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  • Camping the Kiwi Way

    SPRING 2023 ISSUE 2 INDEX PDF BUY Coming really soon ISSN 2815-827X (Online) | ISSN:2815-8261 (Print) ISSUE 5 editor@campingthekiwiway.org

  • Camping the Kiwi Way, Issue 7, Autumn 2024

    Autumn 2024 ISSUE 7 INDEX PDF BUY Select kind of articles to show Camping The Kiwi Way, Autumn 2024 • Celebrating Summer. • Navigating freedom camping law changes. • Hitting the road full time. • RV businesses and services. Read More Table of contents • Celebrating summer. • So you want to freedom camp. • Ten tips for hitting the road full time. • My caravan that floats. • Three octogenarian campers. • RV & camper business services. Read More Editorial When I began assembling this issue I came up against a dilemma. How to inspire without sweeping under the carpet the negative things happening for freedom camping in New Zealand? Read More The packdown In our previous years, we could never pack down in time and were always hot and bothered by the end. This year, we nailed it with time to spare! Read More Predictable problems with the new CSC green warrant system A gaze into the green crystal ball of hope for a consistent, reliable freedom camping vehicle certification system, reveals an extremely stormy and very cloudy future. Read More Celebrating Summer Six pages of stories from around the country and the season. Read More We made it to Curio Bay Well we made it to Curio Bay on Monday afternoon, after an 8¾ hour drive. Read More The dogs had visitors The dogs had visitors at Knottingly Park and Arboretum camp. Read More Foray into paradise I can’t really take in how gorgeous the McKenzie Basin is. Read More Self-containment warrant cards: Which one is yours? What you can do with your particular warrant card. Read More Tucks Bay, Coramandel Home for the night became Tucks Bay, the overflow part of the Long Bay Campground, Coromandel Read More I could live like this forever I could live like this forever. Read More Three adults, three kids & five dogs We settled on Lake Opuha for our latest trip. Read More Not FREE but truly freedom at its best SH 35 is a magical journey. Put it on your list. Read More Love Woodville Ferry Reserve Love Woodville Ferry Reserve, hardly anyone here. Read More So you want to freedom camp We are in a transition period from the old ‘blue’ warrant system to a new ‘green’ warrant system. The transition period is set to expire 7 June ’25. There is a small possibility that the Minister might choose to extend the transition period: it could help, with so many needing to be certified by so few. Read More Hammock time Hammock time, Tokomaru Bay ©2024 Bette Cosgrove Read More So thankful After 21 days #vanlife freedom camping… Read More In two minds In two minds about posting this as it was so wonderful to have had it all to ourselves (the way I like it this side of Xmas!) for 3 nights! But its such a cool place I can’t not share and recommend it. Read More Enjoying the shade Great place to enjoy the shade. Orton Bradley Park. Read More Peaceful Fortrose A beautiful peaceful place, Fortrose, in The Catlins. Read More What is ‘self-contained’, anyway? Self-containment is at the heart of the the latest raft of freedom camping changes instituted in 2023. Read More The life and times of a Ford Trader Camper truck The original camper truck in 1973 was aFord Trader . Read More Setting up at Campfest Setting up at Campfest, Bulls, Feb 24. ©2024 Tracey Davis. Read More Escape to Papatowai After the chaos of Christmas our frazzled nerves needed restoring. We threw a few supplies into the campervan and headed for the healing calm of Papatowai. Read More Eclectic bunch What an eclectic bunch of lovely people camping all sorts of ways. Read More A lovely long weekend away at Lake Ōhau I’ve just had a lovely long weekend away at Lake Ōhau in my little Wanda. Read More Enforcement of freedom camping rules Offences to avoid when freedom camping. Who has to pay, Knowing or not knowing you have been ‘infringed’. What information must enforcement officers give? What information are you required to give? You can be required to leave. Impounding things. Read More We had a great stay at Tokomaru Bay Our camp was right on the beach looking directly out to where the sun would rise. Read More Family camping… part of my DNA Family camping… part of my DNA for 60 years. Read More Two nights (again) at our local reserve Two nights (again) at our local reserve… Waitohi Bush Reserve … great place to just unwind and listen to the bellbirds. Read More Home for the next few weeks Ruataniwha Conservation Park. Read More I am not freedom camping’ cards We are now in a surreal world of peculiar freedom camping rules. Every camping vehicle is now at risk of substantial fines, wherever it is parked, as the new offence of “preparing to freedom camp” is defined as “parking”. Read More A small, perfectly formed bikepacking trip Haven’t done a huge amount of biking this summer, but sometimes all it takes is a small, perfectly formed bikepacking trip to rekindle the love. Read More Heading to The Burt Well after a week of covid and still not a lot of energy I decided bugger it and I’m heading to The Burt Read More Haere ra Haere rā everyone. Shame we can’t stay longer. Read More Truly a Summer to remember Currently on night 23 of this 86-night trip. In Murchison next week I celebrate my 250th night since getting my teardrop. Read More Christmas at Lake Aniwhenua Christmas at Lake Aniwhenua, with 6 others, all old friends from around the North Island Read More Do your bit: Task of the week Let one person in authority know you want to protect your right to freedom camp on public land. Read More The cat comes too The cat comes too. This spot is only 6km from home. And the cat always come along for the adventures… Read More No more freedom camping No more freedom camping for these responsible campers. No room for a fixed loo… Read More Ten tips for hitting the road full time Van life is becoming more and more popular but the transition to this lifestyle can be far from smooth. After 3 years on the road, here’s our tips to get you from house life to road life. Read More Kaikōura: the freedom camping Wild West Why stick to the law if you can get away with whatever takes your fancy? Read More A cure for the stubborn peg I thought people might find this useful — I always struggle to pull pegs out… Read More Charly the campervan New Zealand’s first wheelchair accessible campervan, CHARLY, will soon be available for hire. Read More Taihape: the perfect stopover place Okay , listen up, this is new. When travelling the North Island, Taihape has become the perfect stopover place. Read More Hey NZ Govt? You are messing with my mental health I go camping for my mental health. Bev and I have done this for over 25 years. I’m not happy with the NZ Government interfering with my choice of leisure time by restricting how I go camping. Read More 7 days a week 7 days a week, NZ Lifestyle Camping works to support NZ campers and the commercial vehicle industry that require certified self-containment Read More All Points Camping at Morisons Bush All Points Camping at Morisons Bush, Waitangi Weekend 2024. Read More Kiwi camping with a difference It all started with a chance conversation with friends about a special birthday coming up & the fact that I wanted to take my wife & kids on a trip to the South Island. Read More Sundown, Tucks Bay Sundown, Tucks Bay, Coramandel. Read More Hidden gem Recently when we were traveling south from Whangārei on State Highway 1, we spotted a sign for Waipu Caves. It was a spur of the moment decision to investigate further, as we turned onto a gravel side road. Read More It was a tent It’s too big for a chair and it’s not moving in the water so I can only guess it’s another tent blown away, full of belongings. Read More My caravan that floats Our family owns a 24ft (7.3 metre) trailer sailer. It is a bit like a floating caravan and we have had many camping holidays on the water. Read More Fishing when your caravan floats. Food supplies can be supplemented with fishing when your caravan floats. Read More Make caravan fridges work as claimed To make caravan fridges work as claimed, and draw less energy, is cheap, simple and easy. Many can be transformed. This article shows how. Read More A small, perfectly formed bikepacking trip Sedgemere Track is only open for six weeks of the year... Read More Best pull-out kitchen at Campfest ​ Read More Recipes for camping Tinned chickpeas are a useful thing to keep in your caravan cupboard. As well as being tasty they are a good source of protein. Here’s a couple of recipes you could use them in. Read More Pizza in the Omnia I just tried making pizza in the Omnia Oven. It looks and smells good, just have to wait for it to cool down and stop bubbling! Read More DOC update Clean your gear. Works underway to reopen Morere Hot Pools. More than 10,000 wild goats removed in a national competition. Nature as therapy is the focus of a new guide. DOC report shows short adventures trending for travellers. Ōparara Basin waharoa unveiled. A sea lion/pakake mum swam 60 kilometres inland. Checking a week-old Albatross chick, Tairoa Heads. Read More 100 years old and still works like it should Coleman model 1 stove. Read More Living an endless summer Delightful to chat with Alan and Joyce on a glorious summer’s day at Little Waipa reserve. Joyce was setting out the table and chairs in a sunny spot overlooking the Waikato River after a chillyish night with temperature inside the caravan at a brisk 11º. Read More The perils of a coiled power supply cord Some caravanners are connecting a 230 volt power supply, via a lead, that is “coiled on a reel”, which is not completely “uncoiled” from the cable drum.This is not good practice. Here is why. Read More Camp au naturel There are many ways to have a summer camping holiday, and everyone has their own reasons for choosing where they camp, how they camp and who they camp with. Some folk choose to go where they can shed their clothes along with the stresses and worries of every day life. Read More Hokitika beach sculpture ​ Read More Whanganui vintage camping In January, 70 adults and 25 young people took part in an All Points camp at the Whanganui Intermediate School for the Whanganui Vintage Weekend. They camped in a mix of caravans, tents, motor homes and small vans and many camped as family groups or with their friends. Read More Waihopai camp and the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival Our All Points Camping NZ park and camp was at the Waihopai Community Centre and Reserve, 16km away from Marlborough’s iconic wine and food event. Read More Three octogenarian campers Between them they have over 240 years of camping experience. Read More Three singers at Campfest ’24 Got to sing with these amazing girls — Karen Clarke & Tina Turley. AWESOME. Read More Stop and stay with your DOG North Island. South Island. Free, low cost and paid. Read More Land of the Lotus Just a 15min drive from the Whangarei you’ll find Land of the Lotus – Water Gardens and Banana Park. A must stopover for all garden lovers. Read More Scottland Motorhome Park The perfect private park out of Bannockburn. On the top of a ridge looking down to Cromwell one side, Carricktown the other, it’s a windy spot with dramatic views, dramatic weather and the history of the valley is dramatic as well. Read More Events: Camping Camping events in Autumn. Read More Getting outdoors A suite of Facebook groups from NZ Fun Adventures to encourage you outdoors. Read More Festivals and Shows These events either offer overnight parking or the local area provides options. Read More DOC campsites 1: In the north: Fill in the spaces There are more than 200 DOC sites throughout New Zealand, 34 in the north. Work out which15 of those in the north fit the grid. Read More Camping and RV Businesses Services Self containment, LPG work, electrical work, motorhome work & more. Read More All Points Camping Club of NZ Membership support. Friendly, inclusive camping events. Nationwide savings. Lobbying support for campers’ rights. 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  • Index: 6 Summer 2023 | Camping the Kiwi Way

