Explore or Relax? You don’t need to choose just one…
There are so many great activities and things to do in Rotorua, it can be hard to choose. Don’t worry – we have done the work for you! Take your pick from our list of Rotorua’s best attractions and restaurants below. Travelling with kids? Make sure you check out the savings available through the Very Important Kids (VIK) program.
Rotorua is a world-class mountain biking destination and Holiday Inn Rotorua is perfectly situated just minutes from the tracks in the Redwoods Forest. Whether you are a skilled and experienced rider or looking for an easy afternoon mountain bike with young children, Rotorua and the Redwoods Forest has tracks to suit every level. Holiday Inn Rotorua also offers special bike cleaning and storage facilities, making it the best Rotorua hotel for mountain bikers.
Geothermal Hot Pools, Geysers and Spas
Rotorua is famous for its geothermal pools and steaming geysers, making it the perfect place to warm up as the temperature starts to drop. There are a number of incredible day spas and hot pools within Rotorua that offer a range of massages and beauty treatments. Holiday Inn Rotorua is also the only Rotorua hotel with an outdoor geothermally heated pool.
Best Rotorua Spas:
- Waikite Valley Thermal Pools
- Hells Gate Geothermal Mud Bath Spa
- Polynesian Spa
- The Blue Baths
- Wakitoria Maori Healing
Find out more here on Rotorua’s Geothermal History.
Where to dine in Rotorua?
Rotorua has many amazing restaurants to eat and caters to all tastes and budgets. Take a look at some of the great options our team as pulled together.
Rotorua Quick Bites
Best Rotorua Restaurants
Located on the edge of the spectacular Redwood forest and overlooking Whakarewarewa Geothermal Reserve, Holiday Inn Rotorua is the perfect hotel to explore all Rotorua’s activities. There is also a complimentary shuttle to help you get around, plus specialist mountain biking facilities including a cleaning station and secure bike storage. For families it is the perfect hotel because not only do Kids Stay and Eat for Free but there is heaps of activities and special discounts through the VIK program.
Your room will be comfortable and may include a balcony, geyser views, or easy access to our outdoor heated pool.
Available room types:
We want to make sure that even the little ones are treated like royalty while staying at the Holiday Inn Rotorua. Our VIK program comes packed with fun activities and great family discounts to some of Rotorua’s best activities.
Why Families Book At Holiday Inn Rotorua
- Kids packs for children
- Children dine free at Chapman’s Restaurant with a paying adult/s*.
- Free use of the outdoor pool and pool toys
- Two Disney channels on the in-room TV
- Unlimited Wi-Fi for up to four devices when one parent signs up to IHG Rewards Club (free to sign up)
- VIK discounts
- Fun photo station with free frisbee
*Until stocks last
- Easy parking and complimentary shuttle
Kids must be 12 or under to stay and dine for free.
Important Rotorua Events
Rotorua International Marathon
When: 6 May 2017
The race is a 42.2km journey around Lake Rotorua, enjoying some of New Zealand’s best scenery and starting and finishing at the stunning Government Gardens. Half Marathon, 10km and 5.5km races are all part of the event, meaning there is a distance for everyone. Rotorua Marathon is The marathon in New Zealand, home-grown, beautiful, challenging yet achievable and with 52 years of history!
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