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Our top tips for a campervan holiday in New Zealand

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

24 May 2023


Top 15 reasons to visit Auckland

From beaches and bushwalks to chic shopping and award-winning eateries, Auckland is a must-do road trip destination for motorhome travellers. 

Surrounded by oceans and islands, the city is a haven for boaties and water enthusiasts. In fact, Auckland is often referred to as the City of Sails. But don’t worry, if water isn’t your thing, there’s loads more to see and do. And there really is no better way to explore everything on offer than with a maui campervan hire. A campervan road trip means you can truly relax, take your time, and make the most of the flexibility and spontaneity that travelling by campervan offers. To make it even easier, you can pick up and drop off your camper at maui’s Auckland branch near the airport. 

To help you plan your road trip travel itinerary, we’ve put together a list with just some of the top reasons to visit this great city.

3 Apr 2023


20 Must-Do Experiences on your Spring Road Trip in New Zealand

Spring is the ideal time to rent a travel van and take a New Zealand road trip. The weather is generally mild and sunny and there are usually fewer crowds. But best of all, the countryside bursts into life with colourful blooms, fresh greenery, birdsong, and spring lambs. Just what you need to lift the winter blues!

There really is no better way to explore New Zealand in spring than with a Maui campervan hire. A campervan road trip is all about freedom, fun, and taking your time. It’s also about exploration and discovery. To help plan your trip, we’ve put together the ultimate list of must-see places in New Zealand during spring. Pick out your favourites, and start planning your New Zealand road trip itinerary!

29 Mar 2023


15 Reasons to Take a Campervan Road Trip in NZ in 2023

Wondering whether a New Zealand road trip by campervan is as good as it sounds? Perhaps van travel has long been on your bucket list, but you’re just not sure if it’s for you. In this blog, we’ll explore just some of the great advantages of travelling in a campervan, including:

15 Mar 2023


Top Tips for Planning a Long Road Trip in New Zealand

Planning to rent a travel van for an extended New Zealand road trip? A New Zealand campervan holiday is a bucket list experience for many. But before you hit the road, you’ll want to make sure you’re fully prepared. In this helpful guide, we’ll share a few top travel tips to help you plan your trip, including:

28 Nov 2022


12 Incredible Things to do in the Bay of Islands

Picture this: beautiful golden beaches, charming towns and coastal hikes. That is the Bay of Islands in a nutshell! The Bay of Islands is one of New Zealand's most accessible and popular regions. With 144 islands, there is so much beauty to explore. It has everything from beaches, hiking trails and waterfalls to whale watching and birdwatching. If you're looking for adventure, this is the place to find it!

You must take at least one NZ driving holiday once in your life, and the Bay of Islands should be on the itinerary. If you’re looking for some inspiration for your trip to the Bay of Islands, we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together this list of 12 incredible things to do in the Bay of Islands.

18 Nov 2022


Responsible Freedom Camping in a Motorhome

Aotearoa, New Zealand, is all about untouched landscapes, welcoming wilderness, and spectacular scenery. Freedom camping gives you the opportunity to stay in some stunning and remote parts of our country, but there are conditions: Take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints. Here’s our guide on how to make freedom camping work for everyone, including the environment.

25 Oct 2022


Best Places to Stop for a Picnic on a NZ Road Trip

Whether you find yourself on New Zealand’s North Island or South Island, there are plenty of picnic spots to discover. New Zealand is known for its abundance of lush green countryside, secluded beaches, astonishing lakes and majestic mountains. There is certainly no shortage of spots to relax and appreciate the jaw-dropping scenery while tucking into a picnic hamper full of goodies. 

But, with so little time, so many roads to travel and special places to see on your New Zealand campervan holiday, it can be hard to know where the top places to park up and chow down are. To help you plan your trip and avoid a case of FOMO, we’ve put together this list of some of the best places to stop for a picnic on an NZ road trip. So, hurry up, pack up your camper, pick up some food en route and enjoy the views, because nothing beats a good picnic.

30 Aug 2022


12 of the Best Road Trips to Take in New Zealand

New Zealand is home to beautiful beaches, rolling countryside, and incredible bush walks. From the ‘Winterless North’ to the snow-capped south, there is no better way to explore it all than to hire a motorhome and do a road trip!

15 Aug 2022


Why you need to take an NZ driving holiday at least once in your life

New Zealand is arguably one of the most scenic places on earth. Moody mountains, picturesque lakes and geothermal wonders are just the beginning of what you can experience in New Zealand. Whether you’re chasing solitude in nature, a thrilling escape or a romantic trip for two, there are so many things to do in New Zealand. What better way to discover all this country has to offer than with a self-driving road trip.

11 Aug 2022


Romantic Things to do in Christchurch

Nothing says romance quite like exploring a new city with your partner. Whether you are looking for the perfect setting to pop the question or simply craving some quality together, what better way than to hit the open road with a campervan holiday in New Zealand.