What Rotorua NZ Can Offer You For Your Next Family Holiday

If you’re planning on taking a family holiday to Rotorua then you’ve made a great choice as Rotorua has lots to offer everyone of any age. In this article we will take a look at how Rotorua is a great destination for a family holiday.

Family Accommodation

If you’re looking for family accommodation in Rotorua then there’s plenty of choice. You can choose from Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, Motels, Camping, Lodges, Holiday Homes and Apartments.

Family Dining

There are plenty of bars and restaurants to suit all palates in Rotorua. Choose from Italian, Mexican or Indian and from fine dining to casual eateries. Here’s a list of some of the best restaurants in Rotorua.

Family Activities

  • Motorcycle Tour

If you’re after a thrilling experience then why not look at off road motorcycle tours in Rotorua. An amazing way to see Rotorua is through a motorbike road trip. You can select from a two-wheeler, three-wheeler and a quad bike and there are all kinds of different brands of motorcycles to choose from BMW motorcycles to Harley Davidsons. Just don’t forget your bike gloves and your motorbike helmet!

  • Waimangu Volcanic Valley

The world’s youngest geothermal system, Waimangu volcanic valley is a must see. This is the largest hot water spring in the world and there are many rare plants on show. You can opt for a self-guided walk or a boat tour and both are suitable for any age.

  • Agrodome Farm Experience

Take a visit to Agrodome, 350 acres of farmland where you can visit the baby animals, feed the animals as well as discover how wool from a sheep’s back ends up as a woolly jumper for you! There’s always plenty to see such as lamb feeding, dog demonstrations, live sheep shearing as cow milking.

  • Canopy Tour

When visiting Rotorua, the canopy tour is something that you wouldn’t want to miss. It takes approximately three hours and you will see some of the finest natural forests in the world.  Anyone of any age can enjoy this activity. For the more adventurous, there are zip lines and swing bridges as well as tree top platforms.

  • Rotorua’s Lakes

Rotorua boasts of sixteen lakes with fishing being the primary attraction. There are miles of beautiful walks so that you can enjoy New Zealand’s natural beauty. The number of lakes also provides an opportunity to take part in some waterparks. For those who want to venture further in the history, there are hot pools for you to admire.

  • Mt. Ngongotaha

Rotorua is famous for its undulating ground and vast lakes. Once you are at the top of the Mt. Ngongotaha in Rotorua, there are three different ways that you can take in the scenery that Rotorua has to offer – skyrides, luge and skylines. These are a thrilling way to experience the mountain. Once you have reached the bottom there are some amazing restaurants for you to dine in and soak up the atmosphere that Rotorua has to offer.

  • Hobbiton Film Set

For the family, you can take a tour around the film set of Lord of the Rings. What was once a sheep farm, is now a film set and you can also take a look at props used in the film as well the film set itself. Visit the homes of Frodo and Bilbo and don’t forget to stop for a drink at the Green Dragon.

  • Helicopter Tour

With such a vast area of natural beauty there is no better way to see Rotorua than from the skies. There are a number of excursions that you can take to see the lakes, the mountain and other scenic areas of Rotorua. An experience to thrill people of all ages, young and old.

  • Swimming

Rotorua offers many different types of swimming activities. The Blue Baths are a historic landmark that are naturally thermally heated to create a swimming pool. They are open from 10.00 am but be aware that no lifeguards are present and therefore children will need adult supervision at all times. There are tea rooms and a museum close by.

  • Mountain Biking

Five minutes away from central Rotorua there are forests which have over 40 km of suitable terrain for mountain biking. The volcanic surface helps to maintain the surface for all weathers. For the inexperienced or less adventurous, there is a flat two-hour ride that takes you through the forest and you can hire bikes locally. For the more adventurous you can venture off the beaten track and experience some of the astounding views the Rotorua has to offer.

  • Duck Tours

As mentioned previously, Rotorua is famous for its lakes and hot pools so it is worth visiting these areas in an amphibious vehicle. You will travel along water and land whilst seeing some of the sites mentioned above, as well as being able to get up close and personal to some of the most beautiful lakes in Rotorua. This tour is ideal for all of the family.

  • Fishing

The Lakes District in Rotorua attracts those that love to fish from all over. There are various different types of fishing experiences available, from family boating trips to expert fishing in the fourteen different lakes.

  • Zorbing

If you’re looking for a fun filed family day our then head to Zorb. Zorb is open every day from 9 am until 5pm and 7pm in the summer. There are two different track choices and both have wet and dry options.

  • Polynesian Spa

If you’re looking for a relaxing family holiday then head to a relaxing thermal spa. There are 26 thermal pools to choose from which span across four different bathing areas. After relaxing head to the café which is on site or head for some spa therapy.

We are sure that you’ll agree that Rotorua has plenty on offer for a family holiday. There’s lots to see and do and there’s no doubt that it will be a fun filed, action packed destination that you and our family will thoroughly enjoy.

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