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The Explorer

3.7 stars in 46 Reviews

Without a doubt, this home on wheels is the ultimate freedom machine. Mum, Dad & the kids, or even two couples will enjoy the open road in this campervan, complete with mini-kitchen and bathroom.

Hire the The Explorer and have an exciting Australian adventure.

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  • Mercedes-Benz or Volkswagen No Vehicle Age Guaranteed*

  • 2.5L Turbo Diesel

  • Automatic

Adults
4 Persons
Toilet & Shower
Located in cubicle with 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.
Air Conditioning
Driver's cab air-conditioning operates only when the engine is running. The rear cabin air-conditioning operates on 240V when plugged in at campground only.
Heating
Driver's cab heating operates only when the engine is running. The rear cabin heating operates on 240V when plugged in at campground only.
Child Seats
This vehicle has positioning for a total of two child restraints.
Two child seats (three years and under) can be fitted to the rear forward facing seat with a baby bolt. OR two booster seats (minimum four years of age) can be fitted to the rear dinette seat with a lap belt.

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

Child and Booster seat info 2019-20
Child and Booster seat info 2020-21
Water Tank
Capacity is 82 litres and a filler hose is supplied. It is recommended to fill this tank daily.
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 82L.
Sink
Hot & Cold Water
Pressurized
Fly screen
Placed on all windows in the living area.
Internal Access
Internal walk-through access
Fire Extinguisher
Supplied
Seat Belts
4 on
(2x in driver’s cabin and 2x in rear living area)
Kitchen
Fridge/Freezer: 130L capacity. The fridge operates on 12V battery/240V mains power. Fridge performance may be affected in extreme temperatures.
Gas Cooker: 4-burner cooker with griller ignited by a match.
Gas Bottle: A 1 x 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.

Kitchen and General Equipment
Entertainment
Radio, bluetooth, USB, DVD player with flat screen, CD player, GPS, WiFi capability
Sleeping Configuration
Double(above driving cab): 2.10m x 1.45m
Double (rear dinette): 2.10m x 1.45m

The top bunk bed is not fitted with child safety barriers. We recommend children sleep in the lower dinette-converted beds.
Transmission
Power Steering
Engine / Fuel
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
75 Liters
Fuel Consumption (approx)
11 L/100KM
Average 11L/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 10m 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
7.20m
Exterior Width
2.25m
Exterior Height
3.40m
Interior Height
2.15m

Additional Info

Reversing camera
personal safe
external storage locker
Fixed Awning
Linen & Bedding (per person): Pillow & Pillowcase, Doona/Duvet & Sheet, Towel

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.

Reviews
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Tired, rattle, fridge not working, accommodation air ...

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“Tired, rattle, fridge not working, accommodation air conditioning not effective, drawers coming apart, sink tap coming loose, not very clean all round, mattresses smelt sweaty, side window in second row seats too high for children to see out. Good cutlery and crockery. Good layout and canopy, good seats and table.”

Good vehicle ...

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“Good vehicle”

1. Right Headlight was blown when we left depot in ...

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“1. Right Headlight was blown when we left depot in adelaide 2. 15amp power cord was faulty had a cut in it and it gave me son an electrical shock, we had to tape it up to use it. 3. Drawers kept coming open while driving 4. Main bed wouldnt stay up on gas struts”

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“Nice vehicle”

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“Great”

it has everything you could possibly need! the back seat ...

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“it has everything you could possibly need! the back seat is a bit bumpy for long distances.”

We had 7 days of not been able to shower or use the toilet ...

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“ We had 7 days of not been able to shower or use the toilet because of a constant smell of urine. That van was replaced in Darwin which when we drove away from the depot the fan belt started sqealing and there was a knock in the front left steer wheel, we took that van back having that replaced, which related in a total of 5 hours lost. We were also not impressed by the insurance fee of $940 that we were never told about.”

1.The vehicle-very disappointing. Mattresses-disgusting, ...

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“1.The vehicle-very disappointing. Mattresses-disgusting, thin, hard and lumpy, uncomfortable. Two nights took painkillers for back pain.Pillows matched the mattresses. Befitted a goal cell. Very,very unhappy because night times were very difficult. 2.The vehicle was not a pleasure to drive .Auto very "clunky" and seemed in need of a service. 3. The water pump now not working .Fine until yesterday back blind fell down yesterday. 4. Water tank not filled prior to departure ”

The vehicle concept is good. Especially the large bed makes ...

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“The vehicle concept is good. Especially the large bed makes it suitable for talk people. Realistic fuel consumption is 13.5 liters/100km. Unfortunately we first got a pretty warn out vehicle. Due to a A/C malfunction we had to change it after one week and lost half a day. The emergency number and the service backup from the offices in Menbourne and Sydney was engaged and committed. Thanks for that. Summary: watch out and check the vehicle carefully while taking it over.. ”

great, toaster was not working ...

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“great, toaster was not working”

We loved the experience of the campervan but not everything ...

