A Fantastic First Family Holiday
We had a fantastic experience with Kiwi Autohomes and highly recommend them. A big thanks to all the team at the Auckland depot for their help in making our first family holiday- 2 adults, 2 children (4 and 10 months)- so enjoyable! Keran gave very good advice about which van to hire (the Concord) prior to our trip and answered all my queries very promptly. We also greatly appreciated the free shuttle to, and from the airport. On collecting our van, John showed us everything we needed to know about the van together with lots of maps and information about the North Island. The van was fully equipped with everything we needed for our trip and we had no problems driving it. We were really pleased we chose Kiwi Autohomes for our holiday- they are a great example of a real family business with good customer service at a highly competitive price.
Many thanks from the Graham family!
We Had The Best Time Ever
We had the best time ever, we were met at christchurch airport & we had a great time in our rivera, which we were able to return to Auckland. We had a brilliant holiday thanks to Keran, we will recommend Kiwi Autohomes to all our friends. Once again thanks to all invloved at Kiwi Autohomes.
My wife and I are from Australia and we hired an Esprit for 15 days. We flew into Christchurch and a driver was waiting as we exited Customs, which was very impressive and more than we were expecting! The staff in Christchurch was very helpful in getting us set-up and ready to go in the van. Both of us shared the driving and it didn’t prove difficult at all. We had planned our route carefully and stayed at campgrounds and DOC parks, and the van was very easy to use in both. We also hired a Kruze unit which the staff arranged at our request and this was absolutely fantastic as our GPS and on-board tour-guide. We would thoroughly recommend you get one to guide you through NZ. The van was very comfortable and was great value-for-money compared with other quotes we had received beforehand. We were a little nervous going with a company that we only knew from the internet, but all our dealings leading up to and through the entire trip were fine and we would definitely use this company again if we were to do another trip. We found them very business-like and providing you are prepared to act the same way, I don’t think you will have any problems at all. Our trip was very enjoyable and I can thoroughly recommend Kiwi Autohomes who played such a vital part in that. Because the van didn’t cause any concern, we were able to concentrate on enjoying our holiday! We hope you enjoy your trip too. New Zealand is indeed a very beautiful place.
Reviewed 18 November 2011
Friendly, personal service and a fully equipped van (Riviera) in as new condition for a very good price. We researched vans extensively before going for this one: perfect seating/bedding arrangement (though passenger seats not that comfy for adults as quite upright and window in passenger area a bit high for small children so bring/buy/rent booster seats), diesel central heating and solar panels for battery recharging (so no need to be plugged in at campgrounds, even in the winter) and even a TV/DVD and an oven. Everything can be controlled/monitored from inside – eg no going out to turn off/on the gas as in other models and two gas bottles so you never run out. The decor is tasteful and the layout could not be improved. The VW Crafter has an energetic and economical engine with 6 speed gearbox and is very easy to drive once you get used to the size of the vehicle. I honestly think you would be hard to get better than this company and this vehicle. Highly recommended.
PS: Department of Conservation (www.doc.govt.nz) and Auckland Regional Council (www.arc.govt.nz) have excellent clean, safe overnight parking spots.
Absolutely, 100% EXCELLENT service from start to finish
Keran was an absolute pleasure and Roz and Ali in Chch were so extremely friendly and easy to deal with.
Our 6 Berth Riviera was immaculate and extremely comfortable. Heater was a little temperamental on 2 occasions but we managed to sort it out by restarting it and running the engine for a couple of minutes. Had a weird issue with water heater not working so after speaking to Keran, we sorted it out really quickly and had no trouble at all.
All facilities onboard were awesome. The only thing I’d suggest to make it more comfortable (especially for 3 or more people) would be a larger pot and a new frying pan, but then I love my cooking so that’s just me being fussy. 🙂
Big draw card for this hire was that we could add additional tyre and windscreen insurance at only $5 per day as well as the bond being a credit card imprint instead of a $7000 deduction like some companies wanted to charge – seriously?? What are those people thinking??
I’d like to thank the entire crew for all their help and friendly service. You guys were amazing and we will DEFINITELY be keen to hire from you again on our next camper trip.
Professional Service and Great Communication
Hi Keran and crew,
Thanks for your professional service and great communication.
Will recommend your company to all contemplating going to NZ
And definitely use you next time Im there.
I big thanks to all at Kiwi motorhomes
Ashley de Wit
If I could Rate Higher I Would
We hired the 6 berth Riviera Autohome for 2 weeks and never had one single problem with it. It was immaculately clean, well stocked and ran like a dream.
From the moment we made our first enquiry to the end of our hire, Keran was unbelievably helpful and understanding, which was greatly appreciated by us after our airfares were changed 3 (yes 3!!) times.
