The place’s we go!

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure and just like the saying goes, some of this ‘junk’ can be found in the most craziest hidden places possible. We sure do have a story or two just on the adventure’s we have retrieving these caravan’s. BUT our favorite story of all is when we can return the caravan completed for that final look in all it’s glory to the original owners.

When you get the blue’s you get Rhythm

A complete collection of previous custom restoration’s


As you can see by all the colour’s this is no caravan for the plain and simple. A 1970’s Lightweight that we were able to restore back to her full glory while adding in some modern twist’s along the way. The lino … well that is a story on itself, imported from Italy purely for this caravan there was no way that we could just leave that as the only statement. 


As you will see on first glimpse this isn’t your ordinary caravan and not one that you see often. Found locally, hidden away deep in a back yard, I knew instantly she was a gem. We dragged her back to the workshop and I just couldnt resist but get to work on her straight away.
Not seeing one like this before I done some research and found it was made in New Zealand by oxford caravans. The exact year is not quite clear but I would say between 69-79 (if anyone has any information we would love to know).

Devonport Community Caravan

Devonport Visitor Centre Over the last couple of years we have fitted out all sorts of caravans... we have created that special caravan to entertain guests with a beer or two, customized mobile food and coffee caravans and let's not forget the faithful holiday...


Clara-Belle    Here we have a 1972 Crusader caravan restored and customized with what we would call a subtle flow with a modern/retro vibe.   The main feature of this would have to be the 'Kiwiana' beach entrance door... What better way to welcome your guests in then...


Frankie-Jo In conjunction with our clients as a team effort here we have for you the 2020 Whangamata Beach Hop winning caravan! For us this has been our 5th winner, but for Kate and Tony their first which we are so proud of them.   Our clients mean a lot to us and we...

Bell Bird

This little gem is a 1956 Circa and was restored to accompany our clients as a multi use space. A cute getaway caravan, an extra sleeping space and let’s not forget to mention an amazing entertainment space, which I’m sure is going to be very handy.

Little Haven

A 1970’s Lightweight caravan customized and restored with a sweet mix up of colours that were picked by the customer herself.

Custom Made

Custom Made, here at Retro Custom Caravan’s we can not only customise caravan’s but also furniture, accessories and or attachments for your caravan.

One man’s treasure maybe another man’s dime.

Ma Belle

Ma Belle

Ma Belle Ma Belle, Modern... yes, Retro... yes and completely restored/customised by us at Retro Custom Caravan's LTD. Ma Belle was originally built by a Rotorua, New Zealand based caravan company (Muir Caravans) in 1964, from initial purchase she only had the one...

Norma Jean

Norma Jean

Norma Jean Norma Jean — we all know that name well. In this case, however, rather than being associated with a blonde bombshell movie star and pin-up model, the name belongs to the caravan equivalent. It’s glitzy, colourful, and one heck of a lot of fun. This Norma...

Get Rhythm

Get Rhythm

Get Rhythm  “Get Rhythm” is a highly customised caravan both inside and out. I found her in Tauranga and still to this day it is a mystery of what model she is. Many say she is home built but I believe this is a factory make. I used Altex paint for durability and...

Memphis Belle

Memphis Belle

Memphis BelleAn Oxford model built in the early 70’s, Memphis Belle was the very first caravan I worked on. An awesome find at only $200 I couldn’t wait to get to work and make this caravan something special. This caravan has a real retro theme to it as you can tell...