One person is in a critical condition and another seriously injured after a motorcycle and a camper van collided in southern Waikato today.

A police spokeswoman said two people were riding the motorcycle when it crashed about 2pm.

She said no one was injured in the camper van.

One person is in a critical condition and another seriously injured after the crash near Tapapa. Photo / Google maps
One person is in a critical condition and another seriously injured after the crash near Tapapa. Photo / Google maps

A Fire Service spokesman said there were a "couple of serious[ly] [injured] patients" following the crash at the corner of State Highway 5 and Harwoods Rd near Tapapa.

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The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter transported the 38-year-old motorcyclist and his 33-year-old female pillion passenger to Waikato Hospital.

The pair were both from Hamilton.

The occupant(s) of the camper van are thought to be relatively unscathed, the rescue crew said.