Rotorua Night Market

Markets key icon.
Markets key icon.




Thursday5:00 – 9:00 pm.




1029 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua

07 348 4199

Every Thursday from 5 pm, the heart of Rotorua town centre comes alive with music, food, crafts, and plenty of people thanks to the weekly Night Market. It’s a festive atmosphere thanks to the lively comings and goings of locals and visitors, making the most of fitting in as many dumplings, doughnuts, burritos and burgers as possible in one easy place. A variety of ethnic cuisines (including Croatian, Indian, French patisseries, handmade Italian pasta and of course local kai) are all on offer here, and while you’re snacking you can pull up a chair to a shared table and be entertained by local musicians.

When you’ve filled up on food, it’s definitely worth perusing the art, craft and clothing stalls too — some of the best local makers come here to sell their wares, and there’s nothing quite like chatting with the person responsible for making your new mittens, beanie, soap or satchel.

Words by Rosie Morrison & Photography by Anna Briggs

Information not correct? Report an error


1029 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua

Nearby Places

The Fainting Goat

Customers dining in the sunny front courtyard of The Fainting Goat bar.
Place Rotorua
Restaurants key icon.

The Fainting Goat is a fun, funky and family-friendly gastropub located in the heart of Rotorua’s CBD, complete with pinball machine.

Poco Tapas and Wine

A table setting underneath a window looking out towards a sunny Rotorua street.
Place Rotorua
Restaurants key icon.

The entranceway to Poco Tapas & Wine (“Poco” meaning “a little” in Spanish) in Rotorua isn’t immediately evident from the street, but once...


A waitress holding a bowl of food.
Place Rotorua Editor's Pick
Restaurants key icon.

Bowls of hot sticky rice, thick udon noodles and hot miso broth sound like your kind of thing? Then you best get yourself down to Yamato.

Boasters Coffee Roasters

The busy cafe interior of Roasters in Rotorua.
Place Rotorua
Cafes key icon.

A coffee roastery, cafe and retail store all wrapped up into one, Boasters is a family-owned business getting Rotorua on a good buzz.

Similar Places

Te Pā Tū

Bowls of weaved bowls on a table at Te Pa Tu in Rotorua.
Place Rotorua
Markets key icon. Restaurants key icon.

Te Pā Tū is a celebration of Māori culture—history, traditions, aspirations, and, of course, kai (cuisine).

The Wall and Basement Cinema

Close up of two girls climbing on the bouldering wall.
Place Rotorua
Stay and explore key icon.

The music is loud, the staff are laid-back, and once you’re done climbing you can sit back and enjoy an indie film in a comfy theatre.

New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute

A woman weaving at a table.
Place Rotorua Editor's Pick
Stay and explore key icon. Galleries and museum key icon.

The artistic heart of Rotorua.