Whether they’re fascinatingly informative or thrilling and scary, New Zealand’s theme and leisure parks offer conveniently concentrated fun

Farm parks, wildlife sanctuaries and underwater centres bring the natural wonders of New Zealand so close you can touch them. Feed, ride, watch and learn all about our farm animals and native wildlife.

Roller coasters, castles, water worlds and hair-raising rides offer hours of adrenalin-filled entertainment for the young and the young-at-heart. Adventure seekers will enjoy our downhill luges, car and motorbike races, jet boat sprints, and realistic simulator rides. Many of these experiences are found in Rotorua and are in close proximity to each other.

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New Zealanders love water, which explains our great selection of water parks, with water slides ranging from fast straight runs to twisting and turning corkscrews in complete darkness. An abundance of geothermally heated water means that many aquatic parks are open year-round.

Those looking for a more sedate pace can enjoy scenic rides in gondolas and small forestry trains, as well as relaxing walks and wildlife spotting in beautiful garden parks. The fun-filled farming experience offered at Rotorua's Agrodome has the best of both worlds - farm tours and sheep shows as well as jet boating and zorb rides.