Welcome to NZ Kombi Hire

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Explore New Zealand's stunning scenery in one of our retro kombi camper vans.

​New Zealand Kombi Hire is based in Invercargill, the lower South Island of New Zealand - an ideal starting point to begin your kombi van experience.

On our back doorstep is the haven of Stewart Island; the gateway to the Catlins on the East Coast; the Southern Scenic Route to the West; or the central road to the majestic mountain views of Queenstown and beyond.

we want you to have an awesome experience!

All our kombi's have their own unique personalities.

Let's see if we can match their vibe to yours.

Only 6 visual quickfire questions in our fun quiz to find out the kombi for you!

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We're Lynda & Warren

Adventure following KOMBI FANATICS, seeking the thrill OF NEW ROAD TRIPS

Born and raised here, we've travelled overseas many times which has been amazing to experience different countries and cultures - we feel priviledged to have done so.

Back home though, we've discovered that we get a huge buzz out of driving our retro kombi van, Aggiee, and exploring New Zealand's stunning country, from small towns to cities, from beaches to lakes, from mountains to the bush. We've got it all here!

"Happy to be on the road again?" I'll say to Warren as he gets behind the wheel at the start of our road trip. "Always" is the answer I get - Every. Single. Time!

Makes our day when we get a wave, a thumbs up, or even yells and hang five's from people hanging out their windows - wouldn't that make your day?

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From the mountains & trees

to the beaches and sea, i love it all.

I'm Warren - or Wazzr to my mates. I'm from a farming background - a typical kiwi with a DIY attitude. 

Hunting and gathering is one of my passions and any chance I get I'll be out there - stalking white tail deer on Stewart Island or tramping through the Longwoods, Riverton - snorkelling for paua at Riverton or Bluff - diving for crayfish in Doubtful Sound - blue cod fishing on Foveaux Strait - and this was awesome, I got to go fishing out from Auckland and caught my first snapper! Photography is another biggie, and visiting Doubtful Sound each year has provided me with amazing photo opportunities of some of our NZ wild life.

Having owned a mechanical workshop for a lot of years now, it's been a bit of an occupational hazard to collect vehicles (ask my other half about this - she probably won't call it a "collection") Not sure how or why the collection expanded to kombi vans but there you go - and here we are!  

That buzz we get when we're driving our retro kombi van? I want you to feel that buzz too - it makes my day when we meet you at the end of your trip with grins so wide because of the awesome time you've had!

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From the love of the open road

to that feeling of freedom.
i love it.

I'm Lynda, creative is my middle name! Everything clothing or handcraft oriented, from gardening or creating in the kitchen, to artwork and amateur photography, even dabbled in some darkroom photo developing.  I LOVE black and white film photography most of all -it's so expressive!

A total introvert who hates small talk, I can still talk your ear off about kombi's, my fur babies, and sewing, which just happens to be my other great passion. Most days you'll find me proudly wearing something handmade (and funny thing, that retro vibe extends to my new/old-look Singer sewing machine - guess I love retro anything!)

I want you to feel that excitement, that passion, that happy, holiday experience - one you're going to talk about for years - because we only get one life and I want you to make the most of yours!

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MAKING DREAMS COME TRUE

46 Ward St, Invercargill, New Zealand

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We believe IT'S ALL ABOUT the

not just the destination

Journey

From the very moment you hop up into that retro kombi, for us that signals the excitement of the unknown.

Where will you head this time? What direction to take? Which coast has the best weather? What haven't we seen before? 

If you've never experienced  the pure joy of the unexpected, prepare yourself for a great adventure!

We totally believe it's all about the journey.

DELIVERING THE UNEXPECTED

We aim for you to experience more FUN than you thought possible.
After all, you deserve it.

Maybe it's been a hard year, a long road, some ups, some downs, but this is it! This is where you get to soothe your soul. You deserve this.

A holiday in your own country, an overseas vacation, a short break from the daily grind, whatever you can manage - a kombi road trip will certainly cut the mustard.

We just KNOW you will have so much fun on your journey!

