Just like it says on the tin, Kiwi Camping, camping for Kiwis, was set up in a small garage in Hamilton, New Zealand in 1989 by a couple of no-nonsense Kiwis. Lovers of the great Kiwi outdoors, they figured there was a demand for a range of tents and accessories designed for New Zealand’s unique landscape and often challenging conditions. THEY WERE RIGHT! And in the subsequent years, with a firm focus on family camping, Kiwi Camping became recognized as one of the most trusted outdoor brands in New Zealand. A keen understanding of the challenges and a willingness to listen to their customers, saw them produce a range of family tents that have dominated the New Zealand camping landscape for over 25 years.
In 2012, Gregg Brown from Aber bought Kiwi Camping. Sure it made good business sense for Gregg, but the decision to purchase Kiwi Camping was motivated by much more than business. An enthusiastic camper himself, Gregg and his wife Suzanne had enjoyed a long and happy association with Kiwi Camping. For starters, they’d had many memorable family holidays in Kiwi Camping tents themselves, using a range of their products. The businesses also worked closely together, jointly promoting gas camping appliances for over 15 years. When the opportunity to purchase Kiwi Camping came about, it proved a no brainer. With a healthy network of alliances in the industry and personal track-records as seasoned campers (a few rock festivals in their teens, an impoverished O.E. in the 80s and more recently, 12 years of hauling their young family around the campsites of the north island), Gregg and Suzanne saw it as an exciting challenge and an opportunity to turn Kiwi Camping into the foremost camping brand in New Zealand.We continue our commitment to the outdoors, with our ongoing pledge of financial, physical and emotional support to Forest & Bird. We want to make sure your camping experience is as good as it can be with the right gear and the best environment to enjoy our great outdoors.
Check out the videos below of our favorite Kiwi Camping Tents the Takahe & Kea tents.
Complete Outdoors is a specialist camping, tramping, ski and outdoor store based in Christchurch offering a wide range of quality family camping and outdoor brands. Our strength is personal service and advice from specialised outdoor staff so that you get the right gear for your requirements. We aim to provide quality outdoor gear that is suited to New Zealand conditions at the right price. We will meet any other advertised price from a New Zealand retailer where possible. Grab yourself a bargain with our great specials and free shipping on orders over $100.
Please call us with questions as we'd love to help you and have specialist staff dedicated to getting you the right gear for your needs. Phone 0800 88 264537.