Our focus

Digital Natives Academy, NZ’s first esports and game dev academy,

is based in the heart of Rotorua. We have a state-of-the-art digital training centre

which offers programmes focused on esports, coding, content creation and digital wellbeing, for young people aged 8-25 years old.


Gaming is our gateway, into professional esports, and understanding the impact wellbeing has on a competitive high performance mindset.

Coding & Game Dev.

Coding & Game Dev helps you think creatively, strengthen problem-solving skills, work collaboratively and reason systematically.

Content Creation.

The future of work is digital. We help young people understand the pathways that lead to careers in the digital tech industry.

Digital Wellbeing.

Creating a foundation on which young people can build healthy habits online and IRL while providing support to whānau, teachers and schools.

Inspiring the next generation of digital leaders.

Digital Natives Academy is an intergenerational centre of digital excellence, a place where curious young minds can find exceptional digital leaders along with state of the art digital tech; it is also a Sanctuary from an often cold, uncaring world where the outliers of society can find peace, a warm smile, friendship and shared interests.