Getting in from the Airport
Taxis and shuttles offer door to door service while the SkyBus costs only $18 and will drop you off in the city. These services are available in front of the international and domestic terminals. Rental car services are located on the ground floor of the international terminal, or on the ground floor of the parking building directly opposite the domestic terminal forecourt.
Auckland War Memorial Museum is one of New Zealand’s first Museums. The Museum tells the story of New Zealand, its place in the Pacific and its people. The Museum is a war memorial for the province of Auckland and holds one of New Zealand’s top three heritage libraries.
It has pre-eminent Māori and Pacific collections, significant natural history resources and major social and military history collections, as well as decorative arts and pictorial collections.
The museum is a 15 minute walk from the conference venue.
The museum is located in the Auckland Domain, the city’s oldest park. The Wintergardens are a feature of the Domain with the Auckland War Memorial Museum sitting at the highest point. There are formal gardens, duck ponds, large green open spaces edged by mature trees, bush walks and statuary.
The 75ha park has been developed around the cone of an extinct volcano. The tuff rings created by volcanic activity thousands of years ago can be seen in the land contours and forms a natural amphitheatre with about 10 hectares developed as first-class sports fields.
The domain is a 15 minute walk from the conference venue.
Albert Park is located between the university and the CBD. Albert Park occupies much of the site of the Albert Barracks, one of Auckland’s early European military fortifications, which in turn was built on the previous site of Te Horotiu pa. The barracks consisted of a number of wooden and masonry structures standing in an enclosed area surrounded by a rock fortification built of the local volcanic stone. A portion of the barracks wall remains visible in the university grounds.
The Park was laid out in the 1880s and originally had commanding views over the city and harbour. The view now is of modern office blocks, except where mature trees have hidden the buildings. The Park contains a number of interesting specimen trees dating from the 1880s to WW I.
Albert Park is a 5 minute walk from the conference venue.
Auckland Art Gallery is the first and largest in Aotearoa New Zealand, with multiple exhibition spaces spreading across three levels of an award-winning building. The collection and loan collections currently number over 16,000 artworks. Together, they include major holdings of New Zealand historic, modern and contemporary art. Alongside outstanding works by Māori and Pacific artists, they represent significant international painting, sculpture and print collections.
As the fastest growing city in Australasia, Auckland has strong Māori and Pacific populations, as well as an expanding Asian demographic. In this context, the gallery plays a vital role as an inclusive hub for creativity for the city’s diverse communities.
The gallery is a 10 minute walk from the conference venue.
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