Rotorua, Natural Geothermal Wonderland, New Zealand

Tuesday 29th October —Friday 1st November 2019.

The Rotorua organising committee extend a very warm welcome and invite you to revel in the beautiful gardens in the Rotorua district, an area where rhododendrons and companion plants grow to perfection.

 In line with the conservation theme of the conference, the keynote speaker, Doug Thomson, Collection Curator-Rhododendron, Dunedin Botanic Garden whose presentation title will be “Fighting Rhododendron Extinction

The conference will be based at The Holiday Inn, 10 Tryon Street Rotorua 3010.

Early booking is advisable as we are dealing with a tourist city.

Accommodation reservations at the Rotorua Holiday Inn can be made either
by Email:
Or Phone:  Monday-Friday 9am -5pm 07 3481189 then Reservations

To receive the discounted rate, ask for reservations when phoning the Holiday Inn, and tell them you arer attending the Rhododendron Conference as the  discounted bookings are only available through the reservations team.

Please note that online booking is not available at the Holiday Inn for the conference's accommodation bookings.


The following are hotels and motels within 0.5 km, flat walking distance from the Holiday Inn. We will not be picking up from motels but there is plenty of parking in the vicinity of the Holiday Inn if people choose to stay further afield than those listed.

Distinction Hotel 390 Fenton St 07 349 5200
There is also a discounted rate available at the Distinction Hotel. 
Click on the Website here or enter the code  RHODODENDRON19 or phone them and tell them you are attending the Conference
Regal Palms Resort 350 Fenton St  0800 743 000
New Castle Motor Lodge 116 Ward Ave,  07 346 3001
Copthorne Hotel Fenton St, 07 348 0199
Ashleigh Court 377 Fenton St 07 348 7456
Wylie Court 345 Fenton St 07 347 7879
Alpin Motel and Conference Centre 16 Sala St 07 348 4182


Convenor:  Paul Shaw +64 272064940. email:
Registration Secretary:  Rob Singleton. +64 21919410. email:


Photos of Conference Gardens - click on the photos to enlarge