Getting Here and Around in Rotorua


Getting Here and Around

Rotorua Airport (airport code ROT) is 10 km (6 mi) from the city center on Highway 33. Taxi fare to the city is about NZ$45-$50. You could also arrange for a ride (NZ$19) with Super Shuttle; call ahead for a reservation.

Rotorua is easy to get around. The streets follow a neat grid pattern, and walking from the lake to the southern end of town takes only a few minutes. Fenton Street, the wide main drag that comes into town from Taupo, starts around the thermal spot of Whakarewarewa. For about 3 km (2 mi), it's lined with motels and hotels until just before it reaches the lakefront, where it becomes more commercial, with shops, restaurants, and the Tourism Rotorua Visitor Information Centre, which has a tour-reservation desk, a map shop operated by the Department of Conservation, and a lost-luggage facility. Right alongside in the same building is an Internet café and a gift shop.


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