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Rental campervans, cars and motorhomes in Nelson, New Zealand

Campervans, rental cars & 4 wheel drives - New Zealand's long term rental specialists


Kiwi Campervans was established in 1991 as a small family enterprise. We have been offering our customers personal attention and top service for nearly two decades. We want you to enjoy your stay in our beautiful country and like to help you make your visit memorable!

Kiwi Campervans is based in one of the sunniest areas in New Zealand; not far from the world famous Abel Tasman National Park and the Marlborough Sounds.

With personal commitment and experience Dieter Wenzel and Karin Roehling will provide you with the best possible personal service. That includes free transfer to and from Nelson airport, as well as free B&B on our small deer farm, when your booking commences from Nelson.

We offer B&B and farm-stay for longer periods on our small farm (incl. courtesy car) for those who want to relax and experience the Nelson region. Enjoy breakfast on the verandah overlooking Tasman Bay. We are happy to help you with ferry bookings and hotel or backpacker reservations. We can also organise inland flights or a trip with the magnificent Trans Alpine Express, said to be one the most beautiful train rides in the world.

On request we can supply

  • Navigation System
  • Bikes
  • Prepaid mobile phones
  • Ham radio equipment
  • Baby seats and Booster seats, etc
  • Tramping guide
  • 4WD guide for the North and South Islands
  • Other extras on request

Conditions of campervan and rental car hire:

WE DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA FOR RUC = Road User Charges = Diesel Tax!

DAILY HIRE RATES are calculated on each calendar day, not a 24 hour day. Minimum hire period of 7 days (Xmas & New Year minimum 21 days). Unlimited km and GST Tax included. Insurance extra.

VISA & MASTERCARD are accepted for the deposit, hire fees and bond. A deposit of $500 is required to secure your booking.

PAYMENT The balance of the payment for the hire and additional reservations (e.g. ferry, etc.) is due 30 days before pickup, by credit card or local cheque.

BOND of $2,000 is required on pickup payable by credit card.
LDW INSURANCE is available at extra cost, which reduces the insurance excess to $500

DRIVING LICENSE Nationals of Australia, South Africa, USA, Canada, and Europe, can use their national drivers' license. No international driver's license required. 2 named drivers maximum per vehicle.

MINIMUM AGE of all drivers is 21 years and 3 years driving experience.

INSURANCE Vehicle and third party insurance is mandatory at the rate listed under the 2010-2011 tariffs. The hirer/driver is responsible for the first $2,000 of all claims, (windscreen and tires are not covered). The windscreen can be covered for an extra $100.

DEPOTS are at Auckland, Christchurch and Nelson. Picton, Blenheim and Greymouth on request.

ONE WAY and RETURN hires are accepted, no charges between depots. Relocation fees are payable for other places or if the drop-off depot is changed during the hire.

FREE TRANSFERS between CHC airport and depot during business hours for bookings of 21 days or more. Arrival flight details and contact address are required.One free transport with AKL hires only.

PICKUPS from 8 am and drop-offs until 6.00 pm at the Nelson base, latest return in AKL and CHC is 4.30 pm, pick-up and return outside those times may be accepted, please check with the head office!

INTER-ISLAND or BLUEBRIDGE FERRY bookings should be made at time of vehicle reservation and they can be changed at no charge through Kiwi Campervans, subject to availability.

LATE RETURNS will be charged at double daily rates plus costs.

FUEL tank will be full on pickup and has to be returned full. Drop-off refill charged to hirer.

CANCELLATIONS Where bookings are canceled within 30 days of the pickup date or if the client does not arrive to collect the vehicle, no refunds will be paid.
Cancellations received more than 30 days prior to the reservation date will forfeit their deposit of $500.

REFUNDS will not be paid for voluntary downgrade of a vehicle or unused hire days.

SUPPLY We reserve the right to substitute a comparable campervan if the reserved campervan is not available. This shall not constitute a breach of contract and does not entitle the hirer to any form of refund. Should a substitute not be available, our liability is limited to a full refund of monies received by Kiwi Campervans Ltd.

BOND is held subject to the terms and conditions of the contract, e.g. the safe return of the vehicle in an undamaged, complete and reasonable clean condition. Toilet and waste water tank must be emptied prior to return of the vehicle or an additional cleaning fee of $300 will apply.

NO SMOKING applies to all Kiwi Campervans' vehicles. If special cleaning is required, an extra fee OF NZ$ 300 will apply.

MECHANICAL FAILURE Complete lost days will be refunded. No liability is accepted for alternative arrangements by customers.
PROBLEMS shall be reported immediately for prompt attention, retrospective claims can not be recognized. Damage to the clutch due to false handling of the campervan is to be paid by the customer.

NOTE Refunds will be handled by the Nelson office. Specifications may vary between individual vehicles. No refunds will be given for unused hirage. The hires are subject to the terms and conditions of the rental contract. All rights are reserved to refuse any hire under any circumstance. Rates and terms may change without notice. These terms and conditions of September 2016 supersede all previous. Legal domicile Nelson, New Zealand.

CURRENCY is New Zealand dollars.

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