Getting to Aotearoa
Air New Zealand is the national airline carrier of Aotearoa, flying directly to Auckland daily from most overseas ports. To assist attendees of The Seventh Gathering Air New Zealand are offering a 10% discount off all Air New Zealand flights (Premium, Business Economy or Premium Economy) to New Zealand. Attendees must be registered for the Gathering to access this offer and a promotion code will be provided in the confirmation letter received after the registration process is complete.
Other international carriers that fly to New Zealand include:
Hawaiian Airlines, United Airlines, Fiji Airways, Qantas Airways, Air Tahiti Nu, Air China, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Thai Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Australia, American Airlines, China Southern Air, Etihad, Jetstar, China Eastern, China Airlines, Air Canada.
Auckland to Hamilton
Drive time between Auckland International Airport and Hamilton is one and a half hours.
Coach transport between Auckland International Airport and Hamilton can be booked during the online registration process for a cost of $20 NZD each way (opening 1 May 2015).
|Coaches will depart Auckland on the following dates and times*:|
|Friday 13 November||9.00am||3.00pm||7.00pm|
|Saturday 14 November||9.00am||3.00pm||7.00pm|
|Sunday 15 November||9.00am||3.00pm||7.00pm|
|Coaches will depart Hamilton for Auckland on the following dates / times*:|
|Friday 20 November||10.00am|
|Saturday 21 November||10.00am|
|Coaches will also be provided from Hamiton airport to the Gathering Accommodation providers and central Hamilton for those flying directly into Hamilton on the following dates / times*:|
|Friday 13 November||9.00am||11.00am||1.00pm||3.00pm||5.00pm||8.30pm|
|Saturday 14 November||9.00am||11.00am||1.00pm||3.00pm||5.00pm||8.30pm|
|Sunday 15 November||9.00am||11.00am||1.00pm||3.00pm||5.00pm||8.30pm|
* Please note the above times are a guide only and are subject to change. Final transport times will be confirmed in September 2015.
New Zealand has very strict biosecurity procedures at airports and ports to prevent the introduction of pests and diseases. Please take a moment to read the information provide in the links below to ensure you clearly understand what can be brought in to New Zealand and what must be declared. This will save you time on arrival and ensure special items are not confiscated.
Prohibited items - take special note of agricultural items and food and chewing tobacco information.
Items to declare - take special note of animal products.
Traditional costumes or apparatus may need to be treated before arrival in New Zealand and declared on arrival into New Zealand (ie head pieces; mitre). Should you have any items that you are unsure on please contact customs directly before your departure to ensure your entry into New Zealand is stress free.
To read more customs information download their Advice to Travelers flyer.
Immigration & visa requirements
Well before you leave for your trip, check to make sure you have all the travel documents you need – and that they are all up-to-date. If you are not from a visa-wavier country you must apply for your visa before you depart for your trip