About Rotorua

From the moment people arrive in Rotorua they know they're somewhere quite special. Known as New Zealand's volcanic, geothermal and cultural capital, Rotorua is one of the original tourist destinations in New Zealand.

Rotorua is the heartland of New Zealand Maori culture, and visitors have the opportunity to experience the warm spirit of Te Maori.

The scent of sulphur in the air is a characteristic of Rotorua. At nearby geothermal hotspots, there are spouting geysers, boiling mud pools and warm geothermal springs. Silica terraces are naturally decorated with a kaleidoscope of colours. Rotorua is in the heart of New Zealand and is an 'untapped' jewel full of potential and just waiting to be discovered.

Rotorua has been voted New Zealand's most beautiful city six times in the 12 year history of the Keep New Zealand Beautiful competition. Along with stunning floral displays, perfectly manicured gardens and litter free streets, sustainability also has a crucial role to play in Rotorua being perceived as a 'beautiful' destination. 

For more information about Rotorua, visit the city's official website RotoruaNZ.com


Activities and Attractions

Rotorua is known as the birth place of New Zealand tourism. With Māori culture, pristine lakes, fertile forests and activities and attractions a plenty, come and experience everything that this magical region has to offer. 

Whether you're after an adrenaline rush, something more relaxing or looking to discover the marvels of this geothermal utopia, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience in Rotorua. 

Check out some great activities and discounts available for our conference delegates.


Velocity Valley

   Skyline Rotorua                                               

   Katoa Lake Rotorua

Hells Gate
   River Rats Kayaking Adventure
  River Rats Kaituna Rafting

Mitai Maori Village

   Polynesian Spa

    Waimangu Volcanic Valley


Rotorua enjoys a pleasant climate with plenty of sunshine over the summer months and crisp, clear days in winter. Rotorua averages more than 2000 sunshine hours and just over 140cm of rain annually. In May we can expect overnight temperatures to drop as low as 3 degrees.
  • Summer (December – February): Daytime 22 – 26ºC
  • Autumn (March - May): Daytime 15 – 26ºC
  • Winter (June - August): Daytime 10 – 16ºC
  • Spring (September - November): Daytime 13 - 21ºC
Passports, visas & electronic travel authority (ETA)

We enjoy welcoming visitors to New Zealand. To ensure you have an experience to remember, make sure you've done your homework and have everything sorted before you leave. When you arrive, your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your intended departure date, and if required, have a valid New Zealand visa.

From 1 October 2019, visitors from visa-waiver countries must request an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) prior to coming to New Zealand. You may also have to pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). For more information on the ETA and IVL, visit the Immigration New Zealand website.

If you have a biometric ordinary passport (or electronic passport) and are over 12 years old, you may be able to use New Zealand Customs eGate service. This allows you to complete your Customs and Immigration checks faster so you can get on with enjoying your visit to New Zealand.