Filming in Rotorua

Filming in Rotorua

Rotorua provides some spectacular scenery for filming in Rotorua. Many public areas of Rotorua can be filmed in by prior arrangement. If you are interested in filming in Rotorua please complete the form at the end of this page giving as much information as possible. We will contact you to discuss how we can help.

Filming in the Redwoods

If you are interested in filming in the Redwoods (Tokorangi & Whakarewarewa Forests) visit the Redwoods website to register your enquiry or to find out more about the types of permit and concessions available. 


Drone use

Provided you follow the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) operating rules, Rotorua Lakes Council permits people to fly drones in a shielded operation over many their parks and reserves  however the drones must stay below tree or building heights.  

It is prohibited to fly drones in specified parks located close to registered aerodromes without permission. These include Kuirau Park, the Rotorua Lakefront Reserve, Village Green and Sulphur Point and Hannah’s Bay Reserve.

For more information on using a drone in Rotorua please refer to the Rotorua Lakes Council brochure on Operating a Drone in Rotorua

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Filming in Rotorua