Innovative design, stylish interiors and quality workmanship make Bürstner a favourite choice for Kiwis
German motorhome brand Bürstner is renowned for innovative designs and premium quality. It’s one of the most popular motorhome brands in New Zealand — thanks to its modern styling and interior layouts that fit the Kiwi lifestyle perfectly. With a Bürstner you can expect top quality manufacturing and excellent resale value.
A Bürstner is a true home on the road with sophisticated interior design and features that put your comfort first. Bürstner calls this approach Wohnfühlen — which translates to comfortable living or well-being. That means:
A single level floor between the cab and living area also adds to the feeling of space — while ultimately, all these features work together to create an exceptional motorhome experience.
A Bürstner motorhome is ideal for year-round travel with double glazing, central heating and insulation designed for European seasons.
Discover for yourself how Bürstner can deliver your dream life on the road.
Bürstner is part of the Erwin Hymer Group and imported exclusively into New Zealand by Wilderness.
Finding joy on the road in your home-away-from-home isn’t an experience all motorhomes can provide. But one brand certainly can — Bürstner.
Working out which motorhome to purchase may involve some trade-offs and compromises. But if the overall experience is right then you’ll be able to love and enjoy it for years to come.
Bürstner was the first German motorhome to be imported into New Zealand in large numbers. Well known for quality craftsmanship and creative design, Bürstner’s philosophy is all about building more than just a vehicle.
Hugely popular in NZ, you can guarantee that a Bürstner motorhome:
Is extremely well made
Depreciates very little
Offers great value for money.
With around 60 years experience under its belt, Bürstner has developed into a trusted brand and market leader in Germany and around the world.
Bürstner is part of the Erwin Hymer Group, which had the largest number of new motorhomes registered (and made up nearly 30% of total market share) in Germany in 2020.
Demand has continued to increase and current supply shortages are expected to keep prices up and waitlists long.
The Bürstner brand stands out for its overall build quality and excellent motorhoming experience. That’s why a Bürstner motorhome holds its value so well.
Each Bürstner motorhome is manufactured to the highest standards with industry-leading construction methods and technologies. Both the chassis it works with and the motorhome habitation unit (or shell) are extremely well designed and built.
You may not see this structural integrity at first glance, but you’ll feel it every time you hit the road — giving you a relaxed ride with minimal rattling.
It’s not just the craftsmanship that speaks for itself. Everything in a Bürstner motorhome is designed with the aim of making your experience more enjoyable.
Bürstner calls this Wohnfühlen — which is it’s way of ensuring travellers truly feel at home in their motorhomes. It provides a sense of comfort and cosiness through the:
The Bürstner concept is applied to every part of its motorhomes – from kitchens through to bathrooms and bedding through to storage.
Some models have a home light that you can charge and move around in your motorhome to create an atmosphere with ambient lighting – just like at home. Plus, you’ll find:
Quality insulation and heating
Space-maximising features such as movable walls in the bathroom
High-end finishes and materials.
Bürstner works with external partners and automotive specialists to leverage the best technologies, ideas and expertise from across multiple industries and brands. This is its commitment to continuous research and development for better comfort, functionality and durability.
As a great example of how its approach to innovation translates into some of its features, Bürstner was first to introduce a double floor into its motorhomes.
The double floor houses wiring, plumbing and heating ducts along with extra insulation and in-floor storage spaces. It reduces road noise and also creates a seamless floor from the front to the back of the vehicle with no internal steps.
This approach to design and innovation has won Bürstner numerous prestigious industry awards over the years. In 2022, the brand:
Won the European Innovation Award for its interior design of the Lyseo Gallery
Scooped up silver in the 2022 Promobil Motorhome of the Year Awards for the Lyseo TD.
With its reputation for design and innovation, it’s perhaps no surprise that there are more Bürstners than any other European motorhome brands on the road in New Zealand.
Bürstner is well supported in New Zealand by an experienced after sales team with access to a large stock of spare parts. Wilderness knows Bürstner motorhomes inside-out and are able to help you through any after sales assistance you may need — from servicing to warrants and accessories to repairs.
Like most German motorhomes, Bürstners have permanent beds — whether they’re fixed to the floor or drop down from the ceiling.
Permanent beds ensure a superior sleep experience, but the space these beds take up is traded from other areas — like the bathroom or kitchen.
If a larger bathroom is a priority, you’ll have to trade off space in the bedroom and find a model that works for you.
The three main Bürstner layouts imported into New Zealand are:
Full-size with front and rear lounges
Full-size with a front lounge — and either an island bed or twin king single beds in the rear.
Each has its own benefits and is popular for different reasons.
Does the idea of a lounge at the front and at the rear of your motorhome appeal? With sweeping panoramic views, no less?
Bürstner invented the original drop down bed. Then a few years ago, it created an electric drop down bed in the rear.
This layout offers more usable space during the day with a true sense of a home lounge and Wohnfühlen. It’s fast becoming a new best-seller.
Learn more about Bürstner’s innovative drop down bed.
Bürstner has two models with this so-called dual purpose lounge. They are the:
Lyseo TD744 — with a large L-shaped sofa that’s ideal if you’re travelling with four passengers
Lyseo TD745 — it features a smaller sofa and a coffee table which transforms into a solid base for a drop down queen island bed with easy access.
