Discover Rotorua

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Where to find us

Located on the plateau of central north Island, Rotorua is within easy driving distance for more than 50% of New Zealand’s population. The Rotorua International 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, it holds a special place in the hearts of Kiwis and international visitors. The many geothermal features and unique landscapes make for a dramatic setting for any event. The rich Māori culture, omnipresent in Rotorua 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 a generous nature, there are treasures to be discovered in the forests and the rolling hills surrounding the city; from colourful crater lakes, natural hot springs to dramatic and eerie landscapes offering a glimpse of earth’s powerful forces. 
What’s on

Rotorua Bike Festival
February 13 - 22

Crankworx Rotorua 
March 25 - 29

Blue Baths Comedy Cabaret
13 January - 20 February

Rotorua Marathon
2 May

3D Rotorua Off Road Winter Multisport Festival
31 May

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 up to 4,000 participants, the Energy Events Centre is within walking distance to the CBD and 1,500 business- class hotel rooms. Many of our business hotels also offer self-contained conference venues for up to 500 delegates.  Most of all Rotorua’s real strength lies in the myriad of unique off-site venues; whether cultural, historic or natural. Rotorua truly is a place like nowhere else in the world.


Greeting close to 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 nature lover’s paradise, voted best mountain biking destination in the Southern Hemisphere by Red Bull, it truly is out of this world when it comes to getting out there and trying something new in our natural playground. Whether it’s learning to fly, bungy or jet boat at Agroventures Adrenalin Park, facing your fears as you raft down Okere Falls – the world’s tallest commercially rafted waterfall, seeing what happens when you roll down a hill in a giant sphere, luge down a mountain or play in the mud at Off Road New Zealand; there is something for everyone. 

A spa destination like none other, Rotorua has the home turf advantage; with the Polynesian Spa, voted top 10 in the world by Condé Nast, Hell’s Gate mud spa and countless more natural spas; 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. 

Our generous nature is also entrenched in our people. Rotorua 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.