There are many accommodation and transport options available in Auckland, links below.
You can choose from budget hotels right through to luxury hotels within walking distance of the venue. Good public transport and taxi services allow you to stay further away, but still remain within a few minutes ride of the venue.
For your reference, we’ve added a map of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron so you can see distances from your selected accommodation.
Martinborough is a major tourist destination for the North Island of New Zealand, and accommodation is often fully booked a year in advance. Therefore all intending participants are urged to book and pay for their accommodation as early as possible.
Martinborough is easily accessible by road, rail, bus or private shuttle. Located – 20 minutes from Greytown, 1 hour and 15 minutes from Wellington, 1 hour and 50 minutes from Palmerston North, 3 hours and 30 minutes from Napier and Hawkes Bay.
Twizel is a tourist destination for the South Island of New Zealand, and accommodation is often fully booked a year in advance. Therefore all intending participants are urged to book and pay for their accommodation as early as possible.
We are recommending the School venue as the preferred option for School participants.
The Mackenzie Region offers accommodation for every level of comfort and budget from luxury and boutique, to hotels, motels, backpackers and holiday parks.
Twizel Accommodation located in the beautiful Mackenzie District, Stay Mackenzie offers a variety of houses for your Holiday.
Situated on the southern outskirts of Twizel, we offer you the choice of high-quality motels, lodges, tourist cabins, standard cabins, powered sites and non-powered tent sites.
Lake Tekapo village is a major tourist destination for the South Island of New Zealand, and unfortunately accommodation is often fully booked a year in advance. Therefore all intending participants are urged to book and pay for their accommodation as early as possible.
We are recommending three accommodation providers as the preferred options for conference participants.
The three options below have accommodation available in or near Tekapo.
The July astronomy course is taking place at the beautiful Arcus Events Centre in Te Horo.
The course dates coincide with the Matariki Māoriland Festival in Ōtaki so local accommodation options will book out at this time of year.
You may be a Kāpiti Coast local, in which case you can choose to commute to the Arcus Events Venue in Te Horo each day. Bear in mind, though on evenings, when we are observing the night sky, we won’t finish up until 10.30pm.
If you are coming from Wellington or Horowhenua, you will want to stay close to the venue for convenience. We recommend that you book accommodation in Te Horo, Ōtaki or Waikanae for the Friday and Saturday nights.
A quick Google search on ‘accommodation Te Horo’ or ‘accommodation Ōtaki’ or ‘accommodation Waikanae’ will give you plenty of great options on AirBnB.com, Booking.com and other similar websites.
We recommend Ōtaki’s newest accommodation, Littel Ōtaki.