Camping in Wenderholm

It seems like a lifetime ago that we last managed to get away in the motorhome when in reality, it’s only been a couple of months. We decided that we would leave the campgrounds to the holidaymakers during the height of summer. Then I was called in early January for what I thought would be… Read More Camping in Wenderholm

2018 In Photos Part 2

As I said in part one of this blog photos are a window into the past and a chance to look back on what you have done, where you have been and who you have met. With the south island covered in the part one it’s time to try and squeeze the north island into… Read More 2018 In Photos Part 2

2018 In Photos Part One

Photos are your window into the past, looking back at them can evoke memories or trigger feelings that perhaps you might have forgotten about and so it is with me and my blog. I knew that I wanted write to about what had happened during the year but didn’t quite know how to express this… Read More 2018 In Photos Part One

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

Sadly 5 Mile Bay closed to freedom camping during the Covid 19 lockdown and will not reopen. If you are looking for somewhere to stay we highly recommend that you check out Whakaipo Bay a DOC camping area on the other side of Taupo. The access road is a little rough and may not suit… 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-Bikes?” so… 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 were… Read More Murchison to Motueka