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Travellers Autobarn Launches new own-built Hi5 Campervan

Today Travellers Autobarn is proud to announce the launch of their first own-designed and own-built Hi5 Campervan, with the very first of the new Hi5’s hitting the road in New Zealand on the 3 October

Just like the previous model, it will accommodate 4 to 5 people with ONE BIG DIFFERENCE – the back bench (2 seats), previously located all the way back at the rear vehicle, have now been moved forward, behind the cabin seating. Other improvements include solar panels and increased charging points.

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“The new Hi5 Campervan is a quantum leap forward in design and practicality, and being a newly-built product allows the new Hi5 to sit alongside our own-designed and own-built KuGA Campervans, launched approx. 2 years ago and our recently launched Toyota Hiace CHUBBY campers also designed and built by Travellers Autobarn, completing a high-quality line up of products specifically for the backpacker, youth, student, independent, time-rich self-drive market,” said Peter Burke, Managing Director at Travellers Autobarn.

“Lots of groups, families & travel agents have been looking for an option where all four or five passengers can sit closely together during their road trip, whilst still enjoying the luxury of space. The Hi5 is built upon the Toyota Hiace Commuter which is longer, wider and taller than the standard Hiace. This is especially a big win for families with kids who have previously expressed a desire to be closer together whilst driving, especially if the kids are in approved child seats or capsules”.

The Hi5 Campervan will come with all the basics, two double beds, a fridge, gas cooker, sink & microwave.


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Product Launch

The new TAB-built Hi5 Campervan will launch in New Zealand in October 2018 and will be able to be booked for all New Zealand Hi5 Campervan bookings. The new Hi5 model will be launched in Australia in December 2018 and will enter the existing fleet of Hi5’s. For more information visit the Hi5 Campervan website page…

Product Offering

Founded in 1993, Travellers Autobarn is a Sydney-based Company that has grown organically to-date, The Company offers a wide range of budget priced backpacker/student/youth focused long-term leisure rentals. The product range includes Station Wagons with Camping Gear for up to 5 pax, and Campervans for 2, 3, 4, or 5 persons. Travellers Autobarn is built upon its solid understanding of who the campervan rental customer is and so does not rent large RV’s/Motorhomes or small commoditized rental cars.

Travellers Autobarn opened in Sydney, Australia, in late 1993, at a time when there were already a number of dealers selling cars to backpackers. However, these businesses were car dealerships first and foremost, and did not really understand the needs of travellers. From the outset, Travellers Autobarn focused entirely on these special needs. As ex-backpackers, all of us decided to provide the kind of service we would expect ourselves. We opened our operations in New Zealand through our partners Escape Campers & Happy Campers in 2008.

What you see today is the result. None of the car dealers that were selling to backpackers in 1993 still exist today!

All our branches are in the heart of the backpacker area and since 1993 we have opened several locations around Australia:

  • Sydney in 1993 (and still at the same shop in Kings Cross)
  • Cairns in 1999
  • Brisbane & Melbourne in 2002
  • Darwin & Perth 2005
  • Auckland & Christchurch 2008

Travellers Autobarn knows Australia & New Zealand inside out – it’s our home! We also know cars and love our job. Basically, the idea of travelling around Australia/New Zealand by bus is simply out of the question.


So, you arrived in New Zealand or are planning to travel around New Zealand. But what kind of transportation should you use? There is only one clear answer to this question – CAMPERVAN!!! How else can you stop along the beach whenever you want, hike through any of the beautiful national park or simply just go on a road trip!

Only Travellers Autobarn offers you special campervan services which no other companies can offer you and has locations in Auckland & Christchurch

Some of our key campervan & van rental benefits include:

  • We offer campervans of different sizes
  • We have offices all around New Zealand – Auckland & Christchurch
  • Low on cash? Our bond is only $2500 and only frozen up to 14 business days – NO CASH DEDUCTIONS!
  • Under 21? No worries! Anyone over 18 with a full licence can rent campervans/cars with us
  • Our campervans can come self-contained so you can go wildcamping and gain access to plenty more campgrounds
  • Free Maps, Camping Guides and Road Trip app
  • 24/7 road-side assistance
  • And lots more….

To view our rental fleet please visit our campervan hire & car rental section here….. 


