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Pick up Campervan 3PM - which Direction to travel?????

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Pick up Campervan 3PM - which Direction to travel?????

Arrive 20 September. we pick up campervan in Auckland and will be ready to travel hopefully by 3/ 3.30 pm. we were hoping to get to the Coromandal Penninsula that night, preferably before dark. Do you think this is an over ambitious plan? Alternatively we can switch our itinerary around and head north??

What do you think our the best options.

our plan is to head South towards Taupo/Rotorua and come up to BOI towards the end of the 2 weeks.

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1. Re: Pick up Campervan 3PM - which Direction to travel?????

In September it will be getting dark around 6:30 until daylight saving cuts in, but you'll still be cutting it fine. You always have the option with a campervan of stopping at the first town once off the motorway - or stopping in Thames. Assuming you are only flying in from Melbourne I would relax and play it by ear. Don't rush the briefing to get away on time - and do ask for extra bedding if you are worried about the cold.

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2. Re: Pick up Campervan 3PM - which Direction to travel?????

Thanks..good advice about the extra bedding too

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3. Re: Pick up Campervan 3PM - which Direction to travel?????

Hi, we are in the process of booking a campervan. Would welcome your thoughts regarding best company to hire from (2/3 week stay in May). Thanks :)

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We got a good deal with Pacific Horizon, at the regular cost for a full upgrade including the extra insurance and other extras, saving us about $45 per day. the stipulation being that you have to book 150 days in advance. We booked a 4 berth van for 2.. They do offer other specials, so check out their website. They have been a pleasure dealing with so far.

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5. Re: Pick up Campervan 3PM - which Direction to travel?????

Realisticaly you probably won't get away by 3.30 and I think Coramandel before dark would be out of the question. Hate to say it but you may have to spend your first night in Manakau

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6. Re: Pick up Campervan 3PM - which Direction to travel?????

Hi

I would suggest that you use your first afternoon to get yourselves organised. Stock up with the basics at the Countdown supermarket near the airport and then stay somewhere close by such as the Manukau Top 10 motor camp

www.manukautop10.co.nz

If you really would prefer to get a but further on then you could aim for Miranda where there is a motor camp and hot pools;

www.mirandaholidaypark.co.nz

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