Success Stories

The Destination Rotorua Business Events team have helped event organisers plan their meetings, conferences and special events for years. We’re local experts and we delight in growing Rotorua’s international reputation as an exceptional year-round conference destination.

With our in-depth industry experience, proven processes and remarkable in-market connections, together we’ll deliver an innovative and engaging conference that achieves your set objectives. But don’t just take our word for it. 

To give you an idea of what we can do, we'd like to share some of our recent success stories.

"For Master Painters New Zealand, Rotorua offered more options than other destinations in New Zealand. The mix of outdoor options, cultural experiences and accommodation options provides one of the best mixes for delegates in the country.


"The team at Destination Rotorua made researching venues and facilities very easy. They arranged a variety of options and providers so that we could get the best mix for our members.

"For us, the fact that we managed to hold the event in 2020 was a testament to the determination of our organisation and the parties in the Rotorua region. It was considered to be one of the best events we have ever held with all parties working together to make it a memorable experience for our members and industry partners."

Brian Miller, Chief Executive, Master Painters Association of NZ


"Rotorua provides amazing value for money and true Kiwi manaakitanga. With a diverse range of facilities, and operators that are flexible and accommodating, this is a destination which shows they are keen to host your next business event and appreciate you.


"The Destination Rotorua Business Events team are friendly, approachable, responsive and knowledgeable. Whether it’s a high-end retreat for 20, or an international conference for 400, the team are always available and keen to help. Let them be your on-the-ground eyes and ears with the local connections to ensure your attendees and stakeholders have an unforgettable event experience."


 - Raewyn Tse, Project Manager, Conference Innovators


"We are a nationwide company and the central location of Rotorua in the North Island makes it much easier for the majority of our staff to travel to conferences. Not only the ease of location, Rotorua also offers a ton of quality venues and activities, all world class and the most wonderful people at the heart of it all. Rotorua is an extremely unique location and rich in culture, there is absolutely no other place like it.


"Katie was and has always been fantastic. Katie has assisted me with planning previous events as well.  After a run down from me of what everything looks like at my end and what my requirements are, Katie will deliver a proposal containing everything I need to know of what is available for my dates and a variety of different suppliers, properties, attractions, etc., whatever I have asked for.  

"While currently planning our 2022 managers conference Katie recently pulled together a one-day famil for me. After a busy day with approximately nine different appointments and viewings, I came away knowing exactly what was going to work for us and ready to lock in the dates with the provided contacts."


Joanna Batchelor, Executive Assistant, Plumbing World


"Rotorua provided us a fantastic conference destination that offered an array of meeting options but also unique experiences for our attendees.


"Destination Rotorua was fantastic and made it so easy to collect all supplier quotes and proposals into one document. They arranged a famil tour for myself and my CE to come and experience the venues, arranged meetings with suppliers so that we knew exactly what we were going to get. They made the research part of my job super easy and I'm confident now in the destination we selected will deliver a memorable conference experience for our members."


- Holly Morchat, General Manager, ACE New Zealand