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{{Trail|About|Auckland}}
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Sounds very interesting. However, I have a retrun flight from Auckland. Making the whole return trip on Saturday - Sunday seems a bit too much of travelling and it's not particularly cheap either. So I looked a bit at the map and the schedule. Looks like just going to National Park / Ohakune on Staturday and return from there on Sunday might be a more suitable distance and price. Does anybody have opinions whether that's worth doing or would it mean to miss 80% of the sights? --[[User:Uwe Geuder|Uwe Geuder]] ([[User talk:Uwe Geuder|talk]]) 08:57, 13 December 2014 (AEDT)
== By air ==
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: <small>''See also:'' [[Arrivals Departures]]</small>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auckland_Airport Auckland] is New Zealand's biggest airport, and the fourth biggest in Australasia, meaning you can fly directly from any airport in the Pacific.  
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* The conference is taking place near the summer holiday peak so you will need to book your flights and accommodation as early as possible to get the cheapest rates.
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* Flying from the US? Remember that you're flying into the future! Don't forget to take this into account and check what day and local time you arrive.
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=== Immigration requirements ===
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* [http://glossary.immigration.govt.nz/australiancitizensandresidents.htm Australian] citizens and permanent residents do not usually need a visa to travel to New Zealand.
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* If you are from a visa-waiver country (including USA, most of the EU, Japan) and intending to visit for no more three months, then you do not need a visa.
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* Check the [http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/visit/ Immigration New Zealand website] for details
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* [http://www.customs.govt.nz/inprivate/Pages/default.aspx Customs] advice for visiting New Zealand. Note that New Zealand has stronger restrictions on bringing in food and other products that may host agricultural pests than most countries.
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=== Airport to venue transfers ===
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Auckland airport has buses, shuttles and taxis available. Note that the Auckland domestic and international airports are about 1 km apart, so ensure you order a taxi to the correct location.
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12 Grafton Rd, Auckland, 1010~[[Location|Owen G Glen Building (OGGB)]]~This will be the main venue for the conference.;
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Auckland Airport, Ray Emery Drive, Auckland, 2022~Auckland Airport
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* http://www.aucklandairport.co.nz/ToAndFromTheAirport/PublicTransport/TaxisAndShuttles.aspx
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* Uber has a fixed price $70 fare to or from Auckland Airport to an area which includes the University of Auckland (where the conference is held) and our accommodation.
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* http://taxi.co.nz is a facility run by Air NZ. It is a price comparison facility that includes airbus, taxi, shuttles and even helicopter. Note there's a slight surcharge for its use. In order to secure those prices, you need to book + pay for it via the website. I haven't used it before but I can see how it is useful.
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==== Airbus ====
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You won't miss anything like 80% of the sights - for example, the Raurimu spiral is passed by the Northern Explorer just before reaching National Park if I read the maps right. Changing the return flight to Wellington might be another option if the fees are not too excessive. If you can stomach the takeoff from Wellington, that is (not as bad as arrival into the airport, but can be quite spectacular). --[[User:Michael Schmitz|Michael Schmitz]] ([[User talk:Michael Schmitz|talk]]) 06:43, 16 December 2014 (AEDT)
* Cost $16 one way
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* http://www.airbus.co.nz/
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* airport to the city - http://www.airbus.co.nz/pictures/map-1-horizontal.png
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* city to the airport - http://www.airbus.co.nz/pictures/map-2-horizontal.png
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==== Shuttles ====
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* Cost $33 per person, one way.
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* Shuttles are door to door.
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* You must book the shuttle from Auckland to Airport. Please do this at least a day in advance.
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* Some other shuttle services may not be at the airport and you may need to book them for pickup.  
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* Not all shuttle services have the same fee. So ask before you hop on.
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* Some don't like shuttles because you may have other passengers in there to drop off along the way. Most cases they try to group all to the CBD. Obviously problem is not there if there's a few LCA ppl in the shuttle.
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* Super shuttle https://www.supershuttle.co.nz/Default.aspx