Kiwi Autohomes sent a shuttle (free of charge) to our motel to pick us up and take us to their depot to pick up the motorhome, which was a great relief to us.
Right from the moment we hired off Keran in Auckland through to drop off to Roz and Ali in Christchurch, everything ran smoothly and to plan. Keran, Roz and Ali were very approachable, happy and made us feel very much at ease with our hire.
If I could rate higher than a 10 I would 🙂 …. thanks guys for making our holiday to New Zealand memorable.
First Time Traveller Anywhere
First time traveller anywhere. Never used a campervan before. No worries, lovely, friendly, helpful people even when faced with a 67year old suffering “senior moments” and asking stupid questions. The van was roomy, well equipped and took us all over NZ from – Coromandel lovely if scary roads – everywhere between there and New Plymouth then down to Wellington and across to Picton – let me sleep through a 3.9 quake in Christchurch – then all over South island and back up to Auckland – 51 hard days driving with no problems at all. New Zealand is a stunningly beautiful country with the friendliest and most helpful people I have ever encountered and Kiwi Autohomes staff are first class ambassadors for their country. I will recommend them to anyone and everyone. Thank you Keran and Co.
24 Days In NZ
Have had 24days in NZ. No problems at all. The company also booked flights tickets and the ferry too. There hasn’t been any problem at all and the ferry!
Thanks to you Kiwi
The Vehicle Was An Absolute Dream To Drive
We had the most marvellous time away.
Thank you so much for the exceptional quality of your vehicle.
It was outstandingly clean when we picked it up, and fully loaded with everything that was required. The staff in Christchurch were absolutely fantastic and they took the time to explain everything to us about the van. They went out their way to make sure we had a very comfortable trip.
The vehicle was an absolute dream to drive, and the comfort was way beyond our expectations. We travelled over two thousand km’s in the 10 days and it cost just over two hundred dollars for our diesel. We never connected to the power once and only had to refill one of the gas bottles for the whole ten days away.
It would rate as Best and the cheapest holiday away we have had with the five of us. We have recommended your company to all of our friends, family and clients. We will be in touch with you again for our trip again next year.
Two Very Happy Campers
Hi Keran and Paul
We had a fantastic time in NZ and really enjoyed the freedom of having a motor home we have met some amazing people and so enjoyed being in your country just not enough time so get the good of everywhere this is something I would tell folks you really need plenty time to explore if you are short of time just do 1 island.
As you will know we were in Christchurch when the earthquake happened we still do not know how but we arrived back with the van a day early both having checked the times when Alistair told us we still thought we were right we were at the airport with bags checked through as having realized our mistake we managed to get a flight to Sydney a day early or so we thought. When we had to evacuate the airport we had to find accommodation so went back to Alistair and Roz and asked if we could stay in the campervan we had 2 couples with us that we had never met before as we were standing with them in the airport car park and everything was so surreal Alistair let us have the van made a meal for us all and kept us informed about what to expect and updates on the airport the next day we just cannot praise them enough for all the help and kindness they showed us all. This was one of the things we said to folks on our travels before the extra kindness was how it was good to be a person and not a number when we picked up our van it gave us confidence that if we needed help it would be there and we got far more help than we ever bargained for. Our experience of the quake was scary and we feel so much for the folks still there but it has not put us off of coming back if anything the kindness made us feel more like coming back.
Hope you are both well I did E Mail Ali and Roz and hope that they are ok our thoughts are very much with them I just hope they got my E Mail .
From two very happy campers
Brenda and Duncan
We Had The Most Marvellous Time Away
We had the most marvellous time away.
Thank you so much for the exceptional quality of your vehicle.
It was outstandingly clean when we picked it up, and fully loaded with
everything that was required. The staff in Christchurch were absolutely
fantastic and they took the time to explain everything to us about the van.
They went out their way to make sure we had a very comfortable trip.
The vehicle was an absolute dream to drive, and the comfort was way beyond
our expectations. We travelled over two thousand km’s in the 10 days and it
cost just over two hundred dollars for our diesel. We never connected to the
power once and only had to refill one of the gas bottles for the whole ten
It would rate as Best and the cheapest holiday away we have had with the
five of us. We have recommended your company to all of our friends, family
and clients. We will be in touch with you again for our trip again next
Once again a very big Thank you, to yourself and to your team.
Barry & Tracy Hagenson
Immaculate And Incredibly Well Equipped!
We hired the Riviera..it was immaculate, easy to drive, incredibly well equiped..including a safe. The staff were professional and friendly…nothing was too much trouble. We would definitely recommend this company
Incredibly Well Stocked And Easy To Drive!
We certainly enjoyed our holiday and absolutely loved our van. It was so comfortable, immaculately presented , incredibly well stocked with all our needs and easy to drive. The heater was so effective we may even come in winter next time!! We also hadn