Rotorua, Family Accommodation

  • Rydges Rotorua

    Situated in a park-like setting, Rydges Rotorua boasts panoramic views across the city to Lake Rotorua. Family-friendly Rydges has lots of facilities onsite, and is only a short wa... read more

  • Holiday Inn Rotorua

    Holiday Inn Rotorua is located on the edge of Redwood forest and overlooks Whakarewarewa Geothermal Reserve providing a perfect base for your family to explore Rotorua.  A year-rou... read more

  • Blossom Cottage

    Highly rated on TripAdvisor by families, Blossom Cottage is surrounded by rural Lake Rotorua landscape with views of Mokoia Island. The serviced self-catering accommodation is nest... read more

  • Distinction Rotorua Hotel

    Beautiful, centrally located 4 star hotel with garden setting and heated outdoor pool. Families can choose from deluxe rooms suitable for a smaller family or with interconnecting r... read more

  • Cedarwood Lakeside Motel

    Situated on the edge of Lake Rotorua with landscaped grounds in a quiet residential cul-de-sac means there is ample space for the kids to run around, ride their bikes or just kick ... read more

  • YHA Rotorua

    YHA Rotorua offers family accommodation right beside Kuirau Park, Rotorua’s free geothermal attraction, and only two minutes walk from shops, cafes, restaurants and beautiful Lake ... read more

  • Jet Park Hotel Rotorua

    Jet Park Hotel Rotorua is the sister property to the award winning Jet Park Airport Hotel and Conference Centre (located near Auckland Airport. Within walking distance of Rotorua's... read more

  • Fairy Springs Motel

    Situated in quiet relaxing park-like grounds are 8 very comfortable, clean and spacious ground floor self contained apartments. Childrens play area with swings, slide, trampoline and play houses. Guest BBQ & picnic area plus Free private hot pool. Ample parking for Boats, Trailers, self sufficient Campervans. Porta-Cot & Highchair. Fantastic location in the heart of Rotorua's Famous Tourist Attractions. Next door to Skyline Gondola, Restaurant, Luge & Zoom Zip Line, Rainbow Springs, MITAI Maori Cultural experience, mini golf. A few meters to Ogo & dirt bikes, 5 minute drive to AGRODOME Farming Show, AGROVENTERS extreme activities, & zorb.

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  • Cosy Cottage Thermal Holiday Park

    Cosy Cottage Thermal holiday park and campsite is the perfect place for families and right in the heart of Rotorua and is the only campsite in Rotorua to offer thermal heated camping sites, steam oven,  (which is the next best thing to a hangi), and our own little hot water beach!  We're peaceful with no traffic noise, yet just 15 minutes (1.5km) pleasant lakefront stroll into the centre of town.  We have geo-thermal hot pools right here - great for soaking, relaxing and soothing aches and pains!  Plus there's a swimming pool onsite and a kids' playground.  Plus we also have our own little hot water beach – better than the Coromandel as there is no tide – just turn up and start digging; kids love it!
    Your accommodation options include camping and powered/non-powered campervan sites, a lodge for large groups, and a variety of cabins through to two-bedroom units suitable for up to 7 guests.  Dogs are welcome by arrangement - conditions apply.

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  • Rotorua Retreats

    If you are looking for a relaxed and enjoyable home away from home, Rotorua Retreats offers fully furnished holiday homes in Rotorua. These homes are ideal for families and groups keen to enjoy a relaxing break in a private space with all the amenities available.

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  • Rotorua TOP 10 Holiday Park

    Rotorua TOP 10 Holiday Park is the only TOP 10 Holiday Park in the central city and the only Holiday Park in Rotorua within 1 kilometre of the central city and next door to the free Kuirau Geothermal Reserve.
    You can stay in our Park Motels with Park like surroundings. We also have cabins for those on a budget. If you want to experience the freedom of camping and re-discover those great childhood memories in a camper van/Caravan/RV or tent, we have many superb paved all weather powered sites.

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  • Best Western Braeside Resort

    This property will delight you; made up of 14 apartments from studio rooms to one- and two bedroom apartments set amongst park-like grounds. The impressive list of amenities include outdoor swimming pool, playground, trampoline, games room with table tennis, petanque, mini-golf, volleyball, badminton and indoor/outdoor spas (now that's what I call a helpful list for when travelling with kids!) In addition each room has a kitchen, Sky TV and free wireless internet. There is also an on-site restaurant, off-street parking and guest laundry available. Located only 4km from the city centre and directly opposite Skyline Skyrides and Rainbow Springs you’ll be able to make the most of walking conveniently to some of Rotorua's major attractions. Friendly service, comfortable accommodation and outstanding value, be sure to put this resort on your list of places to stay this holiday.

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  • Blenheim
  • Picton
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  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

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New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!


Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.


With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.


With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.


Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!


Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.