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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.

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...

10 Mar 2020

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Top 10 Must Try Kiwi Flavours

When visiting New Zealand, there are some foods you must try as part of your experience. Each food listed below is uniquely Kiwi (Don’t let any Aussies tell you differently!). Be warned – the pineapple lumps are addictive.
1. Pineapple Lumps are a flavoured chocolate covered confectionery with a soft, chewy pineapple-flavoured middle that are unique to New Zealand.
2. Hokey Pokey is a flavour of ice cream in Australia and New Zealand and consisting of plain vanilla ice cream with small, solid lumps...

10 Mar 2020

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5 Free Must Do Short Walks

You've probably chosen to travel by campervan for a number of reasons - freedom, unique experiences and cost. So with this in mind, we've put together a list of 5 of the best walks in New Zealand that will take you away from the crowds and give you a taste of pristine nature. Dotted all over New Zealand, there's an experience below to suit everyone's needs. Best of all, being free, they will keep your daily travelling budget down!North IslandTongariro Crossing
The track traverses between two volcanoes...

18 Feb 2020

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13 Most Instagrammable Places in New Zealand

Everyone who has the chance to travel through New Zealand knows that it’s an amazingly stunning country with breathtaking views, marvellous sceneries, and incredible flora and fauna. It’s a haven for outdoor fans and nature lovers. Therefore, you surely want to share your amazing pictures from your New Zealand travels with your friends and family via social media and make them green with envy that they’re missing out on your epic trip.
Here’s our list of the 13 most instagrammable places in New Zealand...

10 Feb 2020

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Explore the Tutukaka Coast

If you are thinking of hiring a campervan from Auckland and travelling up to the beautiful winterless North, make sure you visit the Tutukaka Coast. Located east of Whangarei, the Tutukaka Coast is a must-see part of the North Island, with its amazingly beautiful beaches, stunning sunsets, and a getaway to the world-renowned Poor Knights Islands marine reserve.
An icon on Northland’s horizon and 23 km off the northeast coast of New Zealand, the Poor Knights Islands are washed by a warm current that...

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...