The Perfect Family Getaway

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Winter Campaign Holiday Inn RotoruaPack your bags and bring the whole family

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay with the family in Rotorua, Holiday Inn Rotorua is a great choice. Finding a hotel that offers comfort and enough space for both adults and children can be difficult, and you also need to make sure the surrounding area offers plenty of things to see and do to keep everyone entertained. What’s more, at Holiday Inn Rotorua Kids Stay and Eat free.

family mountain biking in rotoruaHome for Mountain Biking

Holiday Inn Rotorua is located on the outskirts of Redwood Forest, home to a wealth of exotic native tree and plant species. Exploring the forest can be a great family bonding experience. We have a purpose built mountain biking cleaning and storage facilities to help keep you on top of everything. You can experience nature and investigate the area using the walking or mountain biking tracks, enjoying some quality time together in the fresh air. And that’s just the beginning.


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The Must-See Geothermal Village

The Holiday Inn Rotorua is in close proximity to the Whakarewarewa Geothermal Village, which presents an amazing educational experience. Visitors are welcomed into this traditional Maori village to learn about its history and culture, from its wooden carved houses to its thriving Arts and Crafts Institute. The village is built on an area of geothermic activity, so while you’re here you can take in the 500 natural hot springs and geysers for which it’s famous for. Did you know that the natural heat from the springs is also what keeps our swimming pool heated all year round?


playing-hotel-pool-toysFamily Holiday Adventure in New Zealand

We were delighted to be recently included in the article by Expedia, ‘Your Next Family Holiday Adventure in New Zealand’, for our dedication to making your next family holiday one to remember!

There are discount packages available for entry into some more of the local attractions and activities. OGO Rotorua ball rolling is a fun day out for the family (more details in Expedia’s article), as is exploring the area’s land and water on a Duck Tour in an amphibious bus. Rainbow Springs Nature Park is another essential excursion for both children and adults wanting to learn more about New Zealand’s rich natural history. This essential conservation project, set in beautiful forestry, offers you the chance to meet the nation’s most beloved species, the Kiwi. Rainbow Springs plays an important part in Kiwi conservation, having hatched over 1,500 at the park itself. It has a playground area and water ride for some more family fun!


hotel-checking-inHelpful Concierge and Reception team

Our friendly staff at the Holiday Inn Rotorua are happy to advise you further on any of these excursions and activities. The hotel’s Chapman’s Restaurant welcomes children and offers a kids’ menu, in addition to a buffet and a la carte food to suit all ages and tastes, including a variety of delicious traditional New Zealand dishes.

Holiday Inn Rotorua is a safe and relaxing environment for adults and children alike and is well placed to allow you to explore this beautiful part of the world to the fullest.

School Holiday Drawing Competition - It’s Time to Get Out the Crayons

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Kids love to draw and with all their spare time these school holidays you could put their skills to good use! We have partnered up with some the best Rotorua family attractions and have seven family escapes to giveaway.

How do you enter? Get the kids to draw one of the seven listed activities, then load a photo of it up on our site using the link below. It’s as easy as that! The drawings don’t have to Picasso standard either as the winners are drawn randomly from all the valid entries.  Kids (12 and under) can also enter more than one category so don’t be shy in giving them a good challenge.

The categories:

  • Amazeme
    A 1.4km hedge maze for kids to navigate through.
  • Rainbow springs
    A nature park where kids can get up close and personal with a range of animals.
  • Agrodome
    A unique farm experience for the whole family.
  • Duck tours
    New Zealand’s only vehicle that drives on both land and water.
  • Agroventures
    Five iconic adventure activities including a Bungy, a sky swing, a jet sprint experience, a wind tunnel and a human powered monorail racetrack.
  • OGO Rotorua
    A big inflatable ball that you can roll around in (otherwise known as a Zorb).
  • Mountain Bike Rotorua
    Biking through the famous Redwood Forrest


The Prize (seven to be won):

  • One night’s accommodation at Holiday Inn Rotorua for two adults and two children
  • Buffet breakfast for two adults and two children at Chapman’s Restaurant
  • A family pass for the attraction depicted in the drawing

Good luck!

The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, August 7, 2016. The winners will be announced on August 8, 2016, via email and on on our Facebook page. The competition is open to entrants 12 years old or younger. One entry per category per child.

Terms and conditions apply.

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