Rotorua HolidaysNew 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

£1349 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

February

Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - February 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.

Reviews of Rotorua

Yvonne Brett
Yvonne BrettSan Diego
14/05/2019

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, Van
XOXO, VanSingapore
02/11/2017

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
11/12/2016

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
23/02/2011

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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