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


Near new 2017 Benimar Mileo - Tauranga
$125 / Day

Near new 2017 Benimar Mileo - Tauranga

Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 2
Length 6m
Toilet
Shower

The Leisure Seeker
$100 / Day

The Leisure Seeker

Pyes Pa, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 2
Length 5.8m
Toilet
Shower

Hopara
$90 / Day

Hopara

Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 2
Length 3.5m

The Happy Camper
$158 / Day

The Happy Camper

Rangiuru, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 4
Length 6.2m
Toilet
Shower

Classy Cosy Camper
$210 / Day

Classy Cosy Camper

Tikitere, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 3
Length 4.8m
Toilet

Wooden Cabin Style Camper
$149 / Day

Wooden Cabin Style Camper

Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 2
Length 5m
Toilet

Betty Ford (Bay of Plenty)
$178.1 / Day

Betty Ford (Bay of Plenty)

Whakamarama, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 4
Length 6.2m
Toilet
Shower

Smile Jar
$250 / Day

Smile Jar

Papamoa, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 6
Length 6.7m
Toilet
Shower

Places to Visit near Whakaari / White Island


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!

Waimangu Volcanic Valley

Waimangu Volcanic Valley is Rotorua's premier tourist attraction and a ‘must do’ eco-experience when you visit Rotorua. Our exciting thermal attraction and sightseeing tours include unique ecology, rare botany and fascinating geothermal features such as steaming volcanic crater lakes. A protected scenic reserve and wildlife refuge, Waimangu Volcanic Valley geothermal park encompasses beautiful Lake Rotomahana and is set in pristine New Zealand bush. Waimangu Volcanic Valley is just 20 minutes south of Rotorua and 40 minutes north of Taupo.

We offer a range of self-guided eco tours and walks through this geothermal park, from a 45 minute walk to an extended 4 hours of discovery through our amazing Valley.

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.

Te Wairoa The Buried Village

Violent and unexpected, the volcanic eruption of Mt Tarawera on 10 June 1886 was one of New Zealand's greatest natural disasters. For over four hours, rocks, ash, and mud bombarded the peaceful village of Te Wairoa, ending more than 150 lives and destroying the eighth wonder of the world: The Pink and White Terraces. But the story doesn’t end there…

Thanks to the sensitive redevelopment by three generations of the Smith family, The Buried Village of Te Wairoa is now one of New Zealand’s most-visited historical sites, providing visitors a picture of what life was like at the village before, during, and after the eruption.

Established in 1931, The Buried Village of Te Wairoa features an award-winning museum, with excavated objects over 80 years old, and an extensive archaeological site set in 12 acres of meadow and native bush. Detailed signage provides a rich narrative of the people who visited and lived in the village. Enjoy the waterfall trail walking path.

Campgrounds and Parks near Whakaari / White Island


Lindemann Lookout Reserve

There is a popular lookout through this track with scenic views over the northern Bay of Plenty.

A daywalk that features a fantastic lookout of the Bay of Plenty. Make sure to close any gates you pass through, and to stick to the tracks. Freedom camping is available, but must be self contained.

Visit Lindemann Lookout Reserve

Holdens Bay Holiday Park & Conference Centre

Rotorua Holiday Park Accommodation & Conference Centre.

Holdens Bay Holiday Park and Conference Centre, the ideal place to stay and play when you visit Rotorua – New Zealand’s premiere tourist destination.

We have an variety of accommodation choices to offer you – from fully-equipped Park Motels, to basic cabins and plenty of powered camp sites for your tent, caravan or motor home. Whether you are after budget accommodation or all the comforts of home, we have it here.

We are a perfect base for exploring Rotorua’s awesome cultural, natural and adventure attractions – if you haven’t been to Rotorua before, you’ll want to stay more than a few days! We can create a fun itinerary for you (customized to the style of holiday you’re looking for), or book those activities you’d like to experience for you.

Of course, there’s plenty of fun to be had right here at our holiday park too! Enjoy our games room and TV Lounge with its two large sun decks, and relax in our large swimming pool or our private hot pools.

Visit Holdens Bay Holiday Park & Conference Centre

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