Press releases and reviews

Let's see how other people and the media / press appraises our Campino campervans.
We will update this page on a frequent base and also will publish reviews written by new Campino owners.

Full review and day testdrive
16 page review from Richard @ IMotorhome taking the Campino for a day trip to Bribie Island.
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IMotorhome Magazine 07/2016

"The Campino is their first foray into a small-run production vehicle; the result of a perceived market opening for an innovative, well thought out and well built campervan that won’t break the bank."

You don’t need to have been reading
between the lines to realise I think the  Campino is an excellent campervan, entry level or not.

The quality of workmanship and engineering appears first class, while the thoughtfulness that has gone into it is

tried + tested - review
3 page review and test published in the Time to Roam Magazine.
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Time to Roam Magazine Oct/Nov 2016

"New Aussie camper combines
Japanese reliability,
German smarts and a dash of Italian style!."

The Campino is a seriously good campervan...

It can be your only car or a
weekend escape machine, while the combination

of unbreakable Toyota reliability and Southern
Spirit’s build quality mean it should deliver years of trouble free service and enjoyment.
Bright Future
1 page update review online from Caravan Camping Sales
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Caravan Campings Sales Article March 2017

"Boutique Queensland conversion specialist Southern Spirit Campervans has updated and released a number of new features for its first in-house campervan."

Brisbane 24th of October 2016


We recently purchased a Campino Campervan from Southern Spirit Campervans in Geebung, Queensland. It is a very well-thought out build and the workmanship is top class. As newcomers to the world of RVs we are thrilled with the layout of “Ruby” our Campino. It is compact, yet has all the components that we had in mind. It is an entry level vehicle built on a Toyota Hiace body with solar panel, fresh and grey water tanks, fridge and stove. We have spent many weekends over the past two months testing Ruby in various situations in South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales. From caravan parks to self contained in a paddock, the Campino lived up to our expectations. We love the fact that we can park it in a normal car space and are really enjoying the friendliness of the people we are meeting on our new adventures. If you are looking for an easy to manage campervan then you should check out or talk to the helpful people at Southern Spirit Campervans.


Ken and Glenda Wretham



Brisbane 12th of March 2017


With the now available option of making the Campino even more your own- Karen and Kevin opted for their very own colour scheme including external decals..
All customers can now pick their own colours from floor, edge-band finish and door/drawers fronts to bench top and cushions as well as curtain fabrics.

On pick up date- they have been big smiles  all around when the vehicle was first time entered.

Make our Campino YOUR Campino!


Here is what they had to say:


"Pia and Oli
We would like to take this opportunity to thank both of you for our amazing camper van.
The Campino has changed our lives in the most wonderful way .
We had been planning to buy a campervan for a few years now, and all the research led us to your company, the extra attention to detail was what sold your van to us.
We have had the van for about one month now and have had a few weekends away .we just can not believe how comfortable the bed is, how roomy the van is and the idea of  tucking the bedding away in the hammock  allows us to have so much more packing space . We will be doing a lot of traveling in this amazing van.
Once again thank you so much ...we love that VAN.....thank you"
                                                                                                                                                                                Sent from Kevin and Karen C......Gold Coast...Australia