Family Getaway in Rotorua

Rotorua is a great destination for a family getaway. Read our article to find out why.

Rotorua is a great place for you and your family to have a memorable getaway everyone will enjoy. Here are just a few of the best activities in town that will allow you to spend some quality time with your loved ones in Rotorua.

Rotorua Duck Tours

Explore the stunning Rotorua landscape with Rotorua Duck Tours aboard their World War II Amphibious Landing Craft. Their informative Rotorua sightseeing tours are a great way to gain insight into the special environment that makes Rotorua a beautiful natural and unique location. Being an amphibious tour means you will see some of the city’s great highlights by road and then splashdown into some of the spectacular lakes that dot the Rotorua area. Family members of all ages will enjoy the historic sights, Maori culture, geothermal wonders, and the natural beauty of the picturesque Rotorua lakes district with Rotorua Duck Tours.

Rainbow Springs Nature Park

One of Rotorua’s longest operating, family-friendly attractions is Rainbow Springs Nature Park. The 22 acres of parkland are full with native flora, fauna, spring-fed trout pools and even the endangered Kiwi. Encounters are a big part of the experience at Rainbow Springs and depending on the day that could include exotic and native birds, eels, trout and the prehistoric Tuatara. Those wanting an adrenaline rush can experience the Big Splash water ride which takes visitors on a journey of evolution, finishing up with a huge drop through native forest for a final Big Splash!

Polynesian Spa

Relaxing in the family pools at Polynesian Spa is a great way to cool off after a busy day enjoying Rotorua’s many attractions. The main pool is a freshwater, chlorinated pool set at 33˚C. One end of the pool is a toddler’s play area and features a small waterslide. The other end is deep enough for older family members to have a splash about and burn off their energy. In addition to the main pool there are two hot mineral pools, one 37˚C and the other 40˚C. Both these pools are filled with alkaline mineral water which is known for leaving your skin smooth and soft. With your family’s safety in mind, the family pools are lifeguarded at all times.

Silver Fern

Silver Fern Accommodation and Spa is conveniently located in central Rotorua and is a great choice for your family during your stay in Rotorua. The Silver Fern has all the services and facilities important to families such as laundry facilities, an outdoor barbeque area and complimentary Wi-Fi, parking and SkyTV. The friendly, kiwi hosts are always happy to help make bookings or recommendations for these and any other Rotorua attractions, tours and restaurants.

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