Visit Whakaari / White Island with Mighway

Hire a campervan in Whakaari / White Island


Whakaari / White Island is an active andesite stratovolcano, situated 48 km (30 mi) from the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, in the Bay of Plenty. It is New Zealand's most active cone volcano, and has been built up by continuous volcanic activity over the past 150,000 years. The nearest mainland towns are Whakatane and Tauranga. White Island has been in a nearly continuous stage of smoking at least since it was 'discovered' by James Cook in 1769. The island is roughly circular, about 2 km (1.2 mi) in diameter, and rises to a height of 321 m (1,053 ft) above sea level. It covers an area of approximately 325 ha (800 acres). The exposed island is only the peak of a much larger submarine mountain, which rises up to 1,600 m (5,249 ft) above the nearby seafloor. Sulphur mining was attempted but was abandoned in 1914 after a lahar killed all of the site's workers. The main activities on the island now are guided tours and scientific research.

Campervan Hire Whakaari / White Island


The Leisure Seeker 2
$150 / Day

The Leisure Seeker 2

Pyes Pa, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 3
Length 7m
Toilet
Shower

Mercedes 6 Berth Campervan....too easy.
$230 / Day

Mercedes 6 Berth Campervan....too easy.

Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty

Sleeps 6
Length 7.1m
Toilet
Shower

 Te Arawa
$200 / Day

Te Arawa

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Sleeps 6
Length 7.4m
Toilet
Shower

Stinger
$200 / Day

Stinger

Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 4
Length 6m
Toilet
Shower

Your Perfect New Zealand Retreat
$269 / Day

Your Perfect New Zealand Retreat

Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 4
Length 7.1m
Toilet
Shower

The Oldsmobile
$195 / Day

The Oldsmobile

Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 4
Length 5m
Toilet
Shower

2006 SPRITE FIREBRAND 474 CARAVAN FOR 4 PEOPLE
$148 / Day

2006 SPRITE FIREBRAND 474 CARAVAN FOR 4 PEOPLE

Omanawa, Bay of Plenty

Sleeps 4
Length 7m
Toilet
Shower

Wonderful comfort and great design.
$240 / Day

Wonderful comfort and great design.

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Sleeps 6
Length 7m
Toilet
Shower

Places to Visit near Whakaari / White Island


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.

Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park

At Paradise Valley Springs, visitors can interact with a variety of New Zealand wildlife . Guest have the opportunity to hand-feed animals such as deer, pigs, thar and wallabies. See Rainbow and Brown Trout in our crystal-clear pools, and wild in the Ngongotaha Stream that winds through our park. Get up close to friendly farm animals in the lovely streamside farmwalk. View native New Zealand birds and waterfowl on our wetlands. Taste pure spring water straight from our natural spring, or purchase some of our own bottled 'Paradise Pure' to take away with you. Experience our elevated rainforest treetops walkway, hidden six metres high amongst bush and huge native trees. Get close to our lion pride and check out our exciting lion feeding at 2.30pm every day.

Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre

From grassroots beginnings in the 1980’s and the founding of the Wingspan Charitable Trust in 1992, Wingspan is now recognized as New Zealand’s leading conservation, education and research organization for birds of prey. Wingspan Bird of Prey Centre was established in Rotorua in 2002. At Wingspan’s core is a commitment to the conservation of the threatened ‘Karearea’ New Zealand falcon.  Being part of New Zealand’s unique natural heritage, falcons are a taonga (treasured) species to tangata whenua (Māori, people of the land).  Wingspan supports wild populations directly by releasing captive bred falcons and rehabilitating injured wild birds.  Through research and advocacy, Wingspan also supports long-term sustainable conservation action by identifying the reasons for the decline in wild populations and promoting action to reverse this. The Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre is a place where people can visit and see birds of prey up close during interactive flying displays, hosted by the country’s leading experts. The displays showcase the spectacular flying skills of these amazing birds and are a unique educational experience enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Campgrounds and Parks near Whakaari / White Island


Willowhaven Holiday Park

Willowhaven Holiday Park is located on the Western shores of Lake Rotorua, only 6 kilometres from Rotorua. It's a short walk to the Ngongotaha Shopping Centre and close to Rotorua's tourist attractions.

Willowhaven provides low cost accommodation. Our chalets, tourist flats, cabins have shower and cooking facilities and if you are camping there are two modern amenities blocks. Rotorua is a special place to visit. An area of intense volcanic acivity, it has rightly earned it's alternative name of 'The Sulphur City' with impressive examples of bubbling mud pools, exploding geysers and evidence of geothermal activity practically everywhere you look. But Rotorua is not only known for what lies below. Rotorua has some of the richest Maori culture in New Zealand and a great place to experience a Maori concert in a Marae (meeting house) and to partake of a traditional 'Hangi' banquet. Rotorua is a beautiful city to explore in it's own right, a fact recognised by being acknowledged as New Zealand's most Beautiful City for 3 years in a row. The Government Gardens are a pleasure to walk through.

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Tauranga Tourist Park

The Closest Camp to Tauranga City Centre

Dedicated Campervan and Sleepercar sites in the city. Quiet, sheltered, harbourside location. We are a mobile home park with power & non-power sites. including tent sites and cyclist sites We also have 10 standard one room cabins (private backpacker room for 2) also 2 ensuite cabins. Situated behind 'z' Service station on 15th Ave. We are known as having very clean facilities and a friendly welcome (owner operated). No groups, pool or playground. Central location to local attractions, hospital, sports grounds & citizens club.

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