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


Vehicle Price from
$295 / Day

Paradise Break: Euro 4-6 Berth Motorhome

Auckland, Auckland

Sleeps 6ToiletShower

More info >

Vehicle Price from
$235 / Day

Stress Free Escape

Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 6ToiletShower

More info >

Vehicle Price from
$90 / Day

Noah's Camper

Auckland, Auckland

Sleeps 2ToiletShower

More info >

Vehicle Price from
$500 / Day

Dreamtime (Auckland)

Auckland, Auckland

Sleeps 5ToiletShower

More info >

Vehicle Price from
$135 / Day

Randall's Clubby 2 berth - Christchurch

Auckland, Auckland

Sleeps 2Toilet

More info >

Vehicle Price from
$225 / Day

Beyond Imagination

Papamoa, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 4ToiletShower

More info >

Vehicle Price from
$220 / Day

Sweet As 6 Berth Transit self contained Camper

Auckland, Auckland

Sleeps 6ToiletShower

More info >

Vehicle Price from
$162 / Day

Road Runner 1

Auckland, Auckland

Sleeps 6ToiletShower

More info >

Places to Visit near Waikato Region


Hamilton Gardens - Explore an enchanting world of secret gardens at Waikato's most visited tourist destination.

Hamilton Gardens

Explore an enchanting world of secret gardens at Waikato's most visited tourist destination. In the 1960s, Hamilton Gardens was a bleak city rubbish dump covered in blackberries with seagulls circling above. Remnants of the Gardens’ earlier history as a pre-European Pa, British military post, Victorian rifle-range and dog-dosing station lay scattered across the site. Four acres had been part of the Hamilton East Town Belt and was passed over to Hamilton City Council for the purposes of a public garden; an opening ceremony for Hamilton Gardens was held on 24th July 1960. The site now extends over 54 hectares. Today, more than 40 years later, these humble beginnings have been overshadowed by the development of the Gardens’ internationally unique concept: The History, Context and Meaning of Gardens. <br><br> Hamilton Gardens is not a botanical garden. Instead, its concept acknowledges there is a story to tell about gardens, their development over time and across cultures, and their use. This concept was conceived in the early 1980s by Hamilton Gardens director Dr Peter Sergel and met with significant enthusiasm from city councillors. Some of its inspiration came from the Bundesgartenschau of Germany and other international garden shows, where many differing approaches to gardening and garden design are brought together on one site. The concept has also been compared to a museum, where each garden collection has historic integrity and provides a window into the story of civilisations, their arts, beliefs and lifestyles. More than 30 years later, Sergel’s sketchbook designs are almost identical to the themed gardens existing today. <br><br> Assistance from the community, and trusts formed to support specific garden developments, has been invaluable to the Gardens development. For 20 years the Gardens benefitted from the labour provided by Taskforce Green and Pre-Employment Programmes which subsidised the wages of young workers while they developed skills on the job.

Cathedral Cove - Perhaps one of the most magical views here in New Zealand, ths place also has some pretty secluded beaches that you can access if you walk along the main beach.

Cathedral Cove

Perhaps one of the most magical views here in New Zealand, ths place also has some pretty secluded beaches that you can access if you walk along the main beach. The rock formations are amazing, although you should probably keep an eye on the tide if you go far from the end of the walking track- we nearly got cut off! Still, highly recommended

The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company - The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company is New Zealand’s first black water cave rafting adventure operator.

The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company

The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company is New Zealand’s first black water cave rafting adventure operator.<br><br> With exhilarating caving & rafting tours, namely Black Abyss, Black Labyrinth and the Black Odyssey, to choose from, there is something to suit all adventurous spirits. The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. is New Zealand's first black water rafting adventure operator. And it's also the only tour that takes you through the incomparable Ruakuri Cave.<br><br> Each Waitomo Caves Black Water Rafting expedition includes around 6-12 people guided by expert guides who will support and encourage you through the whole breathtaking caving tour.<br><br> Our friendly, knowledgeable local guides have helped The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. achieve an excellent safety record over many years. They can help you step outside yourself and leave with a huge sense of accomplishment.​​​​​​​​​​​​

Kiwi Cave Rafting - Experience New Zealand’s beauty in its most raw and natural state thanks to Kiwi Cave Rafting at the Waitomo Caves.

