You gotta spend a night or two with Don. He's created the perfect resting stop for campervan travellers. And it's free for Sunrise customers.

Because we know that long periods 'on the road' can be tiring, even when you are on holiday. It's great to have a place to rest and relax, to recharge your batteries and plan your next adventure. The Koha Experience is the perfect place for you. Don Morrison has spent the last 7 years transforming  this beautiful (and once neglected) land into a special oasis for travellers on the road. Think of it as your home away from home in your mobile home.


Free camping  for Sunrise Holidays customers, in a beautiful location with a local legend as host.

Don’s vision is planting trees in a holistic manner that supports all biodiversity. The land, animals and humans alike. This is how Sunrise Holidays addresses the issues around global warming and carbon emissions. A grass roots project in action, we see it as planting for humanity.  

Travel easy - you’re carbon neutral

Don has planted thousands of trees. Two have been planted on your behalf. This is the average number of trees that offset the carbon produced from a return journey to NZ. Come and visit them.

What does Koha mean?

Koha is a Māori concept of exchange, like a 'gift’ and this experience is our gift to travellers to NZ.

People tell us that this gift is worth a lot to them, check out the reviews here.

How do you join the Koha experience?

This isn’t mainstream tourism. There’s no pre-booking. Spaces are purposefully limited.

Just turn up and join us. Have a stake in this place. It’s a place for you to rest.


$30 per campervan (free for Sunrise customers)

What can you do here?

  • Rest
  • Relax
  • Rejuvinate
  • Talk with Don about organic planting principles
  • Pick vegetables with Don in his organic garden
  • Eat the fruit and veges you’ve freshly picked
  • Gain local knowledge from Don’s 20+ years in the tourism trade
  • Swim at the one of the most popular river swimming spots in the area
  • Watch native birds in the 100 year old Puriri tree, extremely rare in the South Island   

See what other travellers think here.




Located on the banks of the Mouteka River, in the lovely Motueka Valley

  Don is proof that one set of hands can make a huge difference.

Don is proof that one set of hands can make a huge difference.

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