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Campervan trip to Rotorua

Rotorua GeoThermal Activity 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...

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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 camping...

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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 the...

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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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A Kayaking Trip On Lake Brunner, Canterbury

Lake Brunner is a beautiful lake around three hours drive from Christchurch or 45 minutes from Greymouth and covers an area of 40 km² with beautiful clear water that's ideal for swimming. It's a weekend destination for not only many Cantabrians but also for visiting tourists, as there's also an awesome free campsite...

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A Weekend Trip To Rakaia and Peel Forest

What I find awesome about travelling around New Zealand in a campervan is that you don't have to travel far to find an awesome place to camp. There's also a range to suit any budget, from freedom camping sites to fully catered, and everything in between. One of those in between...

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