ANZSGM ASM 2017 Older peoples care through Community, Collaboration and Communication 10-12 May 2017 Rotorua New Zealand


Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua is a fabulous natural playground and few places in the world offer such a stunning array of choices in such a beautiful setting. The perfect blend of world class attractions and stunning natural wonders offer a truly unique experience that will be treasured for years to come.

Home to more than 14 lakes and innumerable fishing streams banked by vast tracts of native bush and forestry areas, the region is home to the menacing majesty of volcanic valleys, geothermal activity ranging from soaring geysers to the soothing warmed waters and unique mineral muds. There's action and adventure, the quiet solitude of pristine bush walks, rejuvenating soaks in the healing waters of a thermal spring or family-friendly activities everyone can enjoy.

From the wildly exciting white water rafting down the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world, to simply relaxing back under the expert hands of a trained spa therapist, no matter what your preference, Rotorua is the destination of choice when creating the trip of a lifetime. 

Excite and Pamper Me

Rotorua is home to a host of thrilling activities, many of them worlds firsts designed to get the blood pumping.

From white water rafting down the famous Kaituna River - the world's highest commercially rafted waterfall at seven metres to sledging along your choice of rivers! If the bucket list includes a tandem skydive, or bungy you can tick this off and enjoy the experience of a lifetime. Jump in a large inflatable globe and roll down a hill at Zorb, fly your way down the mountain side on a luge, or spin out on a jetboat in a specially designed waterway – you can even try freefalling or taking on rugged country on a quad bike or self drive 4WD tour.

Sometimes called Nature's Spa of the South Pacific.

Rotorua is a world-renowned spa destination and home to a number of attractions that have won global awards. Soak in the healing waters of a thermal spring or indulge in a rejuvenating mud bath. Mud is sourced from local geothermal resorts and allows local spa therapy centres and therapeutic thermal pools to provide a unique service. As a special treat, give yourself a therapeutic massage treatment - Aix massage treatments combine massage with jets of thermal water for a truly relaxing experience, are popular. 

Shopping in Rotorua

Rotorua’s geothermal wonders, rich culture and natural beauty is reflected in the town’s unique, high quality shopping experiences.

The majority of shopping on offer in Rotorua can be found in and around the main town centre. Quiet streets and wide footpaths make this a relaxed and enjoyable place to shop. When your feet need a break, head down to the lake edge with a picnic or stop at one of the many cafes and restaurants on Eat Street. 

For more information on Rotoruas shopping secrets click here.

Weather / Climate

The average temperature in Rotorua during the autumn months (Mar – May) is 15 – 26 degrees Celsius. T

The Rotorua region has a relatively high altitude (290m/950ft) and enjoys a warm, temperate climate.

Rotorua has an annual average of 2117 sunshine hours and an average annual rainfall of 1400mm. Rainfall is spread out throughout the year, with the winter months receiving slightly more.

Rotorua is situated inland from the coast and is sheltered by high country to the south and east, resulting in less wind than many other places in New Zealand.

When combined with a varied landscape of forests, mountains, geothermal activity, rivers and lakes, the mild climate of Rotorua makes the region a top travel destination throughout the year.

GST Information

Goods and services tax (GST) is an indirect tax fifteen percent tax that businesses charge as part of the goods and services they provide.

Visitors to New Zealand must pay GST on all goods and services that they buy in New Zealand. There is no refund of GST available when you leave New Zealand.

Immigration Information

Travelers to New Zealand need a valid passport of identification. Your passport must be valid for at least three months past the date you are to leave New Zealand, or one month past the date you intend to leave if the government issuing your passport has consular representation in New Zealand.   

If you are visiting New Zealand for three months or less and you are from a visa-waiver country, you will not need to apply for a visitor visa before arriving in New Zealand. On arrival in New Zealand, they will be asked to provide travel tickets or evidence of onward travel arrangements, and evidence of funds for maintenance. 

Australian citizens and permanent residents do not usually need a visa to travel to New Zealand.

You may ask your travel agent for advice or to have them organise your visa.

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Australian citizens and permanent residents do not usually need a visa to travel to New Zealand.

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts open: 25th October 2016

Registration Opens: 18th November 2016

Call for Abstracts Closes: 24th February 2017

Notification of Abstracts: 20th March 2017

Close of Early Registration: 31st March 2017

Conference: 10th May 2017


Host Organisation



Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM)

145 Macquarie Street

Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Tel: +61 2 9256 5460

Fax: +61 2 9241 3458



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