Brown Stone
Brown Stone
22:51 20 Jan 19
Great experience!. I read some spiteful reviews below regarding customers driving logic. Hiring and driving a camper in NZ requires an amount of personal responsibility , yes drivers can be idiots but it seems so can reviewers who blame the rental you they didn't hire a van and just felt the need to mouth off. In my experience I can't fault the staff and must mention their thorough focus on safety during I pre-hire briefing. Good job lads (and ladies) keep it up !read more
Samantha Burdus
Samantha Burdus
02:22 11 Jan 19
My husband and I recently came back from a fantastic trip to NZ. We hired a campervan from Travellers Autobarn and drove around the North Island. We collected our van from Auckland with no troubles, the team there were so friendly and efficient we were on the road in no time. NZ is such a fantastic place to explore, we would definitely do it again with Travellers Autobarn. Cheers!read more
Carlos Martinez
Carlos Martinez
10:49 10 Jan 19
What a trip! All thanks to Traveller Auto. The Hi 5 van was awesome, it has everything you need for a great trip. Massive bed, heaps of storage, phone chargers, fridge, kitchenette ...the list goes on. Mike at the Auckland office was ammmazing. So helpful and friendly. Will be back for more soon! Thanks guys!read more
Jessica Burdus
Jessica Burdus
04:16 10 Jan 19
I’ve just got back from a family trip traveling around New Zealand over Christmas. We had a fantastic time in our camper van from Travellers Autobarn. Customer service was excellent from start to finish. Information provided at the start was clear and extremely useful. The camper van was clean and in great condition. We had no issues with the van during our journey. Would definitely recommend Travellers Autobarn if your looking to hire a van for your holiday. And we’ll be using them again next time. Thank you! 5 stars from us!read more
Lauren Shaw
Lauren Shaw
04:12 10 Jan 19
I recently travelled to Auckland to travel around the island and picked up a fantastic camper van. It was in perfect condition and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. I hadn’t been to NZ before and they went above and beyond helping to direct me to the best sites and locations. I would highly recommend this company, they really made our trip perfect!read more
Huw Morris
Huw Morris
04:00 10 Jan 19
So happy with our Travellers Autobarn experience seeing all of NZ. The team was so nice, and helpful - even picking us up from the airport on arrival which was awesome!! We rented the Hi-5 camper which was amazing. It has everything you need. Big, roomy… an a smooth ride. In the campervan we got to travel on our own terms... Campervanning around NZ is the only way to see it. #vanlifeCheck out Travellers Autobarn for sure. Highly recommend!read more
Kate Furnifer
Kate Furnifer
03:49 10 Jan 19
Finding out Travellers Autobarn had vans in Australia and NZ made it a no brainer to book a van with them. We did a 2 week trip in Australia and then 1 week in New Zealand, both were equally amazing. We rented a Kuga Campervan in both places and it delivered the goods. Comfortable on the road, plenty of space for all our gear and loads of equipment to make the nights comfortable and the dinners delicious. Can't wait to book the next trip!read more
Hao Chang
Hao Chang
00:14 26 Dec 18
Great place nice people great camper van. Clean inside big and comfy. Needless to ask for more. Highly recommend and very well priced place for a holiday rental!
denis stokes
denis stokes
02:38 27 Sep 18
Fantastic overall! suggestion..get more bedding than just the one sleeping bag per person. It's just not enough at this time of year. Some parts of NZ are freezing in September. Even in summer, places like the mountain areas are extremely cold at night. We had to purchase blankets at an op shop on the second day as we were freezing at night. I suggest include some additional blankets. There's heaps of space. I don't like the idea mentioned of a 12v heater. Blankets are far better and more practical. Cheersread more
Douglas Sutton
Douglas Sutton
00:25 16 Jul 18
I have to commend both the pick-up staff and return staff for all of their assistance. The van was an excellent choice and met all of my expectations. Great service at a great value.
Robin Pronk
Robin Pronk
04:40 22 Dec 17
We had an amazing holiday with our Autobarn Kuga campervan. It was definitely worth the slightly higher price compared to the budget rental company we went with on our previous trip. The staff was just super friendly and helpful, and the van was in almost pristine condition. Very spacious and the interior was clearly well thought out. If we come back to NZ then we'll go with Autobarn again. The only minor downside is not being allowed to drive on unsealed roads (you'd have no insurance, so please read the T&C's about that!). Nonetheless, we fully recommend Travellers Autobarn!read more
Dirk Wittig
Dirk Wittig
07:57 30 Nov 17
A cool and charming service and handover. Campervan was simply fantastic. Would definitiv recommend this company
Amelia McLarnon
Amelia McLarnon
05:21 13 Sep 17
