With New Zealand split into the North and South Island, this country has so much to offer with the surreal beauty of a movie set. Not many destinations boast such natural wonders packed into such a small area. With snow-capped peaks, coastal glaciers, rainforests, fjords and sparkling coves driving a motorhome round New Zealand will be a breath-taking experience.
Lake Taupo and Tongariro National Park
New Zealand’s largest lake situated in the centre of the North Island this National park has spectacular volcanic features and is a dual world heritage site. A land of dramatic beauty with turquoise lakes, alpine meadows and hot springs with three campsites in the vicinity this visit is a must.
is one of the most active geothermal regions in the world, this is a land where earth speaks. Volcanic craters, steaming thermal springs and boiling mud baths this is an outside paradise. There is so much to do for all kinds of travellers from soaking in the mineral baths or famous champagne pool to sky diving and mountain biking.
Napier, Hawkes Bay
Located in the North Island, Napier is famous for its art deco architecture and gourmet food. It is renowned for being a wine producing area with many wineries and vineyards tours or spend half a day on the shore excursion Hawkes Bay. There is a marine parade promenade and popular farmers markets.
The North Islands largest city boosting two harbours with sandy beaches, rain forest hiking and picturesque views, you can see why so many people visit this spectacular city. Visit the Auckland Sky Tower, Waitemata Harbour, Albert Park or Waiheke Island. Auckland is a great pick up point for your motorhome to experience all that the North Island has to offer.
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
This rugged land of ice and rock with 19 peaks over 3000 metres including New Zealand’s highest mountain Aoraki/Mount Cook. Explore the Tasman Valley on foot or kayak on glacier lakes to fondle icebergs, you will be taken away by this spectacular scenery.
Abel Tasman National Park
One of the greatest walks in New Zealand along the sparkling Tasman Bay, from Marahau to Separation Point the 51km hike is in one of the sunniest regions of the South Island. Visitors can snorkel, see fur seals and dolphins and enjoy panoramic views of the rugged coastline. There a campsite around the area for your motorhomes.
The largest city in the South Island, many visitors will start their motorhome rental in this city. With the area known for Botanical Gardens, Avon River, TranzAlpine Train, Hagley Park, Christchurch tram you will be spoilt for choice. With routes to include travelling down to Dunedin or over to Greymouth you are in control.
An adventure town awaits you in Queenstown. Discover the Queenstown Skyline Gondola by taking this up to Bob’s peak for panoramic views of the Southern Alps. If you like hiking or cycling experience the trail in Queenstown and explore New Zealand’s largest wine cave. 45 minutes from Queenstown is beautiful Glenorchy, this is home to filming locations from The Lord of The Rings.