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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.

25 Apr 2021

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ANZAC Day New Zealand

ANZAC Day in New Zealand’s official day of remembrance. It has been a recognised holiday since 1916. It commemorates the failed landing in to Gallipoli, in modern Turkey, by the ANZAC’s (Australia New Zealand Army Corp) that caused the death of 2,700 New Zealanders that commenced on 25 April 2010.
The holiday play’s an important part in the creation of a New Zealand national identity. It marks the initial movement away from traditional colonial thinking by European settlers, to a solidified, shared...

15 Mar 2021

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Christchurch to Kaikoura Roadtrip Ideas

Christchurch, Waipara, Kaikoura and Hanmer Springs offer a Mighty big adventure with very little driving time.
As far as road trips go, Christchurch to Kaikoura is up there with New Zealand’s best. Not only insanely scenic, it packs in plenty of activities, from wine tasting to whale watching. Detour through Hanmer Springs and you’ve completed the Alpine Pacific Triangle – a memorable adventure that’s Mighty big on fun with a micro-sized driving time of just 5–6 hours. Allow at least three days to...

18 Feb 2021

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Recipes on the Road

Don’t get caught in the trap of beans on toast every night of your campervan holiday! These recipes are lick-your-plate-clean yummy, cheap and easy enough you could almost make them with your eyes closed (though not recommended!). Buying some of the ingredients from the home-grown section at the supermarket or picking up the fruit/veggie from a local farm as your driving past will make the meal taste all the more sweeter (and be a little kinder on your hip pocket!). How to make a pan-fried frittata...

19 Jan 2021

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Glowworms and Hobbits in New Zealand

Snow-capped mountains, tumbling rivers, empty beaches – you'd be forgiven for thinking New Zealand is 100% pure majestic beauty. And for the most part, it is. Dig a little deeper, though, and you'll discover some dark and freaky stuff lying just under the surface. A Mighty Camper road trip from Auckland to Rotorua is a great way to discover it.
Auckland city itself hides some secrets. It sits on around 50 volcanoes, a few of which are cone-shaped like all good volcanos should be. The most famous...

10 Jan 2021

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15 Cheap Eats In New Zealand

You're on a tight budget, we get that. You've saved hard for this trip and want to make every dollar work hard. Initially, the prospect of eating 2-minute noodles every night may seem ok. But when in a city with all the appealing food smells, you want to treat yourself and need to get a break from the campervan cooking. We understand you'd rather spend your hard earned dollars on experiences and adventures around New Zealand, so we've created a list of cheap must-eat places. All these places are...

15 Dec 2020

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New Zealand's 10 Best Beaches

Love waking up to the sound of waves and the salty air of the ocean? You can’t go wrong with beaches in New Zealand – especially when you can drive your camper from one to another, waking up and falling asleep to vastly different sandy bays and rocky shores.
So choosing the best of the best? Not so easy. But here we have it. Whether it’s an Insta-worthy beach shot you’re after, an early morning run, or maybe you just want some quiet time amongst the elements – it’s time to go.
1. Whale Bay, Raglan...

10 Dec 2020

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Christmas In New Zealand

Whether you're a local or flying in from far-flung places, you're in the North or South Island or whether you're looking for adventure or a chance to kick back and relax, you're bound to find what you're looking for in New Zealand over Christmas.
Our top tip? Make sure you're keeping an eye out for the Pohutukawa tree, thanks to its pretty crimson flowers that bloom especially vibrantly at Christmastime. It has become part of the Kiwi Christmas tradition making its way onto Christmas cards and into...

10 Dec 2020

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Top 10 New Zealand Things to See & Do

How do we choose the Top 10 kiwi attractions?! Wow. Our crew at Mighty Campers love nothing more than getting out and checking out new places, and this list seems to be constantly changing as we discover (or rediscover) amazing locations!
We’ve come up with our fave 10 GREAT New Zealand Things to see and do
1. Tongariro Crossing: Spectacular North Island Mountain hike, “Mt Doom” to the Lord of the Rings lovers, and the first world heritage site. If the weather’s right make sure you don’t miss it...

15 Nov 2020

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A Local's Guide To Raglan

The surf town of Raglan is located on the North Island's West Coast, two hours south of Auckland. Many of the locals are truly 'living the dream', in and around the water all day every day. Here are a few tips on how to make the most of a day in their piece of paradise.Wake up and go for a surf Beat the summer sea-breeze that often comes up by mid-morning. Drive along Wainui road and wind your way through the trees to Manu Bay - it's one of the longest waves in New Zealand and the amazing thing is...

10 Aug 2020

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10 NZ Camper Adventures To Have Before You Turn 30

Exploring New Zealand in a campervan is a road trip for the ages. You’ll find hauntingly beautiful scenery, adventurous activities and a laidback vibe that replenishes your energy. It’s a trip you've gotta do at least once in your life, whether you visit North, South or both islands (you lucky thing).
So here are some things you can check off your New Zealand list this year!
1. The Shotover Jet
If you like white water rafting and going ridiculously fast, this is the ride for you. The Shotover Jet...

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