Cruzy Campers is an affordable family owned and operated campervan in New Zealand. The company offers either diesel or petrol type of 2-3 berth campervans and specializes in relocation from Auckland to Christchurch and vice versa.
What Cruzy Campers Tell Us
Cruzy Campers provides cheap campervan rental for tourists who want a more affordable vacation in Christchurch and Auckland, New Zealand. They claim that all their vehicles are 'Certified Self Contained', which means that these are fully equipped with all rental essentials, from living to sleeping equipment.
Since their vehicles are self-contained, they assure that tourists can camp in general areas. And even if their campervans are quite old, there has been no problem with the engine nor the tires for the past years. Each Cruzy campervan has the following special inclusions: all kitchen equipment, linen, beddings, portable toilet, NZ touring maps, prepaid mobile phone, fire extinguisher, camp table and chairs. However, their campervans are just limited to 2-3 berth vehicles.
The company focuses in providing affordable campervans in New Zealand. However, they only have limited selections for rent. Cruzy Campers has two types of campervans: diesel type and petrol type. And all vehicles can accommodate 2- 3 persons only.
Popular Toyota Hiace models are the vehicles used by the company for their campervan rental. Though older than other campervans on the road, Cruzy Campers fully guarantees that all vehicles are well maintained and reliable and many customers have attested to that. Cruzy campervan fleet is smoke-free and not pet-friendly, except for guide dogs for blind customers.
Customers can choose either the diesel or petrol campervan. Aside from the special inclusions for all vehicles, each campervan has its own features.
Let's start with their 2/3 berth diesel Hi-Top campervan. You have the option to choose whether you will use the manual or automatic vehicle. Though diesel is a lot cheaper than the other campervan type, the customers will be the one to pay for the separate tax or road user charge. The diesel campervan features gas cooking equipment, 3 way fridge, hot/cold pressurized water pump with shower head, full thermal drapes, wide angle mirrors, radio/ CD players with AUX in port for MP3s and air conditioner in the cab. Rates starts at $89pd for the month of September and could go as high as $109pd during April. But if you will rent the vehicle for 21 days and beyond, you will have a much lower rate.
For their petrol campervan that is also a 2/3 berth Hi-Top vehicle, you only have one selection which is manual. The petrol campervan includes 2 burner gas hobs and grill, fridge, pumped water system, wide angle mirrors, radio/ CD players AUX in port for MP3s, full thermal drapes and solar panels. Consequently, the solar panel is the main difference for the two campervans. And since the petrol campervan has limited features, the rates are way cheaper than the diesel vehicle. However, all campervans are designed for a reliable and comfortable drive for all tourists.
The comprehensive insurance coverage is already included in the Cruzy Campers daily campervan rates. However, there are exclusions for the insurance such as water (salt or fresh water) submersion, damage to tires and windscreen, damage due to alcohol or drugs, damage due to incomplete checking of water and oil by the hirer, retrieval costs of bogged or stranded vehicle and willful damage of the vehicle. And the company is also clear with some road restrictions like Skippers Canyon Road, Ninety Mile Beach, Ball Hut Road and North of Colville Township as this will not be covered by the insurance in the case of accidents.
Further, the company specifies that there is an excess (deductible) depending on the age bracket, $2,500 for drivers 18-20 years, $2,000 for 21-24 years and $1,500 for 25 years and above. The insurance excess is represented through a bond, in the form of an imprint of the credit card.
Cruzy Campers has great reviews from customers who experienced their excellent services. And some stated that even if you're a camping novice, the owners are very hospitable and would answer all your inquiries immediately. There may be petty downside from some customers who complained regarding dented windows, damaged refrigerators and leaky water cylinders, but all issues were properly handled and resolved by the management.
And in all, the company has a good reputation taking into account the many positive feedbacks.
If you're traveling to Christchurch and Auckland, then Cruzy Campers is one of the most affordable campervan rentals in New Zealand. The company focuses on cheap rates, yet quality services.