    Index Camping The Kiwi Way, Summer 2023 • Well worth the walk. Wild. Magnificent. • Mavis and all her DIY: Here’s a brilliant idea… • Who is advocating for NZ campers? • Tips for a family camping trip. • 50 years camping at Morison’s Bush • RV & camper services Table of contents A linked list of the magazine contents. Editorial An El Niño summer gives a sterner edge to commonsense precautions. Caught in the middle or a camper upgrade? Encourage the small towns to love us. Self-containment certification: Which one is yours? Identify which kind of self containment you have, and be clear about where you are allowed to camp, so you can avoid fines and hassles What to do? With the new self-containment system in disarray, what do you do with your new build, conversion or upgrade? Four choices. The freedom camping law needs to change Seven things to fix • Use the current standard. • Remove the fixed toilet fetish. • Remove the offence “preparing to freedom camp” — who can determine intentions? • Make the delivery of offence notices fair. • Remove the revised definition of homelessness. • Ensure adequate facilities for all travellers. • Differentiate between citizens and tourists. Well worth the walk Wharariki Beach is a wild, magnificent, and windswept long sandy beach, home of the Archway Islands, and can be found at the northernmost point of the South Island — west of Cape Farewell Teardrop camping Teardrop camping Mavis and all her DIY It all started with needing a new roof hatch… well not exactly needing, but more a case of wanting. Out with the old and in with the new. You have to be here… We gathered in Alexandra in Autumn, four of us and a dog. It’s a great season for biking in Central Otago, not too hot, and the weather is usually settled. Who is advocating for New Zealanders who go camping? Three national groups speak on behalf of NZ campers: the All Points Camping Club of NZ, the NZMCA, and the Responsible Campers Association Biking the Waikato River Trails Here’s the exciting opportunities for your stay and cycle journey on the Waikato River Trails. Dehydrated dinners Initially I bought a dehydrator to make fruit snacks for tramping. Over time, friends inspired me to use my dehydrator to make pre-cooked dinners. There’s no need to rush this Summer. Is it better on the other side? The new self-containment regulations that the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board are trying to implement have more bumps, twists and turns than the North Island Saddle Road. Fire safety: Caravans and sleep-outs Caravans and sleep-outs are great fun, but they also carry a much greater risk of fire than a traditional home. These tips will help keep you safe: Fire blankets Fire blankets are useful for covering cooking related fires, and for wrapping around a person to smother a clothing fire. Lithium-ion battery safety Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are everywhere, from e-bikes & vapes and power tools. They are light, compact, and long-lasting, but can be a fire hazard if they are damaged, mishandled, or improperly disposed of. LiFePO4 are a safe choice for a motorhome or caravan Phosphate-based batteries, like lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries, offer a superior chemical and mechanical structure that does not overheat to unsafe levels. The best medicine Sometimes the best medicine you need is going somewhere with no phone signal so you can spend the whole day just giving each other shit. Electrical warrant of fitness certifications Well the holiday season is almost upon us and nearly here, and everyone will be getting their caravans, motorhomes and boats checked to make sure everything is operational. Van tour of the op shops We love freedom camping, and great charity recycle shops. My vintage-clothes-obsessed daughter and I did a wee roadie and filled her with treasures (lower North Island). Bus Porn at Winter Woodie Bus Porn at Winter Woodie, Woodville, June. RV Fridge Basics Most fridges are essentially pumps. They move heat from where it is not wanted to where it does not matter. All work like this. They differ in how they do it — and also how well they do it. This article covers the basics. NZers go everywhere to camp This trip is the adventure I’ve dreamed of my whole life. Something different that will challenge me and possibly the closest I can get to Timbuktu for now, so I’m super excited. The worst part about going camping is coming home! Being out in nature and sitting around the fire sharing stories is my happy place as I’m sure it is for many people. Ten tips for a successful family camping trip If you’re preparing to head off on your Summer family camping trip, whether it’s a short trip or a long trip, we’ve put together 10 tips to make your trip just that bit smoother. Car journeys with kids No matter the age of your children, there’s always the car journey and the inevitable “are we there yet?” and “how much longer?” Sunday morning flag raising Sunday morning flag raising The Bay of Plenty family camp at Paengaroa. 8 days a week and 8 years to celebrate On the 31 December 2023 our inclusive, national camping club will be 8 years old. The All Points Camping Club was officially launched 31 December 2015. It’s been a journey and a half. NZ’s independent national network for self-containment certification authority With a national network of more than 170 self-containment testing officers, NZ Lifestyle Camping supports the NZ leisure camping industry Fishing Fishing. Do you need a permit for your BBQ? No fire permit is needed for a charcoal BBQ in a restricted fire season if you meet certain safety requirements. No fire permit is needed for gas BBQs but here is how to do it safely. Sharing the summertime I was incredibly lucky to be invited to visit at a ‘permanent’ summer camp run by a 4WD club, several summers ago. Looking good Looking good. I hit the Patrol with the automotive cleaner from motomuck and the old girl’s looking better than ever! 50 years of camping at Morison’s Bush I think it was 1973 when I first went camping at Morison’s Bush. Mt Cook from the Lake Pukaki Mt Cook from the Lake Pukaki freedom camping area. ©2023 M Richardson DOC update Coromandel , Hector’s dolphins, Kaimai tracks, Tongariro Alpine Crossing, The Heaphy Track, Pike29 Memorial Track , southern tracks, Hump Ridge Track Word search: Tent camping Here’s a word search relating to camping in a tent. Nothing but blue skies… From my early years a blue sky has affected me and inspired me beyond comprehension, it has always spoken to me of distant horizons and unexplored parts. Battle Hill Farm Forest Park: A great Summer camping spot This super affordable camp ground close to Wellington, Hutt Valley and Kapiti is situated on a former farm and a significant historical site. Coffee while wild camping How do you prepare your coffee while wild camping? It’s fresh ground beans in an aeropress for me! Horahora Domain Horahora Domain has everything any water-sport enthusiast could want. Situated right on the banks of the Waikato River, 2 mins off SH 1 it is the perfect stop whether you’re heading north or south. Reefton It was a winter stay by the river in Reefton, on The West Coast. We are allowed 2 consecutive nights (certified self-contained). Snow on the mountain Snow on the mountains behind Reefton EVENTS — Camping Camping events this summer. Hi, I’m Fran Hi, I’m Fran and I have lived on the road a long time. It’s a great life. EVENTS — Festivals and Shows Events for people who camp. Some are restricted to certified self contained vehicles, some restrict or ban pets. Check the event website for details. The end of the road End of the road, top of the west coast, north of Karamea, one of New Zealand’s truly isolated places. Highly recommended Rv & Camper services Find the services you need for your camping or motorhoming. Summer 2023 ISSUE 6 CONTENTS PDF BUY ISSN 2815-827X (Online) | ISSN:2815-8261 (Print) ISSUE 6 editor@campingthekiwiway.org

