A Mid-West Wander: Your Guide to Discovering Taranaki, Whanganui, Rangitikei, Manawatu and Horowhenua

23 April 2018 |

Traversed by stunningly-scenic touring routes, the mid-western region of the North Island is filled with adventure and destined for discovery. From the expansive beaches of Horowhenua to the dynamic heartland of Manawatu, the rich creative fabric of Whanganui to Taranaki’s mountain to sea landscape, there’s much to explore.

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Kaikohe - The HUB of the North

13 April 2018 |

The NZMCA’s 48th Motorhome Friendly Town, Kaikohe, is described as the hub of the north. It is within 50km of such great sites and attractions as the Bay of Islands, the giant kauri trees at Waipoua Forest, Hokianga Harbour, the Puketi and Omahuta Kauri forests, Kawiti (formerly Waiomio) limestone caves and much more.

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Oamaru - Cool Town

13 April 2018 |

The NZMCA’s 49th Motorhome Friendly town, Oamaru, was named New Zealand’s Coolest Town back in 2014 by Lonely Planet.

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Fun and Friendship at the North Canterbury Wine and Food Festival

A very successful start to the NZMCA taking part in the North Canterbury Wine Festival. 21 vans staying three nights and the numbers peaked at 30 on the day of the festival. The weather was superb over the whole weekend especially Sunday being the festival day. Wine maker Scott Berry from Waipara Downs to come and talk with our group on Saturday late afternoon.

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Colour me beautiful Castle Point Lighthouse

24 January 2018 |

Colour me beautiful Castle Point Lighthouse

A beautiful light display will greet holiday-makers at Castlepoint this summer thanks to a new initiative which will see the iconic Castle Point Lighthouse lit up different colours at night.

Starting from Christmas Eve 2017, the 23m Castle Point Lighthouse, which is located on the Wairarapa’s dramatic east coast, will be lit up in a stunning colourful light display from 9pm – 12pm each night.

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