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Reasons to Meet in Rotorua

Rotorua is the best place to hold your event and impress your guests

There’s more to consider when planning an event than finding a suitable venue. You’ll want to ensure your guests and delegates enjoy their time here too, have easy access to great accommodation and dining options, and know where to go to get the best out of their time here in Rotorua.

World-class meeting venues

Rotorua has a vast array of venues, in a variety of settings, for your meeting or event. Options range from intimate spaces for executive retreats or board meetings, to venues accommodating up to 500 delegates. Prefer to have an incredible view? Options include overlooking Rotorua and Mokoia Island from Mt Ngongotahā, a marquee at the foot of world-famous Pōhutu Geyser, and more.

Our largest venue, Rotorua Energy Events Centre (EEC), is a purpose-built convention centre with a 4,000-seat plenary. EEC is a versatile, multi-purpose venue that incorporates 10 separate spaces ideal for conferences, exhibitions and trade shows.

Diverse range of accommodation options

With more than 13,000 beds available for your delegates, from luxury hotels and lodges, to well-appointed motels and everything in between, Rotorua's accommodation options are plentiful. You can choose to be based lakeside, city centre, or on the outskirts of Rotorua overlooking geothermal hot pools or Whakarewarewa Forest. If it’s important for your guests to have easy access to your conference venue, restaurants and bars, and/or the city’s favourite activities, there are nine hotels within a 10-minute walk from the city centre.

Food and wine scene

The bustling hub of Eat Streat boasts nearly a dozen restaurants and bars that will impress even the most discerning diner, offering a mix of contemporary dining and casual eateries. Rotorua’s restaurant scene doesn’t stop there either. A global smorgasbord of gastronomical delights are located throughout the city, with nearly every cuisine you can imagine. Eateries with a view include Skyline Rotorua’s Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar atop Mount Ngongotahā (accessible via gondola) which overlooks the city and Lake Rotorua, and the popular Terrace Kitchen which enjoys beautiful sunsets over Lake Rotorua.

Complimentary, unbiased event support

If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed with options and decision-making, let our business events team take the reins. They're the experts at everything Rotorua and their services are free and impartial.

The team will assist with planning any type of business event, from conference, forum, summit, trade show, exhibition, team building, incentives and bespoke high-end to luxury corporate event. They'll provide all the support and assistance you need to ensure you’ve considered all the options available in Rotorua.
Additionally, if you need information on Rotorua’s conference and meetings capabilities, gala dinner or social function venues, activities that suit your team’s goals, or just the best places to dine while you’re here, we can guide you to a solution that works. Based on your brief, we can compile a destination proposal highlighting availability, costs, ancillary local event services (AV, theming, transport, etc.) and last but not least, why holding your event in Rotorua is a great option.