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Bigger New Zealand National Motor Home and Caravan Shows on the grow

September 30, 2013
Bigger New Zealand National Motor Home and Caravan Shows on the grow

TheFeb 28 to March 2 2014 Hamilton Shows venue, Mystery Creek Events Centre, is the focus of the NZ National Fieldays. The New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays are held at Mystery Creek, and attracts 1,000 exhibitors and over 115,000 visitors through the gates.

The immediate benefits to the NZ Motorhome and Caravan Show include easier access and the partnership means stronger marketing of the event.

As a rally site the venue comes with dinner and entertainment options and parking for more than 10,000 cars.

With shows in both the South andNorth islands the Camper Care NZ Motorhome and Caravan Shows are the National events on the camping calendar.

The HamitonNorth Island location, Feb 28 to March 2 2014,is close to the airport, Hamilton, Te Awamutu, Cambridge and Morrinsville and it is an easy commute from Auckland, Tauranga and Rotorua.

There is a new website which responds to the bigger and better direction for exhibitors and visitors.

TOP10 Holiday Parks hosted a rally at the recent Christchurch showwhichwas free for the first time. The TOP 10 Rally at CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurchwas open to anyone with a motorhome or caravan. The rally has always been a great opportunity for motorhome and caravan enthusiasts to gather together in a relaxed environment, see the show and get to know each other.

All attendees received a free goody bag with discounts, attractions, and surprises and the first 50 vehicles to register received a free bottle of Yealands PET wine.

The free Traillite Seminar Series at Christchurch ranged through topics like buying the perfect motorhome, to touring Australias hot spots.

2013 Traillite Seminar Series Schedule
CamperMate: Smartphones and what they can do for you
Friday Sunday 10am
Adam Hutchinson, developer of the popular CamperMate iPhone/Android travel appgave an insightful presentation on the rise of smart phone technology, and how this technology can make travelling easier. Areas will range from what a smartphone is, GPS technology and the story of CamperMate, the app that is helping thousands of people travel New Zealand. CamperMate is a free app with a growing database of over 13,000 GPS coordinates such as toilets, dump stations, campsites and petrol stations.

RSE: Satellite v Terrestrial in Mobile Environment
Friday 11am, Saturday Sunday 2pm
Daryl from RSE (NZ) Ltd explained the difference between satellite and terrestrial Freeview and the whereabouts of the Optus D1 satellite which covers NZ. He also advised on the various dish systems available in NZ for the mobile market and how to receive the perfect reception. He covered installation options with the various satellite dishes and also how to cope with various channel changes like the recent PRIME change.

Gallivanting Oz: Motorhome Travel in Australia
Friday Sunday noon

Australia-based Belinda shared some of her favourite travelling routes in Australia including the popular Darwin to Perth and Tasmania. She covered the basics of hiring a camper plus information on motorhome travel tips.

TrailLite: All you need to know about buying a new Motorhome
Friday Sunday 1pm
Presented by Mandy Davis from TrailLite, thiswas a valuable practical session for all prospective buyers.Mandy covered the right questions to ask and the information required to help make purchasing decision. With so many options for any prospective buyer the seminar highlighted and shared the vital points to consider to ensure buying the right new or pre-owned motorhome.

Jax Hamilton's Inspiration in the Kitchen presentations improved meals for travellers and the Interislander Destinations Court informed on regional attractions, camping grounds and events.

Show sponsor Interislander travels the Cook Strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand and is one of the most spectacular cruises in the world. The 92km journey between Wellington and Picton is one of New Zealands most iconic tourist experiences. Interislander operates three ships, carrying both passengers and their vehicles: Arahura, Aratere, and Kaitaki.

The Classic Events driven shows are about a lot more than motorhomes and caravans as they inform and explore topics like satellite connection, outdoor furniture and kitchen and cooking gadgets and ideas.

Heatrite, who are among the show sponsors, are the New Zealand distributor and agent for the Oztent range of products which include the world famous 30 second Oztent, the high speed no drag Jet Tent, the Malamoo 3 second tent and a range of camping chairs, stretchers and accessories.

The product range is all of high quality and designed to make camping easy and hassle free. Naming rights sponsor Camper Care provides specialist insurance policies for motorhomes and caravans.

Sponsor Trailite aims for quality in product and manufacturing process.

Hamilton owned and operated Southern Star Caravans believe that quality is of the upmost importance. Their Southern Star Caravans are built in New Zealand but designed in a European style.

Sponsor Leisure Line Caravans say attention to detail and innovative design separates Leisureline Caravans from the rest.

Their ultimate goal is to build the best caravans in New Zealand. The Leisure Line range of caravans are designed and built by New Zealanders for New Zealand conditions and also to represent value for money.

Following discussions between interested caravan, motorhome and other recreational vehicle manufacturers, the Recreational Vehicle Caravan Manufacturers Association of New Zealand (RVCMANZ) has been established. The Association also allows major component importers/suppliers serving the manufacturing industry to become members.

Sponsor KEA is about travel surrounded by all the comforts of home; and TOP 10 Holiday Parks offers accommodation options. Motels, self-contained units, cabins to fit budgets, camping, caravan or tent. Sites come powered or unpowered.

Car pooling helps ease petrol price pain.
With sky high petrol prices why not get together with friends and family and car pool. Its a simple solution and a great cost effective way to get to the show. If you are heading to the show from Hamilton, the best access route is from SH3.

Hamilton dates and times:
Friday 28 February 2014 - 9am - 5pm.
Saturday 1 March 2014 - 9am - 5pm.
Sunday 2 March 2014 - 9am - 4pm.
General Entry Adult: $15.
Children (16 years and under): Free if accompanied by an adult.
Multi-Day Pass: $20.
(Multi-Day Pass will give that person the freedom to enter and re-enter, at their leisure, for the duration of the show).
Mystery Creek Events Centre
Gate 2
125 Mystery Creek Road
Mystery Creek, Hamilton 3240
New Zealand
Parking $2

Oztent offers easy camping range.
Oztent offers easy camping range.