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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Rotorua?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 380 vacation rentals near Rotorua. From 282 Houses to 33 Cottages, 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 HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Rotorua?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Rotorua:

  • Ngongotaha: 59 vacation rentals
  • Kawaha Point: 50 vacation rentals
  • Springfield: 45 vacation rentals
  • Lynmore: 35 vacation rentals
  • Pukehangi: 18 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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

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

  • Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest: 399 vacation rentals
  • Rotorua Central Mall: 398 vacation rentals
  • Tamatekapua Meeting House: 397 vacation rentals
  • Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park: 392 vacation rentals
  • Off Road NZ: 321 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rotorua 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 Houses in Rotorua?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 282 Houses in Rotorua. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Rotorua include:

  • Cottages: 33 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 30 rentals available
  • Cabins: 33 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals 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 21 vacation rentals with pool available in Rotorua. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.