Kiwi Kombis Review

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A campervan hire company that specializes in hiring out VW kombi campervan conversions. Based in Auckland, this couple-owned business offer services in Christchurch too. 

About Kiwi Kombis

Kiwi Kombis is a company owned by a husband and wife who travelled all over New Zealand in their campervans. It specializes in VW Kombi campervan and motorhome hire. The vehicles of this company are those that you won’t find commonly in campervan rentals which makes travelling with them something worth experiencing. A very enjoyable and unique way of travelling is ensured with Kiwi Kombis. They take pride in their fun and stylish campervans that’ll make you stand out and make your travel more special. And not only are their campers cool, they have received improvements and modifications to have extended road use, ease, and comfort.

Fleet

The fleet of Kiwi Kombis seems to take you back in time. It has the vintage looks of the vehicles back then yet with the comforts of the present. All the campervans have solar panels so they’re not only fun and unique but pretty efficient as well. Likewise, a fridge is present in every camper so your frozen goods may be able to last as long as your road trip. I really like the fact that all their vehicles are certified self-contained. Not only do you get to travel in style, you also get to travel with comfort.

Vehicles

 Canterbury Pitt

Choosing a camper with Kiwi Kombis is like choosing for your kind of fun. They offer a variety of vehicles each with their own charm. The first vehicle is a 1966 Canterbury Pitt. It is a 4 berth campervan with 1776 cc engine. This vehicle has one double bed and the pop-top have two bunks. It is equipped with 2 burner gas hob, sink, running water, air heating, and CD sound system.

Honeymoon Suite

The second campervan is a split window known as “Honeymoon Suite”. It is a 1966 Custom Westfalia with a 1914 cc engine. This camper has one double bed and is equipped with 2 burner gas stove for your cooking needs. Likewise, it has a sink, 40L hot and cold running water, air heating, and CD sound system.

Minty

Minty is the third campervan they have available to rent. It is also a split-window 1958 Custom Westfalia with a 1914 cc engine. It offers one double bed and air heating. A 2 burner gas stove/grill, sink, 40L running water and CD sound system is present as well.

The Red Sled

“The Red Sled” is a red and white splitwindow 1966 Westfalia Kombi with a 1791cc engine. It comes with one full-width bed and air heating. For cooking, it has 2 burner gas stove. A sink, 40L running water, and CD sound system are likewise provided.

Coffee 'n' Cream

The fifth van is “Coffee ‘n’ Cream” splitscreen 1962 Custom Westfalia with a 1914cc engine. The accessories of this vehicle are similar to “The Red Sled”.

Miss Sunshine

“Miss Sunshine” is a baywindow 1974 Westfalia Kombi with a 2000cc engine and heavy-duty aftermarket sway bars. Its beds are two very generous double beds. The rest of its accessories are the same with “The Red Sled”.

Fleetwood

The seventh van is “Fleetwood”, a baywindow 1971 Westfalia Kombi with a 2276cc engine and heavy-duty aftermarket sway bars. It has one double, one single, and one child’s bed which is perfect for travelling families. A 2 burner gas stove, sink, running water, air heater, and CD sound system are likewise present.

Kingi

“Kingi” is a 1973 Westfalia Kombi with a 1745cc engine and heavy-duty aftermarket sway bars. It has one double, one single, and two children’s bunks. The vehicle also comes with the accessories of “Fleetwood”.

White Lightning

The last campervan is “White Lightning” baywindow 1978 Westfalia Kombi with 2000cc engine and heavy duty aftermarket sway bars. It can sleep two adults and 2 children with its double beds. This vehicle likewise has a gas stove, sink, running water, cassette/radio and a heater.

Insurance

Kiwi Kombis have three insurance options. The first option has no insurance excess cover. The credit card payment of $5,000NZD will be processed immediately. You will be refunded with the security deposit upon the return of the vehicle in satisfactory condition.

The second option has an excess reduction cover. The payment for security deposit will be reduced to $1500 and $2500 for those less than 25 years old at $15 per day added to the daily rental tariff. This option includes windscreen cover for free. The payment through credit card is processed immediately and security deposit is likewise refunded upon the satisfactory return of the vehicle.

The third option offers peace of mind. The security deposit is at its lowest at $250 and $1250 for drivers less than 25 years old. This has a daily payment of $28 per day added to the daily rental tariff. A free windscreen cover comes with this option. The processing of credit card payment is immediate and with the satisfactory return of the vehicle, the security deposit will be refunded.

Reputation

A number of reviews had been made about Kiwi Kombis and they’re mostly positive. The road trippers really love the unique looks of the campervans and the way they are maintained that made travelling more comfortable. Travellers also appreciate the services offered as they have lessened the stressful moments that may arise during travels.  

The cons for Kiwi Kombis is that it doesn’t have a built-in toilet which could pose a challenge when nature calls. Likewise, it has road restrictions which means you won’t be able to get to some places with the vehicle.

Summary

It’s not always rainbows and butterflies for Kiwi Kombis. Their vehicles lack some of the most needed facilities when traveling or camping. It could pose many challenges during your trip but nonetheless, this company offers one of the most unique vehicles you can use for your travels and it seems like you can never go wrong with any style you choose.

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Pros

  • VW Kombi campervan conversions - cool!
  • Regardless of the vintage feel of the vehicles, they are well maintained and are in good conditions
  • The staff are friendly and helpful

Cons

  • VW Kombi campervan conversions - too small
  • The vehicles don’t have showers or toilets
  • Some roads can’t be travelled on with these vehicles and doing so may cause the renter to pay fines due to the damages that may occur

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