Big Red (La Grande Rouge)

Auckland, Auckland

Lily Lily

  • Max Guests x3

  • Beds x1

  • Toilet

  • Manual

$75 per day

Total(GST Inc)
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About this listing

Big Red, formally known as La Grande Rouge, is a very comfortable and economical self contained Ford Transit camper van. Converted by yours truly almost 2 years ago, a lot of thought has gone into the internal design of the van to ensure optimal comfort and use of a small space. You will actually enjoy cooking and can store heaps of gear under the bed/couch. There are three seats in the front and the bed/couch in the back comfortably sleeps up to three people as the bed is wider than a Queen! There is plenty of storage underneath the bed and couch for your gear and clothes. Clothes may also be hung up on a rack in the back. Pretty classy, right? The kitchen unit includes a sink with a hand pump, ample counter space for food prep and a tiled board for cooking. This board is removable so you can cook outside on a drop leg table that sits outside the side door. If the weather isn't so good you can cook inside too, but just remember to keep the door open and always watch the cooker flames. Big Red is pretty simple with minimal electronics except USB charging ports and dimmable LED lights. Refrigeration is in the form of a massive 70 litre chilly bin. I can supply ice bottles as an add on, otherwise buying ice and draining her every few days is a good idea. I've lived/travelled in Big Red for almost 2 years and as such, I reckon I have accrued a wealth of knowledge in relation to travelling New Zealand in a campervan and making the most of this stunning country. Happy to help with tips and ideas on where to go and how to be thrifty. Also can help with tips for rock climbing, kitesurfing, cycling and tramping! Important notes: Big red is a manual. So please only book her if you are comfortable driving manual. I've recently installed a reversing camera. Reversing is a lot less stressful now :) PS: I can provide you with all the instructions and support in English, French and Spanish.

House rules

No smoking

Vehicle Details


Beds: 1
Max Guests: 3
Make: Ford
Model: Transit
Year: 2002
Engine Size: 2400
Fuel Type: d
Transmission: mt

Kitchen & Dining

Cooktop (gas / hob)
Basic Kitchen Equipment
Tea Towels



Bathroom & Laundry







Fresh Water Tank
Grey Water Tank


Fire Extinguisher
Reverse Camera


Extra Storage
Outdoor Table
Outdoor Chairs
Tow Bar

Road User Charges (RUC)

This is charged post hire, on all kilometres driven, at a rate of $8 per 100 kilometres ($0.08 per kilometre). This distance is calculated using the signed vehicle drop-off form that is filled in with the owner. (only applies to diesel vehicles).

No One Way Hires

Please note that one way hires are not permitted. Mighway is a peer-to-peer platform and in most cases you're renting directly from the vehicle owner, as such vehicles must be picked up and dropped off at the same location.


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Additional Driver

For each additional driver, you'll need to pay a small fee for insurance and administration purposes. Once you've added this option, we'll be in touch to get the details of your additional driver, please ensure you have a copy of their license ready.

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Drivers License Translation

If you have a drivers license in a language other than English, you'll be required to translate this by a certified translation service. We can arrange this for you, simply add-on this option and we'll get your certified translation within 1 working day.

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A very spacious 2 person tent if you want to bring two others along and stay in non-self contained campsites. It is an REI half dome 2 plus tent. Great for tall people! Plenty of space for you and a bag.

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Ice bottles (for the cooler), food and beverages

I can equip the van with food and beverages at your request so that you can spend your time enjoying the trip rather than shopping for groceries. Cost of raw materials is not included in the addon price and will have to be agreed upon separately.

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Bike rack

A bike rack for carrying up to 4 bicycles.

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A hammock for relaxing between two sturdy trees! Capable of supporting up to two people.

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A guitar to croon tunes with under a starry sky

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Bluetooth Speaker

Want to crank some tunes while driving or chilling by the beach? Now you can!

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$75 / day