Welcome toRotorua Quick Facts Time to major centres by Road Annual GDP: Main Economic Sectors: Average No.Job Adverts Main Job types advertisedHospitality
Auckland 3 hrs
Hamilton 1-1.5 hours
Tauranga 1 hour
Mt Maunganui 1 hour
Taupo 1 hour
Whakatane 1 hour
Napier 3.5 hours
NZ$ 2.3 Billion
Forestry 15 % of GDP
Tourism:12 % of GDP
Agriculture 10 % of GDP
Visitors per day 8 100
120 per week
Manufacturing & Trades
Time to major centres by Road
Main Economic Sectors:
Average No.Job Adverts
Main Job types advertisedHospitality
Rotorua:Rotorua is the Maori Cultural Capital of New Zealand,located in the central North Island is well connected to the rest of New Zealand and the world through a network of air, road and rail links. The city is less than 3 hours drive from Auckland (234km), New Zealand's largest population centre with 1 250,000 people, and only 457km from Wellington.
Rotorua city is renowned for itsgeothermalactivity.
The Rotorua area and Bay of Plenty region has plenty of quality activities to do, whether you are looking for adventure, excitement, fun and entertainment, or just a relaxing lifestyle taking in the pleasures of this picturesque region, you can do it all and more in Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty.Four State Highways - 5, 30, 33 and 38 converge in Rotorua. These highways are a vital part of New Zealand's road transport network and they form a link between the city and the rest of the country. The Rotorua airport is one of the busiest domestic terminals in the country.
Within easy driving distance of Rotorua is Tauranga, which contains New Zealand's largestexport port. It serves the Bay of Plenty and the central North Island and is an important link in New Zealand's growing international trade.
Rotorua has seen an economic growth rate consistent with the national average, there is also a growing number of national and international visitors - on average 8000 per day - all pointing to Rotorua as one of New Zealands future growth areas.
Fast-growingsectorsover the coming years are expected to include the retail trade, tourism, machinery and equipment manufacturing,wood products,healthandeducation.Forestry and wood processingremains optimistic. Emerging industries include spa and wellness, transport and logistics, bio-materials and screen production.
Destination Rotorua Economic Developmentis a business unit of Rotorua District Council. We actively work alongside the wider Rotorua business and government community (both local and central) with the aim of creating an environment that encourages and stimulates economic growth.