After many years of sailing, we decided on a change by way of touring NZ in a motorhome. We spent some time looking at motorhomes to ascertain what would bets suit our requirements. The Sinfonia 65xt stood out for us, both in terms of value and quality. The deciding factor however was Shane – from the moment we first contacted Shane he was a delight to deal with. In the first instance, he came in specially on a Sunday to show us the Sinfonia. What struck us was his knowledge and passion for motorhomes, Shane took some time in explaining what we should be looking for in a motorhome. Once we made the decision to purchase the Sinfonia he went the extra mile to ensure it was ready for us prior to Christmas even though the time frame was very tight.
In my typical bull at the gate manner I considered arranging for several extras for the Sinfonia to be fitted at the time of purchase, however Shane talked me out of doing that until we had used the motorhome for a period of time and we were certain that the extras were needed. That epitomises Shane’s integrity in my view.
Shane has a huge infectious laugh (we enjoy cracking funnies just for the joy of hearing it) and nothing is ever too much trouble. The after sales service has been nothing short of exceptional, I often (particularly when we first got the Sinfonia) phone Shane for advice; given his years of experience and industry knowledge, I find his recommendations invaluable.
We have grown to love our Sinfonia more and more as time has gone on and highly recommend Walkabout Motorhome Sales. I can’t reiterate enough how service orientated and knowledgeable Shane is. If you are looking at purchasing a motorhome, my advice would be to talk with Shane in the first instance – you won’t be disappointed.
Allan and Barbara Bluett
After spending many months searching for the Motorhome to suit us, we were so happy to find Shane at Walkabout. He not only had the perfect model for us a Magis 66p but just talked to us about it and did not at any time try to push it on us. We were given all the facts about it from the top to bottom and then just left us alone to decide what we were going to do. This was like a breath of fresh air to us because not only did he have stock available he was a nice guy with certainly the right skills to sell a product because of its qualities and features and let the customer make up their mind in peace.
Phil and Shona Wells
Living in Europe, I was a bit concerned about the idea of buying a NEW motorhome in New Zealand. I didn't know which model would suit our needs, which company would be reliable enough to buy one from, or if I could make the investment in a safe and clear transaction.
I then compared every single company selling RV's in the country, and I'm happy I chose Walkabout!
First of all, they really know their business. I got all the advice I needed, and could then make my decision : a Kyros Prestige Duo. This is, in my opinion, the perfect choice, in regard to our way of traveling! It is a very comfortable and well-equipped vehicle, that has led us safely on many roads & campsites in New Zealand.
Last but not least, Shane, the owner, is a very honest, available and ... friendly person! He helped us in several occasions, even after we had purchased the motorhome!
10/10 kiwi quality service!!
To whom it may concern
I recently brought a brand new CI Motorhome off Shane from walkabout Sales in Auckland an am so pleased with my new vehicle that i have also received awesome service an after service care was taken through the vehicle which i picked up on a sunday. Nothing was a problem for shane he was happy to answer the simplest of questions was so helpful i would recommend him to friends family an anyone really who was going to buy a motorhome. It was a absolute pleasure to deal with shane an wouldnt hesitate in the future to deal with him again.
Regards Paula Cameron
We phoned Ci Motorhomes NZ and from the very first phone call inquiring about the motorhome to meeting us at Auckland airport, nothing was a problem for Shane, any questions we had even after being away for the weekend we were greeted with a smile. The van itself is amazing, we were often asked by other campers if they could have a look inside and the common reply was "wow what luxury", and I agree the finish and detail is immaculate. On one occasion we used the Motorhome to transport a painting to get framed, and when we pulled up the framer was more interested in the Motorhome than the painting -what does that say about my painting !! As we start our retirement we plan many more trips up and down and around New Zealand.
Russell & Elizabeth. - Otago
Shane thanks sincerely for meeting our wishes, to purchase this really amazing Motorhome. It was very recent that we found Walkabout Sales, and were taken with all the many features that we loved in this unit.
