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Exceptional service and great quality camper vans

PiwiWiwi might have a silly name, but we're totally serious about New Zealand road trips.

Our campervans are fully kitted out to comfortably transport you around New Zealand checking everything our country has to offer (beaches, walks, waterfalls, vineyards, or museums - whatever floats your particular boat...)

We have vans tall enough to stand up in yet small enough to park easily. They are all well equipped - we've been campervanning for years, so know what you need and what gets in the way - you just need to bring your clothes, buy some food, and you're away. Our vans have stereos that you can plug your iPod into (you can’t have a road trip without a soundtrack) and USB charging points to keep your gadgets full of juice. For all you surfers - we're also the only company in NZ with surfboard stroage straps in our vans to keep your boards safely out of your way when you're not in the waves. For cyclists - we have bike racks for our vans too.

All of our vans are certified SELF CONTAINED so you have access to NZ's beautiful FREEDOM CAMPING spots.

Our customers seem to be happy with what we do... why not give us a go too?

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155 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 12.

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Sophie Skinner

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Norman, our trusty camper van, was not the newest of road users but he and PiwiWiwi made our 22 night trip around the South Island one we will never forget. From the first e-mail contact we had with Nick, the personal check-ins and weather warnings during the trip and the goodbye at the end, the whole experience was exceptional. The van itself had everything we needed and more. A fully equipped kitchen with extra utensils you'd probably forget if shopping for yourself! Extra blankets for the cold and even washing line and pegs, table and chairs. It meant that whatever the weather, we could enjoy the trip to the full. The sleeping arrangement in the van was perfect. The bed was really comfy and we slept very well throughout the trip. The conversion from sleeping area to table and seats is easy and no hassle to do daily. Overall, we would highly recommend PiwiWiwi and thank the family for the wonderful time we had, their personal touches and thorough explanations of how everything works made us at ease with the whole experience of a first time camper rental. A big thank you again!

Reviewed 4 days ago

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kael Matthews

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

After researching through the 100s of campervan rental companies we decided on PiwiWiwi down to the great reviews. Having just finished our 3 week trip of the south island in a PiwiWiwi camper I can honestly confirm that it was a great decision. Nick and his wife were great from the get-go, communication was flawless and they went above and beyond in helping us plan our journey. The van we hired was a newer model (2011 Toyota Highace) and it was superb, everything was immaculate, it drove like a beast and we had no issues what so ever. The layout/setup had been perfectly thought through, it was great to be able to stand up and everything you need for a few weeks or months on the road. I would more than recommend PiwiWiwi and will certainly use again in future.

Reviewed 9 days ago

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Mia Tranthem

Ranking: 10/10

My partner and I travelled around the South Island for two weeks in a PiwiWiwi van earlier this month. We had such a fantastic time! Nick was so helpful, warm and thorough from the first enquiry email I sent to the final one he sent after we got home from our trip. He made the process so easy. The van was perfect. It had everything we needed and felt comfortable and spacious. We were really quite sad saying goodbye to our little home on wheels! We can't wait to come back and will definitely be getting in contact with Nick and his family and hiring another van.

Reviewed 24 days ago

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Eric

Ranking: 10/10

My girlfriend and I used PiwiWiwi to rent a campervan while travelling around New Zealand. We found the experience to be magnificent. Nick and his family are very welcoming when arriving for the campervan. He even goes above and beyond to pick us up at our accommodation to get the van and to drop us off afterward. It felt great to have the more personal experience of getting the campervan rather than a corporate one. The van itself ran like a champ, even after all the mountainous climbs it had to endure. It had all the amenities we needed, and it being self-contained made it very easy to find places to camp out. We enjoyed being able to cook our own food in the on board kitchen. Personally, we liked the fact that the van was not emblazoned with giant logos. We enjoyed not standing out as tourists as we might have with a bright lime green van with pinup girls on it (cough cough...Jucy...cough cough). I will definitely be calling PiwiWiwi first should we ever do another New Zealand adventure.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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hazel woodhead

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Really glad we chose Piwiwiwi!! Their price was really competitive and the van was perfect, we had no problems with it and it was great we could stand up inside to cook. Comes with everything you need and loads of storage space! Nick was really helpful and after picking us up from the airport he gave us loads of tips for our route around NZ and was easy to contact with any questions during our trip. They’re a really great company for your trip!!

