• What to pack

    For cool seas

    1. Warm and comfortable clothing – full-length trousers (jeans, hiking or lounging trousers), warm sweaters, and thermal wear
    2. Extra pair of thick socks, a wool hat, a warm scarf or rain- and windproof jacket
    3. Sturdy shoes with a low heel
    4. Sun protection – hat, sunglasses and sunscreen

    For warm season

    1. Basic rainproof jacket
    2. Light, airy clothing ­– blouses, t-shirts and jeans
    3. Comfortable shoes
    4. Sun protection – hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
    5. Beach wear – tank tops, shorts, swimwear, slipper
  • Our Hotels

  • Rainbow Springs

    Nestled amongst the native trees and beautiful forests of Rotorua, Rainbow Springs nature park is a fun-packed and educational experience for the whole family. Learn about New Zealand’s natural history and come closer than ever to the creatures who call this great land of ours home. Make sure you take a ride on the Big Splash, and don't forget to head to the crowd-pleasing free-flight Bird Show. Your day pass includes repeat entry for the day of purchase until closing and unlimited rides on the Big Splash.

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  • 3D Trick Art Gallery

    Experience standing on the edge of a glacier, stopping a train with your bare hands or even riding a dolphin. Well, at least get an awesome photo of it! With over 50 different trick art paintings, the 3D Art Gallery gives a new meaning to family portrait. Challenge your little adventurer's creative side and be in for some wacky photo memories.

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  • Motion Entertainment

    Motion Entertainment is the largest all-weather indoor entertainment centre of it's kind in New Zealand. Housing eight interactive activities, see your kids release their inner monkey at Chipmunks and Dialled Indoor Tramp Park, or give tenpin bowling and laser tag a go for some family-friendly competition.

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  • Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua

    Walk high across suspension bridges and capture the serenity and the beauty of the 115-year-old Redwood trees. The new night time experience lets you explore the forest under a shroud of darkness, illuminated by a rainbow of colour. This unique treewalk nature experience would sure enthrall your little ones and leave them feeling in awe of Mother Nature.

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  • Duck Tours Rotorua

    Explore Rotorua's lakes, landscapes and geothermal wonders by Duck. Effortlessly moving from land to water, the World War Two amphibious vehicles transport you around in style. See Mount Tarawera, Rotorua’s most sacred Lake Rotokakahi & Te Wairoa (The Buried Village) and the city iconic buildings like you've never seen them in an educational adventure from your 'Conducktor.'

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  • Ogo Rotorua

    Jump inside a big inflatable ball and get ready to roll! OGO Rotorua is the largest ball rolling park in the world that promises absolute fun for the whole family. Up to three people can ride at once, perfect for an unforgettable family bonding experience. Try this or split up and race each other down the hill for some friendly competition. What's more, enjoy some relaxing time in the hot tubs at the bottom of the hills after that quick adrenaline rush.

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  • Agrodome

    Craving for that unique farm experience with your little adventurers? Head over to Agrodome, a 350-acre working farm where families can learn about New Zealand animals and get up close to hand-feed them. Join the guided farm tour and sample delicious kiwifruit juice and honey from New Zealand while doing that. When you're done with the tour, check out the farmyard nursery- home to baby animals who are ready to be fed and have cuddles all year round.

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  • AmazeMe

    Get lost and have great fun with your little ones in 1.4km of winding hedge that lead you to the centre of the puzzle. AmazeMe is good old fashioned family fun that does not break the bank. Be prepared to keep your wits about you to progress further at some places along the path where there are dead ends. After completing the maze, bring your kids to the small animal petting experience, aviary and effectively designed playground too. If your family prefer to chill out and have some indoor bonding time, free games like giant jenga, battle ships, swing ball, checkers are also available.

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  • Mountain Bike Rotorua

    With more than 140km of mountain biking trail options for you to choose from, experience some of the world's best through a forest full of natural beauty. Whether its enjoying a leisure cycle on the beginner circuits (which includes a kid's loop), or feeling the wind in your face as you speed around the advanced tracks, this is an experience your whole family should not miss.

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  • Velocity Valley Adventure Park

    Welcome to the perfect family attraction for adrenaline seekers! Enjoy the fast paced action on the Agrojet jet sprint, soar through the air on the Swoop sky swing, freefall from 43m on the bungy or fly in the air like Superman on the Freefall Xtreme - New Zealand's only wind tunnel. If you can't choose just one, grab a family share pass and have the freedom to share up to any 10 rides between the whole family.

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  • Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village

    Experience traditional Maori culture and taste the unique flavours of the traditional Maori meal, a Hangi. Cooked over the bubbling geothermal waters and steam of Whakarewarewa valley, it produces a unique flavour which can't be found anywhere else in the world. After a satisfying meal, immerse your little ones in a cultural experience by enjoying a Kapa Haka cultural performance, guided tour of the village, and a hands-on flax weaving session.

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  • Rotorua Night Market

    Have a wander around the Rotorua night market and indulge in boutique-style shopping with arts, crafts and local produce - perfect if you're looking for something different for dinner. Let your little adventurer's tastebuds explore a range of different cuisines including, Croatian, Indian, French patisseries, handmade Italian pasta, and of course local Kai. Besides amazing food choices, be entertained by talented local musicians throughout the night too. The Night Market is on every Thursday evening from 5pm to 9pm. (Pro tip: Bring a jacket or another layer of clothing as temperatures can drop quickly!)

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  • Eat Streat

    With a covered walkway with retractable roofing, Eat Street is the focal point for dining in Rotorua all year round. Walk up the thermally-heated footpath and find your perfect dining destination. There will be no lack of food options at Eat Street as they offer an extensive range of international cuisines which includes Indian, Italian,Thai and of course local New Zealand cuisine.

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  • Artisan Café

    One of Rotorua's most popular brunch destinations, Artisan Café is known for serving delicious home-made food and organic coffee. Their seasonal menu cater something for everyone, from the classic eggs benedict, to sweet or savoury waffles. For something with a bit of a twist, their eggs mille-feuille would be right up your alley. Treat your little ones who have a sweet tooth to one of their inventive treats from the cabinet for that perfect after-meal snack.

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  • Lady Jane's Ice Cream Palour

    With over 50 flavours and combinations to choose from, your little ones will be spoiled for choice at Rotorua's iconic ice cream parlour. Enjoy the timeless classic hokey pokey flavour, or treat your taste buds to something a little different like the fig and honey or green tea flavours. A must try is the Danish waffle cone with your choice of toppings and sauces. Feel like having something warm? Lady Jane's also do a range of warm desserts for those cooler nights.

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  • Holiday Inn Rotorua

    Situated on the edge of the beautiful Whakarewarewa Forest, the hotel is a great base for both families and adventurers to explore. Rotorua has plenty to offer with many activities to entertain everyone, from exploring the Redwoods forest mountain bike trails, to relaxing in geothermal hot springs. Be sure to check out ‘The VIK” (Very Important Kids) programme where the hotel gives out free wristbands to kids, which lets them enjoy the best deals for activities around Rotorua.

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