Meet the Original Guides

On a trip to Rotorua, chances are you’ll get to meet some of our OGs. They’re a bunch of one-of-a-kind characters sure to add some flavour to your holiday. They’re all true to the way things were done way back when – yet fresh, creative and a whole lot of fun to be around.

Check out these great holiday deals!  

Redwoods Treewalk

SAVE up to $99 per family! Buy the Day walk and get the Night walk free with this limited time offer.

Secret Spot Hot Tubs

Use the promo code secretholi1 to get 10% OFF your hot tub booking.

Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

Enjoy this Hot Family Deal for 2 adults and 2 children for $59. Book now! 

Volcanic Air Scenic Flight & Hot Pool

Enjoy a 25 minute flight over Rotorua and a relaxing soak at Rotoiti Hot Pools.


Grab a Family Pass for 2 adults and 2 children for $55 and get 2 barista made coffee FREE!

Sudima Lake Rotorua Hotel 

Stay at Sudima and enjoy 20% OFF plus kids stay FREE and get 50% OFF breakfast. 

Polynesian Spa Family Splash & Gelato

$69.95 for 2 adults & 2 kids plus 4 single scoop Gelatos! Kids under 5 FREE. 

ZORB Three Ride Super Deal

Includes 1x Straight, 1x Sidewinder and 1x Big Air track. Book now for $99. Select the Three Ride Super Deal option.

Velocity Valley Mud & Mayhem 

For $120pp have your choice of 2 adrenaline rides plus entry into Hells Gate Thermal Park.  

Buried Village of Te Wairoa

Use the promo code HOLIDAY for 10% OFF family admission at Buried Village of Te Wairoa. 

Rotorua Canopy Tours

Family Package $479 for 2 adults and 2 children. Additional children $99 each with family package.

Rotorua Rafting Ōkere Zip & Raft

The ultimate combo. Zip over the Kaituna river then raft it with Rotorua Rafting! $214 per person. 

Rotorua Ziplines

Soar like a bird and make lasting memories with Ōkere Zip. Family pass for 2 adults & 2 children $470.

Kaitiaki Adventures

Mt Tarawera Volcanic Crater Experience half day tour for $185 per person. Discover the landscape & history of Mt Tarawera!

Skyline Rotorua

Family Night Luge & Pizza Combo. Enjoy Gondola and 8 Night Luge rides to share, plus a large pizza for $142.

Te Pā Tū (Tamaki Māori Village)

4 hours of performance, drama and kai at NZ's most awarded cultural attraction. Use promo code ROTORUA10 for 10% OFF.

Off Road NZ 4WD Bush Safari 

A child (15 years or under) goes FREE for each adult ticket purchased for the thrilling 4WD Bush Safari. 

Paradise Valley Springs

Set in a natural well maintained bush environment. Meet and learn about a range of animals. Daily lion feeding at 2.30pm.

Off Road NZ Raceline Karting

Enjoy 20% extra track time on any race format on Raceline Karting for family members booking together. 

Volcanic Hills Experience

Wine tasting and platter package. Purchase as a gift voucher for an afternoon of great wine with a view.

Waimangu Volcanic Valley 

Enjoy this self guided walk or hike of Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Family pass for 2 adults & 3 children $100.

Te Rā and Te Rā + Haka

Discover dramatic geysers, jumping mud pools and kiwi with Te Rā Guided Experience and Te Rā + Haka. 

Meet Kahu at Te Puia

Kahu’s got jokes, songs and yarns for days. He’s bubblier than the mud pools and the best guy in town to show you round the geysers. Hang out with him on a guided tour of Te Puia and try to guess how old he is (HINT: he’s a lot older than you think).

Meet the OGs Te Puia

Meet Lela at Velocity Valley

When taking on the adventure park of Velocity Valley, it’s safe to say you’ll need a steady pair of hands to guide you. Enter Lela. She’s used to smashing out 140kg deadlifts, so 100kph jet boat rides are all in a day’s work. She’s the perfect guide to take you for a white-knuckle spin round the valley and doesn’t even laugh – much – when you squeal.

Meet Owen at ZORB Rotorua

At ZORB Rotorua there’s a Tiger. Well, not really. But there is a very good golfer and excellent ZORB instructor called Owen. If you’re up for a ‘loser does the dishes’ or ‘loser pays for dinner’ race down the hill, then he’s your man.