Cheap flights to Rotorua

Flights to Rotorua in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 17% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price$859Average for return flights in January 2022

Rotorua 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Rotorua found for this year
4 Nov. - 11 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ROT

Rotorua

1 stop

16h 35m
ROT

Rotorua

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

6h 45m
$810

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 19/1/22

4 Nov. - 11 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ROT

Rotorua

1 stop

14h 45m
ROT

Rotorua

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

17h 00m
$812

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 18/1/22

4 Nov. - 11 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ROT

Rotorua

1 stop

14h 45m
ROT

Rotorua

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

13h 25m
$870

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 19/1/22

Can I fly to Rotorua from Australia right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Australia to Rotorua

Most visitors from Australia need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Rotorua.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering Rotorua.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher - Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Can I fly back to Australia from Rotorua?

Returning to Australia from Rotorua

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Rotorua must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Rotorua are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

When is the best time to fly to Rotorua?

Average Rotorua flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

SYD - ROT

Price

$476 - $1,250

ROT

Temperature

8 - 18 °C

ROT

Precipitation

90 - 130 mm

April is typically the best time to fly to Rotorua, but there are other times where great deals are available. January tends to be the warmest period in Rotorua so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. May is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

When is the best time to book a flight to Rotorua?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Rotorua, you should look to book at least 46 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Rotorua?

At the moment, Sunday is the most economical day to take a flight to Rotorua. Friday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Rotorua?

At the moment, flights at midday are likely to offer the best value for money for your Rotorua trip. A flight in the evening will more often than not be of higher cost.

When to fly

Most travellers take flights to Rotorua during the summer (December to February) or autumn (March to May) months. During this time the weather is fine and clear. The winter months (June to August) are cool. While it rains throughout the year, the region gets more rain during winter. A number of festivals are held each year and it is a great idea to plan your flight to Rotorua to take advantage of these festivities and lifestyle events. The Bike Festival, Home and Garden Show and the Blue Baths Annual Wedding and Special Events Expo are some great options to explore.

Rotorua Bike Festival is a 10-day festival in February which hosts over 30 different biking events. They range hugely in terms of difficulty and style offering hard-core cliff courses to family-friendly routes. The region offers bikers from all different backgrounds, be it road bikers, BMX bikers or mountain bikers to come and enjoy the celebration dedicated to bikes.

The winter months of June, July and August are the low season in the area when the weather is cooler and there is more rain. Special offers on airfare, hotel and spa packages are generally available during these months, though some high season specials may run for a brief time, before the high season begins. Keep an eye out for these very brief deals.

City overview

Flying to Rotorua is a wonderful way to begin your exploration of New Zealand. Whether you want to experience adventure, eco-tours, the geothermal pools in the area or its stunning forest region, or be pampered at a local spa resort, there is plenty to enjoy in this beautifully green, culturally diverse and historic region. Visitors to the area can experience cultural enrichment by learning about the ancient traditions and modern customs of the Maori at Whakarewarewa – The Living Maori Village or the Tamaki or Mitai Maori Villages. Then try some cycling and mountain biking in this scenic area. The region offers good fishing, hunting and golfing activities to enjoy, too, including some great trout fishing options.

If retail therapy is more your style, there are numerous options available to buy gifts, curios, clothing, footwear and homeware and for fine dining your will be spoilt for choice with both traditional Maori and contemporary fare.  For lovers of pampering or those in need of healing, the region offers several spa and wellness facilities offering a range of treatments that can help to refresh your mind and body in some of the world’s most lush and beautiful environments. Museums and galleries are plentiful in the area and include the Arts Village and The Blue Baths.

Getting around Rotorua

Once there, use your private rental car, local taxis or buses to travel around the city and do some sightseeing.

Getting downtown

The Rotorua International airport (ROT) is a gateway airport for the Bay of Plenty on the north island which includes Rotorua, making it easy to reach from several countries. Rental cars, shuttles, taxis or city bus transport are all available from the airport to transport you to the city. The city is located a mere 8 km from the airport, making it a 10-minute drive to reach it once you land.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Rotorua?

For a flight to Rotorua, you will be flying into Rotorua. Rotorua (ROT) is just 7.1 km from the center of the city.

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