Enjoy a family walk though the gardens, have a picnic or play in the playground at the Tongariro Domain. There are swings, slides and climbing frames to keep the younger children busy. Parking is available on Story Place bordering the park but is very popular so a free space is not always available. The nearby super-loos are an added bonus but adults require coins to use them.
There is also the Lion Express miniature train that does frequent loops through the park. It runs during summer weekends, school holidays and public holidays.