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Rotorua Guide

What are the top tips for travelling with children to Rotorua?

3D Trick Art Gallery

This attraction is a fun way to spend a day as a family after your flights Christchurch to Rotorua. The 3D Trick Art Gallery is located in the heart of the city in the 14-hectare Heritage Farm. The 3D paintings in the museum provide visitors with Christchurch to Rotorua flights the chance to experience NZ’s nature and culture from a new perspective. Step into optical illusions that will have you feeling as if you’re inside a kiwi bird’s nest, trekking on Franz Josef Glacier, or as if you’re playing in an All Blacks rugby match. The 3D Trick Art Gallery is a favourite with families headed to the Garden City on Christchurch to Rotorua return flights.

Rotorua Canopy Tours

Rotorua Canopy Tours offer one of the best adventure activities in the Rotorua region. Take the family here after flights Christchurch to Rotorua for a day of adrenaline-filled experiences. The canopy tours take place in an ancient native forest located a short distance north of the city. Visitors with Christchurch to Rotorua flights are accompanied by a local guide on their adventure through the treetops. Activities included as part of a tour include scenic swing bridges and several zip lines.

Skyline Rotorua

If you visit Skyline Rotorua after your cheap flights Christchurch to Rotorua, the kids will have a chance to take the driver’s seat. This attraction features several activities and things to do, however the most popular are sure to be the luge and the gondola. The luge track winds through a redwood forest for about 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) with stunning views over Lake Rotorua. Visitors can hop in a go kart and race their way to the bottom. Children age six and older can drive their own car, and younger children can ride on the lap of a parent. The gondola offers a more relaxing – but still exciting – experience. Visitors with cheap flights to Rotorua from Christchurch can travel up the 900-metre cableway gondola for panoramic views over Lake Rotorua and several of the city’s geothermal attractions.


What’s on in Rotorua?

Matariki Glow Show

Matariki Glow Show is an annual event that celebrates the Maori heritage of Rotorua. In order to attend, plan your cheap flights Christchurch to Rotorua for a few days in early June. The Matariki Glow Show uses a large scale glow-in-the-dark puppet show to tell the story of the Matariki sisters and the Maori New Year. Through stories and music, the Matariki Glow Show is a fun way to learn more about the local Maori culture after flights Christchurch to Rotorua.

Xterra Festival

Xterra is one of the largest athletic festivals in New Zealand. If you book tickets to Rotorua from Christchurch in early April, you can watch or take part in some of the activities of Xterra. During Xterra, eight different events are held around Lake Tikitapu and the Whakarewarewa Forest. There are both individual and team events covering running, swimming, and mountain biking. Anyone over the age of 14 can take part in the Xterra Festival, and monetary prizes are available for the top athletes in each event.

GLO Festival

Plan your Christchurch to Rotorua flights for travel in late December in order to ring in the new year at the annual GLO Festival. This free event takes place during the afternoon and evening on 31 December. The festival is held on the Lakefront Village Green, which is on the northern edge of the CBD and on the banks of Lake Rotorua. During the GLO Festival, visitors with Christchurch to Rotorua flights can enjoy a variety of food trucks, live music, screened movies, and fireworks.


What is the best way to get around Rotorua?

After arriving on cheap flights to Rotorua from Christchurch, travellers can make their way into the city on public transport. Bus route 10 departs from Rotorua Airport (ROT) once an hour and makes several stops around the CBD. You can continue to travel by public transport by using the 11 bus routes that travel around the city centre and extend into the outer suburbs. Buses departing from the CBD offer regular service throughout the day, and one-way tickets cost $2.80 NZD for adults.

Another option for visitors with flights Christchurch to Rotorua is to rent a car. While the bus network is efficient, a rental car offers an extra level of freedom to explore the Rotorua region. When you have flights Christchurch to Rotorua, you can book a rental car through Webjet for rates starting at about $65 NZD per day.