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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?

Chilling in a PiwiWiwi HiAce Campervan

Chilling in a PiwiWiwi HiAce Campervan

Cooking in a PiwiWiwi HiAce Campervan

Cooking in a PiwiWiwi HiAce Campervan

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    HiAce Surf Campervan

    The Original Surf Campervan - now certified Self Contained

133 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 9 of 11.

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Jen&Digs M

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

25 days hire & 25 mini adventures in our amazing wee Piwiwiwi campervan! We would recommend Piwiwiwi Campervans to anyone - Anna and Niall's friendly, helpful and personal service made our holiday stress free and so so enjoyable! Our van was comfy (perfect nights sleep every night!), practical (plenty of space to store all your stuff) and ideal for exploring off the beaten track when the tourist trail becomes too much! You won't regret booking a van from these guys :-)

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Peg Wooten

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Having just returned from exploring New Zealand for 20 days in our rented PiwiWiwi, Base Jumper S2 campervan I have to say that the experience with PiwiWiwi was excellent. Our plan was to kayak as much as we could in 20 days. I had brought with me my Firstlight Seakayak and my friend had rented a Firstlight. PiwiWiwi was kind enough to install a kayak rack on the Basejumper 2 to accommodate us. We found Niall and Anna (owners of PiwiWiwi) were very gracious, informative and patient. The van was exceptionally comfortable and had a fantastic ergonomic layout. Exploring New Zealand in a PiwiWiwi campervan was a wonderful experience and I recommend it fully.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Christian Fell


Ranking: 10/10

We are two students from Sweden and we looked and looked for a company that was reliable and affordable and most important hassel free.
As we scanned rankers and various sites it became obvious that hiring a camper for a resonable price and no hassels (hidden fees etc) was harder than expected. "We've read quite the bit of horror stories"

We finally took the advise from the reviewes on rankers and rented a campervan from piwiwiwi, the mail contact was superb, explaining everything and answering our questions and giving us advise.

Got picked up from the airport by the happy Niall =)
At their house we got everthing explaind and a tour of the camper. You see they are a small company with only 7 or so campers so they take good care of them and their costumers.

And off we drove, for 70 days not a problem and we drove for 10000 km, had the time of our lives.
If you just dont want to worry about your holiday, rent from Piwiwiwi.

Christian and Erika / Sweden 6 Sep to 15 November

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in September 2012

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Ihopkin's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

We hired Piwiwiwi's Fiat Ducato large campervan for just under 3 weeks in Nov/Dec 2012. The van was superbly equipped and drove beautifully. Despite it's size we had no problems taking it wherever we wanted to go. The level of service from Piwiwiwi is exemplary, something the larger companies fail to achieve. Not just for surfers!

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in November 2012

medellia371's avatar


United States

Ranking: 10/10

We rented a campervan for 1 week to travel throughout the North Island. Overall we had a wonderful experience. Anna and Niall were very flexible with the pick-up location. They were also very helpful and accommodating when we had a bit of car trouble and made getting us back on the road a priority. The van was very clean and tidy, and had everything we needed to travel comfortably. And, it was the best deal we could get on a van for such a small amount of time. We'll definitely rent from the the next time we visit New Zealand, which we hope will be soon!

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

I've used PiwiWiwi vans twice and a car once for 3 awesome roadtrips around the North Island. And what can I say except PERFECT! :) Very helpful to start with giving you lots of ideas what to see and do about the areas you're going to, to then provide you with all the info material and maps that you need to go there. The vans are fantastic especially if there is two people travelling with all the equipment for cooking, bedding and everything else you can possibly think of to make you feel very cozy during your travels. Prices are the cheapest that I have had in all of NZ ... so go for it and ask them about a free GPS.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in September 2012

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United States

Ranking: 10/10

Hi! I rented a campervan from PiwiWiwi for a 21 day road trip with my new husband on our honeymoon! We found out about PiwiWiwi through a friend who lives in Raglan! After researching several different companies, it came down to more than just a great price, it was the one-on-one experience we got from people who love life, exploring, and enjoying every day like we do. Anna and Niall answered every question and helped us plan our trip. When we arrived, we received an amazing welcome which set the stage for a fantastic honeymoon.

