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Auckland – Tāmaki Makaurau

Auckland is one of the great cities of the South Pacific, where stunning natural beauty and big city style meet. Home to 1.5 million people and buzzing with excitement, the city abounds with modern shopping areas, a myriad of excellent cafés and restaurants and superb events all year round. Yet its setting is a natural paradise of sparkling harbours, native forests, dormant volcanoes and beautiful beaches.

SS22 delegates will be thrilled with what Auckland has to offer. The shopping is world-class and the outdoor world and nature adventures are close at hand. Gourmet cuisine, vineyards, live entertainment, top sports events, theatre, outstanding sights and attractions – Auckland is home to them all.

Auckland is also the largest Polynesian city in the world, with a dynamic mix of Pacific cultures and other cultures from all around the globe. Auckland’s allure to visitors is reflected in the name it was given by early Māori: Tāmaki Makaurau – the maiden desired by a hundred lovers.

Auckland has the people and the places to make the SS22 2018 experience one to be remembered by delegates for years to come.

Why visit Auckland?

  • A unique harbour city in the Pacific region with spectacular scenery
  • White sandy beaches on the east coast, or black sandy beaches on the west coast
  • Cultural exhibitions by the Māori and Pacific people of Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Untouched native bush within easy access of city for walking or tramping
  • Great shopping including international labels & local designers
  • World class restaurants for foodies
  • World class wineries in picturesque countryside
  • Adventure tourism.  Take the plunge with a bungy jump, sail the islands of the gulf, walk the harbour bridge, dive the marine reserves and many more.
  • Art with a difference, souvenirs with style.
  • And much more!

Plan your visit to New Zealand with the help of the following websites:

Symposium Venue

The University of Auckland Business School
Owen G Glenn Building
12 Grafton Road
Auckland
New Zealand

For details on the location, parking and public transport to the Business School, visit Business school website.

Travel Information

Many travel options to Auckland, New Zealand are available. 
If you are traveling by air, you will arrive into the Auckland International Airport, to the south of the city, and will need to make your way to the city centre.

To and from the Auckland Airport:

Arriving from Overseas

Arrival procedures at Auckland Airport enable passengers to easily plan and go through airport safety and security processes, to allow for a smooth entry through the gateway to New Zealand.

To make your experience convenient and pleasant, all arriving passengers have access to currency exchange, duty free shopping and many other world-class services and facilities.

Below are some helpful links for your arrival into Auckland.

Applying for a Visitor Visa

Visa Information 

All overseas visitors are required to have a valid passport and, with the exception of delegates from a visa-waiver country, are required to have the appropriate visa. For information on obtaining a visa, including necessary funds and health requirements, please visit the New Zealand Immigration website to find out visa requirements for your country. We recommend that you allow for a minimum of 2 months to have your visa processed by Immigration New Zealand or the applicable New Zealand embassy or consulate in your country of residence.  

For questions regarding visa applications and related matters, please contact Immigration New Zealand directly via the New Zealand Immigration website, or contact your nearest New Zealand embassy.

PLEASE NOTE: The conference organiser will NOT issue individual visa letters or letters of invitation to the conference. Once you have registered to attend the conference, you will receive a registration confirmation email. You can use this email, a copy of your invoice/receipt and your registration record to support your visa application. 

Transiting through Australia 

If your flight has a stop-over in Australia, you may be required to obtain a transit visa. Please follow the link here or contact your nearest Australian Embassy for more information.