Family and Kids in Rotorua

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Rotorua? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Rotorua, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Rotorua.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Rotorua for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland

    Family and Kids

    Waiotapu really looks like a wonderland, with vividly colored pools, changing landscapes, volcanic craters, steaming geysers and bubbling mud pools. One of the most colorful attractions in New Zealand, the area is best known for the flamboyantly colored Artist's Palette pool and the very dramatic Champagne Pool. The area also has the Lady Knox Geyser, which erupts daily at 10:15 AM, reaching a ...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Hobbiton Movie Set


    A delight to any fan of Lord of the Rings, this little tour is a perfect way to live the fantasy in real life. Parts of the movie were shot in this little piece of Kiwi farmland and the set stands today as a treasured memoir – complete with hobbit holes, Party Tree, Green Dragon Hill, double arched bridges and the alluring gardens. Utterly enticing, the set is also a must-see for those no...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Skyline Rotorua


    Skyline Rotorua is a park offering unique and unforgettable experiences. A visitor can sit in a gondola high up in the sky and take in the spectacular views of the city, Lake Rotorua and the surroundings. Those looking for a rush can get their fix on the luge tracks or the zoom ziplines. Sky swing rides, mountain biking or a walk through the local flora are also immensely enjoyable. Lastly, the...Read more
  4. Amazing Rotorua attraction for kids
    Te Puia

    Family and Kids

    Home of the world famous Pohutu geyser, the Four Feathers geyser and Waikite geyser and many more the Te Puia has a lot more to explore. Like the geysers, bubbling mud pools abound in this region, with the mud sometimes as viscous as tar or thin like syrup. Visitors have the option to take a guided tour and listen to the fascinating stories and history of the region or simply start exploring, a...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Tamaki Maori Village

    Family and Kids

    A step into this village is akin to stepping back in time - when the Maoris dominated the region and flourished with the wildlife. With traditional performances, feasts and ceremonies celebrated by the entire village, this attraction is more than an experience you will remember for your entire life. Listen to the traditional Maori stories and songs, participate in their dance, watch the weapons...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Rotorua
    Waitomo Caves

    Family and Kids

    Watch as hundreds of little glowworms emit their bluish glow on the roof of these caves as your guide takes you through the fascinating history of the region. Resembling a night sky, these little creatures are not the only attraction here, as the stalactites and stalagmites here have their own spooky beauty. The adventurers can also go black water rafting, zip-lining or abseiling in the depths ...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park

    Wildlife Park, Bird Watching

    Visitors get to see the curious little Kiwis playing around at this park. Also of interest are the Tuatara - a creature from the times of the dinosaurs besides trouts, long finned eels, brookchar and native birds like the Moa, Banded Rail, Tui, etc. But the biggest attraction here might be the Big Splash - a ride that will get your adrenalin and brain cells running.
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Waimangu Volcanic Valley

    Observatory, Bird Watching

    A must see attraction when visiting Rotorua, the Waimangu Voclacanic Valley is said to be the youngest geothermal system. Many highly rated and internationally acclaimed geothermal features such as the Inferno Crater Lake and the rather appropriately named Frying Pan Lake dot the valley. There are various trails for you to explore, with a free guide to inform you about the particular structures...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Whakarewarewa Thermal Village

    Family and Kids

    Whakarewarewa is a living Maori village situated in a geothermal active zone. A visitor here can experience both - the geothermal wonders of New Zealand and an intimate look at the lives, culture and traditions of the Maoris. There are also Maori cultural performances and foods cooked in the traditional Hangi way.
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park

    Wildlife Park, Zoo

    Located just 10 minutes drive away from Rotorua, this park combines the experience of a petting farm and excitement of visiting a zoo. Stocked with native as well as exotic wildlife, you can get close and personal with wallabies, deer, pigs, sheep, etc. Watch Keas, New Zealand's parrots, as they hop around on the tree tops, or rainbow and brown trout swim in the Ngongotaha stream. And last but ...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Orakei Korako Thermal Park


    A geothermal park with the amazing Ruatapu cave, hot water geysers, bubbling mud pools, glistening silica terraces and steam snaking out of the hills. Once called 'The Hidden Valley', the vivid colors of the terraces, cyanobacteria and the dense fauna make a walk through the valley a truly unique experience.
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Ruatapu Cave

    Family and Kids

    One of New Zealand's many wonders, the Ruatapo Cave is one of only two caves in the world located in an active geothermal zone. It extends to over 40 ft., with a vertical drop of 23 ft. and ends in a shallow pool of sulphuric water, called 'The Pool of Mirror' for its reflective and clear water.
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Buried Village Of Tei Wairoa

    Family and Kids

    Tei Waiora, once settled by Europeans and Maoris was destroyed by the eruption of Mt Tarawera, taking with it the lives of over 120 people. It also obliterated the pink and white terraces – marble like terraces often called the 8th wonder of the world. The village was later excavated by the Smith family and visitors can view the ruins of houses, stores, hotels and even a flour mill. Also ...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city

    Family and Kids

    An amazing experience for people from all walks of life, The Agrodome gives you a glimpse of life on a typical Kiwi farm. An award winning show encompassing sheep shearing, cow milking and sheep dogs at the center is a must watch. Visitors get numerous opportunities to pet and feed the farm animals. They also get to visit the orchard where they can learn about organic fruit cultivation and tast...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Lake Rotorua

    Water Sport

    Spread over a distance of approximately 80km, the calm, shallow waters of Lake Rotorua, provide a perfect place for boating, kayaking and various water-sports. It is also rich in trout and considered an excellent spot for fishing. At the center of the lake is a rhyolite dome, called Mokoia Island.