Blue Pools is THE place to take a refreshing dip. Swim, lunch, sunbathe, and then do it all again. You couldn't pick a better place to spend an afternoon to explore and relax.
Blue Pools, Makaroa
Relax at the Thermal Hotpools, Rotorua - North Island
Tucked away at the base of a volcano, this is a must visit location on the drive south. A thermally heated river with waterfall and plunge pool provides a great place to relax and rest after the must do hike up Rainbow Mountain.
Star Gazing in McKenzie Region - South Island
Regular cloudless night skies and the lack of light pollution make this area well renowned for star gazing. Find your camp spot, and just before bed, pull out the yoga mat/picnic blanket and lie staring up at the galaxy for a while. If you're lucky you may even see the Milky Way.
Stargazing in McKenzie Region
Walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing - North Island
Walk among volcanoes, while geothermal steam rises up all around you. Mount Ngarahoe (aka Mount Doom from The Lord Of The Rings) is well worth the side trip if you have time. Firstly to say you've climbed a volcano. Secondly, just look at the views!
Summit of Mount Ngaurahoe
Hike up Roys Peak - South Island
A 5-6 hour walk may sound off-putting, but the views at the top are well worth it. We promise you.
Roys Peaks. Image credit - Miles Holden
Slide down Rere Rockslide - North Island
This place has become a mega hangout for locals and thrill-seeking travellers. If sliding down a natural rockslide at speed isn't your thing, then the nearby Rere Falls, where you can walk through the waterfall itself to a secret cave behind will be.
Rere Rockslide. Video credit - Stoked For Saturday
Marvel at Punakaiki Rocks - South Island
A natural phenomenon, these pancake layered rocks are a unique attraction. If you're lucky (and plan it well with the tide), you'll see the blow holes in full action sending spouts of water high above the rocks. Do not miss!
Punakaiki Rocks. Image credit - Fraser Clements
Are you planning an adventure to any of these locations soon? Our Mighty Campervans are the perfect solution for you, combining accommodation AND transport at a great price. The perfect way to explore without boundaries. Get in touch or check out our camper options at www.mightycampers.co.nz