Prior to and during the conference if you need assistance with planning and booking pre and post congress tours and or local sightseeing tours then please contact:
Sharron or one of her colleagues will operate a sightseeing and tour desk, located close to the registration desk at the conference venue for the same hours that the registration desk is open. Please visit the desk, to plan and book sightseeing and touring options. They look forward to meeting you in New Zealand and to talking to you about Auckland and New Zealand.
Here are some ideas to consider:
Popular full day and half day tours (ex Auckland) include sightseeing tour of Auckland (city of sails and volcanoes), and or visits to Bay of Islands (The Hole in the Rock Cruise and a visit to Waitangi Treaty Grounds etc), Coromandel Peninsular (spectacular scenery, Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove etc), Waitomo Caves (limestone / glow worm caves etc), Hobbiton (the largest green movie set in the world), Rotorua (Maori culture, arts and crafts, geysers, sheep and farm show etc), Auckland west coast (beaches, waterfall, forest etc), Waiheke Island (wine and olive oil tasting, arts and crafts, ice-cream, spectacular scenery etc).
Popular further afield destinations include Cape Reinga (light house at top of New Zealand), Napier (Art Deco and wineries etc), Tongariro National Park (spectacular scenery and hiking trails in this World Heritage National Park which is home to three volcanoes), Wellington (coffee capital of New Zealand, home to New Zealand’s parliament etc), Nelson, Abel Tasman National Park (spectacular scenery, hiking tracks, kayaking etc), Christchurch (great botanic gardens, continuing inspirational re-build of city centre, transitional cathedral etc), Mount Cook (spectacular scenery, great hiking tracks, New Zealand’s highest mountain), Queenstown (spectacular scenery in the adrenaline capital of New Zealand, wine tasting etc), Milford Sound (spectacular scenery and wildlife etc), Doubtful Sound(spectacular scenery and wildlife etc)Stewart Island(great hiking tracks, great bird viewing etc), Dunedin (historic commercial architecture, historic homes, amazing street / wall art, Larnach castle, wildlife tours in search of penguins, seal lions, Royal Albatross, New Zealand fur seals etc).