Rotorua, New Zealand Travel Guide Last Updated: Dec 2021

Pretty much a mandatory stop for anyone touring around New Zealand’s North Island, Rotorua has several things going for it. For one, it’s built over a geothermal hot spot, which can be witnessed in scenic nature parks and also just around town as you explore. You’ll know you are in town when you smell the sulfur.

Why Visit Rotorua

Rotorua Facts

Population 52,000
Area 68,000
Timezone UTC+12
Currency New Zealand dollar
Airports Rotorua International Airport (ROT)

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN Rotorua

Budget breakfastCafes can be a bit difficult to find but many of the larger hotels have great breakfast options.$4.75 - $7.59
Budget lunchHamburgers and pizza are big lunch sellers and very popular among both locals and visitors.$6.33 - $10.13
Budget dinnerDinner can be a bit more expensive, but generally you receive a large meal which you can take back with you and use for leftovers.$8.23 - $15.82
BeerBoth local and imported beers for about the same price$4.43 - $6.33
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WHEN TO VISIT Rotorua

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month High F Low F Precipitations(INCH)
January73553.7
February73553.7
March70523.9
April64474.2
May59434.6
June55405.4
July54385.3
August55395.2
September58424.3
October62464.4
November66493.7
December69534.5

Rotorua WEATHER ADVICE

SUNRISE AND SUNSET

21 Mar7:04am7:14pm
21 Jun6:35am9:32pm
21 Sep7:48am8:01pm
21 Dec8:18am5:41pm

Where to stay in Rotorua

Rotorua Hotel Seasons

Rotorua Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar12.03 - 12.03
starstarstarstarstar22.78 - 31.01
starstarstarstarstar43.04 - 107.59
starstarstarstarstar44.30 - 117.72
starstarstarstarstar85.44 - 203.16
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Rotorua Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed9.49 - 21.52

WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER