Parking

Photograph of Map for ParkingFollowing a two-year rolling trial of various parking arrangements for the inner city, and stakeholder engagement and public consultation, the council agreed on final parking arrangements at its meeting of 12 November 2015. The council decision provides for:

  •  A mix of free 60 minute maximum parking in most of Tutanekai St and adjoining parts of Arawa, Haupapa, Pukuatua, Hinemoa and Eruera streets (shown in yellow).
  • The remaining sections of the five cross streets extending to Ranolf St in the western side of the city and Fenton St in the east will have $1-an-hour parking for up to three hours (shown in blue).
  • Pukuatua St Carpark Building available $1 per hour – no maximum time between the opening hours of 6am and 11pm.

The decisions support the Rotorua 2030 Inner City Revitalisation goal, and are aimed at encouraging people into the inner city, while optimising parking space turnover and availability in the busiest locations.


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.

P15 and P60 Parking Signs

A parking space with a P15 or P60 sign allows the vehicle to be parked in that space for the amount of time shown (15 minutes or 60 minutes). Once the allowed time has expired you must move your vehicle to a new 'parking place' which is the area between two P parking signs. If your vehicle remains parked in this space for longer than the allowed time you can be fined an infringement of $40.00.

Electronic sensors which are fixed to the road surface within parking spaces indicate when a car has been parked longer than the allowed time.

Metered parks

The fee for metered parks is $1 per hour city wide however, the meters in the inner city have a maximum time limit of 3 hours. Unlimited-time metered parks can be found on the outer CBD streets.

Meters take all denominations of New Zealand coins: 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2. The parking time will start as soon as the coins are inserted.


Pay & Display parks

Pay and display machines are located around Rotorua CBD. The machines are coin operated and will produce a ticket to be displayed in your car.

Paid parking tickets can be purchased from a Pay & Display machine before 9am however the ticket will show your parking time as starting at 9am. 

 Wireless Sensors

Sensors are located throughout the city in paid and free parking spaces are for monitoring and statistics purposes. 

 
Page reviewed: 19 Apr 2016 9:32am