PiwiWiwi might have a silly name, but we're totally serious about New Zealand road trips.
We are currently FULLY BOOKED until mid-March 2017. For details of our availability and our SPECIAL OFFERS, take a look at our website - piwiwiwi.co.nz/booking/booking-enquiry
Our campervans are fully kitted out to comfortably transport you (and your surfboards) 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.
All of our vans are certified SELF CONTAINED so you have access to NZ's beautiful FREEDOM CAMPING spots.
Who wants to start their holiday in a busy city, driving a new van (on the other side of the road) straight after a long flight? With us you can skip that unnecessary hassle. Let us pick you up at the airport and drive you to Raglan where you can start your holiday being nice and relaxed in a beautiful Kiwi seaside town - what's not to like?
Our customers seem to be happy with what we do... why not give us a go too?
Raglan-by-the-Sea, the perfect place to start your New Zealand roadtrip. We can chauffeur you the 2 hours from Auckland saving you the stress of driving a new vehicle on the wrong side of the road in a busy city while jet-lagged!
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PiwiWiwi was very easy to work with. The camper van was very well-maintained and comfortable. We had a great trip and would highly recommend PiwiWiwi!
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Everything was perfect.
Anna and Neill are dedicated to offer the best service. And they provide it!
The campervan was well-designed and well-equiped. It fulfilled all our needs for a fabulous one-month trip to North and South Island.
We higlhy recommend Piwiwiwi!
Through the referral of some like minded friends in Canada we discovered Piwiwiwi Campervans. We were picked up at the airport in Auckland by Niall who then drove the two of us to Raglan. There we met with Anna to go over the campervan and the brief but necessary paperwork. Then we were off for an incredible 4 weeks exploring. No itinerary, just the way we like it. The campervan was outfitted with everything we needed. Anna also loaned us useful guidebooks and we used the Rankers Camping NZ app for navigation and selecting campsites. That reliable, efficient Toyota was our home and even though the roads of New Zealand are narrow and winding (plus frequently windy and wet) the handling of the campervan was smooth. We liked that Piwiwiwi is a small company with friendly, helpful owners. Niall and Anna obviously respect and care about New Zealand and want their clients to have a positive experience.
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Amazing time with PiwiWiwi. The campervan is in great shape and rental is easygoing and straightforward - no hidden or extra costs. Everything you need is included. Anna & Niall are so nice - they really take the time to help you with your trip and answer all the questions about insurance, repair costs, etc. They gave us many great tips for outdoor activities and surf spots. Also if we had any questions on the road we could call them day or night. The campervan is perfect - everything has its place, comfortable bed, alot of storage and because the vehicle is not to big - its very easy to park and maneuver. The surf straps in the campervan are genius. We could store away 4 surfboards easily and they were never in the way.
We will book with them again for sure. We had such a great time in NZ!
Niall and Anna were very easy to communicate with from the beginning of the rental process via email and by phone when on the road. Once we arrived in NZ they were extremely accommodating in terms of picking us up from the airport and dropping us back off two months later. They provided a great, very detailed, walk through of the van and how to trouble shoot things if necessary. They also provided us with loads of info on great places to check out, road rules and off line road apps to use. They were so excited for us to start our 2 month adventure and we were very happy with the camper van and loved having it as our home all around the north and south island. Overall, they are down to earth, awesome people, who love to travel and love to help other travellers see NZ the right way!!!! Thank you Niall and Anna for your great customer service, you helped make our trip unforgettable :)
We had an awsome trip with Piwiwiwi Campervans! Anna and Niall were really nice and helpful throughout our trip! They had a lot if good advices for outdoor tours as well as for surfing and they were also very flexible with the return of the campervan - as we liked it so much we actually extended our trip two times!!!
The vans are in perfect shape and you can also drive gravel roads with it - no problem! the size of the van is perfect for couples - the bed is comfy and big enough for 2 pax. and
the surf straps are genius - the surfboards are safely stored away if you don't need it! New Zealand was a real highlight the campervan was the perfect way to do it! We really can recommend Piwiwiwi: service, product and experience are a 10+!
We travelled New Zealand for the first time in Feb and Mar 2016. The experience was everything we had hoped for and then some. The success of our trip was due, in no small part, to Anna and Niall's hospitality and friendly and helpful service. They did everything possible to make our first trip to NZ comfortable - the only problem was they set such a high standard of expectation for service and friendliness that all other experiences were measured against them. I have to say that NZ did not disappoint there either...but that is for another review.
Our Piwiwiwi van was very comfortable and well maintained. It became a warm and cozy home away from home for us for six weeks and performed admirably as we toured all of the North and South Islands...on some very challenging roads. The van didn't miss a beat and we were trouble free for the entire trip. Not that we were worried as Anna and Niall gave us confidence before we left that any trouble that may happen would be dealt with swiftly and with the care that they gave to the service they showed in transporting us from the airport and advising us on the trip.
I would highly recommend Piwiwiwi to anyone visiting New Zealand.
Jack + Jade Hughes
We've just had an incredible 45 day stay in 'Pristine Christine' (our PiwiWiwi camper) adventuring and travelling across both islands! We had so much fun we really didn't want to come home- 6 weeks was only just long enough! Anna and Niall were amazing- loads of great tips and advice as well as the bonus of collection and drop offs (thanks guys!!) The van was perfect- loads of space and everything we could need in the kitchen! The layout inside is great... we even had locals commenting on how good it was! The non-branded exterior was a bonus for us too as it meant we blended in with the locals. We would also recommend hiring the boogie boards with PiwiWiwi (if you aren't already prepped to surf) as we used them all over the place!
