A man has been flown to Rotorua Hospital after his tractor rolled down a bank south of Rotorua.

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Ohakuri at 1.15pm to help a 20-year-old man who was the sole occupant of a tractor that left a rural road, and rolled down a bank.

The man managed to climb the bank and get help from a passing motorist. He was flown to Rotorua Hospital in a stable condition.