Piwiwiwi Campervan Rentals Review

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Piwiwiwi is a small campervan hire company based in the surf town of Raglan, New Zealand. It’s run by Naill Darwin and Anna Cunnigham, who specializes in delivering high quality and affordable campervans. The company is popularly known for providing great customer service and competitive rates. Piwiwiwi has won 2 major awards: ‘Supreme Winner’ and ‘Best Campervan Rental Company in New Zealand’ (transport category) in Rankers 2013 awards. With such prestigious achievements, you can expect to get high quality and honest services worth every penny you spend with them. 

Surf's Up

Piwiwiwi is the only campervan rental company in NZ that is aimed at surfers. All of their vans come fitted with surfboard storage straps that easily store your board during travel. With so many beaches and resort to choose from in NZ, Piwiwiwi offers good vans that enable one to enjoy the most beautiful views and finest free camping sites in NZ.

Niall and Anna are both surfers and have extensively travelled to many surf spots in NZ, so you can expect to get the best travel advice when it comes to choosing the best surfing spots in NZ.

The Fleet

The company mainly specializes in hiring HiAce campervans that feature everything you would expect to get from a camper. All of their vehicles are well maintained and comes with a high converted roof and surfboard storage straps. They are ideal for 2/3 adults and have an average fleet age of approximately 5 to 9 years. Each van features a Spacious dining space/living room with two sofas and a convertible table. The kitchen includes a 12v fridge, gas grill & stove, small sink with running water and ample space where you can cook while standing. Dining space and living area can be converted to a comfortable king sized bed that can sleep a maximum of two people.

One unique aspect that makes Piwiwiwi stand out from the rest of NZ campervan rental companies is the surfboard storage straps fitted on their vans. You won’t find any other company in NZ providing vehicles like this, so if you enjoy catching waves, the company is your friend. Surfing is a popular sporting activity in NZ, and you might like to try it when you get there.   

It can be super boring to go on a road trip without music, and Piwiwiwi knows this so they have all their vans fitted with a Car stereo system that plays USB flash disks & CDs. Each van also has 4 USB charging sockets (2 in the back & 2 in the front), so you can charge your IPod, Camera, Phone and other devices while still on the road.  

When booking with them, you have to keep in mind that they are not available from June to September (closed for winter). All bookings take place starting from October to December and December to May. 


The reputation of Piwiwiwi campervans is s extremely good. “Excellent customer service, Friendly Hospitality, Comfortable and well-maintained vehicles,” this is all that their customers said. A check of their customer reviews, shows now complaints or unsatisfactory comments, and this is incredibly good for a small company like this.

Ultimately, with two Rankers rewards, this company has prooved itself as one of the best campervan rental companies, providing exceptional services in NZ. Piwiwiwi does everything to ensure that all vehicles rented to customers are in good condition, and you will never hear anyone complaining about any malfunctioning or missing stuff.  The company appears to keep its promise of delivering great services to customers.


Piwiwiwi campervan rentals provide high-quality campervans to families and couples interested in having excellent friendly services at a reasonable cost. The company is ranked as one of the best campervan rental company in NZ, so you can expect to get an amazing rental service from them.


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  • Centered around surfers
  • Award winning style
  • Personal touch from owners
  • Cool campers


  • Closed some months of the year
  • Limited fleet
  • Older aged campervans


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