Whether you are looking for the perfect location for an international or local conference, an Auckland venue offers great some great advantages.
Auckland is New Zealand's largest city, housing around 1.5 million people. It has the biggest Polynesian population of any city in the world, and boasts friendly people from a fascinating mix of cultures. Ranked globally as one of the best cities to live in, Auckland offers a comfortable climate, breath-taking scenery and a vibrant atmosphere.
Auckland venues for hire include both modern purpose built conference centres, and iconic locations refurbished to modern standards, so you can be sure of finding the location and facilities you need to make sure that your conference is both memorable and successful.
While New Zealand may seem to be a rather distant location to hold an international conference, an Auckland venue is just a sleep away from just about anywhere! Auckland is a major international gateway with easy access from around the world and direct flights to many worldwide destinations. Flights from Australia take just 4-hours while those from the Americas and South-east Asia take around 12-hours. From Europe, the flight time is about twice that, but many event planners feel that the journey is worth it for the many advantages that New Zealand offers as a conference venue. For local regional conferences in New Zealand, there are over 300 daily domestic flights.
Auckland Airport is located 20-minutes from the city centre, so transfers to Auckland conference venues are quick and easy. The Sky bus leaves from the airport every 10-20 min all day, every day, and has many convenient drop-off points in Auckland city near event venues and hotels. There are also airport shuttles, taxis and a limousine service available. All the major car hire companies operate from the airport, and there are also options for minibus or coach hire to transport your attendees to your Auckland conference venue.
Auckland offers over 6000 hotel rooms and some city centre hotels have conference facilities. The larger Auckland conference venues can cater for up to 5000 people for cocktails or 3000 for theatre, have classrooms for 1200 and banquet spaces for 3500. Some have up to 10 breakout rooms available and exhibition space of up to 18000-square metres. For large events there is a great choice of Auckland venues for hire with modern state of the art facilities and expert teams are available to assist with the coordination and the organisation.
Auckland has a great public transport system and with prepaid cards the AT Metro system makes rail, bus and ferry travel fast and inexpensive so your guests can explore the city. Built around two large harbours, visitors can observe the impressive super yachts in the Viaduct harbour and enjoy the many world-class dining options around Viaduct Basin. Some of the largest and most modern Auckland conference venues for hire are in this area.
Around the Waitermata Harbour visitors can enjoy bungee jumping, kayaking and jet boats which are all great ways to relax after a hard day's work, and the Britomark precinct in the Wynyard Quarter features New Zealand designers and offers great shopping. Close to the city visitors can enjoy geothermal attractions, panoramic views from Mount Eden, and a 1/2 hour ferry ride to Waiheke Island offers stunning golden beaches, vineyards and olive groves.
Some Auckland venues even combine conference facilities with attractions that are perfect for building bonds, increasing self-esteem and building team spirit. The area offers a unique combination of culture, adventure and relaxation and there are an impressive selection of world-class function venues in Auckland.