Weather & Webcams

Rotorua enjoys a mostly warm and mild climate, making it a great travel destination, any time of the year

The region has an annual average of 2,117 sunshine hours and an average annual rainfall of 1,500mm. Much of the rainfall happens throughout winter - with the month of August receiving the most. The driest month is January.

During summer, daily temperatures can range from 21° to 29°C (69 to 84°F), with the hottest months being January, February and March – great weather to explore the stunning lakes of the Rotorua region.

In Autumn, cool crisp mornings make way for clear skies. The temperature ranges between 15° and 26°C (59° and 78°F), meaning autumn is a great time to explore Rotorua's forests whether by foot or by bike.


Winter brings the coolest months of June, July and August when the temperature can range from 9° to 13°C (50° to 55°F). Although you might need an extra layer, it's easy to warm up in this geothermal wonderland. There are a range of thermal hot pools in Rotorua from private pools to natural hot springs.

Spring temperatures range between 13° and 21°C (55° and 69°F) and the longer daylight hours mean more time to explore the region. Shake off the winter blues and refresh and revive with the many spa and wellness options available in Rotorua.

City & Lake Rotorua from Skyline Rotorua

This beautiful view overlooks the top of the intermediate Luge track and Gondola at Skyline Rotorua, down Mt Ngongotahā towards Rotorua city and Lake Rotorua. You can even see part of Whakarewarewa Forest (aka "The Redwoods") and Mt Tarawera in the distance! Webcam sponsored by Skyline Rotorua.

Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens & Lake Rotorua

The Government Gardens and Rotorua Museum take prime real estate in this webcam. The Blue Baths (right) and the Te Runanga Tea House (bottom left) also are shown. Watch the lights come on in the evenings and enjoy the glorious sunrises and sunsets. Webcam sponsored by Rotorua Lakes Council.