Kiwi Cave Rafting

Experience New Zealand’s beauty in its most raw and natural state thanks to Kiwi Cave Rafting at the Waitomo Caves. Originally called Rap Raft ‘n’ Rock, Kiwi Cave Rafting has been showing off New Zealand’s caves, rapids and glow worms since 1997. With a myriad of different courses to choose, we recommend the spectacular five hour tour that combines abseiling, blackwater rafting, rock climbing and glow worms for an adventure of maximum impact and intensity!<br><br> Experience the best value black water rafting adventure in Waitomo. We provide everything you need for the tour including full wetsuit, boots, helmet and all safety equipment. You just need your swimsuit, towel and a spare pair of socks. Allow 5 hours to complete your adventure.<br><br> ABSEILING... Your adventure starts with a 27 metre abseil into a huge chasm in the Earth, experience the refracted light highlighting the amazing plant and rock formations making this a truly awesome descent. <br><br> GLOW WORMS... You will cave upstream to the cathedral-style 400sq metre cavern where you will witness a glow worm display that will absolutely take your breath away.<br><br> BLACK WATER RAFTING... Followed by black water rafting trip downstream floating through caverns filled with more glow worms. CAVING... Then cave with the option of squeezing through passages until you reach the exit. <br><br> ROCK CLIMBING... The final challenge is a breathtaking 20 metre climb back to the rest of the world where a well deserved hot shower awaits. You will then return to the office where hot soup is waiting for you!<br><br> Great photos are taken by your guide during the trip allowing you to sit back enjoy the scenery and have the best experience possible. These can be purchased upon completion of your tour.<br><br> All tours depart from 95 Waitomo Caves Road and you need to check in for your tour at least 15 minutes prior to departure. Note: this tour involves all of the above activities and we cannot shorten or split the tour activities.

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


Waikite Valley Campground - Adjoining our pool complex is a 26-site campground featuring powered and non-powered sites.

Waikite Valley Campground

Waikite Valley Thermal Pools is a unique place to come and experience the ‘Living Waters’ of the Te Manaroa Spring - the largest single source of 100% pure geothermal water in New Zealand.

Adjoining our pool complex is a 26-site campground featuring powered and non-powered sites. There are shower, laundry and kitchen facilities plus a thermally-heated drying room available for campers to use during their stay. NO pets.<br><br> Reservations are essential over busy seasonal periods and can be made via email or phone. At the time of reservation please nominate either powered or non-powered site and provide a clear description of your camping mode, i.e Campervan (size), Caravan, tent etc. <br><br> We also offer our campers unlimited free access to the pool complex (excluding our private pools) to enjoy the luxurious ‘Living Waters’ of Waikite Valley Thermal Pools.<br><br> Don’t forget to take advantage of our Pukeko in a Ponga Tree Café and experience some fresh Kiwi cuisine during your stay with us.

Visit Waikite Valley Campground
Mill Creek Bird & Animal Encounters - This wonderful friendly environment could not be more perfect.

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

Mighway, proud to be part of the TH2 group of companies

Meet some of the other businesses in the TH2 group


TH2

TH2

TH2 is a joint venture created by travel giants: Thor Industries, the world’s largest RV manufacturer, and thl, the world’s largest RV rental and sales operator.

CamperMate

CamperMate

Take the stress out of travelling by using CamperMate, the free New Zealand Travel app that shows you nearby locations of everything you’ll need

Roadtrippers

Roadtrippers

Roadtrippers helps people discover the world around them in an entirely new way by streamlining travel into an engaging and intuitive process.

thl

thl

With over 30 years of experience in the global travel and tourism industry, you can trust thl to help you achieve an amazing holiday experience.