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The Explorer

24 Reviews

This is perfect for a spacious trip away. With a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, living area and two double beds; The Explorer is ideal for a family of four or group of friends.

  • x 4

  • Mercedes Benz or Volkswagen No Vehicle Age Guaranteed*

  • 2.3L or 2.4L Turbo Diesel

  • Automatic

4 Persons
Toilet & Shower
Flushed toilet waste goes into cassette waste tank that is accessible from exterior compartment. Cassette waste tank must be empty and rinsed out prior to drop-off.

Campsites provide a waste disposal unit for emptying your toilet waste into.
Air Conditioning
Driver's cab air-conditioning operates only when the engine is running.
Driver's cab heating operates only when the engine is running. The rear cabin heating operates on 240V when plugged in at campground or Diesel (cannot be requested).
Child Seats
All children aged seven years must travel in an approved child restraint.

This vehicle has positioning for a total of two child restraints.
Child seats (approximate age birth to 3 years) and booster seats (approximate age 4+ years) can be fitted to the rear seats in the vehicle.

Child/Booster Seats have to be pre-booked, otherwise cannot be guaranteed. Please advise age and weight of child on booking.

Child and Booster seat info 2018-19

Child and Booster seat info 2019-20
Water Tank
Capacity is 82 litres and a filler hose is supplied. It is recommended to fill this tank daily.

Water Heater: Gas operated water heater (approx. 15 mins to heat)

Waste Water Tank
Holding tank for grey waste water generated from the shower and the kitchen sink. Disposable at camping grounds and dump sites. Holds 82 litres.
Hot & Cold Water
Fly screen
Fitted to all opening windows in the living area and also the living area door.
Internal Access
Internal walk-through access
Fire Extinguisher
Supplied (to be purchased if opened)
Seat Belts
4 on
(2x Driver's cab and 2x Living area)
Fridge/Freezer: 140 litres. The fridge operates on 12V battery whilst driving and switches to 240V mains when plugged in at a campground. The fridge will automatically switch over between the two supplies. Fridge performance may be affected by extreme temperatures.
A 1x 9kg bottle: is supplied full on vehicle collection. The gas bottle is located in the exterior compartment on the driver’s side of the vehicle. Bottle has an ‘ON/OFF’ tap on it. Please ensure it is in ‘OFF’ position when not in use and when driving.
Microwave: Operates only when connected to 240V mains power at a campground.
Gas Cooker: 3 burner cooker

Kitchen equipment
Cutlery & cooking utensils, Plates, Bowls, Cups, Wine glasses, Drinking glasses, Bottle/can opener, Mixing bowls, Colander, Saucepans & frying pan, Chopping board, Electric jug, Gas kettle, Electric toaster, Microwave storage containers, Tea towel.

General equipment
Dustpan and brush, Fire extinguisher, Bucket & hose, Matches, Clothesline & pegs, Clothes hangers, Biodegradable toilet chemicals (in vehicles with toilets), First Aid Kit (in vehicle – paid for when used), Disposable gloves, Dishwashing liquid sachet, Dishcloth & scourer, Dish brush, Bin, Bin liner (degradable), Toilet roll (in vehicles with toilets).
Driver's Cab:
AM/FM radio, CD player

Main Cab:
DVD player with flat screen, AM/FM radio,
CD with MP3 audio/iPod/USB input facility
Ample cupboard space, storage under seats at rear of vehicle.
Sleeping Configuration
Doubles (Over Cab): 2.10m x 1.60m
(Rear Cab): 2.03m x 1.35m

*Starting April 1, 2019
Doubles (Over Cab): 2.10m x 1.60m
(Rear Cab): 2.03m x 1.35m

Power Steering
Engine / Fuel
Fuel Capacity
75 Liters
Fuel Consumption (approx)
13 L/100KM
Average of 13L/100km. This may vary subject to the use of air-conditioning, temperature and terrain.
Power Supply
12V battery / 240V mains power. The vehicle is supplied with a 15m mains power cable for use at the campgrounds. The vehicle also has one 12V battery for the domestic system and a separate 12V battery for the engine.
Exterior Length
Exterior Width
Exterior Height
Interior Height

Additional Info

Bicycle: Maximum of 2 can be fitted
Linen and Bedding (per person): Pillow, Pillowcase, Duvet (doona), Sheet, Towel, Bathmat and Blanket per person.