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Joss, Georgia and Stef

Ranking: 10/10

After all the great reviews we chose PiwiWiwi and would do that again at anytime! Nick and his family are super nice and helpful and provide an excellent service.
As we took one of Nick's new vans on his maiden journey, we experienced some minor issues that were dealt with immediately! Nick sorted everything out for us and made sure we can enjoy our trip. The van itself was perfect for us (three adults) travelling around the South Island for three weeks.
We highly recommend PiwiWiwi, worth every penny!

Reviewed 5 months ago and experienced in February 2018

Eddie's avatar

Eddie

Ranking: 10/10

I would highly recommend exploring New Zealand in a PiwiWiwi camper. The vans are compact but loaded! And it will be the envy of the campsite. Seriously, prepare yourself to give tours to the other curious campers. Hands down the best build out on the road!

Renting from Nick and a Julie (new PiwiWiwi owners) is also pleasant. Quite the opposite of a typical rental car experience. Instead of spending heaps of time in a queue and signing paperwork - you get very personalized service and awesome local tips. I even got serve weather updates while on the road!

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Tom Smithwick

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Good people who are responsive to the customer's needs and concerns.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Lizzie Watts

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

From our very first email contact with Nick and Julie to sadly returning our van last week, our Piwiwiwi experience has been excellent in every way! Having such a personal and friendly service, along with tips on activities and routes to take whilst on the road definitely allowed us to get the most from our trip. The van was clearly well looked after and the internal layout was incredibly practical and made great use of the space available - everything we needed during the four weeks we were away had already been thought of and was easily to hand. The van size on the whole was ideal, big enough to stand up and feel comfortable but small enough to fit into city centre parking spots and down those interesting gravel roads that always lead to something good! If you are looking for a reliable, friendly and accomodating company for your NZ adventures we cannot recommend Piwiwiwi highly enough. Thanks Nick, Julie and your little helpers! I'm sure we will be back! Lizzie & Sean

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Henry

Ranking: 10/10

My girlfriend and I travelled around New Zealand’s South Island for a month and could not have had a better experience with PiwiWiwi! The van was perfect for our travels, easy to drive on New Zealand’s often narrow roads and more than big enough for the two of us to live comfortably. The van (a.k.a Jimmy) ran perfectly the entire time and felt like home by the end of our travels. PiwiWiwi provided everything we needed during our time in the van and tons of helpful tips about where to visit on the island! It’s hard to put into words what an amazing time we had exploring New Zealand thanks in large part to PiwiWiwi. We would HIGHLY recommend renting from PiwiWiwi and would drop everything in a heartbeat and do it all over again if we could!

Reviewed 7 months ago

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John Sivigny

United States

Ranking: 10/10

PIWIWIWI Campervans made our New Zealand experience unforgettable! The excellent customer service provided from the booking process to the door to door service when we arrived at the airport made PIWIWIWI stand out. They provided a relaxed, confident, worry-free experience, that made this trip one of the best we have ever had. The van was perfect for our needs. It was comfortable, safe, easy to drive and well equipped with stove, fridge, sink, and toilet. The extra furnishings and kitchenware that PIWIWIWI includes made our trip so much easier. The attention to detail and layout of the interior made it very functional in all weather conditions. The van came with solid bike rack for our 2 bikes and helmets, which were also arranged and provided by PIWIWIWI. It made the trip so much more enjoyable to be able to get out and ride.The interior surf board storage system worked out great as well.
Although we were on a shorter adventure, PIWIWIWI accommodated us and made sure we had a great unforgettable experience. Our route took us from Christchurch, South through the Catlins, through the Fjord lands to Queenstown, inland on the scenics to Tekapo, back to the beach in Amberley,
finishing in Christchurch. We used the RANKERS APP and it worked out beautifully. It showed us everything we needed. We found some great places to stay and mixed it up with some freedom camping and holiday park overnights. We saw the greatest sights, met the nicest people, ate delicious food, and drove about 1800 kms on some of the best roads in the world. Our PIWIWI camper van took us there. We will be back to explore more of New Zealand and will definitely do it with PIWIWIWI. Maybe next time we will get to see some sheep.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Matt's avatar

