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GoSeeNewZealand The place for all Holiday Parks, Camping Grounds, caravan parks, campervan, Recreational Vehicle (RV), motorhome, camping, or adventure anywhere in New Zealand. Read Information Articles or use the powerful Holiday Parks Search to find over 400 holiday parks in New Zealand. The Plan a Trip mapping service has full driving directions and park information with travel distances.
The public User's Forums is for questions and mutual help from people on the road and like caravan and motorhome travellers. Save with Discounted Park Specials. Use the Secure On-Line Accommodation Booking Service to book your trip. Participating Pet Friendly Holiday Parks show an easily identified pet's logo. The For Sale classifieds show anything caravan, tent, camping, RV or motorhome related. GoSeeNZ Directory is the largest caravan park directory in New Zealand.
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Covi Supershow Auckland.

Covi Supershow attendance tops 18,000 as March dates set for 2016 outdoor expo

Next year's Covi SuperShow dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11, 12 and 13 of March 2016 at the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane, Auckland.

A Covi release says there was a 21 percent increase in the number of visitors to the 2015 show with more than 18,000 people through the gates.

The NZMCA ran a successful National Rally in neighbouring Alexandra Park that attracted more than 700 vehicles, one of the biggest rallies the NZMCA has ever held.
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Newbies Libby and family ask for help as they plan to buy their first caravan and tow vehicle

Libby Wilson of Lower Hutt New Zealand and her family of two adults and two children asked GoSee to help them buy their first caravan and a tow vehicle.

On both sides of the Tasman thousands of Newbies have had their questions answered. The collective knowledge of the 'Old Heads' who assist newcomers to GoSeeNewZealand.co.nz and its sister website GoSeeAustralia.com.au is based in practical experience.

These are the first questions in a series GoSee will post for general information with the agreement of Libby and family.
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GSNZ campsite near Auckland.

Part 2 of Libby and family question GoSee about caravans and tow vehicles

Libby Wilson of Lower Hutt New Zealand and her family of two adults and two children asked GoSee to help them buy their first caravan and a tow vehicle.

On both sides of the Tasman thousands of Newbies have had their questions answered. The collective knowledge of the 'Old Heads' who assist newcomers to GoSeeNewZealand.co.nz and its sister website GoSeeAustralia.com.au is based in practical experience.

Here is the second run of questions GoSee is posting for general information with the agreement of Libby and family.
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Hobbiton Movie Set Matamata

A slice of the real Middle-earth in Hamilton and Waikato Region

Peter Jackson found Matamata in the Hamilton and Waikato as the setting for one of the first scenes of his epic adaptation of the JRR Tolkien classic, The Lord of the Rings.

Visitors can follow Peter Jackson's footsteps and hear how movie magic was made on a guided tour through the Hobbiton Movie Set.

If the Shire is at the heart of Lord of the Rings, then the Hamilton & Waikato region is at the heart of the Shire.
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A Te Puia wood carving student. GoSeeNZ pic.

GoSee gives High 5 to North Island New Zealand highway to steam, hiss and bubble adventure

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.
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The GoSee Ranger and caravan handle dirt towing.

Ford Ranger NZ's most popular pickup as it challenges HiLux in Oz

The Ford Ranger has passed the Toyota HiLux to become New Zealand's most popular pickup. In addition to being the number one selling truck in New Zealand, the Ranger is also New Zealand's most awarded light truck.

In Australia the Ranger design mix set 2014 sales records as it challenges the Toyota HiLux in the Oz market.

GoSee tows its 2500kg, full-time on the road, caravan travelling office with a Ford Ranger so this Information Article has current pictures from the practical working life of our Ranger diesel.
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Bush walk at Maungatautari.

Walk, hike, bike pure New Zealand outdoor options range from stroll to blood stirring adventures

Get a mountain high or a river rush the simple way, with one of the region's great walking, hiking and biking trails.

From casual strolls along the river to overnight bush excursions and winding mountain biking tracks the Hamilton & Waikato region has something for everyone.

New Zealand's national walkway, Te Araroa (Long Pathway), passes through Hamilton & Waikato region.
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Good to Go. Yes we are joking.

Kees and Carol ask GoSee about Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH) for Jayco Starcraft caravan

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:
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Jean Gardner Batten CBE OSC

Jean Batten Rotorua's Daughter of the Skies made our world smaller

In 1909 Hine O te Rangi, Jean Batten CBE, 'Daughter of the Skies', to the Te Arawa people was born in Rotorua.

In 1936 Jean Batten (28) world celebrity New Zealand's pioneer aviatrix sent Auckland into raptures when she landed her tiny Percival Gull on a small grass airstrip at Mangere after crossing the Tasman in 10 and a half hours.

She emerged from the cockpit glamorous in makeup and white flying suit.
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Six reasons to visit i-SITEs when you travel New Zealand

Six reasons to visit i-SITEs when you travel New Zealand

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.
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