My Fiancé and myself booked a camper (Dwight) through Andy last year, to tour the South Island, and had a blast! The camper had everything we needed, and more. It was super comfy and clean. Would definitely recommend using Epic Campers :)
Incredibly thought out vans with heaps of space for storage and sleeping yet nice and small to drive. Andy gives a thorough brief on the ins and outs of the van and genuinely wants the best for your trip.
Lotte and Liam
Wow what an amazing trip we had around the North Island. Two clueless Queenstowners fresh off the plane. All it took was a quick Zoom ride and we were at Andy's door. He had us setup and introduced to our humble home on wheels quickly and explained everything to us super well for what we would need to know. With that we were off on our trip with Shadowfax rearing to go, yes our Van was named after Gandalfs Noble Stead from the Lord of the Rings so you could say our journey was setup to win from the get go.
We really enjoyed traveling around in the mazda bongo. It was super easy driving around in being a smaller sized camper but it was packed with everything we needed. The kitchen out the back was awesome for cooking, so much space to think we were camping.
The freedom we had for three weeks was quite simply put in the words of the company we hired our van off... EPIC!!
Really recommend these guys as Andy is super helpful and whenever we had questions or issues he was right there at the other end of the line with help.
Looking for an awesome holiday. Don't look any further. You won't regret it.
Lotte and Liam
We had a great time hiring an epic camper around the South Island. The vans are super well fitted out with everything you need. Very easy to drive as well!
My son and I hired an EPIC camper for 9 days to hit the top of the North Island for the school holidays, and not only did we have an absolute blast - but the service from Andy was just awesome. The camper was so well equipped for what we needed, and he made sure we knew our way around everything before we set off. Highly recommend, and will definitely be back again! :-)
Hired Tess from Epic Campers for a week's travel around the North Island with my sister for her 40th birthday. The van had a great functional set up making it very comfortable. We had an amazing time which was helped greatly by the fantastic service provided by Andy and the reliability of the vehicle. Thank you Epic Campers!
Andy was more than helpful right from booking our van to getting us on the road, we felt more at ease when we started our trip after a great what to do and what not to do briefing. The van was great and cruised on the open roads, really easy to drive, parking this van was the easiest due to its all around windows, the van was kitted out with everything you need right down to the salt and pepper, great experience, go with these guys if your looking for that personalised experience.
The camper we hired was absolutely perfect! It was so much bigger than we expected and had all the modern conveniences. The bed was extremely comfortable too! Would definitely recommend and will be using again.
Perfect, first saw it was the best price in the market then we’ve rented from EPIC through Andy for about 2 months, travelled for thousands of kms and the van didn’t skip a beat. Had the full insurance, when the tire was flat, Andy helped through on the phone and the repair of the tire was at the own expense of the company, when the gas hose of bbq acted up it got replaced at the own expense of the company, that’s what I call customer service, so glad of the support Andy always available to help at the other end of the phone. Great quality and great price. Love the work. Would rent again without hesitation. Thanks guys.
We spent an amazing 10 days in our epic van travelling around Northland! The van had everything we needed and more, and was very comfortable. Having a small van saved us on fuel costs and was much easier to drive around and park. Andy was very helpful though the whole booking and renting process. we are looking forward to our next trip with epic, planning it already!
Makayla and Joseph :))
We had the BEST experience with Epic Campers. We had Tess as our van and absolutely loved it! We did 2 weeks around the Coromandel and had everything you would possibly need in the space we had. The kitchen is very convenient and there is enough room to store everything very easily. It was perfect to be able to fit in the freedom camping spots right on the beach and wake up with stellar views and a cozy spot. Highly recommend hiring with Epic Campers and we will definitely be returning next time we do another road trip!
I rang Epic Campers at lunchtime to see if there was any chance they had a free camper for a four day roadie-I was on the road by 5pm the same day in a fabulous, fully kitted out campervan with every mod con you need for a fun getaway. The bed was comfy, everything was clean and tidy and fabulous. I loved it so much I’m going to buy a van myself and do it up in a similar way. Love the layout, the price was the same as the cheapest big companies online-support local, these guys are amazing, get out there and do it!!
Andy was really helpful and super fast to respond to all communications. The van layout was brilliant and everything you could need was thought of and included. Epic Campers was a great way to travel around Northland and I'd highly recommend Andy and Epic Campers to anyone looking to do a campervan trip!
I rented Betty for a week, travelled the East cape, and had the most amazing time. The camper was fantastic. The layout was so cool and practical - the pull out kitchen from the back was the highlight for me. Slept like a baby every night on the super comfy bed. Andy was lovely and so easy to get in touch with. Would rent from them again in a heartbeat. Highly recommend Epic campers to anyone. Support this family run business.
Travelled in one of these awesome campers for six weeks. Loved it and have since purchased my own van. Andy in Auckland was super reliable and helpful:)
Charlotte and Douglas Ferris
My husband and I were first-timers and very blessed to have Andy be so quick to respond and help us with his valuable suggestions. Meeting him personally at pick up time enhanced our whole experience and the time love and care he showed us and Phoebe (name of campervan) was excellent. He made sure we had everything and understood the resources available for us via Phoebe. Even offered for us to call him if any problems.
We didn’t have any issues while on our 10 day holiday and loved Phoebe. Thank you Andy for our Epic experience. 10/10 all the way!
Megan and Erik
Epic campers was a great company to rent a campervan to travel bits of New Zealand. It is set apart from other companies because the campers are made more for the experience. It has everything you need, but not over the top. You feel like you are doing it right. We had an awesome surf trip because of the van!
Incredible customer service - super helpful and responsive and the camper vans are much better quality than other budget brands. Thanks Andy!
Spent almost 2 months travelling around NZ and we definitely recommend it!
Everything was absolutely perfect, Andy was super helpful and always available!
Henry (our Van) was easy to drive and park everywhere, well organized and in excellent condition.
We tried other company before, but we think Epic Campervan was absolutely the BEST ONE!
We had a great and epic experience! I can't recommended them enough.
Thank you Andy!
Spent almost 2 months travelling around NZ and we definitely recommend it!
Everything was absolutely perfect, Andy was super helpful and always available!
Henry (our Van) was easy to drive and park everywhere, well organized and in excellent condition.
We tried other company before, but we think Epic Campervan was absolutely the BEST ONE!
We had a great and epic experience! I can't recommended them enough.
Thank you Andy!
Highly recommend to rent with Epic ! The van is super handy and in mint conditions inside and outside, fresh clean bed linen. I rent the 2 berth Bongo, the kitchen and the bed are so easy to convert for your daily camper routine. Epic campers have the best look compare to other rental companies. Andy and Nick are just so great to arrange everything for you, customer service deserve A+ !
The van was super comfortable! Nice and clean and tidy and easy. The van contained everything we needed, and i had the best week of sleeping I've ever had in my adult life (lol).
Customer service was super, drop off/pick up was easy and accomodating. Had such a great trip and would not hesitate to book with Epic Campers again!
Exceptional service! Loved my South Island 😍😍 it was real EPIC
I was incredibly lucky to find Epic Campers as the world went into lockdown. I arrived into New Zealand on the last flight in before they closed the borders. After deciding to rent a camper and researching many companies, I found myself in a nice neighborhood in Auckland at house with several sleek looking vans parked out front.
The first thing I noticed was that Andy ran a small, but very professional business. He took all the precautions during an uncertain time and made me feel very safe.
Second, his vans were pristine, well equipped, and well designed. Over time, I kept discovering things in my van that other van travelers didn't have. I wasn't sure how long I was going to spend in NZ, but Andy worked with me every step of the way and always responded quickly to any question I had.
I ended up spending four months in "Brodie", and it became a home to me. I had zero problems with the van and fell in love with the van life. Also, three friends I met who were travelling in vans as well ended up ditching their companies to get vans from Epic Campers. They had many problems with the other companies and were extremely happy to switch to Epic Campers and work with Andy.
I've since traveled Scotland in a camper, and while it was nice as well, the big companies just don't compare to the attention to detail, responsiveness, and consideration of Epic Campers.
In fact, I loved it so much I've decided to build my own camper back home in the US. I told Andy this and he was super happy for me and offered advice on the process.
Epic Campers allowed me to explore an incredible country with zero hassles, an incredible price, and unforgettable experience. I 100% recommend them to anyone. I'll be back to NZ in the future and when I do I'll be certain to call Andy. Thanks for being a kind, safe support in an unprecedented time in the world. I'm forever grateful.
From casually requesting a quote, all the way through to confirming our booking and picking up our van, Andy (owner) was thorough and made every step of the process so easy and effortless. It was clear that Andy is dedicated to his business and that his priority is ensuring his customers have a fantastic experience. We particularly liked that the price Andy gave us was inclusive of everything you could possibly need; no added fees for linen, towels, cooking equipment, unlimited km's etc. The camper was perfect for two of us travelling around the North Island for 10 days, and we had no issues with the van or its operations along the way. When we picked up the camper it was spotless and Andy spent time making sure we were confident with how everything operated. Thanks Andy for making our first camper experience such a great one, if we don't buy a camper of our own we will be sure to be back!