*Starting April 1, 2019
Personal Safe, External storage locker

Certified Self Contained

Please Note: We cannot guarantee ages on specific vehicles.
These details are indicative of the vehicle that will be supplied under your booking. Actual vehicles may vary according to year of manufacture and availability but your vehicle will be suitable for the required number of persons and have equivalent or better specifications to those listed in this website. Vehicles cannot be requested by make, model, year of manufacture or features manufacture.

Reviews 24 Reviews

Vehicle Comments

From:  GISANG S.


“Campervan was the same as the image Compared to the model year, the car was also very neat.”

Vehicle Comments

From:  PHIL H.


“Few issues reported when returning the vehicle which we recorded to assist staff to deal with these before the vehicle is used by a future client. The cycle rack fell off the rear of the vehicle 2 days into the holiday with the bikes still attached, this was sorted out on the day by CT calling a local mechanic who turned up at the roadside and took us back to the barrage to get the brackets re-fixed. These brackets require restraining plates.”

Vehicle Comments

From:  Thom B.


“Great service and vehicle. $45 per day for insurance is a little steep though - that equates to well over $16,000 per year. ”

Vehicle Comments

From:  SIMON G.


“Terrible vehicle toilet leaked piss into the shower and the motor home smelt like a public urinal the house battery didn't hold charge and baby seat was delivered unsafely put togther after cleaning and was giving to customer to install with no instructions and the deliver guy had no idea how to install the seat and we found out we were driving with the seat dangerouse and illegal for 5 days till it was fixed ”

Vehicle Comments

From:  Bram D.


“The camper was good to travel with. By the arrival the camper was not very clean. The depot in Christchurch was poor. We were lucky that we were in time. To many people and less staff. ”

Vehicle Comments

From:  Alison S.


“Have already contacted Britz regarding problems including TV not working with the van.”

Excellent holiday experience

From:  Antonietta I.


“It was great and better than I expected. ”

Hire of explorer camper van

From:  David W.


“Excellent vehicle for the 3 of us. Met with all expectations no problem.Great way to see New Zealand. ”

Not again

From:  dave t.


“Overal our travels were great. However there have be too many issues regarding our bookings . The vans were terrific service was not very good. ”

NZ South Island Trip

From:  Adam B.


“We booked 3 vans for a 10 day trip. Van had 150,000km & was older than expected, but otherwise all good.”

Britz , Explorer

From:  Nuntiya M.


“Our camper got a noticed light show "ESP" since the first day we got the van. We wasted many hours at a garage to find out what the problem is.”


From:  ridzuan s.


“nice, i love damn much this camper, thanks...”

NZ Campervan Trip

From:  Nick T.


“Overall, fantastic. Only marred by being told we had smoked in the van when we had not. Very happy with Arti's handling of the situation, but not Nila's.”

NZ review

From:  Robert B.


“TV should have been offered via satellite if necessary . It is the best connect to what's happening in the world. ”

South Island Trip

From:  Peter L.


“A wonderful experience that everyone should try one day”


From:  Annette A.



Vehicle too old

From:  Changfu J.


“While it had everything we were promised, the vehicle is not in a good condition with over 100k km on it already. Had to wait for long time when picking up.”

issues with heater not working, had to return

From:  Tyler P.



Great experience.

From:  Rachel D.


“Camper was still in working order how needed some upgrades and improvements to be more functional ”

Simply awesome holiday made easy and affordable.

From:  Matthew W.


“Great service, excellent vehicle, not a single issue at all. We will be back. ”

It was fun

From:  Elle S.


“Will do it again”


From:  glen s.


“we didn't get the explorer but a maui ultima, most unsatisfactory as it was not what we paid a deposit for . the distributors said we were upgraded”


From:  Kylie M.


“We were upgraded to a brand new vehicle and it was FANTASTIC! Loved it and had a great time. Thank you so much.”

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