Ulrich and Brigitte
we had a very good and friendly experience with Kurt and Yvonne. The campervan was well prepared, ran without any disturbances 8000km in two months.
Also the contact in advance was so helpful and easy The transfer from and to the airport was perfect and very welcome. Also the possibility to stay first and last night at their station. If we come back we would choose Banz again. Thank you very much :-))
I rented a Toyota Hiace from BANZ Tours and Rentals Ltd for my third New Zealand Adventure in December 2019 and January 2020 and I can absolutely recommend the Company, the Campervans and the People in Person!
The car was comfy, well equiped with anything I needed, in superb condition and my "perfect Homie" for my road trip around both islands.
Everything was very uncomplicated and easy, started with the PickUp from the Airport when I arrived and finished with the smooth and chilled return of the Vehicle in Christchurch.
Thank you very much Kurt and Yvonne!
I will definitely come back and book with you again.
Great tour travelling the North and South island
We rented a campervan from Kurt for roughly 6 weeks. We started in Auckland and returned the campervan in Christchurch. It was an easy handling. Although a little old it took us safely to all the spots we wanted to visit, it worked perfectly. It was clean, cosy, well maintained and well equipped. The communication with Kurt was easy, he responded on the spot and was helpful in any situation. It was a very good experience! thank you!
We went round both islands in the campervan and it was very lovely! Good service, great campervan and felt really nice supporting an independent small company rather than the big chains. We would like to thank you for your service in time in ensuring we had a great trip.
We rented a campervan to discover both islands - we started in Auckland and returned the van in Christchurch. Everything worked out perfectly. Kurt from Banz picked us up at the airport and provided heaps of information about where to go and what to see. The campervan was easy to drive, very clean and very well maintained. Throughout the 5 weeks we rented the van we didn't have a single problem. When we had questions, Kurt always answered immediately and was very helpful.
Linda and Max
We rented a Toyota Hiace for two persons from BANZ Tours and Rentals Ltd for our four week stay in NZ and can definitely recommend the company!
The car was in perfect condition and was a reliable companion on our round trip on both islands. We literally did not miss anything concerning the equipment and had a really comfortable stay wherever we ended up.
Not forgetting the shuttle from/to the airport, the opportunity to stay the first night on their property and in general the honest and uncomplicated processing by the owners.
Thank you very much Kurt and Yvonne!
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Campervan hire North Island.
I arranged Campervan hire for our tour of New Zealand’s North Island through BANZ Tours and Rentals. We were recommend BANZ by some fellow travellers we had met in Australia 2 weeks before.
We hired a Toyota Hiace Deluxe Campervan through BANZ website, which was a straight forward process.
On arrival into Auckland Airport we were met by Kurt from BANZ for our airport transfer. Kurt was very hospitable and easy to talk too on the short transfer.
We collected our deluxe campervan, which was very clean inside and out and had all the kitchen equipment and bedding required for our trip around NZ.
After a full demonstration of how to drive the van, set the bed up, top up water etc, we were on our way. The van was perfect for the whole Journey, very reliable and easy to drive.
I would highly recommend campervan hire through BANZ. They are excellent value for money and on our 3 months trip BANZ was the best camper hire we experienced from the 3 campervans we hired during our trip.
Wir sind 2 Monate mit dem Toyota Hiace unterwegs gewesen und waren bis zum letzten Tag hin und weg von dem Van, hatten Mega viel Platz und trotzdem hat er eine super Grösse um überall hin zu gelangen. Würde sofort auch länger mit ihm reisen 😁😊 ausserdem ist der Service fantastisch..... viiiieelen Dank euch beiden
It was an more than amazing experience to travel with one of the Campervans Banz-Travelcars offers.
Everything from the start of our journey till the end did go perfectly well.
Absolut recommendation to everyone who wants to have an epic roadtrip in NZ.
