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Freedom Camping in Greymouth

Greymouth is a beautiful coastal town on the West Coast of the South Island. It's around a 3.5 hour drive from Christchurch via Arthurs Pass. Greymouth is in the Grey District, so they govern the rules around freedom camping.Not only is Greymouth popular with people travelling in their campervan, but it's...

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Exploring The Heaphy Track By Bike

Fresh off the Department of Conservation extending the season for mountain biking the Heaphy Track plans were being laid for a long weekend trip, biking one of NZ's most popular walking tracks in the Kahurangi National Park, north west of the South Island. The trip is 82km and optional to start...

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Campervan trip to Rotorua

Rotorua, in the Bay of Plenty region on the North Island, offers visitors beautiful botanicalgardens to explore and historical architecture to admire. It also offers a very strong andinstantly noticeable smell of rotten eggs. This is due to the volcanic activity undergroundcausing bubbling springs, boiling geysers and the sulphuric smell –...

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Five Reasons New Zealand Should be Your Next Destination

New Zealand boasts some of the planet’s most awe-inspiring landscapes. The Lord of the Rings trilogy exposed this scenery to the world causing travelers to go see for themselves. We did this. Our first destination on our round-the-world trip was New Zealand (NZ). We campervanned for five months exploring every nook...

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A Weekend In South Canterbury

What I love about driving a campervan in New Zealand, is the feeling of absolute freedom. Case in point..I arrived at the RV Super Centre in Christchurch to pick up my Maui campervan on Saturday at 2:30pm with absolutely no plans..Like specifically, no plans. The lovely assistant asked where I was...

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48 hours in Queenstown

It's called the adventure capital of the world for a reason. In Queenstown you can take your pick of skydiving, canyon swinging, jetboating, white water rafting, horse trekking, and, of course, bungy jumping. Come winter time the slopes are full of skiers and backpackers flood in to spend their winter working...

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What's the current status of freedom camping in Christchurch?

21/4/2016 It's important that we have a date in place here, because things have been changing fast in Christchurch around freedom camping. What's published today, may not be the case when you're reading this (the free CamperMate app will have the up to date information). Back in December, a new freedom...

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The West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail-Greymouth to Hokitika

I love the West Coast of the South Island. The fact you can be immersed in some of the densest bush New Zealand has to offer, all within a few hours drive from Christchurch really appeals to me. Now imagine someone cuts a path through that dense bush and you've got yourself...

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A weekend in Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs is just short of a two hour drive from Christchurch and is popular among both tourists and Cantabrians keen for a romantic getaway. It's like a miniature Queenstown, with access to a couple of ski fields, a few mountain biking trails and that festive spirit in the air, all...

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We've just launched our driver safety quiz app

Here at CamperMate, we've got an ongoing commitment toward helping educate tourist drivers coming to New Zealand. We thought we would follow up the launch of our driver safety video with our free driver safety quiz app which utilises the same video content but in a new way. The users can select which...

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