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

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

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!

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+

Camping – Shakespear Regional Park

It was one of those will we or won’t we Monday morning’s when the weather really didn’t know quite what it wanted to do. In the end I decided I will and Sarah decided she wouldn’t, she wanted to continue working on the new seat covers for our motorhome. So it was left to me… Read More Camping – Shakespear Regional Park

Camping – Wenderholm Regional Park

On what was another stunning Auckland winters day we decided it was time to explore all that the regional park in Wenderholm and it’s surrounds had to offer. First though was a quick pit stop in Albany to look at some upholstery fabric as we are thinking of personalising the lounge seats in the motorhome.… Read More Camping – Wenderholm Regional Park

Camping – NZMCA – Ardmore

At the time of writing there are 41 NZMCA camps dotted around New Zealand with Sarah and I having stayed at 26 of these. I hope to one day be able to say that we have stayed at them all but when you live in the city where two are located it’s hard to know… Read More Camping – NZMCA – Ardmore

Camping – Cornwallis – Auckland

It was one of those winter days in Auckland that reminds you that sometimes it’s not such a bad place to live. Clear blue skies combined with a warmer day than we had been having making the chance to get out and about an exciting prospect. A few weeks ago I damaged the rotator cuff… Read More Camping – Cornwallis – Auckland