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Bay of Islands Campervans, Paihia, New Zealand

by Gaycation Magazine

Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Paihia is a great place from which to explore all of the Bay of Islands. Swim with the dolphins. Go kayaking, swimming, fishing, or picnic along secluded beaches. Walk or drive to the spectacular Haruru Falls. Learn about early New Zealand history where the Treaty of Waitangi was first signed. Discover authentic Maori culture. Take the ferry to ‘Romantic Russell’, visit the bustling but relaxed town of Kerikeri, check out the world famous Hundertwasser toilets in Kawakawa, and the historic Pioneer Village in nearby Kaikohe. Or just chill out and take a cruise through the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’. Also, you can visit the 2,000 year old Tane Mahuta—a majestic lord of the Waipoua Kauri Forest. Or go further north to Cape Reinga—the departing place of the spirits in Maori legend.

What better way to explore the Bay of Islands region than travelling around in your own campervan? Bay of Islands Campervans offer reliable, near new campervans and personal service. Their fleet consists exclusively of New Zealand built Explorer Campervans, compact in size but fully equipped, ideal for New Zealand’s narrow, winding roads. They are purpose built for four passengers, ideally travelling with two.


Operating from Paihia in the Bay of Islands they offer the opportunity to start at the top and work your way south; though pick-up and drop-off is available throughout New Zealand. When starting from their home base in Paihia, they will transfer you from Auckland Airport, provide an evening meal, a room for the first night, and breakfast in their Baystay B&B, all for free so you start your holiday refreshed and relaxed. You can use their extensive travelling experience to tailor your holiday.

Bay of Islands Campervans is a small scale campervan rental agency based in Paihia, one of New Zealand’s must see locations. Their aim is to provide ‘turn key’ campervans, complete in any way so all you have to bring is your camera and clothes. Travel with them, and you can count on their expertise and personal attention. Having travelled New Zealand themselves they know where ‘locals’ go; great places to stay, eat or see and they are happy to share this information with you. Tell them your preference (beach, walking, fishing, activities) and they will help you plan your personalized itinerary.

Explorer Campervans are perfect for holidaying. The Mitsubishi Triton cabin includes all the luxury you expect. The diesel engine can save up to 30% on fuel costs. Choose from automatic or a manual transmission (subject to availability) all with cruise control. Despite the compact dimensions—you can park in almost every parking lot—the interior is surprisingly spacious. Unlike most other compact campervans there is a fixed double bed over the cabin, so no need to convert the sitting area into a bed every night. Explorer campervans are built for four passengers, ideally used when travelling with two. In short, they offer a modern motor-home that drives like a luxury car.

They supply the following equipment standard in all their campervans:


  • Mobile-phone
  • Laptop /DVD (with Wireless Internet Option)
  • GPS mvx
  • Tourism-Radio


  • Sauce pans
  • Frying pans
  • Gas kettle
  • Chopping board
  • Cooking knives
  • Mixing bowls
  • Cooking utensils
  • Colander
  • Toaster
  • Electric jug
  • Coffee plunger
  • Matches
  • BBQ

Eating and Drinking:

  • Plates, bowls,cups
  • Cutlery
  • Bottle/Can opener
  • Glasses

First Supply:

  • Coffee, tea
  • Sugar
  • Salt, pepper
  • Olive oil

Personal Care:

  • Sunscreen
  • Sand-fly spray
  • First Aid Kit
  • Toilet roll

Linen & Bedding:

  • Pillow & pillowcases
  • Sheets
  • Duvets
  • Towels
  • Tea towels


  • Dustpan & brush
  • Biodegradable toilet chemicals
  • Dish-washing detergent
  • Bucket & hose
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Bin liner
  • Paper towel

Campervan Specifications:

Mitsubishi Triton (Cabin):

  • 2WD
  • Engine: 2.5L Turbo Diesel
  • 12V battery / 240V mains power
  • Power steering
  • ABS
  • Cruise Control
  • GPS
  • Air-conditioning (Driver’s cab)
  • 24/7 nationwide AA roadside assistance

Explorer Campervan (House):

  • Fixed Double Bed (196*130)
  • Toilet
  • Indoor Shower
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Kitchen
  • burner gas stove + gas oven
  • microwave – operates when connected to 240V mains power.
  • Fridge/Freezer (80 litres)


  • 2 seatbelts in the driver’s cab
  • 2 air bags
  • 2 seatbelts in living area
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Central locking for the driver’s cab
  • Documents Safe


  • AM/FM Radio & CD Player
  • Laptop with DVD Player
  • Tourism Radio

Campervan Features:

  • Fabric upholstery
  • Awning
  • Role blinds and flyscreens on all windows
  • 9 Kg gas bottle (x 2)
  • Pressurised hot and cold water
  • 70 litre fresh water tank
  • 70 litre waste water tank

Campervan Dimensions:

  • Length: 5.5m
  • Width: 2.03m
  • Height: 2.9m
  • Interior Height: 1.94m


Spectacular Scenery

Start your campervan vacation in Paihia, a bustling seaside town right in the heart of the Bay of Islands. A place where the local people enjoy a great lifestyle, and take delight in sharing it with the thousands of visitors who come here each summer. Enjoy the scenery around the 144 islands that make up the Bay of Islands. Paihia is proud to be recognised as ‘the Jewel of the Bay of Islands’.

Book Now Website: www.campervan-hire-new-zealand.com

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