Handpicked by a Rotorua Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Family Activities In Rotorua'.

Rotorua is an ideal destination for families to explore and enjoy a wide range of family friendly activities.  We've picked out our 'best family activities in Rotorua' to help you get the most out of your visit.

Paradise Valley Springs

Paradise Valley Springs is a beautifully presented Wildlife park that features a pride of African Lions.  The African Lions  can be seen all day in an enclosure that allows visitors to get very close to these wild animals. The afternoon feeding show is a good time to see the lions active, and to learn more about the pride. Wild animals including goats, deers, tahr and wallab...

Motion Entertainment

Fun for all ages with 10 attractions under one roof.  Create your own adventure in New Zealand's largest range of face-to-face fun in the country! Enjoy the epic adventure you’ve always dreamed of at Motion Entertainment!  The only question is, what are you in the mood for? Whether it's a great game of mini golf, a VR (virtual reality) adventure, trampolining, laser tag, ten-pi...

Skyline Rotorua

Skyline Rotorua is your ticket to an unforgettable holiday.  Begin your day with a tranquil Gondola ride up Mt Ngongotaha overlooking Lake Rotorua then wind your way down via the Luge.  If you prefer to descend by mountain bike, weave your way through one of the park trails. Get the adrenalin pumping even more on the Zoom Zipline and the Sky Swing.  Or, for a more relax...


Agrodome in Rotorua has been entertaining visitors for more than 40 years, with tours around its working farm and its fast-paced sheep show. Visitors can enjoy the hour-long show featuring different breeds of New Zealand sheep and the Agrodome's sheepdogs and a sheep shearing demonstration, or take a tour around the 350-acre farm that includes livestock and an organic fruit orchard. Children...

Zorb Rotorua

Superman dive into a giant inflatable ball and roll down Mt Ngongotaha with ZORB, where the fun will have you laughing uncontrollably.   Discover FOUR different ball rolling tracks - the world’s longest zig-zag Sidewinder Track, the smooth ‘n’ fast double Straight Track, MEGA Track - the longest, fastest and steepest track in all the land, and the Pipeline Track - which...


3D Trick Art Gallery

3D Trick Art is the only 3D Art Gallery in New Zealand and will blow your mind.  The immersive gallery features a range of images that at first glance look two dimensional but with some clever positioning (helped by markers on the floor) become 3D images that visitors can be part of. The 3D Trick Art Gallery allows you to try rock climbing, stand on a glacier or even ride a dolphin all wit...

Kuirau Park

Kuirau Park is a public park situated off Lake Road just 10 minutes walk from the Rotorua`s city centre. The park offers a chance to get up close to impressive steaming geothermal activity with well laid walking tracks.  The park includes a play area for children, an expansive garden area, ornamental lake, and geothermal heated foot pools. The paddling pool is a popular spot for familie...


Rotorua Canopy Tours

Rotorua Canopy Tours will take you on a thrilling experience through prehistoric native forest.  Explore the canopy as you fly across a network of ziplines, swing bridges, cliff-walks, tree top platforms and more. You'll be kept safe and entertained by 2 knowledgeable and experienced kiwi guides. They will bring the forest to life as you become part of our forest restoration story. Choo...

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