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The Venue

The New Zealand Caterpillar Experience in Rotorua is the ideal venue for your next private function or conference.

We can host events of all sizes, from an intimate birthday celebration to large corporate events, conference and incentive groups and special occassions such as a cocktail party!

The Caterpillar Experience is an impressive, innovative and iconic setting that will help you create a successful memorable event. The location provides a relaxed informal atmosphere for guests to gather and mingle.  This pre-themed venue offers convenience and a unique space that incorporates a visual and sensory experience of our pioneering past.

Our experienced staff can help with event organisation and management. Catering can be arranged, or we  can discuss the option of bringing in your own preferred out-caterer.  We favour the smoke and aroma of  grilled barbecue style food wafting through the air, blending perfectly with our character and complimenting our rustic style.  Offers an excellent opportunity to feature New Zealand produce, game meats, cheese and other delicacies, intergrated with a variety of superb accompaniments.  Casual buffet, individually plated or cocktail food, the choice is yours.      

Our venue has a rural setting and is only 5km from Rotorua City centre - easy to locate on Fairy Springs Road, opposite Rainbow Springs and Skyline Skyrides. 

Meals at the Venue


The New Zealand Caterpillar Experience is a venue with a difference. Read more about our facilities here, and view the image gallery here. 

Contact us  for more info or to discuss your event. 

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