Accommodation, Travel, & Visa

VISA Requirements

All overseas visitors are required to have a valid passport and, with the exception of delegates from visa-free countries, are required to have the appropriate visa – typically either a visitors visa or a visiting academics visa. For information on obtaining a visa, including necessary funds and health requirements, please visit:

For visa purposes, a course registration letter is available by emailing your proof of registration (invoice and your bio data) to Please note that except this letter, we do not offer any other assistant with visa. You should arrange your visa to attend the workshop.


Accommodation is provided at: Waldorf St. Martins Apartment Hotel, 6-12 St Martins Ln, Auckland (shared 2 bedroom apartments).

With spectacular views of Auckland, Waldorf Tetra Apartments offer spacious apartment accommodation in the heart of Auckland CBD (Central Business District), just 50 m from the shops, entertainment and restaurants of Queen Street. Guests receive 1GB of free WiFi per day.

All apartments at Tetra Waldorf offer kitchenettes and combined dining/lounge areas. Laundry facilities are provided and local telephone calls are free. Guests can work out at the on-site fitness centre.

Waldorf Tetra Apartments are located less than 10 minutes’ walk from Auckland University, the Sky City and The Civic Theatre. It is 5 minutes' drive from Auckland Domain and World War II Museum. Auckland Hospital is 8 minutes' drive away.


Underground car parking (subject to availability, advanced reservation & fee – with a height restriction of 1.9m)

Any changes to the arrival and departure dates within 14 days to arrival will be treated as a request and cannot be guaranteed. Please refer to the cancellation policy table

Check in/ Check out

Check in time is 15.00 hours and check out time is 10.00 hours. Late departures, up to 18:00hrs are possible, subject to availability, at 50% of the daily contracted room rate. All departures after 18.00hrs will incur a charge of the full daily contracted room rate. Late check-outs should be requested at the time of reservation. Hotel check in time is confirmed after 1500 hours. If clients want access to their accommodation prior to this time Rooms can be pre-registered for arrival the previous night to guarantee an early check in.

Guests will be asked to provide a credit card at check-in to cover any incidental charges. The pre-authorization will be NZ$50 dollars, which will be ‘released’ at time of check-out.

Travel (how to get here)

Several airlines provide flights to Auckland International Airport. To arrive to Auckland Central (accommodation and workshop location) from Auckland Airport, the following options are available.

By Road

Option 1:

InterCity operates direct daily shuttle buses from both the international and domestic terminals of Auckland Airport to Auckland city central. Your airport to Auckland Central shuttle will take approximately 30 minutes and cost about $20 (+ booking fee). InterCity airport shuttle buses have air conditioning and free WiFi on board. You can bring two bags weighing up to 25kg each per person, plus carry-on luggage.

Shuttles to Hamilton leave from bus stop 2008, stop C, outside the Domestic Terminal and stop 2008 outside the International Terminal. They arrive in Auckland Central at Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland.

Option 2

Aerolink Shuttles operate a daily “door to door” shuttle service from Auckland airport to Auckland Central. For booking related inquiries visit:

Option 3

Several taxi companies operate out of Auckland including the following.

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About Auckland

Auckland is the largest urban area in Ne Zealand, with an urban population of around 1,534,700. The city has a huge range of activities and attractions to offer visitors. You can dine at more than 800 restaurants, catch awesome views from atop the tallest tower in the Southern Hemisphere or from one of the city's volcanic vantage points, or take in the theatre at the world-class Aotea Centre. There's the Auckland Museum, National Maritime Museum, the historic Auckland Art Gallery, Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World, the Zoo - the list goes on.

Auckland is one of the few cities in the world to have harbours on two separate bodies of water. The central part of the urban area of Auckland covers a narrow isthmus between the Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea, and the Waitemata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean.

Auckland's amazing geography and warm, humid climate has inspired a lifestyle that's regularly ranked in the world's top ten. In just half an hour you can be almost anywhere: sailing to an island, trekking through the rainforest, picnicking on a volcano, sampling wines at a vineyard or wandering a wild, black sand surf beach. Auckland's layout makes it easy to jump quickly from one theme to another.

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