Rotorua is a destination that will surprise and enchant your delegates, and our central North Island location makes it easy to get here, whether it’s via three-hour drive from Auckland, or a direct flight from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch.
Rotorua makes a great first impression and sets just the right mood for your conference. Your delegates will be wowed by beautiful Lake Rotorua at one end of the city, and the spectacular Whakarewarewa Forest at another end. Seventeen additional lakes are dotted around our district, with majestic Mount Tarawera providing a dramatic backdrop. Last but certainly not least are the incredible geothermal features in and around the city creating otherworldly landscapes seen nowhere else in New Zealand.
Whether you need a space for 30 delegates or 4,000, a 5-star hotel with conference rooms, a luxury lodge, or an exclusive intimate space for a strategic meeting, Rotorua offers a diverse range of venues both traditional and absolutely unique, such as on a platform 20 metres up into the forest.
From luxury estates and 5-star suites, to spacious apartments, boutique and budget hotels, Rotorua has accommodation to suit every style and budget.
Base yourself lakeside, on the outskirts of Rotorua overlooking geothermal hot pools or Whakarewarewa Forest, or centrally within easy walking distance to major attractions, restaurants and venues.
The natural features of Rotorua not only set the scene for your event, they can also play a huge part in the activities you plan.
Explore steaming, bubbling and colourful geothermal reserves, then dine next to the Southern Hemisphere’s largest active geyser. Fly over or land on a volcano and run into its crater. Zipline through an ancient forest, or bash through native bush in a self-drive 4X4. After all the adventures, savour fine cuisine and tranquil views aboard a luxurious yacht which takes you to secluded hot pools.
Get to know what really makes your colleagues tick while you’re rafting over the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall, or in an epic game of tug-o-war in a mineral mud bath.
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