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= Airport to Venue =
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KiwiRail's Northern Explorer is a well-known scenic train journey that operates three days a week from Auckland to Wellington.
Auckland airport has busses, shuttles and taxis available.  Note that the Auckland domestic and international airports are about 1 km apart, so ensure you take order a taxi to the correct location.
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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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== Airbus ==
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A group of intrepid LCA delegates are taking the train down on Saturday 17 January.
* 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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[http://www.seat61.com/northern-explorer.htm Seat61] has a great summary of the journey.
* Cost $33 per person, one way.
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* https://www.supershuttle.co.nz/Default.aspx
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== Taxi ==
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== Tickets ==
* $75-$90
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* http://taxi.co.nz (pre-paid taxi)
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Are available from [http://kiwirailscenic.co.nz Kiwi Rail Scenic]
  
= Around Auckland =
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If you don't live in NZ, the only ticket price available is the Flexi fare, which is NZD$199. Cheaper tickets, starting at NZD$139 at the time of writing are available for online booking from NZ, or if you do location spoofing. [https://hola.org/ Hola] seems to work just fine for this purpose.
  
== Central City Busses ==
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They accept all the major credit cards including Amex.
  
The [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/bus-services/link-bus-service/ LINK busses] loop around the city anti-clockwise.  There are three routes all at a reasonable price:
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== Attending ==
* City LINK - Red, $0.50, every 7-10 minutes.  This goes up and down Queen St.
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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.
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* Outer LINK - Orange, $2 to $4, every 15 minutes.  This goes up and down Queen St.
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== Busses going further ==
 
  
There are many other busses that go out to the suburbs, see the [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/ Auckland Transport (AT) website] for more details. 
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=== To Auckland ===
  
'''Tip:''' Google maps directions work well with the Auckland Transport system.
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=== To Wellington ===
Additional Tip: Never trust google maps for transit!
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= Parking at venue =
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==== Saturday 17 January ====
Lots! See Faq.
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Please only list yourselves on this list once your ticket is booked. If at all possible, please list your name as it appears on your ticket, as I'll use this page to ask KiwiRail to seat as many of us together as possible.
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* Christopher Neugebauer
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* Jack Scott
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* Cory Thompson
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* Jethro Carr
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* Clinton Roy

Revision as of 10:54, 15 December 2014

KiwiRail's Northern Explorer is a well-known scenic train journey that operates three days a week from Auckland to Wellington.

A group of intrepid LCA delegates are taking the train down on Saturday 17 January.

Seat61 has a great summary of the journey.

Tickets

Are available from Kiwi Rail Scenic

If you don't live in NZ, the only ticket price available is the Flexi fare, which is NZD$199. Cheaper tickets, starting at NZD$139 at the time of writing are available for online booking from NZ, or if you do location spoofing. Hola seems to work just fine for this purpose.

They accept all the major credit cards including Amex.

Attending

To Auckland

To Wellington

Saturday 17 January

Please only list yourselves on this list once your ticket is booked. If at all possible, please list your name as it appears on your ticket, as I'll use this page to ask KiwiRail to seat as many of us together as possible.

  • Christopher Neugebauer
  • Jack Scott
  • Cory Thompson
  • Jethro Carr
  • Clinton Roy