NZ Touring Routes
There are also some main signposted scenic touring routes in New Zealand that you may want to incorporate into your New Zealand motorhome holiday itinerary. They usually take a few days to complete and there are brochures on each one available at any i-site, giving you more details on exact length, attractions and points of interest. Check out the websites that most of them have as they may influence your route!
Pacific Coast Highway Motorhome Roadtrip
Linking Auckland, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the East Cape, you’ll see spectacular coastline in your motorhome and get a taste of the Hawke’s Bay wine regions. See www.pacificcoast.co.nz.
Twin Coast Discovery Highway Motorhome Roadtrip
See stunning beaches and great Kauri forests as you head north of Auckland and travel along both the East and West coast of Northland in the comfort of your motorhome. See www.twincoast.co.nz
Thermal Explorer Motorhome Roadtrip
Take in the wondrous sights of the tourist hotspots (literally!) of Taupo, Rotorua, Ruapehu and the Waikato region. See www.thermalexplorerhighway.co.nz.
The Classic New Zealand Wine Trail Motorhome Roadtrip
Exactly what it sounds like… perfect for following if you want to travel through Hawke’s Bay, the Wairarapa region and Marlborough chasing the perfect drop. Make sure you have a non-drinking driver for your motorhome though, or set up a base each day in one of many Campervan Holiday Parks. See www.classicwinetrail.co.nz
The Treasured Pathway Motorhome Roadtrip
Through the Marlborough Sounds and into Nelson through Kahurangi National Park and up to Farewell Spit at the tip of the South Island - if stunning scenery’s your thing, this is a must-do.
Alpine Pacific Triangle Motorhome Roadtrip
Hamner Springs, Kaikoura and the Waipara Valley are some of the most popular spots in the South Island for motorhome holidaymakers and this highway links the three. See www.hurunui.com
Inland Scenic Route 72 Motorhome Roadtrip
Travel from North Canterbury inland down State Highway 72, past Mt Hutt ski fields and through rural NZ until you link up with State Highway 1.
The Southern Scenic Route Motorhome Roadtrip
Drive from the Southern Alps past some of New Zealand’s wild, rugged coastline and mountain country, finishing up in Dunedin. See www.southernscenicroute.co.nz