62 Rankers Reviews
Certified Self Contained Mad Campers have been thoughtfully designed to optimize your travel experience with a high quality, innovative and functional fit out. We're really proud to offer added extras such as an extendable hose tap, a switch board controlling your electrics from the back of the van, and our innovative pull out kitchen that provides you with HEAPS more living space!
North Island ▷ Auckland Region ▷ Auckland
There are a multitude of reasons people choose to travel alone - and here at Mad Campers we respect them all. In fact we’ve gone a step further and created New Zealand’s FIRST single berth self-contained campervan especially for our solo adventurers!
We’re travellers too and understand life’s much better when you are cruising in comfort, so we’ve developed the most comfortable and functional 2 berth campers on the market. Our fleet is entirely AA Safety Certified. Enjoy your NZ adventure!
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The Ultimate Fair-weather adventure van
My partner and I spent 5 weeks in our amazing MAD 2 camper. We travelled one way ChCh to Auck. and loved every second. The van was incredibly reliable, and the engineering support was second-to-none (we broke our key and had to call them on Sunday evening; he picked up immediately and helped sort the problem!)
The MAD colleagues were awesome. They were genuinely passionate about camping, super helpful and really encouraged us to get involved with the MAD challenge (which was awesome)
Inside, the van has a clever set up, maximising space whilst keeping you in the outdoor lifestyle. It was self contained which allowed us to park pretty mush anywhere and cook, camp and enjoy NZ. The bed was comfy; we had adequate storage (especially with the top box), there was a fridge big enough for a few days provisions. The cooking space is great and the utensils perfect (my partners a bit of a snob when it comes to this but he loved the cooking stuff). The sink is small but adequate and the hose is a good addition.
Ultimate adventure van.
The price for our duration couldn't be beaten (believe me, I tried).
Things I wish I had known:
- Take a mosquito net/ hire the net from MAD. Sand flies are NZ version of the Scottish midgy/ hungry mosquitos
- Bunnings shop sell chairs super cheap. Buy these and also stretch to a table - we wished we'd done the latter
- We were incredibly lucky with good weather; the cooking and cleaning set up worked well for us but not sure how it would fair in poorer weather
Access savings worth hundreds of $$ on Top Ranked NZ Accommodation and Activities for just $1 per day.
Très bon road trip sur 15 jours, aucun problème avec le van, très bien équipé pour deux.
Great company with great Campervans for a great value! Would definitely recommend.
We loved our camper! Everything was sweet as!
The staff are very helpful on pick up and give a great introduction to the vehicle. We had a technical issue whilst on the road and they were just a phone call away with assistance. The van itself was in good condition with almost everything you'd need provided from the team and also a great selection of left-over products to pick from at HQ. Downside would be we booked the canopy which was overpriced and never used as it just isn't practical when constantly on the move or even that easy to use.
I would absolutely recommend Mad Campers to everyone! They were such a pleasure to work with from getting my first quote, to dropping my van off as t the end of my trip. Customer service was great, the van had everything we needed, and no complaints at all! Shoutout to Hannah and Elliot for being complete rockstars! Just a word to the wise, save your money and don’t bother with the canopy- it isn’t necessary, and really is a pain to set up. Also, the WiFi is mediocre at best, so probably best to pass on that too. There are I sites EVERYWHERE with info to get you around, and a map was completely adequate to get around since there aren’t many roads and the signage is awesome. Overall, everyone should rent with Mad Campers and have an amazing trip!!
Absolutely incredible company and team that I can’t recommend highly enough. Easily 5*
I did a last minute two week solo trip in a MAD1 and it was amazing. The camper was so well kitted out and every inch of space utilised. It was still pretty chilly at night during my trip but they’d provided a hot water bottle, fleece blanket and had doubled up on the duvets too so there was no issue there.
The camper itself felt super spacious inside and pulling the front seat forward at night made it feel even bigger. Being a solo traveller camper, so the size of a regular car, meant you could park almost anywhere and it was easy to drive on the windy NZ roads.
The bed was really comfortable and interior was spotless and smelt fresh, they clearly take their standards seriously and it definitely showed.
I loved the extra small touches like being provided with washing up liquid, cooking oil and laundry powder.
The team itself were amazing, always on hand when needed and able to organise additional activities at a discounted price on request. They were also able to give me lots of advice on the best hotspots to visit during my trip.
I’d definitely travel with them again.
Thank you for making my trip so amazing!
Wow. We rented a campervan for a little over two weeks in February/March 2019 and had zero, and I truly mean ZERO issues. The van was perfectly stocked, easy to drive, and SO cute. It was fun to wave to other Mad Campers on the road!! We also loved the way the back door opens up - we took full advantage of backing up to gorgeous views and enjoying a book, some lunch, or some wine.
Customer service was lovely as well, we had a small rock chip in the windshield and they made it so easy for us to resolve the issue.
Our time in New Zealand was an absolute dream, I can't wait to do it again and we will certainly be using a Mad Camper!!
We've past 3 weeks in Nz with a campervan MAD2: it was just amazing!
The campervan was perfect and the team Mad Campers was really kind and effective.
Mad Campers responds:
Thanks Amandine! We're stoked to hear you loved NZ and your MAD2 experience! Thanks for sharing your adventure with us and welcome to the MAD family :)
I rent a van this winter during 2/3 weeks with Mad Campers and everything was perfect! Great customer service, the staff was friendly and helpful, the van was the same than in the pictures. Everything we needed was there: plugs for the phone, battery for the fridge, cooking equipment... They even gave us extra blanket and hot-water bottles as we were travelling in winter! Moreover, the van is easy to drive and the size is not too big: we visited all the South Island with it and had no problem at all.
And the most important thing... The van is self contained so you don't have to worry, you can sleep in every campsite!
Mad Campers responds:
Thanks so much for your kind review, Justine! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with Mad Campers and the freedom of our self-contained campers! Thanks for sharing your adventure with us :)
I had a great experience with Mad Campers. Easy checkin, friendly staff, very thorough vehicle orientation. I had an older Nissan van, which showed its age but ran well with no problems. The vehicle was well equipped for my needs (solo travel on N Island in fall). Plenty warm at night up in the mountains.
One consideration: I'm nearly 2 meters tall, and while I fit in the drivers seat, my visibilty could have been better. I just obsessively checked my mirrors. Likewise, I fit on the bed just fine diagonally, but it would have been a tight squeeze with two people.
Mad Campers responds:
Thanks for your feedback and review, Scott! We are really stoked to hear you enjoyed your experience with Mad Campers - and congrats on completing the Mad Challenge!
We try to be very transparent online and over communications regarding the dimensions of the camper/bed, to help people on the taller side make an informed decision. Glad to hear you managed to fit and make it work :)
Smooth ride, helpful staff, fast respond to contact and amazing company, what else do you want from this? The car might be smaller and no powered (though they have 2nd battery for your need if you want to charge or want to listen music while you sleep) than the other camper van out there, but if you're only going solo or couple, you could'n find a better company than this.
Thanks Madcamper for bringing the camping van experience.
Mad Campers responds:
Thanks for taking the time to post your review, Indra!! We are so stoked to hear you loved NZ and enjoyed your Mad Campers experience!! Welcome to the Mad Campers family and hopefully we'll see you again soon for another epic roady :)
We rented a van from both Auckland and Christchurch. The customer service was fantastic! All correspondences were done in a timely manor. My questions were kindly answered. The vans were clean and in good working order. I would highly recommend this company.
Mad Campers responds:
Thanks so much Summer!! We are so glad you enjoyed your Mad Campers experience and we can't wait to send you off again :) Welcome to the MAD fam!