There are a number of ways to get to Rotorua from other major centres of New Zealand.
Rotorua is 234 km (3 hours drive) from Auckland and 460 km (6 hours drive) from Wellington.
Intercity runs regular bus connections between Rotorua and Auckland and Wellington.
Air New Zealand operates regular services to Rotorua from Auckland (flight time: 45 minutes), Wellington (flight time: 1 hour and 10 minutes), and Christchurch (1 hour and 45 minutes). There are many flights between these airports and Australia daily.