Discover Rotorua

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Where to find us

Located on the plateau of the central North Island, Rotorua is within easy driving distance for more than 50% of New Zealand’s population. Rotorua Airport connects delegates to the rest of New Zealand with more than 10 daily domestic flights. Located less than 10 minutes’ drive from the CBD, the airport makes Rotorua an accessible and worry-free business events destination.

Scenic Highlights

Nestled on the shores of Lake Rotorua, this city holds a special place in the hearts of Kiwis and international visitors alike. With action and adventure aplenty, Rotorua is the perfect place to test your limits and the geothermal features and unique otherworldly landscapes make it a dramatic setting for any event. The rich Maori culture in Rotorua also offers an authentic and truly unique perspective to both domestic and international events, connecting with the history and the people of the land. Surrounded by
nature, there are treasures to be discovered amongst the magnificent forests, the 18 sparkling lakes and the rolling hills surrounding the city. Catch a glimpse of earth’s powerful forces in Rotorua, New Zealand’s Coolest Hot Spot.

Why Rotorua?

What’s on

December 2018
31st December
Glo Festival

February 2019
6th-10th February
Tarawera Ultra Marathon

March 2019
9th March
Lakeside Concert Rotorua

19th - 24th March
Tarawera Ultra Marathon

Conference Venues & Facilities

Featuring one of the largest venues in New Zealand, the Energy Event Centre, Rotorua is a conference organiser’s dream come true. Capable of accommodating conventions for up to 3000 participants, the Energy Events Centre is within easy walking distance of the CBD and 1500 business-class hotel rooms. Many of our business hotels also offer selfcontained conference venues for up to 500 delegates. Above all else, Rotorua’s real strength lies in the myriad of unique off-site venues, with cultural, historic and natural options all available. Rotorua truly is like nowhere else in the world.


Greeting close to 1.3 million visitors per annum, Rotorua is a favourite destination for Kiwis and international visitors alike. With more than 150 lodging options and 15,000 beds, Rotorua boasts one of the largest accommodation inventories in New Zealand; from well established business-class hotels to luxury lodges and boutique hotels. Even with all of this, Rotorua has a distinctive small town feeling with towering forests, pristine lakes and colourful geothermal pools always just a few steps away.

Unforgettable Experiences

Rotorua is a thrill seekers paradise. Learn to fly, bungy or jet boat, face your fears as you raft down Okere Falls – the world’s tallest
commercially rafted waterfall, see what happens when you roll down a hill in a giant sphere, luge down a mountain or blast around in the mud on two or four wheels. Rotorua was even voted the best mountain biking destination in the Southern Hemisphere by Red Bull. It’s the perfect place to test your limits.

A spa destination like none other, Rotorua has the home pool advantage. With the Polynesian Spa, voted top 10 in the world by
Condé Nast, Hell’s Gate mud spa providing a unique experience and countless more natural spas throughout the region; it is a rejuvenating destination. Imagine delegates sailing across the waters of Lake Rotoiti to natural and uncharted hot pools and experiencing what many visitors only get to read about.

Rotorua also has a uniquely distinctive cultural point of difference, sought after the world over. Our people share their culture and stories as well as open their homes to visitors; making any conference in Rotorua a personal affair. With more than 170 years of experience at hosting visitors, delegates leave with much more than great conference memories of Rotorua but somehow having been part of something great.