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3 Boys 3 Girls 1 Campervan 1 Road Trip

A friend of mine popped me an idea about writing a post about how 6 people, 6 different personalities, managed to heap into 1 campervan and travel around New Zealand for 15 days. Basically, 3 Boys 3 Girls 1 Campervan 1 Road Trip.

3 Boys 3 Girls 1 Campervan 1 Road Trip

It was quite an adventure I must admit..

3 Boys 3 Girls 1 Campervan 1 Road Trip

Parking by the side of the coast at Omaru

Things you never thought would matter crops up –
1. Coordinating timings to pack bags in our cramp spaces
2. Varying takes of how spaghetti should be arranged in the very small cupboard
3. Empty orange juice glasses in the sink with varying tolerance levels of when it was a good time to wash.
4. Crawling, climbing and squeezing past each other to navigate around the vehicle

And the list goes on…

Ladies lazing in the campervan

Ladies lazing in the campervan

Wild flowers line the way

Wild flowers line the way

 

We kick start the trip from Christchurch airport on Christmas Eve 2014. After our very long check-in and orientation of our vehicle, the ’on the go ’ toilet and its waste disposal procedures, we were on our way to ….…the grocery store!

Grocery shopping in New Zealand road trip

We bought tons of food and gallons of water

packing our campervan with groceries in new zealand

Packing and storing! It was a jam/ bottleneck going in and out the 1 small door

Grocery shopping was real fun and we had 2 truckloads of food to stuff into our ’already very packed’ and not to mention overweight vehicle.
After forming some sort of a factory line system, we got our dry foods and juices and random things like protein shakes all stuffed into every available space in the! ‘kitchen’ and ‘kitchen floor’, which was also right next to the boys ‘bedroom’.
And we are on the go to our first destination!

Jumpshots and campervans in New Zealand with the Maui . New Zealand Motorhome journey begins

Jumpshots and campervans in New Zealand with the Maui . New Zealand Motorhome journey begins

Our first campervan site – near Mount Cook. Spot our little caravan/ motorhome amidst a backdrop of jaw-dropping mountainous scenery

View at the campervan park in new zealand near mount cook

View at the campervan park in new zealand near mount cook. Totally love our New Zealand RV!

Most camping sites require you to book in advance during peak periods. However, there are always ways to save some costs and park at free places, just like my pals from Vicigo who did that in USA.

Anyway, some tips to make your campervan/ rv trip the best possible with the buddies you have.

3 Boys 3 Girls 1 Campervan 1 Road Trip

1. You in your small corner, and I in mine

Chilling at the back of the campervan in our new zealand south island road trip

Always compromise and accommodate. Everyone needs to feel comfortable and relax at some point of time because we are pretty much in this thing for all 15 days, so find a good spot in the campervan that you can call your own.

wefie at the back of the new zealand campervan

My gals cam-whoring at the back of the New Zealand RV

10mins later…

campervan in new zealand

Zonked out…

 

2. Take turns to drive and try not to scare your friends

The pilot and co-pilot in the 1st stretch of our new zealand road trip

The pilot and co-pilot in the 1st stretch

 

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And…don’t wash your salad down the sink unless you want to choke it and have the whiff of rotting vegetation following you the rest of the road trip.

Wendy enjoying the wind as we cruise along the way.

Wendy enjoying the wind as we cruise along the way.

3 Boys 3 Girls 1 Campervan 1 Road Trip

6. Lastly, a list of things you must get for ever New Zealand RV trip:

1. Toilet deodorant spray to kill the smell
2. Bug spray for the hundred of moths that likes to fly in to your cosy cabin
3. S Hooks to hang the dozen and one things you may have ( clothes, towels, etc)
4. Sweets to keep your driver AND co-driver awake
5. DVD of Lord of the rings and the soundtrack to add to the mood of driving through ‘middle earth’
6. Selfie stick to take the most random of things from outside your vehicle window
7.CAMERA!! Stop, smell the lavenders and spam photos

Stopping our little caravan by the road to steal some photos

Stopping our little caravan by the road to steal some photos

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To conclude, get to know your pals before your trip and don’t worry too much. Prepare to enjoy and make the best of it!

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Shall end the 3 Boys 3 Girls 1 Campervan 1 Road Trip story here! 

What to do in ‘New Zealand – the Picturesque Postcard’? Find out here

3 Boys 3 Girls 1 Campervan 1 Road Trip

We and our New Zealand RV amidst the clouds at Milford Sound – New Zealand South Island !

To check out the full list of adventures and photo gallery, read on.

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