  • Index: 2 Summer 22 | Camping the Kiwi Way

    Index Summer, Issue 2, Camping the Kiwi Way Buy a copy, subscribe for a year's worth of copies, read it on paper, read it here or read the pdf. The choice is yours. This issue is kindly sponsored by the All Points Camping Club of NZ and NZ Lifestyle Camping. Taking a left turn Are you a mainstream traveler, always following the main highways or are you a diversionist, taking that chance to detour from the main route to explore and maybe encounter something new or different? On our recent trip north we decided to veer from the main flow of traffic and take a left turn. Editorial: A long hot summer As we move towards summer the cabbage trees are in full and generous flower, the sign of a long hot summer to come, I am told. Explore the far flung, out-of-the-way places this summer Gore Bay Gore Bay Camp is a small camp. The facilities are old, but usable. Such a great place to go for a weekend break close to our home in Christchurch. Cycle touring: Part II, Southland to the West Coast After my ride from Canterbury to Southland, the next step was to continue my clockwise circuit of the Island. Ready for tomorrow’s ride I’m in Rotorua today (MTB Mecca) ready for tomorrow’s ride, the Whakarewarewa Forest Loop: 33km, 3hr. Another one of the 23 Great Rides of NZ. ckw.nz/great-rides ©2022 Andrew Morton Freedom camping, November 1964 One of my first memories of camping was at ‘Spec Creek’. You won’t find it on a map — it was just some little creek on the side of the road, somewhere in Central Otago, where our car broke down. There was nothing there. How many freedom campers are there? Nobody knows. The Ministry has made some guesses. Talking to four van loads of international tourists On my last roadie I met and chatted with four van loads of international tourists from UK, Australia and Germany who have been freedom camping around NZ in small (slider-type) hire vans from Escape or Jucy. #vanlife #ontheroadagain #freedomcampingnz Camping / caravan tips — Setup / packup Do you struggle when you set up your camp or your caravan? Pick and pedal Is that e-bike right for you? Many New Zealanders are now moving to e-bikes and they definitely have health advantages while being cheap to operate and maintain. Back in the days — Circa 2008 Back in the days — Circa 2008. That caravan was damned heavy behind the bike. Implications for councils of the proposed ‘Nash bill Here are the issues to consider with the major legislative change which is currently proposed and going through Select Committee hearings. Now is the time to voice any concerns or issues your council has with this bill. Buckets, gladwrap, and gossip The Minister of Tourism the opened the speaking with gossip of buckets covered in gladwrap being used as toilets in motorhomes. Wild camping with a dog on a wet wild night It was a very wet, rainy camp with my dog in a dense bush. It was Bentley's first overnighter using a tent & fly. Choosing an internet provider It’s a thorny problem, deciding how to connect to the internet on the road — so many different choices, plans and options; so many unfamiliar concepts. Here’s a ‘simple’ guide. Here are the steps: • First: understand what you want or need. • Second: find out what is available and what it costs. • Third sleep on it, ask around, sleep on it again. • Fourth: decide between using a mobile phone, a modem (or satellite) for the internet. • Fifth: review available plans. Choose. Maybe sleep on it again. • Sixth: Sign up. The Wild Wairarapa Coast We spent a few days on the coast out from Martinborough, Te Awati camping area and then back to North Tora Reserve, some very rough coastline. Ready for a family weekend away camping Ready for a family weekend away camping. National Parks : Game Can you place all the national parks? How we solved a problem and started a new business It’s four years now since John first decided to do something to make emptying our toilet cassette easier and cleaner. dumpmate.co.nz Overnight beside the Aparima River I slept overnight beside the Aparima River near Opio (Southland). Worth a detour: The Marokopa River Valley Next time you’re in the Waitomo area (the Waikato region of the North Island) it’s worth the detour to check out three natural landmarks that are really close together, on the Te Anga Road. Freedom camping on the East Cape Gisborne District Council have very clear freedom camping bylaws which demand waste management, #leavenotrace principles. These bylaws clearly follow the intent of the Freedom Camping Act and look to be the perfect example for other districts Nokomai station Nokomai station on the way to Queenstown. We went there as kids; now we take our kids there. Caravan & Motorhome Electrics by Collyn Rivers This is a book for people who want to understand how their electrics work as well as for people who are designing / building / converting a caravan or motorhome. Fishing at Kingston Secured a magical spot beside the lakes edge at Kingston freedom camp and went fishing. South Island Lakes: Game Can you fill in the blanks? Camping without a fridge: chilly bins and cooler bags In the old days, people used “meat safes” or “safes” but my experience is with chilly bins or Esky cooler bags. Evaporation can lower the temperature as much as 15°C Pannekoeken for breakfast Every trip we make a breakfast fruits pancake. Usually apple pannekoeken. Best brunch option ever, and a traditional favourite! Hitting the Northland beaches — Stop and Stay Heading up to the top of the North Island to see Cape Reinga is on most people’s bucket lists. For those who enjoy a bit of camping, finding that perfect spot to stay is an added bonus. Finding two such places is something special. Tapotupotu DOC campsite. Matauri Bay Holiday Park TIP: Solar panel cleaning Except in rainy areas solar panels need cleaning from time to time. Never wipe them dry and especially do not polish them Finally made it out to Ocean Beach Finally made it out to Ocean Beach in Whangarei. Mavis in her natural habitat. Hints and tips on toilet cassettes I figured Heather and John had put lots of time into thinking into how best to manage a toilet cassette as they developed their Dump Mate, so I asked them to share their best tips with us. Editor A DIY tool to unscrew the top of the cassette This tool takes some of the pressure off the plastic lugs, that get some stress every time you open up the cassette for cleaning. Katikati coastal estuary cycle way Cycling on a stunning Spring day around the Katikati coastal estuary cycle way. Instagrammable: making the most of instagram So many travellers, campers, and vanlifers are recording their journeys on 'the gram' these days, sharing snippets of their lives, packaged neatly in squares or reels. Beware of what you see though stories Purakaunui Bay Campsite What a stunner this place was! Nothing like falling asleep to the sound of waves crashing on the beach. Test the person not the vehicle RCAi is a strong advocate for positive solutions to any freedom camping issue, working to protect the right to freedom camp on public land in line with the current permissive Freedom Camping Act, and the Bill of Rights Act. Responsible camping — whether using a pup tent or staying in a house-bus — is at the heart of our mission. Another beautiful day at Tangimoana Another beautiful day at Tangimoana. (Manawatu) Preparing for the cold winter "brrrrrr's" Darn, we could only get the new heater up to 10ºC on that night, and woke to a -3ºC frost. We opened the oven door, lit the gas and waited for sunshine. Now’s the time to plan or prepare your caravan, bus or motorhome for next winter. I asked Linda to tell us about her journey to warm up their bus. Editor Tanners Point Paradise is when you coddiwomple to a pristine tidal bay for a swim and discover what the locals already know. Articles from Collyn Rivers Three helpful articles on electrics. Clifden Suspension Bridge Car camping allows me to still enjoy the outdoors, here at Clifden Suspension. Bridge NZers go camping: clubs & groups on Facebook Found on Facebook: NZ Cycling groups; NZ Women travelling; NZ Camping groups EVENTS — Camping Camps advertised by All Points Camping and NZ Fun Adventures For more camps keep an eye on allpointscampingnz.org/events & ckw.nz/nzfunadventures-events (FB) EVENTS — Festivals and Shows These events offer an opportunity for people to overnight while they attend. Some are restricted to certified self contained vehicles, some restrict or ban pets. Check the event website for details. Summer 2022 ISSUE 2 CONTENTS PDF BUY ISSN 2815-827X (Online) | ISSN:2815-8261 (Print) ISSUE 2 editor@campingthekiwiway.org

