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

Rangihoua Heritage Park

We were back at what is now the NZMCA Park we have visited the most, in Kerikeri for a catch up with fellow Dethleffs motorhome owner John who we had met firstly at the NZMCA Park in Plimmerton then later in Blenheim (twice) and then later at a meeting of fellow Dethleffs van owners back… Read More Rangihoua Heritage Park

A Guide To Buying Your First E Bike

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about buying your first motorhome. Later when I was talking with some friends we started talking about E Bikes and the benefits of having one with you when you travel in your motorhome. From there the discussion turned to “why don’t you write a blog about E… Read More A Guide To Buying Your First E Bike

Mangungu Mission and Horeke

Imagine standing on the front porch of your house looking out over the harbour to see 400 waka beached along the shore and 4000 Maori standing in your front garden. This would have been the case had you been at the Mangungu Mission on February 12th 1840 for the largest single signing of the Treaty… Read More Mangungu Mission and Horeke

Camping at the Wairere Boulders

If you ask most people in New Zealand about the Wairere boulders they will look at you with a confused face and tell you about the Moeraki Boulders north of Dunedin. Sarah and I visited these earlier this year and wrote about that visit in this blog. This time however we are in the Hokianga… Read More Camping at the Wairere Boulders