One of our favourite ways to explore Tamaki Makaurau Auckland is by taking a little road trip. Yeah, you heard us right... The Super City of Auckland is massive and an awesome place to explore by car or camper!
We hired a Dream Sleeper Mini for 5 days; the perfect easy-drive option with ultimate comfort. While “mini” in size, it has a full compact kitchen, complete with a fridge, sink and running water, cooking facilities and comfortable bedding.
Day 1 - Awhitu Peninsula
After picking up our Dream Sleeper Mini from the Spaceships Depot in Penrose, we headed south to the stunning Awhitu Peninsula to see the sweeping views of the city and coastline from a rarely seen angle. We stopped to check out the Manukau Heads Lighthouse, one of the few visitor-accessible lighthouses in New Zealand. After consulting the handy Spaceships Camping App, we found the perfect low cost campground, right in the Awhitu Regional Park to set up for the night.