Rotorua is a destination famous for its unique natural geothermal activity, Maori culture and family friendly activities that attracts millions of visitors every year. While there are an endless amount of activities to choose from, we have drilled down the best for a great family getaway in Rotorua these school holidays.
Rotorua Canopy Tours is arguably the best all ages activity in New Zealand, perfectly suited for families.
Rated the number one activity in Rotorua and the North Island on TripAdvisor, Rotorua Canopy Tours is a 3 hour eco-adventure that will take you through virgin New Zealand forest to experience nature like never before. The tour consists of 10 treetop platforms, 6 zipline flying foxes, and 2 swing bridges, creating the perfect mix of thrill and slow paced observation within the forest. Tours are daily, yet spaces are limited so to avoid disappointment it is highly recommended that you book in advanced. Visit the Rotorua Canopy Tours website to book now.
After a thrilling afternoon flying around the forest, wind down for the evening at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools.
This totally unique outdoor environment is the largest single source of pure boiling water in New Zealand. Named the ‘Living Waters’ the pure spring water cascades into the main pool and adjoining toddlers' beach area, as well as the sit and soak pool and the luxurious tranquil garden pool. If you would like a bit of peace and quiet you can also enjoy a soothing soak surrounded by native bush and geothermal activity in the private spa pools. The Waikite Valley Thermal Pools have spacious heated changing rooms, with high pressure hot showers that are family-friendly and also offer wheelchair access.
For more information on the ‘Living Waters’ of the Te Manaroa Spring visit the Waikite Valley Thermal Pools website.
Once you have worked up an appetite head down to Eat Streat Rotorua for dinner.
Located on the lake end of Tutanekai Street, Eat Streat has a range of great family restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. The recent $2 million renovation means that there’s not only great food but also great atmosphere under the new central covered work way. Form Italian, Indian and ice cream, Eat Streat has it all - for a full list of restaurants and information visit the Golden Glow Motel - Eat Streat Directory.
The Golden Glow Motel Rotorua offers affordable family accommodation located centrally in Rotorua, only minutes from the city centre and close to many convenient amenities. All the newly refurbished, self-contained motel rooms offer cooking facilities, self-fill private spa pools spacious living areas, and free internet. To find out more or to make a booking, contact the friendly hosts at the Golden Glow motel or visit their website.