Visit Waikato Region with Mighway

Hire a campervan in Waikato Region


Visit Waikato, New Zealand, located on the North Island of New Zealand any time of the year for an amazing getaway, where you can experience the great outdoors without being too far from civilisation. Hamilton, Waikato is New Zealand’s fourth largest city, and has a lot of fun and relaxation to offer. There are also plenty of places to snowboard and ski near Waikato, or go underground for an unforgettable sight in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. And if you’re a movie buff, visit Matamata to see the Hobbiton Movie Set! To warm up after, be sure to indulge in one of the areas many hot springs. In nearby Hamilton you can visit the beautiful Hamilton Gardens, or stop in Pokeno for some icecream that's world famous (in New Zealand). For the adrenaline junkies, the glow worm caves also offer the oppurtunity for black water rafting, with multiple options available to suit any level of adventurous spirit. Pop over to Matamata to tour the Hobbiton movie set, and see why New Zealand scenery is such a big hit with international filmmakers. Hire a campervan with Mighway, and let the journey unfold!

Campervan Hire Waikato Region


Elaine's Merc
$250 / Day

Elaine's Merc

Hamilton, Waikato

Sleeps 6
Length 6.5m
Toilet

AUCKLAND MOTORHOME'S LTD 'ROUND the BENZ'
$139 / Day

AUCKLAND MOTORHOME'S LTD 'ROUND the BENZ'

Auckland, Auckland

Sleeps 5
Length 6.7m
Toilet
Shower

Trail-Finder
$150 / Day

Trail-Finder

Auckland, Auckland

Sleeps 4
Length 7.2m
Toilet
Shower

Tardis
$159 / Day

Tardis

Auckland, Auckland

Sleeps 4
Length 7m
Toilet
Shower

Terry's Home away from Home - 2019 model
$210 / Day

Terry's Home away from Home - 2019 model

Auckland, Auckland

Sleeps 4
Length 7.4m
Toilet
Shower

Way 2 Go 👌
$169 / Day

Way 2 Go 👌

Auckland, Auckland

Sleeps 6
Length 6.9m
Toilet
Shower

Rapido
$140 / Day

Rapido

Auckland, Auckland

Sleeps 3
Length 7m
Toilet
Shower

Maxa Relaxa
$210 / Day

Maxa Relaxa

Auckland, Auckland

Sleeps 5
Length 7.4m
Toilet
Shower

Places to Visit near Waikato Region


Glowing Adventures

Rated the #1 attraction on Trip Advisor in the Waitomo District! Get off the beaten tourist track and come a visit us for a small personalised experience here in the Waitomo district away from the crowds. Thousands of glow worms are waiting for you!

We run the most personalised and intimate cave tours in the Waitomo district. There will never be more than 8 people per group. Our walking cave eco-tours are through completely untouched and beautiful New Zealand scenery. There are no concrete paths or handrails or electric lights!

We are off the beaten tourist track, but still within a short drive of Waitomo Caves Village. Our tours involve walking up hills, climbing over boulders, and wading through a shallow stream, so a reasonable level of physical fitness is required. Please note this tour is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues.

We provide all the clothing and equipment you will need, as well as a warm shower and a cuppa after the tour.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

World renowned and a magnet for both local and overseas visitors, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves occupy a high placing in the New Zealand vacation wish-list.

The glowworm, Arachnocampa luminosa, is unique to New Zealand. Thousands of these tiny creatures radiate their unmistakable luminescent light as our expert guides provide informative commentary on the Caves' historical and geological significance.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for any traveller. Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history.

THE BOAT RIDE Marvel at Mother Nature's light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto. Meander underground along the Waitomo River and gaze in silence at the myriad of glow worm lights that make up the Glowworm Grotto. As you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights, you'll immediately experience a serene ambience by tiny glowworms that light your way.

Hairy Feet Waitomo - Hobbit Scenic Film Location

Visit New Zealand's stunning Denize Bluffs farm and tour where Sir Peter Jackson, director of Lord of the Rings Trilogy, filmed the most location screen time for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

The towering limestone cliffs, a primeval native forest and massive rock formations on this Piopio farm, near Waitomo became the location for Trollshaws Forest... and the home of "Sting"!

Join our personally guided tour and see where these scenes were filmed:

- The Company arriving at a destroyed farmhouse.

- The exit from the cave containing the troll hoard.

- Gandalf bestowing the sword, "Sting" upon Bilbo.

- Radagast arriving.

- The Orcs and Wargs attacking.

Have your photo taken standing in the exact spot where Bilbo received his magical sword, "Sting", from Gandalf.

Kiwi Balloon Company

New Zealand’s, Kiwi Balloon Company’s flights take place daily from one of Hamilton’s Lakes. Kiwi Balloon Company flys the only commercial balloon in the North Island.

We fly over the city, farmlands and the mighty Waikato River and on a lovely clear day you can see the mountains of Ruapehu, Pirongia, Te Aroha, and Taranaki.

The scenery and stillness will take your breath away!

On The Road: Waitomo


Sit back and enjoy this short episode of “On the Road” where Tim and Leo get off the main road and find some caves to explore, making new friends along the way. This is just a small taste of what Waitomo has to offer. We recommend you book a camper with Mighway and see for yourself. In addition to the great spectacular caves, Waitomo has a wide range of adventurous attractions for everyone. Take a hike through the Mangapohue Natural Bridge Walk or have a picnic by The Marokopa Falls. There's plenty of great places you can visit to make the most of your time in this region. Don’t forget to follow our series on YouTube, and be inspired for your next adventure in New Zealand.

Campgrounds and Parks near Waikato Region


Roselands Restaurant Waitomo Caves

Serving traditional New Zealand dishes made fresh from scratch every day with home-baking and local free range meat on a farmland setting, Roselands offers a true New Zealand experience with award-winning gardens and native bush walks.

Roselands Restaurant was established in 1982 on farmland near to the farm owners homestead.

The restaurant is built around native trees and provides dining for around 350 people at one setting.

Specialising in large group catering with buffets, Roselands can also accomodate walk-ins with private dining areas.

Being situated on 20 acres of land Roselands has developed extra activities for families to enjoy on their visit here. Also perfect for weddings, team building and events.

Visit Roselands Restaurant Waitomo Caves

Mill Creek Bird & Animal Encounters

Mill Creek Bird and Campervan Park is situated in a tranquil rural valley, our Bird & Animal Park and campground has lots to offer and we are only 10 minutes out of Whitianga. You really can spend a whole day here and never be bored!

This wonderful friendly environment could not be more perfect. Peaceful by streams, swimming holes and surrounded by friendly farm animals. This is the place to relax and forget the city hustle and bustle! 15 powered van sites and 10 tent sites. Self contained unit in our campground - sleeps up to 8. (POA) Dump Station and BBQ's Play area for the children. Kitchen. Bathrooms with wheelchair access and a full laundry.

Visit Mill Creek Bird & Animal Encounters

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