Kerstin und ich waren vom 18.03. - 03.04.2019 mit dem Toyota CamperVan von Kurt und Yvonne von Banz Tours and Rentals unterwegs und wir waren sehr glücklich mit diesem wunderbaren Fahrzeug. Yvonne hatte uns am 18.03.2019 mit dem Auto vom Bahnhof in Papakura abgeholt und schon wenige Zeit später konnten wir mit dem Hochdach-Toyota Hiace für 17 Tage die Nordinsel erkunden. Yvonne hatte uns freundlich begrüßt und schon auf der Fahrt wertvolle Informationen über Land und Leute mit uns geteilt. Wir fühlten uns sofort gut aufgehoben und eine gute Energie umgab uns. Mit dem schon etwas älteren aber Tiptop gepflegten CamperVan für 2-3 Personen - wir waren zu zweit - waren wir sofort vertraut und das fahren machte großen Spaß. Wir waren 2600 Km auf der Nordinsel bis zum Cape Palliser im Süden unterwegs und hatten unvergessliche Tage auf der Nordinsel. Kurt Binder hat uns am 04.04.2019 zum Flughafen Auckland gefahren. Ein fast schon freundschaftlicher Kontakt war entstanden. Wenn wir wieder nach Neuseeland kommen werden wir sofort wieder einen Camper bei der wunderbaren Banz Tours and Rentals Ltd mieten. Herzlichen Dank an Yvonne und Kurt :-)
Super ausgestatteter Camper. Keine Probleme im mehr als 4Wochen. Wir kommen wieder :-)
Very good ! Our campervan was 18years old and had 466000 km but we did'nt had any problem. Very clean and wel maintained ! Personal service from Kurt and Yvonne was great ! Highly recommended !
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Booking the van with Kurt was the best deal we found and the van was impeccable! Everything was working perfectly, it was fully equipped and we had a month travelling without any hassle.
We had an incident on our way and Kurt was awesome helping us to find the best solution and got the insurance to cover!
Overall would highly recommend hiring with him as it's a trustworthy and helpful person! Thanks Kurt!
We had such an amazing time with our BANZ campervan. We loved the equipment as well as the layout of the campervan. Communication with Kurt was very good! He helped so quickly when we had problems with the battery. We would definitely recommend to rent a BANZ camper! Thanks Kurt!
Stefan & Freddy
What a great time we had with a Toyota Hiace from Kurt and Yvonne!
Not brand new, but with all the comfort and everything you needed, the Toyota Hiace made us very happy. With the delivery in Christchurch and the return in Auckland, everything worked out wonderfully and we felt very well looked after at Kurt and Yvonne (they speak also german).
Our first camping experience with a camper van like this, but better than ever for a country like New Zealand.
Thank you Kurt and Yvonne - Toyota forever!
Hope to see you soon again
Stefan & Freddy
best rental I never had!!! thanks Kurt for being really nice to us
Our van was brilliant for two adults. Big enough for the both of us and small enough to park and manoeuvre around NZ twisty roads without hesitation. The vehicle may be an older model but everything worked during our 6 week hire period. We picked the van up in Christchurch and returned to Kurt in Auckland. Kurt's communication was quick and helpful when enquiring and making the booking which included the airport transfers. We looked at other companies but none came close. We found our van met all our needs and allowed us to explore and enjoy all corners of NZ hassle free. Thank you
The booking process was exceptionally personal and Kurt was very prompt at replying to emails to organise everything.
The car itself was fantastic. Spotlessly clean on pickup, great size, efficient and very comfortable.
Kurt was very accommodating and made us feel welcome.
I couldn’t recommend the company more for anyone looking to hire a car for an extended period of time.
10/10 from us and we will be recommending you for a long time!
Very nice campervan (Toyota Hiace 3 Berth Campervan). We loved the details on the well-equipped van, such as the kids meal set for our little one, clothes pegs, plenty of of kitchen ware, wash tub, etc. The wooden interior design was pretty, and provided for lots of storage space. The communication with Kurt was excellent. Will definitely go with BANZ again when we return to NZ! (34/33/1yr, 5weeks, AKL->CHC)
Great service provided by Kurt. The simple, one price booking with no hidden fees and extras made it stress free and it was very competively priced!! The camper was so well finished and comfortable to live in for a month for two tall people. Kurt was also very helpful and friendly on pick up and drop off. I would recommend his vans over all others we saw while travelling both islands.
