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Here you'll find tips, tricks and advice for getting the most out of your motorhome adventure around New Zealand.

8 Oct 2019


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Rach Stewart tours the South Island in a maui Ultima

Rach Stewart, a kiwi landscape travel and adventure photographer recently picked up one of our maui Ultima motorhomes from our Christchurch branch and embarked on a 5-day trip heading South to Queenstown. Rach gets inspired by landscapes and loves to travel to new places, exploring the unknown and finding the all-important elements that connect humans with nature. This time Rach wanted to visit places she had never been before, documenting her experiences along the way with her stunning photography skills. Read about her trip below.

6 May 2019


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Why travel New Zealand during off-season

It's widely accepted that if you are looking for cheaper travel options, the best time to rent or hire is in the off-season. When travelling in New Zealand throughout the off-season, it’s often possible to grab interesting deals thanks to discounted off-peak prices. In reality, there is extensive vehicle availability for off-peak travel options, due to the slow-down that usually happens after peak season. The only question is, where in the wild blue yonder will you go?

26 Oct 2018


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Girls Weekend Motorhome Getaway

"It’s hard to imagine a better way to get together for a girls’ weekend than taking a road trip to a great destination. Bypass the hotel and jump in a Maui motorhome for your next luxurious girls’ weekend away."  Peta Stavelli tells us why girls long weekend motorhome trips are soaring in popularity, and why you need to take one.

12 Sep 2018


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Rach Stewart Explores South Island

Rach Stewart, a kiwi landscape photographer recently picked up one of our maui River motorhomes and embarked on a trip through South Island. With a passion for landscapes, combined with a love to travel to new places, Rach set about exploring a combination of South Island's most popular locations and a few lesser-known gems, documenting her experiences along the way her stunning photography skills. Here's her story.

26 Aug 2018


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Motorhoming In Spring

There’s nothing quite like making a fresh start, and spring is the perfect time to hit the road in search of rejuvenation and adventure.

And what better place to experience the striking onset of spring than New Zealand, a country literally bursting with colours and flavour from September to November, when its flora and fauna reawaken after the sleepy winter months.

15 May 2018


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Jade's Adventure Around South Island

Those who've been to New Zealand will likely talk your ear off about the beauty, the variety, the purity - or maybe all of them at the same time. Maybe that's what motivated Jade to shortlist New Zealand when looking for a holiday with her husband and young child. Clearly, she fell in love with the place as she ended up visiting in one of our maui Ultima campers. Follow Jade's photo story as she travels through the lower South Island.

14 Mar 2018


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Best Cycle Trail Locations In New Zealand

Cycling is a perfect way to explore New Zealand. And with a whole handful of cycle trails across the country, you'll be spoilt for choice. Threading through unique landscapes, with gentle gradients, they provide a perfect way for you to soak up the natural beauty of New Zealand.

 

Not a "cyclist?" No problem, rent an electric bike to take the strain out of it as you ride from winery to winery in a day. Want a unique adventure with your partner or group of friends? Try a multi-day ride with a stop off in some quaint accommodation. To get you started, we've put together our local knowledge on how to incorporate the best parts of these rides into easy day trips.

6 Mar 2018


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New Zealand's Best Autumn Destinations - Otago

You'll be hard pushed to find the variation that Otago provides. From the rolling tussock hills to wineries, clear blue lakes to snowcapped mountains. The area really comes alive in autumn - as the trees change to a golden hue, the rivers swell, whilst snow dusts the mountain tops. A truly classic New Zealand scene. Here's a selection of must-visit places for your next South Island trip.

27 Feb 2018


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Creating the Ultimate Gourmet Platter

When it comes to pairing wine with your platter, there are a few basic rules to follow. It all comes down to matching like with like, whilst opposites attract. Sounds confusing? Let us take you through the in's and out's of the best combinations or wines, cheeses and platter contents you'll find whilst travelling New Zealand.

19 Feb 2018


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Finding the Perfect Wine for your Meal

You don’t need to be a critic to know that wine and cheese is a marriage made in heaven. Still just like marriages, not all wine and food partnerships are equally good. Here are a few suggestions to help you find your own wine and cheese Nirvana.