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Hamilton Campervan Rentals

Hamilton Airport serves as a gateway to the greater Waikato region, which is famous for its Middle-earth filming locations, nature-based tourism, and the iconic Waikato River. Whether you’re after a romantic getaway or some family fun in the region, a campervan rental is a popular choice to explore the North Island. VroomVroomVroom can help you find the perfect campervan that would best suit your needs.

Location Overview

Hamilton Airport is around 14 kilometres south of the city centre. Situated along Airport Road on State Highway 21, Hamilton Airport gives you easy access to nearby attractions such as the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, Te Aroha Mineral Pools, Raglan beaches and Hobbiton. For the ultimate North Island road trip from Hamilton, click here​.

The airport operates 24 hours a day and has a single terminal building. Hamilton Airport is split into an international and domestic arrivals and departures area. The check-in counters are located on the ground floor including the baggage claim carousels.

Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty all have desks at the airport should you wish to rent a car. Hamilton Airport has a fully automated car park, which offers short and long term parking located directly outside the main terminal.

Recommended Holiday Parks and Campgrounds Near Hamilton Airport

Raglan Kopua Holiday Park on the Marine Parade is a great stop if you are visiting the dramatic black sand Ngarunui Beach and trying your luck on the waves. Powered sites are available at the park.

The Lake Hakanoa Campground is around 30 kilometres north of Hamilton, located right on the shore of the lake, adjacent to a heated community swimming pool. The camp has power sites, non-power sites, cabins, and campervans are welcome.

Hamilton City Holiday Park can be found just 2 kilometres from the centre of Hamilton. This park has 20 cabins to suit all tastes and budgets with 30 power sites and 30 non-power sites ideal for campervans.

Featured Attractions Near Hamilton Airport

Hamilton Gardens are the city's most visited attraction, consisting of 21 themed gardens. You can travel from a Sung Dynasty Chinese Scholar's Garden to an area reminiscent of the Italian Renaissance. The gardens are a unique concept that is recognized worldwide for being like an archived collection of plants.

Zealong Tea Estate is the only tea farm in New Zealand. The farm is only a 10-minute drive north of Hamilton and allows visitors to take part in a traditional Chinese tea ceremony.

Hobbiton Movie Set was a significant location used for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit film series. The set is located just over 40 minutes from Hamilton Airport.

Te Aroha hot pools, baths and spas are home to the best spas in the Waikato region. Take a side trip to the Victorian-era spa town of Te Aroha to relax in the healing waters.

FAQs About Hiring a Campervan at Hamilton Airport

How old do I need to be to drive a campervan at Hamilton Airport?

You must be 21 years old or over. However, few campervan providers will allow drivers under 21 but an underage surcharge may apply.

Do I need a special licence to drive a campervan at Hamilton Airport?

No. All you need is a valid driver’s licence which must be presented when you collect your campervan. An International Driving Permit (IDP) will be required if your licence is not in English.

How do I pick up my campervan from Hamilton Airport?

Most campervan rental companies provide an airport shuttle service from the terminal to the depot. You’ll need to call your provider to confirm and arrange pick up.

How do I drop off my campervan at Hamilton Airport?

You can return your vehicle to the depot where you’ve collected it. From there, you can take the free shuttle bus back to the airport.

Do I need to clean the campervan when I return it?

Yes, the campervan should be returned in a clean condition. Take note that if your rental provider has to do more than a quick vacuum, you may be asked to pay a cleaning fee.