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== Getting to Auckland ==
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Auckland's public transport system is mostly organised by [https://at.govt.nz Auckland Transport], which has a unified ticketing system called the [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/at-hop-card AT HOP card].
: <small>''Main article:'' [[Getting to Auckland]]</small><section begin=gettingto />
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* A reusable prepay smart card for travel on trains, ferries and buses around Auckland.
* [[Getting to Auckland#By air|By air]] - airport (domestic / international), visas, transfers
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* Save money on fares - at least 20% discount off adult single trip cash fares (excludes NiteRider and Airbus Express bus services and Waiheke ferry services).
** [[Arrivals Departures]] - Airport arrivals and departures
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* Free City LINK buses - AT HOP cards travel free on red City LINK buses as long as you have a positive or zero balance, otherwise you need to pay the cash fare.
* [[Getting to Auckland#By bus|By bus]] - terminals, timetables, fares
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* Load a concession for discounted fares
* [[Getting to Auckland#By train|By train]] - stations, timetables, fares
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* Eligible registered AT HOP users can enjoy [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/at-hop-card/at-hop-wifi free WiFi] at train stations and selected bus stations and ferry terminals across Auckland (1 GB per day).
* [[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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== By bus ==
: <small>''Main article:'' [[Transport]]</small><section begin=transportaround />
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=== Central city buses ===
* [[Transport#Bus|By bus]] - stops, timetables, fares, AT HOP card
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The [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/bus-services/link-bus-service/ LINK buses] loop around the city anti-clockwise.  There are three routes all at a reasonable price:
* [[Transport#Train|By train]] - stations, timetables, fares, AT HOP card
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* City LINK - Red, $0.50, every 7-10 minutes.  This goes up and down Queen St.
* [[Transport#Ferry|By ferry]] - terminals, timetables, fares, AT HOP card, cruising
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* Inner LINK - Green, $2, every 10-15 minutes.  This goes around the CBD (Central Business Area) and out to New Market.
* [[Transport#Taxi|By taxi]] - stands, fares, safety
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* Outer LINK - Orange, $2 to $4, every 15 minutes.  This goes up and down Queen St.
* [[Transport#Bicycle|By bicycle]] - lanes, tracks, repairs, racks
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=== Buses going further ===
* [[Transport#Alternate means|By kayak, rickshaw, and other means]] - booking, timetables, fares
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There are many other buses that go out to the suburbs, see the [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/ Auckland Transport (AT) website] for more details. They have an online [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/journey-planner journey planner] to calculate which bus services you need to catch, from where, to get to your destination.
* [[Transport#Car|By car]] - car rental, petrol stations, parking, road rules, safety<section end=transportaround />
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== Attractions ==
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'''Tip:''' Google maps directions work well with the Auckland Transport system.
: <small>''Main article:'' [[Attractions]]</small><section begin=attractions />
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Additional Tip: Never trust google maps for transit!
* [[Attractions#Museums & Culture|Museums & Culture]] - War Memorial Museum, Maritime Museum, MOTAT, Art Gallery
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== By train ==
* [[Attractions#Adventure|Adventure]] - theme parks, rides, thrills
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Cash payments are no longer processed on board the train, so you will have to purchase your ticket before you get on a train. See the [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/train-services Auckland Transport (AT) website] for more details. The nearest train station to the LCA venue is Britmart, which is 1.348kms away, or 20 mins walk from the OGGB, located at the bottom of Queen Street.
* [[Attractions#Nature|Nature]] - scenic locations, public parks, beaches
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== By ferry ==
* [[Attractions#Animal Enclosures|Animal Enclosures]] - zoological parks, animal encounters
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There are several ferry operators available in Auckland, and you will need to locate the appropriate ticketing office for the service you wish to use. See the [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/ferry-services Auckland Transport (AT) website] for more details. The nearest ferry terminal to the LCA venue is 1.6km away, or 23 mins walk from the OGGB, located at the bottom of Queen Street, beyond Britomart, and out onto Quay Street.
* [[Attractions#Activities|Activities]] -
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== By taxi ==
<section end=attractions />
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There are many taxi companies available in Auckland, and you can hail a cab right off the street, walk to your nearest taxi rank, or call and book a cab by telephone. Some taxi companies allow you to book online, some have smartphone apps, and there are independent apps as well, that aren't tied to any particular taxi company. Then there's [[wikipedia:Uber_(company)|Uber]], which also has a presence in Auckland.
