Visit Rotorua with Mighway

Hire a campervan in Rotorua

Nowhere combines adrenalin, relaxation and culture better than the geothermal hotspot of Rotorua. Less than three hours drive from Auckland, bubbling hot pools, geysers and lakes make it seem like a whole world away. Mighway recommends at least 2 days to discover what Rotorua has to offer. Driving to Rotorua from Auckland is a great way to experience the region up close and personal. You'll know you're there by the smell of sulfur, an ever-present feature of Rotorua thanks to the geothermal activity. While you're there, make sure to experience the healing waters for some pampering, as well as the Maori history and culture. There's something for everyone in Rotorua, so don't miss an adventure here.

Campervan Hire Rotorua

Te Arawa
$180 / Day

Te Arawa

Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Sleeps 6
Length 7.4m

The Happy Camper
$158 / Day

The Happy Camper

Rangiuru, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 4
Length 6.2m

Places to Visit near Rotorua

Rainbow Springs Nature Park

Set amongst the native trees and beautiful forests of Rotorua, Rainbow Springs Nature Park offers a fun-packed and educational experience for the whole family. Learn about New Zealand’s fascinating natural history and get up close and personal with the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home.

Make sure you take a ride on the Big Splash, and don't forget to head to the crowd-pleasing free-flight Bird Show. Also, each day our team of experts run special Encounters which allow you to get closer than ever to some of our favourite park residents including trout, reptiles and native birds.

For an unforgettable experience, upgrade to our Kiwi Encounter Behind the Scenes Tour to see exactly how we're helping kiwi at the biggest kiwi hatchery in the world. Every tour booked is a 100% donation to our kiwi conservation program.

Tamaki Maori Village

1989 was the year it all began. Doug and Mike Tamaki forged a turning point for tourism in Rotorua and forever changed the way people from around the world experienced cultural storytelling. Two kiwi cowboys doing things a bit differently. From old school buses to hot-rod Harleys and roundabout sing-alongs, a new storyline was unfolding and the families, couples, the globetrotters from near and far were all on board the one-of-a-kind Tamaki Māori Village experience. Now 30 years later, Tamaki has become an iconic brand in tourism – a leading force that pioneers and inspires through authentic and meaningful cultural experiences that the world continues to applaud and celebrate. Tamaki Māori Village is the most award-winning cultural attraction in New Zealand and was voted the 7th best experience in the world by TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice award in 2018.

Redwoods Forest

Haere mai ki te Wao Tapu nui ä Tane, Nau mai haere mai.

The history and culture surrounding the Whakarewarewa Forest, the variety of outdoor recreational opportunities, diverse range of exotic tree species, mix of native undergrowth, panoramic views, and proximity to lakes, thermal areas and the city centre have made The Redwoods & Whakarewarewa Forest one of Rotorua’s most spectacular natural assets and one of the city’s greatest treasures.

Over 5600 hectares of forest awaits you to enjoy and explore at your leisure. If you love the outdoors and want to experience nature at its best this area is definitely for you!

The forest is most well known for the network of superb mountain biking and walking tracks and for the magnificent stand of Californian Coast Redwoods. These towering trees, along with numerous other species and the fresh forest air, combine to create an invigorating atmosphere and a truly unique and special environment.

Mitai Maori Village

An evening at Mitai will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture leaving you amazed and in awe. Enter the world of Mitai. Be enthralled by the natural bush setting, see warriors in traditional dress paddle an ancient warrior canoe (waka) down the Wai-o-whiro stream, and don’t miss your only opportunity in the Rotorua area to see glow worms in their natural habitat. Marvel at the crystal clear water full of eels and trout, flowing directly from the earth at the sacred Fairy Spring. See your traditionally cooked hangi meal being lifted from the ground. During our cultural performance, you’ll learn about our past, carvings and ta moko (tattoo art). Be captivated by the displays of weaponry and combat, coupled with the grace and beauty of the poi dance. You’ll be amazed by the spine tingling haka finale. The Mitai family is proud to have created a sacred and spiritual place that offers you an indigenous cultural experience like no other.

On The Road: Rotorua and White Island

In this episode of "On the Road", Tim and Leo discover the volcanic activity in and around Rotorua. This is just a small taste of what the region has to offer, we recommend you book a camper with Mighway and see for yourself. You can make the most of your time here by visiting the magical Redwoods Forest, visiting Wai-O-Tapu geothermal pools or soak in some calming scenery at the Hamurana Springs. Rotorua makes a great 2-day stay over or if you’re looking for an extended trip, you can explore epic surrounding regions such as Taupo, Tauranga and Whakatane. Don’t forget to follow our “On the Road” series on YouTube to be inspired for your next roadie adventure!

Campgrounds and Parks near Rotorua

Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park

A visit to Rotorua is not complete without soaking in our recently refurbished free hot mineral pools, heated cold pool! While you're here, why not book in a sport massage? Click here to check out our wide range of accommodation options and our facilities.

Situated in relaxing park-like grounds we are the closest holiday park to the internationally renowned mountain biking tracks for all levels in the Whakarewarewa Forest, yet only a few minutes away from the City Centre, we are conveniently located within walking distance to geothermal natural wonders including the world famous Pohutu Geyser and an 18 hole golf course. Rotorua has many magnificent sights and top tourist attractions, many offering a free on-site pick up service. Our knowledgeable front of house team are more than happy to assist with advice and booking, some discounts available to attractions and activities for our guests.

Our park is ideal for families, Mountain bikers, group bookings, school trips and sports groups. Booking for a large group? Ask about our group discounts. Pets welcome on the park by prior arrangement, however they are not allowed in the accommodation so please bring a mobile home for them with you. NZMCA discounts available for direct bookings only.

Visit Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park

Hinemoa Street Carpark

The carpark is located just before the Polynesian Spa, at the eastern end of Hinemone Street. This carpark is for self-contained vehicles only, and does not provide toilet facilities. There is a council sign with further information.

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