The under-threat Takapuna Beach Holiday Park is to be showcased worldwide in a major TV show.
Thirty million television viewers are expected to watch a reality travel series that opens with five couples staying in motorhomes at the camp.
The show's hosts are British personalities who are big fans of New Zealand and rave about Takapuna's beauty.
Contestants and the show's producers have been staying at the Takapuna campground as filming starts.
Producers are tight-lipped about much of the series content but say five international couples will travel from Auckland to Queenstown in campervans competing in challenges.
Takapuna caravan park owner Marius Rothman says money can't buy this kind of publicity. He says it flies in the face of those who want the campground closed and claim it doesn't bring money to the surrounding area.
Tourism New Zealand says the show is a real coup for New Zealand.
Filming started last week in Takapuna and Devonport for the Travel Channel show - known as RV Rampage - which is set to screen in 130 countries from mid 2014.
Ironically, the holiday park could be closed by then if plans to garage high-performance sailing dinghies there go ahead.
The presenters are Amanda Byram, who hosts Wipe Out in the UK, and Henry Cole who has toured the globe with the Travel Channel series World's Greatest Motorcycle Journeys.
Amanda says her first experience of New Zealand was coloured by a sunny day on Takapuna beach.
"It's almost like Sydney but more spiritual, everybody is so friendly.
"I'm Irish so I'm really at home ... I will be sad to leave Takapuna."
She says Takapuna Beach Holiday Park is "amazing" and it would be sad if it's forced to close. Henry has travelled the world but says nowhere is lovelier than New Zealand.
"This place is God's own country. If I didn't have kids at school I would think about moving here."
The big motorcycle fan normally views campervans as "mobile chicanes on the road" but hopes to be converted.
Henry says he'll be tempted to join the adrenalin-filled challenges set for contestants on the big road trip.
But earlier this year he broke his shoulder training for a world landspeed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah and he may have to take it a bit easy.
RV Rampage is described as the biggest commission for Scripps UK which is owned by the Travel Channel.
Filming on the North Shore included a challenge in Devonport involving Segways from Magic Broomstick Tours.
Magic Broomstick has previously hosted Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak - better known to millions worldwide as Woz - who loved his tour through the streets of Devonport.
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