Vivo Campervans Review

Rated 5.0 / 5 from 3 reviews

Editors Review

Last Updated: 7/31/19

A family-run campervan rental in Ararimu, Auckland, Vivo Campervans features a fleet of all 6 berth units that provide comfort and space to families in need of a quality road trip.

About Vivo Campervans 

With space and comfort in mind, this local rental company makes sure to provide a convenient holiday the moment they meet you at the airport. Vivo Campervans may not be that well known but they are a nice substitute to large, not-so-friendly rental companies in Auckland. Accordingly, there would be more personalized rentals, customized itineraries, plus your kids can wander around their small farm with horses and livestock while you attend the short familiarization drive! But just take note that the company's rental only revolves around their highly-specialized campervans that cater families up to 6. The rates are not directed to the budget market—instead, these are close to mid-range up to high-end prices.


Since this is a small family-owned entity, they only have a limited selection of campervans—all of which are 6 berth units with 150-horsepower diesel engine paired with a powerful six-speed automatic transmission, making it very easy to maneuver like that of an SUV. Their fleet of premium Fiat and Ducato vehicles are all under 1 year old, which is very attractive, with less wear and tear issues. Designed for comfort and fitted with all essentials, Vivo Campervans allows you to have a relaxing self-drive NZ vacation.

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6-berth Vivo Camper

The set of Vivo campervans are composed of three units of the same models based upon a Ducato Chassis, with the interiors designed by popular Benimar. The 5 campervans are diesel-powered for economy and are equipped with safety gear that includes fire extinguisher. If you are with your kids, you can request for child restraint seats. For better driving, the vehicles come with armchair style driver's seat, large rearview mirrors, and Navman GPS system. Aside from the  230v/50HZ New Zealand powered, each unit has a built-in USB charging ports.

The campervans are well fitted for a group up to six adults. Choose your own sleeping area— rear single bunk beds, cab-over double bed or sofa sleeper. A single set of duvets, sheets, and pillows are provided for your comfort. Also on board is a full bathroom with shower & toilet, including a hot water system. For kitchen needs, there's a large-sized fridge with freezer, three burner gas hob, oven, stainless steel sink with hot/ cold water options, toaster, kettle, and all other kitchen utensils. And for your entertainment, you are equipped with a satellite flat-screen TV.


There is a security deposit of NZ$5,000, but you can reduce it to NZ$0 if you avail yourself of their Liability Reduction Insurance at NZ$40/day. If you choose not to take out the extra insurance, the NZ$5,000 deposit is fully refundable on the return of an undamaged vehicle.


Vivo Campervans not really well known in the campervan rental industry in Auckland given their small size, but their renters so far seem very happy. With only positive reviews on our site, Rankers and Google, Vivo Campervans appears to be a pleasant replacement if you are looking for a 6 berth campervan hire but the big players don't really interest you. Vivo is small, quaint and unhip with the tough competition among other rental businesses, and religiously maintain their fleet of quality 6-berth units so you too can leave a 5-star review here at Hit The Road once you have experienced them


For a breath of fresh air from commercialized rentals, you can hire a premium 6 berth campervan with personalized rentals from Vivo Campervans. 

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  • Premium quality campervans
  • Convenient depot location
  • More personalized rental
  • Suitable for families and groups


  • Only one branch
  • Fleet focuses only on 6 berth units
  • Rates and insurance options are quite pricey


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J. feasey - avatar not loaded
, Australia
1 Review

"5 Star Experience."

  • Reviewed 5 years ago

My Partner and I had a great time away and would highly recommend Vivo as a value for money alternative to the big name companies available, Clean, near new, & comfortable to drive, thanks John for picking us up, running through everything and helping us on our way,
Janene & Bob

5Service 5Mechanical 5Interior 5Value
Kim - avatar not loaded
, New Zealand
1 Review

"Great holiday"

  • Reviewed 6 years ago

Travelled from lovely rural pick up
Wonderful new van with all the little details thought of for us. We enjoyed our trip and loved the easy driving of this van

5Service 5Mechanical 5Interior 5Value
P and K - avatar not loaded
, United Kingdom
1 Review

"Fantastic company"

  • Reviewed

We rented a 6 berth for 4 adults and a teenage boy. The bunk bed option plus queen plus double is a perfect configuration, everyone was snug. The van itself was sparklingly clean, it drove beautifully and was very new. John and Kim could not have been kinder. We had a fabulous time over the Christmas period, and 2 weeks spent touring North Island turned into an unforgettable experience.

5Service 5Mechanical 5Interior 5Value