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Here are some stories that happy campers who have rented an Apollo vehicle in New Zealand and want to share. Click on a listing to view the full story, images and videos if they have been included.

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  • Edward Burgess
    Retirement Dream
    To replicate our honeymoon of 41years down the south island when we hired a vehicle & toured around the fiords of Milford & Queenstown, Whanaka,& over to Dunedin.The whole holiday of two weeks of our holiday has always been a talking point of reminiscing, even today of how one day we will return to experience the trip of a life time for Charmaine(my wife) & I. read more
  • Katie Williams
    WE need a Holiday
    Our family has been through a bit over the last year with myself going through a journey with Breast Cancer in 2011. We have 2 daughters  Rosanna  (20) and Bryony(18)  and because of financial restaints while I was off work for 8 months we were not able to have a holiday  in 2010  and 2011. WE would love to travel around the South Island over the summer  in one of your beautiful Motor homes  . My husband and I  have been married for... read more
  • David Banbury
    RWC 2011
    Four weeks in Campy, travelling around New Zealand following a rather disappointing England Rugby team, when I say travelling, I mean mainly South Island due to the fact that England had three matches at the new Otago Stadium in Dunedin. We definitely made the most of the time between matches, whether it was surviving a night at Middle March (private joke between me and Mrs B) or the fast and furious Queenstown. All done in our 6 berth campervan, which became... read more
  • Paul Bretherton
    Rugby World Cup Trip NZ 2011
    6 Blokes, 5 RWC Games, Auckland to Invercargill, 19 days, 50 odd slabs of beer, 80 bags of chips and 1 six berth Apollo Euro Duluxe Camper......Best boys long weekend of my life. Geez I'd love to do it all again! read more
  • Kevin Eason
    my visit
    To travel the length and breadth of New Zealand and visit relatives we have not seen since our wedding on the 20/02/1971 enjoy a barbecue and cheer their lives up a little bit and to visit my late uncles grave.  read more
  • dallas deussen
    3 kids :)
    Hello, My name is Dallas and i have three beautiful kids all wanting to go on a awesome holiday around a country. At the moment i can only afford to go by my self or with one other child if im lucky. We are not a family of wealth but all are busting to go on a trip, my kids have only been on 1 holiday to Melbourne when i was with my wife but they were all very young... read more
  • Emma Frankenfield
    Our Trip of a Lifetime
    It has always been our dream to visit New Zealand.  I began doing my research and decided the best way to see the country was by motorhome.  Further searching the internet brought me to Apollo Motorhomes website.  Wow, what a great selection of motorhomes at terrific prices!  New Zealand here we come, seeing and camping in the best locations in the country thanks to Apollo!  Woo Hoo, can't wait!!!!!! read more
  • N. de Vries
    Holiday New Zealand 2011
    We had a great holiday in New Zealand in august 2011, we hired a Apollo camper en spend 3 week all around de country. We have seen and did a lot of great thinks. Bungyjump and shotoverjet in Queenstown, Dunedin, Franz Josef Glacier, Whale watch, hot pools in Hamner Springs, Lord of the rings in Matamata, Rotorua, Hot water beach, and all of the big city's of corse. And a lot more! We had a great time in our mobile... read more
  • Sharee Carr
    Single Mum and Son
    Hello, I am a single mum studying to finish my early childhood degree. We dont have enough money for holidays... and wont until I finish my studies. I would love to take my son to the snow at Queenstown, and visit relatives in Christchurch that have such a hard time with the earthquakes! Please consider my application. read more
  • clare waddick
    Intrepid journey top of the south
    Our 3 weeks winter adventure around the top of NZs south island left us with many memories.  The walks along beautiful beaches,  the peacefulness of isolation, nature at its best, driving on amazing roads, the friendliness of strangers. I could write a book but one or two memories stand out:  Not finding a camp before dark on the wild west coast, pulling into a roadside verge to sleep with the waves sounding so close, certain we'd be washed out to... read more
  • James Smith
    Apollo Dream Holiday
    I must tell the World about our Dream Holiday we took last July in New Zealand.We had been planning the trip for Months and decided on a Winter Holiday for a change.We hired an Apollo 2 Berth Campervan which was brand new just out of the factory and as an added Bonus it had more Mod Cons then usual, We got a free Tourist Radio which was a very good Idea, whenever you drove near a Point of Interest the... read more
  • Lisa West
    West to East and return
    We began our Nullabor crossing adventure in July 2011 when we left Perth in the luxury Apollo Deluxe 6 berth motor home  bound for the beautiful state of Victoria.  This was going to be a test for our family, as it was the first long distance trip  with our four children under the age of 10.  The countryside that was forever changing, especially the treeless plain that had a beauty of its own, it was very unique.   The driving was... read more
  • CLERC Christian
    New Zealand in Austral Summer
    It was an initiatory journey in New Zealand. A road movie; my partner was not still my wife and our respective children did not really know. In five in a van of six places we found our marks and went out of this journey as a real family. An Apollo family, which thanks to the comfort and to the arrangements of the van was able to create these links which unite us at the moment. Thanks to you. We shall... read more
  • Martin Emes
    New Zealand
    In July 2011 we hired a deluxe motorhome to tour the north and south islands of New Zealand. We had a fantastic and very memorable time and would love the opportunity to do the same in Canada and the USA. read more
  • Tahnee Armstrong
    Our home away from Home
    Warning... totally LONG but awesome story!! In 2010, my husband Craig and I knew we wanted to go on a New Zealand family holiday! But with a VERY active 18month old  boy, we didnt like the idea of staying in hotels, packing and unpacking our belongings, having Axl sleep in a new bed each night and using public transport to get around. We wanted to see as much as possible and still have the ability to stick to Axls day routine!... read more
  • Audra Spicer
    Rakaia, this side of heaven
    We love New Zealand, we love the South Island, we love Canterbury, and we love the Rakaia Gorge campground!  It's a gem, hidden along a road outside of Methven.  The entrance is near a sharp bend and just seconds away from the Rakaia high bridge.  We love this campground because it is true blue New Zealand for two main reasons.  First, an honesty box near the middle of the site asks for the nominal fee to stay there.  The trusty... read more
  • Alison Matthews
    When seven days wasn't enough
    Recently my family enjoyed a wonderful holiday discovering some of the wonders of the north island of New Zealand in a 6 birth Apollo motorhome.  The experience was so fantastic that we were already planning our next trip during the flight back to Australia. This trip also rekindled childhood memories of travelling with mum, dad and my brother to exciting destinations in a campervan in England, which I wanted my children to experience in a similar holiday.  New Zealand ended... read more
  • Jeremy Wanhill
    grand south island tour
    start at Christchurch, go all the way around the south island of New Zealand, photographing all the scenery read more
  • Jason Fahey
    Tour of a lifetime
    Tour of a lifetime.......Cruising the roads in a motorhome and checking out the wild coastline,the spectacular scenery and experiencing the extreme winter weather in New Zealand with my family has always been a life long dream. A dream that will come to reality in 2012.An experience that we will all just love.I am checking out Apollo for their great range of motorhomes, they look awesome on the website.Cant wait.  read more
  • John Hislop
    To catch a trout
    With fishing rods packed, we set out on the road to Taupo. Usually, the drive takes no longer than 3 hours during the morning. After a short stop at Whitecliffs Brewery for some 'supplies', we were on the road again. Arriving in Taupo, we drove to our fishing location (a secret place). Finding our friends at home, we were invited to lunch and then an early evening meal in anticipation of some evening fishing. In the water, the trout were sounding... read more