General Information

Biosecurity

New Zealand has a national biosecurity system that is considered one of the most robust in the world. Please refer to this website for more information.

Booking your travel to Auckland

Auckland Airport is serviced by several international airlines. Click here to find out more. For Auckland Domestic Airport information please Click here.
For domestic travellers, there are also intercity coaches which will arrive in the centre. Click here to read more.

Car Rental

We encourage you to take advantage of corporate rates through Avis Rent a Car. Just call the local Avis office on 0800 284 722 and quote the booking reference number: AWD Z994400.

Climate

Auckland has a warm-temperate climate with typical daytime temperatures ranging from 12 – 20 degrees Celsius in April.

Currency/Banking

The currency used is New Zealand dollar. Banking hours are usually 0900 -1600hrs, Monday to Friday. Automatic Teller Machines are well spread throughout Auckland. International credit cards are accepted throughout the country at banks, most hotels and city stores.

Disclosure of Registration Information

If you do not wish your details to be provided to sponsors or other delegates, please tick the appropriate box on the registration form.

Dress

Dress for all sessions is business casual. Dress for the Gala Dinner is Cocktail or Lounge Suit.

Electricity

New Zealand uses a 240 volt 50 cycle system with 3 pin flat plugs.

Good and Services Tax

Goods and Services in New Zealand are subject to a 15% tax (GST). This tax is usually included in the price and if not, it is clearly stated. This tax cannot be claimed back by visitors, when leaving the country.

Insurance

It is strongly recommended that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance to cover the duration of your visit to New Zealand and to protect against cancellation charges, loss or damage to your luggage and personal effects, loss of cash and medical expenses.

Name Badges

Name badges will be given to all delegates on registration. We ask that you wear your badge at all times, including social functions. Entry tickets will be given for all social and optional events.

Parking

SkyCity Auckland: Car parking is available in the SkyCity carpark. Entrances are on Federal Street and Hobson Street. A discounted parking rate is available if you ‘validate’ your parking ticket at the parking validation machine located on Level 4 of the SkyCity Convention Centre.
Valet Parking is $35 each day, with unlimited access.

Casual Rate (6am-6pm)

  • First hour $11.00
  • Each Extra hour $5.50
  • Maximum $40.00

Casual Rate (6am-6pm)

  • First hour $15.00
  • Each extra hour $5.50
  • Maximum $40.00

Early Bird Rates

  • Monday-Friday $14.00
  • Entry between 6am-9am and exit before 6pm on the same day (single entry and exit)

Lost ticket $50.

Please check the SkyCity website for any updated rates.

Public transport in Auckland

Train and bus services run from Auckland's suburbs directly to and from the city centre. Full timetables and pricing can be found on the Auckland public transport website here.

Tourism New Zealand app

The free Essential New Zealand travel app from Tourism New Zealand is available from the App Store and Google play. Make the most of your stay without the need for an internet connection.

Special Requirements

Every effort will be made to ensure delegates with special needs are catered for. Should you require any specific assistance, or catering please give details required on your registration form.

Transport from the Auckland Airport to Auckland City

Taxi

A taxi fare from the Auckland Airport to the city centre is around $90 one way. Taxi ranks are located outside the arrivals area (door 8) at the international terminal. You can pre-book your taxi on the website or just turn up at the terminal ranks – taxis are always available.

Super Shuttle

Super Shuttle offers a shared ride option. The approximate cost for the trip from the airport to the city is $35 one way for one person. The shuttles operate from the Shuttle rank at the airport (not the taxi rank) located outside the arrivals area (door 8). Bookings can be made on the Super Shuttle website or just turn up at the terminal ranks.

Time Zone

New Zealand is one of the first places in the world to see the new day, 12 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).

Vaccinations

No vaccinations are required to enter New Zealand.

Visa Information

All visitors to New Zealand must have a passport which is valid for at least three months beyond the intended stay in New Zealand. Visa information and the visa application form are available on www.immigration.govt.nz. If you require a Visitor’s Visa, please allow at least 5-6 weeks for processing.

Visa Waiver Countries

Citizens of some countries do not need to apply for a visa before travelling to New Zealand, view the list of visa waiver countries here.

If you are a citizen of a country which has a visa waiver agreement with New Zealand, you do not need to apply for a visa to visit New Zealand but you must:

  • Hold a valid ticket from New Zealand to a country where you have the right of entry
  • Have sufficient money to support yourself during your stay in New Zealand
  • Hold a passport valid for 3 months beyond the date you intend leaving New Zealand
  • Remain in New Zealand only for the time granted on your arrival
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