Shane, you have been amazing to deal with, answering our many queries regarding things we didn’t quite take on board the day we took delivery of our dream home on wheels.
We think we shall call her “Magical Magis” (Hope no-one pinches this name.)
Shane arranged for us to view one in Lyttleton, and as soon as we entered the home, we fell in love with this one. The people were amazing, so proud to show the many features, that sold it to them. What really caught our eyes, was the separate living, shower, and sleeping areas. This was a dominate feature for us. After searching four or five years for the right one , we knew immediately, the Magis 66 is it, and much more!
It has that ‘Wow’ factor and for me especially, the house part is extremely well appointed, with a large Fridge/Freezer to house many meals we catch on the way.
Shane, from the moment we spoke firstly on the phone, until we met you, your laughing voice told us you are extremely proud to sell these models.
Pretty unbelievable was the Christmas parcel, and bottle of fine N.Z. Wine, and then two fabulous outdoor chairs, with small tables attached! O.M.G. we are blown away by the kindnesses and generosity of this company, ‘Walkabout Sales’ and won’t hesitate to highly recommend them to anyone showing an interest in the model.
Oh, hubby just loves sitting in the driving seat, and looks like the cat who got the cream, as we drive around. He is suitably impressed with the Fiat Ducato motor, and all the features this vehicle has.
Blue Tooth, aligned to our mobiles. I was amazed when a text message came through the radio, and as I accepted it, was read the message out! What vehicle has this technology? That was so funny, I had to hear that again.
In all, this has been a wonderful experience Shane, and an absolute pleasure to deal with you, we look forward to so many holidays and exploring our beautiful country, and calling to say ‘Hello’ Shane, when next in Auckland!
Thank-you Shane, and we wish you, your wife and family, a Blessed Christmas, and a wonderful 2016!
Dianne & John Homan.
From the moment we discovered the CI Magis 66P Motorhome on internet, and made contact with Shane at Walkabout Sales he responded to our calls and emails in a heartbeat. So professional was Shane, we jumped on a plane from Palnerston North to Auckland on a Saturday morning to view it. Shane offered to pick us up from the airport but we declined as it was an opportunity to stay with family. We arrived at the yard at Wiri and instantly developed a rapport with Shane. It was like meeting up with an old friend. We viewed all the models in stock but fell in love with the Magis 66P. This model of M/H immediately ticked all our boxes and the price was fantastic. After a test drive and Shane going through all the features, fixtures and fittings, we left (and cancelled two appts we had to view other makes). We were sold!! Shane personally delivered it to Wanganui for us. We've owned our Motorhome now for a year. It is everything we expected and more. Thanks Shane and crew for fantastic service. We wouldn't go past CI and highly recommend to anyone wanting to buy a brand new one. Keep up your fantastic service.
In 2014 we were trying to decide what to do for our vacation time. We couldn't decide between caravan and motor home.
After investigating many different options in design layout and chasis type we found the CI Magis66. We ordered our Magis66 in September and true to their word Shane and Noelene delivered our beautiful new 2016 Magis66 in November 2015.
we were extremely lucky to make our first holiday experience a tour of the East Cape.Our new RV did everything we wanted.We spent every night in close proximity to the high water mark of some of New Zealand's most magnificent beaches. We were also able to take with us a small motor scooter which fitted in the rear garage that enabled us to travel short distances.
Many places we stop people ask to have a look inside.They are always amazed at the finish and luxury of all the fittings and lighting.
It is our dream "home away from home"
We would like to acknowledge the assistance we have been given by Shane and Noelene,as newbies how to manage the equipment on the Magis. We would recommend Walkabout,Shane and Noelene to any new purchasers they definitely go "above and beyond"!
Wok and Ellen Stehr
We owned a campervan in Australia for a while and had been renting campervans for 4 years to explore around NZ and then decided to buy one as we had many more places to go and knew what we wanted in size, layout and features. We spent six months looking at every brand available in NZ, attending motorhome shows and talking to other owners before deciding on buying from Walkabout. Their campervans ticked all the boxes and Shane was such a pleasure to deal with that it was easy to take the plunge and buy the Magis 66P . We are very happy with our decision, it suits our needs perfectly. Shane answered all our questions (pre and post sale), he is a great ambassador for the CI campervans.
