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Wendekreisen Koru 3 Freedom

3 Berth with Shower/Toilet | Diesel | Manual | 3 Seatbelts

Company & Camper Info

Wendekreisen Travel Ltd is a family owned and operated New Zealand Hire Company offering quality Campervan, Motorhome and Car rental to visitors since 1991. With almost 20 years experience in the New Zealand Campervan rental market, this company make every effort to deliver well maintained and modern vehicles at a cheap price

Wendekreisen have introduced an emissions offset program. They effectively offset all fuel carbon emissions of all their hire vehicles. As an example a 10 day hire will offset 540Kg in CO2 emissions. Wendekreisen are proud to include the emission costs credits with all hires free of charge.

The Koru Star 3 Freedom is the upgraded version of its predecessor and based on the VW Crafter 35. Whilst the features and dimensions are almost identical, the crafter offers advanced technology in terms of road safety and damage protection. The onboard composition media touchscreen with 360-degree protection system will warn you prior to hitting obstacles. The passenger airbag can be disabled when travelling with young children in rear-facing car seats.

There are two bedding configurations available, depending on your preferences. Option A includes the combination of a double bed plus one single bed. This configuration is designed for a family setup with parents and a child. The safety net protects your child whilst mum and dad can relax or watch a movie below. Option B features a configuration with three single beds, ideal for accommodating up to three adult friends. The ability to sleep 3 adults separately, offers economy and comfort when camping the outdoors.

A 340W solar and MPPT controller as well as a 2.88KWh battery power bank, ensure you never go flat, thus eliminating the dependence on powered campsites. To provide warmth during the night, we've integrated a robust 2KW Webasto diesel heater, coupled with lanolin-soaked sheep wool insulation. Sheep wool insulation has natural moisture repelling properties that make it resistant to mould growth. The lanolin present in sheep wool acts as a natural repellent to pests such as moths and dust mites. Furthermore, we have installed various USB and 12V outlets in the sleeping area. The rear windows as well as the window in the sliding door can be opened. In combination with an additional roof hatch, this vehicle offers excellent ventilation.

The Koru Star 3 Freedom is fully certified self-contained, compliant with current and future rules under this certification. Consequently, this vehicle will not only help you save a significant amount on powered campsite expenses but also enable exploration of remote areas in New Zealand.

Standard features include the Avtex 19’ TV paired with the Avtex Bluetooth soundbar (perfect for music enthusiasts), a generously sized pull-out pantry, soft ambient LED night lighting, and extensive storage options. A large and energy friendly 90L fridge delivers sufficent space to keep your food chilled whilst travelling off-grid.

The hot water is produced by an instantaneous gas system which will deliver hot water on demand as needed. This system is designed for campervans, easy to use and very economical on gas.

This campervan was designed to deliver a compact and off-grid family solution with separated accommodation for one young child. An alternative use application is compact and economical accommodation for three adults in separate beds.
Campervan self-containment certificate

YES! Motorhomes that are Certified Self Contained are permitted at all freedom camping spots. Here is a comprehensive list of Freedom Camping spots in NZ.

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Daily Hire Rental Rate Includes

One Way fees between Christchurch and Auckland or vice versa
Extra Driver fee
Unlimited Kilometres
Road User Charge/Diesel Tax
Vehicle living equipment
Linen included
Free Camping Table and Chairs
Goods & Services Tax (GST) of 15%
Pre departure vehicle preparation
24 hour roadside assistance throughout New Zealand
Road Maps, Camping Park Directories and other tourist information
Free transfers on vehicle pick up from Airport or within 5km of Airport to the Wendekreisen Campervans Depot

General Hire Information


COMPULSORY STANDARD INSURANCE RATE Standard rate leaves you still to pay a Bond/Excess of NZ$1500 for drivers 25 years and over or NZ$2000 for drivers of 21 to 24 years (credit card imprint). Note NZ$20 per day compulsory insurance charge applies which will be added to the quote on reservations page (capped at max rental 50 days). The excess applies to each singe vehicle accident. The hirer is responsible for loss or damages to third parties, the rental vehicle and its accessories in each single accident. The Security Bond is equal to excess and covers charges for breached terms of hire and handling fees (see full Terms & Conditions).

NZ$40 per day will reduce the bond/excess to NZ$250 for drivers 25 years and over or NZ$500 for drivers 21 and 24 years.
Includes Compulsory Standard Insurance, cover for all damages and windscreen/tyre cover (excludes service for changing a tyre). Please note the excess applies to each single vehicle accident including loss or damages to third parties, the rental vehicle and it's accessories, Capped at 50 rental days.

For one way hires between Christchurch and Auckland or vice versa there is no extra charge. For hires picking up or dropping off in Picton there is a NZ$550 surcharge. If both picking up and dropping off in Picton, a NZ$1100 fee applies

Vary through the year, Generally from Dec 15th to Jan 15th a 21 day minimum hire period applies

All drivers must be at least 21 years old and hold a full and current New Zealand driver's licence, or an International Driving Licence, or a licence from the country of origin with English translation that is no less than 12 months old.

8.30am - 5pm Mon - Sat
8.30am - 1pm Sunday and Public Holidays

Pick up and drop off between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Saturday.
Pick up and drop off between 8.30am and 12.30pm Sundays and public holidays.
Pick ups or returns outside of business hours are available on request (NZ$60 charge applies).
After hours vehicle collections are not available after 8.00pm and before 6.30am.

Pickup after 12.30Pm on Sundays and Public Holiday incurs a NZ$60 Surcharge
After Hours Charge NZ$ 60 per collection/return (not before 6.30am or after 8.00pm).

Wendekreisen offers a complimentary transfer between airports and their depot in Auckland and Christchurch. Customs and Immigration clearance after international flights will take about 1 hour. Please check opening hours before you book your flights or pick up date or if you need to book a prearranged after hour service at a cost of NZ$60.
Wendekreisen offers a complimentary transfer from accommodation (within 5km) to the Wendekreisen Campervans Depot.
Taxi or shuttle costs from the accommodation of more than 5km will be at the cost of the hirer.

If cancelled 31 days and over prior to pick up the deposit is retained with a minimum of NZ$250.
If cancelled within 30 days to 8 days of pick-up 40% of total reservation cost (or the deposit whichever is the greater). Minimum of NZ$250.
If cancelled within 7 days of pick-up or no show 100% of total reservation cost.
For early return: there is NO refund for any unused portion of the rental is available.

These can be e-mailed to you by request. If you wish to view the full Terms and Conditions of Motorome Hire please visit our contact page.

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Motorhome Features

AirCon - Driver

Full Rear Access

Central Locking

Power Steering

Double Bed




Hot Water

Cold Water

Gas Heating

Two Ring Cooker




DVD Player


Optional Hire Equipment

Private Home Power Adapter (240Volt)

Googled Chromecast

Inverter 150 Watt 12-240Volt

Table and chairs

Camping Kit NZ$150 per hire (includes tent, sleeping bags, small LPG cooker and picnic set)

Snow chains

Child/booster seat

Vehicle Specifications

Beds, Bedding and Linen
Optional Hire Equipment
Vehicle Dimensions
General Specifications
Driving Specifications
Seats / Seatbelts

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