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    PiwiWiwi Campervans

    HiAce Campervan

    Fully self contained - full standing height campervans

A Day in The Life



Exceptional service and the luxury of a full standing height campervan

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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Barbara and Paul's avatar

Barbara and Paul

Ranking: 10/10

We hired a Hiace campervan from Nick for two weeks in February 2021. It was great. The van was clean, comfortable, reliable, fully self-contained and fun. Nick was helpful and walked us through all the vans features. He also picked us up at the airport and took us to our hotel after we returned the van. A hell of a nice guy who knew the van inside out. We would recommend PiwiWiwi Campervans to anyone who wants to travel easily around NZ in a compact, no-unnecessary-frills, campervan.

Reviewed 6 days ago

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Richie Miller

Ranking: 10/10

Piwiwiwi was a fantastic choice for our 3 week campervan experience. When we picked up the van Nick (very friendly owner) gave a comprehensive tour around the van and answered all our questions clearly and patiently which made us feel really comfortable from the start. The van was fitted and kitted out very thoughtfully with lots of storage room (we had the hi-top for two people). The van was automatic and easy to drive - no probs getting into parking. During our trip we met with a few travelers who had rented similar vans from one of the other bigger companies and many had stories of annoying things breaking - we always felt very smug we had chosen piwiwiwi!! W poi old 100% rent again. Thanks again Nick for a great van!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Aliena's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

We hired a PiwiWiwi camper for 35 days and had the best time! We gave Nick less than 48 hours notice that we were interested in hiring the van and he was still able to get it sparkling clean and stocked up for our adventure. The layout of the van is great and worked really well for us (especially on the West Coast where rain and sandflies make cooking outside a not very enjoyable experience!) Lots of storage and the bed was huge for the two of us. Had no problems with the vehicle. Will definitely be recommending and renting again from these guys for our next NZ adventure!

Reviewed about 1 month ago and experienced in November 2020

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Marie and Cameron

Ranking: 10/10

My partner and I rented a PiwiWiwi camper van for our 24 days holiday in South Island.
We highly appreciate our experience and it’s been higher than our expectations from the booking to the drop off at the end of our holiday.
It is a local company next to Christchurch and Nick been very helpful and made the rental very easy, pick up from our hotel and drop us back after our holiday.
The camper van was spotless and you have everything you need for your holidays. Gas cooker and handy kitchen which make it perfect to continue to cook some nice meal during the road trip.
The top for us was the high top, behind able to stand up in the van is a great confort !

We really enjoy to have had a reliable and clean van for our holiday and had no issues.
We know it’s always a big deal to choose which company to rent from as you don’t know what to expect, specially if it is not a big national or international name but we are happy to have chosen local with PiwiWiwi and we highly recommend !

Reviewed 2 months ago and experienced in October 2020

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Ranking: 10/10

Awesome campervan and a great company - would thoroughly recommend to anyone. We had the van for a few weeks, and had a great time with no issues. The van was very clean and fresh, and kitted out with everything we needed, including a bike rack for our 2 MTB. Really well designed van with heaps of storage space for all our outdoor gear, and it was great to be able to stand up inside on rainy days. Drove well with no problems. Fits into all normal parking spaces which was helpful for parking in busier places.

Really friendly company - Nick was easy to contact at all points and really helpful. The collection and drop off at the airport also made the whole trip nice and easy. Overall great value for money, and would use again for future camper trips.

Reviewed 3 months ago

Elyse's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Our experience with PiwiWiwi was seamless. The service from Nick and his family was so friendly, and the van itself was everything we could have hoped for. We travelled the south island only, for almost a month, and never tired of living out of the van (affectionately nicknamed "Gandalf the White"). We had one of the original PiwiWiwi campervans and it didn't skip a beat. It was also equipped with everything we wanted and needed. We did find "freedom camping" to be a bit of a sham; there's really not that many places you can pull up freely. The spots where you can are limited in numbers and fill up quickly. Sandflies are the worst but PiwiWiwi is the best! We look forward to returning to NZ again one day and won't hesitate to hire another PiwiWiwi van to accommodate our adventure. Thanks PiwiWiwi!

Reviewed 3 months ago and experienced in March 2020

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Lucy Evans

Ranking: 10/10

A fantastic experience from booking to end, easy booking service with quick response to questions and happy to help attitude. Was pleased to be able to rent with a local company that had competitive rates that matched some of the bigger in the industry.
The van es fantastic with no hidden extras, came with everything I needed for a month on the road, the fridge was incredibly efficient and never had issues with having power. It's relatively fuel efficient and being able to stand at full height makes such a difference especially on days that were a little colder.
They had an open, honest and fair policy around Covid and a great pick-up drop off service from Christchurch.
All the van facilities were great and spacious, yet in a van that fitted in regular car spaces and was easy to drive.
Nick was great, checked in half way through my journey and I had an option to extend whilst I was on the road.
Would recommend to anyone, and it's definitely the best way to see New Zealand

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Lee Beever

Ranking: 10/10

Honestly couldn't have asked for a better camper for 1 or 2 people. Really high quality finish with an awesome layout. I've never stayed in a camper before so the pick up from my hostel and the awesome walkthrough of the van was very much appreciated. More importantly a small family owned company. If I'm ever traveling the south island again it will be my first choice rental company.

Reviewed 4 months ago