Getting There

Conference location

The conference venue is the Novotel Rotorua Lakeside (Opens in a new tab)

Address: Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
Lake End, Tutanekai Street
Rotorua 3110, New Zealand

Conveniently located just 15-minutes from Rotorua Airport in the heart of Rotorua township, Novotel Rotorua Lakeside is the perfect base to see all that New Zealand's geothermal capital has to offer. Take a short stroll to the lakefront or hop on nearby public transport to visit the cultural and geothermal wonders at Te Puia.

Just steps from Eat Streat bars and restaurants, also only a short walk from the lakefront, the Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel is in the heart of the cultural and geothermal marvel that is Rotorua.

Hotel parking

Parking is available at the Novotel Lakeside Rotorua at the rate of $15 NZD per night.

Accessible car parks

There is limited accessible parking available for attendees who qualify to use it.

Public Transport in Rotorua

There are 11 bus routes which cover the Rotorua Urban area and its many tourist attractions.

Please see Bay Bus Rotorua Urban (opens in a new tab) for more information on planning your public transport journey from start to finish.

Standard one way adult fare (within Rotorua) $2.80 (cash).


Air New Zealand (opens in a new tab) has direct flights from all main centres, and connecting flights across their whole network.

Rotorua city is less than 3-hours’ drive or a 45-minute flight to Auckland, and a 5.5-hour drive, or one-hour flight from New Zealand’s capital city of Wellington. Hamilton is approximately a 90-minute drive away.

Airport transfers

The Novotel Rotorua Lakeside hotel venue is just a 15-minute drive from Rotorua Airport.

All major rental car agencies have service desks located at Rotorua Airport and the airport is serviced by shuttles, taxis and bus services.


Taxi services are available to and from Rotorua Airport. Taxis can be found outside Rotorua Airport's arrivals gate. There are two main taxi companies that are located at the Airport.

Shuttles and Vehicles

Shuttles can be booked by contacting Ready2Roll by phone. Ready2Roll have vehicles suitable for individuals all the way to groups of 16 people.
Phone: +64-21-258 9887 (Opens in a new tab)

Car Rentals

Leading rental car companies operate out of Rotorua Airport. Further details can be found on the Rotorua Airport website (Opens in a new tab).

Bus and Public Transport

At Rotorua Airport, the bus stop is located on the left as you exit the main entrance doors. Bay Bus Route 10 travels between downtown Rotorua and the airport every hour, 7am - 6pm, Monday - Saturday. The bus makes the trip every hour between 7.30am and 4.30pm on Sundays. See the timetable on the Bay Bus website (Opens in a new tab)

Uber/Ride Share

Uber services are available from the Shared Ride area which is located outside of the airport departures terminal on the ring road.