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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.

21 Jan 2022

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22 Instagram-Worthy Stops On The Drive From Christchurch to Queenstown

Taking off around the South Island? Don't forget to bring along your camera! As one of New Zealand's most scenic routes, the trip between Christchurch and Queenstown demands plenty of stops along the way to take in the views. The drive takes around 6 hours (482km) if travelling direct. However, we reckon you could stretch it out to a few days, or even weeks, to really enjoy all the possibilities and freedom your campervan offers. Take a few detours, and get a real taste of what the South Island offers...

23 Dec 2021

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Top Tips for Travelling New Zealand on a Budget

As well as having a reputation for breathtaking scenery, fun activities and delicious food and wine, New Zealand has a bit of a reputation for being an expensive country to spend time in. Have you heard about that? If so, don't worry! While a trip around New Zealand can be costly, travelling across New Zealand doesn't have to break the bank.
Read on for our ten top tips for travelling around New Zealand on a budget. You might be surprised at how you can make your money stretch and still have a fantastic...

15 Dec 2021

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A Local's Guide To Raglan

The coastal town of Raglan is located on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. It’s a mere 2-hour drive from the city of Auckland and 30 minutes away from Hamilton. It’s a vibrant surf town with a whole lot of charm, well worth putting on your New Zealand travel itinerary. Raglan’s locals are truly living the dream in and around the water all day, every day. And although you can find a touch of luxury in Raglan, exploring this town doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are the best things...

6 Dec 2021

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Budget Friendly Campsites In New Zealand

Whether you're a kiwi looking to hit the road and explore more of New Zealand, or planning a quintessential road trip from overseas, you will be spoilt for choice with impressive motorhome campsites here in New Zealand.
Campsites in New Zealand are renowned for their spaciousness, well-equipped facilities, and beautiful landscapes. Across New Zealand, you are bound to find a campsite suited to your travel needs as well as your budget!Why New Zealand campgrounds are so good
Campervan campgrounds have...

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...

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