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The Rugby Lovers Tour of the North Island, New Zealand


Following the rugby in New Zealand is the perfect opportunity to see some of this incredible and diverse country's other offerings. From fine wine to breathtaking landscapes, we plan your itinerary that follows the 2017 rugby tour.

Tags: Lions Tour, Rugby, New Zealand, North Island, Winery Havenread morePosted by: The Maui Crew
Lions Tour, Rugby, New Zealand, North Island, Winery Haven

Customer story: Christchurch loop through Milford Sound


A family of explorers seek adventure in New Zealand's South Island. John, Erin and their two-year-old Cecilia enjoy some of the most scenic campervan travel New Zealand has to offer.

Tags: Customer Story, maui Ultima Plus, South Island, Queenstown, Christchurch, Milford Sound, Familyread morePosted by: @livingez
Customer Story, maui Ultima Plus, South Island, Queenstown, Christchurch, Milford Sound, Family

10 incredible photos of the South Island in New Zealand

There's a reason why Queenstown and the South Island are paradise for photographers. Here are 10 beautiful examples from photographer Aleksandar Jason of New Zealand's photogenic side.

Tags: Customer Story, maui Ultima, South Island, Queenstown, Christchurchread morePosted by: @aleksandarjason
Customer Story, maui Ultima, South Island, Queenstown, Christchurch

Customer story: Queenstown to Christchurch


Two football fans and skilled photographers find New Zealand's most scenic pitch and get the best view of Queenstown – from the air! Aleksandar Jason and his good friend share the highlights of their incredible week in the South Island below.

Tags: Customer Story, maui Ultima, South Island, Queenstown, Christchurchread morePosted by: @aleksandarjason
Customer Story, maui Ultima, South Island, Queenstown, Christchurch


Have you got your Summer sorted? Enter the competition now and be in to WIN a 7 Day camper trip in our brand new Summer Fleet!​

Tags: win; competition; summerread morePosted by: Maui motorhomes
win; competition; summer

Journey of a lifetime

Campervan Holiday with Hecktic Travels

​Pete and Dalene from Hecktic Travels spent seventeen incredible days exploring New Zealand's South Island in a maui motorhome.

We had a chat to this dynamic duo to find out where they went and what some of their highlights were ast they discovered an idyllic balance between roughing it and 'luxuriate-in-it'.

Tags: South Island, glacier, customer storyread morePosted by: Hecktic Travels
South Island, glacier, customer story

Customer story : Hildegunn and Sam Taipale

​Hilde and Sam shared their six berth maui River with a three of their closest friends from Christchurch to Auckland and had the time of their lives.

Their escapades took them along some of New Zealand's most scenic drives and with the help of their tourist radio they found some amazing places to spend the night. 

Their itinerary was the perfect marriage of adventures and relaxation....

Tags: customer story, beachread morePosted by: @hilvees and @eljackson
customer story, beach

top things to do in Auckland

​​Fondly dubbed the 'city of sails' for its breath-taking harbour, New Zealand's biggest city is brimming with gourmet experiences that are sure to delight you.

Tags: Auckland, North Island, things to do, travel photographyread morePosted by:
Auckland, North Island, things to do, travel photography

11 reasons to visit New Zealand

​Unique culture, picturesque scenery and incredibly delicious treats all await you in the beautiful New Zealand.

We've put together a gallery of our favourite photos to inspire your next visit to the real middle-earth which will have you immediately asking yourself "when are we going?"

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travel photography

Camp with a view

​Everyone needs a little disconnection once in awhile, and on at least every odd night during our almost three week road trip throughout New Zealand, we sought out a DOC campsite that would take us off the grid and into the wild.

Tags: South Island, read morePosted by: Hecktic Travels
South Island,

Lunch with a view

​Getting a little tired of our go-to camping meal of hot dogs, we wanted to spice it up with some quesadillas. Lacking all the ingredients, we turned off the main road towards Hamner Springs. What we never expected from that detour was the stunning views we would be greeted with. And after a quick stop at the store, we returned to the tiny bridge near town to enjoy our lunch at an overlook

Tags: South Island, Lews Pass, Recipes on the road, viewsread morePosted by: Hecktic Travels
South Island, Lews Pass, Recipes on the road, views

Road with a view

​​Lots of people shared lots of advice with us before our road trip. It was hard to pack it all into just shy of three weeks, but there was one stop that we were sure glad we made time for.

Tags: Views, South Island, Akaroaread morePosted by: Hecktic Travels
Views, South Island, Akaroa

Glamp with a view

​​Think that a camper van trip can't have a little glamour? We sure did. But then we added a stay at Carrick Winery to our journey and definitely took our road trip up a notch!

Tags: Glamour, Winery, Winery Haven, read morePosted by: Hecktic Travels
Glamour, Winery, Winery Haven,

Top Farmers’ Markets in New Zealand

​There's no doubt about it: New Zealand is the adventure capital of the world. However, the stunning landscapes, beautiful beaches, buzzing cities and a rich cultural history mean the South Island and the North Island are both places not to be rushed through.

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Farmers markets, Twin Coast

Perfect Picnic Spots in New Zealand

Whether you find yourself on the North Island or the South Island, New Zealand is known for its wild adventures on offer. Having said this, the abundance of lush green countryside, secluded beaches and dynamic mountain-scapes means there's no shortage of spots to take some time out to stop, relax and appreciate the breath-taking scenery.

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Picnic spots, food, scenic views

Safe driving in New Zealand 

​New Zealand has one of the most unique road networks in the world. Rather than four lane super-highways, New Zealand has lush green countryside on each side of the highway, sealed roads nested in the side of steep mountains and clear views of a pea-green ocean as you meander along the coast. Remember, you are on holiday so relax, enjoy the slower pace!

