Very Important Kids (VIK) Programme

Join our FREE Kids Programme

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

Have you heard? You can enjoy great 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 in the heart of everything we do, which is why we have designed this programme to keep the kids entertained with some 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?

Being a part of our Rotorua kids programme is easy and more importantly, it is FREE! On arrival to Holiday Inn Rotorua hotel, simply 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 just 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.


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

Start exploring Rotorua with our Local Partners 

Agrodome- VIK Holiday Inn Rotorua
Zorb Proud Partners with Holiday Inn Rotorua
amazeme Holiday Inn Rotorua
Motion Entertainment VIK Holiday Inn Rotorua
Mountain Bike Rotorua Holiday Inn Rotorua
Redwoods Treewalk VIK- Holiday Inn Rotorua
The Farm Tour VIK Holiday Inn Rotorua
3D Trick Art VIK- Holiday Inn Rotorua
Velocity Valley- VIK Holiday Inn Rotorua

Discover our Exclusive VIK Offers


Agrodome is a major must-see attraction in Rotorua set up in 1971, offering a unique farm experience where you can learn about the animals and feed them. You can explore Agrodome’s 350-acre working farm and enjoy NZ’s biggest and best Farm Show!

GUEST OFFER: One child entry free (12 years and under) with any full paying adult when the VIK wristband is shown. Excludes Farm Tour.

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Have fun – and get lost! 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 eat free when dining with a full paying adult!

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Rainbow Springs

Enjoy a fun-packed and educational experience for the whole family where you can learn about New Zealand’s  natural history and come closer than ever to the creatures who call this great land of ours home.

OFFER: One child entry free (5- 15 years) with any full paying adult. Excludes National Kiwi Hatchery.

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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 – Present your VIK band for 10% off any 90 minute Jump Session
  • XD Darkride – $5 off
  • LumberJax Mini Golf – Kids free with paying adult
  • Chipmunks Playland – $9.90 for all children (normally $11.90)
  • DarkRide – $5 off

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Mountain Bike Rotorua

Don’t have a mountain bike? No problem! Mountain Bike Rotorua has you sorted with bike rentals to experience Rotorua’s incredible mountain bike trails.

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 free link to download your photos (RRP $30.00)

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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 six 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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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 huge array of family-based things to do. 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.