Rotorua trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Rotorua

Sulphur City

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground. Make time in your Rotorua itinerary to bathe in the therapeutic hot springs and to hike around the colorful, sulfurous lakes. Delve deep into traditional Maori culture by watching performances and tasting local delicacies in one of the many villages surrounding the city, and in the township itself. The internationally acclaimed mountain biking routes of the area provide a challenge for seasoned bikers, as well as a singular perspective on the scenery for those wanting to take the trails at their own pace. Rotorua is in Rotorua District. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Rotorua and add them to your vacation plans using our New Zealand trip itinerary builder .
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Rotorua

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Rotorua

Rotorua has a range of different accommodations, mainly centered around the lake itself. In this downtown area you will find luxury hotels and hostels, many benefitting from good views of the surrounding scenery. Farther out of the town, comfortable motels offer those with a car a good option for setting up a base from which to explore the area. Campers and others wanting to enjoy the outdoors as soon as possible can opt for campsites and RV parks, all best accessed by car or taxi.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
teens
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
teens
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Rotorua

10 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in North Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in North Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 40 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 40 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, teens, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Oceania BY A USER FROM BELGIUM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 48 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in North Island BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in North Island BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, kids, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, romantic, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans