Loads of family-friendly places to stay in Rotorua

Rotorua is the perfect family destination. Not only are there loads of things to see and do, but the same can be said for our accommodation options, too.


Ranging from TOP 10 holiday parks to 5-star luxury lodges and everything in between, there’s something for every budget and taste. 

We welcome you to book directly with these preferred accommodation providers. Alternatively, you're welcome to seek advice and book your Rotorua accommodation through our friendly travel experts at either of our Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Information Centres who provide a 100% money back guarantee if your accommodation is not as they promise.



Tasman Holiday Parks - Rotorua 

Formerly the Rotorua TOP 10 Holiday Park, Tasman Holiday Parks is operating under new ownership at the same awesome location just 1km from the city centre, giving you easy access to our local shops, cafés, restaurants and tourist attractions.
At the end of your day, come “home” to enjoy Tasman’s picturesque setting, friendly service, and clean, modern accommodation to suit all needs and budgets, from motel rooms and traditional cabins to camping sites.

All Seasons Holiday Park

Awarded New Zealand’s Spirit of Hospitality award at the national Holiday Parks awards, the Qualmarked 4-star All Seasons Holiday Park (pictured above) is firm family favourite and just eight minutes from town.

Sleep: choose from fully self-contained motel units; family units that sleep up to six; studios with kitchen and bathroom; cabins; campsites; even fenced sites for dogs


Enjoy: enclosed, heated pool and spa; playground; BBQs; large park-like grounds

Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park 

Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park (pictured above) is located across from one of our favourite lakes, the beautiful Tikitapu (aka Blue Lake), and surrounded by native bush. It’s about a 10-minute drive from town.
Sleep: motel and self-contained units that sleep up to eight; cabins; campsites; even a two-room tent with bar-sized fridge, jug, toaster, kitchen equipment and linens for four people
Enjoy: besides the crystal-clear lake for swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing and more, the park offers a hot tub; playground and bouncy pillow; “fun bikes” and kayaks to hire; boat parking




Aura Accommodation

Located down a quiet street, you’d never guess Aura Accommodation (pictured above) is just two blocks from the city centre, literally 280 metres from Eat Streat, even closer to the Rotorua Lakefront, and 300 metres from Government Gardens, surrounding you with options for dining, shopping and playing.
Sleep: options include a two-bedroom apartment the sleeps six; family studio for five; one-bedroom, two-bedroom and studio units
Enjoy: heated pool; mineral hot pool; trampoline and lawn games; BBQ area; free Wi-Fi; even a recycling centre so you can feel great about looking after Papatūānuku

Sport of Kings Motel

Sport of Kings Motel is ranked #8 of 89 Rotorua hotels and Travellers’ Choice 2021. Being Kiwi-owned, you can count on great hospitality and knowledgable advice from your hosts.
Sleep: two-bedroom family apartments sleep six; one-bedroom spa apartment with your own private indoor spa pool; studio units sleep three
Enjoy: heated pool and private spas; playground; BBQs; purpose-built bike wash and secure storage for bikes and sports gear

Ripple Rotorua

If you prefer to be where lots of the action is, choose Ripple Rotorua. Formerly the Best Western Braeside Resort, the owners of family-faves and award-winning Aura Accommodation recently purchased the Best Western. Situated in a tranquil bush and stream setting, Ripple is located at the epicentre of some of Rotorua’s premier attractions including Skyline Rotorua, Volcanic Hills Winery & Tasting Room, The National Kiwi Hatchery, Mitai Māori Village, Rotorua Canopy Tours, and Rotorua Mini Golf with live, free-ranging bunnies on the course.

Sleep: options range from studios to one-, two- and three-bedroom units, as well as the choice of a private spa
Enjoy: heated outdoor swimming pool, spa area, minigolf, a playground for children, games room and its very own trout stream. Be sure to check out the onsite restaurant, The Brook Bar & Bistro.




