Welcome to Doris #DorisDoesNZ

In Christchurch, Canterbury Region, New Zealand


Welcome to Doris the Campervan #DorisDoesNZ (Instagram page) - proud owners Mark and Susie

Doris is a Self-Contained Nissan Caravan 2008 2L Automatic Petrol with plenty of living space and a good bit of grunt for those notorious New Zealand hills.

Doris was converted into a campervan in 2018 and started as a collaborative project with a friend in Auckland. Me and my partner in crime Susie have now done the finishing touches since we moved down to Christchurch in April and Doris has already travelled in all corners of both islands in New Zealand since. She's seen it all, from mountain passes to deserted seasides, and many more still to explore. Being a self-contained campervan gives you the freedom to park in many places for free without risking a fine.

Most local councils have different rules on freedom camping so check them out on the net when you get somewhere or check them out on any of the heaps of apps available (we used the ‘Campermate’ and ‘NZMCA’ apps).

Before Doris became a camper she was a minibus for a rest home so has been kept in excellent nick. All the furnishings were hand made and custom fit into the van. She was designed so that you are able to sit in the van and still get to everything, as New Zealand weather is very unpredictable. The soft furnishings were all hand made and designed to be “snazzy” as the creator describes them (credit Susie). The leisure battery and water pump for the shower were added to maximise use of the space and add some nice features to enjoy the diverse New Zealande countryside. There is a book share idea on the horizon but we haven't got round to working out the logistics of it just yet.

Doris is registered with NZMCA (New Zealand Motor Caravan Association), hence the need for a Christian name - you need it to be registered. This gives you loads of other great features such as DOC camp site passes and cheap Inter Island Ferry passes.

As you'll see from the pictures Doris is kitted out with all the gear needed for pretty rugged adventures.

- 100 mAh Leisure battery
- Electric water tap - can be used for dishes or as a (cold) outside shower
- Several interior lights - 1 powerful light at the rear used for cooking/interior lighting (powered from the leisure battery)
- 1x Rear cigarette lighter with DC/AC inverter for powering laptops etc (runs off leisure battery)
- 2x Rear USB ports (runs off leisure battery)
- Assortment of tools
- First aid kit
- Breakdown pack including starter battery and tow rope
- Twin hob stove and 2.5L gas tank
- 2x Camping chairs
- Bed linen (duvet, blanket, sheets, pillows and cases)
- 4 sets of Cutlery, Plates, Cups, etc
- Cook pots, Toaster, Pans
- All certified self-containment equipment:
- Fresh water tank
- Grey water tank
- Chemical toilet
- Fire extinguisher

I'm sure there's other things I have missed so if there's something you need I'm sure I'll have it.

Any questions or viewings just message or call me. Doris is based in Merivale, Christchurch, a 10 minute walk from the CBD and 15 minute taxi from the airport.

House rules

No smoking inside
No pets
Minimum hire days has been set for this vehicle:
December to February: 7 days
March to May: 3 days
June to August: 3 days
September to November: 3 days

Travel Restrictions

No driving on beaches (salt is really bad for cars) and no off-roading
Extra careful on gravel roads


The vehicle is not available during the following periods:
21/12/2019 - 28/12/2019

Pick Up & Drop Off

Please arrange mutually suitable times with each other.


The vehicle is insured by the SHAREaCAMPER Insurance.


For this camper the security bond amounts NZD 3,500.00. You can reduce it to NZD 500.00 for NZD 30.00 per rental day. The bond will be processed through SHAREaCAMPER's secure payment system.

Cancellation Fees

The SHAREaCAMPER booking fee is non-refundable.
90 days or more before the Pick-up Date: No fee
90 to 31 days before the Pick-up Date: 25% of the Rental Charges
30 to 8 day before the Pick-up Date: 50% of the Rental Charges
7 to 0 days before the Pick-up Date (including by failing to pick up the Vehicle): 100% of the Rental Charges

Camper Details

Technical Details

  • Nissan
  • Caravan
  • 2
  • Campervan
  • Self-contained
  • Automatic
  • Petrol
  • 2
  • 199 cm high
  • 169 cm wide
  • 499 cm long
  • 1650 kg
  • Year of manufacture: 2008


  • Sink
  • Built in Toilet/Shower
    Built in Toilet/Shower
  • Portable Toilet
    Portable Toilet
  • Linen
  • Power steering
    Power steering
  • 12V to 230V Inverter
    12V to 230V Inverter
  • 230V Power Sockets
    230V Power Sockets
  • House Battery
    House Battery
  • USB Adapter Cigarette Lighter
    USB Adapter Cigarette Lighter
  • Radio/CD
  • Board Games/ Playing Cards
    Board Games/ Playing Cards
  • Books
  • Fridge
  • Gas Cooker
    Gas Cooker
  • Cutlery
  • Crockery
  • Pots and Pans
    Pots and Pans
  • Cooking Basics (Salt, Pepper, Oil)
    Cooking Basics (Salt, Pepper, Oil)
  • Dishwashing Equipment (Scrubbing Brush / Liquid / Tea towel)
    Dishwashing Equipment (Scrubbing Brush / Liquid / Tea towel)
  • Outside Chairs
    Outside Chairs
  • Outside Table
    Outside Table
  • Fire Extinguisher
    Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
    First Aid Kit
  • Sports equipment
    Sports equipment
  • Grey water tank
    Grey water tank
  • Air Compressor
    Air Compressor
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fresh Water Tank
    Fresh Water Tank
  • Central Locking
    Central Locking

Meet the Owner



Auckland,  NZ
Member Since Aug 2018
Verified through SHAREaCAMPER

NZD 154.00 per day

8 Days x 154.00 NZD
(Price for Season: Sept. to Nov.)
Cleaning FeeNZD50.00
Booking feeNZD123.20
Basic Insurance (NZD 15.00/Day)
Premium Insurance (NZD 30.00/Day)
Credit Card Processing Fee (3%)
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