Rotorua Campervans



87 Rankers Reviews

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16 Motorhomes



Follow Your Dreams
Jeroen (Joe; ) and Lorraine Bassant from Rotorua Campervans


Follow Your Dreams

We are a family business that started our campervan experience in 1995 when we came to New Zealand for the first time, built our own camper and explored New Zealand for six months.

Rotorua Campervans is dedicated to providing you with quality campervans for hire at exceptionally good prices. The vehicles we offer are variously known as motorhomes, motor caravans, campers, campervans, RV’s, travel homes, home cars and recreational vehicles. Whichever name is most familiar to you, we offer vehicles that are fully equipped and presented clean and fully serviced, a personal rental service with flexibility to help you enjoy your campervan holiday and New Zealand experience.


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  • Motorhomes



  • The New Monaco Dream

    We are the only campervan rental company in New Zealand that offers this quality motor home for hire. The Monaco Dream is a custom built motor home, not a mass produced campervan built for big rental fleets.

  • The Mileo

    The new low-profile Benimar Mileo 4 berth is a campervan built in Europe, sets the benchmark for design and innovation. The Milo is sleek and aerodynamic.

  • The Explorer

    The Explorer 2+2 berth is an “easy to use, hop in and go” motorhome with space, comfort and quality fittings.

  • The Granvia

    Wherever you are, or plan to go, you'll be sorted in the Toyota Granvia 2 berth campervan. With its extended house battery life, you will be able to roam New Zealand and use all of the Granvia’s features without having to plug in at a camping ground.

  • The Budget Fiat Ducato

    This compact well loved 2+4 berth campervan is Italian designed and built by Rimor on a Fiat Ducato van. This older campervan comes fully equipped and has easy access from the drivers cabin to the living/sleeping area.

  • The Budget Isuzu

    This cosy, easy to drive budget, diesel automatic campervan comes fully equipped and is best suitable for people that like to take it easy.

  • The Toyota Hitop

    The Toyota Hitop 3 berth camper is ideal for a couple with a child or 3 friends that want to travel on a budget.

  • The Budget Backpacker

    The Budget 2+1 provides an economical way to have a holiday for up to 3 people.


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Ingrid & Gerben Siegersma's avatar

Ingrid & Gerben Siegersma

Ranking: 9/10

For 30 days we rented (at an attractive rate) the Toyota Granvia 2 berth, not the most recent model, but complete, well equipped and maintained : in two words sound & solid !
And the most important condition for us was the walk through from the front seats to the living area.
The service of ROTORUA, Lorraine and Jeroen, is of a high standard : pick-up at AKL airport, first nite in their B & B on halfboard basis and all the information and documentation you need for a wonderful road trip in New Zealand. We highly recommend their company and one of their campervans when you consider to plan a trip to this interesting part of the globe.
Ingrid & Gerben Siegersma

Reviewed 30 days ago

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Ranking: 9/10

A great small company run by a very kind Dutch family. Our campervan was great. It was quite a new one with a handy division. Everything was there and on the right spot. The bed was so big and with a very nice thick matrass. It was easy to drive in the van and to park the van on the campsite or in the city, not too big. We felt like the king and queen from the camping.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Angela Rawsthorn


Ranking: 9/10

We rented a Toyota Hiace from Rotorua Campervans for 34 days, commencing in October. We chose Rotorua Campervans after reading excellent reviews & recieving prompt & full replies to queries we had before booking. On arriving in Auckland airport we were met by a shuttle service arranged by Joe & Loraine & taken to Rotorua where we stayed in their lovely guest accomodation for the first night. The next morning we were shown around the van & given loads of useful information for our trip. The van we had chosen was the oldest in their fleet, but was perfect for our needs & kitted out with all that we needed. Unfortunately 30 days into our fabulous trip we had a problem with the van, the clutch had given up (we had done nearly 7000k by this time!) Fortunately we had just left a campsite & limped to a local garage where we contacted Joe. His response was all you would hope for & he liaised with the young mechanic, instructing him to order/purchase whatever he deemed necessary to get us back on the road. Job done, we were back on the road within 36 hours & compensated for our lost day by Joe & Loraine on our return. We spent our last evening regalling them with our adventures over a lovely dinner prepared by Joe & Lorraine, before setting off for Auckland the next morning via a shuttle arranged by Rotorua Campervans. We had a brilliant holiday & would not hesitate to use Rotorua Campervans again. Thank you Joe & Loraine.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Rens and Jenny Hollander

