PiwiWiwi Campervans



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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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Joash Picard


Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed 1 day ago

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David Aylmore

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Campervan was not the newest but very reliable and well equipped. Nick was very helpful with airport transfers and advice. Would not hesitate to recommend.

Reviewed 4 days ago and experienced in November 2018

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Ranking: 10/10

We rented the van for 4 weeks in Dec/Jan and we were not disappointed. We got one of the newly refurbished and was perfect: large and high enough to stand, clean, very well equipped. We got a lot of tips and advice when arriving and everything went smoothly. We would rent again at PiwiWiwi and would highly recommend it!

Reviewed 8 days ago

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Marian van Voorn

Ranking: 9/10

PiwiWiwi is not your big, commercial campervan rental company. With just 8 campervans, it's personal, but very professional.
Nick picked me up from my accommodation in Christchurch and after a cup of coffee in their kitchen I met my campervan, which was exactly what I needed for a 5 week roadtrip. Well equipped, well taken care of. With 500.000k on the meter, it was still running like a sportscar. During my trip Nick sent some mails or texts to warn me for bad weather or wishing me a merry Christmas and gave me tips where to go when I asked for it. I loved this, I felt part of a small campervanfamily. PiwiWiwi was recommended to me by friends and I love passing on this recommendation. If I ever go back to New Zealand, I would definitely rent my campervan with PiwiWiwi again. Top company, top people.

Reviewed 9 days ago

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Kara & Joash

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely little plain white van. In a world of decked out vans it’s nice to fly under the radar a bit. Nick was very quick to respond to any and all of our questions before the trip. He gave a thorough walk through of the van. The van was very well maintained and clean. The layout is so nice too! Each design item is very thoughtfully laid out and made for a comfortable camping experience.

Reviewed 9 days ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Piwiwiwi campervans were absolutely amazing! We had never campervanned before this trip but Nick was so good at explaining how the van worked that we had no trouble at all. The layout of the van was perfect for cooking/ meal prepping, sleeping and chilling. We found there was quite a lot of space for our things and we never ran out of room. I would definitely recommend Piwiwiwi to anyone going to New Zealand and as it’s a small company you definitely feel like you are being looked after

Reviewed 19 days ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Piwiwiwi is a small family run company. I had an incredible experience renting our van from Nick. Because we wanted an automatic, we ended up with an older Toyota Hi-Ace, but it had everything we needed and the price was right. It was comfortable for 2 people for a 3 week trip. We had no issues with the van - all worked well mechanically, it was clean, and well stocked. I particularly liked that this van had zero markings so we could blend in a wee bit more in the midst of all of the Britz, Maui’s, and Jucy vans. I would recommend this company to anyone. Nick even picked us up from our hotel in Christchurch. Very personal service that you wouldn’t find at any of the big companies.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Sebastian Torfs


Ranking: 10/10

We did an epic journey around the south island and half of the north island with the piwiwi campers! All was arranged like expected and the familiar atmosphere made it like renting a van from friends :) Any problem we had we could troubleshoot with the owner, which was only one. The vans were in perfect condition, mechanical and interior wise, considering their age. If we would go back to NZ (chances are high) we would take piwiwi again for sure! Regards Eva & Seppe

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Saliha Hamici


Ranking: 10/10

We booked the camper with Piwiwiwi because they had such good reviews online and they didn't disappoint us. Already in the beginning the communication via e-mail with Nick went very fluent and easy. Everything was made very clear. They picked us up in Christchurch at our airbnb host where we stayed for 1 night before we got the camper. We were the first to use the campervan, so it was brand new. Nick showed us the complete van and how everything works and shared his tips about traveling in New Zealand. The van was comfortable and had a lot of storage space. We didn't have any major issues with the van, it drove really smooth. The equipment in the van was good quality. There is no branding on the vans, so we blend in with the locals. Their service was impeccable: very personal and they just want you to have a good holiday in their campervan and their price is really competitive. Just don't hesitate and book a campervan with Piwiwiwi :-) Would definitely book again with them when back in New Zealand.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Lochoe Mckinnon


Ranking: 10/10

My wife and I chose Piwiwiwi campers because of their compact size and the price was amazing.
We used one of their vans for 16 days and traveled the South Island. Nick picked us up from our accommodation near Christchurch airport and drove us out to the property to collect the van sharing helpful tips along the way.
The van was faultless and quite comfortable also not being sign written meant we blended in so we looked like locals.
On return to Nick & Julie’s property we unpacked the van had a lovely dinner and Nick dropped us off at our accommodation near the airport ready for our flight back to Australia.

To sum up the trip we loved it, the van was great and the customer service was better!

We will back and using Piwiwiwi campers again!

Lochie & Kira Mckinnon

Reviewed 2 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months ago

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