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Family-Friendly Places to Stay in Rotorua

Rotorua is a wonderland for families, bubbling with adventurous activities, geothermal marvels, and enough to keep curious young explorers occupied for days. Whether your travel style leans towards more luxurious hotels or more budget-friendly accommodation, Rotorua has a variety of perfect family-friendly options that will keep the little ones entertained and allow the parents to kick back and relax. 

All Seasons Rotorua 

Imagine splashing down a waterslide with the little ones at the All Seasons Rotorua, then explore their 20 life-sized dinosaurs – that’s a Kiwi holiday like no other! With a heated pool, playground, and bike rentals for two-wheeled adventures, the kids will never get bored. All just 8 minutes from Rotorua’s town centre (and without the sulphur smells!).  

Rydges Rotorua 

For those seeking an exciting escape nestled amidst stunning scenery, close to the Redwoods Forest, Rydges Rotorua is an ideal base camp for all your Rotorua exploring. While the kids conquer the play zone, parents can unwind knowing their dinner is covered with the hotel’s “Kids Eat Free” policy it’s a win-win for everyone! 

Aura Accommodation Rotorua 

Velocity Valley Aura Accommodation Rotorua

Looking for a central location that puts you right in the heart of the action? Aura Rotorua is your answer. With a sparkling pool, a trampoline to keep little legs bouncing, and free scooter rentals to discover the area, boredom won’t stand a chance. End your day with scoops of ice cream at Eat Street to keep the kids happy, it’s just a short stroll away. 

Ripple Rotorua 

Cool off after a day of geothermal exploration with a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool at Ripple Rotorua. This ideally-located hotel offers spacious family rooms, perfect for everyone to have room to relax. The Waiowhiro Stream flows through the property, amidst towering trees and the birdsong of native tui. You’re across the road from Skyline Rotorua and just a 10-minute drive away from Velocity Valley for some supersized thrills and activities to suit all ages and adrenaline levels. 

Blue Lake Top 10 

Finding suitable accommodation for large families is easy too, with Blue Lake Top 10 holiday park, set in a peaceful lakeside location just out of town. This property offers campsites, motorhome parking, family cabins, and self-contained motel units to cater for your getaway. Communal cooking facilities, lounges and kids’ playgrounds are on offer, making it a fantastic launch pad for your Rotorua trip that won’t break the bank.  

Rotorua offers endless opportunities to create lasting memories with your tamariki. So, pack your bags, book your stay at one of these fantastic family-friendly accommodations, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure! 




  • “My son and I did the agrojet and swoop then my son did vertigo. We had so much fun, definitely 10 out of 10 for us. The staff were amazing, super friendly and great sense of humours. Thanks guys.”

    Juanita B
    February 2024

  • “This is definitely a MUST DO!! 💯 They have an awesome team that operate all the attractions in their park. We went to celebrate our friends birthday We all had a blast here and the amazing team of workers made it much more funnier. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone and will definitely go back again!”

    Jo P
    March 2024