PiwiWiwi Campervans, Canterbury, NZ - 143 travel reviews for PiwiWiwi Campervans (Page 9)
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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

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Cooking in a PiwiWiwi HiAce Campervan


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    HiAce Surf Campervan

    The Original Surf Campervan - now certified Self Contained

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Colin Bond

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Home for about a month now and still dreaming about our trip! The van made our trip extra special with no destination in mind we experienced so much more of NZ. Every time we made a wrong turn we had our best adventures. Piwi wiwi made everything easy and the van was very comfortable and drove excellent. My only comment about our experience is there really is no free camping in coastal towns be prepared to drive out of those towns to find better camp grounds we found some great family run campgrounds, the campgrounds in town were not what we wanted our NZ adventure to be. Thanks again piwi wiwi for all your help in making our trip one of our best!

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

PiwiWiwi was and excellent experience from start to finish and beyond. Prior to arriving, the owners answered several questions for us via email or telephone promptly. We were picked up at the airport right on time. The paperwork was easy and quick both pick up and drop off. The car was clean and well maintained. The owners continued to answer any and all questions we had about the area, traveling and getting things done. They are very nice, flexible with travel arrangements and easy to communicate with. An overall great experience. Good Travels!

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Well id give 11 out of 10 if i could. These guys really are the business there vans are top quailty really good condition fully equipped and super comfy. With other companies you get the van then you have to pay for everything else with Piwi they just kit it out all included in price. Ive rented from numerous companies in NZ but ill only rent from these guys from now on. Jump on the bus to hamiltion and its that easy....no excuses if you want the best campers in nz!!! Ps the owners are legends and genuinely just ant you to enjoy ur time there :-)

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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Ranking: 10/10

PiwiWiwi makes your NZ experience truly amazing! Renting a car/van/board/etc from Anna and Niall is the best thing you can do. Don't worry about getting to Raglan! You have to see this beautiful surf town anyway - so why not start your NZ trip here?
I asked them for a specific board and since they didn't have it, they organised two different ones for me to chose from. If you need tips or advices, just ask them. The cars and vans are in great condition and the prices are low - great value! Thank you Anna and Niall :)

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Tina Gehmecker

Ranking: 10/10

We rented a van for 3 weeks in January and were so happy that we had chosen PiwiWiwi. It´s definitely worth to spend the extra money. From the first email we sent them with all our questions Niall and Anna really took the time to explain us everything with the insurance, how the van is working and so on. We highly recommend PiwiWiwi. And a big THANK YOU for picking up the towels we forgot in the hostel :-) Niall and Anna really go the extra mile to ensure their customers have a great time.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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Ranking: 10/10

Piwiwiwi was recommended to me by a friend who's living in Raglan, and i was not disappointed at all! Niall and Anna are providing you with a serious and very well equipped vehicle. I rent a car for 5 weeks for me and my family visiting, and as we had to much stuff they bought a roofbox especially for us, bringing it to us 300km from their home, just to make sure that our trip will be good... And it was awesome! They expect you to spend a good time in new zealand and do the most they can to help you achieve this goal. And they even give you a ride back to the place you want to get to when you give back the car. Sincerely you can trust these guys, I'm very thanksfull to them. It's more intimate and simple than big rental company and you are dealing with helpful and nice people. Piwiwiwi: much more than wicked!

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Stephanie Zellerer


Ranking: 10/10

We were in a PiwiWiwi van for 40+ days with an infant, and could not have been more comfortable. Anna and Niall completed our NZ experience. Those vans are well maintained and can do anything (perfect size for NZ roads)! We had prompt and helpful communication right from the word go. The bed was roomy and there is tons of storage for all the stuff you brought and wound up not needing! We had an amazing adventure, made possible by Anna and Niall. We will remember our beloved van!!! Thank you PiwiWiwi! Steph, Tyler and Addie

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Paul Leow

United States

Ranking: 10/10

We had a fantastic 70-day adventure exploring NZ's coasts, mountains, and spectacular geography. Renting a van from PiwiWiwi was one of the best decisions we made. Initially we planned on buying a van and selling it when leaving, but after hearing horror stories, we decided to rent, and couldn't have found a better company.

Niall and Anna were sincerely interested in us having a good time. Niall even sent me a couple of surf forecast updates knowing that I got skunked on waves earlier in the trip. You're not going to get that service from any other rental company. The vans are thoughtfully dialed-in with everything you could need.

We recommend PiwiWiwi without reservation and only wish that all business interactions could be so pleasant. 11 out of 10 - Paul + Alex

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Ranking: 10/10

We are so happy we found these guys. Everything about their company is wonderful, from our first email contact to our farewell at the end of our two week jaunt around NZ, so friendly, easy and supportive. I cannot recommend them enough. Whether you are a surfer or not, it's a very comfortable, fun and affordable way to see New Zealand, everything you require is provided, just turn up with, boards and bags and away you go.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Marc Hoskins

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

If you're thinking about which company to choose for your camper van road trip in New Zealand then look no further, PiwiWiwi is everything you'll want!

Anna and Niall are extremely helpful and kind, they will do as much as they can to assist you on your holiday and make sure that you have a great experience. The vans are fantastically well equipped, comfortable and a pleasure to drive, plus you can get a surfboard that tucks away nicely!!

Overall we had a perfect holiday road trip in a PiwiWiwi van and we would most definitely use them again. Get in contact with Anna and Niall, you wont regret it!

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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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 over 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 over 5 years ago and experienced in September 2012

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