Had a wonderful experience with Mike and the staff at TA. They were extremely helpful and the vans were in impeccable condition. We had had a rough experience with Apollo in Australia and they were the complete opposite. Best rental agency I have ever dealt with & highly recommend. Thanks again :)read more
Sarah Dawes
Sarah Dawes
06:55 26 Jul 17
My partner and I recently rented a Kuga campervan from Travellers Autobarn for a 2 road trip around the south island (July 2017). The van was surprisingly spacious, having a lot of room for storage as well as a lot of head room in the kitchen area (especially useful for my partner at 1.82m tall!). The kitchen itself was great, with a two burner gas stove, a small fridge and all the kitchen equipment you could need. Due to the fridge running off a different battery from the van, we were able to leave it running on the lowest setting with no worry of it draining the battery. As is was winter we had the winter pack which included extra sleeping bags and a hot water bottle which was awesome to have on those colder nights.The van was super easy and smooth to drive, making travelling from place to place much more enjoyable. Having the self contained option was awesome as it meant we could stay in some stunning Self-Contained parking areas. The staff were super friendly and easy to deal with; booking the van and picking it up was a breeze. Overall Highly more
Rachel riethmuller
Rachel riethmuller
07:20 04 Jun 17
I rented a camper van from Auckland for two weeks from Travellers Autobarn.The van was very clean and looked like it was brand new. Particularly liked the thick mattresses for the top bunk which you don't always get in camper vans. Mechanically, cleanliness and customer service were all brilliant, though the van did use more petrol than expected (probably due to the weight of the van).Renting from Travellers Autobarn has been a great experience, I highly recommend more
Adam Biddiscombe
Adam Biddiscombe
01:42 31 May 17
Me and my partner recently rented a hi-top camper from the Auckland branch of Travellers Autobarn, and it was perfect.The whole experience was brilliant from the get go; when we picked up we were greeted by Mike who I believe is the manager there. He was very friendly as if we were just having a catch up with an old friend, and he was really helpful and gave us ideas on places to go. I think he also got us on the road within about half an hour on being there, which was great as we had a busy day planned.And the van was great, it was clean and all seemed brand new, it was almost like a 5 star hotel on wheels. It had everything we needed in it, the kitchen was a good size, and quite a luxury as were used to camping in a smaller van. And we had heaps of space for our backpacks, we didn't even know what to do with all of the storage space. It was also a bonus that the van was self sufficient so we could stay at freedom sites, as those were some of our favourite (especially the one at Cathedral Cove). Mechanically the van was good (not that I know much about mechanics), but it got us around the North and South islands without any problems.All in all it was an amazing experience, and I would definitely rent with these guys again. :) Thanks guys, Adam & Claireread more
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Marius Uhrig
Marius Uhrig
04:30 04 Apr 19
The return of our car was no problem at all took us less than 10 minutes. Thanks to Joseph it was super easy. He even took us with all of our luggage to the airport, that was a big help for us!
Rea z X monstar
Rea z X monstar
04:24 04 Apr 19
Thanks for that great experience! Special thanks to Joseph! He’s the kindest person in this business! He helped us a lot. Travellers Autobarn is very nice and I will tell my friends about it.
Hao Chang
Hao Chang
17:34 16 Mar 19
Went to this branch over my South Island vocation. Renting a hi5 was the best choice for this. Christchurch staff members Luna and Joseph were friendly and welcome us from the start, the specs and insurance policies were clearly explained. They even have an own app to show you where the camp sites are! Very helpful. The van we got was powerful and clean. Nothing to complain. We had a great time and will be back again on our next South Island more
Ann Hill
Ann Hill
05:39 06 Mar 19
Communications and customer service with these guys has been fantastic from beginning to end. It was our 1st trip to the South Island so glad we used them. Vehicle had all the basics and was nice and clean. Recommend them highly with extra thanks to Harry arranging the return of my lost property. Would definitely use Travellers Autobarn more
Cecilia Malone
Cecilia Malone
01:14 05 Mar 19
The Campervan we hired was in good condition and all features in the camper are suitable and functional. Thanks Joseph/Jo the service at the pickup office were amazing and helpful. Highly recommended.
Quinn Cottrell
Quinn Cottrell
11:27 30 Jan 19
We rented the campervans from Travellers Autobarn for a long weekend South Island road trip from Christchurch and they surpassed my expectations! The vans were reliable and the interior are so well designed. The bed was comfortable and having all the bedding and linen supplied. The service we received from the depot were excellent, the staff were very helpful and friendly (shut out to Luna and Joseph) Highly recommended hiring one of these for your next adventure!read more
