Wilderness Motorhomes Review

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There’s a lot to like about Wilderness: a nice range of vehicles, good prices, and excellent customer service. If you’re looking for a campervan for hire in New Zealand chances are there’s something you’ll like at Wilderness. Read this review for details...

If you’re planning to tour New Zealand by campervan you need to start with two questions: “How much campervan do I need?” and “How much am I willing to pay for it?”

No matter the way you answer the first question, Wilderness will likely have what you’re in the market for. Their range of vehicles is impressive.

Hitting the road with a friend? Wilderness has five different 2 berth campervan models to choose from. Our personal favorite is the Base Jumper 2.

The Base Jumper 2 is designed and manufactured for adventure. Built on the Fiat Ducato – the only van in the world designed specifically for campervans – this vehicle is just as good off the beaten path as it is in downtown Auckland.

And while the Base Jumper 2 is ideal for folks looking for an adventurous holiday, it also provides a lot of luxury on the road: in-van toilet and shower, nice kitchenette, considerable storage space, and comfy double bed.

The diesel-fueled engine means your money goes farther at the pump, and the vehicle’s ergonomic design makes handling and parking simple. One thing to keep in mind: The Base Jumper 2 operates on a 6 speed manual transmission, so if you’re rusty with a stick shift that might be a problem.

Want to take the whole family on a New Zealand adventure but don’t need all the space of a 6 berth campervan? The Base Jumper 4 is built to the same exacting standards as its 2 berth sibling, but is spacious enough to fit 2 adults and 2 children.

New Zealand begs to be explored. This is one of the most beautiful destinations on the planet. But depending on the time of year you visit there can be a pretty good amount of rainfall. If the idea of kids in a campervan on a rainy day sounds like a recipe for disaster you’ll be glad to know the Base Jumper 4 features a 15” LCD screen and CD/DVD combo. And with a surround sound stereo system it’s like having a home theatre out on the road. Just the thing for keeping the kids occupied if the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Finally, if you want to go all out and take a crew of 6 adults out into the wilds of New Zealand you can do so in style with the Longboarder 6. This is a fully-kitted campervan that features in-van toilet and shower, three comfortable double beds, solar power, generous water supply, kitchen and more.

No matter the size campervan you decide to go with you’ll enjoy some nice perks like comprehensive insurance, 24-hour roadside assistance, kitchen equipment, linen and bedding, and guide books.

Alright, so onto question two: “How much am I willing to spend?”

Wilderness keeps their pricing competitive by offering campervans for hire that are typically three to four years old. No, these aren’t the newest vehicles on the road but they’re well-maintained, generally low mileage vehicles.

Wilderness isn’t trying to target the budget market – you won’t find the cheapest campervans for hire in New Zealand here. But their rates aren’t outrageous, and for everything that’s included there’s good value on offer.

A review of Wilderness wouldn’t be complete without mentioning their stellar customer service which hardly has an equal if you look around to see what people are saying.

A great range of awesome vehicles, competitive prices, and killer customer service. Wilderness comes recommended if you’re considering a campervan for hire in New Zealand.

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