Family-friendly Accommodation for your next Rotorua holiday

If you’re planning a family holiday to Rotorua to experience all the world-famous activities and attractions, you’ll want to book ahead to secure the best accommodation for your whānau! We’ve put together a list of the best family-friendly accommodation options in Rotorua to suit every budget – check it out below.

But first, make sure you book a day at Off Road NZ – it’s the perfect adventure activity for the whole family!

Campgrounds and Holiday Parks

At the top of our list for the best family-friendly accommodation in Rotorua is the great range of campgrounds and holiday parks that offer flexible options and plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained.

Tasman Holiday Parks is located just 1km from the city centre – perfectly located for those looking to explore Rotorua. There’s a great range of accommodation options, from self-contained motel units and cabins, to poolside studios and one-bedroom cabins with access to the communal facilities. For those looking for a bit of adventure, there is also powered and non-powered campsites suitable for tents, motorhomes and caravans. A great option in the warmer months! The kids will love the heated swimming pool (great for swimming in year-round) and, for the parents, there are two mineral hot pools perfect for soaking in after a long day of Rotorua adventures.

Located just 10-minutes drive from Rotorua City is the ever-popular Blue Lake Top 10 Holiday Park, which sits on the edge of the beautiful Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake). Aside from the myriad of water activities available just across the road at the lake, and the famous Redwoods Forest just down the road, the holiday park itself has plenty to keep the kids entertained, including a jumping pillow, playground and a basketball court. There’s a great selection of motel units, cabins and campsites surrounded by lush bush – the perfect place to get away for a family holiday!

Hotels and Motels

If you’re planning a trip filled with adventure Ripple Rotorua is perfectly situated near some of Rotorua’s most famous adventure activities (including Off Road NZ). Away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre, Ripple has everything you need: a heated pool, onsite restaurant, and plenty of entertainment for the kids. Boasting the largest rooms in Rotorua, large families will appreciate the spaces available – including fully-equipped three-bedroom apartments – great for groups.

Located between Lake Rotorua and Lake Rotoiti, Ramada Resort is a tranquil spot for families wanting a little more choice when it comes to family accommodation. There is so much to choose from: three-bedroom chalets and lodges, as well we one and two-bedroom townhouses – there’s something for everyone. Enjoy peaceful mornings on the lake’s edge while the kids take the kayaks out for a paddle…bliss!

A little bit of luxury

On the Point Lake Rotorua is a former private mansion overlooking Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island. This is a luxurious accommodation option for families of up to five looking for something a bit special. The two-story, four-bedroom Lake Villa has everything you need for the most relaxing and memorable stay – right down to the spa bath overlooking the lake!

Air BnBs

If you’re looking for a home away from home during your Rotorua holiday, maybe an AirBnB is the best option! There are hundreds of epic home-like accommodation options on AirBnB, just filter out by how many rooms you need, a location and date, your budget and any extras you need (e.g. cot, spa, etc.), and voila – you’ll have a bunch of options to choose from!

Feeling inspired? Book your Off Road NZ adventure and your Rotorua accommodation today!

May 1, 2024


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