Destination guide

Why people love visiting adventurous Putaruru

Experience the unique character of Putaruru with a stay in a vacation home rental. This city has something for everyone. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in and around Putaruru

Are you searching for attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Putaruru a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Te Waihou Walkway (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Off Road NZ (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • Hobbiton Movie Set (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)
  • Mangakino Golf Club (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)
  • Lake View Golf Club (19.4 mi / 31.3 km)
  • Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre (21.1 mi / 33.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Putaruru

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Putaruru is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Dunham Park (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Lake Moana-Nui (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Lake Karapiro (15.5 mi / 24.9 km)
  • Mangakino Recreation Reserve (18.6 mi / 30 km)
  • Paradise Valley Springs (19.8 mi / 31.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Putaruru

The nearest airport is in Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional), located 28.7 mi (46.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Hamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.), which is 29.6 mi (47.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Putaruru?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2 vacation rentals near Putaruru. From 2 Cabins to 2 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Putaruru for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Hobbiton Movie Set: 69 vacation rentals
  • Off Road NZ: 314 vacation rentals
  • Matamata Golf Club: 127 vacation rentals
  • Lake Moana-Nui: 28 vacation rentals
  • Talking Poles: 49 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Putaruru listed on HomeAway 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 Cabins in Putaruru?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2 Cabins in Putaruru. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Putaruru include:

  • Cottages: 2 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 2 rentals available