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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3D Trick Art Gallery

Family Fun, Central

Immerse yourself into the picture and enjoy the magical journey.

Diversion Maze Park

Family Fun, East

Relax in the courtyard with a barista coffee or a refreshment from our selection made by New Zealand companies.

Fancy Meow Cat Café

Family Fun, Central

Fancy Meow Cat Café is New Zealand's only cat café with pure-bred cats and kittens.

Manupirua Hot Pools with Katoa Lake Rotorua

Family Fun, Central

Enjoy a scenic cruise through the Ohau Channel onto Lake Rotoiti with Katoa Lake Rotorua, and disembark to enjoy a relaxing soak in the rejuvenating waters of the Manupirua Hot Springs.

Paddle Board Rotorua

Family Fun, Central

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

Agrodome

Family Fun, North

The world-renowned Agrodome is re-opening soon!

Adventure Playground Rotorua - 1-hour 4x4 Self Drive

Family Fun, Central

Adventure Playground is the place to be when visiting Rotorua. Try our new 1-hour 4x4 self drive CanAm Experience, before perhaps some horse trekking, our cultural 4wd buggy tours or claybird shooting. The choice is yours!

Agrojet - Velocity Valley

Family Fun, North

Experience the thrills and adrenaline rush through a high octane jet boat sprint course with Agrojet.

aMAZEme

Family Fun, North

aMAZEme is a 1.4km maze constructed from immaculately pruned, head-high escallonia hedge. Lose yourself (or the kids) in the endless spirals.

Boyes Beach & Park

Family Fun, East

Boyes Beach is one of the largest beaches on Lake Ōkareka and a great attraction during the warmer months, and popular for swimming, fishing and picnicking.

Buried Village of Te Wairoa

Family Fun, East

New Zealand’s most-visited archaeological site where stories of the 1886 Mt Tarawera eruption come to life.

Cruise and Fish Rotorua

Family Fun, Central

Cruise and Fish Rotorua offers boat charters and fly fishing from Rotorua. The cruise and fish charter option is on Lake Tarawera or fly fish other lakes, rivers and streams around the region. Check out the options for a great time to remember while in Rotorua.