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We try to hold at least two programmes at Rotokare during each of the school term holidays. These often include art-focused activities, our famously-fun Survival game, and tours of the reserve. See our Facebook page for more information.


School Holiday Programmes

Survival Game

It's the ultimate game of tag in Rotokare's Survival Game! 

Join us in the bush to lose and win lives, find food and water, dodge predators, catch prey, and survive other obstacles in our Predator-Prey Simulation. Bring sturdy footwear, water and snacks, and your best game face!

To know what you're getting into, check out the Survival Game protocols here

$5 per child, ages 8-16 only. Pay on site (cash only)


Rotokare Treasure Hunt

Come and spend a day at Rotokare Scenic Reserve to hunt for precious taonga you may not have seen before with your family and friends. Learn about plants, bugs, birds, and other critters as you amble through the bush to finish your quest.

$5 per child, all ages welcome! Each team must have 3-5 children and at least one adult.

Pay on site (cash only)