Explora Tasmania

What is included?

For camping

Tent

Very easy to assemble, water resistant tent.

For 3 or 4 people.

Table

This practical folding table will make your mealtimes more comfortable.

42 in. / 1.06m.

Chairs

Nothing better than long chats with friends while sitting together on these classic camping chairs.

1 per person. 

Head lamps

These head lamps are handy for navigating your campsite at night.

1 per person. 

For sleeping

Sleeping bag

Sleep soundly with these 0 degree sleeping bags.

1 per person. 

Mattress

These mattresses will let you rest peacefully while you’re camping. 

Single or double size.

Pillows

Camping is always better with pillows and yes, they come with a cover.

1 per person.

Big Blanket

For an extra layer on those cold nights.

Double size.

For cooking

Gas stove

Cook wherever you want with these practical stoves.

1 per group.

Pots & frypan

Prepare your favourite meals during your trip.

According to group size. 

Dinner set

Even while camping you still have to do the dishes.

1 per person. 

Cutlery set

Metal cutlery set for mealtimes. 

1 per person. 

Knife

A metal knife to chop up your  food for mealtimes.

 1 or 2 per group.

Chopping board

A chopping board for preparing your meals. 

1 or 2 per group.

Thermos

Keep your tea hot, for the colder months in Tasmania. 

 1 per group.

Esky

25 litre esky to keep your food cold for longer. 

1 or 2 per group.

The term of this Rental runs from the date and hour of pickup as indicated in this booking confirmation until the return to Explora, and completion of all terms of this agreement by both Parties. The estimated rental term is according to the booking made.

The Parties may shorten or extend the estimate term of rental by mutual consent. If the renter wants to modify the rental term, must inform a Explora team member about their intention with 4 days’ notice. There is no guarantee the Rental gear will be available for extension.

Renter will use the Rented equipment only for personal and leisure use and operate the Rented equipment only on properly maintained sites. Renter will not sublease the Rental equipment or use it as a gear for hire. Renter will not take the gear out of Tasmania. 

From the rental start, the risk in the Items in the camping gear passes to you and remains with you until its Return. In the event that Items go missing or are delivered to the incorrect address after pickup, you agree to comply with instructions from Explora to replace the Items. Explora accepts no liability for Items lost or damaged between pickup and Return.

Items must be return in a clean and tidy state (and otherwise in the same condition as when they were given to you). This doesn’t apply to sleeping bags, pillow covers, blankets or bedsheets.

Any missing or broken item will be charge according to the rental fees, with a maximum of $300 per item, where the item will be replaced, and the receipt will be sent to the Renter and a refund of the exceed payment will be made.

  • agrees with the full camping gear list given by Explora and confirm their good condition, pictures before signing the agreement can be taken as proof of condition and must be shown to a Explora staff member for confirmation.
  • must only use the Items for their intended purpose.
  • must notify Explora of any damage to, or issues with, the Items as soon as possible upon pick up of the Items and record evidence of such damage, including photographs (failing which, such damage or issues will be deemed to have been caused by you)
  • warrant that you know how to safely and properly use all Items and agree that you will use and treat all Items in accordance with such standards.
  • must not use the items for any purpose that is illegal, beyond its intended use, or otherwise prohibited by these Terms.

Please note a bond of $400 is requested when picking up the gear; this is to cover the damage or any broken items. If no damage occurs, the amount will be fully returned when dropping off the equipment.

Renter agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Explora for any loss, damage, or legal actions against Explora as a result of Renter’s operation or use of the Rented equipment during the term of this Rental Agreement. This includes any attorney fees necessarily incurred for these purposes.

Owner represents and warrants that to Owner’s knowledge, the Rental Vehicle is in good condition and is safe for ordinary operation of the vehicle. 

Renter represents and warrants that Renter is legally entitled to operate a motor vehicle under the laws of this jurisdiction and will not operate it in violation of any laws, or in any negligent or illegal manner.

Renter has been given an opportunity to examine the Rental Vehicle in advance of taking possession of it, and upon such inspection, is not aware of any damage existing on the vehicle other than that notated by separate Existing Damage document.

Owner represents and warrants that to Owner’s knowledge, the Rental Vehicle is in good condition and is safe for ordinary operation of the vehicle. 

Renter represents and warrants that Renter is legally entitled to operate a motor vehicle under the laws of this jurisdiction and will not operate it in violation of any laws, or in any negligent or illegal manner.

Renter has been given an opportunity to examine the Rental Vehicle in advance of taking possession of it, and upon such inspection, is not aware of any damage existing on the vehicle other than that notated by separate Existing Damage document.

Owner represents and warrants that to Owner’s knowledge, the Rental Vehicle is in good condition and is safe for ordinary operation of the vehicle. 

Renter represents and warrants that Renter is legally entitled to operate a motor vehicle under the laws of this jurisdiction and will not operate it in violation of any laws, or in any negligent or illegal manner.

Renter has been given an opportunity to examine the Rental Vehicle in advance of taking possession of it, and upon such inspection, is not aware of any damage existing on the vehicle other than that notated by separate Existing Damage document.