If you are looking for a road trip in NZ for 2 person the best option is hire a van from Epic campers. We hired a van from Epic campers for 5 days. The van was really neat and clean. We visited Napier, Taupo and rotorua from Auckland. Drove almost 1300 k with no issues with the van.For 2 person their vans are realy well designed. (Andy )the owner was so humble and supportive. On our arrival everything was jept ready for us. I definitely gonna hire from epic campers next time.
Great company! The van was perfect for our week road trip and had everything we needed. We picked it up and it was spotless and felt almost brand new. It came with everything we needed and Andy was a pleasure to deal with. Would definitely use Epic Campers again.
Andres and Jennifer
We had an amazing experience with Epic Campers, Andy was really amazing, always willing to help, with this all covid thing we were not to sure if we were going to be able to travel, he was always willing to support even to refund our money in case we could not have gone to Auckland. We had Henry as a Van, best van ever, no problems at all, pretty much $80 for a full tank, very spacious in the back very well designed, in general was amazing our experience. Definitely we will travel around the South with Epic Campers soon.
Can't recommend EPIC Campers highly enough. Andy was fantastic to deal with and very accommodating. Having travelled NZ a couple of times in campers, the set up of the vans at EPIC is ingenious. Everything has a place which makes it easy to keep organised, yet van was small enough to go over the hills and park in towns without any issue. Perfect for our 2 month trip. Perfect van, perfect service. So glad we could use our money to support a small local NZ business. Infinitely better experience than the big name motorhome rental companies we have used in the part.
We had a great hiring experience from Andy and Epic Campers. Andy was very helpful from the start with a detailed brief of our camper upon pick up and he continued to support us going into the NZ lockdown. Our camper Dwight was extremely functional, clean and comfy everything we were hoping for. Setting up the camper for sleeping and cooking was simple and quick. Dwight was smaller than the majority of campers you will see on the road, but this was perfect for us. It made driving and parking very easy everywhere we went. We did over 3000kms and had no problems. We would highly recommend Epic Campers.
We hired a van for 3 weeks, which turned into 3 months as we continuously extended our tour of post-lockdown New Zealand. The personal and attentive service from the owner and his partner in Christchurch made the hire experience easy. We appreciated the quality of the kitchen instruments provided. Simple things like a great nonstick pan, sharp knives, and provided salt, pepper, and oil make it easier to adjust on your first nights in a campervan.
These Mazda vans are small, but this means they are incredibly easy to drive. No fussing about where to park and maneuvering. It's easy to underappreciate how the ease of driving a smaller vehicle contributes to a stress-free trip - we covered 5000kms to loop the south island, with many narrow, winding, or gravel roads in the mountains. While not large inside, it is possible to effectively seat 4 inside for a game of cards. Touring during winter, we were warm enough using all of the extra blankets provided (4 total) with some nights getting below 0 degrees.
The kitchen sets up outside, under the back door. On most nights we faced either cold, rain, or sandflies and chose to cook inside with our portable camping stove rather than open up the cabin to use the kitchen. The canopy cover for the rear area might be nice for those planning to rely on the provided kitchen set up.
Epic camper's vans are a great choice for an adventurous individual or couple that plans to cover a lot of distance and wants to freedom camp.
Hi there, we hired "Bonnie" from Andy so we could travel around the East Cape of NZ, I've lived in NZ all my life but never been around there. Andy obviously really cares about his customers and his vans, he explained how everything worked and off we went. New to camper vanning we also down loaded the Rankers app which was awesome providing us with excellent places to stay that were free, we only paid for one camp site because we wanted a hot shower before we got to our destination which was Gisborne. Anyway back to the trip, the van was great, just the right size for 2 people, I was really impressed with the filling up the clean water and emptying the grey water system- it was so easy, no lugging 25 litre containers anywhere, also the bed was so comfortable we had really good sleeps. The van itself was easy to drive and went really well. We also hired some roof racks for our Kayak and the rear cover for the back door which came in handy as we were travelling through winter and some pretty bad weather, we found it was very easy to set up so it was good for cooking when it was windy and wet. We had so much fun in winter thanks to these great camper vans, and we enjoyed our experience so much that we are going to buy our own camper so we can do more travelling around NZ. We did 1600 kms of trouble free travelling.
We took one of these vans over 2000ks in 2 weeks around the South Island and absolutely loved it. The van was very comfortable and we never had any troubles. Once again thanks Andy and team!
I rented a campervan from Andy based on a friend’s recommendation and I couldn’t have been happier! The vans were clean and organized with the layout well thought out. They also thought of everything you might need for your travels from a coffee press to salt and pepper. I had a great time exploring in the van and it wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work from Andy and his team. I wouldn’t hesitate to rent from them again in the future!
We hired a Van from Epic Campers for a week in June 2020 to go spend time away in our beautiful country. From the very start we were impressed with what Epic Campers vans had to offer, the vans are easy to drive, comfortable and the interior was so well thought out! We could tell that a lot of thought and passion had gone into decking out these vans. Even though it was winter the van was still so warm and cozy. We also appreciated the fast and clear communication from Andy from the very moment we booked our van. As first time camper-vanners it reassuring being given a full run-down on how everything worked in the van and having access to people to contact from Epic Campers round the clock should we have any issues. We would both highly recommend Epic Campers and woundnt hesitate to rent from them again in the future.
We booked with Andy after seeing seeing one of his vans Broadie our friend had rented prior, once level 2 began we started our adventure with Henry and loved it! It was super organized and Andy has put a lot of thought and care into his vans. Supporting local small businesses in this time is so important and we're so glad we chose epic!
Our campervan rental with EPIC campers was the most exceptional experience and gave us the opportunity to explore New Zealand the best way possible. Andy of EPIC campers was very helpful from the start - our options, additional equipment, functionality of the van and pricing was clear. We exchanged multiple e-mails with additional questions, and even asked if we could borrow some kitchen equipment before our rented trip, and Andy was always quick to reply and helped us out a lot. When starting our trip he took the time to explain everything, make sure all equipment was working and we knew how to operate it. You really feel that he wants to have his customers to have a good experience.
The van turned out to be perfect for our purposes. We had originally planned to rent a larger vehicle including built-in kitchen and sanitary facilities with a different company, but in retrospect we are glad that we came across EPIC campers. During our trip we came across all sizes of campervans and often valued the flexibility that comes with a smaller vehicle. You can park in spots for regular cars, need less space on (sometimes) crowded campgrounds, and the van is easier (and faster) to drive on the curvy NZ roads. Since we wanted to see as much as possible in our four weeks trip, this was definitely a bonus. And: not to forget - the EPIC camper was WAY cheaper than the campervans with built-in shower and kitchen. In comparison with the other option we were looking into, it was less than half the price. Despite being small, it had everything we needed. We had mostly nice weather, so we enjoyed cooking at the back of the vehicle, the power converter and multiple USB outlets helped us charge our phone, camera batteries and other electronics, and sleeping was super cosy. Vans are well designed for optimum use. For the saved $ we could regularly stay at the nicest campgrounds so we never felt we were missing anything. Would rent with EPIC campers again anytime.
Andy and crew are the very best! We visited New Zealand with our two year old from Alaska and Andy made it possible to comfortably camp in a van for 2 months!!! With a TODDLER!!! Everything about the van was clean and proper and beyond expectations. Andy made sure we had every thing we needed and communicated promptly when necessary. I can’t say enough good things about the crew and the fleet! They care about you and you will not be disappointed camping with Epic. Aptly named for a super rad company!!! Thanks Andy! Cheers 😊
My wife and I rented a campervan from Andy for our visit to New Zealand back in February.....we were lucky to get in and out of New Zealand before the COVID crisis started to lock everything down. Everything was great from the pickup to the return and especially everything in between. We had a great time and would highly recommend EPIC Campers as Andy is highly ethical and motivated to provide you with a great experience. The van was clean, efficient and we had zero issues during our trip. As a plus, after our UBER was late to pick us up Andy even delivered us to the Airport. Great Customer service.
We highly recommend Epic Campers!
We had an interesting vacation as we arrived to New Zealand on March 17th, when we still didn't even realize how the coronavirus would affect our trip and more importantly the world.. Anyways we had to make new arrangements just a day before we arrived and Epic Campers responded to our request quickly and they were very helpful, flexible and responsible as they complied with the instructions given by the government throughout the journey. For example, when picking up the van, instead of showing us in person how everything works, they kept their distance and sent us instruction videos they had just created for this situation. The van worked as promised, it was clean and just perfect for two people (renting the roof top box recommended if you have a lot of luggage).
So basically there are other places to rent a perfectly good van, but with Epic Campers you can trust that you are in good hands when travelling, we really felt that they cared for our safety and they were super flexible considering the circumstances we were all in due to the coronavirus. Thanks again Andy! :)
We rented a campervan from Andy & the team this year in March and the trip was the best experience of our life.
