Dan And DJ's Campervan Adventure Blog




Motorhomeroadtrip.com are sponsoring Dan and DJ, a couple of young kiwi lads, on a roadtrip in New Zealand's South Island. Follow them as they travel up the coast from Christchurch and head towards Kaikoura, Nelson Marlborough and Abel Tasman National Park. To read about their campervan adventures click here

Thanks also to Jucy Rentals for providing the awesome rental campervan.

Campervan Road Trip NZ | Christchurch | EP01

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Hi we're DJ and Dan and this is our super-cool travel diary. Kicking things off in Christchurch, in the South Island of New Zealand we headed up the east coast to explore the seaside town of Kaikoura. Follow us as we road trip around the South Island of NZ. It is Beautiful Mate!

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We started off by heading north from the South Island's largest city - Christchurch! .. and this is what happened!!

A big thanks to Jucy rentals.

Campervan Road Trip NZ | Kaikoura | EP02

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We stopped to hit up the happening town centre of Kaikoura and find out what there is to do for those who don't have a million dollar travel budget! We might even catch a Crayfish the old school way, with a pair of pantyhose.

A big thanks to Jucy rentals.

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Campervan Road Trip NZ | Kaikoura | EP03

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If you watched the last episode, you'll see the minor issues we had in catching our own crayfish. So in a final attempt to fulfill DJ's crayfish craving, I tried talking to some of the locals to see if they had any ideas.

Meanwhile DJ tried some of his money making schemes around Kaikoura to see if he could earn a bit of money to put toward one.

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Campervan Road Trip NZ | Blenheim | EP04

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Take a look at what we got up to in and around the Blenheim/Marlborough region. If you like wine, grapes, grapevines, grapejuice and or complementary cheese boards then Blenheim is probably the place for you!! Choice!!

A big thanks to Jucy rentals.

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Campervan Road Trip NZ | Marlborough | EP05

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On the way to Nelson we stopped off at the small settlement called canvastown. They have an awesome river that is beautifully clear and very deep in some parts. We also got chatting with one of the locals. Check out what we got up to! Boom!

A big thanks to Jucy Rentals.

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Campervan Road Trip NZ | Canvastown | EP06

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We thought Canvastown was so cool we stayed a bit longer to try our luck in the gold-rich, "Wakamarina" river. Check out the treasure we found! Thanks to Ruth for having us at her house and showing us a great part of New Zealand we wouludn't otherwise have known about! I hope the Gold covers the food we ate!

A big thanks to Jucy Rentals.

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Campervan Road Trip NZ | Nelson | EP07

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So we finally made it to Nelson, the sunshine city of New Zealand! Check out the things we got up to while passing through! All good, kiwi summer fun!

A big thanks to Jucy rentals for the motorhome.

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Campervan Road Trip NZ | Nelson's Tame Eels | EP01

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Eels eels eels!! Feed huge tame eels bits of pork off an ice cream stick at the Jesters Cafe'. Only about 20 or so minutes north of Nelson its a great place to take the family, have a bite to eat and check out the slimy creatures! We loved it and next time we come back we might stay in the Giant shoe out the back!! yes a Giant Shoe.. that's also a house!

A big thanks to Jucy rentals.

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Campervan Road Trip NZ | Kaiteriteri, Tasman | EP09

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To the north of Nelson lies Golden Bay and the Abel Tasman area. One of our most favourite places to camp! Check out the footage and you'll see why. Paradise-like sand and blue-as water, its crankin and it totally goes off over summer! Kaiteriteri is a beach just 10 minutes north of Motueka and has been a childhood camping destination for the both of us! Yea boi!

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Campervan Road Trip NZ | Split Apple Rock | EP10

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So you made it to Kaiteriteri, but can't get a spot on the beach - Travel just 10 minutes up the windy road, take a right hand turn somewhere and then walk another 10 minutes down a bush track and you'll pop out at a more secluded private beach. It's astonishingly beautiful, the sunsets are always mega awesome and have your own split-apple-rock to gawk at. Great place to take your girlfriend/wife, we didn't take ours cause we don't have any.

A big thanks to Jucy Rentals.

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Campervan Road Trip NZ | Takaka, Mussel Inn | EP11

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So we decided to head north even more and drove over the awesome Takaka hill. (On top of this hill is where some Lord of the Rings scenes were filmed I'm pretty sure). After you've made it down the otherside of the windy road, you come into the small town of Takaka, seeing as it was a bit of a drive we thought we deserved something fancy to eat. So we ordered some delicious mussels from the local bar/restaurant - "The Mussel Inn".. You've gotta check it out if you're up that way.

Thanks to Andrew Dixon at the Mussel Inn http://www.musselinn.co.nz/
and also a big thanks to Jucy rentals.

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Outtakes & Bloopers - DJ and Dan's Campervan Roadtrip!

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Thanks to Jucy Rentals, Motorhomeroadtrip.com and everyone who helped make this roadtrip series possible. We had such a blast cruising around the South Island of New Zealand, checking out all the great spots of our Beautiful country! Hopefully we'll be doing another campervan roadtrip so please keep posted..

You can also check out our blog, with behind the scenes photos and info at http://campervanadventurenz.blogspot.com/

Music by Shannon Fowler - http://www.myspace.com/thejaspersweeney

The Campervan Rap - New Zealand

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Christchurch local rapper D1000, teams up with Levin's freshest - Dave Hikurangi. Together they create a lyrical masterpiece about holiday camping experiences and life on the campsite. This is their debut single, appropriately named "Campervan Rap"... The high budget video was shot while on the road for their recent video-diary of New Zealand!!
See more of these guys and their online blog at http://motorhomeroadtrip.com/

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