate and stylish, our modern MERCEDES motorhome is the perfect motorhome for your great kiwi adventure.

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    4 Berth - Mercedes

    These are our 4 berth Mercedes. Great modern look and features.

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    6 Berth

    All of our 6 berth Motorhomes are modern and fully equipped Mercedes (turbo diesel, 5 speed automatic transmission)


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Nicole's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

We had a 4-berth Campervan which was in a good condition, great space and well equipped! The communication was very prompt and professional. Hamish gave us all the information we needed. An exceptional customer service. Thank you very much!

Reviewed 16 days ago

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Daphne Johnston

United States

Ranking: 10/10

From December 13-28,2019 my husband & I travelled around the South Island in a Travel NZ 2 Berth Motorhome (Mercedes Sprinter). We were very pleased with the campervan. It was well-maintained & in excellent condition, easy to handle on the narrow winding highways & roads in a variety of weather conditions (mostly cool, rainy & wet). This self-contained campervan was easy to handle, park & operate.. We found it quite comfortable to sleep, cook & travel in, very thoughtfully designed. Communication with Hamish was excellent. He explained everything up front & was available for several phone calls in which we clarified a couple of operational questions. I would recommend Travel NZ Motorhomes readily & found the Mercedes Sprinter 2 Berth Motorhome perfect for a retired couple who are prepared to live simply for a couple of weeks on the road. We also appreciated the variety & wealth of information shared via the Rankers phone app.

Reviewed about 1 month ago and experienced in December 2018

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David's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

We rented a 6 berth motorhome to tour around the South Island and what a great experience it was. Hamish at NZ Motorhomes could not have been more helpful and the location we picked up from in Nelson was really convenient for the airport. Whilst the motorhome was not the newest around, it was perfect for our requirements, very well equipped and gave us no problems. We found Hamish's pragmatic, unfussy approach really refreshing and would thoroughly recommend hiring from him. We all fell in love with NZ and will definitely be returning in the future.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Nikki de Coninck

Ranking: 10/10

We cannot recommend Travel NZ Motorhomes enough. We got an amazing deal, when other rental companies could not accommodate our (short period) dates. The company was super easy to find in Nelson. Overall, communication was fast, clear and smooth. Hamish accommodated our timetable, which was much appreciated. As inexperienced campers, Hamish patiently explained all the ins and outs and took his time to talk us through all we needed to know. The motorhome was spacious, with all amenities required and very comfy beds. We thoroughly loved our experience! Book it!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Pete Welply

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We discovered TravelNZmotorhomes on recommendation from another small company, when having trouble finding a vehicle for the dates we had planned. This is a small, family run outfit that provides first class, personal service. From our initial enquiry right through to the final correspondence after our trip, Hamish went out of his way to ensure a smooth and enjoyable ride. Although based in Nelson on S. Island, he was very happy to deliver our campervan to Auckland and pick up from Christchurch as well as arranging the ferry from Wellington to Picton (at a very good price!) and providing a number of items within a complementary bundle - that other providers usually charge extra for. We had problems with the Hook Up cable one day after some particularly wet weather and Hamish organised delivery of a replacement to our next stop within 24 hours – no mean feat given the layout of S. Island! We covered 3600 Km over 25 days and had no other problems at all with our 2-berth VW. Altogether a very friendly and professional service that I would highly recommend to anyone planning a road trip around NZ. Pete & Annie Welply

Reviewed about 1 month ago and experienced in November 2018

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Salla Vainio


Ranking: 10/10

We received several offers for a motorhome rental when we sent a query thru Rankers (for the last three weeks of the year 2018). Travel NZ Motorhomes immediately stood out because we could actually understand the very clear offer (for the first-timers from overseas, renting a motorhome was not immediately familiar), it was reasonable, and felt also very personal. We were very happy that we chose them, as the same first impression continued in reality throughout. Hamish gave us excellent advise before, during and even after, and it all worked towards 100% great experience. The motorhome (VW) was perfect for two adults, and we definitely now consider renting again some time. We warmly recommend Travel NZ Motorhomes.

Reviewed 2 months ago

Linda's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

My husband and I hired a 4 berth Mercedes self contained camper for our 12 day round trip from Nelson. I searched the internet for a Nelson based firm and found Travel NZ or Road Abode as it was called then. Hamish was very helpful and friendly all the way through our booking process and on our arrival and departure from Nelson. Our camper was very comfortable even on the cold wet nights and days. We had hot running water for the entire 12 days. Thank you Hamish and I would recommend your firm to anyone and have done so. All the best.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Joe Harney


Ranking: 10/10

I started planning my trip to New Zealand in Feb 2018, I contacted Travel NZ (formerly called Road Abode) by e-mail. I got a prompt reply from Hamish and once I had outlined what I was looking for everything was sorted.

On arrival in Nelson Hamish brought me through the features of the 2 berth campervan. it was very modern, exceptionally clean and well equipped with all the agreed items.

The van was great to drive although it took a few minutes for me to get used to an automatic!

Hamish was just great with any questions I had, a pleasure to deal with. Collection and drop off were all done on time and with ease. I spent just over two weeks on the South Island based in Nelson and taking trips to some of the most spectacular places.

If I'm ever visiting again I will contact Travel NZ without any hesitation.

Reviewed 4 months ago and experienced in September 2018

Maree's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Hamish was so good to deal with and all the arrangements went 100% to plan. The Motor Home was very comfortable and went without any hitches.
A great way to see New Zealand and hope to do another trip the same way. Thanks Abode Motor Homes!

Reviewed 9 months ago and experienced in April 2018

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Roger Bayliss

Ranking: 10/10

Roadabode provided us with a fantastic motor home for our week long trip.
Hamish gave us fantastic customer service, airport pickup and drop off, excellent explanation of the camper functions before we hit the road.
We had a great time, and wouldn't hesitate to hire from roadabode for our next trip.
Roger Bayliss

Reviewed 10 months ago

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John and Jan Loxley

Ranking: 9/10

We hired a motorhome for 8 days from the 3rd April having had difficulty finding any suitable options because it was out of season and we were able to secure a 6 berth for three of us and we drove via Blenheim to Kaikoura to kayak and whale watch before setting off across to Hanmer Springs for a day relaxing in beautiful sunshine before venturing across the Lewis Pass to Reefton and then Pancake rocks on the west coat. We then headed north staying over night on route before staying two nights at Abel Tasman National Park taking two boat trips up the coast and hiking along the coastal paths amongst terrific scenery, beaches, bays and bush before returning to Nelson. Hamish was really helpful prior to and after our trip particularly in catering for our tight timetable and recommended stopovers and our sat nav was invaluable. It was helpful to know that we could contact him at any time.The bedding was great as was the internal equipment. We were kindly dropped off at the Bus Station to catch our inter city bus to Picton. Up until then we had glorious weather and it was joy to travel on uncongested roads. The van was straightforward to drive despite being 7.5 metres long. Great experience.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Amanda Cleghorn

Ranking: 9/10

We had a great week around Golden Bay with our young family and were very well looked after by the staff at Road Abode. The campervan exceeded our expectations, was very comfortable, well equipped, well maintained and a great experience all round! We would recommend Road Abode highly.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Keith and Jan

Ranking: 10/10

We hired a Fiat from Hamish and did a 10 day tour from Nelson dropping off in Queenstown. We had an issue with the vehicle - entirely of our making! - but Hamish was completely unphased, sorted it out and had us back on the road in a few hours. He was a delight to deal with - friendly and communicative. It is so much easier dealing with a small independent Company than through a customer service team. I would highly recommend Road Abode. It made our NZ experience all the better.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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