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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)
== Getting to Auckland ==
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: <small>''Main article:'' [[Getting to Auckland]]</small><section begin=gettingto />
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* [[Getting to Auckland#By air|By air]] - airport (domestic / international), visas, transfers
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** [[Arrivals Departures]] - Airport arrivals and departures
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* [[Getting to Auckland#By bus|By bus]] - terminals, timetables, fares
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* [[Getting to Auckland#By train|By train]] - stations, timetables, fares
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* [[Getting to Auckland#By car|By car]] - distances and journey times, safety<section end=gettingto />
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== Transport around Auckland ==
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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)
: <small>''Main article:'' [[Transport]]</small><section begin=transportaround />
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* [[Transport#Bus|By bus]] - stops, timetables, fares, AT HOP card
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* [[Transport#Train|By train]] - stations, timetables, fares, AT HOP card
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* [[Transport#Ferry|By ferry]] - terminals, timetables, fares, AT HOP card, cruising
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* [[Transport#Taxi|By taxi]] - stands, fares, safety
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* [[Transport#Bicycle|By bicycle]] - lanes, tracks, repairs, racks
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* [[Transport#Alternate means|By kayak, rickshaw, and other means]] - booking, timetables, fares
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* [[Transport#Car|By car]] - car rental, petrol stations, parking, road rules, safety<section end=transportaround />
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== Attractions ==
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: <small>''Main article:'' [[Attractions]]</small><section begin=attractions />
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* [[Attractions#Museums & Culture|Museums & Culture]] - War Memorial Museum, Maritime Museum, MOTAT, Art Gallery
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* [[Attractions#Adventure|Adventure]] - theme parks, rides, thrills
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* [[Attractions#Nature|Nature]] - scenic locations, public parks, beaches
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* [[Attractions#Animal Enclosures|Animal Enclosures]] - zoological parks, animal encounters
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* [[Attractions#Activities|Activities]] -
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<section end=attractions />
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== Phone and mobile data ==
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: <small>''Main article:'' [[Phone and mobile data]]</small><section begin=phone />
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* [[Phone and mobile data#Network operators|Network operators]] - companies, contracts, pre-paid
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* [[Phone and mobile data#SIMs and Handsets|SIMs and Handsets]] - where to purchase, what to do with them after the conf
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<section end=phone />
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== Emergency contacts ==
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: <small>''Main article:'' [[Emergency contacts]]</small><section begin=emergency />
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* [[Emergency contacts#Emergency numbers|Emergency numbers]] - Dial 111 in an emergency
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* [[Emergency contacts#Emergency Services in Auckland|Emergency Services in Auckland]] - police, security, ambulance, hospital, fire<section end=emergency />
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== Weather ==
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: <small>''Main article:'' [[Weather]]</small><section begin=weather />
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* [[Weather#General|General]] - what to expect from Auckland's weather during the conf
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* [[Weather#Forecasts|Forecasts]] - where to get reliable forecasts (if such things exist)
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== Local rules ==
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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...
* [[Smoke-Free Policy]], [[Alcohol related policies]],
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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...