== Phone and mobile data ==
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{| class="wikitable sortable"
: <small>''Main article:'' [[Phone and mobile data]]</small><section begin=phone />
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!Name!!Phone!!Yelp!!Flagfall!!Day||Night!!EFT||OGGB → MOTAT<ref group="n">A rough estimate was requested by [[User:Augur_.|<font color="#703931">'''ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ'''</font>]] via telephone on 31-Dec, for the Penguin Dinner on Wednesday 14<sup>th</sup> Jan at 6pm, one-way, for 2 passengers.</ref>
* [[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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|[http://www.cooptaxi.co.nz Auckland Co-op Taxis]||300 3000||<span style="display:none;">2.5</span><span class="plainlinks">{{fs}}{{fs}}{{hs}}{{es}}{{es}} [http://www.yelp.co.nz/biz/auckland-cooperative-taxi-society-auckland (3 Reviews)]</span>||$3.00||$2.60<ref group="t">'''Auckland Co-op Taxis Tariff 1:''' 5am - 7pm Mon-Fri</ref><ref group="t">'''Auckland Co-op Taxis Tariff 2:''' Special rate for cardholder / members only</ref>||$2.75<ref group="t">'''Auckland Co-op Taxis Tariff 3:''' 7pm - 5am Mon-Sun</ref>||All||$22.00
<section end=phone />
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== Emergency contacts ==
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|[http://www.corporatecabs.co.nz Corporate Cabs]||377 0773||<span style="display:none;">0</span><span class="plainlinks">{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}} [http://www.yelp.co.nz/biz/corporate-cabs-auckland (0 Reviews)]</span>||$6.00||$2.83<ref group="t">'''Corporate Cabs Tariff 1:''' 5am - 7pm Mon-Fri</ref>||$3.01<ref group="t">'''Corporate Cabs Tariff 2:''' All other times</ref>||All||$35.00-$40.00
: <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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|[http://www.vipcabs.co.nz VIP Cabs Limited]||377 5050||<span style="display:none;"></span><span class="plainlinks">{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}} [http://www.yelp.co.nz (0 Reviews)]</span>||$3.00||$3.10<ref group="t">'''VIP Cabs Limited Single Tariff:''' No discount for after-hours travel</ref>|| ||Some||$19.00
* [[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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|[http://www.dialacab.co.nz Dial A Cab Limited]||355 3000||<span style="display:none;">0</span><span class="plainlinks">{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}} [http://www.yelp.co.nz/biz/dial-a-cab-auckland (0 Reviews)]</span>||$3.00||$2.99<ref group="t">'''Dial A Cab Limited Single Tariff:''' No discount for after-hours travel</ref>|| || ||$20.00
: <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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|[http://www.greencabs.co.nz Green Cabs Limited]||0508 447 336||<span style="display:none;">4.5</span><span class="plainlinks">{{fs}}{{fs}}{{fs}}{{fs}}{{hs}} [http://www.yelp.co.nz/biz/green-cabs-auckland (2 Reviews)]</span>||$3.00||$2.65<ref group="t">'''Green Cabs Limited Tariff 1:''' 5am - 7pm Mon-Fri</ref>||$2.80<ref group="t">'''Green Cabs Limited Tariff 2:''' 7pm - 5am Mon-Sun</ref>||All||$25.00
* [[Weather#Forecasts|Forecasts]] - where to get reliable forecasts (if such things exist)
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<section end=weather />
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|[http://www.aucklandtaxiservice.co.nz ATS Auckland Taxi Service]||845 4666||<span style="display:none;"></span><span class="plainlinks">{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}} [http://www.yelp.co.nz (0 Reviews)]</span>||$2.99||$3.10<ref group="t">'''ATS Auckland Taxi Service Single Tariff:''' No discount for after-hours travel</ref>|| ||All||$35.00-$40.00
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=== Notes ===
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=== Tariffs and Times ===
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== By bicycle ==
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lanes, tracks, repairs, racks
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== By alternate means ==
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booking, timetables, fares
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== By car ==
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car rental, petrol stations, parking, road rules, safety
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=== Parking at venue ===
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There is lots of (Auckland University) day parking in the same building as the conference.  [https://linux.conf.au/wiki/LCA_FAQ#What_parking_options_are_there_at_the_Venue.3F See the FAQ] for details.
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However there is basically no "all week" parking for those driving in from out of town for the whole conference and wanting to leave their car somewhere for the whole week of the conference.  The limited "student parking" that the residences have is all taken by summer students already (confirmed by Auckland University accommodation team 2014-11-17).  All the surrounding streets are time limited parking at least during the day.  There is no known "rent for just one week, at a week rate" parking buildings/locations nearby.
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If you are planning on driving from out of town your best option is probably to park in one of the outer suburbs (outside all the parking restrictions) at the start of the week, then take public transport back into the centre (for the university).  Possibly near where a friend, or extended family member lives, so they can check on your car periodically; if you don't know anyone in Auckland maybe you can make a friend on the LCA2015 chat list? :-)

