Camping at Ruakaka Beach

With the tour of the Heritage NZ sites completed we wanted to catch up with Aileen and Stewart who we had met in the South Island and who we knew were staying at the Ruakaka Beach Holiday Park whilst Aileen was completing a work assignment nearby. Despite having lived in Whangarei in the 1980’s and… Read More Camping at Ruakaka Beach

Last Stop On The Tour

Our final stop on our tour of historic sites around Northland was the Ruapekapeka Pa site 6 kms off the State Highway 10 just south of Kawakawa and another one of those turn off’s to a historic site that I have driven past numerous times without thought of stopping. This visit is to the fifth… Read More Last Stop On The Tour

Swapping your Home for a Motorhome

Although we don’t live on the road in our motorhome we have over the last year spent probably over half the year on the road in ours and during that time we have met a large number of people who do live full time on the road. Some of these people have sold their house… Read More Swapping your Home for a Motorhome

Te Waimate to Whangaruru

I wonder how many times I have driven to Kerikeri and beyond along State Highway 10 or north to Kaitaia on State Highway 1 and driven past the signs that point to the Waimate Mission just a few kms up the road. Thinking to myself that one day I must go there but in reality… Read More Te Waimate to Whangaruru

Looking back on the motorhome show

It’s now been a few days since we attended the NZMCA Motorhome show in Hamilton and I have had time to take stock of what we saw both from the exhibitors and the attendees. So I thought it was time to write a few words about the show, the people, the motorhomes and the coffee.… Read More Looking back on the motorhome show

Is your motorhome ready for summer?

Daylight saving (yes there is no S on the end) begins this weekend and for a lot of people that’s time to think about the warmer weather starting, brushing the cobwebs off the BBQ and maybe even thinking about heading away in the motorhome. If however, like a lot of people you have left your… Read More Is your motorhome ready for summer?

Meeting The Motorhome Bloggers

We headed from Taupo to the Motorhome show at Mystery Creek on Thursday afternoon arriving to find hundreds of motorhomes and caravans had arrived in the short period of time that the gates had been open. I remember last year being stunned at the numbers but this time with us in a different area it… Read More Meeting The Motorhome Bloggers

Camping In Taupo At 5 Mile Bay

Leaving behind Adrian and Sally at the Evers Swindell Reserve in Hastings we made our way into Napier for a stop at the dump station located in the Foreshore Reserve. It’s also a designated freedom camping area right on the beach. It would however be useless to us as you have to be able to… Read More Camping In Taupo At 5 Mile Bay

Freedom camping in Hastings

Sometimes a big drive is just something that you have to do. So it was for us on Sunday when we both woke early for what I thought was going to be the beginning of a trip to the Coromandel when Sarah suggested that we head to Hastings and catch up with Adrian and Sally… Read More Freedom camping in Hastings

How to survive the motorhome show

Last year when I retired we decided that we would upgrade the 1995 Mitsubishi Canter that we had owned since 2001 with something that was a bit more modern,  a bit more spacious, has a decent kitchen and big garage but most importantly one that would have a fixed bed in the rear. So we… Read More How to survive the motorhome show