Getting Around Rotorua

Getting around Rotorua is a breeze, and you don’t have to rely on your car to do it! Whether you prefer biking, walking, taking the bus, or catching an Uber or taxi, there are plenty of options to choose from. So, leave your worries (and your car) behind and explore all that this friendly city has to offer!


Navigating Rotorua is a breeze, with a grid-like layout for inner-city streets. Free and paid parking options are widely available, and the PrestoPark app simplifies payment and even sends you reminders before your time runs out. Enjoy the city worry-free, and let Rotorua take care of your parking needs!


Explore Rotorua on a budget with Cityride buses! With 11 routes, including stops at Rotorua Airport and Crankworx Rotorua, you can easily discover the city.

A Daysaver pass is only $7 and allows multiple rides and transfers on the day of issue. Get your pass from i-SITE or pay the driver (cash only) and enjoy the sights and sounds of Rotorua.


Bike your way through Rotorua! With easy and enjoyable access to the Whakarewarewa Forest from central Rotorua, cycling around the city has never been more fun.

The forest’s main mountain biking hub (Waipa) is only a 20-minute cycle from the city centre, and the cycleway to Skyline Rotorua is a breeze to navigate, taking just 15 minutes. Don’t forget to take in the stunning scenery along the way!


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

For more information on travelling around Rotorua, hit the button below!