Holidays to Rotorua

New Zealand
Rotorua is a small city on New Zealand’s North Island known and adored for its geothermal features. Hot springs, geysers and bubbling pools of mud attract tourists from home and abroad who lend bustle to the city all year round. Rotorua sits on the shore of the large Lake Rotorua …

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How to get to Rotorua

Here's what you need to know about getting to Rotorua. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Rotorua takes 1 day, 5 hours, 20 minutes.

When to go to Rotorua

Typical Holiday Price

£1780 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Rotorua varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - December is the cheapest month to go to Rotorua.

Where to stay in Rotorua

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Rotorua, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Rotorua

misterjingo | FlickrTe Puia
Te Puia
Samantha Chan | Trip by SkyscannerWai-o-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Wai-o-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Terry Gardner | Trip by SkyscannerZorb Rotorua
Zorb Rotorua
4nitsirk | FlickrLake Rotorua
Lake Rotorua
robinvanmourik | FlickrLake Okareka Reserve and Walkway
Lake Okareka Reserve and Walkway
Yvonne Brett | Trip by SkyscannerSkyline Rotorua
Skyline Rotorua
Craig Kellar | Trip by SkyscannerGovernment Gardens
Government Gardens
Pippa Vague | Trip by SkyscannerWaimangu Volcanic Valley
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
eliduke | FlickrPolynesian Spa
Polynesian Spa
Joseph Coureur | Trip by SkyscannerRainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park
Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park

Reviews of Rotorua

Yvonne Brett
Yvonne BrettSan Diego

They call this place "Rotovegas" as a tongue-in-cheek riff on Vegas, but in a sense it is true for all of the outdoor and thrill=seeking sports that they offer in this town. From Bungy to Zorb, or taking a luge down a hill, there are activities to keep you busy for days. Besides these activities, there are also many natural wonders to enjoy when you traverse the Geothermal Valley, or take a trip a few miles away to go and see the lovely movie set at Hobbiton. All in all, Rotorua is surely a place you do not want to miss when you are traveling around on the North Island.

XOXO, VanSingapore

Very outdoorsy kind of place. Everywhere smells of sulfur but one will get used to it after a while. Maby tours and sports available.

Leigh Virkus
Leigh VirkusPittsford

Geysers, bubbling mud pools, kiwi fruit orchards, sheep, lots of greenery, a cableway overlooking Lake Rotorua, wildlife parks and Maori cultural opportunities are some of the features of this area.

Scott Kennedy
Scott Kennedy

Rotorua is the centre for Maori culture in New Zealand. If you're looking to immerse yourself into the depths of this fascinating culture a stop in Rotorua is the best place to start. While you're there don't forget to check out the thermal wonders and go for a mountain bike ride - both are top notch.

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