Henry Brydon
Henry Brydon
21:07 16 Jan 19
An absolutely wonderful experience from start to finish - friendly, responsive, reliable car....couldn't have asked for anything better.
Mazza T
Mazza T
02:59 13 Jan 19
These guys are great. We rented in Christchurch and dropped off in Auckland. Joseph was very helpful and informative as were the staff in Auckland. The Kuga van is well equipped and designed well with ample storage. The bed is comfy and being able to stand in it was a bonus. The gas cooker and water pump both worked brilliantly and the van interior was of a clean and tidy standard (I am not a backpacker either so I can be pretty fussy). The van was reliable and didn't fail once. The only negative is it chews through fuel and the air conditioning could have worked better but overall it was an excellent experience and I would absolutely rent from these guys again- it's brilliant to deal with a company that seems to genuinely care about their customers and wants them to enjoy their road trip in NZ rather than just purely trying to make money. Other travelers I met with different rental vans complimented the set up of ours and said they wished they'd rented with Travellers Autobarn! Thanks guys :)read more
Jenny Qin
Jenny Qin
17:15 07 Jan 19
Hired a camper van from Travellers Autobarn ChC for a south island runaway, and it was superb. The campervan was nicely maintained and all functional, the journey was very good as rain with the help from their own developed cellphone app. We had a great time travelling with this van, and we will return next time when we were out more
Kasia Miczko
Kasia Miczko
05:28 27 Nov 18
Very reliable campervans. We rented our three person campervan for 2 weeks and were very happy with the standard to which it was cleaned upon collection. Comfortable and well designed interior. We would hire again.We had a couple of chilly nights where the sleeping bags provided were a bit too thin, but other than that all more
Richard Bradley
Richard Bradley
03:11 23 Nov 18
Great team at autobarn Christchurch! Joseph really looked after us and fave some great advice. Would definitely recommend!
Bettina Reiterer
Bettina Reiterer
03:26 08 Sep 18
Best camper. Enough space and comfortable. Best choice. Also at the office :) thanks guys
Vincenza Vernon
Vincenza Vernon
02:21 04 Jul 18
Thank you for the great service, we were very happy with our van and had a great experience.
Javi Lorbada
Javi Lorbada
11:26 15 Jun 18
We had high expectations for New Zealand, but I have to admit this country has surpassed them, and that’s highly thanks to our Van from Travellers-Autobarn, we drove for more than 7000 km, through the most remote and iconic locations, in great and not so great weather conditions, and our Kuga van never let us down.Although we didn’t use the outside chairs and table due to weather conditions, we did use the interior a lot, we had some heavy rain days and staying inside was always incredibly comfortable, and for us especially who need to some work while travel, the Kuga has proven to be a perfect companion. The internal storage is very spacious for all your luggage and bed is comfortable. Stove, fridge, and microwave are really helpful while on the road and we have used them almost every day.Although we didn’t have any breakdown we had a few talks with customer care, and the stuff at pick up and drop off, all of them incredibly kind and very helpful while explaining how the van worked and what to do in all those situations we don’t want to happen, but sometimes happen.Overall I totally recommend to choose Travellers-Autobarn for your road trip in Australia or New Zealand, we had an incredible time and would choose them again without a more
fabio bianchi
fabio bianchi
05:26 22 Apr 18
Great campervan offers, really helpful staff and great customer service. Would definitely recommend it for travelling around New Zealand
Luna QIN
Luna QIN
00:02 21 Mar 18
Everything worked. Excellent use of the space. Clean. Collection and drop off office had free coffee and water. We had a great time with the van, thank you so much.
Ilmari Roosa
Ilmari Roosa
00:11 10 Mar 18
Great service and vehicle, we had a trip of a life time and a big thank you to Joseph.
John Larkin
John Larkin
07:01 16 Jan 18
Good service, good vehicles, well equipped and good value.
Sam ye
Sam ye
03:37 19 Dec 17
这次Campervan旅行是我来新西兰8年以来第一次尝试,非常幸运能如此愉快的和Travellers Autobarn合作。非常快速的租到了车,所有的服务都是非常热情和耐心。第一次走入车辆给我的感觉就是干净,没有任何异味。车体配置也是非常齐全,大到车载冰箱,微波炉,小到饭碗,茶杯,垃圾袋,真的是一应俱全。真个旅程都充满了快乐,这样的旅行绝对值得一试!不多说,绝对的满星好评!希望Travellers Autobarn越做越好,生意兴隆!read more
Luciano Pappalettera
Luciano Pappalettera
02:33 07 Nov 17
Had a great 2 months travelings around with a van from Travellers Autobarn
Carly Walton
Carly Walton
11:34 10 Oct 17
We loved booking with Travellers Autobarn. They were able to get us the vehicle and everything we needed for our road trip in NZ. The vehicle worked perfectly as well! Next time we are in NZ we will definitely use them again!read more
bach adba
bach adba
19:02 02 Sep 17
Great place. Staff are great and campervan are fully equipped
Thomas Hill
Thomas Hill
05:46 19 Aug 17
