Travellers Autobarn



48 Rankers Reviews

7 Face-to-Face

19 Motorhomes




Travellers Autobarn is a budget/backpacker campervan rental company with locations all around Australia & New Zealand

Travellers Autobarn is offering a wide range of campervans, campers, and vans for hire from two locations in New Zealand – Auckland and Christchurch. As a proud and well established Australian campervan company, Travellers Autobarn (est. 1993) has been operating in New Zealand since 2009 and is the perfect ’one stop shop’ for backpackers and budget travellers planning their self drive trip around New Zealand in a campervan. Our campervans are all factory built, purpose built for you to rent. They are reliable and functional, there’s plenty of space, and they are about the smallest vehicle that can truly to be called a campervan.


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North IslandAuckland RegionAuckland


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Business Times

9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday
9 am to noon Saturdays (closed 1st May to 31st August)



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    The backpacker classic! Nothing beats a stationwagon for touring New Zealand. Perfect for tourists on a budget who still want to experience New Zealand up close – not through the window of a bus!

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    HiTop Campervan

    The Hitop Campervan is a thoughtfully designed vehicle that sleeps for 2 to 3 people.

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    Kuga Campervan

    Travellers Autobarn has launched its brand new Kuga Campervan models in New Zealand – which come with brand-new fit-out (2016). So if you like something NEW this is the right camper for you!

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    HI5 Campervan

    Travellers Autobarn is launching our custom-built Hi5 Campervans in New Zealand! The Hi5 Camper is our biggest camper yet, seating and sleeping up to 5 people.


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Christian Cippis


Ranking: 10/10

Amazing camper! Amazing Times! Thanks a bundle!

Reviewed 16 days ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Excellent service and vehicle, we had a great time!

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Ranking: 1/10

We had an incredibly stressful and disappointing experience with Travellers Autobarn after booking one of their vans via the recommendation of a travel agent for a 10 day trip around the south island. The trip started off smoothly and we were thrilled with how clean and spacious the van was. After trouble with a dead battery in Milford Sound, we jumped our car twice after it stalled mid-drive- the break assist, power steering, and gas all stopped. This was absolutely terrifying, especially with the steep drive back to Queenstown. After driving 4 hours nonstop with no air or radio on for fear of draining the battery. We were confident that the battery would be recharged and the van safe to drive after this, but it stalled again 3 times when we arrived back in the town center in Queenstown which was super concerning. We called the Christchurch office the next day and encountered a pretty rude staff member who insisted that this was all our fault because of the dead battery, even though that is not normal after a jump start and 4 hours of driving to recharge. She told us to call someone to diagnose the problem which we paid for out of pocket. This man wasn't a mechanic and couldn't tell us what was wrong besides that it was not due to the previous death of the battery. So we ate that cost and had no answers. We called customer service in Australia and had much better service with a woman who showed concern and put us in touch with her personal mechanic in Queenstown. This mechanic was very helpful and seemed qualified and smart. However after hours of looking at our van, he came up with hundreds of solutions that could fix our van but concluded that it was a really complex issue and that the van needed to be taken out of commission and looked at. He did say that the battery was 8 years old and overdue to be replaced as well as the spark plugs which made us furious, as we assumed we were renting a safe and up to date van........

Reviewed 8 months ago and experienced in March 2018

Travellers Autobarn responds:

Hi Avery,

Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry that you did not enjoy your road trip with us. It’s very tricky situation when you have a breakdown on the road, we try our best to source the best professionals to assess and fix these problems as they happen. In this case, you advised you had an issue and when we sent you to a mechanic, but they indicated there is no problem with the vehicle. Three different mechanics assured us on each occasion that there were no safety issues with the vehicle. We would not allow you to continue with an unsafe vehicle.

In the event of a mechanical breakdown we refund you for the time spent off the road and in this case, we refunded $330. It's difficult to predict if a vehicle is going to break down and we think this is the fairest to compensate for lost time. We are sorry you had a to deal with a breakdown and that you felt unsafe, that is not the outcome we want for our customers. I hope you we able to achieve some enjoyable experiences on your trip and enjoyed New Zealand overall.

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laurent twardowski


Ranking: 9/10

Everything was perfectly good with TA. The van was clean and well maintained. The pick up and drop off were easy going, effective and fluent. I would recommend it without any doubt. Laurent

Reviewed 8 months ago

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João Carvalho

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Very satisfied. The Kuga campervan didn't present any problem during the 17 days. Confortable bed and all commodities as advertised.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Tim Pellenkoft


Ranking: 8/10

Nice campervan, all the facilities you need. Cold inside once summer is over.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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yvonne smolders


Ranking: 10/10

We have rent a kuga van for 5 weeks and we really enjoyed it! Great service and clear communication at arrival in Auckland and drop of in Christchurch.
The van was in good condition. Good value for the price, so we definitely recommend it!

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Sasa Jamsek


Ranking: 9/10

We have picked up our KUGA campervan at Christchurch office. The process was quite fluent. The van was in good conditions with some minor scratches. It served us well during our 23 day rental period. The only issue we had was with additional heater which didn't work. We were offered the reimbursement. Kuga van was spacious enough for two (OK, sometimes we missed some extra space). Fuel consumption was less than described on spec sheet. When deciding about choosing KUGA campervan we were not sure if it is manual or automatic since data on web page and on PDF spec sheet were different. After inquiry the data sheet was updated. Kuga is automatic. The drop off proces in Auckland depot was so fast we forgot to claim reimbursement for the heater:)

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Pieterjan Tuybens


Ranking: 8/10

Correct, no problems with the van whatsoever.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Alexandra Alles


Ranking: 7/10

Tue Service at office was very good. Technical condition of caravan car was also good. But it is very expensive for what you get. Cheap and not very qualitative equipment ( e.g.camping chairs, dishes )...the kuga van does not really have a space for storage ( it is always mess in the van) could be some more shelves/ closed storage space...

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Kate Brandist

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Such a great help in finding the right campervan and our trip was made so much easier/better with the rankers app!

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Allyson Ekin


Ranking: 9/10

Great service and the van was well kitted out for our needs. The TA app was very useful too.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Tytti Turpeinen

New Zealand

Ranking: 1/10

DON'T DO IT! I chose Travellers Autobarn after very careful selection and reading all the reviews. I chose TA since it wasn't the cheapest one, I thought I would be able to get some quality with it. So 4 am we woke up with heavy rain inside the van. There was a major leak next to a rear window. Everything got soaking wet: iPhones, sleeping bags, mattresses.. Luckily wet had duct tape with us. No acceptable refund for us since it wasn't a mechanical breakdown.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in September 2017

Travellers Autobarn responds:

Dear Tytti many thanks for your feedback and we apologise for this incident. We do agree that a leaking campervan is not ideal - with heavy rain sometimes these things are unavoidable - rest assured all campervans are tested for such scenarios before renting them to customers. A 3 day refunded has been provided to you which we believe is acceptable in this matter (total hire was 10 days - so you are looking at a 33% refund). We apologise again

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