Wendekreisen Review

Customer rated 1.4 / 5 from 2 reviews

Editors Review

“Wendekreisen” is German for “make a circle” – as in traveling around the globe. If your world travels have brought you to the Pacific, Wendekreisen has a wide range of luxury and budget campervans for hire in New Zealand. Is this curiously named company right for you? Read this review of Wendekreisen to find out!

As you might guess from their name, Wendekreisen caters to international travelers on holiday in New Zealand. Their customer service team speaks Deutsch and François, as well as English – very helpful if English isn’t your native tongue.

Flying into New Zealand? Wendekreisen operates branches in both Auckland and Christchurch and they offer free transport between these branches and the international airports.

The language options and free transport make Wendekreisen a good choice for international travelers. Now what can those travelers expect in a campervan for hire from Wendekreisen?

One of the first things you’ll notice about Wendekreisen is their huge selection of campervans for hire. With more than ten models available there’s something in their range of vehicles to fit nearly all budgets and travel needs.

If you’ll be touring New Zealand with just one other person the Koru Star 2 Berth ST is a fine choice. These campervans are compact, but that doesn’t mean they lack for luxury: shower and toilet, two burner gas stove, fridge, hot and cold pressurized water, and CD/MP3 player stereo are just some of features you’ll find onboard the Koru Star 2 Berth ST.

The Koru Star 2 Berth ST is built from a 2010 or newer Mazda E Hitop. This is a well-designed, reliable vehicle. However, it is only available with a 5-speed manual transmission, so keep that in mind if you’re more comfortable operating an automatic.

Traveling with a larger group? Wendekreisen also has 4 and 6 berth campervans for hire. Like their smaller sibling, the Koru 4 Berth and Koru 6 Berth are impressive vehicles that allow you to bring a lot of luxury on the road. These are later model vehicles – 2006 or newer – but they’ve been well-maintained so dependability isn’t an issue. Wendekreisen’s luxury range of vehicles is impressive: a good selection of campervans at competitive rates. If you’re looking to save money on your tour of New Zealand, however, Wendekreisen also offers a budget range of campervans for hire.

The budget range of campervans for hire at New Zealand has 2, 2+1, and 4 berth vehicles available. You won’t find the newest campervans on the market here – they’re all 1999 or later models. Still, these are quality campervans that offer nice features and reliable transportation for your New Zealand holiday.

So whether you’re looking to hire a luxury campervan or would like to save a bit of money, Wendekreisen has something available. This wide selection of campervans for hire at various price points is probably Wendekreisen’s most striking feature. What else about the company stands out?

They offer some nice perks like 24-hour roadside assistance, unlimited kilometers, and no hidden fees. Little things like these go a long way towards ensuring a stress-free holiday.

Is Wendekreisen the best choice in campervans for hire in New Zealand? That’s hard to say. With so many campervan hire companies available it’s a very competitive market. But Wendekreisen certainly stands out for the simple fact that they have a large range of vehicles available at number of price points. For this reason alone they’re worth checking out.

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, Singapore
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"Read the fine print"

  • Reviewed 4 months ago

They make you sign lots of clauses and conditions that guarantee you will be responsible if something were to go wrong. Our van broke down soon after took off and had to be towed back for repair. We were offered a courtesy car to continue our trip but the promise to deliver the van to Dunedin wasn't uphold (so we drove back). They claimed that the damage was beyond repair and our rental fee forfeited due to driver error (double check what you sign). Most of their staffs were friendly though.

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, Canada
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"Make sure of your plan before you book"

  • Reviewed 7 months ago

Make sure of your plans before you book. We reserved through one of the consolidators and ended up with a Wendekreisen booking. Any change, even one month before your pick up is considered a cancellation and they charge a lot for cancellations. They say it is 30% but once you read the fine print it costs much more (you forfeit your deposit PLUS 30% of total cost!!)
We wanted to change route to start and end in Auckland (i.e. nothing remote!) They had vehicles available but wouldn't change our existing reservation so we had to cancel and book with someone else. They would rather have our fee and then rerent our vehicle.

2Service 1Mechanical 1Interior 1Value