FAQ

  • Q: Why haven’t I received my registration email yet?
  • A: The registration email is sent out straight away. Have you checked your spam/junk folder?
  • Q: Can I delete my records from the database?
  • A: Yes, just go to your profile area and remove all your information from the form and hit the update button.
  • Q: I have deleted my records from the database but why does my name still show up in Google?
  • A: Google takes a copy of this site every month or so. So, please be patient for Google to update their copy of this site.
  • Q: Can I get help if I can’t log into the webite?
  • A: Yes, but first try the following…
  • 1. Cutting and pasting your username and password from the registration email to the web browser rather than typing it in by hand.
  • 2. Check out the security settings in your browser. If you are using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer then go to Tools -> Internet Options -> Security -> Internet. Check out the settings. Perhaps click on the button “Default level” and choose “Medium”. Also, if you have “Protected Mode” switched on then you may need to enter the Freewheelers site as a “Trusted Site”.
  • Then if those don’t work send an email to Freewheelers . But make sure you include as much information about the problem and also acopy of the registration email that you’ve been sent.
  • Q: The website doesn’t seem to work. Can I get help?
  • A: Yes, please send us an email (with as much detail as possible: which page you where on (the URL), which box(es) you were filling out and the wording of any errors) to Freewheelers . But make sure you include as much information about the problem and also a copy of the registration email that you’ve been sent. Please send copies of the website or screenshots if it will help.

A note on the north island.

There are many spectacular destinations.  The choice is wide – beaches to dream about, walks that can fascinate, well-trod mountain ranges or simply great places to camp.  One of these is at Ruatiti, just two kilometres north of Raetihi on the A4 and then about 22 kilometres inland.  It is a free campsite in the fork of two rivers full of trout and a home of the treasured blue duck.  Their presence is carefully monitored by Rufus Bristol.  He takes a raft downstream during nesting time to keep an eye on the nest-sites dotted along the bank.  The duck is unusual because it has a special beak that allows it to feed in fast flowing streams.  A day, possibly two or even three is worth the effort of getting there. A experienced all this in my campervan hire NZ from Motorhome Republic.

The starting point however is most probably the Conservation Department’s yearly booklet which documents, a picture and a brief description together with giving the location, of all the camp sites under its management.  These camps are cheap, as varied as is typical of North Island destinations and scattered throughout the island.

Another is the Holiday Parks yearly map which is a directory of the commercial camp sites.  We find a mixture of these and freedom camping, DOC and Regional Council camp sites fit our purposes.  Our van is ‘self-contained’ but requires fresh water every three days plus dumping at designated sites.

Hahei Holiday Resort on the Coromandel Peninsula earned ten out of ten from our Derbyshire relatives on a recent tour.  There is a lovely beach with islands scattered both in the foreground and in the distance.  Cathedral Cove, which was an additional attraction, has unfortunately collapsed quite recently, but there are plenty of places to visit nevertheless.

This note is simply an introduction, providing examples of our favourite spots. We have had our two berth Ford Transit van for six years.  It doesn’t make us an authority but we have had time to get off the main roads and explore.

For those looking to experience NZ, a rental car is a must. Consider a Christchurch Airport car hire or car hire at Auckland Airport.