Kia Ora Campers Review

Rated 5.0 / 5 from 1 reviews

Editors Review

Last Updated: 10/16/19

Enjoy a self-drive holiday with the 2, 4, 6 berth campervans from Kia Ora Campers. The fleet of more than 30 self-contained units is available for pick-up and drop-off in major cities in New Zealand.

About Kia Ora Campers

With Kia Ora Campers, you can forget about pricey accommodations and even expensive transport fees. Acquiring an already up and running rental business with original of 7 motorhomes, the fleet has now gone up to 35. Hence, the pick-up and drop-off being offered by the company in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, Picton, among others, is definitely a nice move. And since this one is a locally-owned rental, personalized service is set to greet every renter. 

With many pick-up and drop-off locations, you can easily freedom camp with ease. So, know the freedom camping rules ahead before you hit the road with a Kia Ora camper.


The modern fleet of self-contained campervans is stocked with camping essentials like cookers, fridge, crockery &cutlery, toilet & shower and list of thoughtful extras that include bedding linen, camp table & chairs, GPS, portable BBQ, and solar panels. Since the company claims that all their campervans are certified self-contained, freedom camping is something to expect during your NZ road trip.


2 Berth Escape Campervan

Let's begin the Kia Ora Campers fleet with this compact, luxury 2 berth Mercedes. This 6-speed manual unit comes with internal walk-through access. In the kitchen, you will be amazed by the complete facilities such as 3 burner gas stove, microwave, and fridge with freezer. The shower features hot and cold options, plus a fitted-out toilet. For the convenience of those who are travelling with an extra passenger, this Mercedes unit also has a 2+1 option. 

2 Berth Kea Freedom Transit

The second on the 2 berth category is the Kea Freedom Transit. Oozing with elegant interiors, the campervan features almost the same inclusions as the Mercedes unit but slightly newer and fancier amenities. Plus, the layout inside is really suitable for those looking for a not-so-expensive yet high-end campervan. 

2 Berth 2018 Kia Ora Freedom

Completing the 2 berth vehicles is a more recent Ford model—a 6-speed manual campervan with upgraded amenities. So, if you want to drive the latest 2 berth camper, you've got something to look forward to with this vehicle. And because of the newer model and some step-up facilities, this campervan may be priced slightly higher than the other 2 berth units. 

4 Berth Merc Cascade

Stepping up in terms of sleeping capacity, this 4 berth Fiat Navigator is pretty spacious without feeling very bulky. The wide-body and roomy internal headroom provides comfort to taller passengers on board.  Uniquely, this particular campervan features an efficient U-shaped lounge that nicely fits out all essentials, including the bathroom with shower & toilet. The sleeping areas inside are positioned in the convertible rear lounge and permanent drop down bed, just above the rear double bed. 

4 berth Kia Breeze 

Way newer with a 2017 base model, the Kia Breeze is the fancy option for travelers up to 4. This campervan provides the utmost comforts of a home through its extended length and improved features and inclusions like automatic instead of a manual transmission, 3 burner gas hob with gas grill and electric plate instead of a simple hob and grill only, bigger freshwater and grey water tank. Plus, the unit already comes with a bike rack so if you and your kids want a more pump up adventure, this isn't a disappointment. 

6 Berth Mega VW Auto Campervan

For bigger families on a budget, the 6 berth VW auto campervan may save your holiday. There are two options for this model—2012/2014 units. Both provide useful facilities and the same interior layout. The campervans are not like most traditional units; the inside features a mid kitchen, forward dinette, and rear dinette that transforms into a double bed at night. There is also storage under the seating areas and wardrobe.

6 Berth Mercedes Retreat

Last, but definitely not the least, the 6 berth Mercedes is the most luxurious option among all vehicles on set. Designed with comfort and space in mind, the 2014 motorhome allows you to travel in style with its high-end features such as swivel seats, 4 burner gas hob & grill, LCD screen & DVD player and a lot more. The internal walk-through access makes it easier to shift from driving into a dining or even sleeping. 


All rental rates from Kia Ora Camper already include a standard insurance excess of $2, 500 for 2 berths and excess of $3, 500 for 3 to 6 berths. Also, windscreen excess of $250 is part of the full cover. However, if the driver is under 25, the liability excess is $3, 500. To reduce the excesses, you may avail of the insurance options, depending on the rented unit:

For 3 to 6 berths, an additional of $20/ day reduces the excess to $1, 500; $30/ day to $750; $40/ day to $250. The maximum is $1, 500 per hire. For 2 berths, an additional $20/ day limits the excess to $1, 000 and $40/day to $250. 


Kia Ora Camper is quite known in providing pleasant rentals to every renter. Though few campervans are older models that may experience some minor glitches along the road, the company makes sure that any inconvenience during the rental is more than compensated. Aside from that, their self-contained units are fully stocked with essentials and extras, and these campervans can be picked up and dropped off at major locations in NZ.


With numerous positive reviews to back up their reputation, Kia Ora Camper is a nice campervan rental with lots of options on hand. Plus, the mid-ranged prices are way attractive!

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  • Prices are mid-ranged
  • Self-contained vehicles
  • Lots of pick-up and drop-off locations


  • Some older models
  • Few mechanical issues with the unit


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  • Reviewed 3 years ago

Lovely warm

5Service 5Mechanical 5Interior 5Value