Owner represents and warrants that to Owner’s knowledge, the Rental Vehicle is in good condition and is safe for ordinary operation of the vehicle. 

Renter represents and warrants that Renter is legally entitled to operate a motor vehicle under the laws of this jurisdiction and will not operate it in violation of any laws, or in any negligent or illegal manner.

Renter has been given an opportunity to examine the Rental Vehicle in advance of taking possession of it, and upon such inspection, is not aware of any damage existing on the vehicle other than that notated by separate Existing Damage document

Explora represents and warrants that to Explora’s knowledge, the Rental equipment is in good condition and is safe for ordinary operation of the gear.

Renter has been given an opportunity to examine the Rental equipment in advance of taking possession of it, and upon such inspection, is not aware of any damage existing on the gear other than that notated by separate Existing Damage document.

In the event of any dispute over this agreement, this Rental Agreement will be interpreted by the laws of Tasmania, Australia, and any lawsuit or arbitration must be brought in the corresponding region of Tasmania, Australia. If any portion of this agreement is found to be unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of the agreement would still have full force and effect.

This Rental Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties with respect to this rental arrangement. No modification to this agreement can be made unless in writing signed by both Parties. Any notice required to be given to the other party will be made to the contact information below.

Full information and more details about the rental condition can be found at Explora Rental Terms & Conditions.

The renter agrees to notify Explora of any fails, accidents or damage during the first 24 hrs.

Are you ready to explore Tasmania with Explora?

Read what our customers have to say!

Stephen Ciro Maure
Stephen Ciro Maure
23/10/2023
recommends
Excellent experience, thank you very much Explora Tasmania.
Trinidad Rioseco
Trinidad Rioseco
30/08/2023
recommends
We had one of those experiences that you will absolutely never forget. We did a full loop in 4 days and made absolutely the most out of it being able to stay in cool campgrounds with all we needed in the car.If you are reading this to tos up if to go for it now just do it. the car comes with everything you need to have the best time, all camping equipment on point, we literally just got the cheapest flights and it made it so easy for the rest of it. The comunication was very fast, friendly and attentive. Do yourself a favor, grab an Explora car and go to see what a wonderfull place Tasmania is and experience it's stunning nature spots.♡♡♡ Thank you so much for the best holiday Joice and Sebastián.
Francesca Bellicini
Francesca Bellicini
06/07/2023
recommends
We had an amazing experience with Explora! Amazing service! No problem with the car or the camping gear! Everything was super organised! Highly recommended!
Jillian Jahn
Jillian Jahn
08/04/2023
recommends
We had the best experience with Explora! We got contacted really quickly and they made sure everything was ready and perfect for us! They even switched the pick up and drop off time to match our flights! No problems at all with the car or camping gear! - everything you need is included Really lovely people who want you to have a great time in beautiful Tasmania! Would 100% recommend and book again! Thanks again to Joice and Sebastian!
Laura Ge
Laura Ge
06/04/2023
recommends
We had a great time on Tasmania ,thanks to Explora Tasmania! The communication was really easy and everybody was so friendly! We rented a 4WD and camping equipment for 3 people. Can only recommend!
Benjamin Sarmaat
Benjamin Sarmaat
04/04/2023
recommends
Can't recommend these guys enough. Super friendly and very helpful. Got some great camping advice and their response time was also great to any questions we had. Go with Explora when you come TAS!
Andressa Afonso
Andressa Afonso
03/04/2023
recommends
My partner and I rented a car from Joice and Sebastian last year to travel around Tassie. The service provided by them was amazing and for a price you can’t find anywhere else. The car was in really good conditions, they provided all the camping gear and also pick up and drop off at the airport. They are super friendly and assisted us in everything we needed, we couldn’t have asked for more. We highly recommend Explora.
Antonella Dolce
Antonella Dolce
02/04/2023
recommends
I highly recommend Explora! The owners are nice and friendly and always willing to help you make the most of your time in Tassie! The car we rented was perfect for our needs and at a reasonable price, the camping and cooking gear was very helpful and saved us a lot of money while on the road, also giving us the freedom to explore without having to stick to a plan or schedule! We ended up relocating to Tasmania, but if we hadn’t, we would have definitely been coming back and renting from Explora again! :)
Valentina Belotkach Cassarri
Valentina Belotkach Cassarri
29/03/2023
recommends
I 100% recommend this guys, they make us feel super comfortable since we landed to Hobart the car was ready to go cleaned and organise. Really down earth people honest and trusting, the beautiful Joice explained everything in detail before we started travelling, giving us a couple of advices, the car was in perfect condition and I’m really happy I had the chance to choose this little business for us holiday.💖
Agostina Amelotti
Agostina Amelotti
28/03/2023
recommends
I would definitely recommend them. Not just the different options they have and the competitive lower price than other companies but also all the camping gear included. We spent one week doing camping and those mattresses could not be better, really comfy. We had all we needed even for the cooking. Thank you guys for contributing to such an amazing experience in Tasmania ❤️

Frequently Asked Questions

As we are a small business, we are very flexible when it comes to pick up & drop off for our vehicles. Our main location to deliver would be Dunn Place Car Park (3 Davey St, Hobart TAS 7000)
We are also very happy to deliver to these hostels:

Please send us a message if you would like to pick up or drop off at another location; we will be happy to assist you.

