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

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

Getting things done!

Having to spend some time at home whilst we get my mother settled into her assisted living apartment has meant that there is time to get a few things sorted on the motorhome. Firstly when we drove back to Auckland from Gisborne through the Waiweka Gorge and picked up one of those dreaded stone chips… Read More Getting things done!

A guide to buying your first motorhome

Because we had to come home unexpectedly from the trip to the East Cape I thought I would put this article together. It’s been banging round in my head for a while and with summer approaching rapidly now seemed like a good time to write this. Sounds simple like any fool could do this, but… Read More A guide to buying your first motorhome

Gisborne And Viewing Number One

Leaving the NZMCA Park in Te Araroa Sarah and I were undecided which way to head with the weather forecast still not good we thought maybe we would just head home. So after a quick visit to the local dump station which involved crossing a ford (read flooded road) we headed back towards Opotiki. But… Read More Gisborne And Viewing Number One

A Very Wet Park Opening @ Te Araroa

Leaving the wonderful camping area of Maraenui vowing to return sooner rather than later we headed off in our convoy of three towards Te Araroa and the reason for our trip the opening of the new NZMCA Park there. With Dave and Nita leading the way us in the middle and Den and Bren bringing… Read More A Very Wet Park Opening @ Te Araroa

Heading East Via Opotiki

Leaving ANZAC bay was going to be hard after two wonderful days exploring the area and it was only late on the last day that we heard about the caves located at the bottom of the cliffs below the Pa. With this in mind we decided that we would explore these before we left the… Read More Heading East Via Opotiki

On the road again

After a couple of months hibernating during winter cabin fever was beginning to take hold and it was time to hit the road again. We had been in contact with Dave and Nita who we had met on our South Island trip and they suggested a meet up at the opening of the new NZMCA… Read More On the road again

The rise of Euro Motorhomes at $250,000+

The explosion of people buying motorhomes and joining the NZMCA has brought with it a parallel rise in the number of makes and models of motorhomes being offered for sale. There are brands for sale in New Zealand now that where completely unheard of just a few years ago. Plus there are still new brands… Read More The rise of Euro Motorhomes at $250,000+