Getting to Auckland

Travelling to New Zealand is easy. Flights are available from many international destinations. New Zealand is only a 9-12 hour overnight flight from most countries on the Pacific Rim.

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There are a range of public transport options from Auckland International Airport to the city center.

Bus transfer/train:

Shuttle to Sky City (Auckland CBD):


Travelling in Auckland and to the conference venue


The Owen G Glenn Building at the University of Auckland is a 20 minute walk from Britomart transport hub. From the city center and many hostels and hotels it is even closer and is the easiest way to get around.

Public Transport

There are trains, ferries, and buses which go around Auckland. Many of these will pass through Britomart transport hub (the closest train and ferry terminal to the venue), but many go to the University of Auckland as well. Check for route options.

You will need an AT HOP card which you can buy at the airport and in the city. See here for more information.


There are cycleways in and around the city, please see here for more information and maps.


The conference venue is just off the motorway and has parking available, but it can be expensive (see here for current rates). There are other carparks available, but it is recommended to use a carpark with a gate opposed to on-street parking.


Taxis are expensive but are available, and are are common around the University and city center. Ride share options such as Uber are also available.

Visa Information

When you arrive, your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your intended departure date, and if required, have a valid New Zealand visa.

New Zealand is visa free from 60 countries and territories. Visitors from visa-waiver countries must request an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) prior to coming to New Zealand. You may also have to pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). For more information on the ETA and IVL, visit Immigration New Zealand.


In order to protect New Zealand and its environment, certain items are not allowed to be brought into the country, have restrictions for entry, or must be declared if they are deemed to present a biosecurity risk. These include food, plants, animal products and outdoor recreational equipment. You may risk a fine if you fail to comply. For more information on what items to declare visit the Ministry for Primary Industries.