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Conference Venue:

The conference will be held in the “Sir Neil Waters” lecture theatres, located on the East Precinct (Gate 1) of Massey University in Albany (North Auckland). The physical address is: Massey University East Precinct Dairy Flat Highway (SH17), Albany 0632. Please Click HERE to see the campus on Google Maps

Albany, the suburb in which Massey University is located is on Auckland’s North Shore. It is approximately 20 km North of the Auckland CBD. Favourable methods of transport are by bus, rental car, or taxi.

Parking on campus, right in front of the building is free. Alternatively, busses from several districts of Auckland’s North shore arrive in the center of the campus.

The unique Spanish-inspired buildings cannot be missed as you travel north on the Albany Expressway. The unique character of the campus is wrapped around its heart, the Atrium building, pictured up top.

The building in which the conference is being held (Sir Neil Waters Lecture Theatres) is circled on the right.

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There are many accommodation options on the North Shore. The two closest properties are the :

Albany Exectutive Motor Inn, or

Quest Serviced Apartments

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Places to Eat:

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Nearby the Massey Albany campus, there is the Westfield shopping mall, which boasts a series of bars and restaurants. There are also several local restaurants which serve international, and local cuisine:

Khun Pun Thai – Albany

The Wine Box Café and Restaurant – Albany Village

Lone Star Restaurant - Albany

If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, there are several more bars and restaurants along Hurstmere Road in Takapuna, which is approximately 15-20 minutes away by car in favourable traffic.


Things to do:

Auckland is proud to be ranked as one of the most “livable cities” in the world. This is at least partially to do with the stunning scenery from the black iron sands of the west coast beaches, to wineries, dormant volcanoes, and the many islands in the Hauraki Gulf.

There are many activities to get your senses stimulated, involving you getting in, out, on, and under things. These depend on your interests, and the weather, though an incomplete list of suggestions can be found below:

Getting IN:

Auckland Museum 

Auckland Art Gallery

Getting OUT:

Visit one of the many wineries around Auckland 

Waiheke or Rangitoto Islands

West coast beaches (Muriwai, Piha) – Black sands – rough sea - not recommended for swimming 

Hiking in the Waitakere Ranges

Getting ON:

Visit the Skytower in Auckland CBD for a 360 degree view of the city and harbor

Climb the Harbour Bridge

Climb Small Dormant Volcanoes in Auckland City

Getting UNDER:

Visit Kelly Tarltons Aquarium to see what is going on beneath the waves

Further AFIELD:              

Hobbiton (Lord of the Rings)

Waitomo Caves

Coromandel Peninsula

Rotorua Geothermal Area

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Frothing waves and craggy headlands, like Lion Rock, conspire to make Piha Beach one of New Zealand's most rugged shores. Image by russellstreet / CC BY-SA 2.0

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