IEEE DASC/PICom/DataCom/CyberSciTech Conferences
IEEE DASC/PICom/DataCom/CyberSciTech Conferences

8 - 10 August 2016

Auckland, New Zealand

Arriving in Auckland

When arriving in Auckland, passengers must proceed to the passport control point. You will need to have the following documents ready:

  • Passport
  • Completed passenger arrival card.

Once processed, you may proceed to baggage reclaim to collect your bags.

Declaring Goods

After collecting your baggage, proceed to the exiting point where your passenger arrival card will be checked by an officer prior to passing through Customs and the New Zealand quarantine inspection service.

Every passenger carrying NZ$10,000 or more in cash and/or foreign currency equivalent must notify a Customs officer.

Don't forget to declare any necessary items including food, bones, shells. There are severe penalties for failing to declare articles that are prohibited, restricted or for which you are required to pay duty/sales tax. No fruit is allowed into NZ (along with a list of other items that you will see on the customs declaration form)

Changing Money

Travelex is the world's foreign exchange specialist, with 10 stores located in the international and domestic terminals for changing money. Banks are also available in the city if you wish to exchange money there or at any other exchange (readily available).

Transport from the airport

Airbus Express is Auckland’s airport transfer service from Auckland City and Auckland Airport operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is the most economical way to get into the city, with tickets starting at $16 one way. You can buy tickets on the bus from the bus driver - they accept cash only. The bus trip will take about 45 minutes.

Every 10 minutes weekdays (7am – 7pm)
Every 15 minutes weekends (6am – 7pm)
Evening departures every 20 minutes and overnight every 30 minutes.

The last stop on the bus will be 1 Queen Street - this is located at Britomart, which next door to the Mercure Hotel, and only a 5minute walk to the other hotels in the city (Hilton etc).

Alternatively, taxi's are available from the airport. The fare will be based on the time travelled, expect to pay around $80 (depending on the time of the day etc).

Driving in New Zealand

The NZ Roadcodes can be found here for visitors -

Driving is on the left side of the road, with speed limits 50 kmph in town areas, 100 kmph on the open road. Please refer to the road codes for signage and more details.