Rotorua Car Hire

Discover Car Rental in Rotorua

Begin your self-drive holiday in Rotorua with DriveAway - the self-drive specialists. Rotorua is a region rich in stunning landscapes, calling for visitors from all walks of life. Discover 18 sparkling lakes, magnificent native and exotic forests, geysers, boiling mud pools, hot springs and the best of New Zealand's fascinating Maori culture. Car hire in Rotorua will allow you get from one fascinating end of the city to the next. Collect your car hire at the Rotorua Regional Airport, located approximately 15-minutes drive from downtown Rotorua. For added convenience, Driveaway offers collection from a selection of downtown locations.

Offering a range of categories from economy and compact size through to sedans, SUVs, and people movers, DriveAway has a vehicle to suit everyone! See where the road takes you in Rotorua, and create your very own self-drive itinerary, putting you in the drivers seat of your own adventure. For additional information on travelling in Rotorua check out our New Zealand Driving Tips, filled with plenty of information to keep you safe whilst driving in New Zealand.

Experience Rotorua

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Rotorua is a city located on the North Island of New Zealand on the shores of Lake Rotorua. It is renowned for its geothermal activity, with hot springs and geysers attracting visitors from around the world. Rotorua is considered the heartland of Maori culture, and you will experience the heritage and tradition of these amazing people whilst visiting.Take your time in Rotorua; there's plenty to see, from thermal springs, volcanoes, pristine lakes, fishing and adventure activities to cobble-stoned streets and Tudor architecture.

A car hire in Rotorua will allow you travel from one fascinating end of the city to the next in comfort, without having to worry about the cost of shuttles or taxis. Experience the awe-inspiring forces that escape from earth's core; watch the world famous Pohutu Geyser at the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve where boiling water shoots 30 meters into the sky. Drive to Hells Gate where you can see the incredible hot waterfalls or soak in the mud baths. Visit the surrounding forests, lakes, and volcanic cones or drive to the summit of Mount Tarawera and hike around the crater's​ edge. Adventure lovers can visit the Rangitaiki River and brave the rapids with some white water rafting. Alternatively, head to the Waikato River and experience the adrenaline rush of activities such as jet boat riding, bungee jumping, skydiving, mountain biking, abseiling, and tubing, all in some of the most beautiful and pristine landscapes that New Zealand has to offer.

You won't run out of things to do in Rotorua, and booking your car hire is easy with DriveAway. Simply enter your pick-up and drop-off locations in the booking engine above to get started on your journey. If you would like more information on any of our products, contact us online or call 1300 363 500 to speak to our friendly reservations staff.

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx. km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Rotorua to Auckland 230 3
Rotorua to Wellington 455 6
Rotorua to Christchurch 885 14
Rotorua to Dunedin* 1240 18.5
Rotorua to Queenstown* 1365 19.5

*Includes travel time between North and South Islands via ferry.

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