TRAVEL TO NEW ZEALAND
For international visitors attending IALP Auckland 2023, there are many flight carriers and options when travelling and visiting our shores.
For international visitors, please note that there are 5 airports servicing international flights. Note that IALP 2023 is located nearest to Auckland Airport (AKL). Auckland Airport is the second largest airport in Australasia.
We’re only a three-hour flight from the eastern seaboard of Australia, and approximately a 10-hour direct flight from most places in the Pacific Rim, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and the west coast of the USA.
It’s also easy to get around the rest of New Zealand, with many domestic flights to 19 cities around the country.
- Auckland Airport (AKL)
- Wellington Airport (WLG)
- Christchurch (CHC)
- Queenstown (ZQN)
- Dunedin (DUD)
For information on Auckland Airport- click here
For Airlines servicing Auckland Airport – click here
Please ensure that you consult the information page on VISAS and consult with your selected air carrier for appropriate travel requirements and documents.
AIRPORT TO VENUE
The IALP 2023 conference will take place at the AOTEA Centre. The Conference Centre is located in Auckland CBD, it’s easily accessed by taxi, bus and in walking distance to many local hotels and sights.
Note the below is provided as a guide based on early 2020 options and will be updated with schedules/details in 2022/2023
AIRPORT TO CITY CENTRE
Auckland’s international and domestic airport terminals are about 45 minutes from downtown Auckland. Regular shuttles, transfers, private transport and bus services are all available 24 hours, seven days a week. Located just 15km from downtown Auckland there are many options to transport you into the city. The i-Site (Tourism Office) at Auckland Arrivals hall can provide information on bus schedules, shuttle, purchase travel sims, hop cards etc…
- Auckland City Express
$17 Adult One Way , Operates 24/7, Journey time is approx. 40-50 mins, please allow extra time during peak hours.
Buy Online or at Airport Ticket Kiosks at both International and Domestic kerbside bus stops. SkyBus also accepts AT HOP cards
To find out more information about timetables and finding a stop closest to your destination Click here
Auckland Airport licenses specific taxi and shuttle companies to ensure airport visitors and travelers receive a high standard of service. All taxi and shuttle companies are able to drop you off at the airport, however only licensed companies are able to pick you up from the designated taxi ranks at the terminal buildings.
Taxi and shuttle ranks are located outside the arrivals area (door 8) at the international terminal and outside door 4 at the domestic terminal. Just turn up at the terminal ranks – taxis and shuttles are always available. Auckland Airport charges $5 per pick up and $3 per drop off, inclusive in the fixed fare rate.
Rates range from $40 – $75 for a fixed rate transfer one-way.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION CARD
- HOP Card
This travel card can be purchased at the i-Site kiosk in the arrivals area of the international terminal. A reusable prepay smart card for travel on trains, ferries and buses around Auckland. (excludes SkyBus bus services and Waiheke ferry services). Check out AT HOP fares.
Click here to learn more
SOME HANDY MAPS FOR DOWNLOAD WHILE IN AUCKLAND
Click to open tourism maps for specific regions within and around Auckland
Auckland Central –note the Aotea Centre is in box C3 – Click here
Auckland – South and East – Click here
North Auckland – Click here
Haruki Gulf & Islands – Click here
Link to the Aotea Centre in Google Maps – Click here