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New Zealand Motorhome & Caravan Expo shows camping innovation as industry builds on united stance in Hamilton

February 24, 2010
New Zealand Motorhome & Caravan Expo shows camping innovation as industry builds on united stance in Hamilton

"The 5th New Zealand Motorhome & Caravan Expo has more exhibitors showcasing new product innovations, more space and more to see", Expo CEO Norm Evans said today.

The New Zealand National Motorhome and Caravan Expo in North Island, Hamilton from March 11 to 14 is the premier event for the Motorhome & Caravan industry.

"The annual expo is an opportunity for industry to showcase the latest innovative products", Norm Evans said.

"The Motorhome & Caravan industry has come of age and now has recognised that a united front will achieve and breed success in the whole motorhome and caravan Industry", he said.

"Endorsed by the New Zealand Motorhome & Caravan Assocation the New Zealand National Motorhome and Caravan Expo has become a mecca for North Island enthusiasts and industry", Norm Evans said.

The NZMCA motorhome and caravan rally is linked to the expo with many members staying on the grounds over the weekend of the show.

This rally is an established success with the NZMCA organising entertainment for the rally attendees. More than 600 motorhome and caravan club members are expected to attend the rally this year.

New Zealand National Motorhome Caravan Expo is an opportunity for businesses with or without a shop front to have substantial impact in promoting their products at a venue with an audience of camping converts, Norm Evans said.

Visitors to the GoSeeNewZealand stand at the expo can join the free GoSee TravelSmart Club for a chance to win a unique New Zealand touring experience package.

The GoSeeNewZealand.co.nz prize on offer from March is-

Two nights accommodation at Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park

Two hour fishing tuition with The Trout Man

Tickets to Waimangu Thermal Valley self-guided walk

NZ Motor Caravan Association member
NZ Motor Caravan Association member

WaiRua Rotorua Experience which includes a guided trip to Mokoia Island to experience the knowledge and warmth of the Maori people of Te Arawa, Transport to Hells Gate Wai Ora Spa, Hangi Lunch, Walk through Hells Gate Thermal Reserve, Private mud bath and spa.

Tickets to Mitai Cultural Experience.

The GoSee TravelSmart Club members prize package has been put together with the help of our generous GoSee advertisers.

Mokoia Island Wai Ora Experience (www.mokoiaisland.co.nz) and Hells Gate (www.hellsgate.co.nz).

The sacred island of the Te Arawa people Mokoia Island, is in the heart of Lake Rotorua and steeped in cultural history.

It is an iconic Rotorua landmark dating back to 1350 AD. Mokoia Island Wai Ora Experiences offers a series of unique visitor experiences on Mokoia Island. The legend of lovers Hinemoa and Tutanekai is celebrated in Rotorua city where the City Focus intersection commemorates one of New Zealand's greatest love stories.

Hells Gate is a hot time with steaming bubbling thermal activities, mud pools and hot springs spiced with Maori culture.

There is now an interactive area which introduces visitors to whakairo (wood carving) trained artists guide visitors from 10 am to 5pm daily. Weaving with flax, and tattoo (moko) face painting using water-based ink add depth to touring the Thermal Park, mud bath and spa.

On the 50 acres of Hells Gate Geothermal Park steaming fumaroles and hot pools of boiling mud so are violent they are unnerving.

Hinemoa and Tutanekai lovers  from Te Arawa legend
Hinemoa and Tutanekai lovers from Te Arawa legend

Accommodation for two nights in a park motel at Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park plus 2 hr Trout Fishing Tuition and Charter with The Trout Man

www.waiteti.com

Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park is on the famous Waiteti Trout Fishing Stream; this unique Rotorua Holiday Park is set in two acres of mature trees and gardens and offers a peaceful setting for holidays.

Double tickets to Mitai Maori Village Cultural Experience

www.mitai.co.nz Mitai is an authentic introduction to Maori culture.

Double pass to Waimangu Volcanic Valley Self Guided Walking Tour

www.waimangu.co.nz

Waimangu Volcanic Valley is the only hydro thermal system in the world wholly created within written history, and is the direct result of a volcanic eruption - the Tarawera eruption of June 10 1886. It is the world's newest geothermal system.

Free GoSee TravelSmart membership has many practical benefits. Now a new touring aid has been added. It is a spread-sheet fuel calculator.

As a registered member of the free GoSee TravelSmart Club members have access to additional features they include information and prizes.

Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park
Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park

Editor's Note: The GoSee TravelSmart prizes are not redeemable during peak periods and accommodation is subject to availability. To be eligible for the monthly draws new TravelSmart members must supply their full contact details.

GoSee New Zealand is a free to users caravanning and camping website. It provides Trip planning and easy access to touring information about all New Zealands Holiday Parks, destinations and attractions.

The New Zealand National Motorhome and Caravan Expo from March 11 to 14 is the first event to be held in the revamped Claudelands Events Centre.

www.claudelands.co.nz

The $68.4 million revamp of the Claudelands Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hamilton, New Zealand, has been designed to produce a unique one-site, multi-zoned facility with strong connectivity close to Hamilton's CBD.

It includes a 5000-capacity multipurpose indoor arena, 1500-capacity conference centre and upgraded exhibition facilities.

Cathedral Rocks Waimangu Volcanic Valley Rotorua
Cathedral Rocks Waimangu Volcanic Valley Rotorua

Lots of new innovations have been planned with a new touring destinations court being used for the first time.

We have interests from various regions and government departments throughout New Zealand who want to show the best they have to offer in their region, Norm Evanssaid.

As always the motor caravan industry has come up with new innovations to showcase at the 2010 Expo.

The Waikato Branch of the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association will again host a rally to be run in conjunction with the expo.

Lorraine Hancock is co-ordinator for the rally. Members who are associated with a club but are not members of the NZMCA or CCNZ, are more than welcome to attend, she said.

Gate 4 will be opened for Rally participants from Wednesday 10 March through to Sunday 14 March.

Members should note that they cannot display their vehicles for sale at the Expo Rally.

Rally booking are on a first in basis. Enquires about the Rally should be directed to Lorraine Hancock on 07-846-3221or 021-044-3858

For more information, visit:

www.nzmotorhomeandcaravanexpo.co.nz

Big rigs attract all age groups at the Expo
Big rigs attract all age groups at the Expo

NZ National Motorhome and Caravan Expo public opening times:

9am - 5pm daily

Where:

Claudelands Events Centre

Brooklyn Rd

Claudelands , Hamilton

Parking is free. Gate 4 Brooklyn Rd, Claudelands, Hamilton.

Contact Details:

Norm Evans

Phone: 07 849 5472

Mobile: 027 4 932 746

Fax: 07 849 5472

Cost and booking details:

Adults - $15, Children 12 years and under - free, Liberty Pass - $20

(Liberty Pass will give that person the freedom to enter and re-enter, at their leisure, for the duration of the exhibition).

The Hamilton expo rallies motor caravan club members
The Hamilton expo rallies motor caravan club members
A civilised motorhome breakfast
A civilised motorhome breakfast
German couple enjoy Hells Gate mud spa
German couple enjoy Hells Gate mud spa
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