The Garden Festival Starts

Leaving the NZMCA Park in Bell Block, Dave,  our safari leader had arranged for us to stay in the grounds of the TSB Stadium. Whilst this is not a place that you can usually stay Dave has a good working relationship with the local council and as we are all self contained they were OK… Read More The Garden Festival Starts

Freedom Camping At The Three Sisters

Packing up from the Mangakawa Scenic Reserve, Sarah was pleased to be moving on. Even though it was a very pretty place it wasn’t the best night. You can read what happened on this blog.  With the next stop to be the freedom camping area at Tongaporutu Bridge but first there were some stops to… Read More Freedom Camping At The Three Sisters

A Step Into The Unknown

Leaving Port Jackson early on the Tuesday morning we wanted to get up and over the hill before any other traffic hit the road. This brilliant bit of thinking on our part had one major drawback, as the van was covered in morning dew and it’s a gravel road it wasn’t long before the motorhome… Read More A Step Into The Unknown

Camping at Port Jackson

One of the things with social media is that you are constantly being reminded of what happened 1,2 3 or X number of year ago and so it was the other day when we were staying at Rays Rest and Facebook reminded us that it was 3 years since we had visited Port Jackson. Since… Read More Camping at Port Jackson

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

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

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

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 – 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

Camping – West Auckland – Tui Glen

It’s funny how things can be so close to home and you never get to visit a certain place, so it is with Tui Glen (#1038) the NZMCA Camp in West Auckland. I first became aware of the camp in the 1980’s when I lived and worked just a few kms away and it was… Read More Camping – West Auckland – Tui Glen