‘The slow lane’ in New Zealand


Geoff Collett reports in The Nelson (New Zealand) Mail. about a recent “mobile holiday home” gathering with “at least 300 vehicles ranging from humble campervans to grand buses and ‘fifth-wheelers’ (caravans on an articulated trailer).”

“This is peak season for motorhome touring, and motorhome touring is booming. Many of these vehicles and their occupants – typically mum and dad shot of the kids – have been on the road for weeks, maybe months, dawdling about the place, stopping wherever takes their fancy,” writes Collett.

There are currently around 25,000 “privately-owned” motorhomes in New Zealand. Read more in “Life in the slow lane

Photo: “PIT STOP: Some of the motorhomes at the Teapot Valley rally.” COLIN SMITH/Nelson Mail.

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