1,213
trips planned today
4.6
out of 5
Trustscore rating

The Best Things to Do in Rotorua

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

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

Popular things to do in Rotorua

4.5
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Rotorua

4.9
Duration: 3 hours
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Rotorua

4.6
Duration: 2 hours
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Rotorua

See all ›
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Rotorua

See all ›
3.8
Duration: 4 hours
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Trails in Rotorua

4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
4.0
Duration: 8 hours
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
4.8
Duration: 4 hours

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.

Places to visit with Rotorua

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 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Rotorua

5 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems Preferences: November, outdoors, relaxing, beaches Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 37 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 32 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 3 days in Rotorua BY A USER FROM ITALY September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 30 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 21 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, hidden gems Preferences: June Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 29 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans