Booking family accommodation in Rotorua is a great idea for your next holiday. This beautiful city in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand is probably the nation’s best known tourist destination. Rotorua has a huge range of activities and attractions that are ideal for families, with lakes, geothermal areas, adventure activities, intriguing flora and fauna and plenty of water sports. It’s also a great place to learn about New Zealand’s Maori culture and there are several Maori tours you can take which are exciting educational experiences for the whole family.
The Tamaki Maori Village is an authentic Maori experience situated in an ancient forested area close to many options for family accommodation in Rotorua. You can observe ancient rituals and traditions, view Maori art and craft and be wowed by an awesome song and dance display. You will learn about marae protocol before entering and as you near the village you will learn about the Maori journey to New Zealand as well as many of their wonderful legends. This will be followed up by a powerful welcome to the village and a chance to explore before indulging in a delicious traditional hangi.
The thermal village of Whakarewarewa is another Maori tour situated near most of the family accommodation in Rotorua. The village is set amidst exciting geothermal activity including hot thermal springs, bubbling mud pools and geysers. During a tour of the village you will meet the friendly locals, learn about how the geothermal activity can be used in traditional cooking methods, visit the carved meeting house and learn about the history and legends of the Maori people.
The Mitai Maori Village is another great option for those staying in family accommodation in Rotorua who want to experience the Maori culture up close. An evening in the village will amaze and inspire you as you see warriors in traditional dress paddling an ancient Maori canoe down the stream. You will delight in the hangi meal which is cooked in the ground and you will learn about the history and art of the Maori as you enjoy a cultural performance.
Te Wairoa Buried Village is a Maori tour venue in Rotorua with a fascinating history connected to the Tarawera eruption and the destruction of the famous Pink and White Terraces. Visitors to the museum are left in awe as they learn the fascinating story of the village and view artefacts and remnants recovered after the catastrophe.
If you are looking for a family holiday that includes fun, adventure, culture and educational experiences, Rotorua is the perfect place.