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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.

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...

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...

12 Jul 2020

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Five Epic North Island Adventures

With quieter roads and less people about, winter is one of the best times of the year to go on an epic North Island adventure. Better yet, call in and try out one (or some) of these top five things to do on your way to Ohakune. They are bound to get your blood pumping and ready for an epic adventure.
All of these activities are only a few hours out of Auckland so why not enjoy a winter getaway this year? Grab a friend (or two), book a camper and get exploring! The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co...

10 May 2020

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Stunning Photos of New Zealand

One of the most breathtaking countries in the world, the intrepid traveller will find the north and south islands of New Zealand offer unparalleled natural beauty, high adventure, and exceptional quality food and wine. (If you don't believe us check out some of the photos below.)
With stunning, rugged mountains and excellent ski fields, ancient forests, huge waterfalls, glaciers, magical pristine beaches and an abundance of unique wildlife New Zealand has an unmatchable magic.
Approximately 2000km...

4 May 2020

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Bluff Oyster & Food Festival

Bluff is often considered New Zealand’s oldest permanently settled European town, although hotly contested with Kerikeri in Northland. The port town was established due to the lucrative flax trade in 1823/24. The area itself was not formerly settled by Maori. Bluff is generally referred to as New Zealand’s southernmost town. The Stirling Point Signpost attracts travellers from all over the globe for photos of the sign that shows the distance from Bluff to a variety of major centres and the South...

10 Apr 2020

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6 Must visit places in New Zealand this Autumn

Thinking of travelling to New Zealand soon? Surely the long days of summer would be the obvious choice, and for many travellers it is – but our favourite season by a long shot is autumn. Why you ask? Well, not only are there fewer people travelling, which means shorter queues and lower prices for everything (including campervans). Oh, and did we mention that New Zealand turns into a colour extravaganza – quite possibly the Instagrammers dream.
Here are our top 6 places to visit on your next trip...

17 Mar 2020

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Autumn Travel Destinations

Autumn in New Zealand - the temperatures drop a little and the days get shorter, but the sunshine hours still stay from summer. So this makes it the ideal time to explore New Zealand’s outdoors during the ‘endless summer’ months March to May.
It’s not only one of the most stunning times as New Zealand’s native flora is evergreen but also one of the quietest and cheapest times as most tourists have gone by now. The lower temperatures and comfortable weather conditions make hikes and active explorations...

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