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Unexpected

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You can never put a price on an experience, you only get one life. 

You totally cannot put a price on an experience!

The excitement of the open road, new towns, cities, beaches, bush, mountains. New Zealand is a country of extremes, of grand vistas, scenery so stunning it will blow your mind! 

From thrill seeking adventures, to quiet walks - from hustling, bustling cities to small, quaint old time kiwi towns.

We've got it all here - so come and join us, we'd love to see you.

let's do this!

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Our Kombi's

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Our kombi camper vans are all kitted out with everything you need for an awesome adventure. Our vans are not self-contained however - we therefore advise stopping at camping spots with toilet facilities.

We require an hour of your time at pick-up to show you the ropes, to go over the individual quirks of your home away from home, and finally, to give you some advice on driving a retro van in New Zealand.

You then get to hit the road, pick up some groceries to start you off, take in the scenery along the way, and most of all - enjoy the adventure.

So just pack your clothes, along with your enthusiasm, to experience the best road trip ever!









first up is rhonda

Ready to meet the gang?

1971 bay window camper van

You love people but are comfortable with silence? Then Rhonda is the girl for you - she's a conversation starter and you'll not have a shortage of people wanting to stop and chat when you're with her.

You can rely on Rhonda for wherever your adventure might take you. Steadily cruising around the South Island up one coast and down the other, or through the centre to the Sounds and back again for an unforgettable adventure.

We have no doubt you'll fall head over heels for Rhonda!

THE DETAILS:

– 1.8L 4 speed manual gear lever
– Double bed + 2 child bed over top to hold less than 70kg
– Separate awning available
– 2 single burner gas cookers
– Fold out table
– 50L Fridge
– Sink
– Power/12v dual battery
– USB charger – double
– Cooking equipment/Crockery/Utensils
– Linen provided (covered foam mattress/sheet/duvet/blankets/pillows/towels)

MEET esther

Reliable Rhonda

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1972 bay window camper van

THE DETAILS:

– 1.8L 4 speed manual gear lever
– Double bed + 2 child bed over top to hold less than 70kg
– Separate awning available
– 2 single burner gas cookers
– Fold out table
– 50L Fridge
– Power/12v dual battery
– USB charger – double
– Cooking equipment/Crockery/Utensils
– Linen provided (covered foam mattress/
   sheet/duvet/blankets/pillows/towels)

meet pippi

Elegant Esther

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Esther is elegant, original and retro, inside and out. No fakeness here my friend!

If you enjoy exploring and going on new adventures, then Esther is more than ready to take you wherever your intuitive nature guides you, leading you somewhere just as amazing as the last adventure you had.

The Catlins, Fiordland, the cities, the mountains, steady as she goes, Esther will be with you every step of the way.

We think Esther's quiet, unobtrusive nature will make you fall in love with her and not want your adventures with her to end!

1975 bay window camper van

THE DETAILS:

– 1.8L 4 speed manual gear lever
– Double bed + 2 child bed over top to hold
   less than 70kg
– Separate awning available
– 2 single burner gas cookers
– Fold out table
– 50L Fridge
– Power/12v dual battery
– USB charger – double
– Cooking equipment/Crockery/Utensils
– Linen provided (covered foam mattress/
   sheet/duvet/blankets/pillows/towels)

 NESSA is next

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Purple Pippi

If you're great at forging connections with people, then Pippi is the girl for you! She's a star attraction and you'll be making friends all over the place when you're hitting the road for new adventures.

Spontaneity is the perfect attribute for kombi road trips - you can change your whim at the next crossroads, and Pippi will go with the flow!

Pippi likes to wow the crowds with her colour, and cruises around the South Island, spreading her good-time purple vibes!

We think you'll love Pippi's purple style!

