Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

November 25 2017

Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

From its humble beginnings in 1977 with just 26 participants, the event has grown into NZ’s premier and largest cycling event, with around 7,000 riders from across New Zealand, and over 20 countries across the globe, taking part each year!

The famous 160km 'Round the Lake' is just one of 14 event categories on offer. There are both Road and Mountain Bike options for individuals and teams, catering to all levels of cycling and fitness abilities. With events like Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, Taupo is considered the Cycling Capital and Events Capital of New Zealand.

It's a great opportunity to get out on a holiday around Taupo and the North Island! Taking a campervan on holiday is an awesome way to experience New Zealand up close and personal, getting closer with nature and locals. We've picked out a few vehicles you might like, and some blogs to help you plan your trip.

Plan your Taupo trip with your own private motorhome rental from Mighway, and let the journey unfold!

Pickup near Taupo

Rambling Rosie - Hamilton

This great 6 berth Ford Transit is available from Hamilton for your next adventure. Comfortable sleeping for six with three double beds, Rambling Rosie comes fully-equipped with all the amenities you need to enjoy a perfect and memorable trip around beautiful New Zealand.


Ace Volkswagen - Rotorua

There is nothing like being on the road with no time restrictions, with the freedom to go which ever way you like. Our 4 berth Mercedes is great to drive, good on fuel and easy to park. It comes fully equipped and is self contained for freedom camping

Hawkes Bay Voyager - Hastings

Come and pick up our Fiat Camper - "Voyager" and set sail for a voyage around the Hawke's Bay. With pristine beaches, hiking trails, wineries, restaurants and more- the Hawke's Bay is the perfect destination for a holiday, and our campervan is the perfect way to travel through it.

The camper van we rented from Andy was so fun. The trip to NZ wouldn't have been the same without the van we had such a great time. The Mighway experience was so reliable and so was our host. I will be using it next time I come back!

- Laura M.

Check out our blog for holiday ideas!

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Explore Mt. Ruapehu & Tongariro

If you are planning your next visit to New Zealand, there are two sites you can’t miss out on while you’re here, and these are Mt. Ruapehu and the Tongariro National Park. Our intrepid host, Tim had an incredible time here, keep reading to find out more on this sensational place.


Te Waihou Blue Springs

Purity at its best, the serene Blue Springs of Te Waihou. Marvel at the calm, intense blue hue of the water against the vibrant green landscape that surrounds. Tranquil and inviting, this spring takes up to 100 years to filter through from the Mamaku Plateau in New Zealand.