Our campervan Broadie was super reliable, absolutely clean and the best travel mate we could have hoped for. The Epic Camper team was always there to answer questions during the trip and we got some great advice.
If this Corona nightmare is over we'll come back to NZ and will for sure book with Epic Campers again.
We took our Epic camper for 3 weeks from Auckland down to Christchurch. From our first request for information through our entire trip, Andy was extremely responsive to our questions (and friendly!). He gave us a thorough rundown of the features of the van when we picked it up.
I was happy with the size of Betsy (our van) - it was large enough to sleep 2 comfortably, but wasn't so bulky or top-heavy that I felt unsafe on the NZ roads. The slide-out counter for food prep was a great use of space (especially compared with some of the other options we saw people fighting with at campsites). My only concern is that at 6'1" I had to crouch to see around tight right turns (otherwise vision was impared) - which got uncomfortable on some of the mountainous stretches.
We had a really nice time in our Epic Camper van! We loved the nice finishes of the interior, the lighting, the kitchen arrangement and the stylish exterior. The service was very good (clearly a family-run business that cares about its customers) and the van was clean when we got it. The vehicle was a bit run down (had to get tires changed along the way) and some of the storage space was hard to reach (a bit of a pain when there's so little of it). This seems to have been solved in the newer vehicles though (sliding doors on either side, better storage space, newer vans), so we'd definitely suggest to ask for one of the newer models! All in all a very good experience, we would recommend an Epic Camper!
Renting a van through Epic was one of the best decisions I made for my NZ trip. It was all slightly last minute and Andy was super accommodating, understanding and helpful in planning and getting it all sorted! Having a pickup/drop off in Christchurch made for an easy transition and the van itself was clean and functional and actually ridiculously comfortable to sleep in! Despite some pesky bugs on the first few nights camping in Arthur's Pass and a couple of rainy hikes, visiting NZ is up there with one of the best adventures I've ever taken. Traveling solo isn't for everyone and isn't always easy, but this van was the perfect thing to make it all come together. It was really good on fuel and super easy to put the bed up and down if you just wanted to sit rather than lay down for lunch and the weather was bad. NZ is amazing, the people are unreal and you feel like your constantly driving inside a postcard. I couldn't recommend Epic more, plus, the outside paint job means it actually looks quite groovy in pics. Thanks again team Epic.
Jess and Andy
Our experience of Epic Campers was awesome, from beginning to end. Andy was so helpful, right through from enquiry to saying goodbye to our beloved van, Phoebe. The vans themselves are great - they've clearly put lots of thought into the design of the interior, and the extra touches like the delicious coffee they provide, to the windscreen chip repair kit (which was an absolute lifesaver for us) make a big difference. Whenever we had questions, we got a reply straight away. We looked at lots of other hire companies and we felt that the pricing was very vague and what actual van you would end up with was a mystery - with epic campers you know exactly what you are getting, and the pricing is really clear. I couldn't recommend them any more.
I rented a camper from november till mid december! Despite the fact that its a little pricy (probably also because it was high season) it was totally worth it! Super clean van (and also brand new!!!), had no bad experiences whatsoever with the van in 1.5 months travel time (drove like 4500 km). Andy is a super nice guy. You can call him any time on his phone and you’ll get a legit answer asap! Frist time in NZ and my experience could not have been better! Cheers to you Andy ✌️
Linda and Peter
Just wanting to thank you Andy and the team at Epic Campers for the use of Bessie, a fantastic little camper. We had a great time. We loved the fact that Bessie was smaller than most campers but definitely large enough to provide us with a very comfortable home for our 10 nights. She had plenty of room, was great to drive and easy to park.
I sincerely hope that Epic Campers survives the world shutdown of tourism due to Covid-19 as they certainly deserve to. Their level of service stands out way above other companies and they have done a fine job of converting their small vans into very comfortable campers.
I did a lot of research and read many reviews by fellow travellers before booking my van for a three week solo adventure. I am so pleased that I decided to choose Epic Campers. They exceeded my expectations and I wouldn’t consider any other company for future travels in New Zealand.
Andy, the owner, genuinely cares about his clients and does everything he can to ensure a memorable road trip. He is easy to communicate with, both before and during your van rental, and thorough in acquainting you with your home on wheels before you head off. The interior layout is cleverly designed, thoughtfully considered and easy to live in. My van “The Voyager” was spotlessly clean inside and out. It’s compact design wants for nothing and is very easy to drive on New Zealand’s winding and sometimes narrow roads and to park.
The bed, which converts to divan seating, is very comfortable and all the linen and kitchenware is of a high quality. Everything you would need for cooking is supplied, including a very efficient double ring gas cook top. A big plus above other similar sized rental vans is having the interior table. It is so very useful when the weather is inclement and for night time activities.
If you are looking for a small self-contained van to tour New Zealand and have found Epic Campers, consider yourself fortunate. They are definitely the company to book.
After we've read the references of three campervan companies which offered us a van for a cheap price we almost cancelled our plan to rent a vehicle in NZ as the comments written were mostly bad.
It looked like the chance to have a good experience was around 50/50.
Then Andy from Epic Campers sent us a very kind message with an offer that was a bit higher than the other three mentioned above. But after comparing references and vehicle we realized that
renting a van from Andy will assure a positive renting- experience. And it truely was like that.
As my wife and me traveled with our few month old daughter he offered us the Toyota Hiace which is slightly longer than his other campervans and in this van it is also possible to put a baby seat in the front. The bed was very comfy and the vehicle was equipped with everything you need for sleeping, cooking and washing dishes.
The vehicle was in a very good shape and it was a pleasure to drive it.
As it's a small company you've direct contact with the owner (Andy) who is a sympathetic guy taking good care of his
If you're looking for a hassle-free rental don't hestite to go for Epic Campers. In case the offer should be higher than from other companies don't worry because you get what you pay for.
I recommend to have an insurance that covers the excess of his insurance. We had a chipped stone in the windscreen and signed only for the basic insurance of Epic Campers.
We payed Andy for the damage and reclaimed the cost succefully from our travel insurance (Zurich). Make sure that they also cover campervans/motorhomes.
Great little camper! We had an Epic Camper for 2 Months everything worked perfectly. Cooking facility that pulls out the back is great quality and is so ideal, life made so easy (great crockery to!). Andy is super helpful and prepares everything for your arrival! Not far outside auckland airport quick Zoomy/taxi to collect your van. Couldn't recommend Andy and his Epic Campers enough.
We hired an Epic camper for a month, Auckland to Auckland. The campervan is wonderful. So cleverly designed, with love and care. It is a great size, small enough to be easy to drive, yet the design makes use of the limited space fantastically. Great kitchen, cooking setup, really comfy bed and just about enough storage. We had the most amazing time and our Epic camper made it perfect.
Our Epic camper experience was incredible! Andy was so attentive, professional and accomodating throughout our whole trip. The attention to detail with the camper fit out was amazing, which made our vacation all the more enjoyable. We couldn't recommend Epic Campers enough and will be using them again for any future trips around our beautiful country.
The owner Andy has been great. Open for negotiation, quick to respond & fix small issues we had on the road.
Our campervan (Lassie) was great, good quality and no real issues at all during our 40 day trip.
I highly recommend Epic Campers & Andy.
Niels van de Meerendonk
Great company: great service, great cosy campervans. Basically all that you need for an unforgettable roadtrip is included!
- Good quality bed. Comfortable to have a good sleep after a long day.
- You can cook outside! With lots of comparable campervans, you need to cook inside, which is not ideal during summer. Especially if you sleep near the kitchen..
- All necessary gear is included; e.g. towels and kitchen cutlery, even pepper and salt.
- Dual battery system; you can run the fridge and charge your phone while the engine is off.
- Not possible to charge your dual battery system via powered-campsites. You need to turn on the engine for +-30 minutes to charge the batteries again when they are empty..
Don't hesitate; this is the campervan you need and you will not regret if you are coming to NZ!
After doing rather extensive research on various types of campers I chose Epic in particular for the smart, compact design of the interior. As a first time left-hand driver I didn't want to be hauling around a ginormous and cumbersome vessel and Epic's vans fit the bill.
Further, my correspondence with Andy gave me a sense of confidence that I was dealing with a responsive organization--a plus when coming from a far distance (US). When my daughter and I arrived to pick up the van, Andy spent a solid half hour going over all aspects of use and upkeep of Dwight, (all vans have their own names!). There were also many items, e.g., dishes, table, chairs, etc., included with the rental price. (Several of the other companies seem to charge separately.)
Outside of Auckland there were very few straight roads, and with the mountainous terrain and gravelly switchbacks, Dwight was up for the challenge.
Though designated a Certified Self-contained, we spent our time at DOCs and Holiday Parks, which gave us a little more creature comforts. However, it was great to know we could free-camp if we needed/wanted to.
During our twelve days on the road, Andy was very responsive when we texted questions. The price for reliability of both the van and contact was well worth it. Though there were no incidents on our trip, we opted for full coverage, and I would highly recommend it for peace of mind.
Overall we had an Epic adventure and give high praise to Andy and his company.
