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.

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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Mouthwatering campervan meal ideas

Ready to travel around New Zealand to experience the beauty this island nation has to offer? What better way than by hiring a campervan. If you are searching for some easy meals when camping in a campervan, you’re in luck. We have put together a list of our favourite mouthwatering camping recipes that are perfect for a road trip.
These recipes are lick-your-plate-clean yummy, cheap, and easy enough you could almost make them with your eyes closed (though not recommended!).But first, what are the...

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...

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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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 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 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...