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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.

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 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...

30 Jun 2022

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How Much Should you Budget for a Campervan Road Trip With Kids

A New Zealand family campervan holiday is a fantastic way to enjoy time with loved ones, create amazing memories, and exploring some of Aotearoa’s dream destinations. You can stop where you want to, take your time, and you’ve got room to pack all those extras needed for a great holiday. And best of all – a campervan hire won’t break the budget!
It can be tricky to know exactly how much you should budget for a campervan holiday with kids, so we’re here to help. Our handy guide offers some great ideas...

29 Jun 2022

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Best South Island Campgrounds

If you’re thinking about exploring New Zealand’s South Island on a road trip, you’re in for a treat. Whether you are seeking a thrilling adventure or a relaxing nature retreat, you’re never far from either in New Zealand’s South Island.
Travelling in a campervan is a great way to take advantage of the incredible camping in New Zealand. However, with hundreds of stunning camping options on the South Island, it can be hard to decide where to go. To help you plan your perfect road trip around New Zealand...

26 Jun 2022

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Best Cheap/Free Things To Do In Rotorua

Rotorua is an incredible place to spend a few days exploring during your New Zealand road trip. Located at the heart of New Zealand’s North Island, in the Bay of Plenty region, heading to Rotorua is a pleasant three-hour drive down the Thermal Explorer Highway from the Mighty Auckland branch.
Home to majestic geysers, action-packed activities to get your adrenaline pumping, and rich Māori culture, Rotorua is a must-see destination on any road trip through New Zealand. Experiencing an epic holiday...

24 Jun 2022

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10 Reasons To Take A New Zealand Campervan Trip With Friends In 2022

They say that happiness is only real when shared. Luckily, we agree. What better experience to share than to rent a van to travel and explore the top things to do in New Zealand. A New Zealand campervan holiday is not only an opportunity to explore the beauty that this mountainous country has to offer, but it’s also an opportunity to connect with friends and make lifelong memories.
Jam-packed with festivals, adrenaline-fuelled adventures and insta-worthy natural attractions, New Zealand is the perfect...

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