Meet and Exceed in Our Pohutu Conference and Events Centre

Many conference and events venues claim to be impressive, but only Holiday Inn Rotorua’s Pohutu Conference & Events Centre has the perfect combination of modern features, impressive technology and cultural elements that tie the conference room to the rich cultural land surrounding it.

The newly renovated Pohutu Conference & Events Centre has acquired new sound and lighting systems, adjustable back lights, bespoke colours and LEDs. There’s an ample amount of natural light, complimentary WiFi access, ceiling projectors, catering options, coffee and tea facilities available, premium audio available and complimentary stationary. There are also tasteful touches that hint at the Maori culture that surrounds the hotel- right outside is the entrance to the Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village.

The newly renovated Pohutu Conference & Events Centre was recently unveiled and is a stand out space that will make a huge impression for your next conference or event. Holiday Inn is located at the heart of Rotorua’s attractions and Rotorua itself offers tons of team building activities and the serenity of nature to inspire your delegates. From wandering through the Redwoods forest to mountain biking to visiting Whakarewarewa next door, there’s plenty of activities available nearby that will keep your delegates awake and inspired. The hotel also offers a free shuttle to the Rotorua township every half hour.

Holiday Inn Rotorua has always had a really great location amongst the geothermal wonderland of Whakarewarewa, which combined with Maori cultural elements has always made the hotel a great choice for conferences and events” said Holiday Inn Rotorua General Manager Kent Breeze.

“We are delighted to now be able to also have a flexible, technologically advanced and unique venue with the Pohutu Conference and Events Centre to work in combination with our other conference rooms, delicious food, friendly service and range of accommodation rooms, to ensure that the Holiday Inn Rotorua is the number one choice for any conference or event.”

The Pohutu Conference & Events Centre is truly a one of a kind venue and with our dedicated meetings team you can enjoy a successful and stress-free meeting or event. In 2020, we’re also upping the game: Get up to 20% off on meetings and events with our Meet & Exceed offer. To learn more visit



Best Geothermal Attractions To Visit In Rotorua This Winter

Discover the Geothermal Wonders of Rotorua this Winter 

Looking for some winter fun? As the temperature begins to drop, it’s the perfect reason to embrace winter and beat those winter blues. Whether it’s a couples weekend getaway or family holiday, Rotorua is a great destination to warm up this winter. From natural hot pools, thermal mud spas and geothermal sights, there’s a little bit of something for everyone.

Here’s our top pick of Rotorua geothermal attractions and activities to experience this winter.

1# Bathe at Kerosene Creek

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Kerosene Creek is one of Rotorua’s best kept secrets off the beaten track ! Surrounded by lush native bush surroundings, this FREE uninhabited thermal springs is located on the south road out of Rotorua, approximately 20 minutes from Holiday Inn. Winter is the best season to experience enjoy a relaxing swim in the warm thermal waters of Kerosene Creek- Just don’t forget to pack your togs and a towel.

2# Play with Mud at Hells Gate

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The Mud Bath Spa experience is the most popular experience at Hells Gate, and no wonder because it’s certainly not everyday you can play with geothermal mud. The mud has mineral enriched properties, providing amazing revitalizing benefits for you skin. If bathing in mud a pool is not your cup of tea, why not try of they also have a Sulphur Spa- similarly the properties are supposed to provide amazing benefits for your skin and revitalize the overall wellness of your mind and body.

3# Watch the Mud Pools at Wai-O-Tapu

The Wai-O-Tapa Mud Pools provides a great lookout point to watch the geothermal forces sprout in action. You will find this FREE natural attraction next door to the famous Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Reserve.

4# Soak you Feet at the Kuirau Park Footbaths

On the northern end of Rotorua, Kuirau Park is another great FREE place to see Rotorua’s bubbling mud pools and steaming  thermal activity. A unique additional to this park is the thermal foot spa, a great way to keep your toes toasty and warm in between visiting sites.

5# Chill out in the Pool at Holiday Inn Rotorua

Nothing beats relaxing in a warm pool after a long day of adventuring Rotorua’s many wonders. Our Holiday Inn Rotorua guests love our geothermally heated pool, we also have two spas for guests to enjoy. These facilities are open from 7am-9.30am .