Ranking: 9/10

During our preparation for a tour through New Zealand we searched on the internet for
companies, renting campers there. So we also came across reviews about Rotorua Campers in Rotorua, which gave a positive impression. This has led us to rent a Toyota Granvia for almost 8
Upon arrival at Auckland Airport someone was standing by the shuttle bus that they had engaged
for us. We were warmly welcomed by Jeroen and Lorraine and together with them that evening
ate. The bed and breakfast was top-notch. Before the start of the tour, we went through our plan where they also gave several good tips for campsites and other places of interest. What was very nice is that we could leave our bags with them! Furthermore, Rotorua is an ideal starting point to start your tour. To acclimatise after our long flight we had a few days at a campsite in Rotorua.
The first week with this campervan it took some getting used to the left especially at the
downshift from fifth to fourth gear. We had taken our own Tomtom with the actual map of New Zealand which is very good and came in handy. We regularly encountered "slippery" road surfaces and were happy with the new tires on our campervan.
Furthermore, it must be taken into account that the weather can change quickly and roads can be closed off by a landslide/flood.
During our tour, we once had a question to Jeroen and soon came an adequate answer. The day before our departure we made use of the bed and breakfast with Jeroen and
Lorraine and let them arrange the shuttle bus to Auckland Airport. Everything was arranged by them. What we have read about other reviews, we can just confirm. We look back on a top holiday in New Zealand!

Reviewed 8 months ago

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guus van ginkel


Ranking: 9/10

The best You can get. All we we wanted from the hire of a campervan was better than we expected. The great welcome we had, they take the time for expaning all about the camper the route, tips, nice diner and warm People. Just do it!!!

Reviewed 8 months ago and experienced in January 2018

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Femke Zeegers


Ranking: 9/10

So nice people and a lovely campervan!! Recommended

Reviewed 9 months ago and experienced in March 2018

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Inga Serfort


Ranking: 10/10

Von der ersten Kontaktaufnahme bis zur Abgabe des Campers nach 9 Wochen gab es einen sehr persönlichen und extrem freundlichen Kontakt und wir hatten am Ende wirklich genau den Camper, der zu uns passte. Man merkt bei den beiden einfach, dass sie das mit ganz viel Herzblut machen und sehr bemüht sind, alleine was wir alles an Informationen zu Neuseeland vor der Abreise bekommen haben, war fantastisch. Also Fazit: jederzeit wieder und noch mal vielen vielen Dank!

Reviewed 9 months ago and experienced in March 2018

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Geert De Vreese


Ranking: 10/10

Rotorua Campervans was voor ons de ideale uitvalsbasis om Nieuw Zeeland te verkennen. De verwelkoming was zeer vriendelijk. We voelden ons direct op ons gemak bij Jeroen en Lorraine. De B&B was tof. We hadden een lekker avondmaal met een zeer gezellige babbel. Het ontbijt was ruim voldoende (lekkere eitjes van hun kippen). Dankzij Jeroens deskundige uitleg en handige tips voor bezienswaardigheden, hadden wij een prachtige reis. Het was voor ons de eerste maal dat we met een camper reden, alsook Nieuw Zeeland bezochten.
Dank je Jeroen en Lorraine en we zien elkaar zeker nog terug.
Geert en Annemie

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Jacob Batema


Ranking: 9/10

Lorraine and Jeroen have created a real "home far away form home", because of their warm welcome at the beginning and on return after a fantastic journey through New Zealand. Their B & B is excellent, as are their delicious meals. We have rented a Toyota Hi-Ace Jumbo with them and we were surprised by the comfort (well thought-out layout) and the pleasant driving characteristics
(comfortable suspension!). The contacts via internet for the contracting of the camper were also very pleasant and clear and afterwards there was no surprise in the form of extra costs o.i.d. Really recommended.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Jane Hargreaves

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

I would recommend Rotorua camper vans. we travelled non stop from the UK and arrived in Auckland around mid-day. It was a relief not to have to start immediately driving a camper van. The pick up at the airport was fine. Joe and Lorraine were very welcoming, provided supper and a comfortable flat. So we were ready next morning to start. We had a good briefing on the van and were given all the information we needed about its maintenance and care. we were also give a copy of the New Zealand Atlas with recommendations on where others had found good camp sites.
The van was not new and did show its age in the furnishings but everything worked and there were lots of pieces of kitchen equipment and a large supply of towels and dishcloths. The bed was comfortable and the linen scrupulously clean. We had no maintenance problems with the van and drove nearly 4,000km including over the Lewis Pass in the snow.
Thank you to Joe and Lorraine for their part in our wonderful holiday; we can't blame you for the snow as we probably brought it with us from the UK!