Such a fantastic experience. Spent two weeks exploring in a camper and was an unforgettable experience. From start to finish it was compleatly perfect, we picked up the van and we were walked through everything we needed to know in detail and any questions we had were answered. The van itself ran like a dream the whole two weeks and was surprisingly efficient on the petrol. The bed was really nice and all the equipment like bedding, sleeping bags and pillows all seemed brand new. Couldn't recommend exploring like this more and choosing travellers autobarn is just a no brainer. A truly unforgettable more
S Zhang
S Zhang
03:14 21 Jul 17
It's been a great experience with Travellers Autobarn when we rented a campervan from their Christchurch location for our 16 days trips. Staffs has been very helpful and the service was great! :)
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Had a wonderful trip in van. The van drive like a dream. Woul recvomed anyone to get out there in a camper.
I hire a car with them in Brisbane and I'll repite with them. The staff is very friendly and they recommend places and help you if you need it.
What a wonderful two week Campervan experience in New Zealand. I think there is not a better place to learn how to drive on the left side of the road, meet the greatest people in the world, laugh when deciding if you want a long black or a short white, or discovere a breath taking view around every curve of the road, and every road has curves. The campervan was the perfect ice breaker at every petrol stop. Thanks to everyone who changed my life these past weeks on my Campervan Holiday in New Zealand! Cheersread more
We had high expectations for New Zealand, but I have to admit this country has surpassed them, and that’s highly thanks to our Van from Travellers-Autobarn, we drove for more than 7000 km, through the most remote and iconic locations, in great and not so great weather conditions, and our Kuga van never let us down.Although we didn’t use the outside chairs and table due to weather conditions, we did use the interior a lot, we had some heavy rain days and staying inside was always incredibly comfortable, and for us especially who need to some work while travel, the Kuga has proven to be a perfect companion. The internal storage is very spacious for all your luggage and bed is comfortable. Stove, fridge, and microwave are really helpful while on the road and we have used them almost every day.Although we didn’t have any breakdown we had a few talks with customer care, and the stuff at pick up and drop off, all of them incredibly kind and very helpful while explaining how the van worked and what to do in all those situations we don’t want to happen, but sometimes happen.Overall I totally recommend to choose Travellers-Autobarn for your road trip in Australia or New Zealand, we had an incredible time and would choose them again without a more
Easy, fuss free, well organised and completely worth every minute for both our 5 month hire through Australia and 5 weeks in New Zealand....Thank You T.A!!
We have rented a kuga in New Zealand and we had a awesome time with a perfect car and a great customer service after a flat tire. We would hire with Travellers autobarn definitely again
I wrote this same review on Trip Advisor but I'm sticking it here as well because it may help one or two of you out!Me and two friends rented a Toyota Hiace (the Kuga three-berth option) from Travellers Autobarn and drove down the East Coast of Australia from Cairns all the way to Sydney over the course of five weeks.Sure, you could do the East Coast via hostels and busses, but that doesn't offer the freedom you get with a campervan. It's also going to cost more, in my own personal experience! Doing it this way with a campervan, you can drive where you want, when you want. You do the trip on your own terms. Living on the road is a special, unique experience and I can't recommend it enough! Nothing beats waking up in the morning to the sound of a rainforest or rolling the door open and stepping down onto the beach, the memories you make by taking the wrong turn, getting caught in a thunderstorm, the playlists you sing along to. I could go on and on. Go do it and tell me you didn't have a good time.This was honestly one of the best trips I've done to date and a huge factor in that is how great Travellers Autobarn were. From pick-up to vehicle return they were awesome. Pick-up was easy, smooth and straight forward. The van was spotless and had all the necessary equipment (cutlery, tupperware, saucepans, camping table and chairs) etc as well as more than enough storage for three of us. Everything was easy to use and set up - whether it was cooking in the kitchen, constructing the indoor table or prepping the beds for the evening (pretty comfy!). With the fridge and storage we had all our food with us, no problems. Time for lunch? Just pull over in a rest stop in some beautiful national park and make yourself a sandwich. The van itself was also great fun to drive, very easy as it's an automatic. Everything checked out and it meant that we could really enjoy our trip because there was no stress or worries about the van. Even if we had happened to break down or had an issue, they offer 24/7 roadside assistance. When it came to handing the vehicle back, within five minutes of our arrival at the Sydney depot we were ready to head into the city. Like the pick-up there was ho hassle, no hidden fees. Just super easy.I think that's important because it can sometimes be a bit difficult when choosing which company to rent a vehicle from. We've all heard the nightmare stories of dodgy dealers and getting ripped off. The reason we went with Travellers Autobarn is because of the previous reviews we read on here and I'm happy to say that they lived up to our expectations. As far as price, quality and peace of mind goes I think Travellers Autobarn is a winner. I'll be renting with them again when I arrive in New more
