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Kiwi Camping Tuatara Soft Shell Rooftop Tent - Extended

Kiwi Camping Tuatara Soft Shell Rooftop Tent - Extended

Regular price $2,199.00 NZD
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Suited for adventures in any climate, the Tuatara Soft Shell Extended is designed to handle our country's most rugged locations. 180-degree views make the most of any spot, and the Blackout fly allows for a 'cool' night's sleep with even better sleep-ins. The fully locking down window flaps reduce wind in high areas whilst allowing for ventilation in all weather conditions. The curved frame design keeps the SSE aerodynamic by allowing wind to blow over easily while reducing noise and helping rain and snow runoff. It Sleeps 2-3 people and includes an easy-to-use telescopic ladder and plush diamond quilted mattress.

*Tuatara Soft Shell Extended Rooftop Tent stock due end of June 2023.*


  • Tent Fly:  Made from a 420D ripstop Polyester with a Blackout PU coating for longer sleep in's with a darker interior and reduced heat. Water Proof rated to 3000mm, this Fly will keep you dry in any weather! 
  • Tent Body: 280g ripstop polycotton body is heavy-duty but also lightweight; the darker colour also helps to reduce internal light. Waterproof rated to 20,000mm, you'll stay dry no matter what. 
  • Travel Cover:  Heavy-duty 1000D PVC with a 20,000mm waterproof rating built to handle New Zealand's diverse weather and toughest trails.
  • Telescopic Ladder: Adjustable 2.3m aluminium ladder which can be adjusted to suit most vehicle heights.
  • Heavy-duty Frame: 22mm/25mm poles for more stability and durability on the trails. Our Aluminium Honeycomb base provides extra strength, giving the tent a 350kg weight limit and lightweight.
  • Mattress: 6.5cm high-density sponge mattress with a diamond quilted cover for ultimate comfort so you'll have a great night's sleep no matter how hard the trail is.
  • Seam Sealing and Double Stitching: Double stitching on all major joins and high-use areas for extra strength and heated sealing on every seam inside the tent keeps all the weather out and you nice and dry!
  • Under Floor Storage: Underfloor storage for all your bits and bobs that you want to keep off the ground, an easy-to-reach spring pole bag makes setup a breeze
  • Storm Proof Windows: Our unique designed windows provide extra protection against the elements and limit wind noise on those stormy nights; our rear fly gussets allow you to open the rear door in most weather for extra airflow and more views. They stop the sideways rain from coming inside. 
  • Extended Porch: provides extra protection and cover for your ladder and allows for extra airflow on those warm days by allowing you to leave the main door open 
  • Cambuckle Compression Straps:  40mm thick webbing straps with Zinc coated aluminium cam buckles for easier and more secure pack down.
  • Internal space: Pack away your bedding inside your tent! our oversized hinges are perfect if you want to leave your bedding or mattress topper inside while you are on the trails! 
  • 304-Grade Stainless Steel: Our hinges and mounting brackets are all made from durable and rust-resistant 304-grade stainless steel! ready for any beach trip. 
  • Heavy Duty Guy Ropes And Pegs: We use the same size guy ropes we do on our biggest family tents! Gives you all the support you need so you don't have to get up in the night to check on your guy ropes.
  • Easy Pull Zippers: All our zippers come with our standard Kiwi Camping easy-grip zipper pulls! No more fumbling for the zipper!
  • Light Hanging Points: Internal and external light hanging points make lighting up your ladder or reading at night super easy! Power cord entry slots for running power from your vehicle, so you don't need to have cords coming through your windows!
  • Internal Bungees: For fast and easy pack down.
  • 180 Degree Views: Make the most of the view wherever you are.



The Tuatara Soft Shell Extend can be pitched in as little as 4 minutes! The internal compression Straps make removing the travel a breeze by compressing the tent and giving the cover more room to move; once the cover is removed, it can be rolled away under the tent so you can still get full access to your vehicle.

The hardest part of the setup is working out which way you would like the tent to fold out! This tent can be orientated to go off your vehicle's back, front or side. 

Looking to put the Soft Shell Extended on a smaller vehicle? No dramas! the Adjustable Telescopic ladder can be adjusted to suit most vehicles! 


The Tuatara Soft Shell Extend has been designed to handle any New Zealand adventure from a snowy South Island road trip to a scorching North Island camping trip, the built in under floor storage tent is perfect for hanging wetsuits from after a quick dive and the storm proof windows make it easy to lock the tent down in the harshest weather!



Tested all over the North Island of New Zealand in whatever mother nature can through at it! From the heavy frosts on the central plateau to the scorching sun in the far north! these tents are ready for whatever you can throw at them.

Backed by our Nz leading warranty of 3 years on a soft shell roof tent, we trust our products and get out there testing them ourselves whenever possible.


To mount your Rooftop Tent to your vehicle, you need a pair of roof racks or a roof platform which are rated to a dynamic load rating of 75kg. The spacing of these cross bars should be 800mm-1000mm, we recommend using a fix mounted roof rack system to ensure a secure fit and to spread the weight evenly on your vehicle.  


Open Dimensions: 1440mm W x 1300mm H x 3200mm D Closed Dimensions: 1440mm W x 300mm H x 1200mm D Weight: 56.1kg Internal Weight Rating: 350kg Roof Rack Rating (Recommended): 75kg
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Better sleep makes for better adventures. The Blackout fly ensures a quality night's sleep and longer sleep-ins and helps to reduce the internal heat of your rooftop tent during the summer months.

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  • Open Dimensions

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  • Fitted Sheets

    Want to reach that next level of Glamping? Check out our Fitted Sheets! Designed to fit each roof tent, machine washable and made from soft touch cotton.

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  • Tuatara Soft Shell Annex Room

    Want to fit a few more people with you on your next trip? Check out our SSE Rooftop Tent Annex room. The perfect option for an extra bedroom or added privacy!

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  • Tuatara 270 Degree Wrap Around Awning

    Tuatara 270 2.5m Self Supporting Awning

    Want some extra protection at camp? Check out the free-standing awning! Massive amounts of cover from the elements!

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    Wherever you're based in New Zealand, we ship our products Nationwide from the far north to the deep south.


    Locally based in Te Rapa Hamilton, our tent spare parts are all stored in New Zealand. If you have any issues you can reach us at or call us on 0800 161 161.