About Rotorua

2021 Conference Venue

Rotorua’s Energy Events Centre is located in spectacular Government Gardens, behind the iconic Bath House building housing the city’s Museum of Art and History.

The Energy Events Centre is a purpose-built events complex, just a few minutes’ walk from its sister facility, the Rotorua Convention Centre, and from major hotels, cafes and restaurants.

If you’re looking for somewhere to dine, Eat Streat is one of Rotorua’s coolest hot spots in the city! Here you will enjoy quality restaurants, cafés and bars as well as the famous Lady Jane’s Ice Cream Parlour. It is only a 10 minute walk from the Energy Events Centre.

Things to do in Rotorua

Rotorua is a town set on its namesake lake in New Zealand’s North Island and a cultural centre for the indigenous Maori people. Te Puia cultural centre, in the Whakarewarewa valley, it has geysers and thermal mud pools fueled by the area’s geothermal activity, and houses the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute.


Whether you want to relax and unwind at one of the natural geothermal spas, indulge in a luxurious treatment, or find your inner adrenaline junkie, Rotorua has something for you.


See below for some ideas of things to do in Rotorua including special discount offers for delegates.


Click here for a list of suggested attractions and activities


Skyline Rotorua Gondola


Skyline Rotorua Gondola is the most spectacular way to take in the 180 degree views of Lake Rotorua, the city and surrounding district. With three different track options at the top, this fun filled adventure has over 5kms of track to ride where riders have full control, over the 3 wheel, gravity-based luge cart. Check out their website for more information.

Polynesian Spa


Polynesian Spa is New Zealand’s leading internationally acclaimed thermal spa, offering relaxing hot mineral spring bathing, sumptuous spa therapies and picturesque Lake Rotorua views.

OGO Rotorua


As the inventors of this iconic adventure experience, at OGO Rotorua, visitors are offered multiple OGO ride options, the longest tracks in NZ and scenic views over Lake Rotorua & Mokoia Island. Only a 5 minute drive from Rotorua CBD.

Rotorua Canopy Tours 


Rotorua Canopy Tours is New Zealand’s only native forest zipline canopy tour. Deep in virgin native forest this 3 hour wilderness adventure mixes fun, education and conservation into a once in a lifetime experience.

Te Puia


Situated five minutes from central Rotorua, Te Puia is an iconic destination for visitors featuring the world famous Pohutu Geyser, Maori cultural performances, live Kiwi, boiling mud pools, and native bush. Te Puia is also the home of the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, and acts as a kaitiaki (guardian) of the traditional Maori skills of carving and weaving for future generations.