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

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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 3 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 3 months ago and experienced in February 2018

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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 4 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 5 months ago

Avoid Camping Fines!

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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 5 months ago

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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 5 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 5 months ago

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 5 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 5 months ago

Marita O'Brien's avatar

Marita O'Brien

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

We hired our campervan from PiwiWiwi Campervans. Booking the van, pick up, our 15 days traveling around New Zealand and the drop off of the van, could not have gone smoother. Nick was on hand from day one to offer advice and tips on how we could get the best out of our trip, replying to numerous emails, making special arrangements to meet us to pick up the van. No bureaucracy or hard sell of extras when signing contract, conditions of hire were those agreed at the beginning. The campervan was really well fitted out with everything one could need. Nick's manual on the workings of the van definitely is a contender for 'Campervans for Dummies'. We were so sorry to have to return the van as we could have kept going, but all good things must come to an end. Again returning the campervan was easy, no searching for parking space in large return carpark and queuing to return keys, but a civilised trip out to the country where we met Nick, Julie, Holly and William. Nick then drove us and all our luggage back to our accommodation in Christchurch, what more could you ask for. Thanks Nick

Reviewed 5 months ago

Jonathan Clay's avatar

Jonathan Clay

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Hat is off to Nick and Julie of PiwiWiwi Campervans for providing us the means for having an amazingly easy and relaxed trip. It was a bit daunting choosing a company to rent from, but what set PiwiWiwi apart, from the beginning, and what was somewhat refreshing, was, the personalized service. Nick was continually helpful and responsive from the moment I made my first inquiry and continually provided a wealth of knowledge and advice to help us plan our trip. He made it easy and accommodating getting to and from the airport in Christchurch, and an added treat of getting acquainted with Nick and Julie, and the Campervan on their great property. Only a few minutes away, Rangiora, was a convenient place to shop before hitting the road.
The Toyota Hi Ace was a well seasoned and formidable road warrior. Made every km. smooth and care free. Felt totally confident of its performance and handling of narrow windy roads. We were told we set the record for km. driven this season. Definitely appreciated the low key, no logo look of the van. and really!! easy to park and maneuver.
It really worked out well, and had everything we needed for the two of us (6'1" and 5'4") for the 3 1/2 weeks we made it our home. And we're still close, if not closer, friends for it.
Thanks Nick and Julie for making such a large part of our trip an experience of a lifetime.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Georgia's avatar

Georgia

Ranking: 10/10

An amazing experience travelling through New Zealand, and made all the more perfect by using a campervan from PiwiWiwi! Nick and Julie made the whole experience so easy and enjoyable. They were always available to help if needed and were incredibly hospitable and welcoming. From little things such as suggestions of routes and where to go, to providing us with emergency phone numbers to use at any time if needed, to dropping us at the airport, Nick and Julie were always happy to help. The van itself was great- comfortable, clean, spacious enough for three adults and well equipped for our trip.
I really do believe that our trip through New Zealand was made so special due to PiwiWiwi. The personal touch and amazing service made the experience so easy and comfortable, and meant we could enjoy all that New Zealand has to offer without any concerns about the van getting in the way. I would definitely use PiwiWiwi Campervans again!

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Martina & Trev from Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

very friendly and helpful owners. we shipped our mountain bikes to Rangiora. Nick picked them up and even put them together for us! We were traveling with a canoe and two bikes for 6 weeks. The camper was reliable, spacious and very well equipped for our needs. We will rent a camper again from Nick and his family for our next holiday in NZ.

Reviewed 6 months ago and experienced in November 2017

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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 3 months 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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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 3 months ago and experienced in February 2018

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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 4 months ago

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Tom Smithwick's avatar

Tom Smithwick

United States

Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed 5 months 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…

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 5 months ago

Camping NZ App Icon

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

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 5 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 5 months ago

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 5 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 5 months ago

Marita O'Brien's avatar

Marita O'Brien

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

We hired our campervan from PiwiWiwi Campervans. Booking the van, pick up, our 15 days traveling around New Zealand and the drop off of the van, could not have gone smoother. Nick was on hand from day one to offer advice and tips on how we could get the best out of our trip, replying to numerous emails, making special arrangements to meet us to pick up the van. No bureaucracy or hard sell of extras when signing contract, conditions of hire were those agreed at the beginning. The campervan was really well fitted out with everything one could need. Nick's manual on the workings of the van definitely is a contender for 'Campervans for Dummies'. We were so sorry to have to return the van as we could have kept going, but all good things must come to an end. Again returning the campervan was easy, no searching for parking space in large return carpark and queuing to return keys, but a civilised trip out to the country where we met Nick, Julie, Holly and William. Nick then drove us and all our luggage back to our accommodation in Christchurch, what more could you ask for. Thanks Nick

Reviewed 5 months ago

Jonathan Clay's avatar

Jonathan Clay

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Hat is off to Nick and Julie of PiwiWiwi Campervans for providing us the means for having an amazingly easy and relaxed trip. It was a bit daunting choosing a company to rent from, but what set PiwiWiwi apart, from the beginning, and what was somewhat refreshing, was, the personalized service. Nick was continually helpful and responsive from the moment I made my first inquiry and continually provided a wealth of knowledge and advice to help us plan our trip. He made it easy and accommodating getting to and from the airport in Christchurch, and an added treat of getting acquainted with Nick and Julie, and the Campervan on their great property. Only a few minutes away, Rangiora, was a convenient place to shop before hitting the road.
The Toyota Hi Ace was a well seasoned and formidable road warrior. Made every km. smooth and care free. Felt totally confident of its performance and handling of narrow windy roads. We were told we set the record for km. driven this season. Definitely appreciated the low key, no logo look of the van. and really!! easy to park and maneuver.
It really worked out well, and had everything we needed for the two of us (6'1" and 5'4") for the 3 1/2 weeks we made it our home. And we're still close, if not closer, friends for it.
Thanks Nick and Julie for making such a large part of our trip an experience of a lifetime.

Reviewed 5 months ago

Award-2-24px Congratulations PiwiWiwi Campervans

Top Ranked Awards 2015 Motorhomes / Campervans / RV Finalist

Georgia's avatar

Georgia

Ranking: 10/10

An amazing experience travelling through New Zealand, and made all the more perfect by using a campervan from PiwiWiwi! Nick and Julie made the whole experience so easy and enjoyable. They were always available to help if needed and were incredibly hospitable and welcoming. From little things such as suggestions of routes and where to go, to providing us with emergency phone numbers to use at any time if needed, to dropping us at the airport, Nick and Julie were always happy to help. The van itself was great- comfortable, clean, spacious enough for three adults and well equipped for our trip.
I really do believe that our trip through New Zealand was made so special due to PiwiWiwi. The personal touch and amazing service made the experience so easy and comfortable, and meant we could enjoy all that New Zealand has to offer without any concerns about the van getting in the way. I would definitely use PiwiWiwi Campervans again!

Reviewed 6 months ago

Martina & Trev from Switzerland's avatar

Martina & Trev from Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

very friendly and helpful owners. we shipped our mountain bikes to Rangiora. Nick picked them up and even put them together for us! We were traveling with a canoe and two bikes for 6 weeks. The camper was reliable, spacious and very well equipped for our needs. We will rent a camper again from Nick and his family for our next holiday in NZ.

Reviewed 6 months ago and experienced in November 2017

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