1971 bay window camper van

THE DETAILS:

– 1.6L 4 speed manual gear lever
– Double bed
– Separate awning available
– 2 single burner gas cookers
– Fold out table
– Powertech Portable 30L Fridge/Freezer
– Power/12v dual battery
– USB charger – double
– Cooking equipment/Crockery/Utensils
– Linen provided (covered foam mattress/
   sheet/duvet/blankets/pillows/towels)

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Nessa the Bold

Nessa is a stand out van, that's for sure! You'll either be a lover or a hater of her colourful appearance.

If you're confident talking to strangers,  then Nessa is the one for you. You'll not be a shrinking violet out there on the roads with her bold, bright vibes. In fact you'll be getting people begging you for a photo with your Nessa!

She'll help you choose the right way at crossroads to reach your desired destination, wherever in our stunning country that might be.

We think Nessa will charm the socks off you, and everyone else she meets on your adventure!

1972 dormobile camper van

THE DETAILS:

– 1.6L 4 speed manual gear lever
– Double bed
– Separate awning available
– 2 single burner gas cookers
– Fold out table
– 30L Fridge
– Power/12v dual battery
– USB charger – double
– Cooking equipment/Crockery/Utensils
– Linen provided (covered foam mattress/
   sheet/duvet/blankets/pillows/towels)

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Silver Stella

Stella is a quietly, soothing retro van inside with shiny silver vibes on the outside.

Like a magpie, are you attracted to all that's shiny and glittery? Then Stella is the girl for you.  She'll be a ray of sunshine on your adventures around the South Island of New Zealand.

Steering you towards new roads, whether they lead you to energetic city excitement, or quintessentially iconic small kiwi towns, you're bound to have a stellar journey!

You create quite a bond with these retro vans within a very short time and we think you'll be quietly surprised by how attached you get to our silver Stella!

KIND WORDS from lovely folks

- 48 hour hire
- Pick up and Return must be Invercargill, NZ
- Additional security bond required
       $1,500 if 25 years of age and over
       $2,500 if under 25 years of age
- Unlimited kilometres
- Crockery/utensils/linen included

$397 NZ
2 Nights

Package 3

- Additional security bond required
       $1,500 if 25 years of age and over
       $2,500 if under 25 years of age
- Unlimited kilometres
- Crockery/utensils/linen included
- Pick up day of week flexible
- One way hires available (additional relocation
   fee applies depending on location)

$187 NZ per day
longer than 2 weeks hire

Package 2

- Additional security bond required
       $1,500 if 25 years of age and over
       $2,500 if under 25 years of age
- Unlimited kilometres
- Crockery/utensils/linen included
- Pick up day of week flexible
- One way hires available (additional relocation
   fee applies depending on location)

$197 NZ per day
up to 2 weeks hire

Package 1

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repeat customers eligible
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our dream is to own a split-screen kombi van - rare as hen's teeth and like gold. (this one is beyond repair!)

splitty

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Visit and stay on Stewart Island, NZ.

stewart island

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visit the signpost at Cape Reinga, tip of the North Island, NZ (FYI - this isn't it! Pictured here at Bluff in South Island, NZ)

cape reinga

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live in the country and own some sheep.

sheep

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live for 3 months each year in Italy.

italy

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tour the North Island of NZ in Aggiee.

north island

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see a real, live kiwi in the wild.

kiwi

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experience the mail boat run in Pelorus Sounds, NZ.

mail boat

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take our Aggiee to French Pass, Marlborough Sounds, NZ - the furtherest we got was Elaine Bay (pictured here)

french pass

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experience the overnight cruise in Fiordland, NZ.

doubtful sound

Photo by Colin Watts on Unsplash

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travel on The Lady of the Lake, the Earnslaw, up Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, NZ.

earnslaw

Photo by Josh Withers on Unsplash

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drive to Milford Sound, Fiordland, NZ and travel to the sea on the Milford Mariner

milford sound

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visit these two iconic cities in the USA.

new york & san francisco

Photo by Zach Miles on Unsplash

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build a tiny house and live in the middle of nowhere.

tiny house

Photo by Max Hermansson on Unsplash

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own a Fiat 500C convertible and give her an italian name - vivere!

Vivi

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to travel around NZ in our kombi as a full time job.

kombi touring

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