The conference will be held at the Fenton Conference Centre - Tawa Room, Distinction Rotorua Hotel, 390 Fenton Street, Rotorua.
Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre is conveniently located at 390 Fenton Street, just minutes from the Rotorua city centre and adjacent to the world-renowned Whakarewarewa Forest, a top international destination for mountain bikers. With its beautiful garden setting, the affordable Distinction Rotorua Hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind after enjoying the wealth of attractions and activities that Rotorua has to offer.
The hotel offers guests a range of mountain bike facilities including bike hire and a wash down facility as well as a purpose-built, individual locker bike storage unit, FREE unlimited WiFi and complimentary guest car parking making the hotel a superb base for exploring the Rotorua area.
Distinction Rotorua Hotel offers 4-star hotel rooms for every budget. From a simple superior room to an elegant suite, there is a range of refurbished accommodation options to suit your needs. For the business traveller, we have corporate deluxe rooms to relax in after your day of work or the more spacious 'smart' suite accommodation, featuring high definition smart TVs in both the bedroom and living area.
To book accommodation please contact the hotel directly.
390 Fenton Street
Bay of Plenty
3010, New Zealand
Stay on after the conference, and enjoy over the weekend some of the many activities that Rotorua has to offer. The Distinction Rotorua Hotel is located close to the world renown Whakarewarewa Forest, which is an international destination for mountain bikers, but also provides more leisurely pursuits such as forest walks and the Redwood Tree Walk. Other activities include visiting Te Puia – the Centre for NZ’s Maori Culture and geothermal wonders; Rotorua Canopy Tours; and Skyline Rotorua with its Gondolas, Luge, Mountain Biking, Zoom Ziplines, Stargazing, and Skyswing.
The Rotorua International Airport is just a 15 minutes’ drive from Distinction Rotorua Hotel. A taxi will cost approximately $30, or catch the Rotorua Airport Shuttle for only $10.
All the exciting attractions and activities of Rotorua are just a short walk or drive away from Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre.
If you are interested in playing golf in Rotorua, Rotorua's most prestigious golf course - Arikapakapa - is right across the street from our hotel.
Driving Times to Rotorua from:
Auckland - 2.5 hours
Auckland International Airport - 2 hours
Hamilton - 1.5 hours
Hobbiton, Matamata - 1 hour
Tauranga - 1 hour
Wellington - 6 hours
Waitomo Caves - 2 hours
Taupo - 45 minutes
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The Rotorua region has a relatively high altitude (290m/950ft) and enjoys a warm, temperate climate.
The warmest months are January, February and March, where the average temperature can reach 27°C (78°F), while the coolest months are June, July and August, where the minimum temperature ranges between 9°C-13°C (50°F-55°F).
Average High Temperature Ranges:
• Summer (Dec – Feb): Daytime 21°C – 29°C
• Autumn (Mar – May): Daytime 15°C – 26°C
• Winter (Jun – Aug): Daytime 9°C – 16°C
• Spring (Sep – Nov): Daytime 13°C– 21°C
Rotorua has an annual average of 2117 sunshine hours and an average annual rainfall of 1400mm. Rainfall is spread out throughout the year, with the winter months receiving slightly more.
Rotorua is situated inland from the coast and is sheltered by high country to the south and east, resulting in less wind than many other places in New Zealand.
When combined with a varied landscape of forests, mountains, geothermal activity, rivers and lakes, the mild climate of Rotorua makes the region a top travel destination throughout the year.