We rented the Explorer and traveled both North and South island and we had a blast in the campervan. The Explorer is compact and can be parked almost everywhere (here’s looking at you Queenstown). It drives like a car and is pretty fuel efficient.
All pots, pans and cutlery are stowed away safely. There is ample room for bags and clothes. Outside table and chairs are stowed in the back with BBQ.
Nick and Rob were great with the explanation of the campervan and gave some good advice, especially regarding left hand driving.
We highly recommend Bay of Islands campervans and the Explorer.