  • Index: 3 Autumn 2023 | Camping the Kiwi Way

    Index Autumn, Issue 3, Camping the Kiwi Way We bring you travel stories, tips, wonderful places to visit, insight into political changes, some solid information, a puzzle, light reading, serious reading and some fun browsing. NZ is a camping culture NZ is a camping culture This makes us who we are, connects us to our environment like nothing else 700 Campers at Kaitoke Kaitoke saw over 700 campers on Waitangi weekend. Editorial: looking back, looking forward On shanks’s pony, in kayaks, boats, bikes, cars, vans, caravans, pop tops, tear drops, motorhomes, we have spread out over the summer, loving our country. Tautuku Hut Track: Family-friendly tramping in the Catlins Tautuku Hut is a lesser-known DOC hut in the Catlins. It is short and sweet, making it a great first overnight tramp for families. Myself and another mama picked this as our first overnight tramp with our babies. We picked this as our first overnight tramp with our babies Events Camping events on this Autumn Festivals & Shows Festivals where you can stay, that are on this Autumn (and a bit beyond) A beautiful country, but… Hold on a minute, we are campers and have most of the items required to survive the first few days of an emergency without outside assistance. we have the equipment, experience, and resilience to cope with adverse conditions: it is what we do Our little escape pod We love our little caravan not just for holidays but for other emergency get-a-ways, should the situation call for it. Vans can be SMALL but MIGHTY resources Vans can be SMALL but MIGHTY resources. Orange Sky are providing shower and laundry services to many in flood-affected areas right now. Ten hours into a power cut Ten hours into a power cut with this cyclone .... THEN I remembered I've got full batteries in Mavis! Cheine Matheson A storm over the DOC Homestead campsite A storm over the DOC Homestead campsite near St Bathans, Central Otago. ©2023 Tony Kissel Along a sandy beach I rode on a trailer being towed along a long sandy beach. I squashed a few sandflies and went to bed blissfully happy each night. HELLO 2023 I was invited to spend the New Year with friends at their crib at Papatowai. I went to bed blissfully happy each night Mavis bringing in the New Year Mavis bringing in the New Year at Pahoia Beach, Bay of Plenty. © 2023 Cheine Matheson What’s in a name? Is freedom camping actually free? Who and how many are freedom camping? Freedom camping is NEITHER free from cost NOR free from responsibility Greymouth Star pinged Their title: “Freedom campers pinged”. A prime example of poor and emotive reporting. Nowhere special Our trip to the Bridge to Nowhere, on the Whanganui river, will always be a special memory that I share with my 84 year old mother. Small kayak camping I see a lot of really big setups on Facebook, so I thought I'd share my 'small' kayak camping setup for the weekend. sometimes it's about enjoying things simply Simple is good Yep, simple is good. Tony Dennerley Can the travelling camper save NZ's small rural communities? Smaller rural communities should be welcoming these thousands of travellers with open arms. If these communities create opportunities for travellers, to camp or stay... Pipiriki Eight days so far; 1300km in the car plus 216km on the mountain bike, and 45 days to go. Why do I love camping so much? For me it's not the destination for me, it's about the senses Bulls: heading to CAMPFEST Where to stay if you are heading to or from Bulls. For CAMP FEST, or just to visit Bulls. Camping and exploring in the Rangitikei Rangatikei spreads from the western white sand beaches through river escarpment up to the Central Plateau. It is fed by two major State Highways, SH1 and SH3, three major river systems and part of Te Araroa — New Zealand’s Trail. Want NZ? See Westport Want NZ? See Westport SOG®: Fresh air in your toilet With an electrically powered ventilator, SOG removes odours coming from the toilet eliminating the need for toilet chemicals. A great two weeks at Waihora Domain It was a great two weeks at Waihora Domain in Motukarara. Linda Butler. Mavis at the Pahoia Beach Park Here's Mavis hosting the family at Pahoia Beach Park. A must visit place for animal lovers. Bay of Plenty. Cheine Matheson RV services North Is The new Driftaway camping ground The new Driftaway camping ground at Frankton in Queenstown. I have stayed in a car, and in a tent. Dogs are welcome. There are bbqs, a playground, breathtaking views, swimming in the lake and a hot tub for adults. RV services South Is South Arm, Lake Manapouri South Arm, Lake Manapouri, in March. DOC. Tony Kissel Hidden gems: Small Towns Many of the small historic towns around New Zealand are becoming ghost towns and will be lost to us forever unless, we, the traveling community, do something about it. Consider stopping for a night or three at one of the smaller towns or villages If the law changes: Managing self-containment From a small van to a large bus, there are thousands of commercially or home-built vehicles on our roads, providing travellers with all the necessary comforts of living, while they are also self contained. It is camper behaviour which makes you responsible, not the equipment you have in your vehicle Tramping the Kaweka Forest Park I love the freedom that carrying an ultralight tent provides, it empowers you to camp wherever your legs can take you. Gap year I am currently helping my daughter build her own camper as she wants to take a gap year and see our beautiful country. Crispian Cycle camping: Part 3: completing the South Island circuit My ride from Rangiora around the South Island had been interrupted near Hokitika, but I was determined to restart it. I chose to do that at Sheffield and head west from there over Porters and Arthurs Pass. Mountain biking If it was that easy, everyone would do it. Back at Motukarara Back at Motukarara under the lovely trees on a hot day. Marshmamallows by the fire MarshmaMallows by the fire. Walter Peak, early Autumn I woke to a misty morning at Mavora Lake camp. I repacked the Toyota Estima and drove the dusty gravel road to Walter Peak Station. Recipes for camping Recipes for Rocks and Gravel, Paneer and Vege Curry and Tuna Pasta. Camp cooking when the fresh food is running out. Marshmamallows in the rain Marty toasting marshmallows in the rain. 5th wheeler best in camp Quinney’s Bush camp: ‘5th wheeler best in camp’. Kekerengu Kekerengu The power of freedom camping bylaws Bylaws differ between regions of Aotearoa New Zealand, and do not exist in almost half of all council districts. Bylaws are created by local authorities — regional and district councils — to manage public land and facilities. Away with the dog We grab any chance to pack the Toyota Estima and the dog and just go. South Island lakes: fill in the blanks Fill in the blanks: South Island Lakes. Waiting on a law change As this magazine goes to print we are waiting to hear the government select committee’s recommendation on the bill introduced by Stuart Nash MP. In a time when we should be encouraging NZer’s to be better prepared and more resilient ... Another thing ticked off I found the APC decal and first thing I did was to place it on the back of my camper van. Another thing I can tick off. Waihopai Reserve A weekend exploring the Waihopai Reserve in Marlborough. Chameleon Barbara Sanders’ Chameleon is ready for the road. Fiat Ducato Motorhome Owners NZ Our very first Fiat Ducato owners rally was held in Rotorua, late 2022. A chance for owners to help one another with problems, issues and share experiences and knowledge. Mountain Mamas NZ Mountain Mamas NZ is an online community of New Zealand-based mamas with a love of the great outdoors. We regularly share hiking trails, campsites, outdoor guides and inspirational posts on our social media and website. Rarangi DOC campground: Stop and stay By the sea, only twenty minutes from Blenheim, Rarangi is an easy flat drive. Ngati Toa Domain:Stop and stay The loveliest freedom camping spot before the Cook Strait ferries. Tear drop camping on a NI bike trip Camping on a NI bike trip: the teardrop, tarp, comfy chairs, a table and a BBQ. Our first camper! A pop top. Murchison, Labour Weekend An All Points Camping gathering at Murchison. Autumn 2023 ISSUE 3 CONTENTS PDF BUY ISSN 2815-827X (Online) | ISSN:2815-8261 (Print) ISSUE 3 editor@campingthekiwiway.org

  • Camping the Kiwi Way, Issue 3, Autumn 2023

    Autumn 2023 ISSUE 3 INDEX PDF BUY Select kind of articles to show Autumn, Issue 3, Camping the Kiwi Way We bring you travel stories, tips, wonderful places to visit, insight into political changes, some solid information, a puzzle, light reading, serious reading and some fun browsing. Read More NZ is a camping culture NZ is a camping culture This makes us who we are, connects us to our environment like nothing else Read More 700 Campers at Kaitoke Kaitoke saw over 700 campers on Waitangi weekend. Read More Editorial: looking back, looking forward On shanks’s pony, in kayaks, boats, bikes, cars, vans, caravans, pop tops, tear drops, motorhomes, we have spread out over the summer, loving our country. Read More Tautuku Hut Track: Family-friendly tramping in the Catlins Tautuku Hut is a lesser-known DOC hut in the Catlins. It is short and sweet, making it a great first overnight tramp for families. Myself and another mama picked this as our first overnight tramp with our babies. Read More Events Camping events on this Autumn Read More Festivals & Shows Festivals where you can stay, that are on this Autumn (and a bit beyond) Read More A beautiful country, but… Hold on a minute, we are campers and have most of the items required to survive the first few days of an emergency without outside assistance. Read More Our little escape pod We love our little caravan not just for holidays but for other emergency get-a-ways, should the situation call for it. Read More Vans can be SMALL but MIGHTY resources Vans can be SMALL but MIGHTY resources. Orange Sky are providing shower and laundry services to many in flood-affected areas right now. Read More Ten hours into a power cut Ten hours into a power cut with this cyclone .... THEN I remembered I've got full batteries in Mavis! Cheine Matheson Read More A storm over the DOC Homestead campsite A storm over the DOC Homestead campsite near St Bathans, Central Otago. ©2023 Tony Kissel Read More Along a sandy beach I rode on a trailer being towed along a long sandy beach. I squashed a few sandflies and went to bed blissfully happy each night. Read More HELLO 2023 I was invited to spend the New Year with friends at their crib at Papatowai. Read More Mavis bringing in the New Year Mavis bringing in the New Year at Pahoia Beach, Bay of Plenty. © 2023 Cheine Matheson Read More What’s in a name? Is freedom camping actually free? Who and how many are freedom camping? Read More Greymouth Star pinged Their title: “Freedom campers pinged”. A prime example of poor and emotive reporting. Read More Nowhere special Our trip to the Bridge to Nowhere, on the Whanganui river, will always be a special memory that I share with my 84 year old mother. Read More Small kayak camping I see a lot of really big setups on Facebook, so I thought I'd share my 'small' kayak camping setup for the weekend. Read More Simple is good Yep, simple is good. Tony Dennerley Read More Can the travelling camper save NZ's small rural communities? Smaller rural communities should be welcoming these thousands of travellers with open arms. Read More Pipiriki Eight days so far; 1300km in the car plus 216km on the mountain bike, and 45 days to go. Read More Why do I love camping so much? For me it's not the destination Read More Bulls: heading to CAMPFEST Where to stay if you are heading to or from Bulls. For CAMP FEST, or just to visit Bulls. Read More Camping and exploring in the Rangitikei Rangatikei spreads from the western white sand beaches through river escarpment up to the Central Plateau. It is fed by two major State Highways, SH1 and SH3, three major river systems and part of Te Araroa — New Zealand’s Trail. Read More Want NZ? See Westport Want NZ? See Westport Read More SOG®: Fresh air in your toilet With an electrically powered ventilator, SOG removes odours coming from the toilet eliminating the need for toilet chemicals. Read More A great two weeks at Waihora Domain It was a great two weeks at Waihora Domain in Motukarara. Linda Butler. Read More Mavis at the Pahoia Beach Park Here's Mavis hosting the family at Pahoia Beach Park. A must visit place for animal lovers. Bay of Plenty. Cheine Matheson Read More RV services North Is ​ Read More The new Driftaway camping ground The new Driftaway camping ground at Frankton in Queenstown. I have stayed in a car, and in a tent. Dogs are welcome. There are bbqs, a playground, breathtaking views, swimming in the lake and a hot tub for adults. Read More RV services South Is ​ Read More South Arm, Lake Manapouri South Arm, Lake Manapouri, in March. DOC. Tony Kissel Read More Hidden gems: Small Towns Many of the small historic towns around New Zealand are becoming ghost towns and will be lost to us forever unless, we, the traveling community, do something about it. Read More If the law changes: Managing self-containment From a small van to a large bus, there are thousands of commercially or home-built vehicles on our roads, providing travellers with all the necessary comforts of living, while they are also self contained. Read More Tramping the Kaweka Forest Park I love the freedom that carrying an ultralight tent provides, it empowers you to camp wherever your legs can take you. Read More Gap year I am currently helping my daughter build her own camper as she wants to take a gap year and see our beautiful country. Crispian Read More Cycle camping: Part 3: completing the South Island circuit My ride from Rangiora around the South Island had been interrupted near Hokitika, but I was determined to restart it. I chose to do that at Sheffield and head west from there over Porters and Arthurs Pass. Read More Mountain biking If it was that easy, everyone would do it. Read More Back at Motukarara Back at Motukarara under the lovely trees on a hot day. Read More Marshmamallows by the fire MarshmaMallows by the fire. Read More Walter Peak, early Autumn I woke to a misty morning at Mavora Lake camp. I repacked the Toyota Estima and drove the dusty gravel road to Walter Peak Station. Read More Recipes for camping Recipes for Rocks and Gravel, Paneer and Vege Curry and Tuna Pasta. Camp cooking when the fresh food is running out. Read More Marshmamallows in the rain Marty toasting marshmallows in the rain. Read More 5th wheeler best in camp Quinney’s Bush camp: ‘5th wheeler best in camp’. Read More Kekerengu Kekerengu Read More The power of freedom camping bylaws Bylaws differ between regions of Aotearoa New Zealand, and do not exist in almost half of all council districts. Bylaws are created by local authorities — regional and district councils — to manage public land and facilities. Read More Away with the dog We grab any chance to pack the Toyota Estima and the dog and just go. Read More South Island lakes: fill in the blanks Fill in the blanks: South Island Lakes. Read More Waiting on a law change As this magazine goes to print we are waiting to hear the government select committee’s recommendation on the bill introduced by Stuart Nash MP. Read More Another thing ticked off I found the APC decal and first thing I did was to place it on the back of my camper van. Another thing I can tick off. Read More Waihopai Reserve A weekend exploring the Waihopai Reserve in Marlborough. Read More Chameleon Barbara Sanders’ Chameleon is ready for the road. Read More Fiat Ducato Motorhome Owners NZ Our very first Fiat Ducato owners rally was held in Rotorua, late 2022. A chance for owners to help one another with problems, issues and share experiences and knowledge. Read More Mountain Mamas NZ Mountain Mamas NZ is an online community of New Zealand-based mamas with a love of the great outdoors. We regularly share hiking trails, campsites, outdoor guides and inspirational posts on our social media and website. Read More Rarangi DOC campground: Stop and stay By the sea, only twenty minutes from Blenheim, Rarangi is an easy flat drive. Read More Ngati Toa Domain:Stop and stay The loveliest freedom camping spot before the Cook Strait ferries. Read More Tear drop camping on a NI bike trip Camping on a NI bike trip: the teardrop, tarp, comfy chairs, a table and a BBQ. Read More Our first camper! A pop top. Read More Murchison, Labour Weekend An All Points Camping gathering at Murchison. Read More ISSN 2815-827X (Online) | ISSN:2815-8261 (Print) ISSUE 3 editor@campingthekiwiway.org

