Our customer reviews...
Good day Gregoire & Cindy,
My daughter and I are now back in very cold (-32 C as I write) Alberta, Canada after a wonderful trip to New Zealand.
I want to thank you for all assistance with our trip. We were more than happy with our Explore self contained campervan - we got 'Statue which gave us no problems at all. Fuel economy worked out to 11 L/100 km, precisely the same as my own van at home. Despite staying only on the North Island, we still put approx 4200 km in the vehicle.
Ultimately we did not use the OK2Stay membership, mainly as we enjoyed the freedom camping experience.
I'm very glad we went with Escape.
I very much hope to return to New Zealand and self contained campers are the way to go. Although I am well outside the usual backpacker demographic, I as more than pleased with our Escape rental, and feel we got value for money.
We have many wonderful memories - Cape Reinga, Kairi forests, Waitomo Caves, Mt Tatanake, Wellington, Napier, Lake Taupo, White Island and Hot Water Beach. Freedom camping at a lifeguard rescue station and at Ohope Beach were highlights. An amazing time for a mother & daughter!
A very happy holidays to all at DetourNZ,
Colleen and Tegen - Travel with Escape
Back from New Zealand had a wonderful time. Thanks for all your help. The camper van and the Apollo experience was really great. I will be doing the North Island next, I will definitely give you an email when I'm ready to go.
Again thanks for all your help.
Andy - Australia - Travel with Apollo
Many thanks for your help organising our recent camper van hire in New
Zealand, it was a fantastic trip and we cant recommend both your
company and Juicy highly enough. We will definitely all be using your
services again in the future.
Lee Jones - United Kingdom - Travel with Jucy
I just wanted to thank you for your organisation and help to make our trip to New Zealand so memorable.
The camper van exceeded our expectations in layout, comfort and ease of driving. It was most definitely the right choice.
Your suggested route was great, although we did deviate quite a lot, especially when it came to finding lovely camp sites, DOC sites and freedom camps. We found that on the map we brought with us, there were lots of sites marked and if they were by a lake or sea or at the end of a long gravel road or just off the beaten track they were usually in lovely locations with lovely views, local people and not crowded!
We found sites in Dunedin, Queenstown, Picton and Wellington that were not beautiful but were very convenient for exploring the towns.
We loved New Zealand and have thousands of photographs and many many happy memories.
Thank you again
Jane - United Kingdom - Travel with Maui
We would like to thank you for your service and help in organisation of our trip in New Zealand.
We liked the country and trip very much. Everything was going well, including the Happier 3 Kuga campervan. We had no problems with the car at all.
The only thing I recommend for the holders of the european mobile telephones: Spark only provides reception for the non- NZ - telephones in cities and few other places.
Prilmoz - Slovenia - Travel with Happy
Fresh air, perfect view, nice people and with the well maintained facilities & information, really NZ is the perfect place to visit. Cheers
So Kuang Tan - Malaysia, Travelled with Maui
Tania was very helpful in the planning of our trip around South Island, New Zealand, and went to great lengths to shop around for quotes for us. She was very helpful even on arrival to the hire car pick up point in Christchurch when some documents had not arrived in time. Many thanks to Tania for this!
Katherine Butler, Australia, Travelled with Mighty
The whole family would like to thank you for the memorable holidays we had in NZ thanks to you.
It really was awesome from the car rentals to the itinerary and campsites and of course the sightseeing.
You have a lovely country and people over there.
Marcel Tchitchiama, Hong Kong, Travelled with Britz
Just to let you know we are back in Sydney after our New Zealand trip.
You were quite right, we were absolutely delighted with the camper van from Kea. I don't know whether you had any influence in our van allocation or not but the one we were given was a 6 berth model with only 900 km on the clock. Everything was brand new and it was clear the van had not been used before. It far surpassed our expectations.
The pick up and drop off was faultless and despite having a couple of minor technical issues (teething problems) we would recommend you, your company and Kea vans without hesitation.
Thank you so much for arranging such an amazing holiday for us.
Martin Taylor, Australia, Travelled with Kea
Tania was amazing in helping us to plan this holiday. We had never been to New Zealand before, and knowing we had so much to try and get through, it was challenging to try and sort it out for yourself. I would thoroughly recommend DetourNZ and Tania, because all of our available routes around the island, the 'must see' spots were planned out for us, and with us, and nothing was too much trouble. Their service alleviated all of the worry of going all that way, spending a lot of money in the process, and then missing out on the important experiences, and we had a memorable time because of Tania's help and assistance.
