Sunrise | Beaches | Surfing | Lighthouse
17 hrs & 45 mins
Auckland to Coromandel
The Coromandel is one of New Zealand’s most desired destinations - especially during the summer months. Pack-up and hit the road in your campervan and head for the Coromandel Peninsula. See what we recommend in the Coromandel.
Cathedral Cove | Hot Water Beach | Walk the Pinnacles | New Chum Beach | Hauraki Trail | Coromandel Coastal Walkway
Campground - The Coromandel Holiday Park and Campground
Coromandel to Whangamata
Your next destination is perfect for those in search of white sandy beaches, fantastic surf, outdoor activities and gold mining. Whangamata is just a short journey from the Coromandel, and has one of New Zealand’s best beaches as voted in 2018.
Whangamata Beach (6km) | Kayak to Whenuakua Wildlife Sanctuary (Donut Island) | Wentworth Falls | Learn to surf
Campground - Wentworth Valley Campground
Whangamata to Tauranga
Tauranga means the ‘place of rest or anchorage’ in Maori, and that is exactly what it is. This laid-back, historic beach city is the perfect destination for any traveller. Drive from Whangamata to Tauranga in no time and park your rental motorhome just underneath the inactive volcano - Mount Maunganui.
Climb Mount Maunganui at sunrise | Waimarino Adventure Park | White Island Volcano Tour - By heli or boat | Arataki Walking Trail | The Mount Hot Pools | Bowentown Beach - camp here
Campground - Mount Maunganui Beach Campground
Tauranga to ŌpŌtiki
The last few days have been actioned-packed, so now’s the time to slow down. Discover the gateway to the East Cape. ŌpŌtiki is rich in Maori history and was one of the first areas to be settled by Maori. Spend your time wandering the beaches, forests and fishing on the rivers.
Motu River Jet Boat | Motu Trails | Raukokore Church | Kayaking | Fishing
Campground - Opotiki Holiday Park
Day Six & Seven
ŌpŌtiki to East Cape Lighthouse
The East Cape is also known as the Gisborne Region. This was the first land that Captain James Cook came across when he discovered New Zealand. And, if you are an early riser, this is the first place in the world that sees the sun. We can’t think of a more spectacular destination. Can you?
Rere Rockslide | New Zealand’s longest pier at 660m - Tolaga Bay | Wine tasting in Gisborne - there are 2,000ha of vineyards | East Cape Lighthouse | Te Araroa - The oldest Pohutukawa
Campground - Te Araroa Holiday Park