  • Camping the Kiwi Way, Issue 6, Summer 2023

    Summer 2023 ISSUE 6 INDEX PDF BUY Select kind of articles to show Camping The Kiwi Way, Summer 2023 • Well worth the walk. Wild. Magnificent. • Mavis and all her DIY: Here’s a brilliant idea… • Who is advocating for NZ campers? • Tips for a family camping trip. • 50 years camping at Morison’s Bush • RV & camper services Read More Table of contents A linked list of the magazine contents. Read More Editorial An El Niño summer gives a sterner edge to commonsense precautions. Caught in the middle or a camper upgrade? Encourage the small towns to love us. Read More Self-containment certification: Which one is yours? Identify which kind of self containment you have, and be clear about where you are allowed to camp, so you can avoid fines and hassles Read More What to do? With the new self-containment system in disarray, what do you do with your new build, conversion or upgrade? Four choices. Read More The freedom camping law needs to change Seven things to fix • Use the current standard. • Remove the fixed toilet fetish. • Remove the offence “preparing to freedom camp” — who can determine intentions? • Make the delivery of offence notices fair. • Remove the revised definition of homelessness. • Ensure adequate facilities for all travellers. • Differentiate between citizens and tourists. Read More Well worth the walk Wharariki Beach is a wild, magnificent, and windswept long sandy beach, home of the Archway Islands, and can be found at the northernmost point of the South Island — west of Cape Farewell Read More Teardrop camping Teardrop camping Read More Mavis and all her DIY It all started with needing a new roof hatch… well not exactly needing, but more a case of wanting. Out with the old and in with the new. Read More You have to be here… We gathered in Alexandra in Autumn, four of us and a dog. It’s a great season for biking in Central Otago, not too hot, and the weather is usually settled. Read More Who is advocating for New Zealanders who go camping? Three national groups speak on behalf of NZ campers: the All Points Camping Club of NZ, the NZMCA, and the Responsible Campers Association Read More Biking the Waikato River Trails Here’s the exciting opportunities for your stay and cycle journey on the Waikato River Trails. Read More Dehydrated dinners Initially I bought a dehydrator to make fruit snacks for tramping. Over time, friends inspired me to use my dehydrator to make pre-cooked dinners. Read More There’s no need to rush this Summer. Is it better on the other side? The new self-containment regulations that the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board are trying to implement have more bumps, twists and turns than the North Island Saddle Road. Read More Fire safety: Caravans and sleep-outs Caravans and sleep-outs are great fun, but they also carry a much greater risk of fire than a traditional home. These tips will help keep you safe: Read More Fire blankets Fire blankets are useful for covering cooking related fires, and for wrapping around a person to smother a clothing fire. Read More Lithium-ion battery safety Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are everywhere, from e-bikes & vapes and power tools. They are light, compact, and long-lasting, but can be a fire hazard if they are damaged, mishandled, or improperly disposed of. Read More LiFePO4 are a safe choice for a motorhome or caravan Phosphate-based batteries, like lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries, offer a superior chemical and mechanical structure that does not overheat to unsafe levels. Read More The best medicine Sometimes the best medicine you need is going somewhere with no phone signal so you can spend the whole day just giving each other shit. Read More Electrical warrant of fitness certifications Well the holiday season is almost upon us and nearly here, and everyone will be getting their caravans, motorhomes and boats checked to make sure everything is operational. Read More Van tour of the op shops We love freedom camping, and great charity recycle shops. My vintage-clothes-obsessed daughter and I did a wee roadie and filled her with treasures (lower North Island). Read More Bus Porn at Winter Woodie Bus Porn at Winter Woodie, Woodville, June. Read More RV Fridge Basics Most fridges are essentially pumps. They move heat from where it is not wanted to where it does not matter. All work like this. They differ in how they do it — and also how well they do it. This article covers the basics. Read More NZers go everywhere to camp This trip is the adventure I’ve dreamed of my whole life. Something different that will challenge me and possibly the closest I can get to Timbuktu for now, so I’m super excited. Read More The worst part about going camping is coming home! Being out in nature and sitting around the fire sharing stories is my happy place as I’m sure it is for many people. Read More Ten tips for a successful family camping trip If you’re preparing to head off on your Summer family camping trip, whether it’s a short trip or a long trip, we’ve put together 10 tips to make your trip just that bit smoother. Read More Car journeys with kids No matter the age of your children, there’s always the car journey and the inevitable “are we there yet?” and “how much longer?” Read More Sunday morning flag raising Sunday morning flag raising The Bay of Plenty family camp at Paengaroa. Read More 8 days a week and 8 years to celebrate On the 31 December 2023 our inclusive, national camping club will be 8 years old. The All Points Camping Club was officially launched 31 December 2015. It’s been a journey and a half. Read More NZ’s independent national network for self-containment certification authority With a national network of more than 170 self-containment testing officers, NZ Lifestyle Camping supports the NZ leisure camping industry Read More Fishing Fishing. Read More Do you need a permit for your BBQ? No fire permit is needed for a charcoal BBQ in a restricted fire season if you meet certain safety requirements. No fire permit is needed for gas BBQs but here is how to do it safely. Read More Sharing the summertime I was incredibly lucky to be invited to visit at a ‘permanent’ summer camp run by a 4WD club, several summers ago. Read More Looking good Looking good. I hit the Patrol with the automotive cleaner from motomuck and the old girl’s looking better than ever! Read More 50 years of camping at Morison’s Bush I think it was 1973 when I first went camping at Morison’s Bush. Read More Mt Cook from the Lake Pukaki Mt Cook from the Lake Pukaki freedom camping area. ©2023 M Richardson Read More DOC update Coromandel , Hector’s dolphins, Kaimai tracks, Tongariro Alpine Crossing, The Heaphy Track, Pike29 Memorial Track , southern tracks, Hump Ridge Track Read More Word search: Tent camping Here’s a word search relating to camping in a tent. Read More Nothing but blue skies… From my early years a blue sky has affected me and inspired me beyond comprehension, it has always spoken to me of distant horizons and unexplored parts. Read More Battle Hill Farm Forest Park: A great Summer camping spot This super affordable camp ground close to Wellington, Hutt Valley and Kapiti is situated on a former farm and a significant historical site. Read More Coffee while wild camping How do you prepare your coffee while wild camping? It’s fresh ground beans in an aeropress for me! Read More Horahora Domain Horahora Domain has everything any water-sport enthusiast could want. Situated right on the banks of the Waikato River, 2 mins off SH 1 it is the perfect stop whether you’re heading north or south. Read More Reefton It was a winter stay by the river in Reefton, on The West Coast. We are allowed 2 consecutive nights (certified self-contained). Read More Snow on the mountain Snow on the mountains behind Reefton Read More EVENTS — Camping Camping events this summer. Read More Hi, I’m Fran Hi, I’m Fran and I have lived on the road a long time. It’s a great life. Read More EVENTS — Festivals and Shows Events for people who camp. Some are restricted to certified self contained vehicles, some restrict or ban pets. Check the event website for details. Read More The end of the road End of the road, top of the west coast, north of Karamea, one of New Zealand’s truly isolated places. Read More Rv & Camper services Find the services you need for your camping or motorhoming. Read More ISSN 2815-827X (Online) | ISSN:2815-8261 (Print) ISSUE 6 editor@campingthekiwiway.org

