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 carved wooden cabinets, log burners, inviting double beds, cots for kids and fully kitted out mini kitchens. So whether you’re planning a no screens family 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 10 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, David and Jamie to bring Quirky Campers 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.

After many years of running the business as a duo, they expanded the team of Directors to three with the addition of neighbour and owner of Saul, Jamie.

What we believe

Holidays at home

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. All of our van fit-outs make heavy use of natural and reclaimed materials, come stocked with eco cleaning products and many have solar panels or run on biodiesel. We also give 10% of our profits to charity.

Adventures for everyone 

We passionately believe that adventure shouldn’t just be for the few; for the young, footloose or optimally mobile. Our campers of all shapes and sizes have enabled families with young children, the more mature and those living with illness or disabilities to explore New Zealand, attend festivals or attend a really important event.

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?