Rotorua is a town among towns, rich with Maori culture when you come here in your campervan hire you’ll be overwhelmed with adventures to be had.
The Waitomo Caves just may be one of the leading attractions in the North Island and is definitely the leader in Rotorua - it’s absolutely magic and will give you awe inspiring views of the natural wilderness in play.
Rotorua has its own Gondala with a premier Restaurant and Cafe at the top overlooking the mountain and township.
Insane views combined with delicious food makes this venue a no brainer - and plenty of parking for your campervan hire, there is no excuse for not coming here.
From the Lord Of The Rings movie you’ll find the Hobbiton movie set right here in Rotorua - if you’re a fan there’s no better place to geek out!
Not only do you have all of the attractions but you have Lake Rotorua where you can pull up and Freedom Camp for a few nights - waking up and sun rise with the lake in front of you is a million dollar view that difficult to replicate anywhere else.
Before you leave, go to Cultural Experience at Maitai Maori Village - it’s here you’ll be able to experience Maoris in their natural environment 100’s of years ago.
It’s raw and authentic. It’ll give you a glimpse into how proud the Maori culture was and why Maori are the way they are today.
You have a lot of adventures waiting for you when you leave Rotorua.
Tauranga is magic and you’ll have a fantastic time exploring Mount Maunganui and beyond.
To the South, you can follow the line into the Taranaki or further down into Wellington.
The options yours traveller, go forth.