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If Wellington airport is the start of your camper adventure, you have two choices of direction, north or south. To go south, you will need to drive your RV rental onto the Cook Strait ferry to sail to the South Island. The three hour crossing is described as one of the world's great ferry journeys. You will arrive in Picton, with stunning views of the Marlborough Sounds.
A northern drive of 40 minutes from central Wellington will take you to the Kapiti Coast, and the marine and nature reserves of Kapiti Island. Or, head over the Rimutaka Hill to the Wairarapa. This is fine wine country, and beautifully restored town centres in Greytown and Martinborough burst with divine dining venues. It will take you about an hour and twenty minutes to get to Martinborough.
Wellington Airport's terminal The Rock has won numerous awards for its architecture, as well as being named the best airport in Australasia in 2011 in the World Travel Awards . The airport is steadily increasing its visitor numbers, and is currently extending the terminal building and apron. Wellington is proud of its connection to the New Zealand film industry, and the airport displays Lord of the Rings and Hobbit art installations. It will take you about 10 minutes' drive from the airport to the Wellington waterfront, where you'll find attractions such as Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, and the Wellington Westpac stadium. Wellington is a vibrant and compact city; it's probably more convenient to park your camper at your accommodation and explore the CBD by foot. Grab a photo of New Zealand's unusual parliament building, the Beehive.
A short drive from the city centre, you'll find the Weta Cave, an interactive attraction showcasing the film making magic of Sir Peter Jackson and Weta Workshop. Also handy is the Zealandia Karori Sanctuary experience. Zealandia is a predator free 225ha sanctuary, contained by a revolutionary anti-pest fence. It tells New Zealand's unique conservation story, which spans 80 million years. Species such as New Zealand's living dinosaur, the tuatara, and bird species such as hihi, saddleback and little spotted kiwi flourish in this environment. As so much of New Zealand's unique wildlife is nocturnal, a night tour of Zealandia is the best way to interact with rare and endangered species.
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For a slower pace, and a bit more of a taste of the countryside, try Wellington's Kiwi Holiday Park, in the Akatarawa Valley, on the banks of the Hutt River, in the suburb of Upper Hutt.
Martinborough is an attractive village in the Wairarapa region, just under two hours driving time from Wellington airport. It's well known for world class winemaking, in particular, Pinot Noir. The Martinborough TOP 10 Holiday Park is a great choice for your accommodation, offering a range of powered campervan sites, cabins, and ensuite studios. There are over 20 vineyards nearby, and you can rent a bike directly from the holiday park to visit them. Finish your day relaxing on the barbecue deck with some of that local Pinot! On the Kapiti Coast, the Paekakariki Holiday Park is on the beachfront, and just a 45 minute drive from Central Wellington.