As an international and domestic tourism and event centre destination, Rotorua covers the spectrum of family accommodation needs. No matter what your preference, there will be the right accommodation type in Rotorua for you, but we recommend that you BOOK AHEAD to secure your desired place to stay.  Rotorua is pretty heavily booked most of the year, so make enquiry online about availability and service/facility options.  

Rotorua accommodation options

In this section we feature a range of accommodation options that fit different size families and varying family budgets.  You can choose from the following:

On a Budget

Kiwi Paka

Just 10 minutes walk into town, on the edge of Kuirau Park, is Kiwi Paka. This clean, friendly, smoke free hostel provides “The Lodge” with four or five share rooms, “The Chalet” has its’ own bathroom and leads to a garden or private balcony. Both the Lodge and Chalets are thermally heated – what a fantastic experience for the children!

For the “Outdoors Family” Kiwi Paka offers  tent and camper sites which are surrounded by peaceful and shady trees. The tent sites are designed for 2 and 3 person tents, with powered sites available for camper vans. You have the option of bringing your own linen or hiring it on arrival for a nominal charge.

Holiday Parks Association of New Zealand

Check out the range of family Holiday Parks and their accommodation options (camping grounds; standard cabins; de luxe cabins; studios, apartments; park motels; etc)  in the Rotorua district.



YHA Rotorua – click through to consider this clean, modern and secure Youth Hostel for your family holiday, centrally located in Rotorua.

YHA Taupo – click through to consider this clean, modern Youth Hostel, with great indoor and outdoor facilities for your family holiday, located close to Taupo township, with views of Lake Taupo.


Mid Range

Jet Park Hotel Rotorua

JPH-Banner1Centrally located, just 5 minutes’ walk to Rotorua town, this 63 room boutique hotel is the perfect family base to explore the region’s local attractions. All guests enjoy complimentary continental breakfast, WiFi and parking.

A Qualmark rated 4-star hotel, with 63 modern, air-conditioned rooms, an all-day café, room service, swimming pool and spa, bike storage and wash, and many other ‘best little extras’ to delight their guests.

Find out more info on their Family Suites here.

Rotorua Hideaway Lodge

Located on four acres of private and peaceful park-like grounds in Ngongotaha, Rotorua Hideaway Lodge has no sulphur fumes, features friendly farm animals to pet, and a custom-built extensive adventure playground, including treehuts, slides, flying fox, and a four hole golf course.
The lodge has 8 self-contained spacious units with an option of twin or double beds. All units have fully equipped kitchens (including full size stoves & microwaves). Rooms are heated (electric blankets are also provided) and include a shower and bath.
This is a fun and safe place for the kids, a relaxing atmosphere for the parents, with friendly hosts, is reasonably priced, and is a home away from home. All units are serviced daily, provide a B&B option, and also provide BBQ area, bike storage, high chairs, cots, irons, ironing boards, and hair dryers.

A Bit of Luxury

Koura Lodge

Indulge the family in a bit of luxury at Koura Lodge, situated on the tip of Kawaha Point, a private, peaceful location, just five minutes drive from Rotorua central.  Their tranquil lakefront retreat is nestled in an established garden setting with panoramic views over Lake Rotorua to Mokoia Island, Mt Tarawera and beyond.

On-site facilities include family suites for up to four people (with private ensuite bathrooms), in standard or premium options; buffet breakfast; kitchenettes (adjacent to rooms); communal lounges; Sky TV in the main lounge; lakeside spa pool; canoes; and astro-grass tennis court.


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This information was compiled by the Kiwi Families team.

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