About Us

Discover how you can access relevant curriculum-linked activities and resources for your students and how you can bring learning to life!

Who is REN?

The Rotorua Education Network (REN) is a first-of-its-kind tourism collective solely dedicated to the education industry.

The network was formed by 4 tourism partners in 1997 to provide quality out of classroom experiences for students nationwide.

The group has now grown to 17 members; including 13 Rotorua based tourism businesses encompassing cultural, geothermal, natural environment, and adventure elements. We now have 3 accommodation providers and Pavlovich Coachlines our transport operator.

All our members are Qualmark rated and members of the Rotorua Sustainable Tourism Charter.

Members have a curriculum-based educational component to their product or, in case of support services such as accommodation or transportation, have an added value component to their core service which is specifically developed for education groups.

Who is the REN Office?

The Rotorua Education Network Office will be your point of contact for any queries, arrangements or bookings.

Anne Yates

Rotorua Education Network Co-ordinator

Anne has been a member of Rotorua Education Network Office for over seven years and is the heart and soul of the office. She brings invaluable experience to the team and is very dedicated to her job. She has been working in the tourism industry for 15 years.

“It is fantastic to see that schools are coming back each year and to receive fantastic feedback from teachers, who have said that since their students have done the fieldtrips their grades have gone up 50%. To know that I have contributed by organising the trips is very rewarding.”

Linda de Klerk

Rotorua Education Network Marketing Co-ordinator

Linda has recently joined the REN Office team and is a qualified teacher. She moved to New Zealand from South Africa 4 years ago and settled in Rotorua from the start. Linda is thrilled to be able to use her teaching experience to promote REN’s service.

“It is great to know that I can help more schools to experience out-of-the-classroom activities and that we are able to offer them the best rates available. The best part of my job is to meet with teachers and make their complicated lives less complicated with the wonderful one-stop-shop service we offer.”

What can we do for you

    • We organise quotes, create customized itineraries specific to your needs including activities, accommodation and transportation, arrange bookings & vouchers and process all the payments.
    • Arrange speakers with tourism marketing staff or appropriate people with a working knowledge of the industry.
    • We will provide resources for teachers and students.  Once you have book you will received a password for our Resources page for access to up-to-date NCEA Achievement Standard tasks and worksheets
    • We guarantee the most competitive rates with a 24-hour turnaround.
    • Save you time and money by booking through one source rather than individual operators.

Mission Statement

We, as the Rotorua Education Network have developed educational programmes that are linked to curriculum and assessment areas.

Through the development of these programmes Rotorua is the destination of choice for the education sector (primary, intermediate, secondary, tertiary domestic and international schools, BOT’s, principles, teachers and parents).

Our aim is to add value to what is taught in the class by providing a practical and hands-on understanding.