  • Camping the Kiwi Way, Issue 8, Winter 2024

    Winter 2024 Select which topic to show ISSUE 8 BUY PDF INDEX Camping The Kiwi Way, Winter 2024 We enjoyed Autumn The dangers of carbon monoxide Composting and coddiwompling RV businesses and services Read More Where are we at with self-containment and freedom camping? If you do not want to freedom camp you do not need the new green warrant. The existing blue standard and blue warrant is still acceptable for all other places that require certified self-containment (so far). Read More More for councils and govt Articles related to government activity, and camping in action. Read More Who can freedom camp from now until 7 June 2025? Certified Blue before 7/7/23, and not expired. Fixed or portable toilet. Certified Blue before 7/7/24, and not expired. Fixed toilet only. Green Warrant Read More Featured content, Winter 2024 We enjoyed Autumn The dangers of carbon monoxide Composting and coddiwompling RV businesses and services Read More Editorial I have been enjoying following along on Facebook the many campers who aren’t intimidated by the season and are planning to continue camping in Winter. Read More Getting your camping vehicle certified NZ’s independent national network for self-containment certification. With a national network of more than 170 self-containment testing officers Read More Table of contents A clickable list of all the articles Read More The road less travelled: ten lessons learned on the road Three years ago we decided to trade the hustle and bustle of everyday life for the open road. ©2024 Two Kids and a Caravan Read More AUTUMN GOLD Autumn stories from around New Zealand Read More On the cycle trail at Bannockburn On the cycle trail at Bannockburn. ©2023 Andrew Morton Read More Folding electric bike in the middle of nowhere Just met a 75 year old lady on an electric folding bike in the middle of nowhere. ©2024 Stephen Wood Read More Skippers Canyon Quite happy to have taken the tour and not my truck up Skippers Canyon. ©2024 Trisha Fisk Read More What you need for a green warrant for freedom camping The seven requirements Read More Am I freedom camping? You may be surprised to learn when you are and aren’t actually freedom camping Read More Longslip Station Well, how’s this for a welcome back into the Mackenzie Basin! — Longslip Station, Lindis Pass. ©2024 Shellie Evans. ckw.nz/shellie-fb Read More Fantail Martin got the winning photo of the birds last weekend. Fantail. ©2024 Martin Butler Read More Fire circle Fire circle on a still Autumn night. Magical. ©2024 Bette Cosgrove Read More Planning a toilet for the freedom camping green warrant? There are multiple fixed toilet options to meet your space and budget. Read More Clydesdales at Erewhon A fabulous Clydesdale wagon ride one winter at Erewhon. ©2024 M Richardson Read More Greg's Eye at Rays Rest Friday evening and Saturday morning at Rays Rest. It never disappoints. © 2024 Greg Lokes. More on FB: Greg's Eye: ckw.nz/gregs-eye Read More Venting a toilet cassette: why, what, when and how The new regulations require all black waste tanks to be vented, including those tanks that are part of a cassette-type toilet. Read More Got run off the road Got run off the road last weekend. ©2024 Vanessa Parkinson Read More Ballooning in Canterbury Today was an early start to ballooning in Canterbury. ©2024 Tony Knights. Ballooning Canterbury Read More The top of Dansey’s Pass The top of Dansey’s Pass (935 metres) looking out toward Oamaru 50 kms in the distance. ©2024 Tony Kissel Read More Rugby at Mt Somers Campers enjoying a local rugby game at Mt Somers. See p31. ©2024 Linda Butler Read More Keeping up with self-containment Articles from this issue and earlier issues on self-containment and freedom camping: changes, what to do, what to be ware of. Read More Beautiful vintage buses and trucks Lots of beautiful vintage buses and trucks in the morning mist ©2024 Rv and Tiny House Living NZ Read More To the top of the Ahuriri Valley A nice walk to the top of the Ahuriri Valley, I had the place to my self. ©2024 Tony Kissel Read More A wrap Time to start heading back south after weeks cycling. Bike packed for this afternoon’s bus trip. ©2024 Stephen Wood Read More My stew is bubbling My stew is bubbling on the fire... ©2024 RV and Tiny House Living NZ Read More Composting and coddiwompling I’m about to swap out my portable toilet for a composting waterless toilet in my camper van. Read More Hakataramea Pass ©2024 David Liddall Read More Only getting in 123 Watts Well some days it makes no difference at all how much solar you have on the roof. ©2024 Allan Henderson Read More Moving camp When you decide to move camp to a sunnier spot mid morning. ©2024 Beverley Stoneley Read More Glendhu Bay, Lake Wanaka Glendhu Bay camping ground ©2024 M Richardson Read More The phone is beautiful Take phone to a beautiful lake-edge perch... © 2024 M Richardson Read More Winter meals on the road The weather was getting colder and we were keen to have warm evening meals. Read More Hakatere Conservation Park I have fond memories of camping in the Hakatere Conservation Park, near Ashburton in the South Island. ©2024 Fiona Thomson Read More Cycle camping Cycle camping with a teardrop and a fly. ©2024 Andrew Morton Read More Carbon Monoxide poisoning The problem is that RV owners are not taking risks sufficiently seriously. Here’s the facts. Read More Post box at Rays Rest Ray’s Rest. It never disappoints. More p11©2024 Greg Lokes FB: Gregs Eye ckw.nz/gregs-eye Read More Packing the van for Booktown Packing the van for a weekend at the Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival 2024. ©2024 Bette Cosgrove Read More Walking the race I was parked up alone at the Pupu Hydro Power Scheme carpark on a Winter morning. ©2024 M RIchardson Read More Staying safe solo Travelling alone and walking alone has risks and being in places with no mobile coverage has its risks. Read More Fixing a soft floor on a UK Caravan UK caravan floors sometimes get spongy or soft. I found the repair job relatively simple to carry out. Read More Ngawi Interesting way to launch boats. ©2023 Dave Adamson Read More Close the gate Them: Please close the gate. ©2024 Dave Adamson Read More Watts & Amps Some basic science behind using electricity when camping Using electricity safely while camping requires some basic knowledge. This article explains some of the science behind this. Read More Kiwi camping coven Six solo camping women gathered beside the camp fire one autumn evening at the Viking Odyssey Weekend in Norsewood. Read More This thing is huge An elephant seal down in the harbour this afternoon. ©2024 Tony Kissel Read More Winter tips from our previous issues Winter tips never go out of date. Read More A weekend at Mt Somers "What an awesome bunch of happy campers. Fabulous weekend, weather was great, company great." Read More Diesel heating in caravans and motorhomes – it’s easy, effective and safe Easy, effective and safe, relatively affordable and easy to self-install. Read More Home brew spirits Like many hobbies and interests you can keep it simple or get into it seriously. Read More Flaxmere Garden The beauty of belonging to a camping group is we get to camp at amazing private venues. Read More Thermettes: 2 litres in 2 minutes Now it is winter most fire bans are off, though the lure of outdoor fire is not as strong. Read More Tips for campers Disposing of empty small LPG canisters, calculating the rear axle load for rear bicycle racks, iOverlander. Read More NIWA Winter climate outlook 2024 What is in store for us this winter. Read More Lake Wardel Autumn snow behind Lake Wardel, a free camping spot near Twizel, McKenzie Country. ©2022 M Richardson Read More Camping at Wanaka A beautiful place for Autumn colours and snow on the mountains, yet surprisingly mild, at least this year. Read More What is KiwiCamp? What started out as a pay-for-what-you-need set of camper facilities has evolved. Read More Staying safe as you travel Roads, weather, fire, electricity, LPG, CO, when walking Read More Mountains have their own fingerprints Understanding how to visualise the contour lines represent may help you to determine the terrain ahead. Read More DOC update Recent news from the Department of Conservation Read More Stop and stay in winter Places that provide poor-weather activities onsite or nearby. Read More Five days from Alex to Cromwell For a leisurely trip from Alexandra to Cromwell, enjoy these freedom camping spots along the way. Read More Comfort Zone, Whakatane Comfort Zone is one of those properties you will just want to keep coming back to. Read More Camping events Find a camping event you can participate in. Read More Festivals What’s on around the country. Read More Game: DOC campsites, 2 There are 28 DOC sites in the area shown in the map. How many have you been to? Read More Camping and RV Businesses Services Need something done on your camper? Need self-containment? A national online register. Read More National services for travellers Wherever you are in the country, find people to help. Read More All Points Camping NZ’s inclusive, friendly, camping club. Read More ISSN 2815-827X (Online) | ISSN:2815-8261 (Print) ISSUE 8 editor@campingthekiwiway.org