We were a german couple traveling the north island. Andy, the friendly owner of Epic Campers, was available at any time for questions. Our camper van was in perfect condition and a 100% clean when we got it. This tiny van offered just everything we needed for the trip! It was quite fun to cook with the gas cooker. Just one recommedation: You need to cool the fridge on it´s highest level so the cooling works well. The mattress were very good quailty, we slept very well. We also loved the camping table and chairs, which brings your "living room" into nature.
All in all we can recommand this company a 100%!!
We made a last minute booking through Rankers and come up trumps! From the first message from Andy to booking through to payment and finally pick-up, it was extremely professional and friendly and made our experience that little bit better.
The van is smaller than the majority of the other companies although don't let the size fool you! It was well kitted out and ever so comfortable to relax, sleep and drive almost 5km over the past month.
If we ever come back, we will be going with Epic. Thoroughly recommended and thanks for everything!
Me and my friend have rented a camper at Epic Camper for 3 weeks. We really enjoyed the overall exeprience. It is a small company, so we always had a direct contact with the owner from begining to the end and that makes the experience very personnal.
Andy accepted to include some extra accesorries at no extra cost for the duration of our rental and that was very much appreciated.
The camper is very well designed so despite his small size, it is a very convenient camper, with everything that you need inside and it is very easy to drive in the NZ winding roads.
We strongly recommend Epic Camper! We miss our small home! :)
Jimmy and Katherine
Great personal service. Andy was concerned through our seven week trip that the van stayed in top working condition and we kept up a good dialogue throughout.
Van was cosy and everything was clean and in excellent condition. Logistically the design of the interior has been well thought through. Bed was comfortable for two.
4 "Epic"-weeks travelling 5000 km. It's a cosy little van, enough space and easy to drive and park. Andy is a helpful, reliable and very quick in contact.
Very handy to cook, comfort to sleep. Enough space for your belongings and with a little swich, you can sit inside. We had a perfect trip for a perfect price. Thanks a lot!
Taylor & Alison V.
We absolutely loved our time in New Zealand; driving around in our EPIC campervan "JAZZ", exploring the North and South Island for 3 weeks.
When shopping and comparing campervan rental options, EPIC stood out for us. We liked that they are a smaller, family owned company, and Andy reached out to us right away to see what he could do to get us on our way.
We wanted something smaller but still modern, reliable and meets all our needs (self contained, kitchen, etc). The EPIC van was awesome for this! It's size makes driving the windy roads of NZ a breeze while still giving enough room to sleep, relax and cook.
During our trip, Andy was very responsive and helpful via Whatsapp if we had any questions or concerns. The pickup and drop off of the Van was a breeze as well.
I'd highly recommend EPIC if you're looking for a campervan rental in NZ!
We are a young couple from the UK and we travelled around NZ for 1 month. It was the first time we had ever hired a campervan and we had a great experience with epic campers from start to finish.
Andy and the team were so friendly and took us through everything we needed to know. If we had any questions along the way, we always had speedy replies on WhatsApp. Epic campers is great value for money and the service was faultless. Since then we have gone on to hire from a larger company in Aus and the service just doesn't compare. The campervan has everything you need and also very comfy. I would definitely recommend epic campers to anyone travelling around NZ and if we re-visit we will definitely use them again.
Great company- really easy to communicate with and did their best to help make the trip work for me and my schedule!
The van itself was very well laid out, great quality and comfortable. Had no issues with the van and it ran really well.
Thoroughly enjoyed my trip with Epic campers and would highly reccommend and use them again!
Due to unforseen circumstances, I needed to move up my trip in NZ by almost two months and that meant scrambling to find a camper van during one of the busiest times of the year. Who came to the rescue with their responsiveness, creative problem-solving, and thoughtful customer service? Epic Campers. Andy and his crew really put their customers first and try to do whatever they can to help them experience NZ at it's best. 10/10 would work with again,
Our experience with epic campers was amazing! Andy was an awesome resource from the minute we picked up the van to when we dropped it off and everything in between.
Our van, Phoebe, was our lovely home for a month. The size and space is what we expected, the pictures are representative and the space is well thought out. The foam bed was comfortable and a good size. The cooking essentials provided made it easy to prepare and cook meals on the slide out cabinet. Driving the van was super easy - my husband and I switched and both found it very easy to drive and get used to quickly.
At 6000km over the 4 weeks, we had no issues!
Having Andy follow up with us on some key maintenance checkups made us feel more at ease.
We totally recommend anyone doing a trip in NZ to rent a van...it's the most epic way to do it! 100% recommend Epic Campers!
We miss Phoebe, can't wait to see her again!
We would recommend to anyone to rent an Epic Camper.
It's a small business and it's absolutely perfect. From the moment we started to enquire about renting a campervan until we dropped the campervan (we rented it for nearly 7 weeks) Andy (the owner) was incredibly helpful, friendly, correct and fast in answering all our questions.
The campervan wasn't big but due to the smart built interior it never feels too small. The vehicles are well maintained, clean and have good quality equipment. During the trip we were asked to check some things (tire tread, motor oil) which benefited us all. We needed some extra motor oil which got reimbursed.
The epic campervans truly make an epic trip possible and if you like to be treated like a person not a number; Epic Campers is the place for you!
This was our first experience of traveling with a campervan and we absolutely loved it! We didn't know what to expect, we searched for a good, budget-wise, campervan for two of us that would not be too big, which we didn't like, and which would be still big enough to satisfy all our needs of having a nice and safe drive, comfortable sleeping, fully functioning kitchenette, and to be certified self-contained. And I must admit that we could not be more lucky than to find EPIC CAMPERS! First of all, it is a small, local business, which is something we always love to support. Secondly, they met all our criteria regarding the equipment and the price of a campervan. And thirdly, the communication, service, care, and willingness of the whole EPIC CAMPERS' team towards us made our very first experience with a campervan unforgettable. From the pick up of our campervan, through driving more than 6000 km around both islands of New Zealand without any problems, to some regular checks of the campervan and the return, everything went smooth, everything was discussed in a friendly way, and everything ran without any troubles. We really can't be more grateful to these guys, and if you are searching for similar needs as we did, you want to support a small, local business, you want to be treated not as "just another customer" but as a traveler talking to another traveler providing something special to you, and you want to have an EPIC time in New Zealand, go for EPIC CAMPERS!!! The name of the business says its all!!! EPIC CAMPERS, thank you once again!
Connor & Natalia
10/10 We needed a van at the last minute and were provided with one in less than 24hours of making the booking. When we arrived to pick up the van, Andy was frantically trying to help another customer who was remote and stranded. The genuine care he showed made us feel safe no matter where we went. The vehicle was a dream, everything was clean and we had all that we needed from bedding to utensils and a gas burner. It's a nice little business, run out of home and the staff genuinely care about giving you the best experience.
We had Phoebe for almost a month and she served very well as "bed on wheels".
We would be returning customers at any time! Done 5900 hassle free km's in total.
If you are after a trouble free, affordable camper van - rent one from Epic!
While looking for an option for me and my wife to rent a campervan for Christmas and New Year, we realized we were quite late and the renting market was limited. That is when we found Epic Campers which really made a good first impression. We went for Epic with no regret. Andy is very nice, helpful and quick to answer when we had questions both before or during the trip.
The car itself was good-looking and cosy, compact and smart interior (One small con was the engine which had to work hard to keep the speed upslope. But this wasn't a big problem for us).
Fresh and clean and with everything you need for camping. Very easy to drive and small enough for an easy parking. Perfect for a couple! We miss driving around NZ in this camper, it was perfect for a couple like us. We were happy to support the small company and highly recommend EPIC CAMPER!
We had an amazing time with Epic. The camper was easy to drive but big enough for the two of us, my boyfriend being 6ft3. All the bedding and cooking equipment was in great condition and the stove especially was great. Andy was amazingly helpful and sorted everything when we were unfortunate enough to have a huge rock shattered the windscreen only a couple of days before we were meant to be returning. Cannot recommend enough, support local and get a personal experience!
Roland & Julie Azor
Right from the initial contact in the UK Andy was upfront, honest and prompt in his responses to our questions. On pick up the van was clean and prepared thoroughly. Most importantly, throughout our 4 weeks hire the Campervan was ‘epic’. It started first time, was reliable, warm and cosy! Andy kept in contact via WhatsApp which was great customer care and we felt really supported on our journey. The whole experience for two new travellers to NZ in their 60s - was ‘epic!’ A big thank you to Andy and his team which we would thoroughly endorse. Many thanks, Roland & Julie.
We rented from Epic campers in December for a three week trip through both islands. The van itself was freshly converted and clean, comfortable and filled with everything you could need. It was easy to drive and we got the Epic Insurance which meant we didn’t have to worry about anything as New Zealand roads are particularly precarious with rather high speed limits and even in difficult terrain.
When we sustained a chipped windshield from a passing car throwing up a stone (a frequent occurrence in NZ) Andy was quick to help us in a quick patch up on the road and as the chip wasn’t serious we chose to continue without a windscreen replacement - however Andy would have organised a replacement had we wanted one. He was always extremely quick to answer questions and queries and assist us in our travels.
