Planning ahead is an exciting part of your holiday and ensures you make the most of the time you have in New Zealand. We hope the links below help make your preparation even more enjoyable.
All about New Zealand
For a complete picture of New Zealand look at Tourism New Zealand’s official website for the consumer.
Whether you're seeking to experience Maori culture, geothermal earth forces, spa rejuvenation, thrills and adventure or any other natural assets such as 16 lakes, some of the world's best mountain biking trails, fantastic trout fishing and myriad forest walking trackes – Rotorua delivers it all!
Freedom Camping in New Zealand
Remember, when it comes to freedome camping: Assume nothing - aways ask a local.
What to do in New Zealand
As well as a huge variety of activities available to visitors throughout New Zealand, the Automobile Association of New Zealand lists the top 101 things that Kiwis themselves most like to do .
Holiday Parks in New Zealand
Parks New Zealand (HAPNZ)
Family Parks New Zealand
Kiwi Holiday Parks
Top 10 Holiday Parks
Native Parks of New Zealand
Meet a special group of New Zealanders extending a welcome to rental motorhome and campervan travellers. Park your vehicle for a night on your hosts' property, free of charge. Stay safe and retain the benefits of freedom camping, while enjoying peace, serenity and personal experiences. A Native Parks membership costs $70, includes the Native Parks guidebook and personal introduction card and covers everyone travelling together in a single vehicle.
The New Zealand Camping Guide
The New Zealand Camping guide is an independent guide, updated each year, containing detailed information on every official camping site in the country including Department of Conservation camps. All parks and camps are listed in geographical order to make your travelling easy, and there are separate Guides for the North Island and the South Island.
Interislander Ferry between the North & South Island
For timetables and information look at:
Weather in New Zealand
New Zealand Meteorological Service can keep you abreast of weather conditions!
The New Zealand Road Code
Conservation in New Zealand
Do you enjoy tramping and walking in nature. Interested in conserving the world’s natural heritage? Take a look at the website of New Zealand’s Department of Conservation for ideas on how and where you can enjoy public conservation places or even and how to get involved in conservation.
Specialised bicycles and equipment in New Zealand
While you are able to hire both your general all-purpose bicycle racks and bicycles from United Vehicle Rentals, if you want to do some specialised cycling in New Zealand we are pleased to introduce you to Natural High, a Christchurch based company which can supply your specialised cycling needs. Natural High has depots in Auckland, Wellington, Nelson, Queenstown and Dunedin and offers one-way hires at no extra cost.
Farmers' markets in New Zealand
As in many countries around the world, Farmers Markets are enjoying a revival in New Zealand. There's no better place to enjoy the true nature of New Zealand and the many diverse cultures and nationalities that call themselves 'Kiwis'.
Travelling with an infant?
Baby on the Move is a New Zealand wide franchise with a range of baby products including car seats from baby capsules through to booster seats, portacots, baby monitors, hammocks, highchairs, buggies, the exersaucer range of toys and more, all available for long and short-term hire.
Organic Explorer is New Zealand's only web-directory and printed guide book catering especially for the eco-conscious traveller. We bring together Eco-Tourism Adventures, Intimate Organic Home Stays, Organic Restaurants and Cafes, Farmers Markets, Sustainable Eco-Accommodation, Wellness, Health and Spa Retreats, exclusive Eco-Lodges and authentic Maori Cultural Tourism opportunities for you to explore.
Holiday Grocery Boxes
Generous supplies of groceries for your first 3 days in New Zealand awaiting you in your campervan, for less than the price of eating in cafes. Holiday Grocery Boxes cater for couples and families. Children and babies specifically catered for. We have a 100% gluten free option and if you wish grocery boxes can be made to your own requirements.
Order on line from our website before you leave home for a stress free start to your New Zealand travel experience.
Adventure and Outdoors
If you are going on one of NZ’s great adventures, (even if its bush walking), its worth checking out the useful website AdventureSmart.