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Motorhomes and caravanning lifestyle on the comeback

18th January 2016


Holidaying in motorhomes and caravans is making a serious comeback in New Zealand.
Forty years ago caravans were as much a part of the New Zealand lifestyle as fish and chips and jandals, but over time went out of vogue but organisers of the Covi Motorhome Caravan & Outdoor SuperShow say holidays in caravans and motorhomes is definitely on the rise again.
Covi SuperShow General Manager David Culpan says there are a number of factors generating the growth stressing that holiday homes are becoming more costly and camping grounds by the beach are becoming much harder to access.
“It is tougher to get a quintessential kiwi summer holiday by the beach now so Kiwi’s are turning to the freedom of motorhomes and caravans, and it’s not just baby boomers but an increasing number of families too.”
Culpan says the growth is reflected in the marketplace where caravan and motorhome sales are on the rise being driven by convenience and being able to choose where they can go and how long they can stay in any given place.
“They can go ‘off the grid’ or stay in camping grounds and caravan and motorhomes have all the modern luxuries now with satellite TV, toilets, full ovens and fridges – all the comforts of home.”
Culpan says the Covi SuperShow has seen a big increase in the number of people coming to the show to purchase motorhomes and caravans with this year’s show again having to add additional marquee space, meaning the country’s largest motorhome, caravan & Outdoor show will be even bigger.