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Family Fun

Rotorua is a place to create memories that you’ll be talking about for years to come

 

Travelling with your family is exciting and loads of fun – especially when the best attractions, cafés, restaurants and free things to do are all within easy access (think: less time for backseat feuds!).
 

Feed the animals and your love for adventure

Who doesn’t love to stop and snuggle actual live giant bunnies on a mini golf course? Or feed furry alpaca, sheep and other farm animals at Rotorua Heritage Farm, or visit the small-animal enclosure at aMAZEme (also a great place to lose the kids for a while!)?
 
If adventure is at the top of your list, roll downhill in a giant inflatable ZORB, race each other on Luges at Skyline Rotorua, and much more.
 

Get out into nature

Geothermal parks always leave the kids in awe over the steam, bubbling mud, erupting geysers and colourful lakes that look like they’re straight out of a Dr Seuss book. Several hot pools have family zones for a bit of fun. Whakarewarewa Forest (aka “The Redwoods”) as well 14 of our 18 lakes are free to visit year-round.
 

Rainy day activities

If the weather isn’t cooperating, Motion Entertainment has your back, offering ten-pin bowling, mini golf, trampoline park, laser tag, escape rooms, Chipmunks Playland, and electronic games galore.
 
The 3D Trick Art Gallery and a WWII amphibious duck vehicle tour are also on offer to keep everyone entertained.

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Hemo Gorge Trail - Te Ara Ahi

Family Fun, Central

Hemo Gorge Trail is two-way, Grade 2, shared trail that takes cyclists and walkers off SH5 for access to the Waipa Mountain Biking car park. It is part of the Te Ara Ahi cycleway that continues to Rainbow Mountain. The trail is 1.5km from the Te Puia carpark to the Waipa car park (actual trail length to Waipa trailhead: 1.5km).

$8 NZD
Hamurana Springs

Family Fun, Central

Discover the beauty of Hamurana Springs at your own pace or be guided by a descendant of the Ngāti Rangiwewehi people who first migrated to the area in the mid 1300’s. Enjoy the stunning natural elements and cultural stories that make this such a magical place.

$30 NZD
DriftKartz

Family Fun, Central

Race on our indoor gokart drift track and see if you have what it takes to control our out of control race karts!

$40 NZD
Hobbiton Movie Set

Family Fun, Central

For your own Middle-earth adventure, daily tours are available to visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy and The Hobbit films.

$30 NZD
Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park

Family Fun, Central

A superbly presented New Zealand trout, bird & wildlife park along with a pride of African lions. Set amongst peaceful and well maintained native New Zealand bush.

Pure Cruise NZ

Family Fun, Central

Sailing on Lake Rotoiti the most stunning and undiscovered lake in Rotorua. Enjoy sailing, hot pools, fine cuisine in pure comfort.

$115 NZD
New Zealand River Jet

Family Fun, Central

At NZ Riverjet we specialise in the extra ordinary Jet Boating experience. With tours ranging from 1 hour to 5.5 hours, we offer our clients the opportunity to experience a true, kiwi, iconic adventure. 

$90 NZD
Paddle Board Rotorua

Family Fun, Central

Paddle Board Rotorua are Rotorua's premium paddle boarding and kayak experience providers. Well known for their paddle board and kayak glow worm tours.

Lakeland Queen

Family Fun, Central

Enjoy our geothermal dining cruise with breakfast, lunch or coffee cruise options on board the Lakeland Queen. Delicious food including complimentary tea or coffee and spectacular views across Lake Rotorua including the geothermal features of Sulphur Bay.

Motion Entertainment - New Zealand's No.1 Entertainment Mall

Family Fun, Central

Your place for fun, no matter the weather!

$299 NZD
New Zealand Mountain Biking - Whirinaki Forest

Family Fun, Central

Come with us and ride through some of New Zealand's best ancient native forest on meandering mountain bike trails. This full day trip includes guide and transport, food, and bike hire. We can take it nice and easy close to the road, or we can go all out and fly deep into the heart of the Whirinaki!

$26 NZD
ROTOFOBIA ESCAPE ADVENTURE

Family Fun, Central

Unlock mysteries, crack codes, have fun and get your adrenalin pumping in our top-notch escape room adventure house in the centre of Rotorua! Are you game? The door closes behind you. You are locked in. You have 60 minutes to get out...tick tock...tick tock.. We`ll lock your team up in one of the rooms of our house and make sure you have an exciting time playing your way out!  Get ready for 60 minutes of excitement, mystery, tension, curiosity, team work, laughter and fun!!!