About Explorer Campers

Darryl Cooper, owner of Explorer Campers, has been involved with independent travel & tourism in New Zealand for more than 20 years. I am passionate about camper van travel and am dedicated to providing safe and reliable vehicles at great value prices for the independent travellers in New Zealand. You will love visiting the forgotten back-roads and superb camp sites and natural scenery throughout New Zealand.

Darryl Cooper







Welcome to Explorer Campers , the adventure campervan hire business here to  provide excellent value, great hire rates and with excellent service, we have a ‘no hidden fees’  policy

Explorer camper vans are designed specifically for New Zealand: comfortable beds, top quality refrigerator/freezers, large storage compartments, adequate secondary battery systems and the ability to recharge portable equipment at ease while you are on the road.


Rescue helicopter Sponsor

Explorer have been a corporate sponsor of the Westpac rescue helicopter since 2006. A portion of every hire is donated to this incredibly worthy cause….you never know when you might need them 




Our Services

Explorer Campers is a back-to-base rental vehicle company, meaning you save money on our discounted rates when you travel New Zealand and then bring the camper back to our depot.

All of our vehicles are thoroughly cleaned and inspected between hires. Our office and depot are conveniently located between Auckland CBD and Auckland Airport. Explorer Campers is also a fully licensed transport service provider. Pick-up from the CBD or Airport is available on request.

Mechanical Servicing, Safey Checks

Between every hire, we complete a safety check and undertake any repairs immediately. All vehicles receive full servicing at least every 10,000km’s. Our vehicles are also taken to a government-approved independent safety check every 6 months (Certificate of Fitness).


All of our hire campervans come with 24 hour, 7 days a week AA Emergency breakdown cover. Should you encounter a breakdown, simply dial free (0800) emergency calling number and a suitably trained technician will come to your rescue. This is included in your hire costs.


Your Explorer Camper comes complete with all of the cooking equipment required: gas cooker, 2 gas canisters, pots, fry pan, utensils etc. We also include top quality bedding, sheets, pillows, pillow cases, mattress protectors and a nice duvet. Charge your iPod while playing it through the sound system.


Full liability & comprehensive insurance is provided with your hire costs. We have excess-reduction options available.