What a wonderful 2-week trip in a station wagon rented from Travellers Autobarn. Everyone from the team that we encountered were super friendly and professional at the same time. Everything went really smooth and we always felt like we were in good more
We spent 3 weeks driving down the coast from Brisbane to Melbourne and had the best time ever. The Kuga camper van was spacious enough for three girls and all their luggage and fully equipped with everything you could possibly need on the road (pillows, sleeping bags, cutlery, pots, pans...). A big bonus was the travellers autobarn app, which helped us finding free places to sleep almost every night, as well as the perfect customer service. Every time we had some big or small issues (broken tire, didn't know how to use the gas etc.) they tried their best to help us out. I can only recommend travellers autobarn for everyone dreaming of the an awesome roadtrip and who might be travelling on a more
I've always wanted to do a big trip up beautiful coast of Austalia and I won't lie friends thought I was either very brave or very naive to do it on my own with two kids. TAB were great from the start, they gave me lots of tips about where was the best place to stop with the kids. The journey from Brisbane to Cairns was totally awesome and completed without a single glitch. We had a Hitop campervan which was perfect size for the three of us. Budget was the key factor and I would say that TAB have come up trumps for that! So would defo recommend them to anyone, epsecially parents wanting to do this kind of trip with kids. Ps make sure you pack a iPad or Nintendo DS for the long journeys...they are life savers! :)read more
Nach anfänglichen Schwierigkeiten hat die Firma sich sehr bemüht uns als Kunden doch noch glücklich zu machen. :)
We've been traveling for almost 4 weeks up alongside the eastcoast. Travellers autobarn has been an amazing host for the van we booked. Everything was working & we couldn't complain about the price. Lots of sleeping area & a great kitchen. Thank you for the ride!read more
A Little Problem on the car and a great Service from travellers autobarn. I am happy to select this Company for the roadtrip in australia of my daugther. thanks to Geoff, great work.
We rented a Kuga campervan from Travellers Autobarn for 5 weeks and drove from Cairns to Melbourne, it was an amazing trip! The camper van was great and very comfortable. The kitchen had a sink, a microwave and a small fridge. The water tank is around 35 liters and usually lasted us at least 3 days. Large bed and good curtains (very little light comes in!). We never had any issues with the car, it was well-maintained and clean. The staff from Travellers Autobarn is amazing! When we picked up our van the lady helping us gave us great advice about where to go and places to see. Drop-off was quick and effortless as well. Altogether I highly recommend Travellers Autobarn and I'll definitely rent a car from them again for a next Aussie road trip :-)read more
We rented a high top through Autobarn for our Australian travels from Cairns to Brisbane and loved it! We arrived just after 10am to pick up our camper and was told that it would be ready in half an hour or so as it was still getting cleaned. Although we never complained, as a kind gesture they told us to go and get some breakfast/lunch and they would reimburse our money up to the value of $50! They also threw in a free camp table for us which I thought was great customer service! The staff were great, really informative and told us all the best places to go as well as answering any questions we had. The camper was spacious, microwave, fridge and full cooking equipment and utensils provided. We bought a connection lead so we could play our music which was around $2. Really comfy bed and front seating area. All in all a great experience and would definitely recommend!read more
这次Campvan旅行是我来新西兰8年以来第一次尝试,非常幸运能如此愉快的和Traveller Autobarn合作。非常快速的租到了车,所有的服务都是非常热情和耐心。第一次走入车辆给我的感觉就是干净,没有任何异味。车体配置也是非常齐全,大到车载冰箱,微波炉,小到饭碗,茶杯,垃圾袋,真的是一应俱全。真个旅程都充满了快乐,这样的旅行绝对值得一试!不多说,绝对的满星好评!希望Traveller Autobarn越做越好,生意兴隆!read more
Great customer service! Really enjoyed the Camper Van we rent from Sydney to Brisbane. All dishes and amenities were furnish and super clean ! It has been an Epic Road trip ! I would recommend their service to anyone !read more
2 WEEKS ROADTRIP WITH THE KUGA CAMPERVANWe had a great experience with Travellers Autobarn and can highly recommend this rental company. The customer service is excellent and we felt very welcome and well informed by the lovely staff. Our Roadtrip with the Kuga Campervan was amazing, so comfortable and cosy. Everything in the car was in good condition and worked without any problems. Would definitely choose Travellers Autobarn again!read more
