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When you are in New Zealand one of the best activities is to camp! Arranging for RV rental in New Zealand is the first thing that most people do because camping is a must-try. The country has a lot of camp sites and modern conveniences that will allow adventurous travellers to enjoy the activity. If you want to experience camping the way Kiwis do, here’s a run-down of the classic camping sites in the country.
Hanmer River Holiday Park, Hanmer Springs. This is the perfect camping spot for people who specifically enjoy the comforts offered by a spa. You wouldn’t even experience the rigours brought about by your adventure in this place with the relaxing hot pools and the beautiful spa in Hanmer Springs Village. If you are fond of a quiet atmosphere but you still want to go camping in an accessible location, you can choose the spot which is about 2 kilometres from the garden and 6 kilometres from the villages. If that is not charming enough to capture your fancy, you can fill your day with off-roading and there’s also bungy jumping for those who do not possess weak hearts. While in the area, be sure to sample the food and the Waipara wine. Camping on these grounds will cost 2 people $24.
Waipatiki Beach Farm Park, Hawkes Bay. If you happen to be traveling in a camper van with your little ones in tow, one of the best camping spots is in Waipatiki Beach which is just 35 kilometres from Napier. The beach is perfect for surfing and for fishing. Since the area sits on the edge of a farm, kids will have a lot of fun with animals such as ducks, chickens and cows. One of the great things about this spot is that there are a number of tracks that you can follow when you are planning to go out for a walk. There’s a redwood forest in the area, coastal bush, and other native plants to the country. Families who are planning to set camp in this place are charged $155.
Kai lWi Lakes, Northland. If you are already tired about setting a camp near beach sides, you should consider a great camping sight which is accessible from Auckland. Located 35 kilometres from Dargaville, the small campsite beside the largest lake, Lake Taharoa, has basic facilities that will allow you to camp conveniently. The clear waters in the lake are perfect for fishing and water skiing as well as swimming. If you are looking for a beach, Baylys is simply a short drive but if you don’t mind walking, you can go to Ripiro Beach which is a 40 minute walk from the road adjoining the farmland. You can also find the giant kauri Tane Mahuta in the nearby Waipoua Kauri Forest.
Poukaraka Flats, Whakanewha Regional park, Waiheke Island. If you happen to live in Auckland, you will know the merits of this summer holiday spot. Since this camping site is less than an hour from Auckland, it is a popular camping spot not only for tourists but also for locals. With its ideal location on the end of the rocky bay, this is the perfect spot for beach bums who are looking forward to a relaxing time at the beach. If you want something more adventurous, you can go lolling in a kayak. If you love nature treks, you can set up the camp site and spend your hours in a tour to the historic spots in the area, or a nature trek to the wetlands and the coastal forests. This is also a safe place for kids who want to swim. Facilities in the area are basic which is comprised of cold showers and flush toilets so you should prepare accordingly.