108 Rankers Reviews
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?
South Island ▷ Nelson Region ▷ Nelson
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Booking with Travel NZ was super simple, Hamish kept the process straight forward. Rather than us hunting to pick up the van, Hamish picked us up from the hotel and completed handover quickly but with everything well explained. We can not understand why anyone using these types of vans would stay in caravan parks, being off grid meant we had plenty of options of places to stay (the rankers app is fantastic). The van is totally set up for freedom camping, there was nothing more that we would have wanted for the 2 weeks. We travelled in a 6 birth as a family of 4 - 2 adults and 2 older teens, the van gave up enough space to really enjoy the trip. We found the large van simple to drive and easy to park. We've recommended Travel NZ already to our friends and will contact Hamish in a heartbeat if we need a van for the South Island again
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We hired a camper van on a short notice Hamish did his upmost to arrange a suitable camper for us. We had a great time everything went well and had no problems at all. We had a booklet with all the technical information and although I thought it was a lot of fuss with a camper it turned out very easy. I would definitely recommend NZ. Hamish is a hardworking, honest and easy going guy with great campers.
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Honest, hospitable and reliable family business. Hamish and his wife gave us a warm welcome the first night we stayed at their bnb. Then for the next 30 days we discovered the South Island in one of their 4-berth motor homes. If you rent a motor home for this long, chances are you are going to have some smaller or bigger issues at one point or the other. Hamish was always ready to help whenever we needed him. We freedom camped about 80 % of the nights which was great with the solar panel that was powerful enough to charge our phones and laptops autonomously. We also liked that our camper was not branded like all of the big companies do so that we were not immediately identified as tourists everywhere we went.
Travel NZ Motorhomes was the best motorhome rental service I've used so far. I was picked up from the airport and shown everything I needed to know for my trip. Returning the motorhome was simple and quick. And I was dropped off at the airport with plenty of time. I want to thank Hamish and the team for making my trip to Nelson such a great experience. I recommend this business and I will definitely use them again in the future. A+
Excellent communication and customer service from the initial enquiry to the completion of our holiday hire. Nelson is a fantastic start and end point.
We have had quite a few motor home holidays around NZ over the years and our holiday booked through Travel NZ Motorhomes ranks very high.
Highly recommend booking with Travel NZ Motorhomes and definitely rent the BBQ & outdoor table/chairs we used ours daily.
Many thanks to Hamish.
Despite frequent reminders from my wife I, apparently, "left it a bit late" to book a camper. After a lot of toing and froing with the larger companies I ended up having an email conversation with Hamish. He was able to go out on a limb and find a van for us. We arrived in New Zealand and stayed in Wellington for a couple of days before flying to Nelson to pick up the van. Hamish met us at the airport and we picked up the van from Travel NZ yard. Sadly, February 2019 saw wildfires in the Nelson area and closed highways meant we had to change our original itinerary. Hamish helped us redraw our plans and we set off on a memorable three week tour. We had a couple of issues with the van but Hamish was able to sort these out quickly and we were on our way again. Hamish is a can do kind of guy who is helpful and friendly. We dropped the van back and were then taken to the bus station for our ride back to Picton and the inter islander ferry. I am sitting here back in London with some fantastic memories. wouldn't hesitate to recommend NZ Motorhomes to any one who is planning a trip of a lifetime.
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!
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.
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.
Nikki de Coninck
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!
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
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.
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.