Matt

Ranking: 10/10

Piwiwiwi is an excellent company that is truly family-centric. Nick and his family make the whole rental experience so comfortable and are extremely trust-worthy. Why rent from a large company where you are just a dollar sign when you can rent from a company like Piwiwiwi? They made us feel very confident in our trip and the rental process, both before and during our rental. We had the pleasure of meeting the whole family during our complimentary airport pick-up and drop-offs and these types of guestures are what we value in a company that we are relying on for something as important as a campervan rental (since it is both transportation AND accomodation!).

The vans are older model Toyota Hi-Aces (as of this post), although they are in the process of upgrading their fleet. This did not bother us at all since our van was meticulously cared for, in great mechanical and cosmetic shape, and suited our needs. The vans are equipped with literally all the basics, and we did not find we needed anything more. Sure they are no racecars, but that's not why you rent a campervan! It's best to go slow and enjoy the beautiful NZ scenery anyways. The vans are also without any flashy logos and paint jobs so they look less touristy, which we enjoyed.

Overall, this is the company you should be renting from if you value trust in business, good relationships, and an authentic Kiwi travel experience. Much thanks to Nick, Julie, Holly, and William for an unforgettable experience!

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Jan

Ranking: 9/10

Loved our camper van adventure! It got us places that I didn’t think it could! Outfitted with everything that we really needed for cooking and activities
The owners were extremely friendly and helpful
There was a slight smell from ? Particle board but I hear that has been addressed
Can’t wait for our next campervan trip through them!!

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Sophie Skinner

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Norman, our trusty camper van, was not the newest of road users but he and PiwiWiwi made our 22 night trip around the South Island one we will never forget. From the first e-mail contact we had with Nick, the personal check-ins and weather warnings during the trip and the goodbye at the end, the whole experience was exceptional. The van itself had everything we needed and more. A fully equipped kitchen with extra utensils you'd probably forget if shopping for yourself! Extra blankets for the cold and even washing line and pegs, table and chairs. It meant that whatever the weather, we could enjoy the trip to the full. The sleeping arrangement in the van was perfect. The bed was really comfy and we slept very well throughout the trip. The conversion from sleeping area to table and seats is easy and no hassle to do daily. Overall, we would highly recommend PiwiWiwi and thank the family for the wonderful time we had, their personal touches and thorough explanations of how everything works made us at ease with the whole experience of a first time camper rental. A big thank you again!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 93 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

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kael Matthews's avatar

kael Matthews

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

After researching through the 100s of campervan rental companies we decided on PiwiWiwi down to the great reviews. Having just finished our 3 week trip of the south island in a PiwiWiwi camper I can honestly confirm that it was a great decision. Nick and his wife were great from the get-go, communication was flawless and they went above and beyond in helping us plan our journey. The van we hired was a newer model (2011 Toyota Highace) and it was superb, everything was immaculate, it drove like a beast and we had no issues what so ever. The layout/setup had been perfectly thought through, it was great to be able to stand up and everything you need for a few weeks or months on the road. I would more than recommend PiwiWiwi and will certainly use again in future.

