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Cheap Flights to Rotorua
|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||February||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||$596||Average for round-trip flights in October 2020|
|Round-trip from||$933||From Melbourne to Rotorua|
Cheapest prices for Rotorua flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Rotorua?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
MEL - ROT
$481 - $1,263
14 - 24 °C
56 - 128 mm
Which day is cheapest to fly to Rotorua?
At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Rotorua. Monday is likely to be the most costly.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to Rotorua?
Flights in the afternoon are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Rotorua. Flights in the morning are usually the most expensive.
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.
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.
Once there, use your private rental car, local taxis or buses to travel around the city and do some sightseeing.
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.