The seething power of inner earth comes to the surface in Rotorua. Explore the geothermal areas and discover the unique culture of New Zealand's Maori people. With a wide range of fun family activities, Rorotua is the perfect holiday destination for the entire family. Many adventures in Rotorua are suitable for children, so there's no need to leave the kids at home. Bring the kids and grandparents and enjoy some fabulous family activities and entertainment.
Select Rotorua Family Fun and Activities from the list below.
Experience the thrill of racing on our indoor track in one of our purpose built DRIFTING go-karts. With our special track surface and high horse power 400c motors you can feel the drifting sensation as you slide around the track. Come and see us and give it a go. It's not easy... if it was it wouldn't be fun.
An adventure and playing field in the heart of the forest. A test against gravity, balance and agility. A fun and exciting entertainment option for the whole family or as part of a group. Each park has several levels of difficulty allowing for a different experience of pleasures, emotions and challenges.
From Agrodome to Zorb, and everything in between. The best sheep show in the Southern Hemisphere. All the sheep breeds, shearing and sheepdog demonstrations. Guided tours of Agrodome farm. Woollenmill, carding and spinning. Authentic shearing shed/museum. Fast, crazy and major fun, with 130 kilometres an hour jetboats, 45 metre Bungy/Swoop. Freefall Xtreme, Shweeb, Zorb. Great conference and teambuilding venue.
Agroventures Adventure Park is NZ's ultimate adventure playground. What makes us unique? Agroventures is home to the worlds ONLY Shweeb, the fastest and only jet sprint experience in NZ. Swoop - Swing from 40m towards the earth at 130kmph, Rotorua Bungy - a 43m leap of faith and last but not least the Southern Hemispheres' only outdoor wind tunnel.
Opened January 2010 at 1335 Paradise Valley Road. Amazeme is a fabulous new attraction to Rotorua. 1.4 kilometres of winding hedge lined pathways take you to the centre of the maze. You are bound to get lost and are guaranteed to have loads of fun finding your way.
Experience New Zealand’s most visited Archaeological Site where stories of the 1886 Tarawera Eruption come to life! Encounter the world-class Museum of Te Wairoa which exhibits excavated objects from the ruins; explore the site which once housed the people of Te Wairoa; hear unique stories from the tour guides and take the Waterfall Trail which showcases the stunning Wairere Falls.
Fiik Action Adventures welcome you on a day of adventure. Options include 9 hole short golf, mountain biking in Rotorua's scenic Redwood Forest, archery and rifle shooting, and New Zealand's only electric skateboard track. Corporate and business events are also catered for in our dedicated function space that caters up to 100 persons.
Visit New Zealand's best Hot Water Beach and a secluded, natural bush hot pool. Our fully enclosed launch takes you on a guided eco-tour across Lake Tarawera to discover the lake's amazing geothermal and rich Maori history. We'll make sure you have time to relax in the beautiful, natural geothermal pool surrounded by native New Zealand forest.
Rotorua's most experienced raft and sledge guide crew assist you to descend the outstanding waterways surrounding Rotorua, in style with their world-class rafting and sledging abilities and fun-loving personalities, coupled with the best gear, making it an experience you will never forget. Steep, bush clay canyons and over 13 awesome drops, including the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world.
A sacred place – a spiritual place. An evening with Mitai will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture. Enjoy a traditional hangi meal. See warriors in traditional dress paddling a waka (ancient war canoe). Home of the sacred Rainbow Spring and glow worms. Five minutes from the CBD. Nau Mai Haere Mai.
10 acre Rail Heritage and Railway Theme Park in Ngongotaha, 5kms north of Rotorua. Miniature Railway rides with steam and diesel locomotives. Bouncy loco's, museum displays, operational model railway displays, and a hobby supply shop called Platform Three, all of which are enjoyed by young and old alike. We also offer to host birthday parties and other special event functions.
Established in 1992, we provide the best self-drive off road vehicle experiences of their type in New Zealand including 4WD Bush Safaris and Monster 4X4 Thrill Rides. The newest adventure is the opportunity to race one of our 390cc 4-stroke karts on New Zealand's newest and longest 1.2km outdoor circuit. Open everyday except Christmas day, wet or fine.
Discover Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park. Also known as the Hidden Valley, Orakei Korako is a unique visitor attraction—not to be missed. It's a geothermal wonderland, one of nature's true gifts. Come and explore a world of gushing geysers, hot springs, bubbling mud pools and some of the most amazing silica terraces in the world.
Beautifully maintained wildlife park where you can experience the best of native New Zealand. Interact with New Zealand's wildlife, native birds, trout and farm animals. Freshwater spring and Treetops Walk. Lion feeding 2:30 pm every day. Privately owned family business, set amongst stunning native New Zealand bush. Wander along the accessible walkways at your own pace, feeding the wildlife.
Playtopia is Rotorua's largest indoor adventure playground. Specializing in play for children aged 1-12 years our facilities are packed with inflatables, slides, bikes and more. Our popular services also include: Birthdays, Drop-Off Service, Events, After School and Holiday Programmes. Our facilities and Cafe are your one stop shop for families all year round.
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