Backpackers have been gravitating towards Rotorua for years, whether that be on bus, car, shuttle, plane or the old horse and carriage, getting to Rotorua is as easy it gets. Located a two hours and 45 minutes from Auckland’s international airport, Rotorua couldn’t be further away from the hustle of the big city and closer to where all the action is – The Central North Island.
Base yourself in Rotorua and you access to the entire central north island with some funky destinations an easy day-trip away. The mysterious limestone caves of Waitomo or the great lake of Taupo, or for those that love the sea the picturesque east coast of New Zealand is only 45 minutes away.
There is a range of affordable and convenient transport to and from Rotorua from all destinations within the north island, so what are you waiting for…