What’s it actually like to hire an NZ Quirky Camper?

One thing is for sure, no two people hiring a Quirky Campers campervan will have the same holiday. All our listed campers are privately owned. That means that hiring Fred in Dunedin and meeting his lovely owners Jessica and Kaj will be different to picking up Vallery from Auckland from Leanne and Dan! Every van, every owner, and every adventure is unique.

However, whilst vans differ in terms of style, bed type, heating options and so on, some things about the Quirky Campers experience will remain the same whether you are holidaying in Northland or Southland.

  • The experience of browsing our campers, asking us questions and making your booking will be as enjoyable and convenient as the campervan trip itself
  • Your campervan will be practical and beautiful, we don’t accept style over substance or vice versa!
  • We have checked Certificate of Fitness and gas/electrical safety of your vehicle, and provided insurance, so you just have to worry about the itinerary
  • You can take your pet(s)! Most of our campers welcome your furry friends, so save money on kennels and bring them along for the ride!
  • You won’t need to worry about cooking… our vans even equip you with all the essentials such pots, pans, utensils and staples such as tea, coffee and spices.
  • You can add on extras to tailor your experience… save or splurge! Extras vary by van, but options include bedding and towels, roof rack, outdoor shower, an alternative local pick-up location or a late drop-off
  • You will always have a great view. So pull over at whatever point, put the kettle on and take in what’s around you
  • While most of our vans are currently certified self-contained, due to a law change in June 2023, they will NOT be suitable for freedom camping after 7 December 2024, and from that date can only camp in paid camping areas (campsites, KiwiCamps, DOC camps etc.)
  • Memories you make in a Quirky Camper will blow other holiday memories out of the water! OK, we might sound like we’re blowing our own trumpet, but it’s what our customers have said! We’re just passing on the info 😉

What have our customers said about us?

If you don’t believe us, read what our customers have to say about some of our vans across the country!

Auckland vans

Greg hired Vallery, Feb 2024

The most amazing trip ever! Vallery exceeded our expectations. She was easy to drive, stylish, had loads of room and became a real home. We camped in parks, beaches, rivers, lakes, in the sun and the rain. Vallery never let us down in any way – the perfect size to feel free, yet comfortable. Leanne and Dan were really helpful and supportive. We are already planning our next holiday with Quirky.

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Vallery and all her eclectic art pieces soak up some Lake Rotorua sunshine

Isabela hired Rigby, Feb 2024

We had a fantastic month in Rigby. She’s very well thought out and has everything you could possibly need while being super cosy! Rigby’s owner George was very kind and helpful. Really going to miss this home away from home!


Rigby‘s light timber interior creates a warm, homey environment you’ll struggle to leave

Tara hired Selma, April 2023

We had the best time in Selma! So great that we could bring the dog along. Everything worked so well, and it was great to drive. Loved all the personal touches, like the detailed ceiling and koru cut-out. Book her now. You won’t regret it!



Tarsha hired Brendan, May 2021

Had a lovely trip in Brendan. He was completely stocked with everything I needed, easy to drive and comfortable bed. Would definitely also recommend Quirky Campers as they were so easy to deal with! Look forward to my next Quirky Camper adventure.


Brendan has the most stunning rear-door view!

Romy rented Max, December 2023

We absolutely loved our time with Max! He comfortably slept 3 of us (1 was a very small adult!) and had every amenity you could need. We loved the evenings, turning the swivel seats if the weather was bad or unleashing the awning and using camping chairs when good! We travelled all around the North Island in Max. There was no hill too steep for him and we never felt him struggle. He’s very efficient on fuel and you can tell the love that has gone into converting the van. Rachel and Graeme were both really helpful during pickup and drop of. I don’t doubt they would be great should we have needed them during our rental period. Highly recommend!


4-berth Max takes any family holiday up a notch!

Briar hired Cliff, January 2024

We rented Cliff from Quirky for our 6 week tour of New Zealand. The booking process was easy, and we had clear and regular communication from Leanne throughout. As for Cliff – wow what a fantastic van – he was our home for 6 weeks and we had a blast covering most of both islands. Whether at a freedom campsite, a DOC or a Top 10 CLIFF did us proud – comfortable, well equipped and so easy to drive. We would highly recommend using Quirky Campers in New Zealand.


Cliff is the ultimate beach hut on wheels, complete with a knitted seagull mascot called Gulliver!


Nelson vans

James hired Meg, December 2023

My partner and I had a great time hiring Meg. She had everything that was needed for a great trip for two. The bed was incredibly comfortable and there was plenty of storage. She was easy to drive and not so large that we ever had trouble parking, unlike some of the other camper vans we saw across NZ. The owners and Quirky Campers team were very responsive too.


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Ideal for outdoorsy travellers, Meg’s got lots of handy boot storage and double sliding doors.

Elliott hired Bruce, December 2023

We rented Bruce for 8 days and fell in love with the South Island & Bruce. Rachael was such a gem – welcoming, helpful, and her well-equipped van went above and beyond with its delicious gourmet consumables. The van is so well set up and ready to roll. We were so impressed. Thank you Rachael and Bruce. We will be back!


Bruce is an earthy retreat for nature-lovers who live for the finer things in life.

Christchurch vans

Tim hired Madeleine, September 2023

We hired the lovely Madeleine for a three night McKenzie basin explore during a cold snap and she was a star. Cosy, easy to drive and included all the things we needed for a great break away. Jac was wonderful to deal with and made picking up and dropping off so easy. Loved our whole Quirky experience.


Madeleine‘s simple yet intuitive Scandi design delivers on both comfort and convenience!

Fiona hired Cruzar, December 2023

This was our first experience in a campervan and at the end of the trip we didn’t want to give Cruzar back. We loved every aspect of it – from cooking to sleeping to sitting outside in the sunshine to seeing the countryside go past, it was all fantastic fun. Brenda and Andy were so helpful and set us on our way with confidence.


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Cruzar‘s open plan design, excellent storage and kitchen make him quite the draw card!

Katarina hired Ollie, January 2024

We rented Ollie camper for our honeymoon road trip on the South Island. The best campervan we could think of: clean, cozy and comfortable. We had everything we needed for our 12 day trip. As I was pregnant during our trip, for me it was important to have a comfortable van and Ollie met all our expectations. The owners are really nice, and communication for the pick/drop off was pretty easy. 😊


Ollie‘s unique layout creates the feeling of two distinct rooms – a galley kitchen at the rear and a lounge/bedroom at the front. 

Emma rented Dorothy, January 2024

We had a fantastic trip with Dorothy! The van is fairly small, but the use of space is fantastic within, and the bed is very comfortable for two. The decoration is lovely and well thought out, and we had a great experience with Dorothy! The pull out cooker is easy to use and very practical. Could not recommend both Dorothy and Barb more. True Kiwi hospitality ☺️

Dorothy has a dreamy Scandi design with a brilliant slide-out kitchen and storage design.

Isobel hired Bertie, December 2021

The van was fantastic and really well put together for life on the road with thoughtful details and loads of power points. We found communicating with both our van owners and QC really easy. Would 100% recommend. We also took our 10 month old baby on our trip and found the van and NZ generally were very baby-friendly.


Pet-friendly Bertie is blissfully tall with gorgeous homemade artworks throughout.

Choose your perfect Quirky Camper here.

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