About Us

History: The Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park is the oldest motor camp in Rotorua. It was established by the Rotorua Borough Council in the mid-1920s, and was originally known as the “Rotorua Borough Motor Camp”. From its establishment in the 1920s through until about the late-1950s, the Holiday Park was originally located further north at the corner of Old Taupo Road and Sophia Street. It moved to its present location, opposite the Arikikapakapa Golf Course, in the early 1960s. The site of the Holiday Park was originally gifted to the Crown by the local Maori people under the “Fenton Agreement” of 25 November, 1880, for recreational purposes.   

Surroundings: In the heart of Rotorua's scenic attractions, walking distance to geysers and closet park to one of the best mountain biking trails in the world.  Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park offers native protected trees to New Zealand, dotted around the property offering you the opportunity to embrace nature.  Native birds to New Zealand often visit the park, the famous Tui bird is often spotted along with our friendly fantails, darting in front of you looking for the bugs you stir up while walking. 

Accommodation: Ranges from unpowered tent sites, powered sites, standard family cabins, standard log cabins, ensuite standard cabins, ensuite log cabins, kitchen cabins and self contained units for up to 10 people.

Park Amenities: Heated swimming pool (7:30 AM - 7:30 PM (winter), 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM (summer)), bike storage, bike cleaning station, TV room, barbecues, play area, kids mountainbike area, laundry, linen and towel hire, communal dining area/lounge area, showers/toilet's, dump station, recycling bins, tour desk at reception, Wifi, eftpos/visa/mastercard accepted and Fly Buys. 

Quick contact info:
Phone: (07) 346 3140
Email: info@rotoruathermal.co.nz

Please note: refunds will not be issued on stays cut short or due to changes in weather beyond our control. Please don’t be offended with this.  All nights booked are to be paid for on arrival.

Contact Us

Phone: 07 346 3140
Email: info@rotoruathermal.co.nz

Check In/Out

Check-in time: 2.00pm
Check-out time: 10.00am

Reception opening hours:

8.00am – 9.00pm Summer

8.30am – 7.00pm Winter (subject to change)

Any arrivals outside of this time can follow the late check-in procedure or call the outside of office hours number for assistance.


Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park
463 Old Taupo Road (South End) Rotorua
Directions to Park

Map of Park

To view map of park, please click here:… Map of Park