Essential Information

  • Collect from: Poole, Dorset, South West
  • Size: Delux
  • Belted seats: 6
  • Sleeps: 4 Adults 2 Child(ren)
  • Bed types: 3 double beds. The overcab double is large but has a low roof and hence we would only advise it being used by one adult or two children. The centre or 'galley' double is wide and is close to the kettle. The rear double is slightly longer but a bit thinner. All beds will sleep a 6ft tall person.
  • License Required: Standard UK/EU license
  • Europe
  • Shower
  • Festivals
  • Smoking
  • Pets
  • Tow bar
  • Heating
  • Air Con.
  • Built-in Toilet
  • London L.E.Z.
  • Tiki quickly became known as the 'chateau'

    Nydia Hoffelner ~ July 2017
  • absolutely loved our portable home

    Rebecca Walden ~ July 2017
  • I could have easily lived in Tiki for a couple of weeks

    Aidan ~ December 2017
  • Tiki has aged with grace and is full of character

    Tim Mvula ~ April 2018
  • Enjoyed it so much - now looking to buy a van of our own!

    Andy Smith ~ March 2018
  • A very spacious home for the missus, dog and me. Highly recommend!

    Ali Maidman ~ June 2018
  • well presented, well equipped, and much loved temporary home

    Andy Smith ~ April 2018

Note: The hire of this vehicle is arranged by Quirky Campers ltd acting as the agent on behalf of Tiki's owners. We make every effort to ensure that all the vehicles listed with us are of a high standard but cannot guarantee the condition of the vehicle. If you experience any problems please notify us as soon as possible.

Big really is better and Tiki is the proof! She sleeps up to six and seats up to 13, packing in a full kitchen with oven, a hot-water shower and toilet, gas heating, levelling ramps and mains hook-up. Plus enough space to pack in everything else you could ever need.

A beautifully renovated Swift Kon-Tiki motorhome, Tiki has all the retro charm of a 1980s design classic: immaculate upholstery, posh woodwork and even a cocktail cabinet. There are curtains for privacy around the bunk beds and ladders that double as safety bars for little ones, making Tiki ideal for families or groups of friends, and perfect for an unforgettable festival trip.

Further Information

  • The Vehicle
    • Vehicle Type: Talbot, Swift Kon-Tiki
    • Registration: emailed when you book
    • Vehicle Year: 1990
    • Engine:
      • Size: 2.5 litres
      • Fuel: Diesel
      • Fuel Efficiency: 30mpg
      • Transmission: Manual
      • Gears: 5
    • Size: 6.49m x 2.26m x 2.84m (LxWxH)
    • Weight:
      • Maximum: 3400kg
      • Unladen: 2410kg
      • Payload: kg
    • Belted seats: 6
    • Tow Bar: Yes


    Two normal 3 point belted seats in cab, passenger seat suitable for child seat and swivels when parked up. Four lap belts (2 point) in dinette area. Two of these forward facing and two rear facing - these are not suitable for use with child/baby seats.

    Conversion Story

    Tiki is a Swift Kon-Tiki which, when launched in the mid 80s, were the envy of every camper and caravan owner on a campsite. It was everything that was good about the 1980s - a luxury yacht on wheels. With its low profile moulded GRP body and wide axle chassis, the Kon-Tiki looked nothing like any other motorhome of the time.

    Tiki was bought new in 1990 by a motorhome hire company and was very well maintained from the get-go, although when we bought her in 2016 her interior was in a bit of a state. We refurbished her with a new wooden floor, new seat foam, beautiful modern vinyl seat covers and all of her luxury features brought back to their former glory. The Journey is ongoing!

    Tiki has 6 berths (three large doubles), hot and cold running water, a separate bathroom with hand basin, shower and flushing toilet. In the galley Tiki has an oven, grill, three burner hob, a three way fridge, hot and cold running water and large draining board. In the dinette she can seat six in comfort with the extending leaf table. Tiki even has a cocktail cabinet with wine bottle and wine glass holders and a fridge with a small freezer compartment for ice cubes - entertaining is Tiki's speciality!

    Tiki has lots of windows which make her perfect for pulling up next to that sunset and relaxing in her comfy couches after a sumptuous culinary creation.
  • The Accommodation

    Sleeping & Seating

    Tiki has a 3 double beds. The overcab double is large but has a low roof and hence we would only advise it being used by one adult or two children. The centre or 'galley' double is wide and is close to the kettle. The rear double is slightly longer but a bit thinner. All beds will sleep a 6ft tall person. which accommodates:

    • 4 adult(s)
    • 2 child(ren)

    There is sociable seating for up to 13 people inside Tiki .


    There is a Gas Heater to warm you up on colder days.