Ramada Resort by Wyndham Rotorua Marama

If you’re after a quiet, out-of-the-way kind of place, check out Ramada Resort by Wyndham Rotorua Marama (pictured above and at top). Nestled alongside Lake Rotorua and just minutes from Lake Rotoiti and popular Okere Falls, Ramada offers a resort-like atmosphere centred on the Ohau Channel.
Sleep: two-bedroom townhouse sleeps up to four; two-storey, three-bedroom lodge and three-bedroom chalet sleep up to six
Enjoy: pool and spa; tennis court; gym; BBQs; kayak hire; fly fishing; private boat dock

JetPark Hotel Rotorua

Four-legged families members are important, too! While All Seasons Holiday Park has fenced camping sites for pooches, JetPark’s Pampered Pet Package offers pet-friendly hotel rooms reserved for travelling pups, complete with pet bed and blanket, dog bowls, a treat and toy.
Sleep: standard and superior rooms sleep two to four; family suites sleep up to four; and fully self-contained apartment for two
Enjoy: swimming pool and spa; access to Anytime Fitness a five-minute drive away; kids’ play area; bike wash and storage; even an outdoor pet wash station. Read about more pet-friendly places here if you’re bringing your best furry friend to Rotorua.

Regent of Rotorua

Escape to a luxury boutique four-star-plus hotel offering stylish accommodation with a touch of glamour. Designed with the modern traveller in mind, Regent of Rotorua wows guests with its eclectic mix of stylish spaces that are refreshingly original and mark the epitome of chic inner-city accommodation.


Sleep: the two-bedroom Family Suite suits a family of four and offers a lounge area with 32” TV and an outdoor seating area
Enjoy: the heated outdoor swimming pool, restorative mineral pool, and being within walking distance to Eat Streat dining precinct




Waterfront Escape

If you’ve managed to wrangle a group of 14 to enjoy a holiday together, Waterfront Escape on Lake Ōkareka is an ultimate location. With five bedrooms, large open-plan living area, full kitchen, and lounge and dining room opening out onto a deck with 180-degree lake views, you’ll be tempted to spend your entire holiday onsite. There’s even another separate unit on the property that can be booked out as well, if you have a couple last-minute tagalongs.
Sleep: the holiday home comfortably sleeps 12 guests but also has two trundler beds to sleep up to 14
Enjoy: large deck with BBQ, a private lawn-to-lake aspect, kayaks, private jetty, boat mooring, dinghy with lifejackets, internal access garage

The Lake’s Edge Rotoiti

Imagine waking up and enjoying your morning coffee in the fresh air on the deck or down at the lake, with the sounds of your children playing and native birdsong filling the air. If you can picture it and you’re looking for somewhere sunny and private with lawn-to-lake aspect, The Lake’s Edge on Lake Rotoiti is just the spot.
Sleep: the three-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage sleeps up to six
Enjoy: private jetty, kayaks, ski biscuit, wakeboard, and life jackets, BBQ and smoker on the deck



Treetops Lodge & Estate

In our list of luxury accommodation options, it’s hard to beat Treetops Lodge & Estate (pictured above) for a fantastic family holiday. Nestled in 2,500 acres of 800-year-old native forest, this award-winning lodge is a nature lover’s sanctuary.
Sleep: the Luxury Villa accommodates a family of four
Enjoy: fly fishing; kayaking; horse riding; archery; glow worm caves; rivers, lakes and waterfalls; 56km of hiking trails; spa and outdoor hot tubs; helicopter adventures; daily natural heritage and native wilderness-inspired signature experiences

On the Point Lake Rotorua

Families of up to five can be luxuriously accommodated at On the Point Lake Rotorua, a former private mansion overlooking Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island.
Sleep: the two-story, four-bedroom, three-bathroom Lake Villa is fully self-contained with separate living and dining, extensive balcony areas, and a spa bath in the bathroom overlooking the lake
Enjoy: kids love the animals onsite who love to be hand-fed, and parents enjoy the home-away-from-home vibe but with excellent service from the staff who go above and beyond

But wait, there’s so much more

This list is by no means exhaustive. There are many more top-quality accommodation options in Rotorua, all of which accept visitor bookings only; they do not accept any type of emergency housing clients or mixed-use bookings.
Alternatively, you're welcome to seek advice and book your Rotorua accommodation through our friendly travel experts at either of our Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Information Centres.

All accommodation providers included in this story and on our site accept visitor bookings only.

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