Getting away for a weekend, or a week, is a great way to unwind and explore a new city. In New Zealand we are fortunate enough to be able to drive and/or travel by air and be in a new town or city within two – six hours, depending of course on where you are travelling to and from. One destination that can’t be rivalled for its massive array of land, water and air attractions is Rotorua.
Another advantage to this city is the airport. You can fly direct from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, and soon direct from Sydney, Australia. The central location of Rotorua also means that you are within 1 hours driving distance from Tauranga, Whakatane and Taupo. For this reason it is recommended that as part of your weekend away to this geothermal city you also book Rotoura car hire.
Keep your eyes peeled for cheap flights to Rotorua. Special deals are regularly advertised on Air New Zealand’s Grab a Seat and you can easily book a Rotorua car hire once you know the dates you will be arriving and departing. No matter what time of the year you decide to enjoy a weekend away in Rotorua, you can be sure to find something to do. From adventure thrills to relaxing spa treatments, Rotorua has it all.
To give you an ideal of some of the attractions and activities available:
– mountain biking through the Whakarewarewa Forest
– stretch your legs on the Okareka Walkway
– check out the famous geysers, mud pools and thermal springs
– soak in the thermal waters at one of the many mineral hot pools
– get the heart pumping with a jet boat ride across Lake Rotorua
– take the kids to the Rotorua Aquatic Centre for a day of fun
– enjoy lunch or dinner upon the Lakeland Queen, New Zealand’s only stern-driven paddle vessel
It is easy to find a locally owned and operated Rotorua car hire company who can set you up with the perfect rental vehicle for your needs. Look for a company that offers airport pick up and drop off, making your transportation requirements seamless. Make sure they are Qualmark endorsed or have a similar quality rating that can assure you of their professionalism and industry standards. 24 hour roadside assistance is a must – in the event that you do experience any vehicle difficulties it is good to know that help is only a phone call away. Keep Rotorua in mind for your next weekend getaway destination.