177 Rankers Reviews
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?
South Island ▷ Canterbury ▷ Christchurch
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Excellent! Anytime again! Friends recommended PiwiWiwi to us and we are glad we followed. As a family owned business Nick and Julie take great care of you and the campervans. We happily followed their insights on how to plan our NZ adventure with our 5 month old baby and fell in love with our pretty new Campervan. We even had a safety barrier for the top bunk babybed! Thanks guys for giving us such a great time.
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Matthijs, Anouk en Mika Smit
We traveled with a 1 year old for two months on the southern island. Everything you need is in the van. Easy driving. Good personal communication with Nick. Our last night we had dinner with the piwiwiwi family and we shared our travel stories.
Compared to other rental companies we definitely recommend Piwiwiwi.
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A solid 10/10 right from the moment we booked until handing the van back after over six weeks on the road and 6747 km across North and South Island. Nick and Julie are great people and will go out of their way to offer a personal service. We spent a good couple of hours before hitting the road, discussing routes and places to see on South Island. If there were any weather warnings Nick was quick to email us with a heads up. We also loved the fact he was able to pick us up and drop off back in Christchurch, free of charge. The visitor book was a lovely touch and had plenty of hidden gems from previous travelers which we enjoyed reading and adding to as we road tripped.
The van set up was spot on. It was a new build and on top condition. Plenty of storage, comfortable head room, large fridge, two hobs and handy charging points. We felt this set the bench mark for all other 2 berth vans and was very comfortable and practical for the 6 weeks we lived in her. We were sad to hand her back! The lack of branding is also a big plus, you don’t stick out like a tourist and can blend in more like a local.
If you want the trip of a lifetime in a van across NZ, book Piwiwiwi, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Hiring from Nick is more like borrowing a car off a mate. A very different experience to hiring from a large corporate hire company. We wouldn’t have changed a thing.
PiwiWiwi Campers is a great family run business. As our wonderful South Island trip progressed, my wife and I became more grateful for our fortune of dealing directly with the owners Nick and Julie. It's not only that Nick and Julie personally and thoughtfully build the campervans, nor that they completely equip them, nor that the campervans are highly maintained - so important when you find yourself remotely located. The real benefit we discovered was how Nick and Julie spent time in advance with a map giving us local tips so that we could have a great vacation. They answered all of our questions, as well as being available by cell should anything arise. It was an absolute pleasure doing business with caring owners of PiwiWiwi Campers!
We rented a camper van from Nick and Julie at PiwiWiwi for 25 days and were very happy with our experience. We had one of the older vans but it was outfitted with everything we needed. The bed was more comfortable than I expected, and we had plenty of room for all our belongings. We did have a mechanical problem with the van and needed to have AA come get it started. We had to take it to the service station to get checked, thus the rating of a 9 rather than a 10, but Nick was extremely responsive to the problem and our concerns - I honestly can't imagine getting better customer service from anyone else! If we go back to NZ, I would gladly rent from him again.
Niek and Anne (The Netherlands)
We've had the most awesome experience with our Piwiwiwi van! We travelled around New Zealand for 8 weeks and we could not have had a better time! Nick and Julie were so welcoming and the van is really fully equipped, with a lot of kitchen supplies, and other nice things (foldable buckets, chairs, foldable table, washing line, peggs, etc). The van is selfcontained, which makes freedom camping possible. The lay out in the van is great and there a surprising amount of stuff you can storage in the van. We also appriciated the large table, which makes eating inside when necessary possible. Nick and Julie gave all kinds of tips and when we had a minor problem with the van he made sure it was taking care of, which was great! We could not have asked for a better experience than the one Piwiwiwi gave us. Thanks for all the great memories, we highly recommend renting a van with them, they are the best!
My fiancé and I spent 5 weeks in a PiwiWiwi camper travelling the south island of New Zealand and loved every minute of it. The camper was fantastic and had everything you could need to live comfortably, and was clearly well kept and serviced. As for our dealings with the owners, Nick, Julie and family, we can only say that we felt like we were visiting good friends. They are simply great to deal with and go above and beyond when it comes to enhancing your experience in any way possible. We will certainly be heading back to see more of this amazing country in the future and without doubt will doing it in a PiwiWiwi!!
I cannot recommend PiwiWiwi highly enough. We inquired about a shorter-than-usual hire on very short notice, and I know that all involved went out of their way to get everything ready for us in time for our arrival. The van was comfortable, reliable, well-equipped, and the quality fit-out has a very bespoke, home-made feel. Great attention is paid to every detail and I have no doubt that the vans are meticulously maintained. The layout is clever, leaving plenty of space even for two relatively tall guys. Nick and Julie are knowledgeable, warm, and welcoming. The whole experience felt more like renting a van from a friend than a business - even down to the kids playing in the next room while we were sorting the paperwork. It was a delight!
Our rental van was awesome, and came pristine and very well furnished. The owner was so friendly and helpful. He took the extra time at the start to walk us through every square inch of the van and give us plenty of great recommendations on what to see and where to go. It was great to rent an inconspicuous no logo van from a wonderful local family run business. Highly recommended.
We absolutely loved our campervan! Nick with PiwiWiwii campervan rentals was so helpful, accommodating, fairly priced, & speedy with communication. I wouldn’t rent from anywhere else. The van was clean, in excellent condition, with a great layout. Furthermore, there was so much storage space, plus fold out table & chairs & other wee perks that made the van even more convenient & comfortable for our multi week adventure. I could have spent months traveling around in our van; I fell a bit in love with it, I must admit. I absolutely recommend PiwiWiwicampervan rentals!
PiwiWiwi are a fantastic company run by a lovely family. Our experience with Nick and his wife was second to none, they went over and above expectation to ensure we had an enjoyable trip. They helped us tweak our itinerary to travel the best roads, recommended places to stop off, and even gave us some food to get us started!
We booked last minute and only the older van was available, but it was a great surprise to find it had all the things you'd want and more. A comfortable bed and loads of room in the camper to cook, eat and chill out and it drove great. We loved the fact that the van was unbranded and blended in with the locals.
We'll definitely be hiring from PiwiWiwi again, especially after getting a sneak peak at their new fleet of brand new campers!
John and Barbara
PiwiWiwi were brilliant right from the first enquiry making the whole experience totally hassle free, we just had to arrive at Christchurch airport and Nick at PiwiWiwi got us on the road within an hour or so. This was our first time in the South Island and first time in a campervan so Nick showed us the ropes and provided plenty of advice on the best places to visit. The van was fitted out with everything we needed enabling us to do a mix of freedom and holiday park camping. If you are looking for the personal touch when booking a van then PiwiWiwi is the way to go ... Nick and his family are lovely, thank you for making our trip such a fantastic experience.
Very affordable. Worked flawlessly. Very well maintained vehicle. Nick and his family is lovely and accommodating. Put 4700 km’s on in 23 days and never felt unsafe or worried about the vehicle performance. Had big Brits vans pulling up beside us with noisy obnoxious water pumps. Loved everything about Piwiwiwi