Where to Park

CBD Street ParkingChargesTime Limit
Parking SpacesFreeMaximum 1 hour
Metered parking in CBD$1 per hourMaximum 3 hours
Metered parking available on the outskirt of the central city$1 per hour
No time limit

On-street parking

Free P60 areas

The P60 parking spaces in the central city are free for 60 minutes. The 60 minute time limit helps to create fair parking opportunities for everyone.

The locations of the P60 parks are in most of Tutanekai St and adjoining parts of Arawa St, Haupapa, Pukuatua, Hinemoa and Eruera Streets (see pictured right in yellow). 

Read more about P60 parks here.

Metered and Pay & Display areas

Metered/Pay and Display spaces city wide are $1 per hour

Metered/Pay and Display parks in the inner city (see pictured right in blue) have a maximum parking time of 
3 hours. The meters on the outer streets are un-limited.

Meters take all denominations of New Zealand coins: 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2.
Our parking meters do not give change.

Read more about meters and Pay and Display here.

On street parking in Rotorua CBD is monitored from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 12noon on Saturdays. Parking is not monitored on public holidays.

Pukuatua Street Carpark Building

Location: Top of Pukuatua Street, towards the intersection with Amohia Street
Vehicle height clearance: 1.9 metres. Spaces for 244 vehicle
Hours: 6am - 11pm daily for concession card holders and casual users.
            24 hours access for reserved carpark holders.

Pukuatua Street Car park Building Charges
Parking Spaces- Free - under 60 minutes
- $1 per hour first hour
Reserved Parking Spaces (Proximity card)- $687.50 for 6 months
- $1,215 for 12 months
(purchased at Rotorua Lakes Council)
Concession card (Day parking only)*- $20 for 5 days 
(pick up card from Council Civic Centre and top up at pay stations at building)
Lost Ticket- $50 (purchased at pay station 1 at building)
Locked Out after hours callout fee  - $50 (payable at time of entry)
*Disclaimer: Rotorua Lakes Council will not replace any money lost from misplaced concession cards.

 Parking Building Terms and Conditions
 How to use your concession card

Haupapa Carpark

Location:   Haupapa Street (Uncovered)

Haupapa Carpark Charges
Daily - Pay & Display Pay as you go
Haupapa Street carpark will be patrolled from 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 12noon on Saturdays. The carpark will not be patrolled on public holidays.  

Mobility Parking

The mobility parking scheme provides specific parking spaces and other parking privileges for people with disabilities. Rotorua has at least 2 mobility parks per street in the Rotorua Central District (CBD).

The only people who may use mobility parks are those who display current permits.  Parking enforcement officers will issue a $150.00 infringement notice to anyone using a mobility park without a clearly displayed current permit.

Concessions for mobility parking permit holders:

  • May park in P60 marked spaces for 120 minutes
  • Must only park in P15 spaces for 15 minutes.

For permits: Visit Rotorua Lakes Council or contact CCS Disability Action which administers the mobility parking scheme and issues permits.

Phone 0800 227 2255 or visit www.mobilityparking.org.nz

Contractor parking

When working in the inner city Contractors can purchase a permit/meterhood for $10 per day.

This allows them to park outside the site they are working at without having to move their vehicle.

For contractors who are working continuously in the inner city and require long-term parking, a meterhood can be purchased at an annual cost of $750.00 per meterhood/permit.

Motorhome parking

There are two locations for day time motorhome parking in Rotorua and are only a minute's walk from
the inner city.

  • Hinemoa Street - near the Polynesian Spa.
  • Off Lakefront Drive - behind the Soundshell between the building and Lake Rd.

Bus Coach and Parking

Contact Rotorua Lakes Council transport solutions team - ph 07 3484199

Motorbike Parking

Exclusive motorbike parking is set aside in some streets but motorbikes may use any park in the same way as cars. 
Page reviewed: 04 Oct 2018 2:49pm