Day 4 Queenstown to Christchurch
There was a massive shortage of accommodation in Dunedin on the Saturday night due to the Eng/Rom game, so we decided to stay another night in Queenstown and head over early in the morning on Sunday in order to make the 10am breakfast we had planned. It was a great drive despite our...Read post
Day 2 Franz Josef to Queenstown!
Well to be honest we were both a little nervous about our first breaky at Franz Josef. Would the weather be ok? How would the disposable cutlery hold up? Luckily on the day all went to plan and many came away happy (and amazed that the breakfasts were completely free!). The...Read post
Day 1 Christchurch to Franz Josef!
It was an amazing day to leave Christchurch and head over to the West Coast, ready for our first breakfast at the Franz Josef i-SITE (which also doubles as the DOC Visitor Centre). Staying at the awesome Franz Josef YHA, it was a welcome stop after a long days drive! Simon...Read post
Official Launch Road Trip Leaves Christchurch!
The official CamperMate road trip is leaving Christchurch this morning (Wednesday 21st of September) 11am bound for 2 and a half weeks of cooking a traditional kiwi breakfast for tourists all over New Zealand...free of charge! The '2 Eggs' tour is two typical kiwi guys (Adam and Simon) driving round in a custom...Read post
How to text (SMS) for info if you don't have a smart phone
For those that don't have a smart phone we have built an awesome text (SMS) system that you can use if you have a New Zealand number. By sending a text (SMS), you'll get a text message reply with the physical address of things like dump stations, petrol stations, public toilets,...Read post
Rugby World Cup Is Here!
After years of anticipation, the Rugby World Cup is finally here..And what an opening ceremony! From the 9th of September to the 23rd of October this marvelous festival celebrates all that is rugby and attracts teams and fans alike from all over the world. Chances are you've already encountered fans along...Read post
2 Eggs Road Trip
The 2 Eggs Take On New Zealand is now finished, it has been an amazing trip around New Zealand launching the CamperMate app by cooking free bacon and eggs for tourists (and locals!). Special thanks to YHA, Beehive Bacon, i-SITE and all those individuals of which there are too many to...Read post
Heaviest snow in 15 years
What a crazy last few days it has been in Christchurch, South Island! It has been likened to a snow globe given the shakes followed by the amazing dumping of snow that had some residents trapped for days. It times like these it was important to make the most of it,...Read post
Christchurch still rocking..Godley Heads walk closed.
While it is still safe to visit Christchurch, there are still many disruptions to travelling around the (still) beautiful city. The latest earthquakes which occurred on Monday measured 5.5 and 6.0. The magnitude 5.5 quake struck at 1pm, 10 kilometres east of Christchurch at Taylor's Mistake beach, at a depth of 11 kilometres. The second...Read post
The New Freedom Camping Legislation (and what it means)
For many years adventurous New Zealanders have been buying a vehicle to drive around this great country, exploring the many nooks and crannies with a sense of pioneering freedom. Camping was as simple as pull up and park up, with the unwritten rule that you respect the environment. This practice of...Read post