Travel Advice

The nearest international airport is in Auckland, just over 100km away. Please allow a minimum of 1.5 hours travel time from Hamilton to Auckland Airport. The express way is undergoing major renovations and may cause delays to your journey.

Shuttles are available for transfers from Auckland Airport with drop-off directly to your accommodation

Delegates may wish to use social media channels to coordinate shared shuttles for flights arriving at similar times.

Alternatively, Intercity buses also run from the Auckland airport to the Hamilton central city transport depot - ensure you select a direct service.


The Hamilton & Waikato region is readily accessible and easy to get around, whether flying in, driving, or travelling by train or bus. Self-drive is the most popular option and most attractions are within a comfortable hour’s drive of Hamilton city, while its airport services flights throughout New Zealand. Hamilton airport is about 20 minutes’ drive from Hamilton’s Transport Centre, from where buses and coaches cover the city, outlying towns and other national destinations



If you are staying at the Novotel/Ibis and would like to make use of the bus services from her to the University of Waikato, please click on the below link to view the recommended route.

Click here for the recommended bus route between Novotel to University of Waikato

Travel time is approximately 30 minutes between the two meeting points.



Uber is a ride-share company which uses geolocation to connect drivers with passengers through a smartphone app. Passengers enter their destination and are notified of the driver inbound to collect them. 

Estimate travelling from Novotel Hamilton Tainui to University of Waikato will be $15.21 when using UberX

To read more on how Uber can work for you please visit the below page:



Recommended taxi services in Hamilton:

Hamilton Taxis Tel: 0800 477 477

Red Cabs Tel: 07 839 3939



The following Transportation has been arranged as part of your conference registration. When registering, please indicate if you require transportation as seating is limited.

Please note: Other than indicated below, attendees are responsible for their own transportation for the duration of the conference

Welcome Function:
Coaches will depart from College Hall and Novotel/Ibis, departure time(s) to be confirmed. The coaches will return attendee back to College Hall, University or the Novotel/Ibis following the Welcome Function


Conference Dinner:
Coaches will depart directly from the University of Waikato at 4.30pm The coaches will return attendee back to either College Hall, University or the Novotel/Ibis following the conference Dinner.

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