  • AllIssues

    Self containment articles (all issues) Editorial When I began assembling this issue I came up against a dilemma. How to inspire without sweeping under the carpet the negative things happening for freedom camping in New Zealand? 4 Page , 7 Autumn 2024 Read More Self-containment warrant cards: Which one is yours? What you can do with your particular warrant card. 6 Page , 7 Autumn 2024 Read More So you want to freedom camp We are in a transition period from the old ‘blue’ warrant system to a new ‘green’ warrant system. The transition period is set to expire 7 June ’25. There is a small possibility that the Minister might choose to extend the transition period: it could help, with so many needing to be certified by so few. 8 Page , 7 Autumn 2024 Read More What is ‘self-contained’, anyway? Self-containment is at the heart of the the latest raft of freedom camping changes instituted in 2023. 10 Page , 7 Autumn 2024 Read More Enforcement of freedom camping rules Offences to avoid when freedom camping. Who has to pay, Knowing or not knowing you have been ‘infringed’. What information must enforcement officers give? What information are you required to give? You can be required to leave. Impounding things. 12 Page , 7 Autumn 2024 Read More I am not freedom camping’ cards We are now in a surreal world of peculiar freedom camping rules. Every camping vehicle is now at risk of substantial fines, wherever it is parked, as the new offence of “preparing to freedom camp” is defined as “parking”. 14 Page , 7 Autumn 2024 Read More Do your bit: Task of the week Let one person in authority know you want to protect your right to freedom camp on public land. 16 Page , 7 Autumn 2024 Read More No more freedom camping No more freedom camping for these responsible campers. No room for a fixed loo… 16 Page , 7 Autumn 2024 Read More Kaikōura: the freedom camping Wild West Why stick to the law if you can get away with whatever takes your fancy? 18 Page , 7 Autumn 2024 Read More 7 days a week 7 days a week, NZ Lifestyle Camping works to support NZ campers and the commercial vehicle industry that require certified self-containment 21 Page , 7 Autumn 2024 Read More Kiwi camping with a difference It all started with a chance conversation with friends about a special birthday coming up & the fact that I wanted to take my wife & kids on a trip to the South Island. 23 Page , 7 Autumn 2024 Read More My caravan that floats Our family owns a 24ft (7.3 metre) trailer sailer. It is a bit like a floating caravan and we have had many camping holidays on the water. 26 Page , 7 Autumn 2024 Read More Camping and RV Businesses Services Self containment, LPG work, electrical work, motorhome work & more. 43 Page , 7 Autumn 2024 Read More A small, beautiful cassette toilet There is a cassette toilet in that beautifully crafted cabinet. 16 Page , 5 Spring 2023 Read More Freedom camping & self-containment status, spring 2023 The short version 4 Page , 5 Spring 2023 Read More Freedom camping: who does what The structure of the self containment system. 4 Page , 5 Spring 2023 Read More Update: Self-containment and freedom camping changes The Government’s recent changes to Freedom Camping and self-containment certification are now being implemented. These changes mean that over the next 18 to 24 months new regulations may impact your freedom camping. 18 Page , 5 Spring 2023 Read More Freedom camping under the new law There are new penalties and some exemptions. Are you homeless, or making a lifestyle choice? Who gets fined and how they are notified. The law is vague. Councils and enforcement officers have to make it work. 2 Page , 5 Spring 2023 Read More This is the story of three types of self-contained vehicles… Baby Bear, Mama Bear and Papa Bear campers 26 Page , 5 Spring 2023 Read More RV & Camper business services Find businesses and services 35 Page , 5 Spring 2023 Read More Editorial: The good news The really good news: only 47 infringements issued: 0.03% of the freedom campers. 4 Page , 4 Winter 2023 Read More 8 degrees of harm Societal harm caused by the new self contained motor vehicles legislation. With change there always consequences. While some changes are positive and beneficial sometimes consequences cause a degree of harm. 7 Page , 4 Winter 2023 Read More Self containment changes in brief What you need to know if you are currently self-contained, currently certified self-contained, planning to be self-contained, not self-contained, or wanting to freedom camp, now the law has changed. 36 Page , 4 Winter 2023 Read More NZ lifestyle camping NZ Lifestyle Camping supports a national network of more than 160 self-containment testing officers throughout NZ and is committed to supporting the NZ leisure camping industry. 36 Page , 4 Winter 2023 Read More RV & Camper business services Find business to help you with your camper or RV. 37 Page , 4 Winter 2023 Read More A beautiful country, but… Hold on a minute, we are campers and have most of the items required to survive the first few days of an emergency without outside assistance. 7 Page , 3 Autumn 2023 Read More Our little escape pod We love our little caravan not just for holidays but for other emergency get-a-ways, should the situation call for it. 7 Page , 3 Autumn 2023 Read More What’s in a name? Is freedom camping actually free? Who and how many are freedom camping? 2 Page , 3 Autumn 2023 Read More If the law changes: Managing self-containment From a small van to a large bus, there are thousands of commercially or home-built vehicles on our roads, providing travellers with all the necessary comforts of living, while they are also self contained. 19 Page , 3 Autumn 2023 Read More The power of freedom camping bylaws Bylaws differ between regions of Aotearoa New Zealand, and do not exist in almost half of all council districts. Bylaws are created by local authorities — regional and district councils — to manage public land and facilities. 28 Page , 3 Autumn 2023 Read More Waiting on a law change As this magazine goes to print we are waiting to hear the government select committee’s recommendation on the bill introduced by Stuart Nash MP. 29 Page , 3 Autumn 2023 Read More Implications for councils of the proposed ‘Nash bill Here are the issues to consider with the major legislative change which is currently proposed and going through Select Committee hearings. 2 Page , 2 Summer 2022 Read More Buckets, gladwrap, and gossip The Minister of Tourism the opened the speaking with gossip of buckets covered in gladwrap being used as toilets in motorhomes. 4 Page , 2 Summer 2022 Read More Test the person not the vehicle RCAi is a strong advocate for positive solutions to any freedom camping issue, working to protect the right to freedom camp on public land in line with the current permissive Freedom Camping Act, and the Bill of Rights Act. 30 Page , 2 Summer 2022 Read More The big picture on the proposed changes for freedom camping The problems and the solutions do not match. 9 Page , 1 Spring 2022 Read More The controversial Nash Self-contained Motor Vehicles Legislation Bill The proposals, should they go ahead, will not achieve the outcome Nash intends and they are not workable. There is no identified benefit to any sector of the NZ leisure camping industry or to local authorities. 9 Page , 1 Spring 2022 Read More Time to have your say on the “Self-contained Motor Vehicles Legislation Bill” If passed this legislation will affect ALL campers and the camping industry in New Zealand for many years to come 12 Page , 1 Spring 2022 Read More self-containment, Self containment, RV service, building or modifications, gas, plumbing, electrics, and more. 33 Page , 1 Spring 2022 Read More

  • Autumn stories from New Zealand, 2024.

    Winter 2024 ISSUE 8 CONTENTS PDF BUY INDEX Winter 2024 ISSUE 8 CONTENTS PDF BUY INDEX AUTUMN GOLD On the cycle trail at Bannockburn On the cycle trail at Bannockburn. ©2023 Andrew Morton Read More Folding electric bike in the middle of nowhere Just met a 75 year old lady on an electric folding bike in the middle of nowhere. ©2024 Stephen Wood Read More Skippers Canyon Quite happy to have taken the tour and not my truck up Skippers Canyon. ©2024 Trisha Fisk Read More Longslip Station Well, how’s this for a welcome back into the Mackenzie Basin! — Longslip Station, Lindis Pass. ©2024 Shellie Evans. ckw.nz/shellie-fb Read More Fantail Martin got the winning photo of the birds last weekend. Fantail. ©2024 Martin Butler Read More Fire circle Fire circle on a still Autumn night. Magical. ©2024 Bette Cosgrove Read More Clydesdales at Erewhon A fabulous Clydesdale wagon ride one winter at Erewhon. ©2024 M Richardson Read More Greg's Eye at Rays Rest Friday evening and Saturday morning at Rays Rest. It never disappoints. © 2024 Greg Lokes. More on FB: Greg's Eye: ckw.nz/gregs-eye Read More Got run off the road Got run off the road last weekend. ©2024 Vanessa Parkinson Read More Ballooning in Canterbury Today was an early start to ballooning in Canterbury. ©2024 Tony Knights. Ballooning Canterbury Read More The top of Dansey’s Pass The top of Dansey’s Pass (935 metres) looking out toward Oamaru 50 kms in the distance. ©2024 Tony Kissel Read More Rugby at Mt Somers Campers enjoying a local rugby game at Mt Somers. See p31. ©2024 Linda Butler Read More Beautiful vintage buses and trucks Lots of beautiful vintage buses and trucks in the morning mist ©2024 Rv and Tiny House Living NZ Read More To the top of the Ahuriri Valley A nice walk to the top of the Ahuriri Valley, I had the place to my self. ©2024 Tony Kissel Read More A wrap Time to start heading back south after weeks cycling. Bike packed for this afternoon’s bus trip. ©2024 Stephen Wood Read More My stew is bubbling My stew is bubbling on the fire... ©2024 RV and Tiny House Living NZ Read More Hakataramea Pass ©2024 David Liddall Read More Only getting in 123 Watts Well some days it makes no difference at all how much solar you have on the roof. ©2024 Allan Henderson Read More Moving camp When you decide to move camp to a sunnier spot mid morning. ©2024 Beverley Stoneley Read More Glendhu Bay, Lake Wanaka Glendhu Bay camping ground ©2024 M Richardson Read More The phone is beautiful Take phone to a beautiful lake-edge perch... © 2024 M Richardson Read More Post box at Rays Rest Ray’s Rest. It never disappoints. More p11©2024 Greg Lokes FB: Gregs Eye ckw.nz/gregs-eye Read More Packing the van for Booktown Packing the van for a weekend at the Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival 2024. ©2024 Bette Cosgrove Read More ISSN 2815-827X (Online) | ISSN:2815-8261 (Print) ISSUE 8 editor@campingthekiwiway.org

  • Celebrating Summer in New Zealand, 2023-24.

