Everything You Need To Start Planning Your Campervan Roadtrip

New Zealand is a country of huge diversity, and around every corner, there's a new adventure waiting for you. If you're looking for a way to explore New Zealand on your terms, there's no better way than with the freedom and flexibility of a Mighty campervan. Pick a start and finish point, and travel at your own speed discovering all the hidden local secrets along the way. To get you started, we've put together all you need to help plan your adventure in New Zealand, from destination guides to travel tips, to get you out on the road discovering our backyard and ticking off some of New Zealand's top natural attractions.

19 May 2023

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Best cheap things to do in Taranaki, New Zealand

Keen on creating a budget-friendly motorhome travel itinerary packed with awesome surf, fantastic walks, and endless exploration? We suggest you visit Taranaki! Sitting halfway between Auckland and Wellington, the Taranaki region makes for an unforgettable campervan road trip. If you’re planning on booking a campervan hire and need great ideas on what to do in Taranaki, we’ve got you covered. In this helpful guide, we share some of the best cheap and free experiences to enjoy on a camper holiday...

20 Dec 2022

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8 Must do multi-day hikes in New Zealand's North Island

New Zealand is a country filled with incredible natural attractions and world-class experiences. While the South Island is credited with having some of the best outdoor activities, the North Island delivers unmatched remote beauty - making it the perfect setting for some of the country's best multi-day hikes and Great Walks.
Whether you are looking for budget-friendly campervan ideas or are an avid hiker looking to experience the very best of New Zealand’s tramping scene, here are eight of the must...

18 Nov 2022

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Guide to Beach Camping in New Zealand

New Zealand truly is a bucket-list destination for a road-tripping adventure. Whether you’re thinking about exploring the East coast, West coast, North Island or South Island, there are plenty of beach camping opportunities. Each spot is different and special in its own right. Whether it’s a freedom camping spot or a holiday park you’re after, Aotearoa New Zealand has some awesome beach campsites with incredible views. To help you with your travel planning, we’ve made a list of our top west coast...

25 Oct 2022

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Best Cheap Eats you Need to try on your New Zealand Road Trip

If you’re planning a road trip through New Zealand on a budget, you’ll want to know all the best cheap eats. Luckily New Zealand is brimming with mouth-watering eateries that don’t break the bank. So, if you would rather save your hard-earned dollars on New Zealand tourist attractions, experiences and adventures, but you don’t want the memories of your New Zealand road trip to be clouded by nightmares of endless 2-minute noodles, we’ve got you covered. We've created a list of cheap eats that are...

30 Aug 2022

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Best Places to Stargaze and see the Milky Way in New Zealand

New Zealand’s remote location and low pollution makes our country one of the best for stargazing. There’s nothing quite as magical as parking up your campervan away from the city lights and seeing the twinkling stars of the Milky Way. If you’re lucky you may even spot the occasional satellite or meteor.
The South Island – with its large areas of minimal or no light pollution – offers some of the best opportunities to see the Milky Way. And with so many other great things to do in the South Island...

18 Aug 2022

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Best Freedom Camping Spots In the South Island

The South Island is a campervan travellers’ dream. With panoramic mountains, vibrant alpine towns, wildlife and wineries - there are plenty of things to do in the South Island. If you are looking for budget-friendly campsites in the South Island, don’t miss a chance to park up at the incredible freedom camping spots scattered around the island.
To help, we have put together a list of the best freedom camping spots for your upcoming South Island road trip. That way, you can save a little money, all...

16 Aug 2022

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Top Tips For Cosy Winter Campervanning In New Zealand

Whether you’re a ski or snowboarding fanatic, or just love the idea of soaking in a hot pool under a starry sky, winter in New Zealand is a campervan traveller’s dream.
Winter in NZ is from June until August. Our ski season generally runs from mid-June until mid-October, although snow can fall from as early as April and as late as November.
While winter may bring some chilly temperatures, it’s also the ideal time to organise a campervan hire, get cosy, and enjoy a New Zealand road trip adventure...

15 Aug 2022

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Best Freedom Camping Spots In The North Island

Freedom camping is one of the simple pleasures of travelling in a van rental in New Zealand. Freedom camping gives you the chance to park up in nature, all while saving a few dollars for your adventures. And what better place to do it than on the North Island?
The North Island of New Zealand is known for its lively cities, stunning coastlines and geothermal pools. Whether you are looking for budget-friendly campsites or stunning natural scenery, freedom camping on the North Island delivers. Let’s...

5 Jul 2022

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Where to find budget-friendly campgrounds in NZ

New Zealand is a haven for camping adventures. Here you can hike https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-stay/stay-at-a-campsite/booking-and-paying/campsite-pass/and adventure, with mountainous views awaiting around every corner. The best part? A New Zealand road trip doesn’t have to break the bank.
There are plenty of ways to travel New Zealand on a budget. One of the best ways is by taking advantage of the incredible freedom camping and low-cost campsites available. To help, we’ve...

4 Jul 2022

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Awesome North Island Campgrounds

Thinking about a road trip to explore the north of New Zealand? A North Island road trip is the perfect way to experience the best northern New Zealand tourist attractions and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this island.
Camping in New Zealand is made simple with a huge selection of fully equipped holiday parks, scenic freedom camping sites and wild DOC campsites scattered throughout the island. We’ve created a list of the top 10 North Island campgrounds. So you can experience the very...