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As a proud Kiwi how much can you say you’ve really seen of New Zealand? The best way to discover our beautiful awe inspiring country is to travel by road to take in every breath-taking view and magnificent destination along the way. Our friends over at Mighway have come up with the ultimate road trip experience perfectly customisable to any type of travellers needs and preferences, via the Mighway website you can rent Campervans owned by real New Zealanders, share travel tips with like-minded Mighwayers and delve into the blog for a world of knowledge and destination info!

Now that you’ve got your transport sorted you might be wondering, well where to now? That’s the beauty of New Zealand, wherever you are you’re only a short distance from exciting opportunity and adventure! Mighway have all of the tools and support to help you plan your trip down to the very last second, but in case you’re looking for a little extra inspiration here are our picks for stops along your Great Kiwi Road Trip!


RussellBay of Islands – North IslandRUSSELLNew Zealand’s first permanent European settlement, Russell is steeped in history and heritage. A beautiful spot that every Kiwi must see at least once, this beautiful town is brimming with gorgeous scenery, cycle ways and walks, small shops and cafes and friendly locals to sum up the experience.


Ninety Mile BeachKaitaia towards Cape Reinga along the Aupouri Peninsula – North IslandSAND BOARDINGActually 88kms long Ninety Mile Beach is a great stop with something for everyone! This stunning beach is officially a public highway* with breath-taking sunsets and sweet surf. Bodyboarding down the sand dunes is a popular attraction that every adventure seeking Kiwi has to try! *Please note you cannot take your Mighway campervan on the beach highway but there are tours available!


New ChumsCoromandel – North IslandNEW CHUMSThis hidden treasure is a twenty-minute walk through native bush and Nikau palms but what greets you on the other side is truly stunning. White sand, a fresh water stream, beautiful clear sea and endangered wildlife, New Chums is a must see destination.


Waitomo CavesKing Country – North IslandWAITOMO CAVESA stunning cave system, the Waitomo Caves is a must-see for Kiwi’s of all ages. With unbelievable glow worm tours, black water rafting and many large and small caves to discover there is always something to capture and ignite the imagination.


Whale WatchingKaikoura – South IslandKairouraThe photos really speak for themselves! Kaikoura is a true spectacle, with a small town feel this town is steeped in history and local heritage. Take the time to explore everything Kaikoura has to offer including the world famous Whale and Dolphin tours!


Cadrona HotelWanaka – South IslandCARDONAThe most photographed pub in New Zealand, the Cadrona Hotel is a must see for any Kiwi. A stunning backdrop makes for a perfect dinner stop with a view and an epic photo to add to the collection!


Tunnel Beach & Sandfly BayDunedin  – South IslandTunnel Beach SunriseA stunning drive in itself, these Dunedin destinations will change the way you think about this ‘student city’. Teaming with wildlife, penguins and sea lions call these beaches home. Dunes and carved rocks make for stunning scenery and photographic moments that you’ll cherish forever.


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