Rotorua, North Island

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Dark Ride Rotorua

The World's Most Exciting Interactive Game Ride!

Virtual Reality plus mad motion = the world’s best game ride, and  Dark Ride – voted the world’s best new ride at IAAPA – is the Ferrari of simulators!
Why choose Dark Ride?
•  You’ll experience the thrill of 400D (dynamic movements
per second).
•  Superior, state-of-the-art technology means no
motion sickness.
•  Dark Ride blends a competitive game into a motion ride.
•  Best of all …. It’s fun!
Six different experiences to suit all ages will have you fighting off zombie attacks, reptilian aliens or robotic cowboy outlaws with your own laser gun while the special effects create an immersive experience where you will genuinely believe what’s happening on screen is happening to you!  Dark Ride is a must-do experience!

Dark Ride

The world's first 7DI, an incredible multi-sensory interactive attraction for the whole family to enjoy!  

  • Realtime 3D stereoscopic graphics
  • Superior, state-of-the-art technology means no
    motion sickness.
  • Special effects for a multi-sensory experience
  • 360 surround sound environment
  • Winner-loser scoring system that allow riders to play against each other
  • Multiple interactive adventures
  • Curved screen for an immersive experience
  • World's fastest targeting system

To learn more about Dark Ride XD and what is 'NOW SHOWING' click here >>

XD Theatre

A 6D ride experience; come and enjoy the thrill!

  • Queenstown hosts NZ's first and the world's only 4x single seated movie ride simulator
  • Up to 400 mind blowing movements per second
  • Up to 2Gs of heart thumping acceleration
  • Superior, state-of-the-art technology means no
    motion sickness.
  • Realistically synchronised intense 6D motion ride experience that transcends time, space and imagination

To learn more about our XD theatre and what is 'NOW SHOWING' click here >>

What you need to know:
Open: 7 days – 10am till 10pm.
Age: suitable excitement for healthy people aged 5-75 years.
Height: riders must be a minimum of 102cm.
Safety: your safety is paramount
Duration: Movie rides range from 4 to nearly 7 minutes depending on the ride.

Combo 1: 1x Dark Ride and 1x XD Theatre $40
Combo 2: 2x Dark Ride $45

Bonus!! Buy any combo and take all the extra rides you like for $15 per person, per ride for five days.
Family Deal: when a family all book a combo, one rides FREE!  (family is minimum 4 persons) 

Note: Dark Ride is a walk-in attraction.  Bookings are not necessary, but due to the popular nature of this attraction there may be a wait of 10-15 minutes.

Birthday Parties and other celebrations

If you are thinking of hosting your next birthday party, group function or have another special occasion in mind, contact Mark on 027 552 2884 to discuss.  A minimum of 8 people is required and group discounts apply. 

Map of New Zealand
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  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

Auckland destination2


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.