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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 holiday 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 cosy holiday 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 centre:

  • 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

Travellers 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 centre:

  • 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

Transport options to and around Rotorua

Fly into Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional), the closest airport, located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city centre. 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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Rotorua?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 364 vacation rentals near Rotorua. From 318 houses to 25 flats & apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Rotorua for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Rotorua?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Rotorua. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Rotorua Central Mall: 389 vacation rentals
  • Rotorua Hospital: 389 vacation rentals
  • Off Road NZ: 303 vacation rentals
  • Skyline Rotorua: 382 vacation rentals
  • Mount Ngongotaha: 368 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rotorua listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Rotorua?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 318 Houses in Rotorua. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Rotorua include:

  • Flats: 25 rentals available
  • Cottages: 32 rentals available
  • Cabins: 32 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Rotorua?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 18 vacation rentals with pool available in Rotorua. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.