IAPWS Annual Meeting 2022

Location:  Rotorua 

Situated on the North Island of New Zealand, Rotorua is known for bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers and natural hot springs, as well as showcasing our fascinating Māori culture.

From crystal-clear streams and magical forests, to epic biking trails and explosive geysers, Rotorua has it all. The city offers a raft of attractions and experiences for everyone from adventure-seekers to those just looking to unwind.

Sitting within the Pacific Rim of Fire, Rotorua is a geothermal wonderland with bubbling mud pools, clouds of steam, and natural hot springs perfect for bathing and relaxing in. After marvelling at the distinctive landscapes and volcanic activity within a geothermal park, enjoy a simple soak in a natural hot stream or indulge in a wellness getaway at a luxurious spa.


The main international long haul flight entry point to New Zealand is Auckland. From here Rotorua can be reached via a domestic flight, bus or rental car.

If traveling from Auckland to Rotorua via rental car it is strongly recommended to wait a day or two after long distance travel before driving. New Zealand is a right hand drive country with stunning scenery and narrow and winding roads so a high level of driver care and attention is required so it is best to be rested before traveling after long haul flying. 

International travellers may be required to apply for a NZ eTA
Please ensure you have researched this and applies for one before leaving your Country or you may not be able to board your flight 

Further information can be found on this link: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/about-visa/nzeta

CLICK HERE for further information about getting to New Zealand, Visas and other entry information.

CLICK HERE for information about NZeTA requirements

CLICK HERE for New Zealand Government Travel Advice.

Please note that current requirements are for anyone traveling to New Zealand must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.



Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel

The meeting and workshop will be held in the Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel. 

Conveniently located just 15-minutes from Rotorua Airport in the heart of Rotorua township, Novotel Rotorua Lakeside is the perfect base for adventure enthusiasts and families alike to see all that New Zealand's geothermal capital has to offer. Take a short stroll to the lakefront to ride the thrilling Kawarau Jet on Lake Rotorua. Hop on nearby public transport to visit the cultural and geothermal wonders at Te Puia. Or enjoy the adrenaline-pumping action of the luge at Rotorua Skyline.