PiwiWiwi might have a silly name, but we're totally serious about New Zealand road trips.
For details of our availability, take a look at our website - piwiwiwi.co.nz/booking/booking-enquiry
NEWSFLASH - we're open for the Lions Tour (June / July 2017)
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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Lee & Sarah .
For our NZ leg of our 'Round the world trip' we wanted to do it in a camper. Finding the right company, never mind van, is daunting.
For us, our criteria was as follows: value for money, excellent customer service, good-sized van. Simple as that. Money and van size are the obvious ones and will no doubt be top of this list no matter your budget or trip plan. Customer service might be the curve ball. This was important to us for 3 reasons:
1. 6 weeks and nearly 6,000km means a long time on the road. If we needed advice and tips, we wanted to know we could get it.
2. All the vans, no matter who you go with, will have clocked up some miles. So if something goes wrong, you want to know it'll be dealt with in the best and fastest way possible to keep you motoring.
3. It's just a lot more pleasant if the people you're dealing with care, love what they do and are just nice to deal with from the outset.
So rather than waffle, we'll tell you that Anna & Niall's Piwiwwi ticked all the boxes. Right from our initial email exchanges, through to meeting them and going for breakfast together at the end of our trip, we felt reassured and happy. We hired the Basejumper for the extra room and it was the perfect size. We took it all around the North & South islands, mainly freedom & DOC camped and loved it. The Basejumper is a workhorse. Nice to drive, easy to park and kitted out well. Extra touches put in by the team all added to our enjoyment. Our van had 'a moment' at one point with an electrical issue, completely out of the Piwiwwi teams control. We were well in our travels as well but a quick call to Anna & Niall and they were all over it. They took control, did all the liaising with the local mechanics and got us back on the road. Just highlighting exactly why it's important to make sure the company you're hiring from is going to take care of you when and if you need them.
So far, on our world trip, NZ has been our high point so we wanted to say thank you to Anna & Niall.
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As Piwi is Niall and Anna's own business they really care about their customers and give a first class service. Excellent handover with all the personalised help you could want. We had the Base Jumper which was really comfortable and extremely well equipped. The GPS was a godsend when looking for remote campsites.
Anna and Niall are great, the campervan was very reliable, customer service both beforehand and during our hire was excellent (they answered loads of questions in detail), and overall they know how to look after their customers! Would definitely use them again and would definitely recommend.
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Everything everyone says: it's true!
We had an awesome expierence.
janny van der Burg
We had a hiace campervan and it was very well equiped and really cosy. We felt very safe in it, knowing Niall and Anna would do anything if something would get broken. But nothing did. We travelled in it for 7 weeks, north and south island and everything worked perfect. We saw a lot of other hiaces, but none with aside table like ours! And that was so handy! Also we had a lot of space and boxes for our stuff and we could leave our bags at Anna's.
Thanks Anna and Niall for a great campervan experience. All the info prior to us arriving was really helpful and the travelling tips were great. The van performed well and had all we needed for a fabulous tour of the North Island. Excellent value and service from a local business. Hope to support you again in the future.
The best rental company you can imagine! The owners, Anna and Niall, are very very very friendly and do everything that you can spend a great and stress free holiday in their campervans. From the first inquiry to the drop off of the van everything just went perfect. We've been traveling for 2 months, drove about 5500km and never had any problem with the van. We also rented a surfboard with the van for a more than fair price. Piwiwiwi is the top choice for a holiday in NZ!!
Wow there are not enough words to describe how great Piwiwiwi are!!!
From the very first email I received from Anna and Niall I was impressed, super friendly and not pushy, willing to answer any and all questions we had. We really got the sense that the owners care for each of their customers and want to make each hire the best adventure possible.
The van was well maintained, clean, and comfortable. It had much more provided than we expected, everything is there from pillows to potato masher!!
The van was pleasant to drive and handled even the challenging NZ roads really well.
During our holiday Anna and Niall kept in contact and were genuinely interested in how it was all going. They were always at the end of the phone and willing to help. When we had a problem they went out of their way to resolve it quickly and efficiently.
