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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Fish & Game Eastern Region

Family Fun, Central

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

Kaitiaki Adventures - Crater Walks on Mount Tarawera

Family Fun, Central

Multi-award winning Kaitiaki Adventures is passionate about continually providing world-class adventure tourism experiences in Rotorua. They love to share Aotearoa’s stunning environment, history and unique Māori culture, all the while infusing your experience with the warm and caring manaakitanga (hospitality) Rotorua is renowned for.

Hell's Gate Geothermal Park & Mud Spa

Family Fun, East

Hell’s Gate is Rotorua’s most active geothermal reserve and New Zealand’s only mud spa complex.

Secret Spot Hot Tubs Rotorua

Family Fun, South

Secret Spot Hot Tubs Rotorua is the place you’ve been searching for to retreat from your busy life, and have fun with friends and family.

Rotorua Canopy Tours

Family Fun, Central

Soar through the trees and experience New Zealand’s ancient forest like never before – in two award-winning zipline adventures. Lose yourself on this engaging encounter with the natural world, exploring ancient native forest via ziplines, suspended swing bridges, treetop platforms and more on this unforgettable nature adventure.

Swoop - Velocity Valley

Family Fun, North

Experience the Swoop giant sky swing at Velocity Valley.  Feel the anticipation and adrenaline as it starts to surge through your veins as you are slowly raised 40m high into the air. Take that much needed deep breach before you release your own rip-cord to send you plummeting into a giant pendulim swing.

Te Puia

Family Fun, Central

Experience New Zealand's geothermal wonderland. Walk alongside a beautiful landscape of uncovered natural bush, mud pools and the majestic Pōhutu Geyser, the largest active geyser in the Southern Hemisphere.

Kaitiaki Adventures - Whitewater Rafting the Kaituna River

Family Fun, Central

Multi-award winning Kaitiaki Adventures is passionate about continually providing world-class adventure tourism experiences in Rotorua. They love to share Aotearoa’s stunning environment, history and unique Māori culture, all the while infusing your experience with the warm and caring manaakitanga (hospitality) Rotorua is renowned for.

Fancy Meow Cat Café

Family Fun, Central

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

Electric Bike Rotorua

Family Fun, Central

Explore Rotorua and experience the thrill of an electric bike.

Rotofobia Escape Adventure

Family Fun, Central

The door closes behind you. You're locked in. You have 60 minutes to get out... Tick tock... Tick tock..

3D Trick Art Gallery

Family Fun, Central

Immerse yourself into the picture and enjoy the magical journey.