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KiwiRail's Northern Explorer is a well-known scenic rain journey that operates three days a week from Auckland to Wellington.
 
  
A group of intrepid LCA delegates are taking the train down on Saturday 17 January.
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== '''Linux.conf.au 2015 Partners' programme''' ==
  
[http://www.seat61.com/northern-explorer.htm Seat61] has a great summary of the journey.
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== Partners' programme itinerary ==
  
== Tickets ==
 
  
Are available from [http://kiwirailscenic.co.nz Kiwi Rail Scenic]
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'''Monday January 12th:'''
  
If you don't live in NZ, the only ticket price available is the Flexi fare, which is NZD$199. Cheaper tickets, starting at NZD$139 at the time of writing are available for online booking from NZ, or if you do location spoofing. [https://hola.org/ Hola] seems to work just fine for this purpose.
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8:45am - Official Maori Welcome @ Auckland University.  
  
They accept all the major credit cards including Amex.
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10:30am - On the bus and away to the Maritime Museum.  
  
== Attending ==
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1pm - Lunch on the Navigator Outrigger (an above ground Hāngi).
  
Please only list yourselves on this list once your ticket is booked. If at all possible, please list your name as it appears on your ticket, as I'll use this page to ask KiwiRail to seat as many of us together as possible.
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And for the afternoon a cruise up the Viaduct on the TE AURERE.
  
* Christopher Neugebauer
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* Jack Scott
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'''Tuesday January 13th:'''
* Cory Thompson
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9:30am - Meet at the University to catch the bus for Auckland's Museum Of Transport And Technology (MOTAT).
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1:30pm - A wander in the beautiful Western Springs Park.
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'''Wednesday January 14th:'''
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8:30am - Meet at the University to catch the bus for the Rangitoto Island Volcanic Tour.
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1:30pm - Return to the University for lunch and with plenty of time to prepare for the Penguin Dinner.
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'''Thursday January 15th:'''
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9:30am - Meet at Auckland University for a tour of Mount Eden and Eden Garden.
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12:30pm - Returning for lunch at Auckland University.
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This afternoon is “free range”. You can wander Auckland’s CBD and shops, hang out in the University or join a group for a Day Spa Experience at The Langham Hotel.
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We have secured a special offer at The Chuan Spa at The Langham.
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For NZ$200 and one and a half hours you will receive:
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* A head massage
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* A full facial
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* A back massage
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* Champagne
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This package is normally valued at $350.
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Numbers are limited (up to 8) so interested Partner’s Programme Attendees need to book and pay LCA2015 by December 10.
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'''Friday January 16th:'''
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9am - This morning there is a choice:
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Butterfly Creek (appropriate for younger children)
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or
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Rainbow's End* (appropriate for older children)
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(*) We need input from the Partner’s Programme Attendees by December 15 to secure spots for the preferred morning activity.
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A Picnic lunch will be at the venue.

Revision as of 19:40, 16 December 2014

Linux.conf.au 2015 Partners' programme

Partners' programme itinerary

Monday January 12th:

8:45am - Official Maori Welcome @ Auckland University.

10:30am - On the bus and away to the Maritime Museum.

1pm - Lunch on the Navigator Outrigger (an above ground Hāngi).

And for the afternoon a cruise up the Viaduct on the TE AURERE.


Tuesday January 13th:

9:30am - Meet at the University to catch the bus for Auckland's Museum Of Transport And Technology (MOTAT).

1:30pm - A wander in the beautiful Western Springs Park.


Wednesday January 14th:

8:30am - Meet at the University to catch the bus for the Rangitoto Island Volcanic Tour.

1:30pm - Return to the University for lunch and with plenty of time to prepare for the Penguin Dinner.


Thursday January 15th:

9:30am - Meet at Auckland University for a tour of Mount Eden and Eden Garden.

12:30pm - Returning for lunch at Auckland University.

This afternoon is “free range”. You can wander Auckland’s CBD and shops, hang out in the University or join a group for a Day Spa Experience at The Langham Hotel.


We have secured a special offer at The Chuan Spa at The Langham. For NZ$200 and one and a half hours you will receive:

  • A head massage
  • A full facial
  • A back massage
  • Champagne

This package is normally valued at $350.

Numbers are limited (up to 8) so interested Partner’s Programme Attendees need to book and pay LCA2015 by December 10.


Friday January 16th:

9am - This morning there is a choice:

Butterfly Creek (appropriate for younger children)

or

Rainbow's End* (appropriate for older children)

(*) We need input from the Partner’s Programme Attendees by December 15 to secure spots for the preferred morning activity.

A Picnic lunch will be at the venue.