    Autumn 2024 ISSUE 7 CONTENTS PDF BUY INDEX Autumn 2024 ISSUE 7 CONTENTS PDF BUY INDEX CELEBRATING SUMMER We made it to Curio Bay Well we made it to Curio Bay on Monday afternoon, after an 8¾ hour drive. Read More The dogs had visitors The dogs had visitors at Knottingly Park and Arboretum camp. Read More Foray into paradise I can’t really take in how gorgeous the McKenzie Basin is. Read More Tucks Bay, Coramandel Home for the night became Tucks Bay, the overflow part of the Long Bay Campground, Coromandel Read More I could live like this forever I could live like this forever. Read More Three adults, three kids & five dogs We settled on Lake Opuha for our latest trip. Read More Not FREE but truly freedom at its best SH 35 is a magical journey. Put it on your list. Read More Love Woodville Ferry Reserve Love Woodville Ferry Reserve, hardly anyone here. Read More Hammock time Hammock time, Tokomaru Bay ©2024 Bette Cosgrove Read More So thankful After 21 days #vanlife freedom camping… Read More In two minds In two minds about posting this as it was so wonderful to have had it all to ourselves (the way I like it this side of Xmas!) for 3 nights! But its such a cool place I can’t not share and recommend it. Read More Enjoying the shade Great place to enjoy the shade. Orton Bradley Park. Read More Peaceful Fortrose A beautiful peaceful place, Fortrose, in The Catlins. Read More Escape to Papatowai After the chaos of Christmas our frazzled nerves needed restoring. We threw a few supplies into the campervan and headed for the healing calm of Papatowai. Read More Eclectic bunch What an eclectic bunch of lovely people camping all sorts of ways. Read More A lovely long weekend away at Lake Ōhau I’ve just had a lovely long weekend away at Lake Ōhau in my little Wanda. Read More We had a great stay at Tokomaru Bay Our camp was right on the beach looking directly out to where the sun would rise. Read More Family camping… part of my DNA Family camping… part of my DNA for 60 years. Read More Two nights (again) at our local reserve Two nights (again) at our local reserve… Waitohi Bush Reserve … great place to just unwind and listen to the bellbirds. Read More Home for the next few weeks Ruataniwha Conservation Park. Read More A small, perfectly formed bikepacking trip Haven’t done a huge amount of biking this summer, but sometimes all it takes is a small, perfectly formed bikepacking trip to rekindle the love. Read More Heading to The Burt Well after a week of covid and still not a lot of energy I decided bugger it and I’m heading to The Burt Read More Haere ra Haere rā everyone. Shame we can’t stay longer. Read More Truly a Summer to remember Currently on night 23 of this 86-night trip. In Murchison next week I celebrate my 250th night since getting my teardrop. Read More Christmas at Lake Aniwhenua Christmas at Lake Aniwhenua, with 6 others, all old friends from around the North Island Read More ISSN 2815-827X (Online) | ISSN:2815-8261 (Print) ISSUE 7 editor@campingthekiwiway.org

  • Camping the Kiwi Way, Issue 2, Summer 2022

    Summer 2022 ISSUE 2 INDEX PDF BUY Select kind of articles to show Summer, Issue 2, Camping the Kiwi Way Buy a copy, subscribe for a year's worth of copies, read it on paper, read it here or read the pdf. The choice is yours. Read More Taking a left turn Are you a mainstream traveler, always following the main highways or are you a diversionist, taking that chance to detour from the main route to explore and maybe encounter something new or different? On our recent trip north we decided to veer from the main flow of traffic and take a left turn. Read More Editorial: A long hot summer As we move towards summer the cabbage trees are in full and generous flower, the sign of a long hot summer to come, I am told. Read More Gore Bay Gore Bay Camp is a small camp. The facilities are old, but usable. Such a great place to go for a weekend break close to our home in Christchurch. Read More Cycle touring: Part II, Southland to the West Coast After my ride from Canterbury to Southland, the next step was to continue my clockwise circuit of the Island. Read More Ready for tomorrow’s ride I’m in Rotorua today (MTB Mecca) ready for tomorrow’s ride, the Whakarewarewa Forest Loop: 33km, 3hr. Another one of the 23 Great Rides of NZ. ckw.nz/great-rides ©2022 Andrew Morton Read More Freedom camping, November 1964 One of my first memories of camping was at ‘Spec Creek’. You won’t find it on a map — it was just some little creek on the side of the road, somewhere in Central Otago, where our car broke down. There was nothing there. Read More How many freedom campers are there? Nobody knows. The Ministry has made some guesses. Read More Talking to four van loads of international tourists On my last roadie I met and chatted with four van loads of international tourists from UK, Australia and Germany who have been freedom camping around NZ in small (slider-type) hire vans from Escape or Jucy. Read More Camping / caravan tips — Setup / packup Do you struggle when you set up your camp or your caravan? Read More Pick and pedal Is that e-bike right for you? Many New Zealanders are now moving to e-bikes and they definitely have health advantages while being cheap to operate and maintain. Read More Back in the days — Circa 2008 Back in the days — Circa 2008. That caravan was damned heavy behind the bike. Read More Implications for councils of the proposed ‘Nash bill Here are the issues to consider with the major legislative change which is currently proposed and going through Select Committee hearings. Read More Buckets, gladwrap, and gossip The Minister of Tourism the opened the speaking with gossip of buckets covered in gladwrap being used as toilets in motorhomes. Read More Wild camping with a dog on a wet wild night It was a very wet, rainy camp with my dog in a dense bush. Read More Choosing an internet provider It’s a thorny problem, deciding how to connect to the internet on the road — so many different choices, plans and options; so many unfamiliar concepts. Here’s a ‘simple’ guide. Read More The Wild Wairarapa Coast We spent a few days on the coast out from Martinborough, Te Awati camping area and then back to North Tora Reserve, some very rough coastline. Read More Ready for a family weekend away camping Ready for a family weekend away camping. Read More National Parks : Game Can you place all the national parks? Read More How we solved a problem and started a new business It’s four years now since John first decided to do something to make emptying our toilet cassette easier and cleaner. Read More Overnight beside the Aparima River I slept overnight beside the Aparima River near Opio (Southland). Read More Worth a detour: The Marokopa River Valley Next time you’re in the Waitomo area (the Waikato region of the North Island) it’s worth the detour to check out three natural landmarks that are really close together, on the Te Anga Road. Read More Freedom camping on the East Cape Gisborne District Council have very clear freedom camping bylaws which demand waste management, #leavenotrace principles. Read More Nokomai station Nokomai station on the way to Queenstown. We went there as kids; now we take our kids there. Read More Caravan & Motorhome Electrics by Collyn Rivers This is a book for people who want to understand how their electrics work as well as for people who are designing / building / converting a caravan or motorhome. Read More Fishing at Kingston Secured a magical spot beside the lakes edge at Kingston freedom camp and went fishing. Read More South Island Lakes: Game Can you fill in the blanks? Read More Camping without a fridge: chilly bins and cooler bags In the old days, people used “meat safes” or “safes” but my experience is with chilly bins or Esky cooler bags. Read More Pannekoeken for breakfast Every trip we make a breakfast fruits pancake. Usually apple pannekoeken. Read More Hitting the Northland beaches — Stop and Stay Heading up to the top of the North Island to see Cape Reinga is on most people’s bucket lists. For those who enjoy a bit of camping, finding that perfect spot to stay is an added bonus. Finding two such places is something special. Tapotupotu DOC campsite. Matauri Bay Holiday Park Read More TIP: Solar panel cleaning Except in rainy areas solar panels need cleaning from time to time. Read More Finally made it out to Ocean Beach Finally made it out to Ocean Beach in Whangarei. Mavis in her natural habitat. Read More Hints and tips on toilet cassettes I figured Heather and John had put lots of time into thinking into how best to manage a toilet cassette as they developed their Dump Mate, so I asked them to share their best tips with us. Editor Read More A DIY tool to unscrew the top of the cassette This tool takes some of the pressure off the plastic lugs, that get some stress every time you open up the cassette for cleaning. Read More Katikati coastal estuary cycle way Cycling on a stunning Spring day around the Katikati coastal estuary cycle way. Read More Instagrammable: making the most of instagram So many travellers, campers, and vanlifers are recording their journeys on 'the gram' these days, sharing snippets of their lives, packaged neatly in squares or reels. Read More Purakaunui Bay Campsite What a stunner this place was! Nothing like falling asleep to the sound of waves crashing on the beach. Read More Test the person not the vehicle RCAi is a strong advocate for positive solutions to any freedom camping issue, working to protect the right to freedom camp on public land in line with the current permissive Freedom Camping Act, and the Bill of Rights Act. Read More Another beautiful day at Tangimoana Another beautiful day at Tangimoana. (Manawatu) Read More Preparing for the cold winter "brrrrrr's" Darn, we could only get the new heater up to 10ºC on that night, and woke to a -3ºC frost. We opened the oven door, lit the gas and waited for sunshine. Read More Tanners Point Paradise is when you coddiwomple to a pristine tidal bay for a swim and discover what the locals already know. Read More Articles from Collyn Rivers Three helpful articles on electrics. Read More Clifden Suspension Bridge Car camping allows me to still enjoy the outdoors, here at Clifden Suspension. Bridge Read More NZers go camping: clubs & groups on Facebook Found on Facebook: NZ Cycling groups; NZ Women travelling; NZ Camping groups Read More EVENTS — Camping Camps advertised by All Points Camping and NZ Fun Adventures Read More EVENTS — Festivals and Shows These events offer an opportunity for people to overnight while they attend. Some are restricted to certified self contained vehicles, some restrict or ban pets. Check the event website for details. Read More ISSN 2815-827X (Online) | ISSN:2815-8261 (Print) ISSUE 2 editor@campingthekiwiway.org

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