The closest ‘Pick Up’ point is our campervan hire Hamilton location.
Taupo is only a 2 hour (152 kilometer) drive south of Hamilton.

Affordable Campervan Hire in Taupo

When you visit Taupo, you’ll be able to take a campervan to explore the stunning Waikato region of New Zealand. If you really want to make the most of your stay when you come to visit, there are few experiences quite like choosing a campervan rental for your adventure in Taupo. As the town lies just 53 kilometres to the North of Turangi, you’ll be able to visit nearby towns and cities and really get to see the area from the comfort of your campervan, and with a vibrant population of 22,600, Taupo itself can offer you all kinds of fun activities.

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My Campervan™ can help you to locate the best campervan for your holiday in Taupo when you come to stay. You can use the great search facility to tailor your search, ensuring you are recommended campervans within your budget and specifications.

Choosing a campervan for your trip to Taupo is a great idea. You will always have a place to sleep, and you don’t need to worry about how much or how little money you have remaining. If you are on a limited budget, you can simply cook your own food in your campervan kitchen rather than wasting money on expensive dinners out, and still be able to spend time in the amazing Taupo area.

You can literally stop anywhere when you are in your campervan. If you’re travelling between points, and you find a particular spot that you like, you can stop to explore. If you were travelling on a train for example, you’d have to pass that place by, or at least be restricted by how long you stay.

When you’re in your campervan, you have all the facilities that you need. You don’t need to drive around looking for somewhere to stop for rest breaks, or somewhere to eat. However, if you do fancy spending a day or two with static facilities and local food outlets close at hand, you can choose great campervan parking sites in Taupo that can offer you safety as well as all the amenities you may need, in great locations, such as the Great Lake Taupo Holiday Park, Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, Lake Taupo Top 10 Holiday Resort and the All Seasons Holiday Park Taupo, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Things to do Near Taupo in your Hired Campervan

When you come to stay in a campervan in Taupo, you’ll be able to fit in more activities than you would manage if you were staying in static accommodation.

Taupo is a popular tourist centre, particularly in the summer, as it offers panoramic views over the lake toward the volcanic mountains of Tongariro National Park to the south. When you visit, you’ll be able to enjoy all the sights that the area has to offer you. You can go on a river cruise or take a lake walk to enjoy the waters in Taupo. Families like to have a picnic at The Botanical Reserve or you could even hire a bike and explore the area. Staying in Taupo also allows you to explore one of the world’s most spectacular geothermal parks.

State Highway 5 is the second shortest of New Zealand’s eight National Highways. It extends from State Highway 1 at Tirau on the plains of the Waikato River to State Highway 2 close to the Hawke coast at Bay View, 10 kilometres north of Napier. You can access this State Highway with little difficulty using your campervan when you are in Taupo and use it to connect with nearby settlements or even other State Highways such as 1 and 2.

State Highway 1 is the longest road in New Zealand and it is the only highway that runs along the entire length of both main islands. In total, the highway is 2047 kilometres long, which includes 1106 kilometres in the North Island and 941 kilometres in the South Island. This highway is made up of mainly dual carriageway and is a pleasant and scenic route to take. You’ll be able to visit all kinds of great places when you take this highway from Taupo.

The Thermal Explorer Highway covers a large portion of the upper North Island, and can take your campervan adventure from Taupo to Auckland, through the central plateau from Taupo, or to Napier on the sunny east coast.

All three of these highways run concurrently for 11 kilometres from Wairakei in the north, along Tongariro Street and Lake Terrace, to southern Taupo.

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Drive Your Motorhome through Taupo’s History

Your campervan adventure in Taupo gives you the perfect opportunity to learn about the area and its history.

Taupo is a town that lies on the shore of Lake Taupo in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand. The name for the town is the shortened version of its full Maori name, Taupō-nui-a-Tia. Literally translated , Taupō-nui-a-Tia means ‘The great cloak of Tia’, where ‘Tia’ is the name of the discoverer of the lake.

The town is a centre of volcanic and geothermal activity and hot springs suitable for bathing are located at several places in the vicinity. You can visit one of these hot springs when you travel to the location in your campervan and relax for an afternoon.

The town of Taupo services a number of surrounding plantation pine forests including Kaingaroa Forest, the largest manmade forest in the world, and related industry.