Having reading many mixed reviews on other van rentals but being concerned that may seemed unreliable choosing Epic campers was a critical decision in ensuring our holiday was a success.
10/10 would recommend.
We're really happy we used Epic Campers for our campervan rental (6 weeks). The booking proces is clear, fair, very smooth and personal without any hidden surprises in the pricing afterwards. We really enjoyed our camper, the vans aren't big, but put together in a very smart way so it never felt crammed. They have all you need for a great holiday and we were really surprised by how well they are maintained. Very clean and with good quality supplies and equipment. During our trip we could always reach Andy via phone / whatsapp, also for handy travel tips&tricks. Would very much recommend anyone to rent and Epic Camper!
During my time in NZ, I had a great time with my EPIC van! We had a couple of mechanical issues along the way, but Andy, the owner for EPIC Campers, was always responsive and helpful while we were on the road. He also reimbursed us for the inconveniences of the mechanical issues. The van is beautiful with a modern interior and is self contained is we were able to freedom camp in some of the most beautiful sites in New Zealand. I would highly recommend hiring an EPIC Campervan if you are looking for an amazing adventure in New Zealand!
Epic Campers was perfect for our adventures around New Zealand. From the moment we arrived at Epic Campers, they were very friendly, hospitable, accommodating, and helpful. This continued throughout the rest of our trip - if we ever needed anything, the Epic Campers team was always just a text or phone call away! We had no issues with our van, so it was very reliable. In addition, the vans were very well-kept and clean. We also loved that linens and kitchen gadgets were all included, making our packing and shopping easy. We highly recommend Epic Campers for your future adventures around New Zealand.
I cannot rate Andy and the Epic team highly enough. We hired the camper van for just over 6 weeks and it couldn't have been smoother. The pick-up was easy and very informative and that communication continued throughout our trip. Andy was always reachable answering any questions we had. We've thoroughly enjoyed our trip around New Zealand and wouldn't think twice about using them again.
Epic Campers NZ was a joy to work with. The rental camper van was clean, all in working order. The provided chairs, table, pots, utensils, blankets, etc was perfect for us overseas customers. I especially enjoyed the reasonable extra insurance coverage choices. Communications with owner of company was always fast and to the point.
Epic campers made our trip seem less for start to finish! From an easy pick up, explanation of how the van works, always I touch if you have any questions, and smooth return of the vehicle we couldn’t ask for a better rental experience. There is so much thought put into every aspect of the fit out for each van. With ample storage space thought out to fit what you need perfectly, a great outdoor kitchen set up and an easy to pull out, comfortable bed. We never worried about the condition of the van as it had low kilometres and had obviously been well taken care off. Picking epic as our camper van company was the best choice we made! They care so much about their customers satisfaction and made these vans to be the cutest home on wheels!
We made a last minute decision to hire a campervan two days before arriving in Auckland. Naturally, heading towards peak season i NZ, availability was scarce. Andy had one vehicle left, though - his own. We called him up from abroad through whatsapp and he instantly picked up and answered all our questions. He even made us a great deal on the price!
Everything went smooth. Pickup, trip and return. And the van was spotless.
To go small and go local is often the best option, and Epic Campers just confirmed it once again!
We have just finished our 6 week adventure around New Zealand and we just could not leave without writing a review for Andy and the Epic Campers Team. When we arrived, we were given a warm welcome by Andy and he showed us our new home (Lassie) for the next 6 weeks. The customer service that he gave was unparalleled. He sat with us and talked us through everything we needed to know. At no point did we feel rushed during the process and Andy took the time to answer all of our questions as well as giving us tips for our journey. The van itself performed perfectly for the two of us. It was extremely clean and well equipped. Andy also threw in some extra blankets to help with some of the cosier colder evenings! He kept in touch with us throughout our journey and if we ever had a question we could just text him, of which he replied right away. I would recommend Epic Campers to anyone wanting to travel around New Zealand in a self contained camper and if we ever return in the future we will be using them again.
Epic campers is just wonderfull small company. We rented a self-contained campervan for two months and had time of our lifes.
Naturally, some problems occurred during that time (which were not Epic camper’s fault) but Andy was always really prompt to reply and helped as much as he could to solve the problem asap. His attitude towards customers is excellent and all you could ask for, so I highly recommend Epic campers if you want smooth holiday and enjoy your trip instead of solving possible problems on your own and arguing with your rental company.
We picked Andy and the team at Epic Campers for our 6-week tour of NZ, and we are extremely happy with our choice! The vans are compact, efficient, comfortable, and look nice. The service provided by Andy both before and during the trip is second to none, which allowed us to spend the entire 6 weeks with a mind completely at ease!
For 2 people looking for a great campervan experience, Epic Campers is the best and safest bet!
So impressed with the service we received from Andy at Epic Campers! So awesome to deal with someone who is passionate and proud of his business and wants to see you get the best out of your trip. The van itself was like brand new, well thought out design and worked really great for us. Very easy to drive and ran great on fuel.
I was also travelling with my toddler, Andy was incredibly accomodating with ensuring everything worked out great for us and we felt like we had everything we needed for what was an amazing trip. I would highly recommend Epic Campers!
Great customer service. Excellent open communication the whole experience. Before booking and tailoring a quote through to the end of the trip.
Great little van no complaints. Good on fuel, park it anywhere, comfy and cosy.
Had everything we needed. And I’m sure Andy can custom tailor anything for anyone else.
Great small camper van with a well built layout. The van had everything we needed and Andy spent time with us on collection to go through it all.
We spent 5 weeks travelling in our EPIC van. Andy was in touch to ensure there were no issues and was always available when needed.
The price was lower than the comparable vans from larger companies. We arranged drop off in Christchurch to match our flights.
Patrick and Linda
We travelled for 5 weeks through New-Zealand with our Epic camper Phoebe. Andy explained everything when we picked up the van. He gave us some great tips and we could always reach out to him. Superb service. Everything was top notch!
We loved Phoebe! It really was EPIC!!!
Great experience, great van, great supportive and on the ball crew. It had everything we needed and was intelligently assembled with experience of people who have traveled in vans before. Clean, fresh new and functional. Andy was great, went above and beyond. Very accommodating, professional and on the ball. They put their back into it and are very capable. We had a van reservation fall through with a different company and were stranded in Auckland. Andy hooked us up with a very clean and awesome van, had an amazing experience. Would definitely recommend. They have the vibe of a small business which is interested in the experience and the customer, NOT the vibe of unmotivated hourly workers working under the thumb of a corporation aimed to take every possible dime while asking you to drive a billboard around the countryside. Epic campers was awesome!
Had the best experience and a great holiday with Epic Campers!
Andy was super helpful from the moment we booked. He was always contactable with any questions you may have and gave out great tips for our trip.
We spent about 10 days on the North Island touring the west coast and visiting some friends. The camper was easy to drive, fuel efficient and super fun to drive around in. The camper set up is well thought out, practical and simple yet has everything you could possibly need. The fridge was really handy and having fresh water all the time very useful too. I loved the layout of the bed and how easy it was to convert from lounge to bed, the mattress was really comfy too. The kitchen set up is super easy to access and has everything you need to cook up a storm on the road!
Great service and great experience, would highly recommend Epic Campers to anyone who is wanting to experience van life in NZ!
Andy and his team are a cut above the rest. Great customer service, friendly and couldn't do enough for you (Andy even lent me his areopress for two weeks).
I booked an Epic Camper whilst on a business trip to escape the soul-less routine of staying in hotel rooms. I'm so glad I did. Touring the North Island with it's incredible vistas and idealic locations gave me the ultimate feeling of freedom.
The campers are well thoughout set up with everything you need to freedom camp throughout the trip. It's easy to convert the area at bedtime and feels super comfortable and safe.
Andy creates a great all round experience for his customers whilst keeping his prices competitive,
I am already planning another trip and will be back to use one of Andy's fleet.
Camila & Cory
Having an Epic Campervan was a great experience. We were able to set the pick up and drop off hassle free. The van had a lot of amenities that made out while trip easier, like a converter plug that allowed us to charge our computer and camera batteries wherever we were. The benefit to hire a van from a family owned business is that you are dealing directly with them, and they will make sure to help you as best as they can.
We spent 10 days going around the North Island with our epic camper. 'Bessie' (the name of our camper) was very comfortable and easy to drive, in town and on the winding rural roads. The way the camper is organized inside made it easy to set up for the night and pack back up in the morning to head-out and explore. It is a small campervan but we knew that going in so that was well within our expectations.
Andy was a very generous host and got us all prepped and going. He was available to answer questions and had plenty of hints and tips for us. He gave an extra big blanket which was extremely useful given the fact it was still very early spring.
A perfect experience. Andy was helpful throughout the booking process and showed us everything we needed to know about the van before we left. He answered all of our questions about the van and gave us some tips on things to do while in New Zealand.
