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

Family Fun, Central

Your place for fun, no matter the weather!

$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!

$20 NZD
Hell's Gate Geothermal Park & Mud Spa

Family Fun, Central

Hell’s Gate is Rotorua’s most active geothermal reserve and New Zealand’s only mud spa complex. Enjoy this thermal wonderland with an interactive guided or self-guided tour before indulging in the geothermal mud and sulphur waters, experiencing the healing properties local Māori have been using for centuries. It’s a Rotorua experience you’ll never forget.

$39 NZD
Raftabout Whitewater Rafting & Sledging

Family Fun, Central

If you're looking for an awesome day out whitewater rafting, then look no further than Raftabout, a family-owned company that aims to excel.

$60 NZD
Rotorua Paddle Tours

Family Fun, Central

Stand-up paddle (SUP) board tours and lessons on Lake Rotorua and surrounding waterways.

Fish & Game Eastern Region

Family Fun, Central

Fish & Game Eastern Region manages the trout fishery of the region including the world-famous Rotorua lakes.

The National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa

Family Fun, Central

The whole family will love the Kiwi Hatchery! It’s the only purpose-built kiwi conservation centre in the world that’s open to the public, and is New Zealand’s only open-to-view kiwi hatchery and rearing facility.

$376 NZD
HeliBike Rotorua

Family Fun, Central

Helicopter travel with adventure activities in New Zealand bush.

$13 NZD
Mini Golf Rotorua

Family Fun, Central

Challenge yourself to a game of mini golf at one of the most picturesque mini golf courses in the country.

$74 NZD
Mokoia Island with Katoa Lake Rotorua

Family Fun, Central

Enjoy an exhilarating jet boat ride across the beautiful Lake Rotorua with Katoa and explore Mokoia Island, considered sacred by local Maori, and learn about one of New Zealand’s most famous love stories. ​ 

Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri

Family Fun, Central

Come relax with your favorite book or learn something new. There's something for everyone at the local Rotorua Library.

$119 NZD
Action Bug - Rangitāiki with Riverbug.NZ

Family Fun, South

Try something truly new! This Action Bug tour mixes a Riverbug with generous portions of whitewater in a breathtaking gorge on the Rangitāiki River between Rotorua and Whakatāne. This is an unforgettable experience that's unique to the Bay of Plenty.