Rawene and Clendon House

A couple of months ago an email arrived from the social media manager of Landmarks Whenua Tohunga who had come across my blog on various motorhome sites and asked me if I would like to write about some of the lessor known places that Landmarks Whenua Tohunga look after in Northland. Thinking that this would also be… Read More Rawene and Clendon House

A Dethleffs Get Together

Although it’s a fast growing and relatively new brand Dethleffs still has a family feel about it with fellow campers often parking next too, or close to each other when at a campground often sharing stories or experiences with their vans. So when we arrived in Lumsden on our South Island tour and saw the… Read More A Dethleffs Get Together

7 Days in Pururi Bay

How boring you might think to keep going back to the same spot. The reason you own your campervan is so that you can go exploring and in most cases you would be right. But this time we wanted to have a holiday before the mad rush we didn’t want to be driving from place… Read More 7 Days in Pururi Bay

Swimming in Coca Cola!

When Sarah and I where at Pururi Bay talking with John and Gaylene about their favourite spots they insisted that we must visit Ramp Road on the Karikari Peninsula in the far north.  When we stayed at Willowbrook and caught up with Paul and Vana they had been there and also said that we should… Read More Swimming in Coca Cola!

The Far North

  We where enjoying it so much in Kerikeri that we decided to spend another day  and night starting with a ride into town to visit the New World for a few supplies. Starting on a downhill to the Stone Store and feeling fit we decided that we would ride up to the roundabout at… Read More The Far North

There and back again

After returning home from Pururi Bay to watch the Breakers win their 9th game in a row we had a very enjoyable meal with my mother and Sarah’s sister Kerry Anne, smoked fish pie no prizes for guessing where the fish game from. Some months ago I arranged with my friends Mike and Denis to… Read More There and back again

Tickets Please

As you might be able to tell from the photo the camper van has not moved and we are still in Pururi Bay it’s just so nice here it’s hard to leave. Anyway I thought I would mention Jonas Ng and Acacia Motorhomes and let Jonas know that we should have been charging admission for… Read More Tickets Please

Puriri Bay

Sarah and I have been coming to Pururi Bay for around 16 years now and for the last 6 or 7 years whilst I have been stuck at work it’s the only place we ever came too, guaranteed phone signal, good fishing and great camp managers made it just the place to visit. So after… Read More Puriri Bay

Freedom Camping in Paradise

It’s funny we have owned the old campervan for 15 years prior to purchasing the new one and we had never been freedom camping and here we are spending our 4th day unrestricted in only 8 days of owning the van. The camp site at Whananaki South is not in the travel directory and it’s… Read More Freedom Camping in Paradise