Tui Campers is a high-end yet cost-friendly rental service that is part of the Tui Brand that offers fantastic older luxury vehicles at reasonable prices. Tui Brand also is the parent company of Tui Sleepervans, Budget Campers, and Freedom Campers.
About Tui Campers
Tui has been in business since 1983 and its parent company, Tui Brands, was incorporated in 1982. The company is related to a wide network of other brands under the Tui umbrella. Your money for Tui Campers will go to a large conglomerate company that is family owned and operated and still retained by the original owners. Tui is rooted in New Zealand with main depots in Auckland and Christchurch, and has several pick up and/or drop off in places like Queenstown, Picton, Wellington, Greymouth, Dunedin. Unlike other Tui entities, the Tui Campers specializes in late models, mostly luxury units, at cheaper rates. So you could consider Tui Campers as the flagship brand with the better, more expensive and larger campervans and motorhomes.
The fleet consists of five different styles of campervans and motorhomes, with the average age of about three to five years. Though the units are older, but not that much older, all these vehicles have gone through and been updated so that many of them are no older than four years of age. Plus, the company will let you know the exact year of your model up front, so that if you’re not happy about getting an older vehicle, they can help arrange for a newer model. The fleet is well maintained and cared for, so you will most likely get a “like new” campervan or motorhome, and a little more than you paid for in terms of fleet reliability and enjoyability. Many of the deluxe fleet models have included accessories, such as DVD players and televisions. On all models, tourism radio is included for free, which is not found in their sister companies’ models. There are also plenty of accessories for hire that include portable chairs and tables, snow chains, car and booster seats, solar showers, awnings, portable cots for toddlers, coolers, power inverters, GPS, boogie boards, high chairs, and portable DVD players.
The Trail Finder is a Hi-Top 2/3 berth campervan in 2008 & 2010 models. Because of its compact dimension and creative design, this unit is one of the most sought-after campervans on fleet. Two to three people can travel in comfort as the main cabin is equipped with comfy double bed and a good-sized single as well as an extra vertical space in the front lounge. Also, thanks to the the hi-top for an extended internal height that creates a more airy and spacious ambiance. Each kitchen drawer saves you money and space as all are furnished with cutlery, crockery, towels, linens and more. Enjoy freedom camping with this certified self-contained unit in automatic transmission.
4+1 Trail Finder
This 4+1 Toyota Hiace ranges from 2008-2010 models, which is a great alternative for families looking for an economical campervan hire. Best for 2 adults and two kids, the vehicle is equipped with two rear forward facing seats as well as lap/diagonal seat belts. If you're travelling with your kiddos, don't worry because the child seat restraints can be easily fitted. The adults can opt for the big double bed while the kids can sleep at the spacious loft bed. This campervan is a 4 speed automatic in diesel with power steering and power ABS brakes for a smooth driving.
The Trail Seeker are 2 berth deluxe campervans, ranging from 2008+ models. This unit is generously designed for 2 people, with a spacious double bed and luxury features like bathroom and kitchen with stove, fridge, microwave, utensils, cook ware and crockery. Linens and towels are also provided. As a manual transmission with power steering, this diesel vehicle is comfortable to drive without spending too much.
The 4 berth Trail Blazer 2008-2009 Ford Transit models can easily accommodate up to 4 people through its permanent cab-over double bed and convertible rear dining area. This spacious and posh motorhome defines the true meaning of home away from home with it useful features that include gas stove, heater, microwave, fridge, complete bedding set and more. Also featuring a 5 or 6 speed manual transmission, plus a 2.4L Intercooled turbo diesel, this family unit is great for indoor entertainment, especially for your kids or even the kids at heart.
Travelling with a big group could be tough but with the 6 berth Trail Explorer, comfort and luxury are all in one setting. Yes, this pretty luxurious motorhome is also built upon an older Ford Transit model and provides options, either a 5 or 6 speed manual transmission. The fully equipped kitchen and full shower and toilet provides utmost convenience to everyone on-board. Aside from the normal sleeping places at the back and at the cab-over, the dinette also converts into a snug double bed.
Tui Bush Camper
If you're on a honeymoon or just looking for an adventurous holiday, then the compact Tui Bush Camper 2 berth is the one for you and your partner. This particular motorhome is ideal for those travellers with a heart for adventure. Never miss some outdoor fun like trekking, camping off the beaten tracks, biking and a lot more with this roomier and reliable 2009 Toyota HiLux. The extra fuel capacity means longer trip for active-seeking couples. And whether you want to eat inside with nice ventilation or catch some fresh air while eating your fave cuisine, the choice is yours because you are provided with a rear awning as well as pop top roof for extra space and cooler ambiance.
For a simple yet memorable glamping, rent out this 2 berth Deluxe Sleepervan. This appears to be ultimate choice for couples or individuals who do not need a bit of extra space but rather more on luxury features. It's very clear that the unit has limited internal height but a tour inside the vehicle will let you appreciate the practical layout fitted in the main cabin. This Toyota Voxy is not just compact but also very easy to drive with a CVT Automatic transmission. Parking in standard spaces is a piece of cake.
As the standard excess insurance cover is part of the standard rate, you still have the option to reduce your liability to NIL at at a fixed rate of NZ$30/ day or $37/ day for drivers under 25 years (all motorhomes except for Deluxe Sleepervan at NZ$20/ day or $25/ day for drivers under 25 years). Availing of the excess reduction also covers damage to windscreens, including replacement, and accidental damage to tyres.
Tui started with an extremely solid reputation of providing excellent older vehicles that have been retired from their luxury rental fleet. However, their top-notch customer service has been tested over the years. Time and again, Tui is now struggling in getting high marks from their customers. Still, they try to be honest about what they will and will not repair in the event of an accident, especially with the insurance coverage. There are also certain instances of existing damages that were billed erroneously to the renter. In case you rent from them, it is very important to thoroughly review all of your service agreements and insurance papers. Few customers walk away quite pleased with their holiday while most are completely disappointed.
Basically, if you rent with Tui, you will get an older vehicle that is beautifully maintained (hopefully) and comes with all the luxury in its field. This company do cares about its customers but their reputation says otherwise.