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Spring is in the air and Rotorua is coming to life with the much welcomed warmer weather. If the family is looking to getaway Rotorua offers the best family friendly activities that will ensure everyone will have a great trip.
Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland
Discover the natural thermal wonders of the Rotorua with a visit to this incredible thermal reserve. Wai-O-Tapu is home to the famous Lady Knox geyser that erupts at 10.15am daily, the iconic Champagne Pool, as well as bubbling mud, expansive vistas, and huge volcanic craters.
Well worth the trip, Wai-O-Tapu is located a short drive south of Rotorua, make sure you allow 2½ hours to enjoy the full thermal wonderland experience.
Rotorua Canopy Tours
If the family is feeling a bit more adventurous take a trip you will never forget with the number 1 rated activity in the north island. Rotorua Canopy tours is a 3 hour wilderness experience on the outskirts of Rotorua and New Zealand's only native forest zipline canopy tour. Be amazed by the conservation story, and the threats to native New Zealand wildlife, while you complete a series of bridges, ziplines, treetop platforms and trails.
Re-connect with nature while pushing your limits on a journey of learning and discovery. In your group of no more than 10 people, with two guides, you will weave your way through the magical New Zealand ecosystem.
The Rotorua Museum and Government Gardens
This is a great destination to head with the family all times of the year especially during spring. Rotorua District Council takes great pride in their backyard with wonderful spring gardens which produce plenty of Daffodils and around 40,000 tulips each year!
After a stroll through the vibrant gardens discover Rotorua’s rich culture, volatile landscape and dramatic history in the world-class Rotorua museum. The museum can be explored from basement to rooftop, with fantastic views of the city and lake. Stunning exhibitions, changing art galleries, cinema experiences and informative guided tours bring to life the amazing stories of this unique region.
Rotorua Family Friendly Accommodation
Rotorua’s Golden Glow Motel offers perfect family accommodation located centrally, only minutes from the city centre and close to many Rotorua family activities and attractions. The newly refurbished motel provides free parking, in room private spa pools and free WiFi. To find out about more local information, the best places to eat, cultural attractions and many other family activities visit the Golden Glow Motel website: goldenglowmotelrotorua.co.nz.