Eight venues for your next under-100 event

Whether it’s in a winery overlooking the city, a five-star hotel in the heart of town, or a rustic space in the bush, Rotorua has a range of small venue options to host your next event.  


Off Road NZ

Head out to the native Mamaku Forest for your next activity afternoon and into an evening dinner experience. Start off with an off-roading experience, whether you’re in for the thrill of hopping on a monster truck or thrashing your colleagues in karting.  


After an overload of adrenaline, relax in the rustic-style Native Bush Camp (pictured above and at top). With permanent shelter, the venue can accommodate groups of up to 140 people in all weather. The Off Road team can assist in creating a tailor-made adventure programme and help you run a successful entertaining event.   

Peppers on the Point


Just five minutes from the CBD and views overlooking Lake Rotorua, this historic property was a 1930’s private residence until 2004. Since then, it has been refurbished into this ātaahua (beautiful) lakeside retreat and can be exclusively booked for your next event. 


If you’re looking for a private space, the Conservatory inside the main lodge can cater up to 70 delegates for a seated dinner, or up to 24 delegates boardroom style. Otherwise, the Villa Apartment is perfect for a cocktail function or intimate dinner experience.  


Away from the boardroom, delegates can take advantage of the tennis court, indulge in beauty treatments, or meet some of the friendly animals that live onsite.  

Prince's Gate Hotel 


Within eyesight of the iconic Rotorua Museum is where this 125-year-old historic property sits.  


You can reserve every room at this boutique hotel and can host an event for up to 80 delegates in one of four of their multipurpose spaces. After meetings, head to Duke’s Bar and Restaurant with a glass of wine by the fire.  

Pullman Rotorua  


Located right in the heart of the city, Pullman Rotorua is an ideal location to host your next meeting, incentive or conference. With five dynamic meeting spaces and 130 rooms, it’s the perfect property to house everything under one roof.  


Pullman's convenient location means everything is at your fingertips: Eat Streat and the Rotorua Lakefront are within walking distance, and most of Rotorua’s activities and attractions are just a 10-minute drive away. 

Regent of Rotorua


This four-star boutique hotel gets five stars for location, just minutes away you’ve got the Lakefront and Eat Streat right at your doorstep. Host your next leadership team meeting or small conference in the Regent Annex Boardroom, or take over the Regent Club Lounge for more intimate meetings and private dinner functions.  

Te Puia


If you’re looking for an incredible natural backdrop, then look no further than Te Puia. Being home to the Pohutu Geyser (side note: this is the southern hemisphere’s largest active geyser) and the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute makes this place like no other.  


Host your meeting in one of their fit for purpose meeting rooms, including the marae or the geyser marquee overlooking Pōhutu Geyser. Step into Pātaka Kai for lunch, overlooking native bush and the geyser down in the geothermal valley. Whether you host your next meeting or dinner function here, this venue will be sure to leave a lasting impression on your team.  


Tonic Bar at Terrace Kitchen


On Terrace Kitchen’s second floor, you'll find Tonic Bar sitting pretty. If you’re planning a day meeting or an executive team dinner, it’s the perfect private space.  


With shared platters, canapés, degustation and more, this team can cater to whatever suits your vision.  


With the capacity for up to 50, this space has great indoor/outdoor flow, so take a seat indoors or enjoy a drink or two whilst admiring the panoramic views of Lake Rotorua on the north-facing rooftop deck.  

Volcanic Hills Winery Tasting Room 


Hidden up at the top of Skyline Rotorua is Volcanic Hills Winery Tasting Room. Arrive to the venue via the gondolas and into this space with 180-degree views, where you can look out onto Lake Rotorua, the city and out and across to Mount Tarawera.  


This dynamic space can host exclusive dinners or day meetings. Get inspired with amazing views and enjoy a cheeky glass of wine or even a full wine tasting.

For more event inspiration or advice on planning your event, please contact our Business Events team.


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