We would 100% hire with these guys again!
The key to our successful 3 week NZ trip!!!! We seriously couldnt have asked for a better company to rent from. This van had everything... surf racks, fully stocked kitchen, comfy bed, reliable transportation.. and then the hosts! Neil and Anna were so helpful. They both gave us some amazing tips that we listened to! We learned about the secret spots in NZ that are worth checking out. Also, having them pick you up and drop you off at the airport was so helpful. Knowing you will be taken care of after a long flight is so nice! Thank you for providing us the most amazing van! :) we will be back.
We rented a PiwiWiwi for a month this year, and what an amazing experience it was! It started with the communications and booking of the van. Anna and Niall were very quick to respond to our emails providing a lot of very relevant information for planning our trip. We were very flexible with our planning and Anna and Niall helped us explore the various options until we reached a solution that suited us best.
One of the fantastic options they provide is delivery and pickup from Auckland. We were already in NZ and there was no need to get picked up at the airport. Our hostel was actually a lot further. Also we wanted to spend a few days in Raglan so our transfer was actually a few days before our rental started.
When we arrived at the office to pickup the van everything was very well prepared. The van looked immaculate and all the paperwork was ready. We were provided with a very detailed description of the van and on our request spent quite some time discussing various routes and sights that we wanted to visit. This really helped us make the most of our trip as we were given some excellent tips on campsite locations, attractions, coffee places etc, most of which we would otherwise never have found.
As for the van, well it was just fantastic! During our trip we compared many of the other vans, and very few came close to ours. For starters it had very little markings so you don't stand out as a tourist as much. Secondly the van is very well equipped. The standard equipment you would expect was of a very good quality and there were a lot of nice extra perks. A french press coffee pot with coffee cups with lids to use on the bumpy NZ roads, loads of USB chargers, iPhone plugin for the radio, a nice grill, lovely duvet, extra towels and a safe box to name a few.
Technically the van is easy to drive, and everything performed perfectly; very nice after hearing some other horror stories.
All in all a great rental company that really cares!
Thanks Anna and Niall.
Just returned from a month-long Piwiwiwi camper van holiday throughout NZ (we travelled 3,300 kilometers). Cannot think of a better way to have more fun and better adventure than being self-contained in a mini camper van from Piwiwiwi. New Zealanders and visitors are crazy about traveling with camper vans; as such, the camping infrastructure is easy and plentiful. Being self-contained in one of the well-equipped and comfortable Piwiwiwi vans made our time in New Zealand fun and relaxing.
We initially chose another van rental company, but quickly redirected our business to Anna and Niall when their personal attention and interest in addressing our queries demonstrated their desire to provide superior service. We went with them because of the following: no hidden costs, they were easy to work with and the van was a reasonably priced package. The website says it all; they honestly deliver the goods as advertised.
The van we rented was by some standards a little older (2003) than some of the other rentals out there, but we found the vehicle was well-maintained, clean, well-appointed with the essentials and ready to use. A Toyota Hi-Ace is commonly known as one of the hardest wearing workhorses in the industry. Ours ran like a top! It started every time, had a solar panel that kept the fridge running all the time (no worrying about leaving the car for multi-day hikes), ran on regular leaded fuel (best priced gas) and never let us down. The smaller dimensions make it easy to handle and allowed us to stop in normal parking spots in towns (and other places one might not consider with a larger unit).
The interior was equipped with everything we needed to live comfortably for a month for two people. How nice not to have to put up and take down a tent. Bring your camera and clothing as everything else is included, even a beach towel.
Piwiwiwi is a 10 in our books and NZ is a must do.
Me and my wife rented a piwiwiwi campervan for our honeymoon. We lived in the toyata hiAce for 2.5 months and were absolutely happy with it. The campervan never caused any trouble and Anna and Niall (the lovely couple behind piwiwiwi) have put a lot of useful stuff in it. We also rented 2 surfboards that could be stored easily inside the van (on the top) without getting in our way when cooking, sleeping etc. Before we started our trip I have checked out many other companies but piwiwiwi had by far the best offer (price) and the friendliest replies. No matter what questions we had before or during the trip: Anna answered all of them and offered solutions tailored to our needs. She even asked us about our travelling interests and based on that gave advice on where to stay. Niall drove all the way from Raglan to Auckland to pick us up in our hotel. This review is not a commercial. We were just truly impressed by Anna and Niall and completely satisfied with the campervan and the fair price we paid for it. Cheers, Anu & Marcel from Switzerland
If you are planning a trip to New Zealand, most will tell you that a self contained camper van is the way to go, and our experience with Piwiwiwi was absolutely perfect! The personalized service and caring attitude was just the beginning. Our month long adventure through the north and south islands was made so much more fun by having our home on wheels. Traveling by camper van had the flexibility that we wanted during our vacation, and the days spent driving were some of the most beautiful. The camper van is outfitted with everything you need, and I was surprised at how much I loved our little house, and how much space I actually needed. Initially we thought that we would spend the occasional night at a hotel or B&B, but we found staying in the cozy camper van was the best and easiest option. It was easy to cook on the little stove top , and we even invited a camp neighbor over for dinner one rainy night and we sat together at the surprisingly spacious table(which then easily turns into a bed). The whole experience was such a dream that I have reconsidered how much "stuff" I actually need and have begun to simplify and purge- is it going too far to say life changing??All expectations exceeded- Highly highly recommended!