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“We loved the experience of the campervan but not everything was as it should have been to make our trip the most enjoyable it could've been. The toaster didn't work, we didn't have a power cord supplied, the hose that connects to the water waste didn't fit, we weren't supplied with a pole to pull down the canopy on the side, there were screws coming lose on the door handle and where the table goes. The windows were hard to pull open and not good quality as parts were falling off. ”

Vehicle was older than I thought it would be. Toilet was ...

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“Vehicle was older than I thought it would be. Toilet was very smelly when we picked the vehicle up and needed a good clean. Inside of the awning full of debris when we first opened it. This should have been cleaned before we got the vehicle. Safe was locked and we were unable to use this. Again this should have been checked prior to us using the van.”

We booked a Britz van and received a Maui van. The van had ...

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“We booked a Britz van and received a Maui van. The van had a broken shelf in the door which kept falling out once we put things in it, the water pump made an excessive noise and we had to keep filling it up - it had an airlock issue and only worked when completely full of water, so we carried water mostly, the bin lugs were broken and the bin kept falling out of the cupboardonce it had weight in the bin. The van drove OK. Beds were comfortable, gas stove was good, ample cupboards, linen was good”

Vehicle was great. Minor problems were discussed at return ...

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“Vehicle was great. Minor problems were discussed at return (e.g. faulty radiator warning light)”

very easy to handle and drive ,plenty of storage space ...

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“very easy to handle and drive ,plenty of storage space reasonably good fuel mileage ,reasonably good water supply ,but overall for a first time experience quite good ”

VW Crafter has no layout for fuses. The fuse for the radio ...

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“VW Crafter has no layout for fuses. The fuse for the radio blew and without a layout diagram you have to remove up to 40 fuses to locate the blown one or get it done by an auto electrician. ”

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“Maintenance problems: cupboard door hinges need fixing. Curtains need cleaning. Hooks on curtains had to be replaced during our travels. TV cords were extremely dangerous. Exposed wiring. These were replaced by ourselves. This has been reimbursed by the depot in Perth. Break down telephone responses were very efficient in Kalgoorlie. ”

Camper a bit tired in the interior resulting in drawers and ...

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“Camper a bit tired in the interior resulting in drawers and the fridge door opening while driving. One draw came right out breaking 3 wine glasses plus another glass. We managed to jam them shut a certain amount which helped but if it was a rough road my wife had to stay in the back to keep shutting them. Nothing wrong with the cleanliness of the vehicle but quality wise it was pretty poor. ”

Always ensure that the hatch above the overhead cabin is ...

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“Always ensure that the hatch above the overhead cabin is closed prior to washing and this will ensure bed area is dry.”

Britz changed our 4berth campervan from The Explorer to 6 ...

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“Britz changed our 4berth campervan from The Explorer to 6 berth The Frontier without send us advance notice. The narrow channel of interior, we don't like it. The third day, Campervan's "dynamos" has problem and cannot be repaired. After hard negotiation, Britz sent a campervan to replace it. The floor of second campervan is dirty.”

Nice and spacious the air conditioner was a life saver.well ...

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“Nice and spacious the air conditioner was a life saver.well appointed and easy to drive. Would rent again.”

We were not shown how to work the vehicle properly. Hot ...

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“We were not shown how to work the vehicle properly. Hot water did not work when we checked it before leaving so we had to get it fix and wait for repairs. We were not given a lead to plug in to power at our destinations. We did not know that we had to switch off power if we were not plugged in so we had a flat battery. The bed linen was not clean.C Van was clean and tidy. Very good appliances and well equipped. Excellent on road assistance. Bedding was comfortable.”

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“Thank you for an excellent service. Please note the question "How would you rate our sense of urgency in responding to your concern" is not relevant in my case, but I couldn't complete this survey without answering it.”

Britz 12th October 2014 Cairns ...

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“1st van replaced due to engine management fault, Free Help Line hopeless and expensive! 2nd van had faulty fridge. Equipment missing on both! Poor & expensive!”

All is good! ...

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“I will booking it again.”

ex Alice Springs ...

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“Van broke down after 250km. Supplied replacement after 4.5 hrs wait. Depot very supportive and compensated willingly”

Our caravan experience ...

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“The only setback was the lack of instructions at the counter(I.e we don't know how to return the keys). Nevertheless, e customer service is superb!”

Penny Boucher ...

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“Disgustin van we received so many problems spoilt our holiday, would not recommend to anyone”

Infection ...

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“We(wife and I) unfortunately contracted scabies from our first rental in Alice Springs.Luckily our kids did not as they didn't sleep on same mattress.”

Any title ...

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“We actually got bit bigger camper than explorer. Special thanks to Mr. Stephen of very good service. Good introduction of the car features and travel hints.”

Fantastic trip - we will return for sure! ...

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“It was an excellent vehicle that suited our trip perfectly. ”

10 Day Explorer Trip ...

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“Overall a great experience. Maybe some foam padding around the cupboard doors would help stop the rattles”

vic mountains to the sea trip ...

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“Very suprised at the size, which was easy to drive.We didnt have connectivity to power every night, so the use of solar to recharge would have been beneficial. ”

loved it ...

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“Absolutely loved our first campervan experience, started organising our next trip. ”

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