10 Free Family Activities in Rotorua

10 Free Family Activities in Rotorua


Kerosene Creek

free hot pools

Rotorua has a number of free hot springs for swimming and soaking. Check out the locals favourite, Kerosene Creek.


Rotorua Lakes

rotorua lakes

With 18 sparkling lakes, the family will be spoilt for choice when it comes to fun in, on and around the water.


government gardens

Gardens

The whole family will love the Government Gardens that surround the iconic Rotorua Bath House and Museum.


Kuirau Park

Discover Kuirau Park's hissing, bubbling and steaming geothermal activity right in the heart of the city. 


Okere falls track

free walks

A well-formed bushwalk with lookouts to watch the rafters sweep over the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world. 


The Redwoods

free hot pools

An idyllic place for a Rotorua walk or family stroll, bring the bikes to experience great riding with tracks to suit all the family.


Weekend Market

Locals and visitors flock to the Kuirau Park Saturday market for great buys and delicious treats.


primo playgrounds

Rotorua has playgrounds the kids will love. Check out Kuirau Park play area and the Volcanic Playground on the Rotorua Lakefront.


Rotorua Night Market

Every Thursday, savour ethnic cuisines and be entertained by local musicians at the Rotorua Night Market. Now with a new family zone. 


Lake Okareka Walkway

lake okareka boardwalk

Pushchair accessible, the Lake Okareka timber boardwalk meanders through wetlands, home to a range of aquatic birds.