Taupo -Ride on in here

Heading away on these shorter trips over winter/early spring we always try and look at the long range forecast to see what the weather is going to do. This time it was showing a fairly large low appearing to be parked over Northland that helped us make the decision to head south on this trip.… Read More Taupo -Ride on in here

Surviving the Motorhome Show Part 2

In a couple of weeks the annual NZMCA motorhome show will roll around in Hamilton giving thousands of people including us the chance to spend up to 3 days wandering around looking at the latest offerings from a number of different companies. This brings with it the prospect of sore feet after many hours trudging… Read More Surviving the Motorhome Show Part 2

The Beauty of Bland Bay

Just a few kms back down the road from Elliot Bay is the turn off to Bland Bay and our usual go to destination Puriri Bay the DOC camp at the end of the road. This time however without a DOC pass the thought of paying $15 per person per night to park on a… Read More The Beauty of Bland Bay

Elliot Bay – Hidden Away In Northland

  We left Brian and his boat in Whangarei heading towards our favourite destination the Whangaruru Harbour. For once we drove past the turn off carrying on with thoughts of checking out and staying at Elliot Bay a privately owned beach/camping area much closer to Russell than Whangarei on the Rawhiti/Russell Road. The signage is… Read More Elliot Bay – Hidden Away In Northland

Returning to Ray’s Rest

From Kaiaua where fish and chips had replenished our energy it was a short drive down the road to Ray’s Rest. Years ago we used to drive past here looking at all the motorhomes and wonder what was the attraction of the place and why would you stay where so many others are already staying.… Read More Returning to Ray’s Rest

Camping Auckland – Tapapakanga

A lot of you will have looked at that title and thought where?🤔 Actually it’s one of the most visited of the Auckland regional parks on the south end of the city, sitting just down the coast from Orere Point and about 60 minutes drive from Auckland central. It’s a place we have visited a… Read More Camping Auckland – Tapapakanga

Wonderful Waikato – Little Waipa

Or perhaps I should have called this blog Mr Blobby’s last stand. For those who haven’t read any of the previous blogs Mr Blobby is our 21 year old cat who has only recently started his travels having been a house cat for the proceeding 20 years. Sadly as this year has progressed he is… Read More Wonderful Waikato – Little Waipa

Mangawhai – Squashed like Sardines

Leaving Waipu we decided to take the coast road and avoid SH1 this would also give us the chance to explore a part of NZ that we haven’t had the pleasure of seeing for many a long year. It’s hard to know where Waipu stops and Waipu Beach starts as there isn’t really any break… Read More Mangawhai – Squashed like Sardines

On The Other Side Of The Water

Each time we have parked at Manganese Point we have looked to the other side of the harbour and asked that age old question “what is over there?” so we thought we would find out. Due to meet our friends at the Waipu Golf Club a little later that day we decided to explore the… Read More On The Other Side Of The Water

Manganese Point – Park with a View

I was thinking 🤔 about the number of times that I must have driven North to Whangarei in my lifetime and realised that it would be quite a large number. Never however, when visiting or when I lived there in the early 1980’s, have I driven any other way than over the Brynderwyn hills. This… Read More Manganese Point – Park with a View