Holiday Parks, Camping Grounds, Accommodation, Holiday Resorts and Trip Maps!
As thousands of Kiwi families pack their camping gear in readiness for summer getaways, holiday parks are expecting their busiest-ever season.
The latest Holiday Parks Business Confidence Monitor confirms that holiday parks are looking forward to healthy business this summer.
There is still space available through January in many holiday parks. But it will definitely pay to check park websites and book ahead.
The Camper Care Motorhome, Caravan and Leisure show has moved seasons and runs from 16-18 September 2016.
'We are excited to be able to capture the beginning of summer market and agree it's a perfect time to hold a motorhome and caravan show, especially catering for the huge rally that attends the Hamilton show', Event Organizer Michele Connell said.
The Department of Conservation (DOC) needs more 'teeth' to prosecute commercial tourism operators offering products and services illegally on public conservation land.
Many tourism operators have paid concessions which allow them to access public conservation land, however there are real concerns about the number offering guided walks of less than one hour and photographic sightseeing tours who are not paying DOC concession fees.
The current environment is creating an uneven playing field for compliant operators.
Pass the summit of Takaka Hill and head down into the Takaka Valley, you will surely make out the low outline of Farewell Spit, arcing around the eastern flank of the Bay.
Inland, dense bush cloaks the slopes of Kahurangi National Park which surround the lush green pastures on the flat.
It is a magnificent view which signals the start of some special times.
Maori often describe themselves as Tangata whenua (people of the land) to underline their connection with their tribal home ground.
Anyone who scents the pungent tang of Rotorua's sulphur meets the earth as Tangata whenua.
Rotorua is home to the ancient fiery atua (god) Tamaohoi, the earth is alive and demands respect from all who walk here. .
State Highway 5 at 247km is the second shortest of New Zealand's eight national highways but it is the North Island's direct route to an amazing geothermal world which steams, hisses and bubbles.
It opens the door to New Zealand's iconic Te Puia, at Rotorua and the living Maori village of Whakarewarewa, giant Californian Redwoods in Whakarewarewa Forest, Huka Falls, Waimangu Volcanic Valley, and excellent Holiday Park accommodation.
Kaiteriteri about 60km north of Nelson is one of New Zealand's most popular seaside playgrounds with one of the best beaches in the South Island.
Few spots boast such natural beauty and accessibility to a wide range of recreational activities as well as proximity to one of the country's most sunny national parks.
Kaiteriteri is one of the three key gateways to Abel Tasman National Park.
Kees and Carol asked GoSee about a Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH) for their planned Jayco Starcraft caravan.
A Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH) does not help you adjust ball weight.
It distributes the overall weight of the rig over all wheels- caravan and tow vehicle.
They also want to know about ball weight restrictions. With their Ok here is the discussion for the benefit of Goseers:
The Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) has entered into a new business partnership arrangement with two of the world's largest insurance organisations, JLT Insurance Brokers and AIG. 'As a well-respected brand, many of our members will know of AIG through their support of the All Blacks', TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts says.
JLT is in a position to leverage its in-depth knowledge of the tourism landscape and has invested in a dedicated tourism team to support TIA members, Chief Executive Matthew Riddle says.
Anytime you are visiting a new town or city in New Zealand, the best place to stop in at is an i-SITE.
This is not an optometrist to treat your tired travel eyes.
Would be nice, though...
An i-SITE is a visitor information centre with a team of local people who are experts in everything there is to see and do in their hometown.
You know your are in trouble when you are totally lost and the view from your motorhome is all steeply downhill.
We were so high in sheep country somewhere on a hilltop ridge near Onewhero that birds were flying below us.
At a 'bargain' $160 a day we three perched across the unyielding cab seat as it lurched and jolted along the one-way winding dirt road. Our backs were to the wall in every sense -