When it comes to the airport, we will be delivering the vehicle at the “Public pick up & drop off” area, just 2 minutes walk from the airport main entrance. Here is a Google Maps pin you can easily follow: https://goo.gl/maps/2yH1sU29ZGxQzp82A

Most of the time, we are flexible with times, so if your flight is outside of our opening hours, just send us a message or an email, and we will be glad to arrange something for you.

City cars cannot be driven on beaches. When it comes to 4wd vehicles it’s possible to drive them on hard sand, close to the water. Although, Explora’s insurance will not cover any damage to cars that occurs from being taken onto a beach, so we recommend that you avoid it if possible.

Of course! You can take our vehicles anywhere in Tasmania, just keep in mind that Explora’s insurance will not cover any damage to cars that occurs from being taken onto a beach. If you are planning to camp at Cloudy Corner, the campground is at the far end of Cloudy Bay Beach with no roads leading to it, and is only accessible by following the beach. However, there are many other campgrounds available throughout Bruny Island that are easy to access.

All our cars use unleaded 95 or 98. Just remember the tank needs to be full when returning the vehicle to the drop off location.

We understand that you don’t want to think about this, but if you experience an accident or encounter any issues with the car, please call us on +61 400 591 150 as soon as possible. We will arrange everything for you.

All our vehicles come with a Premium MAIB insurance that covers passengers’ hospital expenses in case of an accident. However, at Explora, we work with a bond/deposit system, which means you will have to leave a deposit when you pick up the car to cover the insurance excess in case of damage or an accident. This deposit will be fully refunded when you drop off the vehicle, and we check that everything is okay. For this reason, we don’t sell insurance, but we always recommend our customers to travel with Roadside Assistance, which is personal and can help you in case of a breakdown.”

As the camping equipment will use more room in the car, we can accommodate up to 4 people depending on the car size. Please note that this will incur an extra cost of $16 per day. However, we do not recommend it for city cars, as it may be too tight for the passengers. For our 7-seaters, we can definitely provide camping gear for the additional travelers.

Yes! When you book a car with us, you don’t need to pay extra for camping gear (unless you’re taking a 4th passenger, then it will have an extra cost of $16 per day).

The National Park Pass in Tasmania is a type of permit or ticket that grants visitors access to the national parks and reserves within Tasmania. It allows individuals or groups to explore and enjoy the National Parks around the island.

The pass typically needs to be displayed on the vehicle’s dashboard or carried by visitors while they are inside the national parks. Different types of passes may be available, including single-entry passes, multi-entry passes for a specific duration, or annual passes for frequent visitors. The cost of the pass can vary depending on factors such as the duration of validity, the number of people covered, and any additional services or amenities included.

As the owner of the pass needs to be present while it is used, we can’t provide it with our vehicles. You can easily purchase a ticket online: https://passes.parks.tas.gov.au/, otherwise you can get it from the visitor centres, park entry stations, tourist offices, travel agencies or some outdoor equipment stores.

If you get one online please email it to info@explora.au and we can print it out and display it on the car for you.

Yes! You can, it is just $18 per person per day and you can pick up the camping gear from Hobart. Simply visit our “Camping gear” section to book. 

Yes, you can. Simply fold the middle seats of your 4WD forward, and you’re good to go. When it comes to city cars, we recommend you sleep inside the tent to have a better sleeping experience.

As we are a small family business, we are more flexible in regards to this, so you can drive with a provisional license. However, you must display your P plates at all times. Please keep in mind that Explora’s insurance will not cover any damage to the car under these circumstances.

We are also flexible when it comes to age, so you definitely can. However, we will require you to leave a bond of $1500, in case of any damage to the vehicle.

We know you are having fun during your holidays and we don’t want you to miss a moment of the beautiful Tasmania. So, if the car does not have too much sand or dirt inside or outside, you don’t have to clean it. If the car comes back too dirty, we will apply an extra surcharge of $50 discounted from the bond.

If you would like to give it a clean, we recommend you to do it at a self-service car wash, for less than $10 you can clean the car outside and inside.

When making an online booking, you can use your credit/debit card to pay 30% of the booking fee. The remaining amount will be due upon picking up the car and ensuring everything is in order. Additionally, the bond will also be collected at that time.

To cater to our international clients, we have established an international business account with Wise. This option enables you to pay the bond in your currency directly to our account, eliminating the need for currency exchange fees.

We hope this information clarifies the payment process. Should you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

At present, we operate as a family business from our homes rather than maintaining a dedicated office space. To ensure privacy and security, we only provide our address to customers when they need to collect a vehicle or camping gear. If you need to get in contact with us, feel free to send an email, message, or give us a call. While we’re actively working towards establishing a physical office, for now, we’ll continue with this arrangement.

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