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{{Trail|About|Auckland}}
Registration Information: http://linux.conf.au/register/accommodation
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== 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.
  
== Late night arrivals: ==
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==== Airbus ====
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* 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.
  
If you are arriving at your accommodation outside of their regular reception hours, please leave your details here so we can organise out-of-hours reception.
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* Super shuttle https://www.supershuttle.co.nz/Default.aspx
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** 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.
  
=== Uni Halls ===
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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.
'''Reception hours: 8am - 8pm. '''
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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
  
'''After hours phone: 027 676 4862'''
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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
  
(your name, date & time of arrival)
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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
  
James (Ender) Brown, Fri 09/01, ~10:30PM
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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
  
Jonathan Woithe, Sat 10th, 20:00-2100 (plane arrives 18:55)
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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.
  
Himangi Saraogi, Sun 11th, ~16:00 (plane arrives 14:50)
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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.
  
=== Carlaw Park ===
 
'''Reception hours: 8:30-5pm and 6pm-7pm Monday to Friday, 11am-1pm Saturday and Sunday. '''
 
  
'''After hours phone: 027 707 9813'''
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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]
  
(your name, date & time of arrival)
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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]
  
* Clinton Roy, Fri 9th, ~midnight (plane arrives 22:45)
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== By car ==
* Eyal Lebedinsky, Sat 10th, ~20:30 (plane arrives 18:55)
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* [http://www.newzealand.com/int/travel-times-and-distances-calculator Travel time and distance calculator]
* Hamish Coleman, Sun 11th, ~14:55 (plane arrives 12:55)
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* [http://www.aatravel.co.nz/transport-and-rentals-newzealand/rentals.php Vehicle rentals] (nationwide)
* Ewen McNeill, Sun 11th, ~15:30 (plane arrives 14:15)
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* Mark Ellem, Sun 11th, ~16:60 (plane arrives 15:10)
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* Mark Jessop, Sun 11th, ~19:00 (plane arrives 17:15, then customs + travel)
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* Chris Edsall, Sun 11th, ~20:00 (plane arrives 19:00)
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* Peter Vesely, Sun 11th, ~20:30 (plane arrives 18:55), early checkout on Sat 17th ~8:00am
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* Paul Warren, Sun 11th, ~22:30, plane arrives 20:50.
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* [mailto:mike.carden@gmail.com Mike Carden], Sun 11th, ~16:30, (plane arrives 14:55)
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== Clothes Washing ==
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University Hall: Yes
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"A large coin operated laundry is located on the basement level, equipped with plenty of washers and dryers. (Washing powder is not supplied, but can be purchased via the laundry vending machine or at nearby convenience stores).
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University Hall Apartments also have laundry and lounge facilities."
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Source: Facilities section of http://www.accommodation.auckland.ac.nz/en/ac-visitors/ac-summer-2/ac-visiting-students.html#59385b0623e91baf6d145a6244e4ac5b
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Carlaw Park: Communal coin operated laundries are available in room 833.
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Non-campus laundromat: http://www.bubbleslaundromat.co.nz/
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137 Hobson Street
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Auckland Central
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Open 6am to Midnight.
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Self-service laundromat.
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Large washing machine load - $6
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Commercial extra large washing machine load - $10
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Commercial dryers $2 per 10mins.
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Normal household load, Wash & Dry - $10 to $12 total.
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Note changer onsite to change notes into $2 coins for use in all machines.
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Soap powder dispenser available.
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Parking out front.
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Open 6am to Midnight every day of the year!
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Revision as of 16:16, 5 January 2015

< Main Page < About < Auckland

By air

See also: Arrivals Departures
  • Auckland is New Zealand's biggest airport, and the fourth biggest in Australasia, meaning you can fly directly from any airport in the Pacific.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Immigration requirements

  • Australian citizens and permanent residents do not usually need a visa to travel to New Zealand.
  • 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.
  • Check the Immigration New Zealand website for details
  • 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.

Airport to venue transfers

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.

Loading map...
  • http://www.aucklandairport.co.nz/ToAndFromTheAirport/PublicTransport/TaxisAndShuttles.aspx
  • 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.
  • 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.

Airbus

Shuttles

  • Cost $33 per person, one way.
  • Shuttles are door to door.
  • You must book the shuttle from Auckland to Airport. Please do this at least a day in advance.
  • Some other shuttle services may not be at the airport and you may need to book them for pickup.
  • Not all shuttle services have the same fee. So ask before you hop on.
  • 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.
  • Super shuttle https://www.supershuttle.co.nz/Default.aspx
    • The best known in Auckland for Airport shuttle service.
    • Cost for airport - cbd (based on search on the supershuttle's website : 4ppl $59; 5ppl $67; 6ppl $75; 7ppl $84; 8ppl $91; 9ppl $99; 10 $107 11ppl $113
    • This means for 5 ppl it works out cheaper than the airbus and you have a door to door service.
  • 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.
  • Shuttlebus http://www.shuttlebus.co.nz/
    • From Airport to CBD: 4 pax 65; 5 pax $70 ; 6 - 11ppl $85
    • From CBD to airport: 6 - 11ppl $75

Taxi

  • $75-$90
  • http://taxi.co.nz (pre-paid taxi)
  • 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.
  • 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.


By bus

By train

By car