A true representation of the Maori culture and home to several natural hot springs and bubbling mud pools, Rotorua is one of the most popular tourist destinations in New Zealand. It is located within the Pacific Rim of Fire and has a host of attractions for families.
Indulge in all that the city has to offer with rental cars and drive around to explore the following places of interest with your family.
OGO rides are the best adventure experience for tourists in New Zealand. People visiting OGO can enjoy fantastic views of Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island as they choose from the multiple ride options. The H2OGO Straight Track ride is the most popular as 2-3 people can roll down in one OGO, 250m from the hill top.
The Hobbiton Movie Set
This one is a great option for fans of Middle Earth! Rotorua is home to the actual Hobbiton set as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie series. The movie set is located less than 60 minutes away from Rotorua and offers guided tours across the venue. Families with more than 10 members can book a private tour and avail the services of a dedicated guide at a time most convenient to you.
Families that love adventure and are interested in getting their adrenaline pumping must visit Driftkartz, an indoor racing track. The place features a special race track with a slippery coating that makes it a tough challenge even for the most seasoned drivers. Racing cars with 400CC horsepower gets the fun going at every turn of the track. While the team at Driftkartz does not promise an easy race, they assure 100% excitement and thrill for all visitors.
Rotorua Paddle Tours
A trip to Rotorua can never be complete without experiencing the unique Stand Up Paddling (SUP) tours where you will feel like you are walking on water. Paddle tours using the stand-up paddle boards are best experienced around the beautiful lakes of Rotorua where there are multiple stunning waterways and eerie caves. Most trips last for about 90 minutes and demand no prior experience. Thus, every member of the family can enjoy this adventure while getting to see the beautiful sceneries surrounding the lakes.
Duck Tours of Rotorua
The Duck Tour is one of the best ways to explore the scintillating city through land and water. The whole family can book a “duck” in advance and enjoy 90 minutes of pure fun and learning about the various facets of Rotorua.
Rotorua is clearly the source of unlimited fun with family in New Zealand, making it a true magnet for travellers from across the world.