The closest ‘Pick Up’ point is our campervan hire Tauranga location.
Rotorua is only a 1 hour (63 kilometer) drive south of Tauranga.

Campervan Hire in Rotorua

The stunning and popular town of Rotorua has a large population of 56,200 and lies in the Bay of Plenty. This is a popular place for tourists to visit, and if you choose campervan rental in Rotorua for your trip, you’ll be able to visit nearby cities and towns with ease. As Rotorua lies 230 kilometres South East of Auckland and 105 kilometres East of Hamilton, it is not easily accessible without the use of your own transport, but if you choose motorhome hire, you’ll find that you can explore Rotorua and the area at ease and with plenty of other advantages.

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You don’t need to worry about where to find a motorhome that will make the trip easily. You can use My Campervan™ to find the best campervans and the best deals that will take you on your trip to Rotorua.

If you’re not sure about choosing motorhome hire in Rotorua, you should consider the many benefits of choosing accommodation on wheels. For many people travelling through New Zealand, driving in a campervan is key to fully experiencing the delights and wonders of the Continent, and in Rotorua which is harder to access this is particularly true. You’ll enjoy both economical savings as well as having the ease of travel and comfort during your trip.

Campervan travel through New Zealand really is the way to see Roturua with your children, they love road trips! You’ll know exactly where they are, can enjoy the tranquility of the evenings with your children close by and because it is your campervan for the whole time it is being rented, you can know that the kids are safe. You will be spared from those excruciating waits in restaurants with tired, cranky little ones, hotel rooms festooned with laundry, enclosed spaces with nowhere to run and play and worries about germs in strange bathrooms. Another reason why campervan holidays are so great for families with small kids is that midday naps, potty breaks, and snack times are easily accomplished at a moment’s notice in comparison to having to rely on public transport or staying in a regular hotel.

If you want the security and additional activities such as entertainment and laundry facilities to go with the comfort of your campervan in Roturua, You can stay in some great parks such as the Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park, Rotorua Top 10 Holiday Park, Rotorua Family Holiday Family Park, All Seasons Holiday Park and the Blue Lake Top 10 Holiday Park.

Things to do Near Rotorua in your Hired Campervan

When you come to stay in a campervan in Rotorua, you’ll be able to try all kinds of great activities and fit more into your day than if you were staying in regular accommodation.

Rotorua is known as a spa town and you can visit and one of the numerous spas located in the town. Take a trip to the town’s Botanical Gardens and see the town’s historic architecture.

You can go mountain biking in the Whakarewarewa Forest where you’ll be able to enjoy the scenery or go fishing, water skiing, and swimming in the region’s numerous lakes and bodies of water. Or you can pitch up your campervan, get out and go tramping or walk along trails around the area and just enjoy the views of Roturua.

When you stay in Rotorua, you’ll be able to enjoy great links to other locations. You can use one of several major highways to connect with other highways and settlements away from Rotorua and have an amazing adventure.

State Highway 5, running concurrently with the Thermal Explorer Highway, is the main north-south route through Rotorua, bypassing the city centre to the west. North of the city at Ngongotaha, State Highway 36 splits off to provide a route to Tauranga via Pyes Pa, whilst State Highway 5 turns westward, connecting to State Highway 1 at Tirau and provides the main route into Rotorua from Hamilton and Auckland. To the south, State Highway 5 provides the main route into the city from Taupo, Hawke’s Bay, Manawatu, and Wellington. You will be able to easily travel to and from all of these locations using your campervan and enjoy the scenic routes that they provide.

State Highway 30 runs southwest to northeast through the city. The route from Tokoroa, Waitomo Caves and Taranaki enters the city in the southwest, before crossing the southern suburbs to the shore of Lake Rotorua east of the city centre. The highway then runs through the suburb of Te Ngae, before splitting off State Highway 33 to provide an eastern route to Tauranga via Te Puke. State Highway 30 then turns eastwards, and connects to the eastern Bay of Plenty, and the Gisborne region.

Finally, you can join The Thermal Explorer Highway, which covers much of the upper North Island, stretching from the northern city of Auckland, through the central plateau and Taupo, to Napier on the sunny east coast. You will be able to access all kinds of stunning locations from this popular road in the area. The highway has some amazing scenery as well as plenty of places to stop for an overnight stay too.

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Drive Your Motorhome through Rotorua’s History

The name Rotorua comes from the Māori name, Te Rotorua-nui-a-Kahumatamomoe; ‘roto’ means lake and ‘rua’ two – Rotorua thus meaning ‘Second lake’. Rotorua is a city on the southern shores of the lake of the same name, in the Bay of Plenty region, New Zealand’s North Island. Rotorua is the seat of the Rotorua District, which is a territorial authority encompassing the city and several other nearby towns.

Rotorua is well known for its geothermal activity, and features geysers – notably the Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa – and hot mud pools. When you visit, you’ll be able to relax at the pools and enjoy an indulgent afternoon.

Rotorua has four sister cities: Klamath Falls in Oregon USA; Beppu, Kyushu Japan; Lake Macquarie, New South Wales Australia; and Wuzhung, Suzhou China.