5 Places to Take a Campervan in New Zealand

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New Zealand is one of those countries with such amazing landscapes and natural surroundings that you won’t even want to step foot into a city. Granted, the cities in NZ have plenty to offer but for the most part, you’ll want to experience the rugged outdoors. A wilderness campervan is a great way to experience this gorgeous country. You can stop as often as you like, and explore areas that might not be very inhabited or have accommodations available.

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The Coromandel

Start in the north of the country in this rustic, unspoiled area of beaches and rainforest. Enjoy the unique art done by craftsmen in the local town or simply soak up nature- swimming, kayaking, sky diving and more await you in this amazing area. There are miles of beautiful beach to walk and lagoons to explore- don’t miss the secret lagoon on Donut Island.

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Lake Taupo

Drive your campervan in New Zealand south from the Coromandel down to Lake Taupo, a lake the size of Singapore! There are also great beaches here, and plenty of campsites to park your campervan and enjoy a few days of outdoor fun. Just north of Lake Taupo is also home to Huka Falls, the most visited attraction in New Zealand.

Manawatu

Continuing south in your campervan, you’ll experience the real heartland of New Zealand. A campervan is perfect for this kind of trip because you can stop anywhere and everywhere that strikes your fancy! Experience country life by visiting a stock auction where farmers put up their animals for sale, or take part in one of the many outdoor activities in the area.

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The West Coast

Heading down to the South Island, your campervan is the perfect vehicle to take you through the West Coast of the country. This region is a wild place filled with rivers and rainforests, so you really need your own transport. There’s plenty to see: the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers, pancake rocks and blowholes at Punakaiki are among the most interesting natural sights to see here.

Fiordland

Some of the most dramatic and stunning landscapes are found in the Fiordland region at the south end of the South Island. It was carved by glaciers so hundreds of waterfalls cascade into the deep black fiords from which the region was named. It’s the perfect place to park your campervan and head out hiking- check out the Milford Track, New Zealand’s most famous walk.

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