2 Berth Mad Explorer Manual

The MAD EXPLORER is the ultimate NZ Freedom camping solution! It is the best and newest camper on the market, providing an unbeatable experience. Whether you're heading to the mountains, the beach, or the great outdoors, this camper will make your journey a breeze!

Explore New Zealand in comfort:
- A fully functional kitchen with fridge, sink, induction stove, extraction fan, pots & pans and utensils, salt, pepper, oil and dishwashing liquid.
- Tap with hot and cold water
- Huge double bed - 2000mm x 1240mm
- Secondary batteries to allow you camp with all the features whilst off the grid
- 3000 watt pure sine wave inverter which allows you to use any appliance on the go
- 480 A/H of battery storage - the biggest battery on the market that enables you to be off-grid for longer periods
- 250-watt solar panel, VSR and off-grid charging
- Campervan plug allows you to connect to powered campsites
- An outdoor rinse-off hose which is perfect for washing the sand off your feet
- LED lighting detail throughout the living space
- 4 USB charging ports
- TV to watch your favourite movies from the bed or the couch
- Curtain and mosquito net combo so you choose when to keep the light and mosquitos out!
- Battery system charges when driving and also through solar panels on the roof. Connect to mains power supply at campsites to fully charge the system.
- Food grade plumbing throughout the camper
- All campers have key less entry
- Super security!  All our vans come with an alarm / immobiliser, and a lockbox for your passport & valuables.

Road User Charge Recovery Fee
The Road User Charge Recovery Fee is payable on diesel vehicles upon vehicle return. The Road User Charge Recovery Fee will be calculated and collated on return of the campervan based on the kilometres travelled during the hire.

Specification General Inclusion Dimension Other
Certified self contained  3 Seatbelts Vehicle Dimension:  Internal Table
LDV Deliver 9  2 Sleeps Length: 5.94m Car alarm / immobiliser
2021 or newer model Air conditioning in cabin Width: 1.80m Indoor couch
2L Turbo diesel engine Induction stove with extraction fan Height: 2.76m Plenty of concealed storage
Diesel Kitchen bench space Internal height: 1.98m Curtains and mesh on all windows
+/- 9.5L/100km Fuel Usage  85L Fridge Weight: 3500kg  
Manual Pressurised Tap    
ABS / EBD / BAS braking Touch screen entertainment system (apple car play) Bed Dimension:  
Power Steering Wide angle reverse camera Big double bed: 2.00m x 1.24m  
ABS Reverse parking sensors    
  85L Fresh water tank    
  Shower - 1.96m tall x 0.56m wide    
  Bluetooth Stereo with Aux, radio & USB    
  Reversing camera    
  Huge on Board power supply    
  Connect to powered sites    
  Interior and Exterior LED Lighting    
  All Cutlery and Dinnerware    
  Linen, 2 x Pillows and Duvet    
  2 x Bath towels    
  2 x Tea Towels    
  Frying pan, Saucepan and Bowls    
  Can / Bottle Opener and Kitchen Utensils    
  Aa Roadside Breaksown Assistance    
  Free Additional Driver - because we believe adventures are best shared!    
  Risk taker  The Gambler You are Good
UNDER 25 Years Old You pay maximum $7500 for total loss.
(Unless vehicle insurance is waived per T&C's)
You pay maximum $5000 for total loss. Cover to travel on unsealed roads*.
(Unless vehicle insurance is waived per T&C's)
You pay $0.00 for total loss. Cover to travel on unsealed roads*.
(Unless vehicle insurance is waived per T&C's)
Pay $0 per day

$55 per day
(to a maximum of $3000)