Bruce & Carole - Auckland
Shane found time in his busy schedule to fit around our needs and always responded quickly to queries without ever leaving you feeling you have wasted his time. The Magis66p has a superb layout, a stylish interior and is competitively well-priced. Further, you know the price from day one. "Extras" in other dealers' eyes are included, a few minor requests were met at no charge and only significant, genuinely optional extras involved additional cost.
This is the second new motorhome we have purchased. We have had dealings with all the main players in NZ. In our opinion, Shane is easily "head of the class", a delightful man who understands customers' needs and really wants to satisfy them. We couldn't imagine working with anyone better."
We have found Shane to be very obliging and even fun to deal with. He is quite happy to have you ring or email with any questions or enquiries regarding the motor home and comes back with answers in a timely manner. He was also not phased when we asked to have the vehicle ready within 2 weeks, when we'd originally planned for 4. True to his word it was ready to pick up on time. When a couple of parts were needed they were on the courier and delivered pronto. We have also put some Fiat Ducato extras on which Shane has gladly arranged for purchase via his dealership connections. Regarding the Ci Motorhome we are very happy with the vehicle. It has a good sized separate shower with a deep tray. Good sized fridge freezer and comfortable seating. All important TV works really well. Good sized garage and plenty of storage. Overall a very nicely appointed vehicle which drives well. You are able to drive it on a car licence. It is easy to drive, the gearbox is very clever and does most of the thinking for you. We are certainly looking forward to some exciting and memorable trips in this motorhome.
Hi Shane and Noelene,
Best Wishes Maureen and Owen - Morningside
We had been looking for a motorhome for some time locally in the South Island and just couldn’t find the right one. On searching the internet we came across Walkabout Motorhome sales in Auckland. The CI Sinfonia was the one we were looking for, it had all the features we were after and more. We contacted Shane at Walkabout and started the ball rolling. We received the motorhome the following week which was delivered to us in Nelson. Shane met us in Nelson and spent a couple of hours explaining all the ins and outs of the motorhome. We have since spent a week away in the motorhome and it has met all our expectations and we are more than happy with it, looking forward to going out again. From start to finish Shane was professional and helpful and we would recommend anyone looking for a motorhome to give Shane at Walkabout a call.
Kevin and Christine. Nelson
ATTN WALKABOUT SALES
Just writing to THANK YOU so much for making the purchase of our new motorhome a delight. We searched for over 6 months to find ‘The One’ , looking at both New and Used vehicles. It took some time to actually figure out what was important to US and then it was hard to stick to that as some had some of the features we were after but not others. So it was a big learning curve and we had to find patience as we did want to own our own as soon as possible, after finally making the decision to purchase one. We found that dealing with you Shane made the whole process a delight. It was fantastic to have our new motorhome delivered to us in Taupo on Valentine’s day (This one is going to be tough to top). We have owned her for a month now and already been away 3 times. You have shown us great after sales support and been extremely helpful at the end of the phone, when we have needed some advice. The Motorhome itself has worked out perfectly for us and we are looking forward to many trips away, relaxing times and fun social adventures. Thanks again for the wonderful service you provide and we would recommend dealing with WALKABOUT SALES to anyone interested in buying/renting or even after any advice.
Lee & Ken (Kinloch).To Shane and Team
I had been looking for a Motor-home for sometime to suit my needs.
From the moment I met Shane from Walkabout and he had shown me through the new 2015 Sinfonia I knew I would be purchasing one.
Even though Shane was extremely busy on the day I visited , he took the time to explain every detail and gave me plenty of information, I was able to go home and think things over which was great.
When Shane and Noleen delivered My new CI , Shane spent a couple of hours here going through everything we needed to know. Shane said he was a 100% behind the sale and was only ever a phone call away if I needed to talk to him.