Michael Murphy, UK, Travelled with Kea
There really wasn't anything else you could have done for us short of waving a magic wand and giving us more time in New Zealand! We really didn't have the time to do and see everything we would have wanted - like you predicted - plus weather was a factor at times. But we managed to do almost everything that we had planned. I thank you once again for the exceptional customer service experience. We thoroughly enjoyed the camper van and all the amenities, and will certainly use DetourNZ should we be lucky enough to make another trip to your hemisphere! Take care!
Olivia Stone, Travelled with Kea
Tania Pearse our DetourNZ agent was very lovely and helpful. She would try her very best to answer our questions and meet our needs.
Holiday in New Zealand was remarkable. Always allow plenty of time for you to enjoy the scenery. Walking tracks are must do! if you really want to get the best view out of the nature.
Mohammad Ali - Travelled with Mighty
We were in both islands between mid Jan to mid Feb and were apparently very lucky with the weather over both islands. Nevertheless, a beautiful, clean, unpolluted country with generally good wide relatively empty roads , masses of open space and incredible light . Our experience was of a lovely proud people , seemingly driven by nature and healthy lifestyles rather than material possessions.
If situations permitted I would move there tomorrow if they would have me .....
One 'warning' though ...If you go to the sulphur baths at Rotarua you will have a shower after. I advise shower, shower, shower and shower again. The sulphur got ingrained in our bodies and was transferred to all the clothes and bed linen over the next few days. Neither 24 hour soaks of bicarb or ammonia removed the awful smell and we ended up binning the lot. Not a big issue for me but someone with nice expensive clothes would be very upset.
Suffice, I am now an avid NZ real estate observer !
Kevin Gallafant - Travelled with Maui
My family had a very memorable campervaning trip in South Island. he scenery and well preserved natural parks and everything we encounter along the way, also the nice and warm people we met are too wonderful.
We will definitely be looking into next holiday plan in New Zealand again.
Forest Foo - Travelled with Maui
Thank you for everything, your service was great and very fast ! I will definitely recommend DetourNZ to all of my relatives !
Romain Vautier - Travelled with Jucy
That's us home again in Orkney!
We had a fantastic time in New Zealand, loved every minute! We took the New Year in at Hanmer Springs and then spent the next day at the pools.
Thank you so much for all your help.
Barry and Carol Moncreiff - UK - Travelled with Apollo
I owe you a big thank you for helping me organise this very first New Zealand trip according to my family's specifications. The attractions, vehicle rental & campsite went smoothly.
I really enjoyed NZ, the only regret is not having enough time to spend there. I'll certainly come back to NZ again. I will also highly recommend your service to my friends/relatives who will visit NZ soon.
Enabell Lee Chung Ling - Malaysia - Travelled with Maui
"Hello Stephane, the vehicle was in good condition in Christchurch. Thanks for your help for our stay in this beautiful country. We will return and have kept your details."
Maryline and Loic Chabot - Trip with Alpha
We returned from NZ a few days ago.
The trip went very well, NZ is a beautiful country and we are all delighted. Thank you and to DetourNZ for your guidance and professionalism. I shall recommend your company to friends wanting to come to NZ."
Mathieu and his family - French Polynesia - Trip with Britz
"I'm a bit late in sending you this email to thank you for the quality of campervan you provided for us, thanks to you we have discovered this wonderful country and had an amazing holiday.
We will not fail to communicate your details to those who we know want to visit your new home - NZ.
Happy new year for 2014, and thank you for everything. "
Brigitte - France - Trip with Apollo
Already three weeks since our return from New Zealand .... time passes very quickly!
Our trip went very well and we leave with unforgettable memories.
Thank you again for helping to organize everthing!
I wish you a wonderful year 2014: health, happiness and more!
Nicole - France - Trip with Alpha
We wanted to inform you that we are back in France since the 06 December. The trip went very well. New Zealanders are very welcoming. We saw that you did the 4 day hike in the Tongariro National Park. We did the hike Monday, December 2. It was great. A very nice hike.
Thank you for your advice and your kindness.
We will certainly recommend Detour NZ.
David and Stéphanie - France - Trip with Alpha
Just a quick email to say that our holidays are unfortunately ended and we are back "at fenua". Everything was great with the camper. It was a very good choice. Thank you for your help."
Sandrine and her family - French Polynesia - Trip with Alpha
"We would like to sincerely thank Stéphane, who has taken care of us very well. His advice on the choice of the van were relevant and responsive to our needs, we were very satisfied with the choice of van. He was also always present to answer our questions. Nothing bad to say about the organisation, the choice of itinery, the van or advice! it was a perfect stay! "
Geraldine - French Polynesia - Travel with Spaceships