Reviewed 9 days ago

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Mia Tranthem's avatar

Mia Tranthem

Ranking: 10/10

My partner and I travelled around the South Island for two weeks in a PiwiWiwi van earlier this month. We had such a fantastic time! Nick was so helpful, warm and thorough from the first enquiry email I sent to the final one he sent after we got home from our trip. He made the process so easy. The van was perfect. It had everything we needed and felt comfortable and spacious. We were really quite sad saying goodbye to our little home on wheels! We can't wait to come back and will definitely be getting in contact with Nick and his family and hiring another van.

Reviewed 24 days ago

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Eric's avatar

Eric

Ranking: 10/10

My girlfriend and I used PiwiWiwi to rent a campervan while travelling around New Zealand. We found the experience to be magnificent. Nick and his family are very welcoming when arriving for the campervan. He even goes above and beyond to pick us up at our accommodation to get the van and to drop us off afterward. It felt great to have the more personal experience of getting the campervan rather than a corporate one. The van itself ran like a champ, even after all the mountainous climbs it had to endure. It had all the amenities we needed, and it being self-contained made it very easy to find places to camp out. We enjoyed being able to cook our own food in the on board kitchen. Personally, we liked the fact that the van was not emblazoned with giant logos. We enjoyed not standing out as tourists as we might have with a bright lime green van with pinup girls on it (cough cough...Jucy...cough cough). I will definitely be calling PiwiWiwi first should we ever do another New Zealand adventure.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Avoid Camping Fines!

The only camping map where each location is approved by every regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

hazel woodhead's avatar

hazel woodhead

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Really glad we chose Piwiwiwi!! Their price was really competitive and the van was perfect, we had no problems with it and it was great we could stand up inside to cook. Comes with everything you need and loads of storage space! Nick was really helpful and after picking us up from the airport he gave us loads of tips for our route around NZ and was easy to contact with any questions during our trip. They’re a really great company for your trip!!

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

Joss, Georgia and Stef's avatar

Joss, Georgia and Stef

Ranking: 10/10

After all the great reviews we chose PiwiWiwi and would do that again at anytime! Nick and his family are super nice and helpful and provide an excellent service.
As we took one of Nick's new vans on his maiden journey, we experienced some minor issues that were dealt with immediately! Nick sorted everything out for us and made sure we can enjoy our trip. The van itself was perfect for us (three adults) travelling around the South Island for three weeks.
We highly recommend PiwiWiwi, worth every penny!

Reviewed 5 months ago and experienced in February 2018

Eddie's avatar

Eddie

Ranking: 10/10

I would highly recommend exploring New Zealand in a PiwiWiwi camper. The vans are compact but loaded! And it will be the envy of the campsite. Seriously, prepare yourself to give tours to the other curious campers. Hands down the best build out on the road!

Renting from Nick and a Julie (new PiwiWiwi owners) is also pleasant. Quite the opposite of a typical rental car experience. Instead of spending heaps of time in a queue and signing paperwork - you get very personalized service and awesome local tips. I even got serve weather updates while on the road!

Reviewed 6 months ago

Tom Smithwick's avatar

Tom Smithwick

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Good people who are responsive to the customer's needs and concerns.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Lizzie Watts's avatar

Lizzie Watts

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

From our very first email contact with Nick and Julie to sadly returning our van last week, our Piwiwiwi experience has been excellent in every way! Having such a personal and friendly service, along with tips on activities and routes to take whilst on the road definitely allowed us to get the most from our trip. The van was clearly well looked after and the internal layout was incredibly practical and made great use of the space available - everything we needed during the four weeks we were away had already been thought of and was easily to hand. The van size on the whole was ideal, big enough to stand up and feel comfortable but small enough to fit into city centre parking spots and down those interesting gravel roads that always lead to something good! If you are looking for a reliable, friendly and accomodating company for your NZ adventures we cannot recommend Piwiwiwi highly enough. Thanks Nick, Julie and your little helpers! I'm sure we will be back! Lizzie & Sean

