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Reconnecting New Zealanders to the World and Rotorua

YAAH the borders are open, time to reconnect with family, friends and of course this amazing place we call home. Why not take a trip to Rotorua THE adventure, cultural and most awesomeness place in NZ?  

We have some great suggestions for the perfect family getaway that includes a mix of adventure, reconnection with New Zealand’s incredible scenery along with laughter and so much more. Rotorua has so much to offer. Great café’s, restaurants and activities, along with nature products and incredible forests.  


Our suggestions. 


Good Eastern Taphouse (Good George) – Awesomeness in a bottle and in your Tummy! 

A favourite drinking and eating establishment for locals, walkers and mountain bikers. Located at the start of Tarawera Road and close to The Redwoods and lakes. The Good Eastern has a great atmosphere for both indoor and outdoor drinking/dining. The burgers are renowned along with Good George Beers and Ciders and children’s menu. A great first up option for reconnecting with family and friends for both lunch and dinner.  

Velocity Valley – Awesomeness in an Adventure Park! 

Looking for that adrenaline fix that the whole family can join in on? With speed, spins and jaw dropping action, Velocity Valley has 6 incredible activities to choose from including New Zealand’s only commercial Jet Sprint boat. Strap yourself in and hold on tight. Other awesome products for family entertainment include the Swoop, Bungy and Freefall.  


Rotorua Duck Tours – Awesomeness on the Lakes! 

This is a product that is just awesome for the whole family both young and old. The children love it because its big bright and yellow and splashes into the water while the adults love the fact that the Duck is a piece of WWII history. Keep your family engaged with two different tours to choose from including the Rotorua City & Lakes Tour (90mins), which is perfectly suited to younger families while the Tarawera & Lakes Eco Experience (120mins) is great for older family groups. Visit up to 4 lakes including the incredible Lake Tarawera at the base of Mt Tarawera. Both tours are fully guided by a hilarious and entertaining guide that also acts as a local historian. The Duck operates daily at regular intervals.  


Treewalk Nightlights and Redwoods Walks – Awesomeness in the Forrest! 

Another fantastic way to reconnect with nature is at the Redwoods Treewalk and Nightlights. The excitement builds the moment that you see the majestic Californian Redwoods trees and the swing bridges that connect them. The nightlights are amazingly spectacular with ferry lights, hanging lanterns and much more. A trip to the Redwoods is not complete though unless you take one of the many tracks that depart from the I-Site through the Redwoods. From a five-minute walk up to 8 hours right up to search and rescue, the choice is up to you. Walk amongst these incredible Redwoods and discover the many hidden gems. 


  • “Highly recommend this tour for families, Shaun was our guide, had so much fun, laughter music and learnt alot about Rotorua Lake District. If you are thinking of doing it - do it you will not regret it.”

    A quacking great tour!

  • “The entire experience of booking on iSite, boarding the tour, very friendly and child attentive tour operator Sean, my children ages 12 & 9 loved the entire 2 hours and so did my wife and me. Even the safety drill was conducted so well, the children and adults had a short stint at the wheel in the lakes, made them feel really special. The tour operators choice of music was excellent too. Not a moment was wasted on this lovely journey!”

    Family, Fun & Stunning Views of the Lakes of Roturua

  • “My sister and I took my two kids on a 90 minute tour which included going onto the Blue and Green Lakes. It was so much fun. We had a driver and tour guide that were a lot of laughs. The kids found it so entertaining and there were plenty of facts and info for adults too. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for something different to do.”

    Had an absolute blast

  • “We had an awesome time on our duck boat tour today - with a very entertaining tour guide (Shelly) who kept us laughing... the rain didn't stop us from enjoying ourselves either! Definitely recommend it! Thanks guys :)”

    Duck Boat tour

  • “What a great day we had. Our tour guide Marcus was very knowledgeable on the history of Rotorua. Had a great sense of humour with plenty of laughs, from start to finish, especially with our complimentary duck whistle. If your ever in Rotorua this is definitely a must do tour.”

    lots of laughs

  • “The Duck Tour is a very great opportunity to discover beautiful Rotorua and its surroundings. On a really funny tour we learned a lot and saw amazing landscape and lakes. Very unique because of this really cool vehicle, where else can you drive a duck on your own?! I would highly recommend the Duck to everybody who wants to have a special experience in Rotorua!”

    Rotorua from another nice perspective


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