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Wasn't there and Alfred Hitchcock movie called 'Strangers on a Train'? I hope there's no murder plots involving getting a fellow passenger to kill somebody...
** The best known in Auckland for Airport shuttle service.
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** Cost for airport - cbd (based on search on the [https://www.supershuttle.co.nz/Default.aspx supershuttle's website] : 4ppl $59; 5ppl $67; 6ppl $75; 7ppl $84; 8ppl $91; 9ppl $99; 10 $107  11ppl $113
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** This means for 5 ppl it works out cheaper than the airbus and you have a door to door service.
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* Other shuttle services below were found via google + searched the prices below. I think you need to book with them in order for them to come pick you up.  Note - never used them.
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* Shuttlebus http://www.shuttlebus.co.nz/
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** From Airport to CBD:  4 pax 65; 5 pax $70 ;  6 - 11ppl  $85
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** From CBD to airport: 6 - 11ppl $75
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* Express shuttle http://www.expressshuttle.co.nz/
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** Auckland CBD - Airport one way: 3-4 $60; 5-6 $70; 7- 11ppl $85
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* Air Shuttle  http://www.airshuttle.biz/
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** Airport to CBD 3 - 9 ppl $80
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** CBD to Airport 3 - 9  ppl $65
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* Quick shuttle http://www.quickshuttle.co.nz/airport-terminal/
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** 1 to 2 people - $60 total price
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** 3 to 4 people - $65 total price
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** 5 to 6 people - $75 total price
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** 7 to 11 people - $90 total price
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* Kathy's shuttle http://kathysshuttle.co.nz/
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** 2 ppl from airport to central auckland $45 Source: http://kathysshuttle.co.nz/gettingplaces/
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** Her booking page has choices for up to 6 or more. So it is probably a bigger vehicle than the car on the web page.
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==== Taxi ====
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* $75-$90
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* http://taxi.co.nz (pre-paid taxi)
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* Taxi is a metered srevice and so fare above is an approximation.  The meter still ticks when it is stuck in traffic unless you managed to negotiate a flat fee for the journey.
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* IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are at the airport and need to go somewhere, within the airport area, be aware that it could be very expensive despite the short distance.
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== By bus ==
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* [http://www.intercity.co.nz Intercity]
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* [https://nakedbus.com NakedBus]
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* [http://www.manabus.com ManaBus]
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* [http://www.kiwiexperience.com KiwiExperience]
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* [http://www.straytravel.com Stray Travel]
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== By train ==
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* [http://www.kiwirail.co.nz KiwiRail]
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** [http://www.kiwirailscenic.co.nz/northern-explorer/?servicename=Northern%20Explorer Northern Explorer]
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== By car ==
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* [http://www.newzealand.com/int/travel-times-and-distances-calculator Travel time and distance calculator]
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* [http://www.aatravel.co.nz/transport-and-rentals-newzealand/rentals.php Vehicle rentals] (nationwide)
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Revision as of 16:02, 6 January 2015

Sounds very interesting. However, I have a retrun flight from Auckland. Making the whole return trip on Saturday - Sunday seems a bit too much of travelling and it's not particularly cheap either. So I looked a bit at the map and the schedule. Looks like just going to National Park / Ohakune on Staturday and return from there on Sunday might be a more suitable distance and price. Does anybody have opinions whether that's worth doing or would it mean to miss 80% of the sights? --Uwe Geuder (talk) 08:57, 13 December 2014 (AEDT)

You won't miss anything like 80% of the sights - for example, the Raurimu spiral is passed by the Northern Explorer just before reaching National Park if I read the maps right. Changing the return flight to Wellington might be another option if the fees are not too excessive. If you can stomach the takeoff from Wellington, that is (not as bad as arrival into the airport, but can be quite spectacular). --Michael Schmitz (talk) 06:43, 16 December 2014 (AEDT)

Wasn't there and Alfred Hitchcock movie called 'Strangers on a Train'? I hope there's no murder plots involving getting a fellow passenger to kill somebody...