Perfect service, well maintained campervan, sufficient equipped,and Kurt is very nice Person with helpfull advices for the trip. Problem-free carreturn👍
Heidelinde, Fiona and Paul
It was a great time we spent with our Campervan from Banz Tours. Perfect personal service from Kurt (take over and via WhatsApp on tour) and Graham (give back), old but reliable car, all equipment and all insurance included.
Coming to NZ a second time, we would again book the Campervan from Kurt and team.
Monika Koch and Pietro Pettena
It was the second time we booked a campervan from Kurt and Yvonne and we were very happy with this choice - everything was just perfect and we didn't miss anything! We had a great time in NZ, the campervan was fully renovated and very comfortable, especially the huge bed! Thank you very much for all your help (our suitcases didn't arrive with our airplane so we had to organize the first night without them and Kurt was a big help) and hope to see you another time! Ciao from Monika and Pietro from Tuscany - Italy
Safe and well equipped and serviced vehicle.
Communication was good with Kurt and this explanations and transfert from the airport were highly appreciated. He highly contributed To our succesful expérience of nz. No hidden fees, no stress when renting with banz.
Cyril & Julie ( france)
David g. from British Columbia, Canada
Myself, along with my wife and 7 month old daughter rented a Toyota Hiace from Kurt (BANZ) for a little under 40 days, starting in October 2017. Our experience dealing with Kurt, from the beginning to the end of our vacation, was exceptional. I had spent nearly 30hr enquiring with EVERY camper hire company I was able before coming across BANZ. Immediately Kurt went out of his way to accommodate all of our travel requirements (Car seats/pickup & drop-off from airport) as well the specific floorpan we were hoping for. The prices I found to be very competitive, the owners are beauties, and the vehicle was clean, classy and completely reliable. I have and will continue to recommend BANZ for anyone thinking of seeing NZ from a rental. Do yourself a favour and give these guys a shout.
This spring we rented a campervan at Banz and had it for 28 days.
It was a Toyota with a fridge and even a pump to run the tap. All windows hat a mosquito net.
We met other campers and compared prices.
The price compared to the service we got was the best compared to others who even had the big brands.
A very reliable van. We didn't had any issue.
Daniela van den Heuvel
We (CH couple, late 20s) rented a Toyota Hiace Hi Top (2berth) from Dec 2016 to Apr 2017. We had contacted BANZ regarding buying a vehicle (with buy-back guarantee). However, there were no such vehicles available. instead they offered us a good long-term rental rate which we accepted as a not-so-cheap-but-definitely-hassle-free option.
When we arrived at AKL on a Saturday morning, Kurt was waiting to pick us up and drive us to Waiuku (we also got dropped off at AKL in the end). There the campervan was waiting for us, ready to go. The vehicle was in great condition (despite being a few years old), very well equipped (cooking utensils, table, chairs, bedding, towels and a road atlas) and we spent many carefree days exploring NZ. The the campervan was fully self-contained (free overnight stays where SCC is allowed), we had unlimited kilometres available and we were even allowed to drive on gravel roads - no worries.
During our 5 months in NZ we needed to do several repairs (replacing the windscreen after damage caused by a pebble, replacing the valve of the water tank after it broke off on a bumpy road and replacing the alternator after it broke down). In each of these instances we could get hold of Kurt immediately and he advised us what to do and where to go to get it fixed. We never had to go for the "cheap but slow" repairs but could always go for the fast option, i.e. replacement of parts thus not losing too much of our precious holiday time. Mostly, Kurt managed to sort out payment directly with the mechanics and where this was not possible, we paid for it and got reimbursed when we returned thevehicle. So in the end it was not just the easiest option but also the cheapest.
So would we recommend them? YES! The rental conditions were very competitive, the vehicles well maintained and equipped and Kurt is a lovely persperson, easy to deal with and very reliable. It felt more like borrowing a friend’s car than dealing with a rental company. Merci für Alles Kurt!
