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.

Where to stay near Rotorua?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 374 house rentals near Rotorua. From 277 Houses to 35 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Rotorua for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling 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: 62 vacation rentals
  • Lynmore: 32 vacation rentals
  • Owhata: 41 vacation rentals
  • Kawaha Point: 52 vacation rentals
  • Springfield: 45 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, 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 travelling to Rotorua?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices 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:

  • Off Road NZ: 318 home rentals
  • Rotorua Arts Village: 392 home rentals
  • Rotorua Central Mall: 392 home rentals
  • Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest: 393 home rentals
  • Springfield Golf Club: 382 home 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 277 Houses in Rotorua. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Rotorua include:

  • Cottages: 35 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 30 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 35 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes 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 homes with pool available in Rotorua.