From New Zealand’s largest city to its geothermal heart, this five day itinerary covers some of our must-do spots. This family road trip will take you to a volcano, Hobbit holes and glowworm caves, and zipping through ancient trees.
Don’t miss experiencing Rotorua’s geothermal energy up close. The city’s unique location means that it’s perched on the Pacific Rim of Fire, making the city and the region a wonderland of geothermal energy. Bubbling mud pools, clouds of steam, shooting geysers and natural hot springs make this place otherworldly. Looking for things to do in Rotorua? Below, we’ve put together a list of what we think are Rotorua’s best thermal parks. Enjoy, then get exploring!
Family activities in Rotorua
Rotorua has been attracting families for decades. In fact most New Zealanders have fond childhood memories of visits to Rotorua at least once in their childhood. Many remember clearly feeding the trout at Rainbow Springs, riding the luge in the 1980"s when it had the "Big Dipper" or bathing in the hot pools at a motel along Fenton Street - the main hotel strip of Rotorua.