With floor to ceiling windows, and a balcony over-looking Aotea Square, Waihorotiu is a favourite for day meetings, conference break-out sessions and intimate celebrations.

Waihorotiu is bright, modern and private. Tucked away on the fourth floor of Aotea – Te Pokapū | Aotea Centre​, the room has a foyer area outside ideal for delegate catering.

Waihorotiu 1 seats up to 100 people theatre style. The capacity of this space can be extended by utilising the adjacent Waihorotiu 2 which is connected by a retractable wall. Waihorotiu 2 can be hired in addition to Waihorotiu 1 to use as a secretariat, for satchel packing or for additional storage space.

As a cocktail party venue the room can accommodate up to 180 guests and 90 guests​ for a gala dinner.​

  • Ceiling windows and balcony over-looking Aotea Square
  • Perfect for day meetings, conference break-out sessions and intimate celebrations




Māori translation: stream of Horotiu


In Māori mythology, Waihorotiu is the home of Horotiu, a taniwha or local nature spirit. It was also called the ‘Queen Street River’ as it once ran down the Queen Street gully in the Auckland City Centre into the Waitematā Harbour. The bespoke carpet design surrounding the Waihorotiu Rooms was inspired by the swamp Flora and Fauna that once existed at the site of Aotea Square.


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