We rented a Toyota Hiace camper-van for two persons and two month (December 2015/January 2016). We were picked up by a driver from our hotel, who brought us afterwards to Kurt to get our car. The camper-van was well maintained and contained all necessary things for living on wheels (fridge, sink, bed ect.). During two month driving and travelling over 7000 kilometres, we did not have any problems with the car, although it was an old car. Kurt himself was always available in case of emergency or any questions. Before we started our trip, we compared a lot of other offers from different providers, but Kurt's offer was the best considering the price/performance ratio. If we would go to New Zealand again, we would rent the car from Kurt again. Thanks again a lot and best regrads,
Irina and Alexander
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We had a 2 bed campervan for 3 1/2 weeks in February 2016 Christchurch to Auckland. We are excited. The equipment is well thought out, bed conversion without problems, big lawn. Amazingly plenty of storage space. Sufficient cooking and eating utensils. The car offers enough space and is yet to ride well on the narrow and undulating roads. Despite the age he is well maintained and in good technical condition. Since we had no glitches we could not test the promised service, but after meeting Graham in Christchurch and Kurt in Waiuku we are sure that they would have done everything for us. We recommand booking with Kurt because it was not only a pleasantly uncomplicated, courteous and friendly hire but also the rent was significantly cheaper than other companies (also because of the included services).
The vehicle was an essential premise for an unforgettable journey.
Thank you very much
Günter Happel and Cordula Stockem
We rented a camper van toyota hiace for 6 weeks in February, March 2015. The van was a high roof which was very pratical because we're tall. The bed size is just AMAZING to spend wonderful night without bothering each other. Everything was fine and the van, even though old, is well maintained. In case of issues Kurt is available at all times to help, which is perfect in case of questions.
I definitely recommend this company! Thanks to this van we spent in NZ the best nights of our one year travel around the world. Don't hesitate!
Rented XT600 Motorcycles from Kurt for 5month on two trips. Taken the bikes to the test on 25.0000km...never a problem. Had Toyota Camrys from this fine man as well...I've driven countless roads and tracks all over Aotearoa in Banz Vehicels and found the best value possible. Even on longterm rentals Banz beats bying a ride in New Zealand. I can recommend Kurt and Banz for your travelling needs in New Zealand more then anybody else. This company won't srew you over because of a little scratch you added to their ride...stressfree cruising in these fine rides and their prices are better than anyone elses...look no further.
We rented a Toyota Hiace hi-top van from Kurt for 2 weeks, one way Auckland to Christchurch. The vans are slightly older models but mechanically we had no problems at all and it was easy to drive, and clearly very well looked after.
The inside of the van was really great - nicely decorated, comfortable bed, loads of storage and the kitchen things all had their own space to put away. All of the kitchen crockery and cutlery, bedding and towels were included, along with lots of extras like washing up things, a picnic table and chairs, a road map and a small bin. The larger companies will charge you to rent all of these things. We have rented other vans in NZ and this is by far the nicest and best equipped.
Kurt picked us up from the airport and made sure we were happy with the van and how to work everything. He is very easy to get in contact with and was extremely friendly and helpful. The business is family-run and you can tell they put a lot of effort to make sure their vans are clean, pleasant and safe on the road.
We can't recommend them enough! Thanks Kurt for a great time!
We rented a camper van from Kurt for 3 weeks in November 2014 for a 1 way hire from Auckland to Christchurch. The van was a high roof Toyota Hiace 2001 and whilst it might have been a few years old it was brilliant, clean & tidy and never missed a beat all holiday. Included in the price was bedding, picnic table and chairs and all cutlery etc, something a lot of the larger companies charge extra for. The maps provided with the van were first rate as they showed campsites on them, so with these and our Rough Guide we found great campsites every night. Only thing missing from the van were some wine glasses, so we bought a set and left them in the van for the next people to enjoy, so pour a glass,sit back and enjoy the views.
The pick up and collection service was brilliant also. If you're working to a budget and want a medium sized van, I'd strongly recommend you give Banz a try before booking any of the bigger companies
We rented a Toyota HiAce with Kurt for 41 days. The model was from 2001 but well maintained. We had a minor issue not related to the safety of the car. Kurt was great as we could call him any time and he helped as much as possible. Thank you Kurt!