Hentede bilen en Kuga Campervan Automatik tirsdag d. 31/10 i Auckland, New Zeeland. Blev taget rigtig godt imod. Fik fortalt og vist alt relevant om bilen + udstyr. Flinke medarbejdere på stedet.Har kørt rundt først på Nordøen, senere på Sydøen. Ingen problemer med bilen. Lidt sløv i optrækket når vi kørte i bjergene, der skulle arbejdes lidt med gearene. Afleverede bilen lørdag d. 18/11 i Christchurch kl. 10.00. Kontoret lukkede kl. 12.00 alt for tidligt. Vi skulle først flyve hjem kl.19.00. Men ligeledes rigtig godt taget imod på kontoret. Efter aflevering blev vi kørt til lufthavnen af en medarbejder. Fin service.Eneste anke at kontoret lukker så tidligt lø more
No better way to travel Australia than on wheels and Travellers Autobarn makes it so easy! Our 3 berth was perfect, comfy and super clean. Already thinking of my next trip with one of their vehicles and keeping an eye on their amazing relocation deals!!!read more
Excellent service starting from the first emails to the pick up and drop off at the brenches. The team is very helpful and professional!Had a great 2 weeks roadtrip with one of their new Chubby vans, which we were extremely glad to have, very spacious and comfy! Never run into a single problem in more than 3000kms. The van had water, power and all the cooking utensils and bed sheets we needed, and plenty of space for our luggage. They even gave us camping chairs! (thank you for that!!!) We will recommend TAB to everybody that wants to enjoy Australia on the road with the comfort of their vehicles. Great service and quality for money. Thanks guys, well done!read more
5 stars for their customer service over the phone! After issues with our own personal van, we needed a vehicle fast so we could get back on the road. We were told that, while you can't rent something within two days online, you can however do this over the phone. Although the cookware would usually be included, they were understanding in our situation that we already had our own cooking gear etc from our van (that we were scrapping so wanted our gear for our travels) and managed to waiver the fee and remove the equipment. We also got second driver added for free which was a massive help due to our financial situation. We picked up our station wagon the next day. It wasn't completely full with petrol as described but by his point we just wanted to get going. The wagon was in a good condition and was ready for our travels. On returning to our van (we went back to pick up what bits we could) we tried to put our own mattress in the back of the wagon only for it to not fully fit and end up being unusable. This was after we were told twice that a standard double mattress should fit fine. Important to mention for anyone interested that the wagon does usually come with a tent and gear but not a mattress if you were to choose to stay in the wagon. After a stressful and emotional personal week with our own van mucking up for what felt like the hundredth time, this was the cherry on top. Unfortunately for the guy on the end of the phone, I regretfully made it seem more like a personal attack on the poor fella. Despite my manner over the phone however, he remained professional and showed he wanted to help us come to a solution for which I am grateful. Another phone call later and I was pleading to see if there was a way I could get refunded and take back the wagon, although I knew this was extremely unlikely as it's not something they'd usually do. I was told I'd hear back from the manager and when he called back, I was greeted with, to us, what was a better offer than we could've hoped for. We could rent one of their cheaper vans (instead of the station wagon) for the same dates and location, for the same price as we'd paid for the wagon (usually around $30 extra a day). If we chose not to, we could have a refund minus a week of original hire (around $350-400), although that was not an option. This is by no means standard practise but showed that they're willing to go above and beyond to make sure you enjoy your adventure as much as possible should any issues arrive. We swap the vehicles over tomorrow and we can't wait. Thank you!read more
we came in the other day and Stephen was the best! we had many questions and he was so patient and helpful! if we will get a car it would defiantly be from him!
Went on an amazing trip from Perth to Sydney. We even got extra days for free, because of the waiting at the office. Had a blast!
We went on an amazing roadtrip from Cairns to Sydney and had the best time in our Budgie! We can definitely recommend Travellers Autobarn to anyone who is looking for a campervan at a reasonable price. The customer service was great - questions were quickly answered and we always felt like the staff was actually interested in making our trip as great as possible and not only in 'making money'. Thanks to the team! Would definitely book again :)read more
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Welcome to Inside TAB – Travellers Autobarn. Any news of our New Zealand & world wide operations can be found in this section!

