TrailLite explores best road trip destinations in NZ

TrailLite has been helping Kiwis connect with their country since 1954 and since then has spent more than 63 years learning about what it’s like to motorhome and caravan in New Zealand. The TrailLite name carries a reputation for delivering the best motorhome experience possible.


Since the 1950s, they’ve been setting the benchmark in motorhomes with innovative, cutting-edge designs, and expert craftsmanship and quality build techniques. So who better to show Matty and the rest of New Zealand the ropes than a company with such
vast experience?

We live in a country not only made for motorhomes and caravans but also one that has some of the most beautiful and picturesque scenery. You can come across a small beachside community or a charming Alpine village in nothing more than a few 100km drive.

Turn off the main highway and you’ll find one breath-taking photo opportunity after the other. Or  stay on the main highways and be equally well rewarded.

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Motorhoming in New Zealand is as unique as the scenery it gives access to. There are thousands of amazing destinations but equally as many things to learn and know.

For one week, TrailLite will be broadcasting live to more than 350,000 Kiwis, sharing the passion and joy that motorhoming and caravanning can bring. They’ll be showcasing some of the amazing destinations that a motorhome or caravan can uncover.

Monday, 12 February

The first stop will be in the beautiful sunny region of Nelson. The Nelson region is known for its sunny weather, national parks, and suite of outdoor activities to enjoy. Many motorhomers these days look for places where they can enjoy hiking, biking, or kayaking and the Nelson Tasman region really wins the trifecta for outdoor adventures.

Tuesday, 13 February

What would a South Island road trip be without a stopover at the sleepy tree lined village of Hanmer Springs? Kiwis love a dip in the mineral-rich hot springs or, of course, can enjoy plentiful hiking, biking, and even skiing options in the winter.

Wednesday, 14 February

The team will be enjoying a stop in Christchurch to check out TrailLite’s new branch and, of course, to head to one of the many scenic hotspots in and around Christchurch. Hundreds of happy TrailLite customers from all around the country head to Christchurch over the summer as a base for their South Island adventures.

It’s the gateway to so many of New Zealand’s best road trips. Whichever way you head—east, west, north, or south—you won’t be disappointed.

Thursday, 15 February

Lake Tekapo is the town on every motorhomer and caravanners mind. A Turquoise coloured lake, mountainous drama of the Southern Alps, hiking, biking, hot springs, and history—you name it, Lake Tekapo will deliver. Plus, it has a number of dedicated self-contained camping spots supplied by the Mackenzie District Council making it a mecca for motorhome and caravan owners.

The TrailLite 500 series the team will be travelling in has the perfect specification for getting off the beaten track including 275 litres of fresh water, 2200 litres rear garage and a full-sized bed.

Friday, 16 February

What would a South Island roadie be without a visit to Wanaka? It attracts thousands of international visitors every year a credit to its natural beauty, activities, snow, and hiking. So why not get on the bandwagon and enjoy a little slice of Kiwi paradise.

Tune in live from Monday, 12 February to Friday, 16 February to find out if the motorhome lifestyle is for Matty and perhaps discover a new dream lifestyle for yourself.

Want more destinations to head in your motorhome or caravan or are you looking to explore what this on road lifestyle could really offer? Then head to to download their best NZ Road Trips e-book. Tick them off, enjoy them, and dream about your next adventure.


Head away on your dream motorhome road trip thanks to TrailLite and MCD magazine!
Why not get behind the driver’s seat yourself and explore some of your top destinations over five days in a TrailLite motorhome? TrailLite is providing one lucky reader with a fabulous motorhome to take away to the destination of their choice for five days!

For full terms and conditions, and to enter to win, go to our competitions page. Deadline: 9 March 2018.

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