How to get there
Air travel within New Zealand
If you are located within New Zealand, but outside of Rotorua, you can fly into Rotorua International Airport at very reasonable prices. Both Air New Zealand (www.airnewzealand.co.nz) and JetStar (www.jetstar.com/nz/en/index.aspx) provide services to and from Rotorua linking travellers directly to Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.
Air travel from Australia
Rotorua International Airport offers direct flights to and from Sydney. Travellers from other Australian destinations either fly to Rotorua via Sydney, or enter New Zealand via Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch and use a connecting domestic flight to Rotorua.
Air travel from around the World
Most international flights to New Zealand arrive at the International Airport in Auckland (www.aucklandairport.co.nz), the largest city in New Zealand. Delegates can use domestic airline services between Auckland and Rotorua (40 minute flight), or hire a rental car and drive from Auckland airport to Rotorua in approximately 3 hours.
Rotorua International Airport
Rotorua Airport (www.rotorua-airport.co.nz) is about 15 minutes drive from the centre of Rotorua, and is serviced by taxis and a shuttle bus service. Rotorua airport has direct flight services to Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown and Sydney.
There is a city bus service, and taxis are readily available, although it is only a few minutes walking distance from the convention centre to most hotels and motels, and the main parts of the city. Rental vehicles are available to holders of a valid driver’s license within their country of origin and can be picked up at the airport in Rotorua if arranged in advance or can be picked up in town. Throughout New Zealand, driving is on the left-hand side of the road.