Well that depends on where you want to go. Downtown Rotorua, about 4 miles from Rotorua Airport (ROT-Rotorua Regional), can be a little tricky to drive in. Make things easy for yourself by picking something small, fuel-efficient, and a breeze to handle. Keep in mind that Rotorua is a handy base from which to explore some of the rocky coastlines in Bay of Plenty Region. If your trip is more about tearing down the open road, then you may like something with a bit more comfort and room to move about. How about a full-size car or a standard SUV?