CONFERENCE VENUE & VISITOR INFORMATION

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CONFERENCE VENUE
ACCOMMODATION
GETTING HERE
EXPERIENCE AUCKLAND
EXPLORE NEW ZEALAND

CONFERENCE
​VENUE - Auckland University of Technology

Delegates can be assured of the perfect environment for new collaborations, fresh conversations and positive exchanges.

More information to come...

ACCOMMODATION

The conference committee have negotiated discounted rates at the following hotels, all within close distance to the conference venue.
Please take note of booking conditions, room rates are subject to availability at the time of booking.
Four Points by Sheraton

Address: 396 Queen Street (Main Entrance 110 Mayoral Drive), Auckland, New Zealand
Special Group Rate: $290 NZD - $305 NZD per night   
Last Day to Book: Sunday, October 13, 2019
Distance from the conference venue: 500m - 7-minute walk
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Book your group rate for RCEM 2019
Scenic Hotel

Address: 380 Queen Street, Auckland 1010
Run of House priced from: $299.00 NZD per night – Quote REF: 626428
To Book: Please call direct to the Central Reservation team by calling +64 3 357 1919 or emailing [email protected]
Distance from the conference venue: 650m - 9-minute walk
Email to book for RCEM 2019
The Rydges Hotel

Address: 59 Federal Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Special: 15% off best available room rate at time of booking
Distance from the conference venue: 1km - 13-minute walk
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Book for RCEM 2019 
Empire Apartments

Address: 21 Whitaker Place, Grafton, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Rates:
  • Studio with one double bed or 2 single beds (1-2 guests) $80 per night
  • Two bedrooms with 2 double beds, or one double plus 2 single beds (2-3 guests) $138 per night.
  • Three bedroom with 3 double beds, or two double plus two single beds (3-4 guests) $179 per night.
To Book: To make a reservation or a viewing appointment, Please contact Tim on +6421 027 50737 or [email protected]
Distance from the conference venue: 650m - 9-minute walk
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Email to book for RCEM 2019 

VISITING FROM OUTSIDE
NEW ZEALAND

Travelling to New Zealand is easy. For practical information and travel advice before you leave, ​​ click here

Before travelling to a country, you need to know the basic facts. New Zealand is a small country, similar in size to Great Britain or Japan. With a population of just over 4 million people, it is gloriously uncrowded.
Learn more about New Zealand here  www.newzealand.com/int/facts
Passports & Visas
 
When you arrive, you’ll need to ensure your passport is valid for at least three months beyond your intended departure date, and if required, have a valid New Zealand visa.
You do not need a visa to visit New Zealand if you are:
• A New Zealand or Australian citizen or resident, or
• A UK citizen and/or passport holder (you can stay up to six months), or
• A citizen of a country which has a visa waiver agreement with New Zealand (you can stay up to three months)
If you don’t meet the criteria above, then you will need to apply for a Visitor Visa by clicking here


Biosecurity
In order to protect New Zealand and its environment, certain items are not allowed to be brought into the country, have restrictions for entry, or must be declared if they are deemed to present a biosecurity risk. These include food, plants, animal products and outdoor recreational equipment. You may risk a fine if you fail to comply. 
www.mpi.govt.nz/travel-and-recreation/arriving-in-new- zealand /items-to-declare


Vaccinations
No vaccinations are required to visit New Zealand.


Currency & costs
The currency used is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD).
www.newzealand.com/int/feature/new-zealand-currency

EXPERIENCE AUCKLAND
WITH AN IRRESISTIBLE COMBINATION OF MAGNIFICENT NATURAL LANDSCAPES AND A VIBRANT CITY LIFESTYLE, AUCKLAND IS A PLACE OF EXCITING CONTRASTS AND ENDLESS ADVENTURE

HAURAKI GULF
AND ISLANDS
Discover tranquil islands
lined with golden‑sand
beaches, walk up
Auckland’s youngest
volcano, or go kayaking,
sailing or dolphin spotting
in the harbour.

NORTH SHORE AND
HIBISCUS COAST
Head north and discover
the ultimate laid-back
lifestyle, where great food
is always close at hand and
the sea is your constant
companion.

