Introducing the world’s steepest street – “Baldwin Street”. It’s just a quiet residential suburb in Dunedin, NZ South island. But not so quiet in the month of July every year. The Cadbury Jaffa race is held there annually, releasing loads of chocolate candies down the slope for charity. An amazing sight and fun too. Park your #campervan elsewhere and walk up the slope to test your fitness.
It’s a month long school holidays ! Don’t you think the kids ought to relax and chill from the paper chase?
It’s winter in the Southern Hemisphere. Don’t you think you have enough of the heat here?
It’s low sandflies and low creepy crawlies season . Don’t you have enough mozzie bites here with all the recent dengue scare? Good time to do freedom camping in the parks and beaches without worrying about getting bites. By the way, most of our campervans come with insect- screened windows.
It’s visitors non-peak season. Don’t you think it’s nice not to fight with others over bookings? You don’t need to pre-book every campervan parks throughout your holiday or do advance bookings for attractions.
It’s one of the very few places where you can see real snow in June. Don’t you want to lie on the fluffy white snow?
Napier is ‘The place’ if Art in Architecture is your thing. Famous for its art deco in buildings of the 1930s. Situated at NZ North Island, Hawke’s Bay , this city was devastated by an earthquake in 1931 but it was rebuilt quickly while carefully preserving it’s architecture of the classics which still stands today.
Take a walking tour to soak into the era of the 1930s. Every February, the locals celebrate the Art Deco heritage by having a festival where vintage cars and bikes are paraded with people donning clothes of that 30’s era. Activities include outdoor jazz concerts, aerobatic flying displays, steam train rides and so on.
If you think only Singpore has a Marine Parade, Napier has one too. A favourite place among the locals and visitors too . Walk by the coast, dine, cycle, stroll among flower gardens and if you’re lucky some vintage cars may just come by too.
Nearest place for motorhome to rest for the night for free :
Perfume Point Carpark, Napier
Photo Credit : Naoki Sato
Room with a view. Wake up scenes. You will only understand if you try it.