About Quirky Campers

Quirky Campers offers handcrafted campervan rentals. We act as an agent for a collection of friendly and likeminded campervan owners, each with a unique and beautiful vehicle they have lovingly created and want to share with the world.

We require all those listing with us to maintain high standards of craftsmanship, cleanliness and sheer delightfulness. Think hancrafted cabinetry, beautiful upholstery, log burners, inviting double beds, and fully kitted out mini kitchens. So whether you’re planning a no screens adventure, some distraction-free couple time or a bit of luxurious festival madness, we’ve got it covered. All that’s left for you to worry about is how do you possibly choose?

The New Zealand story

Leanne and Dan have been calling New Zealand their home for over 14 years – originally hailing from the UK just like Quirky Campers!

Leanne and Dan are experienced campervanners but have always wanted to take their beloved mini schnauzer, Colin, with them on holiday… so they built their own pet-friendly camper.

They were researching ideas for their campervan conversion when they found Quirky Campers – and all the gorgeous vans available to hire in the UK. They were exactly what they wish they could’ve hired so they teamed up with Lindsay and David – founders of Quirky Campers – to bring the concept to Aotearoa New Zealand.

Quirky Campers campervan hire team

How Quirky Campers started

Quirky Campers is a family business that was started in the UK by husband and wife team David and Lindsay. They set it up in 2010 as a means to rent their own gorgeous campervan, Bella, while they volunteered in Kenya for six months. Running the rentals from Africa, they were amazed at how much interest the lovely Bella got.

On their return they slowly started to build the business alongside self-building their own family home in Bristol… cut to today and there are over 250 Quirky vans on the UK roads!

What we believe

Contributing to our smaller communities

Campervanning around NZ allows you to explore places you might miss if you’d just booked into hotels in our biggest cities like Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. Our hidden gems are everywhere in between! And with them come the opportunities to stop off in the smaller towns to buy a coffee and a pie, a crafty souvenir, fresh produce from the roadside or a hearty meal from the local pub. We love to spread the tourism dollar far and wide!

Holidays at home – for our lovely locals!

With such a beautiful country to explore, there’s no need to leave! Holidays don’t need to be stressful, logistical nightmares involving 100ml toiletry planning, days of travel and two-day jetlag. Our quirky campers are here to help you discover the joy, delight and (if you want it) wild adventure of a holiday in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our vans may not be no-carbon, but compared to a long haul flight they’re practically saintly.

Doing the right thing

For us, good business means looking after our people, our communities and our planet. Our van fit-outs try to make use of natural and reclaimed materials and most have solar panels to sustain themselves. We encourage our hirers to make the Tiaki Promise and look after our beautiful Aotearoa. We also give 10% of our profits to charity and invest in carbon offsetting projects.

Become one of our owners

Our campervan owners are the heart and soul of our business. With our arrival to New Zealand, we’re looking for beautifully handcrafted campervans to join Quirky Campers. Have a campervan you’d love to share with our customers? We’d love to hear from you.

We’re proud that Quirky Campers helps our people earn an income from their beautiful vehicles, at the same time as opening up a world of handcrafted glamping delight to our happy campers who rent them – not to mention facilitating 100s of interactions between some of the loveliest people we’ve ever met.

What can we say, it’s the sharing economy meets amazing road trip. Wait, is that a film?