Reviewed 7 months ago

Henry's avatar

Henry

Ranking: 10/10

My girlfriend and I travelled around New Zealand’s South Island for a month and could not have had a better experience with PiwiWiwi! The van was perfect for our travels, easy to drive on New Zealand’s often narrow roads and more than big enough for the two of us to live comfortably. The van (a.k.a Jimmy) ran perfectly the entire time and felt like home by the end of our travels. PiwiWiwi provided everything we needed during our time in the van and tons of helpful tips about where to visit on the island! It’s hard to put into words what an amazing time we had exploring New Zealand thanks in large part to PiwiWiwi. We would HIGHLY recommend renting from PiwiWiwi and would drop everything in a heartbeat and do it all over again if we could!

Reviewed 7 months ago

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John Sivigny

United States

Ranking: 10/10

PIWIWIWI Campervans made our New Zealand experience unforgettable! The excellent customer service provided from the booking process to the door to door service when we arrived at the airport made PIWIWIWI stand out. They provided a relaxed, confident, worry-free experience, that made this trip one of the best we have ever had. The van was perfect for our needs. It was comfortable, safe, easy to drive and well equipped with stove, fridge, sink, and toilet. The extra furnishings and kitchenware that PIWIWIWI includes made our trip so much easier. The attention to detail and layout of the interior made it very functional in all weather conditions. The van came with solid bike rack for our 2 bikes and helmets, which were also arranged and provided by PIWIWIWI. It made the trip so much more enjoyable to be able to get out and ride.The interior surf board storage system worked out great as well.
Although we were on a shorter adventure, PIWIWIWI accommodated us and made sure we had a great unforgettable experience. Our route took us from Christchurch, South through the Catlins, through the Fjord lands to Queenstown, inland on the scenics to Tekapo, back to the beach in Amberley,
finishing in Christchurch. We used the RANKERS APP and it worked out beautifully. It showed us everything we needed. We found some great places to stay and mixed it up with some freedom camping and holiday park overnights. We saw the greatest sights, met the nicest people, ate delicious food, and drove about 1800 kms on some of the best roads in the world. Our PIWIWI camper van took us there. We will be back to explore more of New Zealand and will definitely do it with PIWIWIWI. Maybe next time we will get to see some sheep.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Top Ranked Awards 2015 Motorhomes / Campervans / RV Finalist

Matt's avatar

Matt

Ranking: 10/10

Piwiwiwi is an excellent company that is truly family-centric. Nick and his family make the whole rental experience so comfortable and are extremely trust-worthy. Why rent from a large company where you are just a dollar sign when you can rent from a company like Piwiwiwi? They made us feel very confident in our trip and the rental process, both before and during our rental. We had the pleasure of meeting the whole family during our complimentary airport pick-up and drop-offs and these types of guestures are what we value in a company that we are relying on for something as important as a campervan rental (since it is both transportation AND accomodation!).

The vans are older model Toyota Hi-Aces (as of this post), although they are in the process of upgrading their fleet. This did not bother us at all since our van was meticulously cared for, in great mechanical and cosmetic shape, and suited our needs. The vans are equipped with literally all the basics, and we did not find we needed anything more. Sure they are no racecars, but that's not why you rent a campervan! It's best to go slow and enjoy the beautiful NZ scenery anyways. The vans are also without any flashy logos and paint jobs so they look less touristy, which we enjoyed.

Overall, this is the company you should be renting from if you value trust in business, good relationships, and an authentic Kiwi travel experience. Much thanks to Nick, Julie, Holly, and William for an unforgettable experience!

Reviewed 7 months ago

Jan's avatar

Jan

Ranking: 9/10

Loved our camper van adventure! It got us places that I didn’t think it could! Outfitted with everything that we really needed for cooking and activities
The owners were extremely friendly and helpful
There was a slight smell from ? Particle board but I hear that has been addressed
Can’t wait for our next campervan trip through them!!

Reviewed 7 months ago

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