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{{Trail|About|Auckland}}
Here are some loose ideas I've thrown together in a brainstorming session, for how to possibly structure the navigation system for the LCA2015 wiki. I've noticed from past LCA wikis that they have become a lot flatter and less structured since the 2009 one, and they seem to be quite difficult to navigate. I'd like to look at improving this with the LCA2015 wiki. Please let me know what you think. Click the image below to see it in full size. [[User:Augur_.|<font color="#703931">'''ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ'''</font>]][[User_talk:Augur_.|<font size="4" color="#723a32">&#x2710;</font>]][[Special:Contributions/Augur_.|<font size="4" color="#723a32">&#x2315;</font>]] 22:48, 10 December 2014 (AEDT)
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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.
  
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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.
  
:We probably should have had this discussion ages ago, rather than just the mere 4 or so weeks out from LCA that it is now. I take some responsibility for that, as I did put my hand up earlier on in the year to help out with the wiki. It would have been good to talk to the Ghosts about previous wikis, or even to have seen feedback from previous LCA delegates about what they liked and didn't like about the wikis at past LCA's, from the feedback forms. As that didn't happen, I'm inviting discussion here, now.
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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.
  
:I'm new to LCA this year, even though I've been using Linux since about 2008. Nobody likes a n00b coming in and telling everyone how to improve things. It's human nature to reject that type of imposition, whether the suggestions have any merit and value or not. I'm hoping to avoid having that happen here by opening discussion on-wiki about how to organise the wiki for LCA2015. You'll find me very open to suggestions, probably more open than some of the LCA committee would like me to be, in fact. I prefer to do this type of thing out in the open. I'm more comfortable with a wiki or Twitter than I am with email. I'm old enough now to take the flack that comes with communicating in an open environment, (but I'm not too old to learn new tricks). If you want to disagree with me publicly, go right ahead! Everyone has the right to their own opinion. I trust that you will respect my opinions, even if they aren't backed by decades of LCA attendance, and I shall in return respect your opinions, and acknowledge your claim to a wealth of experience in running wikis, both for LCA and elsewhere. As long as we all come from a position of respect for the other's opinions, then vigorous debate is healthy.
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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
  
:The image above was created using [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeMind FreeMind], an open-source mindmapping tool. The current version of the *.mm data file is available for [https://mega.co.nz/#!2gBiGIyI!VZ0BR561IawW98eVdfd59VLhGMyQV7D0r7gfFxHM2KQ download] from my MEGA encrypted filesharing folder. Feel free to download it, tinker with it, rejig it, improve upon it, and repost a link to your improved version here. I'll continue working on it as well, alongside other wiki work. As we are now quite short on time before LCA2015 starts, I am going to continue doing what I've been doing, forging ahead with my n00bish plans to bring some semblance of order to the LCA wiki, until such time as someone contributes something here that pulls me up short, and I need to rethink my strategy to incorporate the suggestions. [[User:Augur_.|<font color="#703931">'''ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ'''</font>]][[User_talk:Augur_.|<font size="4" color="#723a32">&#x2710;</font>]][[Special:Contributions/Augur_.|<font size="4" color="#723a32">&#x2315;</font>]] 04:21, 11 December 2014 (AEDT)
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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)

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