Auckland is the ideal spot to start a New Zealand North Island road trip. A bustling city surrounded by a picturesque natural environment, which provides bountiful opportunities for exploring and adventure. There’s an abundance of campervans and RVs available to lease from local owners in Auckland, allowing you to explore both the city and the surrounding area at your leisure.
Start your adventure in the city and spend the day cruising around, soaking up Auckland’s laid back but cosmopolitan lifestyle. There’s excellent dining, wine and shopping around every corner, and the city’s green spaces are ideal places to stop and spread out a picnic lunch. From there, the best part is that picking up your RV in Auckland allows you quick easy and easy access to the North Island’s spectacular west coast. Start at Piha and work your way north or south, enjoying the black volcanic sand beaches and rolling waves of some of NZ’s best surf beaches.
Auckland’s east coast is harboured by a few small but beautiful islands. Waiheke Island is the largest of these, and home to a huge variety of activities, with walking tracks and guided tours, sailing, a community art gallery, and a selection of restaurants and cafes on offer. Waiheke is accessible by ferry, giving you the option to take your tiny home on wheels along with you. With camping available on the island, this is the perfect place to spend a few days relaxing and enjoying one of the east coast’s best destinations.
A short 25 kilometres from Auckland is the Waitakere Ranges and Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. This beautiful forest environment is home to waterfalls, walking tracks and black sand beaches. With loads of spectacular campsites, the Ranges offer plenty to do and see, with 16,000 hectares of natural, pristine land to explore.
Camplify offers easy pickup and drop-off options in all areas of the city, so it’s easy to plan your road trip. From the beaches to the forests to the city, there’s so much to see and do in Auckland, and hiring an RV is the perfect way to experience it.
Hiring a motorhome or campervan from a local owner is the best way to see the Peninsula and Dunedin itself. Self-contained and easy to drive, a campervan or motorhome gives you the flexibility to have your holiday as slow paced or as high volume as you choose.