Getting Around Rotorua

Rotorua is an easy city to get around and you don’t always need to rely on your car. You can easily bike, walk, bus, or catch an Uber or taxi.


Rotorua is easy to navigate, with most of the inner-city streets laid out in a grid. Free and paid car parking is available throughout the city. The free app PrestoPark makes paying for your parking much easier, and alerts you when you’re approaching your time limit.


The local bus service, Cityride, has 11 routes throughout the city; Route 10 includes Rotorua Airport, while Route 1 includes stops at Skyline Rotorua, the site of Crankworx Rotorua. 

Daysaver passes are only $7 per day and allow multiple rides and transfers within the day (valid on day of issue only). You can purchase a pass from the i-SITE Information and Visitor Centre  or pay your fare directly to the driver (cash only).


Rotorua is a great city to navigate by bike. Each access point to Whakarewarewa Forest is networked by a cycleway or trail, making it easy and enjoyable to access the forest from central Rotorua. The main mountain biking hub (Waipa) is a cruisy 20-minute cycle from the city centre to trails.

The cycleway from the city centre to Skyline Rotorua is networked by a shared cycleway and cycle lane that is easy to navigate and takes approximately 15 minutes.


Uber is operating in Rotorua as well as Rotorua TaxisTaxi Cabs Rotorua and Urban Link.