The Triennial begins in Christchurch on the afternoon of the 21st March 2020 and finishes in Queenstown after an amazing journey through the Mackenzie Country by coach. The tour finishes with a final dinner on the 29th March 2020 (with departures on 30 March). Both destinations have international flights daily. If you choose to stay on for one of the Technical Tours you will have the option to finish in Christchurch arriving & departing daily or Queenstown. See Technical Tours here.
Travelling to New Zealand is easy. For practical information and travel advice before you leave, click here www.newzealand.com/int/travel-guide
Passports, visas & electronic travel authority (ETA)
When you arrive, your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your intended departure date, and if required, have a valid New Zealand visa.
From 1 October 2019, visitors from visa-waiver countries must request an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) prior to coming to New Zealand. You may also have to pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). For more information on the ETA and IVL, visit Immigration New Zealand.
Accommodation has been secured for Triennial delegates for the duration of the tour. Single occupancy and twin double rooms are available. At the time of registration you will be provided with a full itinerary.
The renovated Distinction Christchurch Hotel is an urban escape combining sophisticated smarts and familiar warmth whilst standing proud amongst the buzz of the rejuvenation of Cathedral Square.
Ideally positioned in the heart of the city only a few minutes' walk from the Avon River, Botanical Gardens and Rydges (the Nuffield Conference venue) and Town Hall (the Agribusiness Summit venue).
Hotel bookings will be taken with your registration
The hotels require credit card details for extra costs such as mini-bar or any room charge backs. You can choose to provide credit card details securely at the time of registration or when you check in
NEW ZEALAND BACH (Tekapo accommodation)
Bach, pronounced 'batch, is a holiday home or beach house, usually held close to the hearts of the families that own them and may have done so for generations.
A bach is a typical holiday experience for New Zealanders where time is spent enjoying the outdoors, reading, cooking, playing board games and generally spending time together.
Each bach will have it's own age related quirks. The secret is to relax, enjoy each other's company and make the most of the amazing lake village location!
We have hand picked 'bach's' for you to enjoy for two nights in Lake Tekapo.
MILLENNIUM HOTEL (Queenstown accommodation)
Millennium Hotel Queenstown is just minutes from Queenstown central shopping, entertainment and dining. Guest rooms and suites, business centre, gym, sauna, spa, feature contemporary city-inspired design. Accommodation offer scenic views of Queenstown city and mountains, providing the perfect backdrop.