Rotorua, Family Activities

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  • Agrodome - The Unique Farm Experience!

    Agrodome is a unique famously fun farm experience that the whole family will love.  Entertaining visitors from around the world for over 40 years, here you will find 350 acres of f... read more

  • RailCruising

    RailCruising is a new tourist activity that allows people just like you the ability to travel along railway lines in your own powered self-drive, 4-seat railway vehicle called the ... read more

  • aMAZEme - Rotorua

    A fantastic outing for the family - aMAZEme features a giant hedge maze plus other activities. Try to find the centre of the maze by following 1.4km of winding hedge-lined pathways... read more

  • Ages 3+

    Velocity Valley – Rotorua Adventure Park

    Experience up to six of NZ's most iconic adventure activities! Nowhere else in NZ is home to as much fun and family-friendly adventure as here! At Velocity Valley Rotorua Adventure... read more

  • Diversion Maze Park

    New owners at Diversion Maze Park bring you a new look and a whole lot of family fun!
    Get lost in our awesome maze, consisting of 1.7km of confusing track – it's more challenging then it looks so don't be fooled!
    Plus the kids love hanging with the animals at our petting zoo; we have a miniature horse, goat, 2 adorable kune kune pigs, 3 ducks and a flemish giant rabbit.
    Also onsite is a wonderful courtyard for relaxing, picnicking and playing lawn games.
    We offer healthier option refreshments all made by NZ companies – chips, cookies, iceblocks/ice creams, cold drinks and barista coffee/hot chocolate.
    We are open 10am-5pm 7 days a week.  Adult $15, child (5-13) $10, under 5 free, family pass (2 adults + 2 children) $40 (extra child $8).

     

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  • Rainbow Springs Nature Park

    See a live kiwi foraging for food, feed rainbow trout, walk through our many free flight aviaries and through native New Zealand bush or come face to face with a Tuatara – all at R... read more

  • Ages 5+

    Off Road NZ

    Off Road NZ provide the best off road vehicle experiences in NZ, including 4WD Bush Safaris and Monster 4X4 Thrill Rides. Their newest adventure is to race one of their 390cc 4-stroke karts on NZ’s newest and longest KartSport circuit. Minimum height for Monster 4X4 Thrill Ride - 1.2m and for Raceline Karting you have to be 1.4m and 14+ years.

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  • Grumpy's Transfers and Tours

    Grumpy's Transfers and Tours provide an efficient, friendly and cost-effective transport service in Rotorua.
    Discover the Grumpy's Experience and enjoy our Mini Tours which include transport and entry to attractions.  Join us on a guided tour to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and other geothermal wonders on our 'Hot as' tours.
    Get around easily within Rotorua with Grumpy's All Day or 48h pass.
    Grumpy's will get you where you need to be - with quotes to anywhere, from anywhere!
    Grumpy’s specialises in:
    •Rotorua transfers around the city
    •Fantastic value, ALL DAY PASSES
    •Rotorua transfers to all of the exciting attractions
    •Anywhere to anywhere transfers including Auckland airport & city
    •A daily Rotorua to Wai-O-Tapu Tour including the Lady Knox Geyser
    •Private sightseeing tour to anywhere in New Zealand
    •Grumpy’s has a sightseeing tour to suit almost everyone – ask them, they love to help.

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  • Tamaki Maori Village Experience

    Experience the warmth of our people during an evening of ceremonial rituals, powerful cultural performance, storytelling and hangi feasting!  Enter our living village, as it comes alive with the sights, sounds and activity of days gone by, including facial tattooing, weaving, carving and demonstrations on how our food was cooked and preserved many years ago. See, touch, take time and talk to our people as you wander through our village – you may even be invited to take part in stick games and warrior training!

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  • Fiik Action Adventures - Rotorua

    Rotorua's premier adventure park offers an array of activities for families. From Mountain Biking in the Redwood Forest, regarded as having the best mountain bike tracks in the world or trying your hand at a round of 9 hole short golf. Further activities include on-site include archery, rifle shooting, knife throwing, axe throwing, mechanical bull rides and New Zealand's first electric skateboard track.

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  • The Farmhouse

    The Farmhouse Rotorua is the largest horse trekking and riding holiday facility in New Zealand.
    Experience a magnificent working farm while horse trekking over rolling open spaces and through beautiful native forest.
    With a stable of over 80 horses, all ages and abilities are catered for. We provide helpful instructions for the less experienced rider, and helmets, boots and wet weather gear (if necessary) are provided.



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  • Volcanic Air

    Rotorua's Volcanic Air Tour Specialists. Volcanic Air is conveniently located at the Rotorua City Lakefront on the shores of Lake Rotorua. We offer you an extensive range of scenic helicopter flights and scenic float-plane air tours. Land on the active Volcano of White Island or Mt. Tarawera. View from above the dramatic and spectacular destination of Rotorua. The main theme of our scenic flight tours is to showcase the many crater lakes, volcanic and geothermal landscape of the region Rotorua and Bay of Plenty.

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Our favourite destinations…

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Auckland

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

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.

Christchurch

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.

Queenstown

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

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!

Northland

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.