    Kitchen facilities

    • three hobs for cooking
    • Oven
    • Grill
    • Sink
    • Water Tank
    • Running hot water.
    • Fridge: gas fridge (3 way)

    Cooking Equipment

    For dining, Tiki has attractive table settings and cutlery for 6 and wine glasses. For cooking, Tiki has all the pots and pans and cooking utensils that you will need for your trip.

    Basic cleaning liquids, drying up cloths and hand towels are provided. You will just need to bring your food.

    Tiki has a three burner hob, a grill and an oven which has been used to cook a Sunday roast in the past! For storing food, Tiki has a three-way fridge - it works on mains electricity whilst on a campsite with 240V mains, on gas if you are parked up on a remote site (van must be level) and on 12V when the vehicle is running.
    Tiki has a large 100 litre water tank which is fine for drinking from (provided you filled it up with drinking water).

    Tiki's 'galley' is huge and is perfect for those who like to cook - or those who are forced to cook (with children!)

    Water is provided by: 100 litre freshwater tank and 100 litre waste water tank. Has kitchen sink with hot and cold water. Bathroom with shower with hot and cold water and a basin again with hot and cold water. Hot water runs off gas.

    Sanitary facilities

    • Shower: Yes
    • Built in toilet

    Electrical Facilities

    • Electrical Hookup (240v)
    • Leisure Battery
    • Solar panel charging.
    • 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets

    Audio Equipment

    Normal car stereo with CD player in the cab with rear speakers and two front speakers which detach on 2 meter cables so that they can be placed outside to play music. There are two built in USB charger sockets that run of the Auxillary battery and two that run of the mains AC when the hook up cable is used.


    There is a huge amount of storage, under the beds, cupboards, a wardrobe and shelving above the heater which is great for drying clothes. Hooks for towels on the door next to the heater. Tiki has drawers for kids art and games, a huge amount of storage for food and clothes all around the motorhome, under the seats, in wardrobes and in overhead lockers. When on the road, all of the bedding can be put up in the overcab bed. Tiki has an outside locker suitable for the chairs, table, levelling ramps and all of the other campsite gubbins. Tiki has a large roof rack that can take 100kg.

    Other Items

    Tiki has board games, colouring stuff, loads of bird, animal and seashore wildlife identification charts, National Trust handbooks, maps etc.

    As Tiki has a lot of equipment that runs off gas including the powerful central heating, we will have to charge hirers if more than the daily allowance is used. Gas is included at a rate of 0.5 kg per day which is more than enough for normal usage. Beyond that there is a charge of £4/kg used.

  • Location & Parking

    Where is Tiki?

    Tiki lives in Beautiful Canford Cliffs, the neighbouring suburb to Sandbanks in Poole, Dorset. Poole is very easy to get in and out of from London or the Midlands and North, being only a two hour drive from the M25/M3 junction.

    Under special arrangement Tiki's owner can pick up hirers from Parkstone railway station which is only 2 hours from London Waterloo, and meet you with Tiki so you are ready to go on your adventure!

    On picking up Tiki, you really do not have to go more than thirty miles to have an amazing two week holiday. There are so many wonderful places and Poole is an excellent hub to explore them from.

    Immediately nearby are the stunning beaches of Sandbanks and of course Poole harbour which is the second largest natural harbour in the world after Sydney. In Poole harbour is Brownsea Island, operated by the National Trust, which makes a great day out red squirrel spotting.

    Take the chain ferry over the mouth of the harbour and you are in pristine Studland nature reserve with long white sands, sand dunes and oodles of history. Behind the Bay lies the mysterious Agglestone Rock and beyond that the Purbecks with Old Harry rocks being the seaward extreme of the Purbeck hills. Mid way through the Purbecks is Corfe Castle which is a spectacular castle framed by the Purbecks.

    From Corfe you can catch the steam train to Swanage for the day and visit the beautiful Durlstone Castle and south west coast path. The Jurassic spectacular coast starts here: spend the day fossil hunting at Kimmeridge or Chapmans Pool, swim under Durdle Door and visit Lulworth Castle. Use the camp sites around Corfe Castle as your base, including the fabulous Burnbake campsite which is like staying at a mini festival.

    Let's not forget the East of Poole - you have the wonderful New Forest with its abundance of camp sites and you can use Lymington or Southampton as your gateway to explore the Isle of Wight!

    From Poole you have the Brittany ferries 'Barfleur' that sails to Cherbourg and the Condor fastcat that does the same and also goes to the Channel Islands.
    Pick-up and drop-off times

    Default times on the bookings system are 2pm for pick-up and 12 noon for return but individual vehicle owners will have their own limitations on their availbality but will do their best to accommodate your needs.

    Customer Car Parking
    Street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Tiki is usually parked.

    Please note parking is provided at your own risk

  • Extras

    For the full glamping experience the following extras are available to add to your booking when you make final payment.

    Option Price
    Camping Furniture (table and 4 x chairs) £15
    Bedding for 2 £12
    Towels (2 large fluffy ones) £8
    Bedding for 4 £24
    Bow saw and small axe £6
    Fire pit/BBQ £10
    2 bikes £50
    Car Seat - Group 0+ (infant) £15
    Car Seat - Group 1, 2, 3 £15

    There is a tick box for each of the above on the booking form. Prices are per booking unless otherwise stated. All extras are subject to availability.

    You will also be able to support Quirky Campers' ethical goals by making a donation to climate change prevention and mitigation projects - we suggest £2.50 per 100 miles. See our about us page for more details.

  • Insurance, Breakdown & Drivers

    Tiki has comprehensive insurance specifically for hiring of campervans that covers drivers which meet the following citeria:

    Ages: between 23 and 75 years young
    Nationality*: UK or EU driver’s licenses
    Length held: Minimum 2 years
    Points*: Up to two minor offenses in the past 5 years is OK (no more than 6 points)
    Claims*: No more than 1 claim in the past 5 years

    *NOTE: These items are flexible but the campervan owner will need to refer the driver's details to the insurer and may require some additional information.

    International Drivers from most countries can be covered but the excess is likely to be higher. USA, CA, NZ or AU have always been a yes and often with the standard excess.

    The full booking form will ask for all the relevant details but feel free to drop us an email if you have any questions. There is an excess of between £750 and £2000 in the event of any damage to the vehicle. This amount is set by the insurer and is dependant on driver age, convictions, claims and country of issue (for a UK driver with a clean license it will be £750).

    Full breakdown cover is also included – details are in the Campervan.

  • Usage
    • Take to Festivals: Yes
    • Smoking Policy: No Smoking, please.
    • European Travel: Permitted
    • London Low Emission Zone: Non-compliant

    Travelling with Children

    Tiki is suitable for travelling with children.

    Tiki is perfect for travelling with children. Four children can be seated in the dinette area on large comfy seats with lap belts and a table to play on whilst you travel. However please note that these belts are not designed for use with modern child seats. The large window next to these seats ensures that they can see out and not get travel sick. When you pull up to make food, the children can play in the oodles of space inside the van. Children will play for hours making dens up in the overcab double and they love relaxing and reading on the large rear couch. Tiki has board games and colouring and crafting stuff to keep everyone busy.

    Tiki has a bike rack which can take three bikes upto 50kg but could take four little ones bikes - supply your own or hire from Tiki's owner. Sit back and relax whilst your kids cycle around campsites and make new friends.

    At night Tiki has a wealth of options to cater for 'staggered bedtimes'. Very young children can be put to bed at any time and sectioned off in the rear area by the large dividing curtain, which with the blackout blinds can make the area dark. Or you can do the same in the large double above the cab. The overcab bed is a king size but it has a low roof that may not suit the claustrophobic. It has a ladder that then stows in place to create a barrier to stop the bed occupants from falling out. It's perfect for children. The dinette converts into either a double or a wide single as required.

    Feeding times for your young ones are easily accommodated by using the 4 or 6 seater dinette - booster seats can easily be added here. Of course preparing children's food is a breeze in Tiki, you have everything that you have at home except a microwave. In terms of keeping kids clean, Tiki has hot water and a shower and toilet - all on hand to be used at any time.

    Pet Policy

    We have a ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ policy with pets. In other words we’re happy for you to take your dog as long as you bring it back in a condition that we never would have known! You must let us know if you intend to bring a pet.

    European Travel

    Yes you can take Tiki outside the UK. Breakdown and insurance for European travel are included in the standard booking cost. Please note European travel include Republic of Ireland and the EU27. For other countries, please get in touch before you book and provide us with the dates, vehicle and countries to be visited.
    Get in touch for a quote.

    Mileage Limits

    • Full Price High Season – unlimited mileage
    • All other seasons and discounted bookings:
      • 200 miles per day
      • and then20 pence per mile
    This will mean the vast majority of customers won't be charge any extra.

    Driving Notes:

    Please bear in mind the age, size and cruising speed of the vehicle when planning your journey. Some older and/or larger vehicles travel much more slowly than what you might be used to.
  • Season dates
    20/12/201806/01/2019Low Mid
    08/02/201924/02/2019Low Mid
    19/12/201905/01/2020Low Mid

    Note: Dates subject to change without warning

  • Prices

    Prices for 2019 Low Low Mid Mid High
    Mon-Thur (Day rate) £62 £76 £90 £104
    Fri-Sun (Day rate) £86 £107 £126 £146
    Weekend (3 days)
    Week (7 days)
    Min hire period 3 3 3 5

    Notes: Prices may change without warning and for certain events will vary. Please click the 'Check Date & Price' button to get an exact quote.