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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.

15 Jan 2020

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West Coast Campervan Surf Trip

For quite a few years now my mates and I have been talking about doing a surf road trip in a campervan down the West Coast of New Zealand and this year we finally got around to doing it. We started the trip in Auckland and made our way down to New Plymouth over a week and it was awesome! If I had my way, this would become an annual trip – I reckon Australia might be on the cards next.
Our first stop was Piha Beach, about a 45-minute drive out of Auckland. After picking up the campervans and loading...

10 Jan 2020

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West Coast Surf Itinerary

The North Island's west coast boasts plenty of good surf spots, including Piha and Muriwai near Auckland – the starting point for this 1200km or so Mighty Campervan road trip, for which you should allow 7–10 days. By the time you've hit Raglan and Taranaki, you will have caught many of the country's best surf breaks.
Surf Raglan
Just two hours' drive from Auckland, Raglan is a sweet little town with a beachside holiday park and a generous sprinkle of 'endless summer' vibe. Seasoned surfers should...

10 Jan 2020

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Surfing Beaches in New Zealand

Sure enough, if you’re planning on doing some travelling around Australia and New Zealand, you’re likely to choose NZ for the stunning scenery, the wild activities and maybe a spot of hobbit-spotting, and then Australia is your go-to for surfing. Right? Wrong! Whilst our Aussie mates obviously have world-famous surfing beaches, don’t rule us out for some of the best surf spots in the Southern Hemisphere.
Whilst you’re on a Mighty road trip experiencing Black Water Rafting in Waitomo, bungy jumping...

10 Nov 2019

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Splash into a Mighty summer!

There's nowhere better than New Zealand in summer. Everyone is outside making the most of the long, warm summer days. Whether it's relaxing on the beach, going for a hike or escaping the summer heat with an ice-cream under a big shady tree, the summer-time has a special place in everyone's heart.
Here are our top tips for summer travel.
1. Stock up on supplies
With a vibrant shopping centre, Christchurch is the perfect place to swap your sneakers for sandals, your jeans for shorts and grab a bathing...

10 Nov 2019

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8 Free Experiences That Will Be The Highlight Of Your Trip

A fun fact about New Zealand and Australia is the Milky Way isn’t as b in the southern hemisphere during the warmer months. So bundle up, grab somebody to keep you warm, and lay back to enjoy some of the clearest skies in the world.
You've worked hard and saved up a whole load of cash for your dream trip. Lucky, as travelling ain't cheap! There is a whole list of amazing experiences you can pay to enjoy whilst in New Zealand, so to help you balance the books...

10 Aug 2019

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Safe driving in New Zealand

New Zealand has one of the most unique road networks in the world. Rather than four lane super-highways, New Zealand has lush green countryside on each side of the highway, sealed roads nested in the side of steep mountains and clear views of a pea-green ocean as you meander along the coast. Remember, you are on holiday so relax, enjoy the slower pace.
Here's a few tips for driving safely in New Zealand.
Take a break. If you've just gotten off a long-haul flight, picking up your camper that day is...

18 Jun 2019

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The Ultimate Queenstown Winter Festival Guide

It’s that time of year again when the wild and wacky emerge from the woodwork in their birdman costumes and snowboards and make their way to the adventure capital of the world for New Zealand’s most anticipated festival – the Queenstown Winter Festival.
Nominated as one of the World’s top 10 ‘must see’ festivals by Yahoo!7 Travel, the outrageous 10-day event hosted in July, and if you are planning to get amongst the action, Mighty Campers can get you there with one of their campervans.What to do...

11 Jun 2019

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Christchurch To Queenstown Ski Trip

Running nearly the whole length of the South Island, the Southern Alps are never more stunning when liberally dusted with a coating of snow. Keep their peaks in your sights on this road trip from Christchurch to Queenstown, which dishes up bucket-loads of amazing scenery as well as opportunities to ski New Zealand. 1. Get snuggly socks
An energetic city that’s big on outdoor activities, Christchurch is the perfect introduction to the alpine adventures that lie temptingly close across the Canterbury...

10 Jun 2019

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Chasing the Milky Way

"We all travel the Milky Way together, trees and men." — John Muir
Did you know New Zealand is home to the largest dark sky reserve in the world? Nope? Well let us tell you about it! 4,300 square kilometres of the South Island is recognised as an International Dark Sky Reserve. The reserve covers most of the Aoraki/Mount Cook Mackenzie region and has been recognised as one of the best sites on earth for stargazing. Explains all those photos you see of the night sky in the south island, right?

6 Jun 2019

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Ski Trip to Wanaka - Cardrona and Treble Cone

Ask any Kiwi to choose between stomping the ski fields at Queenstown or at Wanaka and they will pick the latter every time. Why? Because the resort town, nestled on the shores of Lake Wanaka, offers some of the South Island’s best skiing without the crowds and the glitzy commercial price tag.
Indeed, as the only town in the Southern Hemisphere to receive a mention in National Geographic’s World’s 25 Best Ski Towns, Wanaka is one of New Zealand’s premier destinations to shred some powder. With five...

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