Motorhome-friendly Mosgiel

Mosgiel becomes the third Otago destination to be added to the NZMCA’s Motorhome Friendly Town scheme

Dunedin is welcoming self-contained motorhome visitors with open arms, with Mosgiel recently becoming the latest addition to the NZMCA’s Motorhome Friendly Town scheme.

The third Otago location to receive the accreditation, Mosgiel was selected on its proven ability to host large numbers of motorhomes concurrently at sites throughout the town, as well as access to essential facilities such as shopping outlets, petrol stations, and dump stations.


Speaking at the accreditation ceremony, Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull said, "Mosgiel is the ideal location for motorhome visitors, with a mix of rural charm, excellent local amenities, and a number of attractions in the local area. The town also makes a great base for exploring Dunedin city and the beautiful surrounding hinterlands.

It’s clear that this market can provide significant economic benefits to Mosgiel and wider Dunedin area, and we look forward to welcoming NZMCA members and other motorhome users to the region".

The growing market in domestic motorhome owners and international visitors hiring them as transport and accommodation while in New Zealand is estimated to be worth up to $650 million annually.

NZMCA CEO Bruce Lochore said the accreditation is a win-win for everyone: "For Mosgiel, official recognition as Motorhome Friendly will encourage more of our members to stop, stay, and spend. And for motorhomers, the town’s status as Motorhome Friendly is a clear indication that they can expect a warm welcome."

The Dunedin events scene includes a number of special interest events, which take place on the Taieri, including Wings and Wheels and The Festival of the Plain. These are expected to be another drawcard for motorhome visitors throughout the year.

Motorhome Friendly Town Signage will be displayed at points around Mosgiel and information on appropriate parking places and facilities is available on the NZCMA website.

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