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Car Hire in Rotorua, Budget New Zealand

With more geothermal activity than most other parts of New Zealand, Rotorua is a city that attracts nature lovers. It's also brimming with Maori culture, which makes it particularly appealing for anybody who wants to experience the country in its most authentic form.

Whatever your reasons for visiting Rotorua are, now's the time to start planning your transport. At Budget New Zealand, we offer a Rotorua car hire service that'll help you save money while seeing more of the nearby area.

Family-friendly accommodation in Rotorua

Visiting Rotorua with all the family is a guaranteed way to create amazing memories that last a lifetime. To make the most of your trip, it's always worth choosing family-friendly accommodation that everyone can enjoy. To make your life easier, here are some of our favourite picks:

Cleveland Thermal Motel

With spacious grounds and immaculate lawns, the Cleveland Thermal Motel has plenty of space for your little ones to explore. If you're up for cooking your own meals, you can make the most of the onsite barbecue facilities. Additionally, each room comes with a kitchenette and fridge, giving you the chance to prepare meals at any time of the day. The Cleveland Thermal Motel is 4km away from our Rotorua car hire offices.

Malones Spa Motel

When you're looking for family-friendly accommodation that also comes with a touch of luxury, try the Malones Spa Motel. Each apartment has enough room for everyone to enjoy some breathing space. Additionally, they come with high-end features such as hot tubs. The concierge at the hotel is also an excellent resource for planning your adventures in the Rotorua area, including trips to geothermal spas. The Malones Spa Motel is located on Fenton Street, close to our car hire offices.

Silver Fern Rotorua

At the Silver Fern Rotorua, everyone has the chance to relax. Inside each spacious apartment, you'll find a spa bath that's perfect for soothing your muscles after a long day of exploring. Each modern room benefits from cable TV, so everyone can entertain themselves when the day draws to a close. When the adults in your party need to unwind, they can visit the onsite spa for a treatment. Silver Fern Rotorua is less than 1km away from our Rotorua car hire offices.

Things to do in Rotorua

When you hire a car in Rotorua, you're giving yourself the chance to explore the nearby area. At Budget New Zealand, we're sure you already have some ideas of what you want to do. However, we'd like to make a few suggestions.

Visit the geothermal pools

No matter how old you are, a visit to a geothermal pool is an experience you'll love. At Wai-o-Tapu, you can meander amongst the gurgling mud pools and marvel at the water's vibrant colours. Each day, a controlled eruption of Lady Know Geyser takes place, which older children will enjoy. If you're visiting with younger children, you'll find that many of the walks are accessible with a buggie or pushchair.

Watch the farmers at Agrodome

If you and your children have always been fascinated by a farmer's lifestyle, head to Agrodome. While there, you can watch activities such as sheep shearing and lamb feeding. If you're lucky, you may have the chance to participate. Shows take place on a daily basis, but do make sure you check on the times before heading there.

What's the weather like in Rotorua?

If you want to visit Rotorua when it's at its warmest, head there between January and March. Temperatures go as high as 27 degrees, but you'll still benefit from a gentle breeze throughout. Alternatively, if you prefer cooler temperatures, aim for June through to August. Although those are Rotorua's winter months, temperatures range between 9 degrees Celsius and 13 degrees Celsius. Like most of the Bay of Plenty, Rotorua has a favourable climate throughout the year.

Nearby locations for a refuel

When you hire a car in Rotorua, you'll benefit from a full tank of fuel. To make sure the next person who uses it enjoys the same experience, we ask that you top up the tank before you return the car Here are some nearby refuelling locations for you to try:

  • Z Service Station on the Corner of Fenton Street and Victoria Street
  • Mobile Reid and Mills on Fenton Street
  • BP Petrol Station at 420 Fenton Street
  • Caltex on the Corner of Ranolf and Amohau Street
  • Waitomo Petrol at 58 Marguerita Street

Distances to attractions near Rotorua

By hiring a car in Rotorua, you open yourself up to other areas of the Bay of Plenty. Here are some distances to popular attractions in the region:

  • Polynesian Spa 1.5km
  • Lake Rotorua 2.4km
  • Rainbow Springs Nature Park 5.9km
  • Mount Tarawera 49.6km


What is Rotorua known for?

Rotorua is well known for its geothermal spas. As hot lakes that reach favourable temperatures when the earth's crust warms them, the geothermal spas of Rotorua are enticing for plenty of reasons. While some feature active geysers that are marvellous to behold, others are perfect for submerging yourself in. Before swimming in any geothermal spa, make sure you ask a local guide whether it's safe to do so.

What can you do in Rotorua for free?

If you're in Rotorua and you need to do something for free, try one of the geothermal spas. Alternatively, you can head to the night market and browse through the local wares. Rotorua is also brimming with cycling and hiking paths, which are ideal for burning off your energy.

At Budget New Zealand, we're here to help you lower the cost of your Rotorua car hire package. With small and large cars available, our fleet is ideal for travellers of all kinds. Enter your details in the search form above and see for yourself why Budget is the best.