If there’s one word that comes to mind when somebody hears ‘road trip,’ it’s ‘music’ more often than not. Music has been a staple of the road trip experience since automobiles were first built with radio’s and the tradition does not seem likely to waver anytime soon. When you hire a campervan how will you know how to find your favourite tunes on the radio? To make it easier for you during your New Zealand road trip, here are some popular New Zealand radio stations to find the music you like.
The 80s music is some of the greatest. And, New Zealanders know how to celebrate this era, from David Bowie to Billy Idol. XS80s is a radio station in New Zealand dedicated to purely to the 80’s.
For the hottest hits of today, check out The Edge. The Edge plays songs by all the best contemporary artists, including Lady Gaga, The Chainsmokers, The Jonas Brothers, Selena Gomez and Harry Styles, music that will have you and your companions singing along at the top of your voices.
From the golden age of classic rock, The Sound has all your favorites. With The Police, John Mellencamp and Fleetwood Mac, turn on The Sound and you’re bound to come across some sweet, nostalgic chords.
For the freshest beats of New Zealand the Flava radio station has the best hip-hop, R&B and soul music you can find. Perfect rhythms for keeping the energy high on the road, Flava will not disappoint.
For the travelling head-bangers, Metal Radio has the most intense, heart-pounding songs in the genre. With bands such as System of a Down, Black Sabbath, Slipknot and Metallica, Metal Radio explores every subgenre of metal from crust punk to grunge to celtic metal. Metal Radio gives you metal music from all over the world to satisfy your hardcore cravings.
The right music is what makes a road trip memorable, though trying to navigate between the different stations in another country can be challenging. Whether you want to listen to today’s pop hits, hip-hop, or classic rock, with this list you won’t have to waste time switching between stations to find the songs you love.