Rotorua holidays with Kids
Rotorua is the perfect destination for a holiday with the kids. Children of all ages will love the bubbling mud, hot thermal pools and endless attractions on offer. Many of the family friendly activities are free and even the theme parks provide value for money. Kuirau Park in the centre of Rotorua is a great place to spend the day with an excellent playground and thermal pools. A well marked walk along sulphur flats will take you through a thermal area and past a stream with the smell of sulphur in the air. Rotorua has a good range of reserves for the family to run around and have fun in and if the family is up to a longer walk the Redwood forest on the outskirts of the city is well worth the effort. Rotorua has many attractions designed for family fun. The Buried Village provides a unique view of the city’s first village which was covered by the eruption of Mount Tarawera in 1886. Kids who love animals will have a ball at Rainbow Springs Nature Park discovering New Zealand wildlife including the elusive kiwi. The Agrodrome puts on an award winning sheep show and the kids get to interact with the animals or enjoy the rides on hand including the Zorb. If you visit Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park at the right time of the year you will get the chance to pat a lion cub.
Skyline at Ngongataha is home to a Gondola cableway and exciting luge run. The kids can tandem with an adult or ride their own luge. The best family thermal attraction for the family would be Waiotapu, it’s free, easy to walk and has the most colourful collection of geothermal activity in central Rotorua. The whole family will love attending a Maori cultural performance which includes song, dance and an authentic Hangi feast –cooked underground in the traditional way. The Polynesian Pools and Spa have a family pool area including a waterslide. The kids can play for hours while mum and dad soak in the hot thermal pool. The best local places to stay can be found surrounding the city centre. Some hotels even offer triple share rooms. Extra bedding in hotels can be arranged at an extra charge. local Apartments give you the choice to be self contained. There are a number of holiday specials which offer package deals for families including discounts for children and savings on Rotorua tours and entry to Rotorua attractions. Talk to our travel agents today to discuss your next Rotorua holiday with kids.