Get­ting away from it all has never been easier, as thou­sands of in­ter­ested pun­ters dis­cov­ered at the re­cent Covi Motorhome Car­a­van & Out­door Su­per­show in Auck­land.


While we have yet to get to the heady state that our cousins across the Tas­man cur­rently en­joy, with huge, multi-day 4x4 and out­door life­style shows in all the big cities, the Covi Motorhome Car­a­van & Out­door Su­per­show in Auck­land did a very good job this year of fill­ing the void.

Key ex­hibitors in the 4WD space in­cluded Aro Broth­ers, Bivouac Cam­pers, Clark-Global, Ex­plorer Mo­torhomes and OZ­tent.

Clark-Global is an NZ-based ex­pe­di­tion ve­hi­cle spe­cial­ist which had on dis­play one of their Mercedes Un­i­mog-based 4WD mo­torhomes.

The com­pany can pro­vide a com­plete global over­land ser­vice from sourc­ing Un­i­mogs to de­sign­ing and build­ing the motorhome body and even ship­ping it to and from any­where in the world.

You can check out what the com­pany of­fers at

Ex­plorer Mo­torhomes, mean­while, spe­cial­izes in adding pur­pose-de­signed cam­per bod­ies to Ford Ranger and Mazda BT-50 utes.

There are three spe­cific mod­els, the com­pact Ex­plorer Com­pass and slightly larger Ex­plorer Nav­i­ga­tor which are based on a sin­gle cab/chas­sis Ford or Mazda, and the Ex­plorer Back­pack, based on the Ford and Mazda Double Cab Well­side mod­els.

See www.ex­plor­ermo­ for more in­for­ma­tion.

Help­ing pop­u­lar­ize pur­pose-built fully set-up camp­ing trail­ers here is Tau­ranga-based Bivouac Cam­pers ( www.bivouaccam­ who re­ported strong in­ter­est and def­i­nite sales of their Kakapo cam­per from their pres­ence at the Covi Show.

Long-time NZ4WD ad­ver­tiser OZ­tent also had a big pres­ence at the show, dis­played a range of the ever-pop­u­lar OZ­tent of­fer­ings avail­able here.

Fi­nally, If you read about trailer and tow­ing spe­cial­ist Aro Broth­ers Ltd’s new Bri­tish-de­signed elec­tronic-braked tow­ing A-Frames in the April is­sue of NZ4WD you had a chance to check them out for your­self on the com­pany’s stand at the Covi show.

Clark-Global’s con­verted Un­i­mog lux­ury cam­per drew the crowds all week­end.

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