Top New Zealand Destinations this Easter

Top New Zealand Destinations this Easter

Written by mighway

Before summer in New Zealand comes to an end, it’s time to start planning your road trip for the Easter weekend. You won’t even need to take extra leave, because you will have three days of bliss. Pack up and hit the road with the kids and explore the best of New Zealand in your campervan hire. Here are our top New Zealand destinations for the Easter weekend.


As April sets in and summer starts to draw to a close, we head north to make the most of the sunshine. Northland is a subtropical paradise, filled with incredible marine life, culture and kauri forests. Here, you can take the kids swimming at Poor Knights, an adventurers underwater playground, explore the Te Paki Sand Dunes, go dolphin watching, or simply park up at your favourite campground. There’s plenty to be explore in Northland.

Waipu Cove New Zealand
Waipu Cove, Northland

Top camping spots in Northland:

Camp Waipu Cove
Houhora Heads Motor Camp
Uretiti Beach Doc Campsite
Maitai Bay Campsite


The Coromandel is a costal town, located on the Coromandel Peninsula. It’s an easy two and a half hour drive north of Auckland, and a perfect escape for the Easter weekend. The Coromandel is a great destination to unwind, on your own time, and explore the great New Zealand outdoors. There are plenty of “must dos” to keep everyone entertained, including: the Hauraki Rail Trail, Cathedral Cove, Hot Water Beach and Karangahake Gorge. You won’t be short on adventure, or relaxation in the Coromandel for the Easter Weekend.


Top camping spots in the Coromandel:

Mercury Bay Holiday Park
Coromandel Top 10 Holiday Park
Flaxmill Campground
Waikawau Bay Campsite


This great New Zealand destination is located in the heart of the North Island. Here, you can find almost every natural wonder, from snow-covered mountains in winter, geothermal valleys, hot springs and New Zealand’s largest lake. There are plenty of family friendly activities too. Visit the Huka Falls, Huka Prawn Park, Huka Honey Hive, and of course Lake Taupo. This is the perfect destination for campervan hire over Easter weekend.

Lake Taupo, New Zealand
Taupo, New Zealand

Top camping spots in Taupo:

Taupo Debretts Spa Resort
All Seasons Kiwi Holiday Park and Motels Taupo
Turangi Holiday Park
Great Lake Holiday Park Taupo


In 1931, an earthquake struck, causing the city to be rebuilt. Napier is now famous for its architecture and restored buildings. Take a step back in time in this Art Deco town.

The city is home to plenty of great restaurants, wineries, the national aquarium, urban famers’ markets (every Saturday), Ahuriri Beach and more. It is a great Easter destination when you hire a campervan, for the entire family.

Napier, New Zealand
Napier, New Zealand

Top camping spots in Napier:

Hawke’s Bay Holiday Park
Kennedy Park Resort
Napier Beach Kiwi Holiday Park
Affordable Westshore Holiday Park


The Marlborough region sees some of New Zealand’s best weather, year-round. Hire a campervan and explore the Marlborough, from breathtaking mountains, crystal-clear waters, over 30 cellar doors and fresh local produce. What more could you want? This is the dream destination, and what better time to discover it than Easter weekend.

Marlborough, New Zealand
Marlborough, New Zealand

Top camping spots in Marlborough:

Mamorangi Camping Area
Camp Bay Campsite
White Bay Camping Area
Cowshed Bay Campsite


From nature, culture, the adventure capital, to wildlife and much more, the Otago region is not to be missed. Explore this South Island region with campervan hire, and uncover as much as possible.

It’s hard to cover it all, but here are a few of Otago’s tops spots to visit during your campervan hire: Queenstown, Lake Wanaka, Nugget Point, Arrowtown and Dunedin.

Top camping spots in Otago:

Glendhu Bay Motor Camp
Wanaka Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels
Queenstown Top 10 Holiday Park
Moeraki Boulder Kiwi Holiday Park