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RV Travel Lifestyle No 71

RV Travel Lifestyle, New Zealand’s longest-running NZ-owned motorhome travel publication. We visit NZ’s most beautiful spots north to south from Cape Reinga to Stewart Island and everywhere in between. Hire or buy an RV for an amazing way to explore our pristine and often wild places. We visit cycleways, historic and cultural sites, Department of Conservation parks, stunning beach and mountain destinations to inspire our readers, along with major cities and small towns, and showcase activities from fishing to motor racing, wine tours to music festivals and shopping. We review RVs, and travellers share their experiences. An excellent publication for those travelling around New Zealand to self-drive an RV or car, and see the best NZ can offer.

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New Zealand
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English
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RNR Publishing Ltd
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christchurch and the motorhome choice dilema

What a busy few months it has been and looking ahead the diary is filling up quickly.We’ve done quite a bit of travel up and down the country, and with our new Rosie on the front lawn (see Rock’n’Robyn Chronicles, page 7), we’re looking forward to some of those being a bit quicker now that we can travel at 100km/h and not 90km/h as with RnR.We’re heading to Christchurch for the NZMCA Motorhome Caravan and Leisure show at Horncastle Arena over July 6-8. We don’t have a stand but will be reviewing vehicles, checking out the latest models in from overseas, and catching up with all our friends and readers – well our whole RV family really, so keep an eye out for us.We have friends from here in Martinborough…

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luxury to ludicrous - and the rock gets banned!

A final family walk along the Whangarei walkwayPicton Boutique luxury hotel, bubbles and salts were ready to be used by the spoonful - no menu hereHere we are in midwinter, snow has blanketed all the ski fields and more, but at least the rain has stopped for the moment.We ended our last column in Whangarei - a walk along the city waterway for us all, lunch at one of the many very good restaurants on offer, and then it was time to head south.I’ve had lots of questions from readers – What did the Rock buy?Well I can reveal here that we’re now the proud owners of a 1998, 5.5-metre motorhome with 650,000kms on the clock! Yep, unbelievable but true - we went from looking at a new model upgrade,…

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a new home for rv owners

Hauraki Village is a new lifestyle concept for RV owners because the village is designed to have RVs parked alongside each house.While other lifestyle villages may tolerate RV’s they are usually banished to a separate lock up area or parked haphazardly. In contrast each Hauraki Village house has a specifically prepared RV parking area with power supply and immediate access to the house.The result is a village where it is quite evident that the house owners are people with active life styles. Many cycle on the Hauraki Trail which starts right at the village. I was impressed with the quality of builds with their spacious design and lots of storage. It is obvious that the owners are taking pride in their RVs and homes.The Hauraki Village concept has proved to…

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the granddaddy of greatness

The beauty of the landscape is a real highlight of the trail (OCRTM and Tim Hawkins)The Poolburn Gorge is a delightful experienceOverview map of the Otago Central Rail TrailAsk any kiwi cyclist what they know about the Great Rides and they will inevitably refer to the Otago Central Rail Trail. It’s already legendary. As I prepared to travel to Central Otago I pondered the notion of whether this trail had earned its status simply due to being the first of the cycle trails, the granddaddy; or on its own merits by delivering unique charms that enhance the journey – I was about to find out!Opening at the turn of the century, the trail is a generation older than most of the new kids on the block. The former railway line…

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all loved up

1. The Dethleffs 760DR looks more like a luxury apartment than a caravan2. Bruce Hebberly is a happy owner keen to share the virtues of the 760 DR3. Soft close drawers and everything at hand makes for a great galley4. The galley is designed for ease of use with thoughtful extras like a bench extension5. Dethleffs have been perfecting the art of caravanning for more than 80 yearsBruce Heberly admits it was love at first sight. He first saw images of the Dethleffs Exclusiv 760 DR playing on a TV screen at a show and was convinced this was the recreational vehicle he and his wife had been looking for.“Stunning” was Bruce’s first impression of the vehicle. And the love affair with the caravan he bought 18 months ago shows…

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slick shift

1. Based on the Ford Transit this is a fully self-contained camper van2. The rear doors open to reveal the lounge living and separate dining seats which convert easily to a good sized sleeping area. Overhead storage cupboards, privacy blinds on the windows as well3. Opening rear doors give access to the interior, the reversing camera is set down low on the black bumper line, and the satellite dish on the roof is set to the rear of the roofWith a nod to the European vehicles that have no doubt inspired it, the AutoHaus from Leisure Line is a welcome addition to the options local buyers have for a multifunctional, go anywhere RV. I’m a huge fan of vehicles that are as at-home in the country as they are in…

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