Camping @ Cape Egmont Lighthouse

After a quiet night camped surrounded by bush at the Pukeiti Gardens followed by the group morning tea I mentioned in the previous blog it was time to set off for an explore of these world famous gardens. Sarah and I planned to walk some of the back trails so for the first time in… Read More Camping @ Cape Egmont Lighthouse

Camping at NZMCA Park Bell Block

Wanting to get out of Mikes Brewery before the hoardes descended on Saturday morning Sarah and I set off on the next part of the Safari. The plan was to meet at the Kawaroa Park on the waterfront in New Plymouth where Dave had received special permission from the local council for the group to… Read More Camping at NZMCA Park Bell Block

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

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

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

Murchison to Motueka

With our walk up part of the Heaphy Track completed. We decided that we would visit the famous arches at Oparara the following morning. Waking up to the sounds of helicopters buzzing the camp I set out to investigate to discover a deer that had been shot hanging below one of the choppers which was… Read More Murchison to Motueka

Dethleffs Dancing and Dinner

Sarah and I have never really been the joining sort but when I retired I was determined to become more involved in things and participate more, so when Jonas and the team from Acacia Motorhomes extended the invitation to attend the annual Dethleffs owners gathering I accepted. Although it was labour weekend, and who want’s… Read More Dethleffs Dancing and Dinner