Both models can sleep four with the extra drop down bed above the dining table in the front. To see if either model is currently available, check the Shop Bürstner Motorhomes tab at the top of this page.
Bürstner's classic, most popular layout features a front lounge with swivelling driver’s and passenger’s seats. The back has permanent beds with extremely comfortable, luxurious mattresses — you’ll find them easy to get on and off.
Other options include the:
Lyseo TD736 with an island bed — ideal if you’re less mobile
Lyseo TD690G which is a compact, under 7 metre model that sleeps two — excellent if you want to go off-the-beaten-track as it’s easy to manoeuvre
Lyseo TD727G with Bürstner's biggest garage — perfect if you plan to carry lots of outdoor gear.
To see if these models are currently available, check the Shop Bürstner Motorhomes tab at the top of this page. And if you’re looking for a big garage, also check the payload of the vehicle.
Bürstner falls into the higher end of New Zealand’s motorhome range. Expect to pay prices starting from around $200,000.
Used Bürstner motorhomes come on the market from time to time, including some ex-rentals. These are typically about three years old and are priced from about $135,000 upwards.
If you’re considering a used motorhome, there are several key factors to weigh up such as:
After sales support.
Global demand for motorhomes has increased dramatically over the last few years. Bürstner is no exception — and wait times can be much longer than usual.
Depreciation (the reduction of value) is a key factor to consider alongside the initial purchase price. But remember that a motorhome with the Bürstner brand will hold its value well.
At Wilderness, we’ve been importing Bürstner motorhomes for over ten years.
“As sole distributors, we have an excellent relationship with the company,” says Wilderness Founder and CEO John Managh. “We decided back in 2012 that we wanted to source their motorhomes. We thoroughly researched all the European brands but Bürstner were the only ones who ticked all the boxes for us — value for money, robustness, good reputation and good sales support.”
At Wilderness, we have a hand-picked range of Bürstner motorhomes in both Auckland and Christchurch. Plus, we stock a large rental fleet, so you can try before you buy.
More than ten percent of buyers have hired a Bürstner motorhome for a holiday before they purchased one. It’s a smart way to experience whether a Bürstner is the right motorhome for you.
We have an expert team that’s available weekdays to help you work through your buyer journey. We also carry more than $1 million worth of spare parts so you can quickly get back on the road.
Bürstner offers generous warranties — especially when it comes to water ingress.
Leaks and water damage are a key issue with motorhomes, and Bürstner has developed best-in-class sealing techniques.
They’re so confident in their manufacturing process that they offer an industry-leading ten year water tightness guarantee.
Explore our range of Bürstner motorhomes today.
Switch to the Shop Bürstner motorhomes tab at the top of this page to see what's available.
Bürstner motorhomes are one of the leaders in advanced safety and technology — merging innovation so you can enjoy secure travel adventures. Here, we highlight some of those key features and tech.
Bürstner motorhomes are built on reliable Fiat Ducato chassis with wider wheel arches than usual. This not only creates more interior space but also enhances driving stability, ensuring a safer journey on the road.
Decide if a front wheel or rear wheel drive motorhome is ideal for you.
Consider adding the Toptron Crash Protection Unit (CPU) to your Bürstner motorhome for enhanced safety. In the event of a crash or dangerous tilting, this unit automatically shuts off the gas supply and all gas-consuming devices — preventing potential hazards.
Bürstner developed the Vario Seat — a clever addition that transforms the cushioned dining room seat behind the driver into a roadworthy travel seat.
Equipped with a seatbelt, this fifth seat allows you to accommodate an extra passenger and travel as a group of five.
Manoeuvring a motorhome in reverse can be challenging due to its size and limited visibility. Bürstner address this concern by installing a rear driving camera — providing you with a clear view of obstacles while facilitating safer reversing.
The rear of every Bürstner motorhome features an integrated Bürstner logo that works as a third brake light. Apart from being easily recognisable, this additional brake light enhances visibility from the rear, improving overall safety.
Bürstner offer an extra wide habitation door that offers multiple advantages. Firstly, it provides extra security with its double locking mechanism. Secondly, the larger door facilitates easier entry and exit — ensuring improved safety when you're onboard.
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Need more information on certain areas of motorhomes? Take a look at our comprehensive buyers' guides for details on the features that are most important to you.
Embark on a visual journey through our Bürstner motorhomes gallery — where creativeness meets comfort.
Indulge in the compact luxury and innovation of our two berth Bürstner Lyseo TD690G.
Easily cook up your favourite meals with kitchen storage space aplenty in the Bürstner Lyseo TD690G.
Be captivated by scenic New Zealand views from the rear lounge of the Bürstner Lyseo TD745.
Then transform your rear living space with the Bürstner Lyseo TD745’s innovative drop down bed.
Explore the Bürstner Lyseo TD736 with galley style seating, premium fittings and plenty of space.
Retreat to the Bürstner Lyseo TD736's comfortable bedroom when it’s time to rest.
Socialise in the Bürstner Lyseo TD727G with its spacious living area that seats six.
Before enjoying your very own made up bed in the rear of the Bürstner Lyseo TD727G.
See the the full range of motorhomes manufactured by Bürstner and learn more about the design of Bürstner motorhomes.
Only the Lyseo Harmony Line range is imported by Wilderness.