Visit Rotorua with Mighway

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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


Classy Cosy Camper
$210 / Day

Classy Cosy Camper

Tikitere, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 3
Length 4.8m
Toilet

Travel Bug
$185 / Day

Travel Bug

Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 4
Length 7m
Toilet
Shower

BPZoom
$220 / Day

BPZoom

Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 5
Length 7.4m
Toilet
Shower

Roadie | Off Grid Luxury
$300 / Day

Roadie | Off Grid Luxury

Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 4
Length 8m
Toilet
Shower

The Condor 6 Berth
$230 / 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

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.

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.

Rotorua Museum

The museum is housed in the historic Bath House building, located in the Government Gardens. Rotorua Museum opened in the South Wing of the Bath House in 1969 and Rotorua Art Gallery opened in the North wing in 1977.  In 1988 the two operations combined to become Rotorua Museum of Art and History. Rotorua Museum is the guardian of a building holding the highest classification under the New Zealand Historic Places Act. As a storehouse of the community’s treasures, the museum is administered by Rotorua District Council and is responsible for several important collections: Rotorua Museum  is a department of Rotorua District Council.

Skyline Rotorua Luge And Gondola

Jump on board one of our eight-seater Gondola cabins and experience Rotorua’s most spectacular views from one of the best things to do in Rotorua! Skyline Rotorua’s 900 metre long Doppelmayr cableway system will transport you and your friends on a gentle, scenic ride up to the Skyline Rotorua complex.

On arrival at Skyline Rotorua Gondola, relax and take in the 180 degree panorama, take a walk on the nature trails or choose from one of the exciting Rotorua activity options on offer - such as Luge, the Skyswing or Skyvue 4D motion theatre. Before your return Gondola ride, be sure to stop in at the Food Market Kitchen, our marketplace style cafe or the Restaurant & Bar for lunch or dinner. Skyline Rotorua Gondola - a must-do Rotorua attraction!

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.

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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.

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