235 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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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!
Marie and Cameron
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 !
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.
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!
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
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.
Lynne and Julie
Took the van on a great road trip down the West Coast of South Island. Stayed in a mixture of freedom and paysites. Had a great time. Van was cosy and comfy - very clean. The van is well equipped- lot of thought gone in to make it an optimal travel/stay-mobile. It allowed us to enjoy all of the delights of the Coast- mostly in brilliant sunshine, but was weather-tight when we had a short shower of rain ( only about a 12th of the annual rainfall fell lie 1metre) Couldn't have rainforest and glaciers without a bit of wet stuff !
Charles & Sophie
We hired a campervan from Piwiwiwi for 5 weeks during July and August 2020 before moving back to the UK. We had already had an amazing 3 week experience in 2018 when we first arrived in NZ and it is fair to say that Nick and Piwiwiwi delivered again. Customer service is brilliant with airport pick up and drop off as well as extensive explanation on how everything works in the van. Nick also provided extra blankets, hot water bottles and a fan heater for those cold winter nights. The vans have been upgraded since the last time we hired from them and the new layout makes use of the space very efficiently with a comfortable lounge/dining area that turns in to a very big double bed. All in all it was a brilliant experience and I would definitely use Piwiwiwi again. Many thanks to Nick and his family. Charles and Sophie.