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Popular Car Rental Deals at Rotorua Airport

Check out our New Zealand car hire categories — SUVs, 4x4s, 7-seaters, Compacts, and Standard: these are highly popular among the travelers. Hurry up! Book Now!

Hyundai i20 or Similar
Hyundai i20 or Similar
$ 30.34 /day
Toyota Yaris or Similar
Toyota Yaris or Similar
$ 19.15 /day
Hyundai Tucson or Similar
Hyundai Tucson or Similar
$ 23.22 /day
Chevrolet Cruze or Similar
Chevrolet Cruze or Similar
$ 44.32 /day

Best Car Rental Companies at Rotorua Airport

  • Thrifty Car Rental

    Thrifty Car Rental

    "Rotorua Airport Airport Desk Rotorua Airport Rotorua 3010"

  • Europcar


    "Terminal Building - Meet & Greet, Rotorua, New Zealand"

Cheap Car Rental at Rotorua Airport (ROT)

Make your travel from Rotorua a convenient one by booking a car rental at Rotorua Airport, New Zealand. Packed with almost all car types, the Rotorua Airport car hire fleet offered by NewZealandCarsRental is most noted for its comprehensive coverage of various premium brands which makes our search engine the best place to find the best-suited ROT Airport rental car for you. With us, you can choose your ideal rental vehicle from small hatchbacks, sedans, convertibles, and SUVs; all at competitive prices.

Our car rental supplier partners offer New Zealand rental car deals with affordable add-ons like GPS and baby seats, which surely help make your trip from Rotorua Airport a lot more comfortable. Our suppliers are known to offer great flexibility as they provide both long-term and one-way car rentals at Rotorua Airport. We also strive to provide our customers with a hassle-free rental experience for which we offer 24/7 customer support.

Why book Rotorua Airport (ROT) car rental with us?

  • Wide Network of Suppliers: We, at NewZealandCarsRental, have partnered with numerous suppliers like Hertz, Avis, and Budget that offer a big array of well-maintained and low-priced rental cars for pickup at Rotorua Airport.
  • One-Way Rental Available: Our suppliers cover various locations in New Zealand; just like other locations, expect free pick-up service at Rotorua Airport. And, since we allow one-way car rental you can choose any of the listed car rental locations as your drop-off location.
  • Inclusions and Add-ons: Our suppliers are also known to provide various rental car inclusions like roadside assistance and insurance coverage. They also provide extras, however, note that while inclusions are covered within the deal’s price, add-ons can only be rented explicitly by paying an extra amount.

So, rent a car at Rotorua Airport with us today and skip long queues at the airport!

Car Rental Suppliers at Rotorua Airport (ROT)

Several popular car rental suppliers at Rotorua Airport have their rental desks within the arrivals terminal of the airport. The topmost rental car brands at the airport include –

  • Avis
  • Europcar
  • Hertz
  • Ezi Car Rentals.

Guide to Rotorua Airport

Rotorua Airport Overview

Rotorua Airport came about in 1964 in the place of the old Whakarewarewa Aerodrome which used to exist to the north of Sala Street. It is a regional airport which serves the city of Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty, and is operated by Rotorua Regional Airport Limited. Though the airport began international flights in 2011, as of 2015, they were withdrawn which makes it a domestic airport.

Acting as the gateway to the Bay of Plenty region, Rotorua Airport is located at the heart of New Zealand’s North Island which makes it the region’s true air travel port. It provides daily direct flights to various domestic destinations in New Zealand like Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Queenstown. Flights to these domestic destinations are offered by various airlines, namely Air New Zealand Link, Air Nelson, Sunair and Mount Cook Airline.

Rotorua Airport offer a great airport experience through its various facilities like affordable short/long term car parking options and great food and reading experience at Robert Harris Café and Relay bookstore etc.

Free Wi-Fi

If you have some online work to do, or just want to surf the Internet to kill some time, Rotorua Airport offers free Wi-Fi service. The free Wi-Fi service has been made available across the entire airport which also includes the arrivals and the departure areas. Just search the network on your device – phone, tablet or laptop – and log in to the network named as “Free Airport Wi-Fi” and start surfing.

Meeting Rooms

Rotorua Airport can prove to be a convenient meeting place if you are planning to meet an old friend or a business associate-it will prove suitable for both scenarios. Though, the place is fully equipped for a business talk it will nonetheless prove amiable to the friends who you have decided to meet and spend some chatty time with.

This meeting room can accommodate a group of 10 to 12 people at the time, and for the business people, the white board will prove helpful, yet note that in case it is needed a projector can also be made available. Another perk is that full catering options are available that can be sought at Airport’s own -Robert Harris Cafe, which can be contacted on 07 345 5239.

Relay Bookstore

Relay is a book store at Rotorua Airport where magazines, newspapers and books can be picked for some quality reading time on plane or as a good way to kill some layover time. However, besides all this it also offers other numerous things like a big range of reading titles, last-minute travel essentials and various other convenience products.

It also offers ample choices when it comes to light food options like snacks, sweets plus various drinks; it also has a Lotto outlet.

Robert Harris Cafe

Robert Harris is Rotorua airport’s only café and is also the only full-fledged food spot based at the airport. To be more specific, it is a large outlet which sits at the center of the main departure terminal. Though it is the only food option at ROT, the fact that it is really good makes it a blessing- it is known to serve great coffee and mouth-watering meals. It is a great option when you are looking for a full breakfast- a full-fledged meal is not a problem here; so expect excellent coffee, snacks and meals which are only unique to Robert Harris.

Opening Times: Monday – Friday 6am-5.30pm; Saturday 6am-12.30pm and Sunday 6.30am-5.45pm


Located adjacent to Redwoods Forest, B&B is just 5 minutes and 10 minutes drive from the Polynesian Spa and Lake Rotorua respectively. It offers free Wifi, free on-site parking, access to a laundry; and all the rooms, which are two in number, besides being well-equipped also offer spectacular views. Expect a full-fledged breakfast with cereal, toasts, fruits, yogurt and juice- free of cost.

Maple House

Maple House B&B offers 2 rooms and is just 6 km away from the Rotorua Airport, for further direction- it sits in the Bay of Plenty Region- 3.5 km from the renowned Rotorua Museum. Expect a comfortable stay with all the expected comforts like free parking, clean robes and free Wifi throughout the property, to name a few.

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

Situated on the shores of Rotorua Lake, Novotel Rotorua Lakeside is many things- it has a spa and wellness center and besides this it is also home to Maori cultural centre plus various splendid geothermal mineral pools. It also has an indoor poll and all the rooms offered are fully air conditioned with additions like coffee/tea making machines and a minibar etc. For fabulous food experience you can visit its Atlas Café and Restaurant which offers a great deal of cuisines for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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