We rented the standard size campervan and it was perfect! Even during the coldest nights, we were cozy and comfortable. The vans are not "just" for surfers. We travelled with our bikes and rented a bike rack from PiwiWiwi. They hooked us up with a mountain biking guide book for NZ and we made use of it everywhere we went. The vans have plenty of compartments to organize and stowe your gear so you are able to relax, drink a beer, and eat a great meal you just prepared without staring at your muddy bike shoes.

We highly recommend PiwiWiwi. You get personal assistance and support from the moment you first contact them. They want you to have the best trip ever and when you land in NZ, ready to start your adventure, they greet you with a huge hello like you're old friends and you can't help but being excited to get in the van, and start exploring!


Erin & Alex

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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dan_robyn's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We found these guys online whist searching for car hire before we came to NZ. Very very promt/friendly emails and great prices not only on the car hire but on airport pick up as well!
The car we hired was nice and new, in great condition and drove great. The owners of PiwiWiwi are very friendly and helpfull and will answer any questions you have (we had loads as just landed in the country). They both surf and gave us some good tips on lacal breaks to check out.
Overall..... With the airport pick up, easy and hastle free car rental, I will be recomending PiwiWiwi to other friends that wish to travel around New Zealand. Thanks guys for making our first couple of weeks stress free!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Ranking: 9/10

Anna & Niall were fantastic & had thought of everything to make our trip a stress-free holiday from the minute we arrived in Auckland.
On the drive to Raglan we were able to completely relax & enjoy the scenery while Niall gave us a few tips about travelling around this stunning country. Then we met Anna who introduced us to our campervan from end to end, covering everything we needed to know.
Raglan was a great jumping off point & these two are a wealth of knowledge. They are like people we had met on the road rather than people we were doing business with. We're very glad they were recommended to us!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely enjoyed the piwiwiwi experience to the max!
Only had a weekend to do so but what a great weekend it was, van drove flawlessly and it had everything you needed plus a few little convenient extras like the iPod charge dock so we could play our tunes whilst enjoying the journey...YEEEEEWWW! Everything is presented in a simple but very effective way, Anna & Niall a very welcoming and warm. Value for more your buck BIG time
Thanks Piwiwiwi the world needs more people like you!!!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Piwi wiwi surf campervans are awesom. We rented one for the weekend, we live in NZ, but just wanted a weekend away, and thought to try the campervan option. Piwi wiwi were so impressive, we had an amazing weekend. The vans are awesome, Niall and Anna are obviously seasoned campers, as they have thought of everything you will need, down to a NZ surf guide ( genius!!!) without over cramping the vans! The curtains are great, we actually slept in one morning!! so cozy! We were super surprised at how fuel efficient these vans were, and the rental was very reasonable for all you get. Niall and Anna are also super easy to deal with and really will try and accomodate your needs, no complaints at all, already planning our next trip, a longer one next time I reckon, thanks heaps, we are hooked!!!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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aloedriscoll's avatar


United States

Ranking: 10/10

We are so happy we decided to go with PiwiWiwi. As we were driving around NZ, we kept seeing other campervans pulled over in the rain trying to cook out the back, with surfboards stacked on the bed, laughing to ourselves that we were living in luxury and spending less money than they were. We drove the van all over both islands and it ran like a champ, bravely barreling down rutted dirt roads and through snowy mountain passes without a hitch. To top it off, Niall and Anna are awesome! They went out of their way to accommodate us. We will always rent from them and recommend that our friends do the same.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in May 2012

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New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Every year Waikato District Council enters teams into the Oxfam trail walker, this is where teams of four all walk together for 100km! It is a long and gruelling event which requires a huge amount of support for the teams. This year we hired three of Piwiwiwi's camper vans - one to support each team. The support crews found the campers van extremely well stocked with everything we could need and the staff was exceptionally helpful in ensuring we had enough equipment (i.e. four plates) for each of our walkers at meal times. The hire process was straight forward and simple. We would be more happy to use the camper vans again. Excellent service.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in April 2012

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