The average price of a 7-day trip to Rotorua is $2,028 for a solo traveler, $3,642 for a couple, and $6,828 for a family of 4. Rotorua hotels range from $46 to $343 per night with an average of $94, while most vacation rentals will cost $160 to $440 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Rotorua Airport (ROT) are between $1,041 and $2,303 per person for economy flights and $3,267 to $7,227 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $32 to $94 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Rotorua, NZ

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to ROT and stay in a Rotorua hotel:

  • February 26th to June 24th (except the week of March 12th)
  • August 13th to September 23rd
  • October 15th to October 28th
  • November 26th to December 9th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Rotorua is usually late May to early June.

 

Average Rotorua Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Rotorua for a week is $1,082-$3,118($155-$445 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $32 to $94 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $558 to $1,842 for economy

Lodging: $50 to $73 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $85 to $103 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Rotorua for a week is $2,830-$6,540($404-$934 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $64 to $188 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,116 to $3,684 for economy

Lodging: $50 to $73 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $85 to $103 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Rotorua for a week is $3,728-$10,930($533-$1,561 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $128 to $376 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,232 to $7,368 for economy

Lodging: $100 to $146 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $119 to $155 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Rotorua

How cheap can you make a vacation to Rotorua? The cheapest trip to Rotorua is about $134 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $100 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $41.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Rotorua for a week is $937-$2,888($134-$413 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $19 to $38 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $558 to $1,842 for economy

Lodging: $41 to $46 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $100 to $130 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Rotorua for a week is $1,628-$4,996($233-$714 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $38 to $76 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,116 to $3,684 for economy

Lodging: $41 to $46 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $100 to $130 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Rotorua for a week is $3,256-$9,602($465-$1,372 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $76 to $152 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,232 to $7,368 for economy

Lodging: $82 to $92 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $150 to $195 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very possible to travel to Rotorua cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Rotorua Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Rotorua.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Rotorua for a week is $2,191-$11,982($313-$1,712 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $70 to $197 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,233 to $5,323 for first class

Lodging: $78 to $343 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $880 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Rotorua for a week is $3,914-$18,684($559-$2,669 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $140 to $394 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,466 to $10,646 for first class

Lodging: $78 to $343 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $880 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Rotorua for a week is $7,828-$34,728($1,118-$4,961 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $280 to $788 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,932 to $21,292 for first class

Lodging: $156 to $686 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $660 to $1,320 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Rotorua Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Rotorua is slightly lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Rotorua due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Rotorua Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Rotorua hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Rotorua.

 

Flight Costs to Rotorua

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $2,303 average in early January to a low of $1,041 in late May to early June. Median flight price is $1,469. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Rotorua our data includes 32 originating airports, and 21 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Rotorua from an airport like Henry E. Rohlsen (STX) in Christiansted, VI (the United States) for an average $9,029 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Auckland International (AKL) in Auckland (New Zealand) at an average of just $74.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Monday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Rotorua, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $1,262, so you can easily save about 121% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Rotorua can easily cost $280 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $19 per person. Private tours can cost $568 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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