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City CodeROT
Popular Airlines
  • Air New Zealand
Flight Time14~20 hours

The flight time to Rotorua is approximately 14~20 hours. Find out more about the history, economy, climate and transportation options before you visit Rotorua.

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Rotorua is a city located 230 km southeast Auckland and 105 km east of Hamilton. The city is the seat of Rotorua District and has a population of over 57,000 residents. Located on the shores of Lake Rotorua, the city is known for its geothermal activities including geysers and hot mud pools making it a major destination for both local and international tourists.

Voice of Travelers to Rotorua

Back to Rotorua after school

I am Wang, a student at University of Otago. Last month, I visited my parents in Rotorua and overall, the travel experience was fantastic. I didn't have enough money thus I bought my ticket online after a referral from a friend on where to get a cheap ticket to Rotorua. The cheapest ticket to Rotorua was by Air New Zealand compared to tickets by other airlines. Sunair ticket was more expensive than the other airlines. With a travel ticket as a student, the airline allowed free check-in for the first and second bags. The airline has incredible services, actually I am planning to buy a ticket for my younger sibling to visit me in Otago.

Wine tasting experience in Rotorua

I am Anurag from India, I am fan of tasting wines and beverages and I travel around the world to taste different types of wine. Last week I visited Volcanic Hills in Rotorua to attend a wine tasting event. This was the first time to travel to travel to New Zealand was excited by the prospect experiencing a new culture in Rotorua. I had planned for this trip from early this year and since I needed both ticket and visa to attend the event. To receive a visa to Rotorua one needs a valid passport, travel ticket and accommodation ticket. I bought both the air ticket and accommodation ticket to Rotorua online at a 8% off. This was the first time to travel using Air New Zealand and the experience was marvelous. With inflight entertainment and friendly attendants, I am confident the travel experience to Rotorua was satisfying to all who attended the festival.

Rotorua Travel FAQs

Q. How do I buy a ticket to Rotorua?

A. You can purchase a ticket to Rotorua either by buying it online or visiting the corresponding travel companies by yourself. Searching online for the ticket to Rotorua is the best way to compare ticket and choose an affordable ticket to Rotorua. Cheapest ticket to Rotorua can be bought online six weeks before your departure.

Q. What is the best airline to get to Rotorua?

A. The best airline to Rotorua is an airline that gets you there without delays and layovers at the best ticket price. A great airline depends upon the crew, traffic and the time of travel. If travelling from USA, Delta Airlines has direct flight to Athens and some European airlines like KLM offer direct flight ticket to Athens.

Q. How is Rotorua weather?

A. Rotorua enjoys a temperate and warm climate with the warm months being from January to March with an average temperature of 28 degrees celsius. The cool months are from June to August with temperature ranging to 11 degrees celsius. The warm and temperate climate in Rotorua makes Rotorua a top travel destination throughout the year.

Q. What are the outdoor activities to do in Rotorua?

A. Rotorua is a prefered destination by most travelers because of the warm and temperate climate. Apart from enjoying the climate when visiting Rotorua, ensure you take a walk to visit the historic sites of Tamaka Maori Village or Whakarewarewa. If you are a fan of tasting different wines, don't forget to pass by the Volcanic Hills Winery for a fascinating wine tasting experience.

Rotorua - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights to Rotorua International Airport •Ardmore Airport (New Zealand) •Auckland International Airport (New Zealand) •Wellington International Airport (Hong Kong) etc.

Flight Routes to Rotorua

Rotorua International Airport is a commercial service airport serving Rotorua and Rotorua District residents in general. The airport is served by Air New Zealand and Sunair with frequent flights to and from Wellington, Auckland and Queenstown. One can travel to Rotorua using SunAir or Air NewZealand with the requirements being a valid passport, an air ticket, accommodation ticket and a visa if you don't qualify for a visa waiver program.