We had a 2 month long rental so unfortunately got a chip in the windscreen (like most people do when in New Zealand for this long!). Andy booked us into a garage straight away ensuring it was close to us and didn't interfere with our holiday plans.
Andy was available to call when needed throughout our 2 month trip and checked in to make sure everything was well. Picking up and dropping off the van was very easy.
I cannot recommend Epic Campers enough. The value for money is excellent, with the vans being young and in perfect condition for a very reasonable price compared to other companies.
Epic Campers responds:
Hey Emma, thanks so much for the kind words. We're super happy that you had such a good time exploring NZ. Thanks for being an awesome customer! All the best, Andy.
Epic campers was a perfect camper for our 3 week New Zealand Road trip. It's smaller size made it super easy to drive on New Zealand's curvy roads and perfect to park anywhere in and out of the cities. It also saved on gas money compared to bigger RV's. It is perfect for summertime free camping and excellent for holiday parks all year round. The bed was comfy and the drive was smooth. They gave us excellent personable and friendly service.
Epic Campers responds:
Thanks Joe, appreciate the review and glad you loved the camper! Cheers, Andy
Absolutely loved our camper! Has everything you need and is super comfy and cosy even through the colder winter months. Amazing experience travelling the north island, definitely the best way to travel. Andy was fantastic, quick response throughout from booking to finish and helpful with recommendations when needed. EPIC EXPERIENCE
Epic Campers responds:
Thank you Ellie! So glad you enjoyed your trip. Enjoy your year in NZ (maybe you'll find you won't be able to leave like me haha) All the best, Andy.
Léa & Manu
FR: Nous avons loué Tess pour un mois en Juillet. Nous avons fait plus de 6000 km sans aucun problème. Le van est parfait pour deux, bien aménagé de façon moderne et propre. Tout l'intérieur est bien pensé, peut être qu'un peu de lumière en plus pour les longues soirées d'hiver serait bienvenue. Le van est aussi agréable à conduire, surement car il est relativement récent (moins de 200.000 km au compteur).
Enfin, Andy a été super et très disponible avant, pendant et après.
EN: We have rent Tess for one month, in July. We have done more than 6000 km without any issue. The van is perfect for two people, really well agenced in a modern and clean way. Everything inside is well thinked, maybe for the long winter nigth, a little more light could be appreciated.
The van is also really great to drive, maybe because it is not old at all (less than 200.000 km when we rent it).
Furthermore, Andy were very disponible for us, before, during and after !
When first looking into travelling to New Zealand, my friend and I tossed up about whether to hire a car and stay at hostels or a campervan to keep us on the road and experience living in a van. We are so happy and thrilled that we chose the latter. The experience that we had with Epic Campers was both personal, fun and completely New Zealand owned! Which I loved. I found the website through Rankerz NZ and read rave reviews from previous people's experiences, which made me choose Epic Campers. Our beautiful van, Jazz, was the dream fit for both my friend and I and had plenty of sneaky tricks of hiding everything you need away whilst easy to keep neat and clean when on the road. The bed was super comfy and big enough for both of us, as well as the bedding kept us warm in the cold nights of NZ winter towards Lake Taupo. Our only concern was the van's ability to climb the various mountainous drives, but Jazz kept us safe and on the road. Jazz wasn't great on fuel however she made up for it getting around in a small compact van which was easy to drive and maneuver along the dangerous roads. We loved that it wasn't too flashy for being a tourist van or that it wasn't heavy and clunky to drive and live in.
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and Andy was a dream to deal with, both in person and always ready to help you out when you're on the road. A very personal experience which both my friend and I want to thank Andy for letting us see his beautiful country using his company.
Jemima and Sam
Our decision to chose Epic Campers for our month travel around New Zealand was a great idea! Prior and during the trip Andy's quick response and help with any issues we had was flawless. We loved the personal touch that Epic Campers offers. The campervans are fully equipped with everything that we needed for the month and the size was perfect. As soon as we arrived to pick up our campervan you can see how much Andy loves his business and thinks of the little things. We will definitely be advising this company to our friends!
For our first visit to NZ we chose Epic Campers based on the reviews we found and their offering. It was the perfect choice. The car had just the right size for the two of us (my daughter and me). Everything we needed was already on board. The interior is well thought out and provides enough space for two persons. The beds were comfortable and fly screens helped to keep the bugs out. When there was a question, Andy was very responsive and helpful.
It was an absolute pleasure doing business with Andy.
Thanks Andy, it was a brilliant trip.
I chose Epic Campers for my month long trip to NZ based on the reviews I saw here. After returning from my trip, I can't imagine a better decision. Andy was an absolute pleasure to do business with. From the start he was very helpful working with me on rental dates as my trip had some unexpected changes. Then throughout my time with the van, he was very responsive to my questions via whatsapp. The van was well suited for the my travels having everything I needed and well thought out design by Andy. I had no issues with the van during my rental and it was a smooth drive. I look forward to using Epic campers again for another trip! Thanks Andy!
Had a great, short but great, trip with Epic Campers! They have everything included to get you going, just have to bring your own food.
We had the most amazing 6 weeks in our Epic Campervan 'Jazz'. It was most definitely the best way for us to travel New Zealand, Jazz was the perfect size for us and was done up so well, the bed was comfy and it came with everything you needed for cooking and living.
Andy was amazing from start to finish and helped us out when we needed it, booking was easy and very straightforward.
We cannot thank Andy and Epic Campers enough!!
Our Epic Campers van was everything we needed and more. Our New Zealand trip would not have been the same without it. Andy was extremely accommodating and helpful with giving us tips on where to go and what to do. The van was smaller than the other ones we saw from other companies but that’s why we loved it. It wasn’t too big to drive but it was still very spacious inside. The dual battery was extremely useful as we didn’t have to book a spot in a powered site in the campgrounds which made things a lot cheaper. The fridge was great as well! Would 100% recommend going with Epic Campers. Thanks again Andy for making our NZ trip amazing.
Thank you Epic Campers for an effortless and unforgettable experience. Andy was amazing to communicate with and was always available for any questions and concerns we had along the way. The van was smaller than most but perfect size for two and made it easy to drive. (And a great price compared to others!) The bed was super comfortable and clean. Also came with a lot of extras like cooking utensils and an aux cord. Couldn’t have been a better time in NZ!
Thank you to Andy and Epic Campers for an unforgettable time in New Zealand!! Adam and I couldn't be happier that we chose Epic Campers.
The campervan had absolutely everything we needed - comfortable cushions and bed, small yet comfortable, cooking tools, stove, fresh water, a fridge, etc. Andy was easy to communicate with and always available if we needed anything! I looked at pretty much every campervan company in New Zealand and chose Andy because he was so welcoming and accommodating. Andy has also travelled around in a campervan himself - so he really knows how to make it feel like home. Can't wait to see Epic Campers keep growing in the coming years - thanks again!!
Couldn't have been happier with Epic! Andy and the crew clearly know their stuff and have thought about the small stuff that other companies skip over. Travelling solo, the van was more than big enough for me and was great to drive, definitely no mechanical issues to worry about.
Would highly recommend Epic Campers to anyone thinking about it.
Andy and Epic campers were a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. They were super responsive, gave clear instructions and were very friendly!
The camper was perfect for us (two people) - it was easy to drive, easier than my car to park, and the bed was comfortable for two. The van is small but perfectly formed - everything has its place and it was equipped with everything we needed. Would highly recommend.
Great van, clean and well set up. Had everything we needed. Really awesome to have a fridge, stove etc - combined with freedom camping we could eat well and stay cheap!
Thibaut LE LOC'H
Amazing trip on NZ North Island with our EPIC camper! The van is quite small but very well organized, self-contained so that you can go anywhere you want and recent so that you don't worry to run into mechanical issues. Andy and his team have been very supportive before, during and after our trip, thanks again! We are already looking forward to the next opportunity to come back to NZ to pursue our EPIC trip!
Anita & Rudy
Great guy. Great service. Our van was just what we needed. We got way more than we had expected in terms of service and help, even with our travel plans, apps on the phone, and with getting to and from the motel.Thanks a lot, Andy. All the best. PS. We love the name of your company!
Aaron and Jesse from Canada
My cousin and I came to the North Island of NZ for 10 days and rented our campervan through EPIC. Right off the bat we were impressed as we were upgraded to the larger sized van at no extra cost. Andy provided a thorough orientation on how to use the van. On top of this, he was always available to answer questions via text both day and night. The self-contained van allowed us to camp at several free campsites all around the North Island. The bed was comfortable and more than big enough for the 2 of us. There were plenty of compartments to store food and clothing in. When we went surfing, we were able to fit the boards in the back (when the bed was folded up) which was very handy. The van was easy to drive and was reasonable on gas. I would definitely recommend EPIC to anyone wanting the best camper experience in NZ. Andy and his team went over and above to make our experience the best it could have been. I literally do not have any complaints! You're not going to get this kind of service with from any of the other big companies, so what are you waiting for? Book EPIC!!
Our experience with Epic campervans was excellent.
From the first email to enquirer about a van to the last after we dropped the van off all communications were prompt.
The van was super clean and Andy gave us a detailed explanation on the operation of the van before we hit the road. Being a smaller van the handling and maneuverability made fitting into small parking spots and driving on narrow roads easy. The layout with the kitchen off the back was a great use of space. We stayed dry when cooking in a light rain shower as the boot provides good cover. The bed, sheets and comforter were all more comfortable than we ever expected.
I had the best time in NZ with my Epic campervan!! Communication with Andy was easy and the van is very well designed, everything is there and handy. Bed is so comfortable!! And van is easy to drive. Would absolutely recommend to anyone!
Alecia and Jasper
We loved exploring NZ in our Epic Camper! The van was well kept, with a thoughtfully laid out conversion and has all your basic needs covered. There are also a few little luxuries tucked into the small but functional space. We spent three weeks roaming the North Island and had no issues. If we had any questions Andy was promptly available with helpful answers. Would highly recommend and for sure rent through these folks again if we make it back. Functional, friendly and affordable!
We rented a camper from Epic for 5 weeks and what an amazing decision. Andy, the owner, has just started this business and the attention and care paid to the camper vans ensured we had a smooth trip. The vans were well-designed and kitted out with all the amenities we needed. If we had a hitch with anything, Andy was quick to help us out and figure things out - he was always a phone-call away! Its a good-size camper and has everything you need - all clean, new and runs smoothly. It took us all over the North Island and we had some great surf! Would highly recommended this company if you want to ensure you will be well-taken care of. Thanks for making our trip so awesome!
Spent eight weeks in freebie a brilliant little campervan that took us 7,792km around the North and south island, she was easy to drive and cheap to run we hired the awning which gave us extra space and privacy the awning was very easy to put up took about ten minutes. Andy and his team aways went the extra mile to help and we're always on the end of the phone if you needed them. So we would recommend Epic to anyone who's looking for a small Company that really cares about the customer.
Epic Campers is awesome and I highly recommend them!! Andy provided outstanding service and was a pleasure to work with from the planning stages of my 2 week northland journey, right through to the end. I absolutely loved my camper "Phoebe"(!) and miss her dearly now that I am home in Canada! Phoebe's highlights: great design (very comfortable, modern and intelligent use of space), excellent equipment (cookstove, cooler, bedding, kitchen utensils etc - everything you need to be self-sufficient), perfect sized vehicle (compact yet spacious, and easy to park), very easy to drive (even on those crazy hairpin turns on the Coromandel Peninsula), and very clean and in excellent condition. I also appreciated that I wasn't driving in a super "loud" neon coloured "I'm a tourist"-type camper; I liked the toned-down graphics of Epic. Andy at Epic Campers offered me outstanding service, value and product for my Epic 2 week adventure. I can't recommend Andy and his company highly enough and strongly recommend that you stop your camper search right now and get in touch with him. I'm super glad that I chose Epic! Thank you Andy!
EPIC camper vans is amazing and made our holiday even more memorable! The van we rented was in great condition, clean & comfy, really easy to drive and came with everything you need from sink, bedding, towels, cookery and all. Andy from EPIC was super accommodating with our arrival and drop off times and really took the time to explain to us first timers how to drive a camper van. They are a small local company and the amazing customer service instantly made us feel right at home in NZ. Would highly recommend!
We had such a memorable and amazing time rambling around New Zealand for a month in our Epic Camper. The owner, Andy, was very friendly, helpful and runs a great business! Our experience with Epic Campers was easy and fun and our van was in great condition and very clean. I highly recommend them!
This camper van gave me one of the best traveling experience in new zealand. It works perfectly as a vehicle, great tourch, wide front seats, powerful ac. And the greatest part is its size, enough sleeping space for two while not too big to park. It is also welly functional as a motor home. The mattress and dovet are both comfortable, and the trunk has everything of a kitchen. The huge water tank provides probably 3 days daily use of water, don't need to worry about can't find water faucet on the road.
We used this awesome van for an extended weekend trip to go from Auckland to Gisborne to check out the rockslide. Super comfortable to drive, great A/C, mirror views, easy to use electrical cooler and water tied to the electrical system for washing dishes and filling up water bottles. The van had all the best touches - great stove to use, all the basics to cook with, comfy cushions to sleep on, mosquito nets to put on the windows during the night time, and the list goes on. Best part of was probably the customer service and personal touch! Everything was well-explained and when I had to reach out to have something re-explained, I was helped immediately by the founder himself. Awesome van, awesome family, and would highly recommend supporting a local start up with Epic Campers!
Our 10 days with Phoebe (our rented Epic campervan) was awesome. :-) Wish we could have keep the car for the rest of our trip, but it was already reserved for another lucky traveller.
The car inside is very well organized, has all the needed things and the bed is also very comfortable. The storage was enough for ous things and for all the other stuff, we bought on the way. However, maybe the access to the storage area could be a bit easier (with another door on the front side), but still worked well.
Andy is a very helpful and patient person, what is essential in this business. :-) He is happy to give some tips if you don't have enough experience with campervans what was very useful for us!
Whenever we come back, we surely will take the opportunity to rent one of his cars!
The van was perfect for seeing NZ, had everything we needed. Andy was awesome to deal with and made the whole process easy, would recommend anyone to use these guys!
Hiring an Epic Van was so seamless and easy. The Vans are simple to drive and they come supplied with everything you need from a bed, fridge, stove to pots, pans, utensils and coffee plunger. And the pickup and drop off process couldn't have been simpler. Highly recommend Andy.
Andy was very friendly and easy to deal with, before, during and after my Epic experience. He explained everything I needed to know about the camper, which was very well equiped and had everything and more that I needed for my month long holiday. “Jilly” served me well. Being a single 68 year old female, I was looking for ease of use and comfort, I was not disappointed. There was a tear I my eye, when I had to hand Jilly back to Andy. Epic campers......thank you so much.
Epic Campers responds:
Hi Mary, So glad you enjoyed your trip in Jilly. Thank you for the lovely review, it means a lot. Jilly misses you too! Andy
We had a great experience at beautiful Tapapakanga Beach, south of Auckland.
The little campervan stood up well to some of New Zealand's wild & windy weather. The van is very easy to drive and the custom designed cooking facilities at the rear of the van worked perfectly.
Excellent Sservice was provided by Andy & the team.
Epic Campers responds:
Thanks Deb, glad you enjoyed your trip and the van worked well for you. All the best and give us a shout if you need a camper next year! Andy
Spent the better half of a month living out of an Epic Camper! Having the camper allowed us to see New Zealand on our terms. It's the best way to do it. The vans are a perfect size. Small enough to maneuver around parking lots and tough trailheads, while providing comfort inside a deceivingly spacious interior. Every inch of the interior is considered, maximizing space for living.
You won't go wrong booking through Epic Campers. Their prices, responsiveness, and overall service are top notch. I'd recommend Epic Campers for anyone looking to explore New Zealand's beauty.
Epic Campers responds:
Thank you for the great review Harrison. Super happy you had such a great trip and the van was everything you hoped for. All the best and hope to catch you again in future. Andy
Fantastic experience overall! Loved how clever the campervan was set up and got lots of friendly comments about it while on the road. It has everything you need in great quality while being small enough to be able to park anywhere. Also the van looks the most stylish among all the other tacky rental cars :)
Andy is very supportive and approachable so you feel taken care of wherever you are. He explained everything in detail and was available for questions around the clock.
Definitely recommend EPIC campers and would book with them again in the future! Plus, they are a small company and put lots of love and effort in their products, so money well spent.
Epic Campers responds:
Thanks Theresa, glad you had such a fantastic time. Also thanks for all the epic photos you sent over. Hope Tahoe was / is equally epic! Cheers, Andy
Janelle and Dominic
During our two month holiday to NZ, we rented Nissy: Epic Camper's older camper van. It was very basic but charming and managed to get us all around both North and South islands and it became our little home during our adventure. The process of renting and dealing with Epic Campers was all around great. Communication was efficient and easy and we felt well taken care of. Andy was very helpful, and easy to reach when necessary. We had no headaches or hiccups. We would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a small compact van. It was easy to drive and park wherever we wanted to go!
Epic Campers responds:
Thanks so much for the lovely review guys, and thank you also for taking such great care of Nissy as she is a little older than our other campers. She's also special as she was our personal campervan when we first moved to NZ. Glad you had such a great two months. All the best, Andy.
Caitriona & Gareth
We had an amazing 10 days travelling around North Island in our EPIC camper van. Andy was super easy to deal with throughout the whole booking process and gave us a full tour of the van when we picked it up!
The van was easy to drive, comfortable and had everything we needed
Don't hesitate to book for your trip to NZ!!
Epic Campers responds:
Thanks guys! Glad you enjoyed yourselves. All the best, Andy
Our home for the last two month was called Bessie. Epic Campers made our adventure perfect. Andy is really friendly and helpful. We had a broken windscreen during our cruse. As we called Andy and told him the problem he managed everything in less than a few hours. So the service was more than good. The Campers are very modern and clean. There was enough space for our baggage. And we had everything we needed for a good meal. The Camper is really good and easy to drive. All in all I would defenetely recommend Andy and his Epic Campers to all of you who want a special and epic time in New Zealand!
