Although it is known mainly for its Maori heritage and thermal landscapes there are plenty of things to do in Rotorua for all interests and ages.

The Boulevard Motel is conveniently located accommodation in Rotorua, just a short walk from the central city and within easy driving distance of many of the main attractions.

If you need help booking tours or arranging transport to attractions from your room, our friendly team can help as well as recommending the best activities for you.

Below is a selection of our favourite attractions and activities.


Learn more about Rotorua’s heritage

There are plenty of attractions in Rotorua where you can learn more about the region’s Maori heritage and the thermal activity that makes the area famous.

Tamaki Maori Village: this village in the heart of a forest south of Rotorua gives you the chance to experience Maori culture at its finest. Enjoy a traditional hangi and a cultural performance.

Rotorua Museum of Art and History: centrally located, the museum gives you a good introduction to the region and its historyWhakarewarewa Village and Thermal Area: learn more about Maori culture against a backdrop of stunning thermal landscapes.

Wai-o-Tapu: the region’s most colourful thermal site including the Lady Knox Geyser which erupts to a height of up to 20 metres each day.

Buried Village of Te Wairoa: Visit the site of a village devasted by a volcanic eruption and view the remains of the famous Pink and White Terraces.


Family activities in Rotorua

Enjoy a fun filled day out before heading back to the family apartments at The Boulevard Motel.Agrodome: see the range of New Zealand’s sheep varieties and watch the sheepdogs at work. Take a tour around the farm and visit the baby animals in the nursery.Rotorua Duck Tours: explore the city on land and water in a road-going amphibious vehicle.Amazeme: get lost in the maze or enjoy the gardens and petting zoo.Rainbow Springs: see native birds, including the Kiwi, up close among native trees.Rotorua Mini Golf: challenge the family to 18 holes on the championship course. Play day or night and keep a look out for the tame Flemish Giant rabbits that wander the greens.


Daredevil attractions in Rotorua  

If you are looking for thrills and spills, Rotorua has something for people of all levels from gentle adventurer to full on adrenalin junkie.

Of course, afterwards you could relax in one of the best Rotorua hot pools right here at The Boulevard Motel.OGO: roll down a hill in an inflatable ball. Opt for water (warm in winter, cool in summer) or be strapped into a harness and roll down the straight or zig zag course.

Agroventures: bungy jump, ride the super swing, free fall in a wind tunnel, race a pedal power pod on a suspended track or take a sprint in a jet boat, all at one venue. The really adventurous can book a package for all five.

River Rats Rafting and Kayaking: take a trip down a local river with trips ranging from a gentle grade 2 to a challenging grade 5.Kawarau Jet: take a 30-minute trip across Lake Rotorua including 360 spins. Expect to get wet!Skyline Gondola and Luge: take a scenic gondola ride up Mt Ngongotaha then take the faster route back down on one of three luge tracks.


The Boulevard Motel is your ideal base for exploring all the things to do in Rotorua

Conveniently located near the central city, The Boulevard Motel Restaurant is the ideal choice if you are looking for Rotorua accommodation.

Choose studio rooms for couples or solo travellers or pick a suite for larger groups. 

The thermal hot pools rival any city spa and our on-site restaurant is one of the best value Rotorua restaurants. The Boulevard Motel is most definitely a kid friendly motel in Rotorua so why not bring the whole family to stay and enjoy our hospitality.

If you need to find a motel in Rotorua, contact us today to book a room – our friendly staff are waiting to help you.