Sleepervan - excellent price, good car with everything you need for camping, really everything! Four large boxes for your stuff and a big sleeping area.
Good place for renting a campervan or station wagon.
We passed an amazing time with this van. Banz have a good concept taking old van with good price. But the van are very well maintained.
The owner, Kurt is very helpful and drive us to Auckland when we gave back the van.
A very good company, perfect for long trip.
We had a van for 1 month and 6000km without any problem.
We bought an old Toyota Hiace 1994 in October 2013 for our 6-month NZ trip as a small family (mommy, daddy and our 2-year-old girl).
Even though the van was almost 20 years old it was in a very good condition and we had no problems. It got us everywhere on the North- and Southisland, big enough for nature-experiencing camping on DOC-Sites, small enough to fit in almost every parking-lot in the cities.
Kurt is a very nice person, he helped us with everything! He picked us up in Auckland City, managed the car registration with us (and paid for it), sold us a fully equipped van (kitchen-equipment, sheets, duvets, blanket, battery-charger, folding-chairs, ... ) and gave us all information about driving in NZ and insurances.
We had a re-buy-option that guaranteed us a little more than 50% of the buying-price after our 6 month travel, including a refund on top for all costs we probably would have had for repairs or maintenance during our trip. And still we had the possibility to re-sell it to a third person instead.
We got exactly what we needed for a wonderful journey for a fair price! Thank you Kurt for making this possible!
If you would like to see a history of our trip with the van we bought, you are welcome to visit our blog: www.familiebaueraufweltreise.com (sorry, it´s in German language, but lots of pictures though :)
We hired a campervan from this company for five weeks to explore both the North & South Island. After much shopping around, we found the company to offer the best all-around deal. We rented a Toyota HiAce campervan (a 2/3 berth hitop). It had a small kitchen and a seating area/table in the back that folded down to make a double size bed. The vehicle was fully equipped, including items like bedding, towels, camping chairs, and a folding table (which other companies often charge extra for). It even came with wine glasses and a french press, which were nice touches. The vehicle was clean and well maintained, and we didn’t have any problems with it whatsoever. Pickup/dropoff was easy - Kurt (the owner), was waiting for us at the Auckland airport upon our arrival, and another gentleman met us at the Christchurch airport upon our departure. Overall, a great experience and would highly recommend renting from this small family-owned and operated business.
We hired a car from this family-owned company for three months. You can imagine that we compared a lot and finally found that Kurt (the owner of Banz Tours and Rentals) had the best offer. As others said before there are all insurances included and you can drive most gravel roads too.
Our Campervan was a Toyota Hiace 2004 and we didn't have any problems at all. The car was fully equipped and in best conditions. If you have questions while on travel you can call the company on a free hotline, what we find very handy.
Even picking up on weekend was no problem for us. We got our car on a sunday. The pick up and drop off on the airport was included as well. We truly can recommend Kurt and his company. To be honest it was the best campervan we have ever rented.
Great service and well-maintained car with excellent insurance package!
I had rented a Toyota Hiace Hitop (model 2004) for five weeks. The service by Kurt (the owner) was excellent and the car was in good shape. Sure given its age there is here and there a noise making thing, but all in all this was a well-equipped and reliable camper van.
The addons provided (free of charge) such as camping chairs, electric heater, towels, bed sheets and linen was a great thing to have!
Having searched for quite some time, I had compared the BANZ offer to several offers of the major van rental firms in NZ. All in all, the price offered by BANZ was most competitive and it INCLUDED all insurance ALSO covering gravel roads, which the major rental firms like to exclude. So I felt very comfortable with the service.
Excellent was also that a free pick-up and drop-off service was included. This way I saved at least 40 NZD traying to get to the airport.
So a definite recommendation from me: Go check out the offers of this well-run family-business.
In regards to the other comments: I was able to pick-up my van on a weekend and also return it on a weekend without any problems...
Some items did not work correctly.
Monika & Roger
Overtaking and return on weekend wasn't possible. Car was ok!
Great, (late model car).
Friendly staff, very good price, shuttle to the airport
Best price for value.
Madlen & Inna
Good price, camping gear included.
-shuttle from/to airport
-explaining of campervan