Epic Campers responds:
Hey Sarah, Thanks for the lovely review. Glad we got the windscreen sorted for you quickly and that you had such an epic time. All the best! Andy
Our experience with Andy and his Epic Campers was everything we had hoped for. Andy was friendly, professional and helpful. The van was reliable, with a simple design that was easy to use and drive. I would use them again!
Epic Campers responds:
Hey Guys, thanks for the kind words. Thanks for being awesome customers and taking great care of the camper. Hope to catch up with you again some time. All the best, Andy
By far the best and easiest way to see NZ.
Not only are the camper-vans big enough to store everything you need, but they're also small enough to not worry when driving around some of the smaller roads in NZ (think the winding roads in the Coromandel).
As others have said, it is such a clever use of a small space, everywhere has storage, plus there's ample ports in there to charge anything with a USB connection. Converting from a table and chairs to the bed was about as easy as it could be, plus how is that bed so comfortable?
Andy was really helpful at all times of day and night answering questions we had, as well as spending a considerable time before our trip acquainting us with where everything was in the van and how it all worked. The van was very well maintained and clean, and we had absolutely no worries driving over 1000km in a few days.
Absolutely no doubt we'll be getting another van camper from EPIC next time we're in NZ.
Our journey with EPIC Campervans was the best we could wish for. First of all, its the best price/quality you will find in New Zealand. The Van has everything you will need during your trip and even more! Enough storage space for clothing.. It comes with great cooking stuff and the fridge has enough space to hold all beers/wine/meat/eggs/juice/cheese etc.
Secondly. The Van drives very smooth and we experienced no problems with it at all since Andy keeps it in great condition.
Last but not least, the booking process was without any problems. Andy is super easygoing and trustworhy. Also during the trip he helped us out quickly when we had some questions.
Forget about jucy/maui/autobarn or any other rental agency. If you’re looking for budget/quality/convenience. Epic Campervans is the place to be!
Epic Campers responds:
Jaimy, thanks for the very kind words and also for taking such good care of the campervan on your trip. So stoked you had a great time here in NZ and give us a shout if you ever venture back to these shores! Cheers and all the best, Andy.
Great small company !! Very competent and helping partner ! The cars have just the right size for us: not too large but large enough!
And the camper is very well equipped. All we needed was there - just some hooks were missing but have been added in the meantime I believe.
Epic Campers responds:
Hi Thomas, Thanks for the kind words. So stoked you loved your trip in the camper and hooks are definitely on the list for next season! All the best, Andy
Me and a friend travelled in the northern halve of the North Island over the Christmas break. The campervan was perfect, it had everything we needed. We thought it was smartly set-up and that the quality of the kitchen equipment was great. The van was nice to drive in as well. A minor downpoint was that the speakers did not produce a great sound. Overall we were very happy with the campervan and had a great experience.
Epic Campers responds:
Thanks for the good review Judith and so glad that you enjoyed the trip. Sorry the speakers weren't quite up to the job - I know good tunes on a road trip is important! All the best, Andy.
This is a small company that is just starting out. The customer service aspects are the main reason I'm compelled to write a review. Andy was a pleasure to deal with....he was genuine, honest and a really good guy. The quote provided was very competitive. We hired for a month to travel north and south Island. The van was great, reliable engine, with a well thought out design. On route we had an issue with the aircon so Andy arranged for an auto engineer to meet us at our campsite to sort it out. I found the whole van hire experience refreshingly unstressfull!
Epic Campers responds:
Hey Pete, you were actually the first ever customer to book with us so it is extra important to me that you had such a fantastic time in Bonnie! Thanks for being so understanding and flexible with the air con issue and thank you for the lovely review. All the best, Andy.
Absolutely epic experience! I took Tess on a tour of New Zealand over the course of 6 weeks and she was a real trooper. Easy to drive, super reliable, and a nice compact size. I like how Andy has designed the interior, maximizing the available space without compromising on comfort. Would definitely book with him again. After all there's a lot left to explore.
This is still a young company so things will only keep getting better, I have no doubt about that.
Epic Campers responds:
Thanks for the kind words Reinhold, hope to see you back here again one day! Andy
Daniel & Krissy
Great campervan - good on fuel and easy to drive. Really comfy bed and good storage space.
Andy at Epic Campers was really helpful and easy to deal with. Would definately recommend Epic Campers for anyone wanting to travel NZ!
Epic Campers responds:
Thanks for the review and recommendation guys. And thank you for taking such good care of Squirell Nutkin!
My experience with Epic Campers has been top notch from beginning to end. It was really easy to make the booking and Andy was super helpful offering advice when asked.
Sylvie was lovely to drive in all conditions, rain or sun, state highways or twisty mountain roads. The bed was really comfortable and I enjoyed being able to make a cup tea and sit outside the van in a camping chair. I didn’t use the gas stove for cooking as I was staying in campsites with facilities.
All in all, a brilliant experience. Thank you Andy!
Epic Campers responds:
Thanks for the lovely review Dee! Awesome to hear you had such a good time. Andy
My assigned freedom camper was not available due to a fault. Andy gave me a non-freedom camper and refunded the subsequent campground fees. Couldn’t ask for fairer treatment and would not hesitate to book with him again, should I be be fortunate enough to visit Auckland another time.
I had a rough booking experience with other camper companies, but Andy from Epic just blew them out of the water. Him and his company delivered with a fast response time and saved what could have been a ruined vacation. Their campers are top quality to boot, with a large variety of services to customize your experience.
We had such a good time driving around New Zealand in an EPIC-campervan. Andy was a great host and helped us with all our questions before, during and after our trip. He is so friendly and welcoming and really does everything he can to make your trip even more EPIC! The campervan is awesome and has everything you need, self-contained, the bed is very comfy and the driving is perfect. We really liked the vibe of EPIC Campers and it is perfect for exploring NZ. Excellent value for money. Thanks to all the team.
My daughter and I recently spent 10 days travelling around NZ's north island, and although I'd never driven a van before, I found "Phoebe" easy to handle both on straight stretches of highway as well as on winding mountain roads. Attention to detail in all aspects was excellent, including the booking & payment process, the van fit-out, and Andy's face-to-face instructions and/or explanations on the camper's important components (which was so helpful for a newbie to campervans such as myself!) Spatially, the camper was really well designed, with excellent storage space and very comfortable bedding. We found Andy to be very pleasant, flexible, helpful and professional in his approach, and would highly recommend his business to anyone wishing to explore NZ in a campervan. Thanks for a great and memorable experience, Andy!
Epic Campers responds:
Awesome stuff Robin, thank you so much for the review. So glad you enjoyed the trip. Andy
We've spent a wonderful week driving around the North Island in Squirrel Nutkin. It was very easy to drive it especially in the Auckland traffic and around New Zealand's winding narrow roads. The booking process was a breeze, everything went smoothly.
We were pleasantly surprised by the fact that the camper van was a brand new conversion, everything was new and perfectly clean. The extra battery kept all of our electronics charged throughout the week and sleeping was very comfortable on the foam mattresses. The freebies that we got (camping chairs and table) were very useful when we spent time outside in the mornings and evenings.
Andy is a very laid back, honest and polite person. He had everything covered and went into all the details on pickup.
Overall a perfect choice for a stress-free holiday, I highly recommend it!
Epic Campers responds:
Thanks so much for the lovely review Ema, we're so stoked you had such a good time on your trip! Cheers, Andy
Epic experience! The campervan is really well thought! You have everything you need!
Easy to drive and park and very comfortable to sleep in.
Epic Campers responds:
Thanks Margo, super happy you had such a blast. Oh and thanks for leaving the camper so clean! Cheers, Andy
Absolutely recommend Andrew at Epic Campers! He was super friendly, accomodating and helpful throughout the whole process - from booking, arranging pickup and organising bond refund.
Epic Campers responds:
I had an awesome time using Epic Campers throughout my road trip across NZ. Andy was excellent with communication and his van was exactly what I was after. I wanted something a bit smaller but with a good sized bed and cooking essentials. The van was a breeze to drive and handled all the roads we took with ease.
Thanks for an awesome time in NZ!
I spent 3 weeks travelling the south island and had an amazing time. I was worried about it being cold at night but even as far down as Queenstown it was pretty cosy! It came with everything I needed to cook with and the fridge was extremely useful to keep my beers and bacon cold :) Shared with a mate for some of the trip and there was plenty of space for us and our luggage. Andy was awesome to deal with too. An Epic adventure for sure!
Andy was super easy to deal with and our communication was seamless. We rented Sylvie and she was easy and nice to drive. Came with cups, plates, table and some extra blankets. Would definitely recommend.
Great company to rent from. Communication with Andy was very smooth and the van was exactly what we were looking for. Sylvie is easy to drive and has the perfect amount of room for two people traveling together.