Very Important Kids (VIK) Programme

Join our FREE Kids Programme

Save up to $300 per child at Rotorua’s best family-friendly attractions

Enjoy wallet-saving discounts with the VIK (Very Important Kids) programme, exclusive to our valued Holiday Inn family guests. With 11 partner family-friendly attractions,  we offer the LARGEST hotel discount programme in Rotorua .

At Holiday Inn Rotorua we treat our kids like true VIK’s (Very Important Kids). We put families at the heart of everything we do, which is why we designed this programme to keep the kids entertained with awesome discounts at Rotorua’s top family-friendly attraction.

Plus kids can eat FREE meals at our very own Chapman’s Restaurant.

How it works?

Holiday Inn Rotorua kids programme is easy and more importantly, it is FREE.  On arrival at Holiday Inn Rotorua hotel, collect your free kid’s wristband on check-in and get ready to unlock adventures, thrill, and fun at the many great family attractions nearby Rotorua.

To receive your discounts show the green band at your chosen Rotorua family attraction – the logos are on the band and you will get a detailed booklet explaining each one. Have fun!


Our sister hotel Holiday Inn Auckland Airport also has a VIK programme running, be sure to check them out too!

Start exploring Rotorua with the Kids 

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Motion Entertainment VIK Holiday Inn Rotorua
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Velocity Valley- VIK Holiday Inn Rotorua
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Redwoods Treewalk VIK- Holiday Inn Rotorua
The Farm Tour VIK Holiday Inn Rotorua
3D Trick Art VIK- Holiday Inn Rotorua

Discover our Exclusive VIK Offers


Find your way through a 1.4km hedge maze, play in a small animal and butterfly enclosure or sit down for a family picnic.

GUEST OFFER: $5 admission for children aged 5-17 (normally $10)

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Chapman’s Restaurant

Even the fussiest of eaters will love Chapman’s Buffet Restaurant. We are a favourite among the locals, serving up a delicious breakfast and dinner buffet spread, sure to make you go back for seconds or even thirds.

GUEST OFFER: Kids 12 & under dine free with a paying adult. T&C’s Apply.

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Motion Entertainment

Motion Entertainment is one of the coolest indoor Rotorua tourist attractions! Check out the below special offers to many of the indoor activities available exclusive for VIK members.


  • Strikezone Bowling – Kids free with paying adult
  • Chipmunks Playland – all children $9.90 for an all day pass (normally $11.90 1-2 years and $14.90 3-11 years)
  • Megazone LaserTag – Kids free with paying adult
  • Xtreme Air Indoor Tramp Park – 10% off any 90 minute Jump Session
  • XD Darkride – $5 off
  • LumberJax Mini Golf – Kids free with paying adult

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Mountain Bike Rotorua

Experience the incredible Rotorua mountain bike trails. Th friendly team at Mountain Bike Rotorua have everything you need to get out and ride.

OFFER: 1/2 price kids bikes with any full paying adult

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Superman dive into a giant inflatable ball and roll down Mt Ngongotaha with ZORB where the fun will have you laughing uncontrollably. Discover FOUR different ball rolling tracks – the world’s longest zig-zag Sidewinder Track, the smooth ‘n’ fast double Straight Track, MEGA Track -the longest, fastest and steepest track in all the land, and the newest track; Big Air, our latest thrill ride. Ride with water or without water, the choice is yours!

OFFER: 20% off all rides or a FOC media of your experience.

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Redwoods Treewalk

Redwoods Treewalk is a 700-metre long, eco-tourism walk in the heart of Rotorua’s Redwood Forest. Consisting of a series of 28 suspension bridges and traversing 27 majestic Redwood trees that are more than 117-years-old.

OFFER: Kids will receive a special gift when they complete the Treewalk and present a completed activity book (included as part of the VIK activity pack).

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The Farm Tour

The Farm Tour is an hour long guided tour, travelling through a farm environment in covered trailers. The tour begins next to the crystal clear Waiowhiro stream surrounded by native plants, various types of wild life and a picturesque flower garden.

OFFER: Free entry for kids with a full paying adult to The Farm Tour & The Farm Tour with sheep shearing show.

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Velocity Valley

Enjoy up to 5 iconic adventure activities including Bungy Jumping, the Swoop sky swing, Velocity Valley’s jet sprint experience, Freefall Xtreme (New Zealand’s only wind tunnel) and the world’s only Shweeb – a human powered monorail racetrack.

OFFER: 20% individual rides and 20% off media packages.

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3D Trick Art Gallery 

Test your creativity and embark on a magical journey through more than 50 unique, interactive paintings. Pose and take photos to create hilarious life-like scenarios.

OFFER: Free entry for kids with a full paying adult.

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Te Puia

Experience the birthplace of tourism in New Zealand, through storytelling and insights into our indigenous arts and crafts, Kiwi Conservation Centre and more. Our ‘waka; will shuttle you to view Pohutu geyser, then relax overlooking the geothermal valley/. Discover the hidden corners of our carvers and weavers, enjoy our Kids Zone activities.

OFFER: Te Puia Family Pass. *Valid for two consecutive days.

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Family Getaway Package

Family Friendly Holiday Inn Rotorua

Rotorua is well-known as one of the best family holiday spots in New Zealand with its many family activities. With Holiday Inn Rotorua being a family-friendly hotel where Kids Stay and Eat Free it’s the perfect place to base yourself for your family getaway.

After a long day exploring Rotorua’s hot spots, the kids will love playing in our geothermally-heated pool.

We have a Special Offer that is tailored to get out and about with kids during School Holidays, Long Weekends or any short weekend break.

Family Getaway Hotel Package includes:

  • Accommodation for 2 Adults and up to 2 children
  • All the savings and perks offered by our V.I.K. Very Important Kids Programme.
  • Kids Stay and Eat Free
  • Holiday Inn Kids Welcome Pack
  • Free Parking

And so much more!

Free unlimited Wi-Fi on multiple devices
Geothermally-heated Swimming Pool and Spas
Two Disney Channels
 Free Shuttle to Town Centre

Book with confidence. No deposits are required and you get full flexibility if plans change.

Holiday Inn Rotorua is a 100% NZ owned hotel committed to our community, sustainable environment and enhanced cleanliness standards.