$65 per day
(to a maximum of $3000)
OVER 25 Years Old You pay maximum $7500 for total loss.
(Unless vehicle insurance is waived per T&C's)
You pay maximum $3000 for total loss. Cover to travel on unsealed roads*.
(Unless vehicle insurance is waived per T&C's)
You pay $0.00 for total loss. Cover to travel on unsealed roads*.
(Unless vehicle insurance is waived per T&C's)
Pay $0 per day $50 per day
(to a maximum of $3000)
$60 per day
(to a maximum of $3000)
Held until vehicle is returned.
NZ $7500 Frozen on Credit card and Processed in the event of any incident NZ $5000 Frozen on Credit card and Processed in the event of any incident NZ $200 Frozen on Credit card for any fines and admin fees Incurred.
  * No Cover to travel on unsealed roads *Covers against small stone chips on body of vehicle. Windscreen not included. *Covers against small stone chips on body of vehicle. Windscreen included.
Name Price
Fleece Blanket NZ $1.5 Per Day
Chilly/eski bin (i) NZ $2 Per Rental
Fan / Heater NZ $2 Per Rental
Camping Chair NZ $1 Each
Camping Table NZ $3.5 Per Rental

Terms and Conditions

T&Cs for Motorhome Rentals 2024 - 2025

Valid Pickup Dates From : 01-Apr-2024 to 31-Mar-2025.

T&Cs for Motorhome Rentals 2023 -2024

Valid Pickup Dates From : 01-Apr-2023 to 31-Mar-2024.

How do I pay?
We require a 20% deposit via a secure credit card payment to confirm your booking. For bookings made prior to 26 February 2023 we require the balance 7 days out from the start of your trip, for bookings made from 27 February 2023 onwards, we require the balance 31 days out from the start of your trip.
We accept Visa and Mastercard but please note there is a credit card surcharge for all card transactions. For bookings made prior to 14 February 2023 this is 2.7%, for bookings made from 15 February 2023 onwards, this is 3%.
Any extra insurance or items may be paid for online at the time of booking.
Please note you will need to have sufficient funds to freeze the bond amount when you collect the campervan - dependent on the insurance option you select.  The Funds will be frozen for the entire duration of your trip and will be released on return of the campervan. This is not a transaction and will only show as “pending” on your account.

We want you to know we are totally committed to ensuring you can have the adventure you are planning!  
In the unfortunate event that you need to cancel your booking, the following cancellation fees apply in addition to forfeiting your deposit:
If cancelled within 31 - 15 days of pick-up: a cancellation fee of 50% of the total rental cost;
If cancelled within 14 - 7 days of pick-up: a cancellation fee of 75% of the total rental cost;
If cancelled 6 days prior (or less) or on the day of pick up or non-appearance: a cancellation fee equivalent to the total cost of rental. 
NOTE: There is no refund for late pick-up or early return of Vehicle.

We would absolutely love to be a part of your adventure - please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help with your decision!

Minimum Hire Days
We reserve the right to apply a minimum hire policy to particular dates- these are typically the busiest times of the year.  Our system will accept a quote / booking request which we then apply the minimum hire policy to manually.  Minimum hire lengths may vary based on time of year and availability.
Key dates impacted by the policy are through summer, and particularly the Christmas and New Year period. Where possible we are happy to work with travellers to fill any adventure slots in our schedule.
Thanks in advance for your understanding!

What driver’s licenses do you accept?
We require all of our driving customers to:
Be 18 years of age or older (or 21 years of age or older for the MAD EXPLORER).
Have a full and current drivers licence. Suspended or sanctioned licences are not accepted for any reason.
Digital driver license (DDLs) are not accepted.
Licences from English speaking countries are accepted without any supporting documentation.  These countries include: New Zealand, Australia, USA, United Kingdom, Ireland and relevant parts of Canada.
If you are from a Non English speaking country you will require the following to legally drive in New Zealand:

Your drivers licence
Either an International licence OR a certified English translation of your home licence. Transnational is recommended for certified translations in New Zealand - you can arrange this on the following link: www.driverlicencetranslation.co.nz
Please ensure you complete this prior to your arrival in New Zealand as you will not be able to collect your van until we have your correct licence details.  Please also ensure that you have spent some time understanding the local driving conditions and road rules, it can be tricky driving in a new environment and we want everyone to have an amazing driving experience in their Mad Camper! 
If you would like more information on driving safely in New Zealand please click here for Drive Safe NZ's website.

