The 7 Best Holiday Parks in Rotorua: They Tricked Me into Relaxing for Once!

I never seem to relax during vacations. Even when my family booked a trip to Rotorua for the holidays, relaxing was the only thing on my schedule. Still, life had other plans.

Our accommodation was more like a scene from a low-budget horror movie than the haven I’d envisioned. Let’s not even talk about the night I became a gourmet meal for what felt like every mosquito in the Southern Hemisphere. 

But hey, that’s what happens when you blindly book the first holiday park that pops up online, right? 

Luckily for you, I’ve since become something of a connoisseur of holiday parks in Rotorua, having experienced the good, the bad, and the utterly unforgettable. Today, I’ll show you the ones in the last category – the best holiday parks in Rotorua!

1.  All Seasons Holiday Park Rotorua

Website: All Seasons Holiday Park Rotorua

Address: 50/58 Lee Road, Hannahs Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

Hours: Monday to Sunday – 8 AM to 7 PM

Phone: +6473456240

Price: From 174 NZD 

All Seasons Holiday Park Rotorua is only eight minutes from Rotorua’s city centre, but without that strong sulphur smell. Yeah, this is the place to go if Rotorua’s signature scent keeps you from sleeping. 

Anyway, it’s right by Lake Rotorua, so you can score epic lake views. They’ve got everything from motel units with kitchens to campsites, all at really good prices. And if you have kids, they’ll love the giant dinosaurs throughout the park.

2. Rotorua Family Holiday Park

Website: Rotorua Family Holiday Park

Address: 22 Beaumont Road, Ngongotahā, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand


  • Check In – 2 PM
  • Check Out – 10 AM

Phone: +6473574289

Price: From 40 NZD

Rotorua Family Holiday Park is where convenience meets fun without breaking the bank! Their budget-friendly cabins aren’t too tight-spaced or spread out in a motel unit that’s got a kitchen to rival your own (well, fine, it just rivalled my sad one). 

And for the kiddos, they’ve got a playground that’s pretty much a kid’s dream—trampolines, climbing gear, you name it—it’s there. 

For adults? Lounge away in their swimming pool or take a soak in the private spa pool. Yes, there’s a wee fee for the spa, but hey, trust me, it’s worth it. 

3. Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park

Website: Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park

Address: 463 Old Taupo Road, Springfield, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand

Hours: Monday to Sunday – 8:30 AM to 7 PM 

Phone: 07 346 3140

Price: From 50 NZD 

Pitch a tent or hit the snooze button in a cabin or a motel at Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park the next time you have some vacation time. 

The kids can have the time of their lives with the playground and stay busy with their very own mountain bike track. (Yep, they can rent bikes if you don’t bring your own.)

And while the kids play, recharge in their heated swimming pool or catch up on all of your favourite shows in the TV room.

4. Holdens Bay Holiday Park

Website: Holdens Bay Holiday Park

Address: 5 Stonebridge Park Drive, Holdens Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

Hours: Monday to Sunday – 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM 

Phone: +64 7 345 9925

Price: From 40 NZD

Holdens Bay Holiday Park just might become your next secret hideout. It doesn’t matter if you’re pinching pennies or ready to splurge a little—they’ve got a nice range of accommodations, from spots to park your camper and pitch your tent to cabins and fancy motel rooms.

Take a cool plunge in the outdoor pool or relax in their blissful indoor hot pools (and yes, they’re on the house for guests!). Of course, there’s a playground and trampoline for the kids too.

5. Tasman Holiday Parks Rotorua

Website: Tasman Holiday Parks Rotorua

Address: 1495 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

Hours: Monday to Sunday – 9 AM to 6 PM 

Phone: 07 777 2997

Price: From 50 NZD

Tasman Holiday Park Rotorua is just a stone’s throw (okay, a kilometre, if I’m being precise) from the city. So, easy morning coffee runs to town—you know I took advantage of the closeness.

They have comfortable motel cabins complete with a kitchenette, private patios, and more. If you’d rather vacation old-school with a tent or camper, they’ve got both powered and off-grid sites.

But really, the best way to spend your time here is to make use of their mineral pools, which work out those sore muscles like they would if you were getting a massage.

6. Blue Lake Top 10 Holiday Park

Website: Blue Lake Top 10 Holiday Park

Address: 723 Tarawera Road, Lake Ōkareka, Rotorua 3040, New Zealand

Hours: Monday to Sunday – 8 AM to 7:30 PM

Phone: +64 7 3628 120

Price: From 48 NZD

Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park obviously has stunning views of Lake Tikitapu (yep, the Blue Lake) to start your day off with serenity.

Besides snug motels, cabins, and tent sites, they’ve got plenty of activities to do here. Feeling like a dip? The lake calls for a swim, kayak, or even a fish-off (if you’re into that). 

And for those who love a good nature romp, the Blue Lake walking tracks around the lake are nothing short of breathtaking.

7. Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park

Website: Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park

Address: 14 Okona Crescent, Ngongotahā, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

Hours: Monday to Sunday – 8 AM to 7:30 PM 

Phone: (07) 357 5255

If you’re looking to hook a rainbow trout or simply go off-grid, check out Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park. It’s where the fish are biting, and the vibes are just right.

And it doesn’t matter if you’re new to fishing. They’ve got fishing tuition and charters you can join on site.

Besides fishing, you’ve got options here, from kayaking down the stream to chilling out in the game rooms before calling it a night.