Visiting Auckland

Auckland is New Zealand’s gateway and economic hub and the university venue occupies a prominent position in the heart of the city. With a population of 1.5 million it is easy to get around and its global reputation as the “City of Sails” means you’re never far from a summer’s day at the beach. Enjoy a ferry ride from downtown to one of the many islands in the Hauraki Gulf, offering bushwalking, rural escapes, arts, sun, sand, and even wineries. Head to the fringes of the city to Piha, Karekare, Muriwai and Bethells beaches – some of the best in all of New Zealand.

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Attractions and Cultural Experience

Auckland Museum – Auckland Museum is the cultural and spiritual touchstone for the many cultures that inhabit this beautiful land, and the first stop for anyone wishing to gain an insight into New Zealand and its people.

Auckland Explorer Bus – The Auckland Explorer Bus is a hop on, hop off sightseeing tour with full commentary, visiting Auckland’s big 14 attractions.

Tours and Nature

360 Discovery – Explore the Hauraki Gulf and its history, the Tiritiri Matangi island sanctuary, and Motuihe Island.

Ananda Tours – Discover Waiheke Island (Waiheke means “cascading waters” in Maori) and its award winning wines along the wine trail, olive oils, arts & crafts, scenic and eco tours.

Auckland Wine Tasting Tours – Auckland Wine Tasting Tours offers a personalised experience encompassing the scenic North/West Auckland and/or Matakana regions. Enjoy a full day winery tour with lunch from $135 per person and a half day tour from $90 per person.

An Image of the Auckland Museum building
An image of Rangitoto Island

Key Dates


Submissions Open
11 September

Early Registration Opens
13 November

Submissions Close
13 November

Authors notified
11 December

Early registration deadline
7 May 2021