New Zealand Motor Caravan Association IncMotorhome and campervan travellers

We are part of the NZ Caravan Association and we are an authorised motorhome resting and overnight stopping area. You can stay overnight in your campervan in our large designated area; the cost is $5.00 which is refundable against your entry to Waterworks.

Suggested itinerary – Pacific Coast Highway

Start: Auckland / Finish: Napier
Recommended Length: 5 Days
Distance: 1220 km (763 miles)

Experience every kind of seaside scenery on this epic coastal journey, from Auckland to Napier, otherwise known as the Pacific Coast Highway. Around the Firth of Thames, on your way to the old gold town of Coromandel Town, you’ll see peaceful beaches and picturesque bays. Stop at the Waterworks on the first night of your itinerary.

On the other side of the peninsula, surf washes onto fine white sand - dig your own spa pool at geothermal Hot Water Beach. The lifestyle city of Tauranga is nice for a night before you move onto Whakatane, where an active volcano steams offshore. After the friendly settlements of East Cape, you’ll arrive in the Chardonnay town of Gisborne. Napier is your final destination – enjoy the architecture and the wine.

Route plan:

Travel Time
Day 1
Auckland to Coromandel
2.5 - 3 hrs
166 km/ 104 miles
Day 2
Coromandel to Tauranga
3 - 3.5 hrs
214 km/ 134 miles
Day 3
Tauranga to Whakatane
1.5 hrs 112 km/ 70 miles
Day 4
Whakatane to Gisborne
5 hrs 386 km/ 241 miles
Day 5
Gisborne to Napier
4.25 hrs 342 km/ 214 miles

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