Six Good Reasons of choosing to travel to Australia and New Zealand on end of 2017

reason #1

It’s a long school holiday break. Time for some family bonding.

reason #2

It’s summer in the Southern Hemisphere. The weather is perfect for travel, keep your puffy jackets at home and wear less, more luggage space for your other comfort knick-knacks.

reason #3

Long daylight hours. The sun sets as late as 9pm in some places, which means we can have more time to explore and enjoy before turning in for the night.

reason #4

It’s the peak season and more facilities are open e.g. more toilets at holiday parks and freedom camping spots are available, tourist attractions allow more time slots for tours.

reason #5

It’s the time where shopping malls and eateries are open till late.

reason #6

For campervan travelers, there is no need to get a campervan with heating.

Hit the road and have fun on your campervan. It’s the best time to book your camper now, as early bird discount ends in October.

The Perfect Campervan Adventure For Young People

Brought to you by Lydia Yang from Lydiascapes Travel

When it comes to adventure, nothing beats travelling in New Zealand with a bunch of your good pals.

3 boys, 3 girls piled into a 6-berth campervan and we made our way around New Zealand South Island between Christmas and New Year’s. No doubt, it was the peak season in New Zealand as it was just the start of summer, but spectacular weather with long hours of sunshine and cloudless skies made it worthwhile.

Travelling around New Zealand in a campervan is a lot of fun, convenient and creates exciting memories you can’t get on a normal trip. From taking turns being on the wheel, navigating sharp winding turns, to sharing household chores and singing songs together, it was truly an epic trip that left all 6 of us with such fond memories.

Read more about Lydia’s campervan-ing adventures in New Zealand in the following link:

What makes a good family trip

#1 . A skillful non-F1 driver

A take-it-easy pace of driving and not rushing from one itinerary to another. The Sabathier family had made a basic plan of the trip route but they play-by-ear as they move along, spending longer stopovers at places they like and adjusting their itinerary accordingly as they travel.

 

#2 . A fun-loving family

This is definitely a great opportunity for bonding, setting aside their studies and work schedules and have some fun together.

 

#3 . Adventurous kids

…. and kids will always be kids, it’s just natural to unleash the spirit of adventure and be themselves.

#4 . An official family photographer

Everywhere they go, they are surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Monia just wished that she had better photography skills as the pictures just don’t do justice to the beautiful sights there.

#5 . A great campervan that can house 4 good and happy people

The Sabathier family chose a 6 berth campervan – Maui River,  for its spaciousness and good interior facilities.

It was one of their unforgettable trips and they have met some likewise families at holiday parks, mingling and chatting with them over  NZ’s reputable wine.  Thank you Stephane, Monia, Dorian and Mayleen for their photos.

Start your family adventure by choosing a campervan, motorhome, camping car, RV, caravan through us.

C h e c k l i s t !

How many of these have you not done in your travels. These 3 adventurers, Panny, Christy and Caitlin, have experienced many “Firsts” during their  trip to New Zealand in their campervan.

 

Checklist  #1. Driving a campervan/motorhome

They have chosen Britz Venturer Plus  as it does not have a high top, making it easier to handle the vehicle and being petite in sizes, they just need a 2 adults -plus-1-child-configuration.

 

Checklist  #2. Snowboarding down Cardrona ski slope

These ladies chose to park their campervan at Pine Trees carpark, and took the Cardrona shuttle bus to the ski area. Cardrona Alpine Resort is between Wanaka and Queenstown.

Checklist  #3. Surrounded by snow-capped mountians

Walking the Hooker Valley Track, Mount Cook National Park.

Lake Mattheson – Worth a visit when going to Fox Glacier

Checklist  #4. Spotting wildlife in their natural habitat

Checklist  #5. Witnessing whales in the wild doing their thing

Double bonus for them as dusky dolphins came in schools to greet them at Kaikoura.

Checklist  #6. Adrenalin rushing sky dive

Checklist #7 rent a campervan from Driveacampervan.com

Have you done it all? These 3 ladies have done it all and more travelling in their campervan.
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Thanks Panny, Christy and Caitlin for your pictures.

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Gibbs Farm

Is your brain messing with you? Can’t make out if it’s reality or in cartoon land?
A sculpture by Neil Dawson – Horizons
Located in Kaipara harbor, north of Auckland, is the Gibbs Farm, a privately owned art park. It is open to the public by appointment only.
The park features an incredible variety of massive sculptures by some of the world’s most famous artists.
Check out who is on the list of this humongous “Art Farm” http://gibbsfarm.org.nz/artworks.php

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