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<strong>Welcome to the Linux.conf.au 2015 wiki</strong>
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{{Trail|About|Auckland}}
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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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{{#display_map:
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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.
  
This wiki is provided for those attending linux.conf.au 2015 in Auckland New Zealand to add information that would be useful for other attendees.
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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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* Route #1 ("E") ''from'' the Airport via Mt Eden Road runs down Symonds St; stop #7147 (25 Symonds St, near Wellesly St East corner) is within walking distance of both Uni Hall and Carlaw Park (about 1km), and mostly downhill.
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* Route #1 appears to [http://www.airbus.co.nz/timetable run every 30 minutes during weekend daytime] (alternating with Route #5 via Dominion Road, which runs down Queen St)
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* Note that Symonds St runs along the ridgeline, so almost everything is downhill from Symonds St.  Queen Street runs down the valley, so many things are uphill from Queen St (including Queen St itself as you go away from the water!)
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* There does not seem to be a AirBus route ''to'' the airport that runs along Symonds St, only along Queen St (see [http://www.airbus.co.nz/find-a-stop AirBus Stop Map]), so at least from Carlaw Park getting a Shuttle ''to'' the airport may be much less effort.
  
If you are attending LCA2015 feel free to add and share information here for the benefit of all delegates.  
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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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* Group fee is usually based on pick up from same_address1 and drop off at the same_address2.
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* Some don't like shuttles because you may have other passengers in the shuttle 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 all going to the same accommodation as you.
  
To use this wiki, please [[Special:Userlogin|login]] using your ID from http://linux.conf.au<br/>
 
  
{{#display_map:
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* Super shuttle https://www.supershuttle.co.nz/Default.aspx
12 Grafton Rd, Auckland, 1010~Owen G Glen Building (OGGB), the main venue for the conference.;
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** The best known in Auckland for Airport shuttle service.
26 Symonds Street, Auckland, 1010~National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries (NICAI);
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** They are at the airport and so there's no need to book for trips that start from the Airport to Auckland City.
14 Whitaker Pl, Auckland, 1010~Uni Halls Student Accommodation;
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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
26 Nicholls Ln, Auckland, 1010~Carlaw Park Student Accommodation
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** This means for 5 ppl it works out cheaper than the airbus and you have a door to door service.
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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
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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
  
== About ==
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* Air Shuttle  http://www.airshuttle.biz/
: <small>''Main article: [[About]]''</small>
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** Airport to CBD 3 - 9 ppl $80
=== [[LCA|About linux.conf.au]] ===
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** CBD to Airport 3 - 9  ppl $65
{{#lst:About|lca}}
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=== [[LCA2015|About LCA2015]] ===
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{{#lst:About|lca2015}}
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=== [[Venue|About our venue]] ===
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{{#lst:About|venue}}
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=== [[Auckland|About Auckland]] ===
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{{#lst:About|auckland}}
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=== [[New Zealand|About New Zealand]] ===
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{{#lst:About|nz}}
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== Programme ==
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* Quick shuttle http://www.quickshuttle.co.nz/airport-terminal/
: <small>''Main article: [[Programme]]''</small>
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** 1 to 2 people - $60 total price
=== [[Programme#Formal|Formal activities during the conference]] ===
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** 3 to 4 people - $65 total price
{{#lst:Programme|formal}}
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** 5 to 6 people - $75 total price
=== [[Programme#Informal|Informal activities during the conference]] ===
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** 7 to 11 people - $90 total price
{{#lst:Programme|informal}}
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== Delegate Information ==
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* Kathy's shuttle http://kathysshuttle.co.nz/
: <small>''Main article: [[Delegate Information]]''</small>
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** 2 ppl from airport to central auckland $45 Source: http://kathysshuttle.co.nz/gettingplaces/
=== [[Accommodation]] ===
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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.
{{#lst:Delegate Information|accom}}
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=== [[Childcare]] ===
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{{#lst:Delegate Information|child}}
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=== [[Eating and Drinking]] ===
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{{#lst:Delegate Information|food}}
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=== [[Shops and Supplies]] ===
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{{#lst:Delegate Information|shops}}
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=== [[Communication]] ===
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{{#lst:Delegate Information|comms}}
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=== [[Medical Care]] ===
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{{#lst:Delegate Information|medical}}
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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.  (Also note that there is a [http://www.aucklandairport.co.nz/AirportInformation/Travel-between-terminals.aspx free airport transfer bus] around the Domestic/International terminals which runs 3-4 times an hour, so fine if you're willing to wait.  Or it's a flat 15-ish minute walk which is okay if it's not raining.)
  
==Before and after the conference==
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== By bus ==
* [[Events before and after the conference]]
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* [http://www.intercity.co.nz Intercity]
* [[Attractions]] - Tourist attractions around Auckland
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* [https://nakedbus.com NakedBus]
* [[Local Restaurants]]
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* [http://www.manabus.com ManaBus]
* [[Geeks on a Train]] -- Auckland to Wellington, January 17
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* [http://www.kiwiexperience.com KiwiExperience]
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* [http://www.straytravel.com Stray Travel]
  
==Other stuff==
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== By train ==
* [[Maps]]
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* [http://www.kiwirail.co.nz KiwiRail]
* [[Job Board]]
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** [http://www.kiwirailscenic.co.nz/northern-explorer/?servicename=Northern%20Explorer Northern Explorer]
* [[Partners' Programme]]
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== Photos and Video from the conference ==
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== By car ==
* Online Streaming of the conference
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* [http://www.newzealand.com/int/travel-times-and-distances-calculator Travel time and distance calculator]
* [[Photos]]
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* [http://www.aatravel.co.nz/transport-and-rentals-newzealand/rentals.php Vehicle rentals] (nationwide)
* Official Videos of talks (uploaded as they become available)
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Revision as of 19:38, 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

  • Cost $16 one way
  • http://www.airbus.co.nz/
  • airport to the city - http://www.airbus.co.nz/pictures/map-1-horizontal.png
  • city to the airport - http://www.airbus.co.nz/pictures/map-2-horizontal.png
  • Route #1 ("E") from the Airport via Mt Eden Road runs down Symonds St; stop #7147 (25 Symonds St, near Wellesly St East corner) is within walking distance of both Uni Hall and Carlaw Park (about 1km), and mostly downhill.
  • Route #1 appears to run every 30 minutes during weekend daytime (alternating with Route #5 via Dominion Road, which runs down Queen St)
  • Note that Symonds St runs along the ridgeline, so almost everything is downhill from Symonds St. Queen Street runs down the valley, so many things are uphill from Queen St (including Queen St itself as you go away from the water!)
  • There does not seem to be a AirBus route to the airport that runs along Symonds St, only along Queen St (see AirBus Stop Map), so at least from Carlaw Park getting a Shuttle to the airport may be much less effort.

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.
  • Group fee is usually based on pick up from same_address1 and drop off at the same_address2.
  • Some don't like shuttles because you may have other passengers in the shuttle 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 all going to the same accommodation as you.


  • Super shuttle https://www.supershuttle.co.nz/Default.aspx
    • The best known in Auckland for Airport shuttle service.
    • They are at the airport and so there's no need to book for trips that start from the Airport to Auckland City.
    • 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.

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. (Also note that there is a free airport transfer bus around the Domestic/International terminals which runs 3-4 times an hour, so fine if you're willing to wait. Or it's a flat 15-ish minute walk which is okay if it's not raining.)

By bus

By train

By car