Revision as of 08:21, 31 December 2014

< Main Page < About < Auckland

Auckland's public transport system is mostly organised by Auckland Transport, which has a unified ticketing system called the AT HOP card.

  • A reusable prepay smart card for travel on trains, ferries and buses around Auckland.
  • Save money on fares - at least 20% discount off adult single trip cash fares (excludes NiteRider and Airbus Express bus services and Waiheke ferry services).
  • Free City LINK buses - AT HOP cards travel free on red City LINK buses as long as you have a positive or zero balance, otherwise you need to pay the cash fare.
  • Load a concession for discounted fares
  • Eligible registered AT HOP users can enjoy free WiFi at train stations and selected bus stations and ferry terminals across Auckland (1 GB per day).

By bus

Central city buses

The LINK buses loop around the city anti-clockwise. There are three routes all at a reasonable price:

  • City LINK - Red, $0.50, every 7-10 minutes. This goes up and down Queen St.
  • Inner LINK - Green, $2, every 10-15 minutes. This goes around the CBD (Central Business Area) and out to New Market.
  • Outer LINK - Orange, $2 to $4, every 15 minutes. This goes up and down Queen St.

Buses going further

There are many other buses that go out to the suburbs, see the Auckland Transport (AT) website for more details. They have an online journey planner to calculate which bus services you need to catch, from where, to get to your destination.

Tip: Google maps directions work well with the Auckland Transport system. Additional Tip: Never trust google maps for transit!

By train

Cash payments are no longer processed on board the train, so you will have to purchase your ticket before you get on a train. See the Auckland Transport (AT) website for more details. The nearest train station to the LCA venue is Britmart, which is 1.348kms away, or 20 mins walk from the OGGB, located at the bottom of Queen Street.

By ferry

There are several ferry operators available in Auckland, and you will need to locate the appropriate ticketing office for the service you wish to use. See the Auckland Transport (AT) website for more details. The nearest ferry terminal to the LCA venue is 1.6km away, or 23 mins walk from the OGGB, located at the bottom of Queen Street, beyond Britomart, and out onto Quay Street.

By taxi

There are many taxi companies available in Auckland, and you can hail a cab right off the street, walk to your nearest taxi rank, or call and book a cab by telephone. Some taxi companies allow you to book online, some have smartphone apps, and there are independent apps as well, that aren't tied to any particular taxi company. Then there's Uber, which also has a presence in Auckland.

Name Phone Yelp Flagfall Day Night EFT OGGB → MOTAT[n 1]
Auckland Co-op Taxis 300 3000 2.5Farm-Fresh-bullet-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-half-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.png (3 Reviews) $3.00 $2.60[t 1][t 2] $2.75[t 3] All $22.00
Corporate Cabs 377 0773 0Farm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.png (0 Reviews) $6.00 $2.83[t 4] $3.01[t 5] All $35.00-$40.00
VIP Cabs Limited 377 5050 Farm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.png (0 Reviews) $3.00 $3.10[t 6] Some $19.00
Dial A Cab Limited 355 3000 0Farm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.png (0 Reviews) $3.00 $2.99[t 7] $20.00
Green Cabs Limited 0508 447 336 4.5Farm-Fresh-bullet-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-half-star.png (2 Reviews) $3.00 $2.65[t 8] $2.80[t 9] All $25.00
ATS Auckland Taxi Service 845 4666 Farm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.png (0 Reviews) $2.99 $3.10[t 10] All $35.00-$40.00
Table information

Notes

  1. A rough estimate was requested by ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ via telephone on 31-Dec, for the Penguin Dinner on Wednesday 14th Jan at 6pm, one-way, for 2 passengers.

Tariffs and Times

  1. Auckland Co-op Taxis Tariff 1: 5am - 7pm Mon-Fri
  2. Auckland Co-op Taxis Tariff 2: Special rate for cardholder / members only
  3. Auckland Co-op Taxis Tariff 3: 7pm - 5am Mon-Sun
  4. Corporate Cabs Tariff 1: 5am - 7pm Mon-Fri
  5. Corporate Cabs Tariff 2: All other times
  6. VIP Cabs Limited Single Tariff: No discount for after-hours travel
  7. Dial A Cab Limited Single Tariff: No discount for after-hours travel
  8. Green Cabs Limited Tariff 1: 5am - 7pm Mon-Fri
  9. Green Cabs Limited Tariff 2: 7pm - 5am Mon-Sun
  10. ATS Auckland Taxi Service Single Tariff: No discount for after-hours travel

By bicycle

lanes, tracks, repairs, racks

By alternate means

booking, timetables, fares

By car

car rental, petrol stations, parking, road rules, safety

Parking at venue

There is lots of (Auckland University) day parking in the same building as the conference. See the FAQ for details.

However there is basically no "all week" parking for those driving in from out of town for the whole conference and wanting to leave their car somewhere for the whole week of the conference. The limited "student parking" that the residences have is all taken by summer students already (confirmed by Auckland University accommodation team 2014-11-17). All the surrounding streets are time limited parking at least during the day. There is no known "rent for just one week, at a week rate" parking buildings/locations nearby.

If you are planning on driving from out of town your best option is probably to park in one of the outer suburbs (outside all the parking restrictions) at the start of the week, then take public transport back into the centre (for the university). Possibly near where a friend, or extended family member lives, so they can check on your car periodically; if you don't know anyone in Auckland maybe you can make a friend on the LCA2015 chat list? :-)