“I hired a Toyota Hiace, The Original 3, for 53 days for me alone from 1 March – 22 April, 2016. It was exactly what I expected to get, when hiring a 17-year-old campervan – you can see that many people used it before. But that’s no problem for me.
All tanks were full and the car was clean when I picked it up. Had also been fresh serviced – perfect! The car runs with petrol and needs between 12,5 – 14 liters/100km. Everything worked perfectly and I had no problems – just had to exchange the fuse for the waterpump which cost $3.
Car is certified self-contained, which is very helpful for the countless free camping areas. Picked it up and dropped it off in Christchurch – very helpful and friendly staff there. Because I had to wait a little bit when picking it up, I got a GPS for free for the whole 53 days! Was a very good experience with Happy Campers and would choose this company again. Nothing to complain about – a straight 10!” – Georg H, Australia
“Arriving in New Zealand after a long flight from Toronto, Canada, we were greeted by a friendly representative from Happy Campers. After checking in, and completing the paper work, we were shown all the features of our campervan and how they all worked. Before driving away, we discovered the air conditioning in the vehicle did not work. The Happy Campers technician found the problem and needed 3 hours to make the repairs. In the mean time, they provided us with a car so that we could begin our sight seeing and not lose any time for the minor inconvenience.
When we returned to the depot, the campervan was ready and waiting for us. I must say that we were a little apprehensive due to the age and mileage of the vehicle but it performed flawlessly for the 6 weeks that we enjoyed its use. On our first morning, we found that the coffee press had a small crack in it and after a quick phone call we were asked to purchase a new one and would be reimbursed on our return. All in all, we had a great time traveling throughout New Zealand and our Happy 2 made it much more enjoyable. I would recommend Happy Campers to anyone traveling in New Zealand” – Harold, Canada
“Overall, an excellent experience. Happy Campers is a friendly and helpful company. Good value baseline – 45 NZD during low season. Basic, but functional, facilities. All equipment provided. Van easy to drive and good mileage.
We rented the camper for five weeks in June/July. Overall it was a fantastic experience. There were three of us, for three weeks, and then only two for the final two weeks. We were able to cover the majority of the North and South Islands in that time. Happy Campers is a fantastic company – they had no problem with us picking up and dropping off the van a few days early. Molly, the GM at the Auckland depot, was really helpful and talked us through all we needed to know before we set off. She was always easy to contact, too.
The van was a 3 berth Toyota Hiace. It was a tight squeeze for three but had no problems at all. More than enough space for two people. Facilities are basic but do the job. Two gas hobs and a grill which are great for cooking up a pasta or a curry. Electric toaster and kettle also provided for when plugged into mains.
Bed and bedding very comfortable. All bedding, cutlery, cooking equipment, towels etc. was provided. Despite being there in winter, we were never cold in bed. Condensation was sometimes a problem in the morning but was quickly resolved because the A/C was very good.
The van, which is probably 10-years-old max, was easy to drive and we didn’t have any problems. Can be difficult to drive when windy. We totaled 6,000 km by the end of the trip. Good mileage too.” – Kylie, United Kingdom
“Great experience! The service we received was spot on. The employees, that we worked with, were very helpful and ready to help when we asked. Even included a shuttle to the airport and some great tips on places to see. Only wish we had more time. The campervan was good. A bit older but that’s okay – no issues with any equipment. Thanks for a great trip and we would suggest this company to anyone looking for a stress free holiday.” – Patrick, Germany
“Great service! Stayed late to wait for us because our flight was delayed. Very happy with our self-contained, 4 berth motorhome – easy to drive and a comfy bed!” – David, United Kingdom
“We can highly recommend Happy Campers. The vehicle (Happier 3) was beyond our expectations. We did 3,000km in 2 weeks and the car went perfectly. The customer service was great, too. Molly is very competent and incredibly helpful. She even delivered my camera (which I left in the camper on our return) to my home in Auckland, personally. Thanks Molly! That was really outstanding.” – Bernd, Germany