Motorhome Friendly Whangamata and Whitianga

Motorhome Friendly Whangamata and Whitianga Motorhome Friendly Whangamata and Whitianga

Whangamata and Whitianga are officially motorhome friendly heading into peak season

Whangamata and Whitianga have been officially welcomed into the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association’s Motorhome Friendly scheme, leading into the peak summer season.

The two towns join more than 40 other towns from around New Zealand in the scheme, including Coromandel Town, which joined the scheme in March last year. Along with the two NZMCA parks in the area (NZMCA-owned property in Coromandel township and a newly opened leased property in Whitianga), they are a positive reflection of the association’s drive to share the benefits of motorhome tourism, without adding extra strain to local facilities or heaping extra costs on local ratepayers.

"Our members enjoy this very special part of New Zealand and travelling here in certified self-contained vehicles, and staying (when possible) in our own parks will take pressure off local facilities while still bringing motorhome tourism dollars into the area," NZMCA CEO Bruce Lochore says.

Mayor Sandra Goudie says the council’s positive relationship with the NZMCA has been paying dividends.

"We’re extremely pleased to see our partnership with the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association going from strength to strength over the past few years," she says.

"We thank NZMCA for investing in our district through initiatives such as the Motorhome Friendly scheme, but also the fact that many of their members get involved in our local community projects like dune planting and beach clean-up days while they are visiting," says Mayor Goudie.


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