Where to Park


​​​​​​​​​​​​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. ​

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Metered areas

Meter​ed spaces citywide are $1 per hour.​

Our new parking machines use a Pay by Plate model. 

Learn more about the new parking machines

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

Pukuatua Street Parking Building


  • ​1238 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua

Parking​ building payment options

  • For information about permit parking and casual parking in the Pukuatua Street parking building visit www.i-park.co.nz/rotorua.html and then click on the top right hand tab 'Pukuatua Carpark Permits'. Additional information about using the parking building is available here. ​

Parking Building Terms and Conditions

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Haupapa Street Carpark


  • Haupapa Street (Uncovered)
Haupapa Carpark Charges
Daily Pay as you go ($1 per hour)
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 infringement notice to anyone using a mobility park without a clearly displayed current permit.

Mobility card holders can use dedicated mobility spaces for as long as they want without paying. All other car parks can be used by mobility card holders, without having to pay, for double the amount of time specified (except P15 spaces which are limited to the time​frames specified and are intended for quick pick up and drop offs). If no time limit is specified, mobility card holders may park in this space for as long as they require without having to pay. Ensure that your valid mobility permit is clearly displayed. 

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 mobilityparking.org.nz

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Contractor parking​

When working at an inner city site for an extended period of time contractors can purchase an electronic Contractor Parking Permit from Council for $10 a day. This provides the convenience of not having to visit a parking meter or display a physical parking permit. The contractor can park a designated vehicle in the general vicinity of where they are working without worrying about time limits. All parking spaces except P15's and specialist spaces such as mobility, taxi spaces etc can be used.

​Please note that a Contractor Permit does not provide any guarantee that a particular parking space will be available at any point in time but instead allows parking in a wider area. The contractor is responsible for making sure that their permit remains current at all times. ​

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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 Road

Bus Coach and Parking

Contact Rotorua Lakes Council transport solutions team - phone 07 3484199​

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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: 02 Oct 2020 2:02pm