14 Day Campervan Hire all inclusive with, Unlimited Kilometers, GST, Kitchen Kit, Linen, Table and Chairs, Extra Drivers Fees, Diesel Tax Recovery Fee, Prepaid Gas Bottle,Snow Chains if required, Portable Heater if required, Insurance with $0 Excess, including overhead and underbody damage, 1 windscreen and 2 tyres, Wellington Premium Location Fee – Drive away no more to pay! With total peace of mind!
**Package Deal also Includes
Travel Maps & New Zealand Camping Guide Hema Map and dedicated camping publication
Discount Booklet offering discounts on Major Attractions.
itinerary - *Tailor each day to suit your specific interests
Day 1: (Flexible / Suggestion Only): Arrive Wellington : Around Wellington
Day 1 Pick up your vehicle before 5pm and take the chance today to enjoy the “Windy City” Wellington is compact, cultured and full of character. Nestled between the harbour and the hills, the downtown area is ideal for explorations on foot. Enjoy cafes, restaurants, museums and all kinds of shops. As New Zealand's capital, this city is rich in political history. Part of Wellington’s charm is its close proximity to nature. The central city is nestled between a beautiful harbour and forested hills. Wildlife sanctuaries, islands, seaside villages, ocean beaches and regional parks provide huge scope for outdoor fun. Dominating the spectacular waterfront is Te Papa Tongrewa - the interactive, innovative museum that’s one of New Zealand’s key cultural attractions. At night, the city stays up late to enjoy live theatre, music and dance performances. Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication
Day 2: (Flexible / Suggestion Only): Wellington to Dannevirke 195 kms
Day 2 Todays drive to Martinborough whisks you out of the city on a fast moving motorway. You’ll wind through the picturesque Hutt Valley before climbing over the Rimutaka Range and descending into the tranquility of the Wairarapa region. In Featherston you’ll find an interesting locomotive museum. Next stop, Martinbor ough which over recent years has become the gourmet capital of the lower North Island. Enjoy the clean, green scenery as you drive north through the friendly townships of the Wairarapa. The mani park at Masterton has an aviary, aquarium, deer park and a small boating lake. Or you could rediscover your childhood at the local toy museum. Dannevirke is known for its Scandinavian heritage, which dates back to 1872. The town also has a proud Maori history, and at Makirikiri Marae you can admire the carvings at the Aotea meeting house. Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication
Day 3: (Flexible / Suggestion Only): Dannevirke to Napier 124 kms
Day 3 Will see you heading North and through the rural service towns of Waipukurau and Waipawa both have historic buildings to view. You don't have to travel far to find yourself on another planet. Hastings was devastated by a huge earthquake in 1931. As a result, the city has a great deal of remarkable Art Deco and Spanish Mission-style architecture. Fabulous parks and delicious ice cream are two other reasons to visit Hastings. In the apple and pear season, there’s no better place to be – Hastings is New Zealand’s leading stone fruit region. The city of Napier is only 20 kilometres to the north of Hastings. It was also levelled by the 1931 earthquake, and rebuilt in the style of the times. Napier is now considered the Art Deco Capital of the world. To get in touch with the history of this region, visit the Earthquake Exhibition and Nga Tukemata (an exhibition which celebrates the Maori history of the East Coast) at the local museum. The vineyards of Hawke’s Bay are all within easy reach of Napier. Another attraction is the gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers. Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication
Day 4: (Flexible / Suggestion Only): Napier to Taupo 142 kms
Day 4 You will be enthralled by the fantastic scenery on the road from Napier to Taupo. There’s a bit of everything - rugged hills, beautiful valleys, gentle plains and huge vistas. At Tarawera you can walk to the hot springs, which are above the Waipunga River. You might also want to stop at the Waiarua Falls lookout, to view the twin waterfalls. The resort town of Taupo sits on the edge of New Zealand’s largest lake, which is well stocked with sizeable trout. You’ll find everything a traveller could wish for, including an excellent choice of restaurants. Explore the scenic beauty of Lake Taupo by stretching your legs along one of many lakeside walking trails. Most accommodation establishments make good use of the underground thermal activity to provide hot pools for relaxation. Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication
Day 5: (Flexible / Suggestion Only): Around Taupo
Day 5 Enjoy the splendour of one of the most picturesque lakes in New Zealand. Situated in the volcanic heart of the North Island, the Lake Taupo region is home to New Zealand's largest fresh water lake, fascinating geothermal areas and the famous Huka Falls. Maori mythology is richly interwoven with the geothermal features of the region. Lake Taupo was created by a gigantic volcanic eruption in 181AD. At 616 square kilometres, it is as big as Singapore Island. The lake's attractive pumice sand beaches give it the appearance of an inland ocean. Visitors come for the scenery and action-packed adventure, which are accompanied by a genuinely friendly local culture. The lakeside community is alive with great places to eat, drink and party. Trout fishing should be on your menu of things to do, because this region is one of the last true wild trout fisheries in the world. Local guides will soon get you hooked, and there are plenty of restaurants happy to cook your catch. Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication
