Walkabout Rentals Review

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Editors Review

Walkabout Rentals is unique in that they offer luxury campervans for hire at rates that place them in the midrange market. If you’d like to be pampered on the road but don’t want to break the bank, Walkabout Rentals is worth your consideration.

About Walkabout Rentals

Walkabout Rentals is unique in that they offer luxury campervans for hire at rates that place them in the midrange market. If you’d like to be pampered on the road but don’t want to break the bank Walkabout Rentals is worth your consideration— but there is a catch. The catch is that the vast majority of campervans for hire at Walkabout Rentals are early model vehicles – most having been manufactured between 2007 – 2009. Is this a problem? Well, that depends. The company offers extras like unlimited kilometers, free transit to airports and hotels, no credit card fees or diesel road taxes, and— maybe coolest of all – free wifi on your campervan. That way you can update Facebook in real-time with pictures from your holiday to make all the folks back home jealous!


So, the Walkabout Rentals fleet is composed of nice vehicles but they’re just not the newest vehicles out there, especially for the older Mitsubishi Fuso. They have recent addition to their selection- the Magis and the Prestige, both ranging from 2015 to 2017 model. Whether or not that’s a problem depends on what you’re looking for in a campervan. One other thing to keep in mind: the campervans for hire operate on 5 speed transmissions and 6 speed automatic transmission


Prestige 2 Berth

Prestige 2 berth motorhome for hire from Walkabout Rentals New Zealand

The Prestige 2 berth are fine European-styled units with a sleek exterior and a nice bathroom with panoramic skylight and Thetford flush chemical toilet. A right hand drive motorhome, Prestige is simply a pure luxury for fancy travellers looking for a fancy trip. Because of its Fiat 2.3 Turbo Multijet diesel engine, cruise control, ABS brakes, LED driving lights and reverse parking sensors, driving this unit is like a breeze. Inside, there are 4 safety belts that gives you a hint that you can squeeze in two extra passengers during your trip. In addition, there's a gas heating for added comfort.

Magis 3 Berth

Magis 3 berth motorhome for hire from Walkabout Rentals New Zealand

The most recent addition to the Walkabout fleet is the elegant 3 berth Magi, an Italian designed luxury motorhome. This fancy unit is all about posh amenities, starting with a separate shower and toilet to LED lighting in the entire main cabin. The 2 single beds at the rear are very functional in terms of keeping your stuff intact because it features an underneath storage, and the front lounge area transforms into a roomy single bed. Not only that, this lowline unit is furnished with a big rear garage for your outdoor equipment 

Mitsubishi Fuso 4 Berth

Fuso 4 berth motorhome for hire from Walkabout Rentals New Zealand

There are two Mitsubishi Fuso on fleet: the 4 berth and 6 berth motorhomes. The smaller model, in particular, has so much space to offer— whether you want to sleep at the rear or on the front lounge and store your things underneath the bed or in the outside lockers. This 4 berth unit in 5 speed manual is powered by a 3.9 diesel engine and features remote central locking, electric windows, and diesel heating. Equipped with TV/ CD player, stereo, shower and electric flush toilet, kitchen with fridge, microwave and burner gas hob & grill, your holiday inside this 2008 to 2009 motorhome will surely be a success. 

Mitsubishi Fuso 6 Berth

Fuso 6 berth motorhome for hire from Walkabout Rentals New Zealand

The 6 berth Mitsubishi Fuso gives you more than space and comfort than you need. A 2009 to 2010 model with seating for 3 in the front and 4 behind driver, the motorhome is a suitable option for bigger groups. With a separate lounge for indoor relaxation and huge windows for panoramic viewing, the unit truly provides a home away from home ambiance. The model, however, is much bigger compared to other vehicles on fleet, so parking on standard places might be an issue. 


Walkabout Rentals is one of the few NZ rental companies that require a compulsory insurance charge. For NZ$20.00 per day, you will be covered for windscreen damage and flat tyres. All rentals must comply with the security deposit amounting to NZ$2000.00 including GST for Mitsubishi Motorhomes and $3500 Bond for all  Fiat campervans through credit card payment. There are no options to limit the excess but the company offers a global travel insurance policy at a minimal cost to cover the vehicle excess insurance as well as medical expenses, travel delays and more. 


If you’re worried about dependability, don’t be. These are good, reliable vehicles. The entire range of campervans for hire from Walkabout Rentals are well-maintained to ensure that you can trust them out on the road. Though what might be a problem is the fact that, as other units are early model vehicles and don’t feature all the bells and whistles of the newest campervans for hire in New Zealand.  Still, they have other options for those looking recent luxury models with lesser possibility of vehicle breakdown. 


Overall, Walkabout Rentals is worth a try if you’re looking for luxury on a budget and don’t mind experiencing that luxury in a slightly older campervan. The campervans at Walkabout Rentals are nice, no question, but they aren't on the cutting-edge and some other companies can give you a much better deal at same price. 

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  • luxury vehicles at midrange price
  • reliable campervans despite of being older versions
  • free wifi on your campervan


  • Earlier models on selection
  • After-sales problems like delayed refund of security deposit
  • Many issues about campervan faclities


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J. Marline - avatar not loaded
, Italy
1 Review

"Good NZ Company to Deal with"

  • Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hired a automatique camper in Italy and we met some people who had travelled to nz and hired a automatique camper from Walkabout so we decided to contac walkabout . Noeleen helped us a lot . we were shown all about the camping car ( kiwis- call motorhome) we enjoyed the camper it was 1 year old Fiat - very nice and good price . We so want to come back to nz and see nice scenery and we use Walkabout again

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Quality - avatar not loaded
, Switzerland
1 Review

"29 days with problems at the gearbox lever"

  • Reviewed 1 year ago

we had a Prestige 2015 Fiat 2 berth hired for 29 days . starting in Auckland and return at Christchurch
the rental was booked in August 17, with the beg to the rental company for advice and recomendations regardingthe time for north +southisland as well as the ferry from wellington to picton. An other question was the hotel for pickup at Auckland after landing. no answer till a 2nd request. at the take over the van i realized difficultes with the gearboxlever! But Walkabout official ment : "You are not used to drive a Fiat/Van" the adjustment is Proper. the wrong adjustment ended up wih a crack at the small window at rear door! caused by the wrong adjustment the van moved backwards instead foreward an a Knob in the bushwood cracked the outside Polymer shield. Walkabout required an unbelievable high amount for the repair and gave no support to deposit the cost at the additional Insurance, the forced me to sign at the take over. They have no respect to Customers and dont help them to get fair solution ! I cant recommend, because advice and treatment are not positive.

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