EAST AND SOUTHEAST
AUCKLAND
Sparkling blue waters,
white-sand beaches,
rolling countryside,
boutique vineyards and
the largest native forest
in the Auckland region.

SOUTH AUCKLAND
Auckland’s south is a
melting pot of cultures
from around the world,
a place where history,
adventure and beautiful
landscapes combine.

CENTRAL CITY
AND SURROUNDS
World-class shopping,
buzzing waterfront
precincts lined with
restaurants, a vibrant arts
and culture scene and
harbour adventures right
on your doorstep.

WEST AUCKLAND
Journey into a region of
natural wonders. Walk
through untouched native
rainforest, experience the
rugged beauty of the wild
west coast beaches and
visit Auckland’s oldest
wine region.

EXPLORE NEW ZEALAND
NEW ZEALAND IS A DESTINATION WHERE EVERYTHING’S CLOSE — STUNNING NATURAL BACKDROPS, DIVERSE EXPERIENCES AND ACTIVITIES AND A WARM, GENUINE HOSPITALITY THAT STAYS WITH YOU LONG AFTER YOUR FLIGHT HOME.

NORTHLAND
Considered the birthplace of New Zealand as a bicultural nation, a visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds — set in an extensive park‑like reserve with stunning sea views —
is a must. Stroll along golden sandy beaches, explore some of the 144 islands in the Bay of Islands by boat, drive along Ninety Mile Beach
or visit Cape Reinga, where the Tasman Sea and mighty Pacific Ocean crash together beneath an iconic lighthouse.
WAIKATO
Meander through themed public gardens and along riverside trails in Hamilton. This heartland city offers an eclectic mix of metropolitan culture and rural charm and is famed for its proximity to must-do attractions like the Hobbiton™ Movie Set and Waitomo Caves.
ROTORUA
Immerse yourself in Māori culture and exhilarating outdoor adventure in Rotorua. Built amidst a geothermal landscape of steaming geysers and bubbling mud pools, this tourist hotspot is home to many quintessential Kiwi experiences — from white water rafting and off-road 4WD, to spine-tingling Māori cultural performances.
TAUPO
Delve into a lake so big that it’s really more like an inland sea. Lake Taupo is surrounded by natural wonders like the stunning Huka Falls and the bubbling mud pools and geysers at the Orākei Korako thermal wonderland.
WELLINGTON
Dine on fine food, craft beers and world-class coffee in the harbour-side city of Wellington. Dubbed the “coolest little capital in the world” by Lonely Planet, Wellington also offers top opportunities for wildlife spotting and cultural discovery at the renowned national museum,
Te Papa Tongarewa. From Wellington you can take a day trip to the Wairarapa, a popular rural area and wine region where great food, wine and character accommodation can be enjoyed amid a stunning natural environment.
NAPIER
Enjoy a guided wine tour through the celebrated vineyards of Hawke’s Bay. The city of Napier is New Zealand’s Art Deco capital and has fantastic heritage, a picturesque shoreline and just the
right climate for delicious orchard fruits.
MARLBOROUGH
Discover the many coves of the magnificent Marlborough Sounds on a cruise, or cycle through vineyards on a wine tasting tour.
With its glorious sunshine, delicious food and luxurious resorts, any visit to Marlborough is a pure joy.
NELSON
Explore the long golden beaches, alpine lakes and enchanting forests of the Nelson region by kayak, car or bicycle. Home to three national parks, this region is a favourite holiday spot for New Zealanders
and so beautiful you’ll never want to leave.
QUEENSTOWN
Find inspiration amongst the
unforgettable landscape of
Queenstown. This four-season
resort is known as the adventure
capital of the world. It also offers
plenty of opportunity for lakeside
dining, boutique shopping and
tours of the region’s rich gold
mining history.
CHRISTCHURCH
Relax in the picturesque ‘Garden
City’. Christchurch offers something
for everyone — from golf and
hot air ballooning, to punting on
the Avon River, to relaxing in its
stunning Botanic Gardens.
DUNEDIN
Broaden your mind in Dunedin,
home to grand old buildings and
New Zealand’s oldest university.
See penguins, sea lions and
albatross on the nearby Otago
Peninsula and experience one of
the great scenic train journeys
on the Taieri Gorge Railway.

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