Where the best view was?
The Taupo lookout when you first arrive in the city has an awesome view of the snowy mountains in the background, and the lake centered.
Where you stopped for a picnic?
We loved our visit to Taupo especially as a winter getaway, there are so many awesome attractions for families to visit. We choose the most perfect day to visit the snow too!
What was your favourite experience/activity and why?
The Whakapapa Ski fields was our favourite experience especially because we dont get to see snow everyday, it was a beaming beautiful day with awesome sun and not very windy!
Did you have a favourite Holiday Park you stayed in and why?
The Taupo Top 10 holiday resort, was more than we thought it would be! Such a beautiful family lagoon pool with a built in bar. We swam everynight till 10pm it was an absolute bonus to come back to everyday after sightseeing.
What would be your top tip for other campervan travellers?
It’s really handy to pack snacks i.e fruit, yoghurts, and ingredients to make sandwiches etc because eating on the go is a MUST! And it keeps the costs down of your trip as well becoming very convenient. Buying bottled water is also essential, and is really handy having it there for you to refill your drink bottles. In regards to driving – take it easy! Never be in a hurry to get anywhere, the campervan is such a joy to drive and enjoy.
Can you share a recipe from something you cooked in the campervan?
We made alot of awesome food in the campervan but it was very easy meals you could have ready within minutes. A winner was chicken filled pita pockets.
½ green cabbage (shredded, or cut finely)
½ purple cabbage (shredded or cut finely)
2 tbsp mayo
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
optional 1 grated carrot
Combine ingredients together in a bowl, then set aside to serve. This is a great salad that is easily refrigerated for up to a week, so an awesome go to salad during the week of travel.
Breast chicken 500g-‐1kg of chicken – chopped into small cubes (or 200g per person)
1 onion chopped finely
1 garlic clove chopped finely
Heat a fry pan on to a medium heat, add the oil and saute the onions and garlics for a couple minutes before adding the chicken pieces – cook till cooked through. Toast your pita pockets in the toaster, And add ingredients to your pita pocket including extra mayonnaise.
What is your greatest memory of the whole campervan holiday?
We loved driving to each destination in the campervan, it was always an easy exchange getting to each activity and being able to rest in the vehicle when we were finished for a quick snack and a small family gathering.