We cannot recommend Piwiwiwi highly enough, 11 out of 10 if we could. When we return to New Zealand we would use a Piwiwiwi campervan again!
When we decide to organize our self a great 5-weeks round trip in NZ to celebrate our retirement, we contacted several campervan companies, but only PiwiWiwi provided us incredible helpful advice. Anna and Niall answered (quickly and patiently) all our questions and were very flexible.
The transfer from Auckland to Raglan happened stress less and comfortable and was a great opportunity to clarify many practical questions (driving in NZ…) with Niall.
Our Toyota van was expecting us, clean and full equipped, easy to drive and, after 1 hour briefing and loading, for our amazing adventure : 5.200 km, 5 weeks… and no problem.
As hikers, we “surfed” some Great Walks and we appreciated the campervan was self-contained, with a lot of internal space and nice enhancements making our live easier… to spend nights everywhere.
It was also a very comforting feeling to have a 0800 phone number to contact PiwiWiwi at any time for any question or emergency.
PiwiWiwi price was competitive for a top campervan experience ; this was great value for money !
We will definitively recommend you to prefer PiwiWiwi for their personalized service, their friendly partnership and their comfortable & reliable campervans.
WOW! I can't stress enough how impressed (and incredibly happy) we were with our experience renting from Ana & Niall. They really care about providing their customers with a well-maintained, reliable van. We drove all over the South Island (and some of the North) and didn't have a single problem with the van. It was clean, had tonnes of storage space, and extra additions that were bonus conveniences, such as the USB plug for charging electronics. Aside from the van being amazing, Ana gave us some incredibly helpful advice for things to do and see which were outside of the busy touristy spots. Ana also provided us with some great hiking books and a surf guide, and from these we ended up finding some hidden gems. Ana was quick to respond to emails, and very flexible with extending our van rental (although this was in November/early December, so before the busy season). We had originally only booked the van for 18 days, but ended up keeping the van for most of our trip (5 weeks) because we loved it so much. The van was easy to drive, and the 'app' that Ana recommended we download for DOC and free camping spots was one of the better apps - with easy to follow maps. We ended up passing on this info to lots of other travellers that we met along the way. We would 100% recommend renting from them - it was one of the best decisions we ever made in regards to our NZ trip! Niall and Ana were also very accommodating with rides to and from Auckland. To top it all off, Ana and Niall are really awesome people, so we were incredibly happy to be able to help their business thrive!
These guys were awesome. They made their surfing camper van work for me and my family of three. After seeing lots of different campers around the country we realized how thoughtfully there vans are put together. They also helped us out with a refund when we had to leave early; even though they did not have to.
Niall and Anna are awesome. You may find yourself contemplating moving to the charming seaside surf town Raglan just to hang out with them and of course, take advantage of the surf and sunsets. The BaseJumper is easily worth the investment in comfort. Comfort in knowing you’ll have the power and nimbleness to navigate the narrow twisting roads and in having a very well maintained and amazingly clean vehicle. You may realize that your house back home is much too large and all you really need in life is contained within the vehicle. I initially chose PiwiWiwi because they are ranked #1 and after spending 3 weeks with their equipment and a fun filled ride to and from the airport, I can say they earned that top spot.
We had great holidays.
Our family (2 adults and one 4 year-old child) rented a small van. The van was clean (I didn't know how van for surfers would look like). All of the additions made a difference to my eyes: (i) self-contained certification gives access to much more freedom, (ii) 4 USB plugs to recharge all electronic appliances, (iii) better sound speakers, because we're are on holidays.
Being the driver, I also appreciated a much more responsive engine and a well spaced gear box (when compared to a similar van from another company last year).
Raglan and Kawhia are much less touristic than the East coast and I really enjoyed black sand, hot springs on the beach. You don't need to go far to start enjoying the landscape.
Anna and her husband really paid attention to our satisfaction. Don't hesitate to tell what needs fixing in the van for the next person hiring it (batteries for the fridge probably reached their end of life).
Make sure to ask them what Piwiwiwi means (I got lost but got the idea anyway). Cheers.