For generations of New Zealanders,or “Kiwis”, setting off in the familycampervan (motorhome or RV) to exploretheir magical country at their own pace isthe kind of relaxed, free-spirited holidaythey take for granted. If you’re readingthis book, congratulations on making thedecision to follow in their footsteps!Consisting of two main islands andseveral other small ones, New Zealand (orAotearoa in Maori – meaning “Land of theLong White Cloud”) is a perfect destinationfor a campervanning holiday. It’s friendly,uncrowded, compact, and is like nowhereelse you’ll go, in that the landscapeschange from one spectacular vista toanother every 20 minutes or so.New Zealand is notable for its stunningscenery (including recognisable locationsfrom the Lord of the Rings trilogy); itsunique ﬂora and fauna (even if its nationalemblem, the kiwi, is a rather odd-looking ﬂightless bird); its geographicalremoteness (even Australia is nearly2000kms away); its innovative people (itwas the ﬁrst country to give women thevote and Kiwi Sir Edmund Hilary was theﬁrst man to climb to the top of Mt Everest);its delectable food and wine (MarlboroughSauvignon Blanc and Bluff oystersanyone...?) and its love of adrenaline-pumping extreme sports (bungy-jumpingwas invented there!).In New Zealand you can absorb thefascinating Maori culture, experiencesophisticated cosmopolitan society with alaid-back twist, and travel to remote spotsit’s possible no other human has ever evenset foot on.
CAMPERVANNING IS AN IDEAL WAYTO EXPERIENCE THIS LITTLE SLICEOF HEAVEN – YOU CAN TRAVELAT YOUR OWN PACE AND STOPWHEREVER YOU LIKE, FOR AS LONGAS YOU LIKE!
There’s a vast number of campsites andholiday parks dotted all over the countryto accommodate you and campervans tosuit any budget – and best of all, there’san extremely favourable exchange rate totake your money a lot further.Read on to get the BEST advice, tips, tricksand secrets on where to go, what to do,how to plan and mistakes to avoid, to trulyget the most out of your New Zealandcampervanning holiday.