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Benno Roest


Ranking: 9/10

Wij hebben op verschillende manieren voor een periode van 3 maanden genoten van het prachtige Nieuw Zeeland. Wij begonnen als sitters (oppassers) en daarna hadden we een auto gehuurd en zijn te gast geweest op verschillende B&B adressen. Allemaal super leuk maar de meest fantastische ervaring was toch met de camper rondtrekken in dit prachtige land. Het geeft je het gevoel van ultieme vrijheid en Nieuw Zeeland is bij uitstek geschikt voor deze manier van reizen. Er zijn overal mooie plekken waar je vrij kunt camperen en er zijn heel betaalbare natuur campings. Hou je van wat meer luxe, dat is er ook. Dan betaal je wat meer maar het is dan ook echt een camping van alle luxe voorzien. Fijn om even na het vrij camperen uitgebreid te badderen, de was te doen en in gemeenschappelijke ruimten te relaxen en wat tv te kijken. Wij hebben 2 maanden met de camper rondgetrokken. Onze keuze om bij Loraine en Jeroen Bassant, Rotorua Campervans, te huren bleek een gouden greep. Wij kregen een uitgebreide uitleg van de camper en een goede gebruiksaanwijzing met alle ins and outs. Daarnaast kregen documentatie over unieke te bezoeken plekken. Uniek omdat het niet het gebruikelijke toeristiche riedeltje was. Wij hebben onze reis afgesloten met een B@B inclusief een heerlijk Jamie Oliver diner bij Loraine en Jeroen. Een betere afsluiting van ons avontuur hadden we niet kunnen wensen. Kortom Rotorua Campervans is echt een aanrader in alle opzichten.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Valerie Homeniuk


Ranking: 9/10

We were very happy with our decision to choose Rotorua Campervans for our 6 week exploration of New Zealand. Right from the start Joe and Lorraine, the owners of this small family business, were extremely helpful in planning our vacation. On arrival in Auckland we were met at the airport and transferred to Rotorua where we were welcomed warmly by the owners. We enjoyed dinner with the family, and appreciated a night at their B&B to recover from our journey. Our campervan was clean and well-equipped and we were provided with excellent maps, guide books, and travelling tips. Before we set off Joe took the time to go over the equipment and workings of the van thoroughly. We appreciated the personalized service we received and highly recommend Rotorua Campervans.
Val and Gren,
Vancouver, Canada

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Ruth Hermans


Ranking: 10/10

Onze trip van 2 maanden door Nieuw Zeeland was een top ervaring en dit is voor een zeer groot deel te danken aan Rotorua Campervans. Omdat we een gezin van 5 zijn ( kids 6,7 en 9) hebben we gekozen voor het model “Monaco”. Dit is een droom van een camper. Het giga bovenbed met vaste trap! Is heerlijk ruim om met 3 te slapen en dankzij de extea hoogte is het overdag een fijne speel-zithoek. Dankzij de grote watertank konden wij met 5 enkele dagen volledig vrij kamperen terwijl we met een gewone camper amper 2 dagen voort kunnen. De binnendouche, de buitendouche, de extra radio achteraan, de keuze in grote of kleine tafel opstellen,.... wij hebben van alle extra’s genoten. Maar het aller belangrijkste is de netheid en hygiëne, bij Rotorua campers is alles heerlijk proper en net!! wij huurden eerder bij andere monster firma’s als Britz, Cruisin, Maui, ... je wil niet weten wat je dan soms meekrijgt. Dit zal nooit gebeuren bij Rotorua Campervans!!! Tenslotte nog even melden dat de gastvrijheid ook super is. Wij raden elke twijfelaar aan meteen voor Jeroen en Lorraine te kiezen. Zij helpen dromen waar te maken!!! T us dat het zo ver is, anders zouden we volgend jaar meteen weer boeken 🙂. Fam Jansen, Belgie, december 2017- januari 2018

Reviewed 11 months ago

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