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Drive Safe, Safe driving NZ

Indulge in your travel dreams

​You don't have to be 21 and fresh out of college to be an eligible road-tripper! In fact a little bit of time and wisdom on your side might work in your favour: with a bit extra cash and worldly knowledge to your name, it's time to stop repressing those travel dreams and get on the road!

Tags: New Zealand golf,  New Zealand wines, New Zealand scenery  read morePosted by:
New Zealand golf,  New Zealand wines, New Zealand scenery 

Help us reduce bullying

​​This year the Foundation for Youth Development are taking a stand and raising money to help reduce bullying in our schools. 

Help out and TXT No to Donate $3 to support 'The bottom line is - Bullying is NOT ok'

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Jan and John take on the South Island

​Going by camper for the first time, Jan Mason and John Bradley spent seven dreamy days exploring the South Island in their maui campervan. Having the time of their life, they were excited to share their trip with us upon their return. They wanted to share their journey with us as, like so many others, they wondered why they hadn't taken the leap sooner and quickly saw there was nothing to fear about going by camper!

Tags: first time, south islandread morePosted by: Jan and John
first time, south island

North Island winery tour

​Imagine going to sleep under a sea of stars with a belly full of some of the best wine in the world and fare from an incredible picnic-hamper, with nothing but vines surrounding your camper to wake up to in the morning. Don't just imagine it, do it! Take a North Island wine tour in your maui campervan.

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winery, vineyard, north island, itinerary

South Island winery tour

Playing host to some of New Zealand's premier wineries, the South Island is the perfect place to embark on a wine tour with a maui campervan.

There are five award-winning wine regions in the South Island that will tempt and tingle your taste buds. Whether it is sampling a full-bodied pinot noir in Marlborough, or a crisp dry-white in Nelson, connoisseurs of a quality drop will not be disappointed at the range and flavours produced on in New Zealand's South Island.

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South island, winery, itinerary, vineyards

New Zealand Camping Spots

​New Zealanders have had a love affair with camping holidays for generations, and as a result you'll encounter a camping culture that is both welcoming and well organised. There are more than 800 vehicle-accessible campsites throughout the country, ranging from remote wilderness camping grounds to groomed inner-city holiday parks. Make the most of your Maui campervan hire by staying at different types of campsites on your travels.

Tags: Campsites, holiday parks, freedom campingread morePosted by: Sarah Bennett & Lee Slater
Campsites, holiday parks, freedom camping

New Zealand’s scenic splendours

​Somehow, your own photographs just never do them justice – those awe-inspiring, picture-postcard scenes, the ones you want to remember forever. Get ready to see plenty of them on your Maui campervan road trip, and look out for some of our favourites…

Tags: Scenery, nature, road tripread morePosted by: Sarah Bennett & Lee Slater
Scenery, nature, road trip

New Zealand’s legendary landscapes

New Zealand is a dream destination for campervan travellers, boasting landscapes so varied and dramatic that every day's journey will linger long in the memory. From its smouldering volcanic heart to its fresh, coastal fringes, the beauty of New Zealand's landscapes will leave you breathless.

Tags: New Zealand, landscapes, nature, diversityread morePosted by: Sarah Bennett & Lee Slater
New Zealand, landscapes, nature, diversity

Hints & tips for top trips

If you're not having fun, you're probably not doing it right – although with a Maui campervan it's pretty hard to go wrong. Make the most of your experience by planning properly, packing right, and following these tips for hassle-free camping.

Tags: holiday, vacation, tips, tricks, hints, camper, funread morePosted by: Sarah Bennett & Lee Slater
holiday, vacation, tips, tricks, hints, camper, fun

Romance on the Road

Looking for a romantic getaway? You’ve come to the right place, because campervanning gets you closer in more ways than one. An easy way to travel that’s low on stress, big on fun – and packed full of fresh air and sunshine – a campervan road trip will work wonders on your love life, and here’s how.

Tags: romance, food, wine, sparead morePosted by: Sarah Bennett & Lee Slater @BennettnSlater
romance, food, wine, spa

Campervan Food Experience - A moveable Feast

Eating and drinking is a wonderful way to explore a country, opening doors to new cuisines and cultural experiences, while providing the most basic of human needs –wine, cheese and chocolate, for example. A Maui campervan holiday is the perfect way to get taste of New Zealand.


Tags: food, cuisine, wineread morePosted by: Sarah Bennett & Lee Slater @BennettnSlater
food, cuisine, wine

The only way to go - Campervanning in NZ!

No other method of travel offers such freedom, with a campervan affording almost the same reach as a motorcar, with the convenience of your own ‘home’ on board. Outside of the busiest spots in peak season, no advance campsite bookings are required, which means you can travel at your own pace, to a flexible itinerary, safe in the knowledge that securing a bed for the night is as simple as parking up.

Tags: Maui, campervan holiday, new zealand, road trip, motorhomeread morePosted by: Sarah Bennett & Lee Slater @BennettnSlater
Maui, campervan holiday, new zealand, road trip, motorhome

Fairway to Heaven - golfing across New Zealand

With more courses per capita than anywhere else in the world, New Zealand is the perfect place for a golfing holiday. A Maui campervan is a great way to get around them, allowing you to take in amazing scenery along the way and park overnight in spectacular campsites. There’s plenty of room on board to stow your clubs. Here we bring you some of New Zealand’s classic hits, north to south.


Tags: golf courses, oreti sands, clearwater, cape kidnappersread morePosted by: Sarah Bennett & Lee Slater @BennettnSlater
golf courses, oreti sands, clearwater, cape kidnappers