Car Rental in Rotorua Airport

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Rotorua Airport (ROT)

Address: Terminal Building, (North Island), Rotorua, 3010, New Zealand
Phone: (64) 7-345-7133
Hours of Operation: Sun 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM; Mon - Fri 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM; Sat 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Holiday Hours:
CHRISTMAS DAY   December  25  closed


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After-hours Returns
Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & the keys in the Drop Box located in the Returns area. Remember to take your personal belongings with you.

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Car Hire Rotorua Airport

The beautiful landscaping surrounding Rotorua Airport has brought adventure seekers from all over the country. With Mokoia Island in the distance and North Central Island nearby, Rotorua has become a gateway for the region. With so many experiences in the nearby area, Rotorua is becoming a destination for both vacationers and business people alike.

The Airport

Opening for the first time in 1964, the Rotorua Airport has since changed drastically. With private charters and aviation clubs, this airport has a lot to offer besides just a flight in or out of the region. While at the airport, you can find a cafe open most days from 6 am - 5:15 pm, shopping experiences, and soon, a business hub will be opening, as part of a major remodel. Car rental is also conveniently located onsite.

How far is Rotorua Airport from town?

Located just ten minutes from the city centre, the airport is in a convenient location for reaching most destinations within the region. With hotels and restaurants nearby, you can make this area the central hub for your next destination vacation.

Where does Queenstown Airport fly to?

Domestically, you can fly directly from Rotorua to Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. They have daily flights to each location.

Avis Car Rental

Rotorua Airport conveniently has a car rental area located right in the terminal building. Avis Car Rental is there to help you with your car rental needs. Avis office hours are:

  • Monday - Friday: 8:00 am- 8:30 pm
  • Saturday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:30 am - 8:30 pm.

This is convenient for most of the incoming and outgoing flights to the airport, but we know your schedule may differ from ours. The key drop allows you to return your vehicle after hours. Don't forget your personal belongings!

Avis has a large fleet of cars, giving you a variety to choose from, whether you are looking for something for yourself or your entire family. You can choose from cars, SUVs, Minivans, or trucks. Avis's options have you covered.

Use your Avis preferred app to skip the lines and take control of your booking. Jump in the express line for quick service in and out, avoiding the paperwork that is normally required. Collect points with Air New Zealand or Qantas Points. We also partner with a host of hotels in the area that have a range of benefits.

Before returning your car, you'll need to visit a gas station to avoid those pesky low fuel charges. Caltrex, BP, and Mobil all have nearby gas stations, as well as several local companies like Rockgas Rotorua and Z-Rotorua Truck Stop.

Things To Do Near Rotorua Airport

The Northern Island of New Zealand is a beautiful place to visit. With outdoor adventures, geothermal experiences, a wildlife park, museums, and galleries, everyone is sure to find something to remember their trip to this area of New Zealand.

This area is home to the indigenous Maori culture. See how they live in the Mitai Maori village, enjoy an authentic performance and savour a Maori meal.

If you're looking for an outdoor adventure, Wai-o-tapu Thermal Valley has an amazing orange and turquoise pool and impressive volcanic craters. Visit Hell's Gate, the resting place of the Southern Hemisphere's largest hot water waterfall. Stop by the Redwood Forest, which has some of the best biking and hiking in the area.

If you lean more toward the indoors, visit the Mamaku Blue Winery or Amokura Glass shop for some amazing local culture. Stop in at the 3D Trick Art Gallery for some unique, adventurous artwork, or visit the Bibleworld Museum and Discovery Centre to explore life during the past.

Explore the natural beauty and pristine aura of this area with an Avis Rental Car. Go at your own pace, enjoy what you want to enjoy, and stop for a bite to eat on your time. The leisurely (or adventurous) pace you set is entirely up to you.

Distance to Attractions

Mitai Maori Village 14.1 km

Wai-o-tapu Thermal Valley 37.1 km

Hell's Gate 7.9 km

Redwood Forest 7.5 km

Mamaku Blue Winery 33.2 km

Amokura Glass 14.2 km

3D Trick Art Gallery 14.3 km

Bibleworld Museum and Discovery Center 9 km

With so many adventures near the airport, no one needs to go far to get a completely fulfilling, adventuresome vacation. Start your sightseeing by grabbing a car from Avis Car Rental, available at the airport. Whether you are in the area for business or pleasure, activities abound. Find the perfect one for you and make the most of your trip.


What time does Rotorua airport open?

Rotorua airport's first flight out is at 6:45 am. The airport recommends you be there at least 60 minutes before your flight out.

Does Rotorua have an airport?

Yes. Rotorua has a beautiful regional airport with daily flights to several different locations in the area.