Going on a campervan road trip is such an adventure, especially when you are in New Zealand. Renting a campervan has never been easier either. For your trip to New Zealand, be sure to take a look at some great apps that will make your planning and visit so much easier. We have come up with a list of four activities to do in New Zealand with campervan hire.
Ninety Mile Beach
This beach on the Northland stretches on for eighty-eight kilometres, pretty much ninety miles. This sandy shore goes from Ahipara all the way to Scott Point, which is near Cape Maria van Dienmen. It is known for the best surf breaks in the world. Technically, this beach is a highway, so you can even drive your campervan on it depending on the time of day and tides.
Nature does not get more stunning than what you will see at Canterbury Plains, especially with the Southern Alps in the distance. These plains have many rivers running through it, which provide a great water source for the grass, sunflowers and other plants that carpet the landscape. Some of these rivers are the Waimakariri, Selwyn and Raikaia. These all provide you with wonderful entertainment as you can go kayaking, canoeing and fishing.
On the foothills of the Southern Alps, you can park your campervan and take a horseback ride to enjoy the scenery. Employees at the Peel Forest Horse Trekking company will provide you with your own horse and trail guide. You can wind through trees and enjoy beautiful views.
This is not the only place to go horseback riding in New Zealand. You can also go riding on the beach with the Pakiri Beach Horse Riding Company, Out on a Lim Horse Trek where they will tell you Maori legends during the ride, or Cape Farewell Horse Treks. There are countless locations to go horseback riding through valleys, along rivers and through rainforests.
Eastwoodhill National Arboretum of New Zealand
This is a must-see tourist site, which was founded in 1910 by Douglas Cook. They boast of their large population of trees and other plants and rightly so since the area takes in 131 hectares (323 acres) of land. You will get your workout in when you visit this location, as there are walking tracks all throughout the arboretum. To make your experience rich with knowledge and history, Eastwoodhill offers visitors guided tours.