When booking travel and accommodation, please be aware that Monday 6 February 2017 is a public holiday in New Zealand (Waitangi Day).
There are direct daily flights to Wellington from Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane on Air New Zealand and Qantas. Singapore Airlines has also recently announced the launch of direct flights from Canberra to Wellington.
From the rest of the world
All major airlines operate routes to Auckland from major cities in UK/Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East and South America. There are frequent daily connections from Auckland to Wellington on Air New Zealand and Jetstar, with a flight time of one hour. More information about transiting in Auckland will be provided to conference participants.
Driving from Auckland
If you have more time, you may wish to hire a car and drive from Auckland to Wellington over two or three days. The most direct route is via the geothermal area of Rotorua, Lake Taupo, and the spectacular volcanic Central Plateau. Other options include going via the wine country of Hawkes Bay on the east coast, or the surf beaches of Taranaki’s west coast.
From Wellington Airport to the CBD
By bus: The Airport Flyer operates a regular and inexpensive service direct from the airport that travels through the city centre. Buses go every 10 minutes at peak times and approximately every 20 minutes at other times. For more information on timetables and fares, see https://www.metlink.org.nz/tickets-and-fares/airport/
By taxi: Several taxi operators have dedicated stands on the Ground Floor outside the Domestic Terminal. Fares to the city are approximately NZ$30 and the trip takes between 15 and 30 minutes (allow longer at peak times).