After spending a night in Auckland, we picked up our home for the week and took the Thermal Explorer Highway to Hawke’s Bay. I spent the entire drive in awe – the views in every direction were unreal! Exploring New Zealand by campervan is truly the best way to see the country.
Having the RV also gave us the opportunity to stay at some incredible places. We spent one night watching the sun set over the Pacific Ocean while freedom camping on the beach. Another night (New Years Eve!) we had an entire vineyard to ourselves. Waking up on a vineyard with my two favorite people is not a bad way to start a new year!