Disruptive weather is forecasted to hit New Zealand in the coming days. A cold system is heading towards the entire country, bringing severe weather. Beginning on Tuesday, strong Southerly and South Westerly gale force winds are expected, bringing frequent showers, snowfall and possible hail.

The South Island will be the most affected, with snow expected to fall down to 100 meters in areas such as Southland, Clutha, Fiordland, Otago, and possibly Canterbury. Late Wednesday or early Thursday snow levels will gradually rise.

Winter Warning NZ

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If you are travelling in New Zealand at the moment, please take this advice when on the road:

  • Road conditions – All major highways running through the South Island are expected to see snow at some point. Prior to commencing your trip, we recommend you check the AA’s Road Conditions Report  This will provide you with up to date information on road conditions on your intended route.
  • Camping/Accommodation  If you are camping or sleeping in a campervan, you may want to think about alternate accommodation in motels or backpacker hostels.
  • Floods – In the case of heavy rain, DO NOT attempt to cross a flooded roadway.
  • Snowfall Do not drive through snow on the roads, or drive during times of moderate/high snowfall. Avoid snow sightseeing until the system has passed.
  • Strong winds – Be mindful of where you are parking your vehicle, watch for trees and overhanging branches.
  • Weather  Visit for the official New Zealand weather forecasts.

Please take care during your travels and keep in mind that mainstream media and weather predictions can often be over exaggerated. Most of all, don’t let the poor weather ruin your holiday, it will soon pass so you can keep on exploring!

Travellers Autobarn is proud to announce that its officially opened on other side of the Tasman Sea – New Zealand! KIA ORA! As of 1st of September 2016 Travellers Autobarn has launched its own designed and built, game changing, Toyota Hiace, KuGA  budget rental campervan out of Auckland & Christchurch. Travellers Autobarn will be delivering the same friendly service and backpacker benefits, such as unlimited kilometres, rentals to 18-21 year olds at no extra cost, no cash bonds and just great value spacious campervans. Everything that made us famous in Australia, NOW IN NEW ZEALAND.


First Ever New Zealand Customer

KuGA Campervan – ***NEW PRODUCT ALERT*** Travellers Autobarn’s very own DESIGNED & BUILT 2-3 berth budget premium campervan – An absolute game changer for the backpacker market, built on the WORLD’S BEST LIGHT VAN, the Toyota Hiace.


Kuga Campervan


  • Unlimited kilometres!
  • Ages 18 – 75 without extra charges!
  • Self contained campervans!
  • 10% discount on Kiwi Holiday Parks NZ
  • Free roadside assistance
  • Free road atlas
  • Access to Travellers Autobarn app

Check out this video highlighting the key new features of our new custom built KuGA campervan!

The current macro economic conditions that include low capital costs, low fuel costs and favourable exchange rates for travellers to Australia and New Zealand will make the next few years at Travellers Autobarn very exciting indeed!

To make a booking or get a quote head over to or free call 0800 348 348.

First earthquakes, now floods, what next locusts?!  Travellers Autobarn fearing the lives of its trusty steed of campervans. Since opening our NZ arm of Travellers Autobarn (Sept 2106) we have had a number of challenges including earthquake abandoned and now flooded vans, not to mention the routine accident damaged vehicles. Now we’re asking ourselves, what next!?

Road-tripping in a campervan is the ultimate way to explore New Zealand, but now we’re asking ourselves, at what cost?

We could have played it safe and not opened in New Zealand at all, but that wouldn’t have been very exciting would it?

So if you find yourself booking a campervan in New Zealand, just be prepared for the best holiday of your life which may or may not involve some kind of natural disaster.

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