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


Roadie | Off Grid Luxury
$200 / Day

Roadie | Off Grid Luxury

Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 4
Length 8m
Toilet
Shower

Classy Cosy Camper
$210 / Day

Classy Cosy Camper

Tikitere, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 3
Length 4.8m
Toilet

Travel Bug
$210 / Day

Travel Bug

Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 4
Length 7m
Toilet
Shower

The Condor 6 Berth
$175.5 / Day

The Condor 6 Berth

Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 6
Length 10m
Toilet
Shower

Vantastik Ventures_3 (English, Nederlands, Deutsch)
$200 / Day

Vantastik Ventures_3 (English, Nederlands, Deutsch)

Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 3
Length 6m
Toilet

Vantastik Ventures_2 (English, Nederlands, Deutsch)
$200 / Day

Vantastik Ventures_2 (English, Nederlands, Deutsch)

Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 3
Length 6m
Toilet

Vantastik Ventures_1 (English, Nederlands, Deutsch)
$200 / Day

Vantastik Ventures_1 (English, Nederlands, Deutsch)

Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 3
Length 6m
Toilet

Just Rohming
$220 / Day

Just Rohming

Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 4
Length 7.4m
Toilet
Shower

Places to Visit near Rotorua


Rotorua Canopy Tours

Rotorua Canopy Tours is a guided 3 hour eco adventure through the evergreen native forests of the Mamaku Plateau only minutes from Rotorua. It is the # 1 ranked activity in the North Island on TripAdvisor.

For 3 hours, escorted by 2 highly trained guides with no more than 10 people, you will experience one of the North Island’s last remaining remnants of untouched forest in the most exciting and unique of ways.

Be inspired by the beauty of the forest and the excitement of the ziplines while losing yourself to the power of nature on a journey you will remember forever.

Tamaki Maori Village

A 3 hour journey into the heart of Maori Culture...an experience you will never forget! Journey with us to the outskirts of Rotorua, to a Maori village nestled in an ancient forest. There, after a formal and sacred ceremony, you’ll be welcomed through the fortifications and into the village.

As fires blaze, the entire village comes to life. See and learn about Maori art forms and Maori traditions. See Maori weaponry displays, watch women weaving and making Maori crafts, listen to villagers tell stories of their ancestors and history, experience traditional Maori tattoo, ancient horticultural practices and so much more.

Traditional songs and dances are also performed for you – experience the unique Poi dance, breath-taking harmonies and the famed, powerful Maori Haka. The Tamaki Rotorua Maori Village experience culminates in a sumptuous 3-course feast. Tamaki Maori Village Rotorua offers visitors an authentic Maori Hangi meal, steamed underground in the traditional way.

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


The Backyard Inn

We make it easy for you to stay and play ‘happy’ in Rotorua’s magnificent adventure wonderland. A unique complex just 5 minutes from downtown Rotorua.

A unique accommodation complex, conveniently set in four acres of green, park-like grounds in Rotorua’s wondrous backyard. Flanked by awesome sporting and recreational amenities, we’re just a hop, skip and jump from downtown Rotorua.

The Backyard Inn is an eclectic mix of lodge, camping and chalet-style accommodation, suitable for groups, families and travellers. Our proud 30+ years of experience however, make us Rotorua’s Group Specialists, providing affordable accommodation, local knowledge and logistics at a purpose-built facility that can host up to 246 people at a time. Down to earth, clean and comfy, we represent great value.

Visit The Backyard Inn

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

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