I have been away in my new Motor-home and love it, it is everything Shane had said it would be.
Thank you to Shane and the team at Walkabout great people and great service
Regards Yvonne Theobald
Once my wife and I decided to trade in our Motorhome, Shane drove down to Palmerston North, collected our old one and took it back to Auckland where he sold it on our behalf. It sold in around 8 weeks at which point we confirmed our order for a new one to be imported from Italy. Shane delivered the new one to our home in Palmerston North and has been extremely accessible since then and nothing has been too much trouble. I would have no hesitation in recommending Shane as a person of honesty, integrity and a pleasure to deal with..
Malcolm & Linda Plimmer
After much research, we had decided to buy a CI Sinfonia from Shane at Walkabout Sales. We were sitting in the vehicle one weekend in Auckland and asked if we could purchase it. Shane said “No”. Surprised, we asked why and Shane replied that some else had beaten us to it and that he had to be fair and wait until Monday for the deposit to be paid. If not, we had first refusal and he was not prepared to go back on his word. Monies were paid on Monday and, disappointed, we had to wait until January for a new model to be delivered. However, it showed Shane’s integrity and that he was fair and true to his word.
Jill and Martin Higgans
We had been seriously looking for a motorhome for the last 6 months. Having owned a variety of motorhomes over the last 12 years we knew what we were looking for, we had a budget; all we had to do was find the right vehicle!
We looked under every possible avenue, went and inspected a few that looked promising, but they did not measure up for a variety of reasons. We had been in contact with Walkabout Sales but thought they would be out of our budget range. We sent our daughter along to view their motorhomes and she came back with glowing reports about how helpful Walkabout were and she thought that one in particular would come extremely close to what we were looking for.
So we made a call to Walkabout enquiring about Ci Motorhomes, then a trip to Auckland (cheap air seats!) and Shane met us at the airport with the vehicle. We were able to drive it back to their depot. Lovely vehicle to drive. After discussion Shane agreed to add some good extras and offered free delivery that made the difference. A flight home and a week later the vehicle was delivered to our door (just north of Wellington). Shane again went over the features and made sure we were happy with everything. Just before he left he re-stated that he was behind the sale 100% and for anything we only had to contact him.
We would whole heartedly recommend Shane and Noeleen at Walkabout Sales for helpful unpressurised deals. We are very happy having spent our first weekend away in our Brand New Ci motorhome.
ATTN Walkabout Sales - Shane and Team,
We thank you for the good service you provided when we purchased our motorhome from you, we love our new Ci Motorhome. It is really good to drive and we are loving it. We have already spent several nights on board our home away from home!.
We will catch up with you sometime.
Regards and thanks again for everything
Brian and Ruby Hayward
ATTN WALKABOUT SALES
We have just purchased a CI Prestige Campervan from Shane at Walkabout Sales.
Our previous motor-home was a Fuso 6 Berth also from Shane.After down-sizing our property and looking at smaller vans we didn't hesitate in making contact again.
Shane is a friendly, honest person who continues to provide advice and service long after the sale (in our case 7 years!!)
The Prestige is so compact but has ample storage and the swivel seats perfect for relaxing in. The extra wide single berths, dining area with added bonus of another smaller berth for grandchildren. Totally impressed with clever ideas to utilize space in the toilet/shower area as well.
The total layout and decor has already been admired by everyone who has viewed....we look forward to more travelling in our new van.
Once again thanks Shane for your ongoing excellent service and delivering van to Whangarei for us.
Warren and Liz James
We purchased our Motorhome from Shane a couple of months ago. We are absolutely thrilled with it.
Shane was fantastic to deal with during the purchase and still continues to help us out.
We highly recommend you visit Shane if you are thinking of buying a motorhome because he rearly knows his stuff.
Thanks again Shane.
