New Zealand is definitely one of the best countries in the world to travel around in a campervan. From the top of the North Island down to Invercargill in Southland is an epic 27 hours of driving (if you took the quickest route, but who wants to do that!).. If you would like to find out more info about the best campervan company in New Zealand by check out Wilderness campers.
The roads are well maintained across the two islands and there are safe camp grounds in every region, that are managed by the New Zealand’s department of conservation (DOC).
There is so much to see and do that it is hard to single out one place as the most spectacular. The best thing to do is get out and explore this wonderful country yourself and make you own decisions. These are my top 5 spots after a trip around New Zealand.
National Parks are amongst the coolest places to park up your cool campervan and spend a few days as you venture into the forests and around the lakes here in New Zealand. The North Islands National Parks are Te Urewera, Tongariro, Whanganui and Egmont.
The northern most part of the New Zealand and a sacred place to the M?ori people. Steeped in mythology, tradition says that the souls of there dead go back into the pacific ocean to the islands in which they once came from.
Nestled in the centre of the north Island is Lake Taupo which was created nearly two thousand years ago by a volcanic eruption so big it darkened the skies in Europe and China. Just north of Lake Taupo you’ll find New Zealand’s most visited attraction, the magnificent Huka Falls, where more than 220,000 litres of water thunder over the cliff face every second.
National Parks include Abel Tasman and Kahurangi. These are not to be missed on your campervan adventure.
One you cross on the ferry from the North Island, you should drive east to the South Island’s Abel Tasman National Park. As far as beautiful places go, this is one of the best in the world. Kayak, swim with dolphins, fish or just relax in your camper and take in the scenery.
The Milford Road is a scenic drive through mountainous landscape and along winding roads which pass through glacial valleys, forests and the infamous Homer Tunnel which was built by hand back in the day and stretches one kilometer through solid rock!
Franz Josef Glacier is a huge draw on the South Island’s West coast. There are plenty of activities to make your time here interesting and it is one of the most scenic drives in the world down the west coast highway to Queenstown.