Ever since its founding in 1956 by a small group of enthusiasts, the association has made it its mission to advance these interests by providing relevant services and information, promoting fellowship and strongly advocating for vehicle safety, road courtesy and protection of the environment.
Our members receive benefits including, but not limited to, discounts on services and products, free and low cost overnight sites, a dedicated insurance scheme and a range of handy publications & digital resources.
The Association is a national body headed by a Board of Directors.
In the early 1970's several Area Representatives were appointed and in 1978, Area Committeeswere formed. Initially, Area Committees had a social function; organising rallies and working bees etc. Gradually, their responsibilities evolved to include producing their own newsletters and working with local councils and businesses to further motor caravanning in their district. That same year saw the establishment of a National Office which located to NZMCA-owned premises in Takanini, Auckland in 1995 where it is still located to this day.
In 2016, the Board created the position of CEO who is responsible to the Board for the overall administration of the affairs of the Association with Bruce Lochore as the first one to occupy it. The current president of the Association is Sharron King who holds the distinction of being the Association's first-ever female president after being elected in 2020.