Rotorua Parking

Our guide to finding parking spaces in Rotorua

Airport Parking:

Rotorua International Airport offers over 400 parking spaces for both long and short stay.  The first hour is free, then $2 every hour. There is a maximum limited set at $16 a day and $80 for a week.  There is no need to pre-book.  Payments are made onsite by cash or card.  Check the airport parking page to see a map of the car parks.

Pay and Display Parking:

Parking Meters are located throughout Rotorua and operate from 9.00am until 5.00pm during the week and 9.00am until 12.00pm on Saturdays. Pay and Display car parks can be found on Eruera, Hinemoa, Pukuatua streets and parts of Tutanekai Street.  The cost is $2 per hour in both the city centre and further out.  

60 Minute Free Parking:

The P60 parking spaces in the central area of the city are free for 1 hour.  The 60 minute time limit helps to create fair parking opportunities for everyone.  Most of the P60 parking are located in Tutanekai St and adjoining parts of Arawa St, Haupapa, Pukuatua, Hinemoa and Eruera Streets. 

Lake Rotorua Parking:

There are quite a few free parking spaces in the car park overlooking Lke Rotorua.  So, it's an ideal option for those wanting to go on a lake cruise or just take in the views.  The car park is at the end of Memorial Drive (just past Lime Cafe).

Car Parks:

Haupapa is an uncovered car park with 95 spaces located at 1126 Haupapa Street.

Free All day Parking: 

There is free all day parking at certain locations. These include: 

  • Lake Road
  • Rangiuru Street
  • Whakaue Street

Mobility Parking:

There are at least 2 mobility parks per street in the downtown areas of the city for people with disabilities in the city.  

Motorhome Parking:

Parking for motorhomes and campervans can be found just behind The Arts Village in Government Gardens and inside the Hinemoa Street entrance. It has free all-day parking which is marked out for the larger vehicles, as well as spaces for cars.

Camping is not permitted in most parks or recreation reserves, however there are a few specified overnight camping locations:

  • Boyes Beach, right on the lakefront - only vehicles with sleeping facilties can park here for a fee.
  • Guy Roe Reserve, by Lake Rerewhakaaitu on Brett Road  - an honesty box is provided for payment.
  • Okere Falls - only vehicles with sleeping facilties can park here for a fee.
  • Lke Okaro Reserve, accessed from Waimangu Road.

Public Holidays:

Parking is free in the city centre on Public Holidays.

Paying For Parking:

You can enter your vehicle's license plate into a nearby yellow parking machine, select and pay for the amount of time you'd like to park for.  The system is paperless and you do not have to display a receipt on your dashboard.  Or, you can use the PrestoPark parking app with notifications to alert you when your parking is about to expire. To download the app, simply type Prestopark Rotorua into your web browser and follow the instructions.

More Parking Information:

For more information on parking including parking fines, please visit Rotorua District Council.
You can also check the 'Where to Park' page on the Rotorua Lakes Council website.

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