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Destination guide

The lakeside setting of Rotorua is ready to explore

Enjoy the culture and other features of Rotorua. This city's spas, lake and hot springs draw many visitors. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Rotorua

Do you want to find attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that Rotorua has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Government Gardens Golf (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Racing Rotorua (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Springfield Golf Club (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Rotorua Golf Club (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Volcanic Hills Winery (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Skyline Rotorua (2.5 mi / 4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Rotorua

Travelers love Rotorua for its panoramic lake views and relaxing hot springs. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Rotorua is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Government Gardens (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Kuirau Park (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Mount Ngongotaha (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Lake Rotorua (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Rotorua

Fly into Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional), the closest airport, located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Tauranga (TRG), which is 32.4 mi (52.1 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Rotorua?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 413 house rentals around Rotorua. From 314 Houses to 35 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Rotorua is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Rotorua?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 314 Houses in Rotorua. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Rotorua include:

  • Cottages: 35 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 30 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 35 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Rotorua?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 22 vacation homes with pool available in Rotorua.