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How To Reach Rotorua

Planning A Trip To Rotorua? Here are some guidelines on how to reach Rotorua

Located in the heart of the North Island, Rotorua is one of the many ancient Maori settlements that continue to survive. The city lies in between the national capital, Wellington and the commercial capital, Auckland. Owing to its close proximity to the capital city and its historic significance, Rotorua is one of the most visited places in the country. The city is well connected to all major parts of the North Island and is quite easy to get to. It is one of the largest cities in the country with a large populace and is serviced by a well maintained public transport system. The best way to reach Rotorua is to fly to Auckland and take a domestic flight to Rotorua.

By Air

By Air:  How To Reach Rotorua
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Rotorua does not have an international airport, but it does have a domestic airport with services to all major parts of the country. While there are no direct flights to Rotorua from India, there are several flights that ply to Rotorua with multiple stops outside and inside New Zealand. There are flights to Rotorua from major cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad. All flights have at least one stop outside New Zealand and another stop at either Auckland or Christchurch before reaching Rotorua. The prices of the flights to Rotorua from all the cities in India fall in the same range. Prices will differ based on the airlines, type of service, date of booking and date of departure.

 

All Indian Citizens are required to carry a visa when entering New Zealand and it is important to note the customs regulations and rules when carrying baggage.

 

The Rotorua Airport has currency exchange centres all around. There are also ATMs in place for easy access to liquid cash. The airport has free wifi services for passengers. There are Duty-free shops all around the airport for shopping purposes while there are cafés and eateries too.

 

The airport has a regular bus service operational all throughout the week although there are specific timings. There are also shuttle services from the airport to the city that visitors can use. The airport also has taxi services that will take visitors to their accommodation. One can also rent cars for a more flexible travel while it is important to note the different driving rules here.

By Sea

By Sea:  How To Reach Rotorua
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Rotorua is an inland city and there aren’t ships or cruises that can reach the city, although there are cruises that make a stop at the Port in Tauranga for those wishing to travel to Rotorua. There are no cruises or ships that travel to Rotorua from India.

By Land

By Land:  How To Reach Rotorua
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Rotorua is well connected to all major parts of the North Island and can be reached easily. Rotorua is connected to the national capital, Wellington and cities like Auckland and Hamilton by State Highway 5. It is also served by State Highways 30, 30A, 33 and 36.


On reaching the other two international airports in the North Island one can take a bus, hire a taxi or rent a vehicle. Both Auckland and Wellington have regular bus services to Rotorua that are operational throughout the week. Both airports also have taxi and rental services that visitors can use on arrival.

Getting around

Getting around:  How To Reach Rotorua
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Rotorua has a well maintained and a well-equipped public transport system. There are shuttle and bus services that visitors can use to get to most parts of the city. While the public transport system may not be able to reach specific destinations in the city, there are taxi services that will ply to any part of the city. One can also rent a car for a more relaxed and flexible travel.

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