Day 6: (Flexible / Suggestion Only): Taupo to Rotorua 76 kms
Day 6 Enjoy your morning around Taupo before heading off to Rotorua. The road to Rotorua will keep you entertained with its unusual, volcanic geography. Near the beginning of your journey you’ll encounter Huka Falls and the Wairakei Geothermal Power Station. If you have an hour or two to spare, take a side road to a geothermal park. The city of Rotorua sits squarely on the Pacific Ring of Fire, so there’s evidence of volcanic activity everywhere you look. Explore the geothermal areas and discover the unique culture of New Zealand’s Maori people. Rotorua is entertaining in any weather, at any time of the year. There is a very strong sulphuric smell, but with so many fantastic sights you’re quickly distracted. Eleven beautiful lakes surround the geothermal town of Rotorua, so its time to download the memory card and start a new file. Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication
Day 7: (Flexible / Suggestion Only): Rotorua to Whitianga 86 kms
Day 7 Leaving Rotorua a stopover at Okere Falls Scenic Reserve allows a walk to see the hydroelectric power station. You will climb the Mamaku range before descending towards the prosperous city of Tauranga which sprawls along the edge of an attractive harbour. The journey North will take you past historic Waihi, a gold mining town. Several charter companies run day trips to Mayor Island, which is actually the summit of a volcano rising from the sea floor. Whangamata is one of the country's most attractive surf towns. Enjoy the beach, cafes and bush walks. The road north gives you the opportunity to visit Hot Water Beach, where geothermally heated water bubbles up through the sand. Another highlight of this journey is the walk to spectacular Cathedral Cove, which begins at Hahei. The beach town of Whitianga is home to a fishing fleet - expect to eat some excellent seafood while you're here. Catch the ferry to the south side of the harbour - a short taxi ride will take you to Cooks Beach. Your Travel pack includes specific information and recommendations so you can tailor your day to suit your specific interests. Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication
Day 8: (Flexible / Suggestion Only): Around the Coromandel
Day 8 A day to relax and enjoy one of the most pristine regions on the North Island. Rustic, relaxed and unspoiled, the Coromandel is one of New Zealand’s best-loved holiday destinations. Take a cruise and see an abundance of marine life up close. The rugged volcanic hills are cloaked in native rainforest, and more than 400 kilometres of spectacular coastline promises you can find the beach of your dreams. The Coromandel is a place where bush and beach are both easily accessible. In the same day, you can experience the blue dazzle of the Pacific Ocean and calming greenness of the kauri forest. The area’s fascinating history is evident in gold mining relics, logging dams and ancient Maori pa sites. The past can also be found in the charming colonial architecture and historical buildings preserved in several towns around the region. If you have already experienced Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach, another great experience is 'The 309 Road' you can walk to the foot of the Waiau Falls, where the Waiau River crashes over a rock face. Another 10 minute track will take you to the 309 Kauris, the finest stand of kauri trees in the region. Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication
Day 9: (Flexible / Suggestion Only): Whitianga to Auckland 187 kms
Day 9 Takes you to the historic township of Thames via one of two routes. The road North via the township of Coromandel clings to the edge of the coast. Now a haven for artists, craftspeople and conservationists. There are several good walks in the area and an interesting museum You'll enjoy amazing views and a constant procession of beautiful beaches, keep the camera handy! Today is a day of choices, there are 2 options to get you back to Auckland the fast way takes you to Waitakaruru then across the serene, green Hauraki Plains then whisks you along the motorway and over the Bombay Hills. The slower, scenic route winds through farmland to the village of Clevedon. Both routes make it possible to visit Miranda's hot springs. Your Travel pack includes specific information and recommendations so you can tailor your day to suit your specific interests. Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication
Day 10: (Flexible / Suggestion Only): Auckland to Waitomo Caves 195 kms
Day 10 As you cruise down the southern motorway, suburban scenery gradually gives way to the farmland of South Auckland. The Waikato River will accompany you for much of your journey through the green countryside. Before you get to Hamilton, you’ll notice side roads leading to Waingaro Hot Springs and Raglan, a surf resort on the west coast. Attractions in Hamilton include gardens, riverboat cruising and a giant free flight aviary. Excellent restaurants and cafes can be found at the southern end of the city’s main street. A detour towards the coast will take you to Kawhia, where you can dig your own hot pool between low and mid tide. Just before the turn off to Waitomo, you’ll come to Otorohanga. The kiwi house in this town is a chance to meet New Zealand’s national symbol. The Waitomo Caves region is famous for its subterranean splendour. Beneath the surface of this ancient limestone region is a series of vast cave systems decorated with stalactites, stalagmites and glow-worms. Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication
Day 11: (Flexible / Suggestion Only): Waitomo Caves to New Plymouth 182 kms
Day 11 Todays adventure takes you south to New Plymouth, renowned for its beautiful parks and gardens. At Awakino you can enjoy the wild beauty of the Tasman Sea. Stretch your legs along the New Plymouth Coastal Walkway, a seven kilometre parade of beaches and city attractions. Give your shutter finger some exercise at beautiful Lake Mangamahoe, an ideal location for taking pictures of Mount Taranaki. Then discover the rusted skeleton of the Gairloch, a coastal steamer that ran aground on a moonless night in 1903. The national park that surrounds Mt Taranaki has spectacular waterfalls and walkways to discover. Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication
Day 12: (Flexible / Suggestion Only): Around Egmont National Park
Day 12 Scenery, scenery and more scenery. Reaching 2518 metres above sea level, Mt Taranaki is New Zealand's most perfectly formed volcano. It is around 120,000 years old, and last erupted in 1775. Volcanologists agree that the mountain is 'dormant' rather than extinct. It takes about five hours to climb to the summit of Mt Taranaki. The snow-capped cone of Mt Taranaki lures visitors who appreciate geological phenomena. Apart from one small bump - a subsidiary vent called Fantham's Peak - the mountain's cone is beautifully symmetrical. Often described as 'New Zealand's most climbed mountain', Mt Taranaki provides non-mountaineers with an achievable summit challenge. For those interested in botany, Egmont National Park makes it possible to observe the progression of plant species from surf to summit. The lowland forest is scattered with rimu and rata trees, which gradually make way for kamahi, totara and kaikawaka. Above the forest you'll find sub-alpine scrub and alpine herbs. A comprehensive network of walking tracks provides access to the unique beauty of the park. The Egmont National Park has 13 entrances, making it one of New Zealand's most accessible wilderness areas. A variety of short walks can be found around Dawson Falls and East Egmont. Don't miss the Kamahi walk, at East Egmont, through the Goblin Forest. Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication
Day 13: (Flexible / Suggestion Only): New Plymouth to Palmerston North 231 kms
Day 13 Today you have two ways to approach your drive. You can follow the ‘Surf Highway’ around Cape Egmont and have a beach view all the way. Or you can take the inland route via Stratford and enjoy the green serenity of farmland. Either way, the dramatic volcanic cone of Mt Taranaki will dominate the landscape for much of your journey. Interesting townships pop up regularly - keep an eye out for small museums and quirky art shops. The rural centre of Hawera is home to New Zealand’s largest milk factory and an interactive dairy farming attraction.When you reach the picturesque river city of Wanganui take time to explore the restored heritage areas. One of New Zealand’s largest provincial cities, Palmerston North has an attractive historic heart. Many of the original stores built in the 1920s and 1930s have been restored and now function as boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Rose gardens and museums should also be on your agenda of things to see. Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication
Day 14: (Flexible / Suggestion Only): Palmerston North to Wellington 143 kms
Day 14 Your journey south first takes you to Shannon – pause here to enjoy the owl sanctuary. The town of Levin is next – it has a thriving clothing industry and many factory shops. Two beautiful dune lakes are an easy detour from here. Offshore from Waikanae is Kapiti Island, a nature reserve for close encounters with rare birds. A car museum and gourmet cheese factory are other attractions in this area. If you have time on arrival in Wellington you can enjoy the many visitor sites the city has to offer. Karori Wildlife Sanctuary is a significant conservation attraction located in a secluded suburban valley - just 2.5 kilometres from Wellington's central business district. Wrights Hill Fortress and Recreation Reserve Wrights Hill offers 360 degree views of Wellington and the surrounding area, as well as walking tracks and picnic areas or enjoy the Wellington Central Waterfront on foot and visit Queens Wharf, Te Papa, Chaffers Marina and Oriental Bay. Your vehicle is due back today by 5pm. Includes: Campervan Hire - Hema Map - Camping Publication
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Touring Atlas with detailed maps and dedicated camping publication relevant to the Island you are visiting.
Discount vouchers for popular tourist destinations.
Extensively road tested - Specifically for campervan travel.
Campground and campsite recommendations
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Prices quoted are all inclusive with, Unlimited Kilometers, GST, Kitchen Kit, Linen, Table and Chairs, Extra Drivers fees, Diesel Tax Recovery Fee, Prepaid Gas Bottle, Snow Chains if required, Portable Heater, Insurance included $0 Excess, includes overhead underbody damage, 1 windscreen and 2 tyres, Wellington Premium Location Fee.
Travel Maps & New Zealand Camping Guide
Discounts on recommended tours & activities
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Food - Cost of supermarket supplies at customer expense
Cost of any tours or Activities (extra cost)
Onsite Accommodation at Tourist/Caravan Parks
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