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- Great insights for your Britz roadtrip


Here you'll find tips, tricks and advice for getting the most out of your campervan adventure around New Zealand.

16 Jul 2021


Best South Island Winter Road Trips

Winter doesn’t mean putting your South Island road trip on hold - in fact, it can be one of the best times to go. From South Island ‘must sees’, to ideas for a self-drive tour and why winter is such a great season to visit - here’s all you need to know.

There are also some handy hints below to help with planning your South Island itinerary, and what to expect when travelling, along with some of the best routes you can take in a campervan. Once you know where you want to go, it’s easy to get away for a quick trip of 5 days or take your time to see more of the sights.

16 Jul 2021


Best North Island Winter Road Trips

Thinking about taking a North Island winter road trip? You should! With so much to see and do, a campervan trip really is the best way to travel around the top half of New Zealand. To help you plan a trip to remember, we’ve pulled together some tried and true winter itineraries. Planning your next family vacay for the winter months has never been easier. Read on for the best places to visit in the North Island, what to expect when travelling during winter and must-see attractions along the way.

12 Jul 2021


Family-friendly campsites to stay at in New Zealand

There’s no doubt New Zealand ‘packs a punch’ when it comes to some of the best family-friendly campgrounds around. Heading away on a campervan holiday or camping trip with the whole family is a great way to experience everything New Zealand has to offer while you make unforgettable memories on the road. Is a trip around the North or South Island (or both) on your family travel bucket list? We’ve compiled a handy list of some of the best campsites to stay at with kiddos in tow. It covers the top family holiday parks in NZ, as well as a few tips and tricks for stress-free camping with the kids.

8 Jul 2021


Travelling in a van in New Zealand in Winter (everything you need to know)

Looking for the best way to explore and experience New Zealand? Taking a campervan holiday is one of the best ways to see more and do more in Aotearoa. Although summer is a popular time for holiday van travel in New Zealand, there are still lots of wonderful things to do in NZs winter.

Some of the most beautiful driving routes in New Zealand are visited during winter, and for very good reason. Stunning seasonal views, cold weather adventure sports and world-class events are just some of the many enticing reasons to book a wintertime campervan escape.

This guide covers everything you need to know about travelling in a van during Winter in New Zealand, including the benefits of travelling in winter, the best things to see and do as well as where to stay and what to pack.

26 Jun 2021


How to Freedom Camp In New Zealand

You may be wondering, what is freedom camping, and how does it work?

In short, freedom camping means being free – just you, your fellow travellers and nature. You won’t have to worry about plugging your campervan into power, and you can really explore New Zealand's beautiful camping spots.

You’ll have the comfort and facilities of your campervan, with uninterrupted, stunning views of Mother Nature – the best way to experience it. We've put together some of the important things to know whilst freedom camping in New Zealand, so let's get started.

25 Jun 2021


Planning Your Campervan Trip

Itching for a campervan holiday in New Zealand? Or just exploring your options for the great New Zealand road trip? Touring New Zealand by campervan is a truly unique experience that everyone should try out at least once!

24 Feb 2021


Roadschooling with the family

Going beyond the bach in a motorhome, gives you the freedom and flexibility to experience more with the family. New Zealand is an incredible classroom with experiences that would deliver the ultimate syllabus. Places like Wai-o-Tapu are phenomenal geography field trips, Te Puia and Manea Footprints of Kupe provide enriching cultural experiences.

Check out our list of ‘roadschooling experiences’ you can have these school holidays when you travel by camper.

24 Jul 2020


Winter Campervan Travel In New Zealand

When asked what her favourite time of year for travelling is, photographer and travel buff Laurie Winter is a massive fan of winter. She’s confident that there’s no better way to experience the cold season in New Zealand than by taking a roadie in a campervan.

We sat down with her to chat about 8 reasons why winter is a great time to take a campervan trip, her favourite winter destinations to visit, what you need to pack and why you should start planning a trip too!

11 Oct 2019


Best Beach Campsites In New Zealand

Is there anything better than falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves? Or watching the sun’s first light bathe the beach while you’re snuggled in your campervan? Well, New Zealand is a pretty awesome place to do exactly that, read more to find out about the best beach campsites and where to stay in New Zealand.

29 May 2019


Young Adventures heads out on the EV journey

Britz eVolve story in images. Image credit Liz Carlson.

You can read more about Liz's adventure here.