Securing Your Child in a Wilderness Motorhome
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1d ago
  Exploring New Zealand with a young child can be an unforgettable experience — especially if your mode of transport is a motorhome hire with the wonder of the open road ahead.   But travelling with a young kid is a completely different experience to adventuring when you were young, free and independent. It requires more planning, particularly planning around keeping your youngster safe — and safety while travelling means a child restraint.   In this article, we discuss New Zealand’s child restraint laws, the child restraint options available to you, how to install Wilderness m ..read more
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Motorhome Travel Guide to Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound
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2w ago
  Fiordland National Park in the southwest corner of New Zealand is arguably the most striking of the country’s 13 national parks. It’s a major part of Te Wāhipounamu — a UNESCO World Heritage site with the best modern example of the flora and fauna of ancient Gondwanaland.   By far the most popular place to visit in Fiordland is spectacular Milford Sound. But is it the most amazing natural experience in the region?   In this blog, we compare a motorhome adventure to Milford Sound with an expedition (partly by motorhome) to Doubtful Sound. We compare the weather, the journeys ..read more
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What to See and Do on the Road to Milford Sound
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1M ago
  One of the most amazing roads you can drive, in New Zealand and across the globe, is State Highway 94 (SH94) — the Te Anau Milford Highway.   It can be tempting to drive directly to Milford Sound, then directly back to your base in Te Anau or Queenstown in one long day. However, by doing so, you’ll miss out on a lot of the spectacular scenery, wildlife and walking trails along the way.   In this blog, we highlight everything that deserves your attention on the road to Milford — from the Mirror Lakes to Key Summit and Monkey Creek to Lake Marian. Plan to take your time so you ..read more
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How to Avoid Tourist Traps on your New Zealand Motorhome Holiday
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2M ago
  The true magic of New Zealand is in its hidden gems — those off-the-beaten-track places that you might sometimes miss unless you have local knowledge. It’s these locations where you’ll find peace, tranquillity and superlative landscapes that the country is famous for.   In this blog, we share some New Zealand motorhome travel tips, such as utilising freedom camping spots, embracing the outdoors, shopping for community food produce and chatting to the locals.   Enhance your motorhome holiday experience by following some of our expert advice — and avoiding crowded tourist traps ..read more
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10 Safe Hiking Tips for the New Zealand Backcountry
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2M ago
  With dramatic snow-capped mountains, incredibly diverse landscapes and easy access to remote lakes and rivers, it’s no wonder hiking New Zealand’s outdoors is hugely popular. However, venturing into the backcountry involves some risks and it’s crucial to know what they are and how to minimise them — for the safety of you and your travelling companions ..read more
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Hiking Etiquette in New Zealand
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3M ago
  With another majestical mountain, photographic lake or impressive valley around the next corner, trail etiquette can sometimes be forgotten. However, it’s important to be mindful of other people on walking tracks and aware of New Zealand hiking etiquette — so you can seamlessly blend into the local landscape ..read more
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Auckland Motorhome Holiday Guide
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4M ago
  Stunning viewpoints, culinary excellence, beautiful beaches and an abundance of activities — all supported by a fascinating history. This is your motorhome guide to New Zealand’s biggest city, Auckland.   ..read more
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Hiring a Motorhome from a Private Owner versus a Rental Operator
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4M ago
  Planning to hire a motorhome for your upcoming trip around New Zealand? Besides looking into the websites of a few rental companies, you may have also noticed sites offering private RV hires. But what are the differences between hiring from an established rental operator and a private hirer? In this blog, we look a little deeper into both options — from availability to customer service and on-road support to insurance, cost and quality ..read more
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Taking your Time to Travel New Zealand by Motorhome
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5M ago
  As a seasoned or experienced traveller, you already understand that you can get so much more out of a holiday when taking your time. New Zealand is one country where time can stand still. Its relaxed nature and long winding roads naturally lead you to spend more time in one location — and to drive a short distance to the next. In this blog, we look at the reasons why your best option when deciding to travel New Zealand is to hire a campervan or motorhome and take your time. Enjoy interacting with the friendly locals, get involved in diverse cultural experiences — and view the incredi ..read more
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The Best Honeymoon Destinations in New Zealand
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5M ago
  Tying the knot. Entering into matrimony. Getting hitched. Whatever you call it, marriage is a big deal. But planning a wedding is also taxing — which is why, as a newlywed, you’ll want to enjoy quality time with your new spouse. This is where the honeymoon comes in. There’s no better way to create remarkable memories together with your partner than on a honeymoon road trip in a motorhome. In this blog, we talk about planning a motorhome honeymoon and the best time of year in New Zealand to do so. We then highlight some original honeymoon destinations in the North and South Islands ..read more
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