Families explore in Rotorua #RotoRocks

Families explore in Rotorua #RotoRocks

A Facebook page set up by local Rotorua Mum, Sonia Foote, invites members to post pictures of their painted rocks and the rocks they have found. 

Sonia told the Rotorua Daily Post: "Rotorua Rocks is all about spreading a little happiness, making memories and uplifting others." Rotorua Rocks is a great way to encourage families to get out and explore Rotorua's local parks, playgrounds and forest trails and it is proving to be a very popular activity for children. Take a look at the #RotoRocks Facebook page for more information on painting and hiding rocks and check out some of the more popular places to find and hide #RotoRocks below:

1 Mokopuna Track

The Mokopuna Track is a great walk for families with small kids. Beginning from the left of the Redwoods i-SITE & Visitor Centre carpark, it is suitable for pushchairs with native trees and low branches to hide and find rocks. The track runs underneath the popular Redwoods Treewalk.

2 Government Gardens

The Government Gardens has plenty of open spaces to run, hide and find rocks. Keep a look out around the beautifully planted gardens and historic buildings such as the Blue Baths, Te Runanga Tearooms and the Band Rotunda.

3 Kuirau Park

Kuirau Park has one of the most popular playgrounds in Rotorua, with play equipment for children of all ages. There are several tracks winding through the geothermal areas of the park with lots to excite young minds while they search.  

4 Hamurana Springs

15km north-east of Rotorua, is the Hamurana Springs. Another great walk, the round trip takes about half an hour. The scenic track meanders through a Redwood Grove, to the main spring, past the Dancing Sands Spring and alongside the Golf Course back to the carpark.

More great ideas for things to do for families in Rotorua.