Ferry Crossings
We offer a discount on all ferry crossings with Bluebridge and can organise these for you. 
Contact us to enquire about how to book your ferry.

What is Freedom Camping?
Freedom camping or free camping is the practice of putting up tents or parking up campervans in areas not designated for camping. Free camping typically means that freedom campers cannot access facilities such as clean drinking water, toilets (either flushing or long drop) and waste disposal facilities.
Travelling in a Fully Certified Self Contained Mad Camper allows you the freedom to travel as you please.  Our Campers are fitted out with 25L of fresh water and grey water capacity and a chemical toilet so you can get off the beaten track.
For more information on responsible freedom camping please click this link.
More information can be found here.

Arrival Info
Mad Campers opening hours are below.  Any after hours collection or drop off request will incur charges and must be made and accepted in writing prior to being confirmed.  If your flight arrives late at night or early in the morning (between the hours of 5pm - 8am) we recommend you spend your first night in a hostel or hotel prior to collecting your camper.  We are unable to process vans during these hours (5pm - 8am) except by request and confirmation.  
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 4:00pm (outside these hours may incur charges)
Saturday to Sunday: 9:00am to 4:00pm (outside these hours may incur charges)

Please note the latest collection (pick-up) time from the depot is 4:00pm, so please consider your start date with this in mind and allow plenty of time to be at our office by this time. 
Public Holidays Closed: New Year's Day, Day after New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Public Holiday Surcharges: An NZ$75 surcharge will apply to all rentals picking up and/or dropping off on the following National Public Holidays: Waitangi Day (6th February 2024), Easter Monday (1st April 2024), ANZAC Day (25th April 2024), Kings Birthday (3rd June 2024) and Labour Day (23rd October 2023).

Lets make sure you're ready before you arrive!
Please check and confirm what time you are due to collect your camper.
Please ensure you have confirmed your licence is valid (per above) and are ready to collect your camper.
Please ensure your credit card has enough funds available to pay for any insurances or bonds.
Please make sure you have taken some time to learn about driving in New Zealand - you will find some valuable information here.

How should I pack?
You will be most comfortable in our campers if you pack your belongings in a soft (duffel style) bag.  There is plenty of storage in the campers for soft or small luggage. 
In our MAD2 (two person campers) we have also now included FREE roof boxes if you’d prefer to bring a large suitcase.  
We are more than happy to store large suitcases for you if you are travelling from Auckland to Auckland or Christchurch to Christchurch.
If you have any questions please email us and we'll get straight back to you. 

Travelling in Winter
Winter is an epic time to explore New Zealand for a ton of reasons (fewer people on the roads and more affordable prices are just the beginning!), but there’s a few things to think about before hitting the road:
Driving conditions: the weather can be more extreme in winter, with higher chances of snow, fog, black ice, heavy rain and high winds. Please read up on driver safety, always drive to the conditions, and slow down depending on weather. We have snow chains available to rent if you’ll be heading near the mountains. 
Temperature: the further south you go the colder it will be – don’t worry, the views make up for it! Make sure you pack your winter woolies and bring layers! If you struggle with the cold, we recommend bringing an extra sleeping bag. 
Weather changes: the weather can change abruptly in winter and affect activities, roads and campsites. Please stay updated on weather conditions and check in advance before heading to any remote locations. 

What's included with our vans?
Check out our MAD2 and MAD1 for a detailed look at everything our vans have to offer, and a list of the extras you might want to add to make your trip super sweet.

Depot Info

19-21 Hill St, Onehunga, Auckland, 1061, New Zealand

17/25 Logistics Drive, Harewood, Christchurch, 8051, New Zealand