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 Carpark Building


  • ​Top of Pukuatua Street, towards the intersection with Amohia Street
Vehicle height clearance: 

  • 1.9 metres. Spaces for 244 vehicle

  • ​6am - 11pm daily for concession card holders and casual users
  • 24 hours access for reserved carpark holders

Pukuatua Street Car park Building Charges
Parking SpacesFree - under 60 minutes
$1 per hour after first hour​
Concession exit cards (Day parking only)*$20 for 5 days/5 exit cards
(pick up an exit card from Council Civic Centre)
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 exit cards.

Parking Building Terms and Conditions

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Haupapa Carpark

Location:   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 in the inner city for an extended period of time contractors can purchase a Contractor Permit for the particular site/location they are working at. The permit allows the convenience of parking without using a Parking Meter.   

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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: 17 Oct 2019 9:57am