Maurice and Sheryl
To Walkabout Sales
Just would like to say a big thankyou for the excellent service and extremely personal service we received from you on the recent purchase of our CI Motorhome from Walkabout Sales. Cannot speak highly enough of you. We would thoroughly recommend that anyone looking for a new motorhome to look no further than Walkabout. Great service, attention to detail and great communication. We had the pleasure of using our motorhome for the first time just three days after receiving it and had a great experience and just can't wait to use it again this weekend. These motorhomes are absolute luxury. Well Done.
Dawn & Grant Marshall
To Walkabout Sales
Lynne and I are really pleased with our recent purchase of one of your campervans. We have already had two successful weekends away locally and the van travels very well and has a very comfortable living space. I know we are going to have a lot of fun with the van over the next few years.
We would also like to thank you for making the sale so hassle free. We really appreciate the fact that you managed to get the van ready for us and delivered it to our home at such short notice. Your after sale service and follow up has been excellent.
With us being totally new to campervans you have taken the time to explain how to use the van and get the best out of our new purchase, which gives us great peace of mind. I have already recommended Walkabout to one of my work colleagues who is interested in buying a van.
Lynne and Paul from Pt Chevalier
Dear WALKABOUT SALES
I couldn t have brought my motorhome from more obliging, genuine, and continuously so, people.
After looking at many motorhomes / campervans we visited Shane at Walkabout to view their selection of homes, we were very impressed with the open plan of the 6 berth and the very high quality of the finish inside and out.
Don & Carol Stuart
Shona and I have owned several motor homes over the past twenty years, and recently purchased one from the Auckland office of your company Walkabout Sales.
We shopped around several companies before coming to you, and had all but decided on another. However Shane was just so friendly and helpful, and the vehicle he showed and consequently sold us was the best value for money we came across in our search..We know we have made the right decision and look forward to a long and happy relationship with Walkabout, and our new vehicle.
This letter is totally unsolicited.
Allan & Shona Armstrong
Dear Walkabout Sales
We purchased a 2006 6 berth Motorhome from Walkabout Sales in June 2009. Although we had a caravan over 20yrs ago this was our first venture into a Motorhome. We had spent around 8mths looking at all the options and reading up and talking with friends about the pro's and con's of all the options. Then we stumbled across Walkabout and were persuaded by Shane that we should take a look at what he could offer. Although we took another few weeks to actually take up his offer to visit, our minds were made up instantly with what we saw and Shane's relaxed manner. This Motorhome met all our major criteria like, Japanese motor, outside lockers, 2 tables, king bed, and space, space, space.Shane then delivered it to Napier and negotiated the tight parking area with ease. We found Shane extremely easy to work with, giving honest advice and sound reasoning.To those looking for a Motorhome I would advise them to check out Walkabout Sales before buying as you may be pleasantly surprised by how much they have to offer. We have a solar panel which is Great
Shona & Graeme Blank
We have no regrets whatsoever about buying our motorhome from Walkabout Sales and Rentals. They have proven themselves by always being friendly, ready to help us promptly with any situation that may occur, providing us with helpful advice and hints etc and taking an interest in us and our travels. They are genuinely honest, decent people to deal with and we highly recommend them. We love our motorhome.
*As owners of a new Walkabout Motor Home we have much pleasure in writing to you .
* We bought our Mitsubishi Motorhome of you ,and would like to thank your friendly team for the help and good service you gave us , nothing was a problem , thanks for your patience ,we are now having a great time with all our grandchildren -
* I just thought i would drop you a line to thankyou for all the help you gave myself and my wife ,we are glad we picked the 6 berth , we love the motorhome ,you people know your stuff and it is good to see , you did everything you said you would ,even deliver to Rotorua , once again many thanks -
* Just a quick note to say a big thank you to all your team , we recently arrived in nz , and wanted a late model spacious motorhome ,with 2 single beds at the rear and was very impressed with your Mitsubishi Fuso 6 berth ,as we had a 4 berth swift Kontiki in UK , but it was very cramped , we did not want to do the 4 berth thing every night ,make the bed up ,so we decided to buy a 2007 model . This RV is so easy to drive , and so spacious , we thankyou for delivering it to us , and for the bottle of wine , pleasure doing business .
* Dear Walkabout