Come summer, the winners of The Block NZ, Amy and Stu will be heading out to an idyllic camping spot to stay in their cute yellow caravan, Roberta
After a relaxing meal with their family in Gisborne, The Block New Zealand winners Amy and Stu head off for their favourite part of Christmas – camping at picturesque Pouawa Beach.
“It’s a classic New Zealand holiday,” says Amy, 39, as she takes Woman’s Day on a tour of their restored 1970s caravan, which she and Stu, 46, have nicknamed Roberta. “Camping was something Stu had always done and when we got together, I thought I wouldn’t like it at all, but I did! It was just such an escape.”
They stay at the caravan on and off for the whole of January, but luckily, home is only a 15-minute drive away from the campsite if they need to pop back.
“Camping as an adult is just as fun as when you’re a kid because it’s an excuse for complete relaxation,” Amy explains. “I can mow through three or four books – I just can’t do that at home because I have washing that needs hanging out and there are jobs that need doing. We switch off from life and our phones, which is something people don’t do enough of.”
Words by: Ellen Mackenzie