We have negotiated a list of partner programmes for this conference. These can be booked through the registration page.
Please note the partner programmes is only available pre and post conference.
Rangitoto Volcanic Explorer Tour – $59.00 Adult $30 Child
Hop aboard this 4WD tour and learn about Rangitoto’s fiery past. Journey through the largest Pohutukawa forest in the world, a treasured fern glen and rugged lava terrain as you make your way to the base of the summit of Rangitoto. From there it’s a 900-metre walk along a scenic boardwalk to the top. Here you’ll be rewarded with 360-degree views of Auckland City and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. Your guide will accompany you back to the road train to continue the commentated tour, taking in the western side of the island and back to your return sailing.
Waiheke Island Explorer Tour – $52 Adult $26 Child
Be introduced to Waiheke on the Fullers Waiheke Explorer Tour – a picturesque 40-minute boat trip followed by a 1.5 hour scenic highlights tour of Waiheke’s stunning locations. Cruise to Waiheke through the glorious Hauraki Gulf and on arrival you will be met by an experienced guide who will give you a taste of the views, culture and history that make up the diverse island of Waiheke.
On conclusion of the tour, take advantage of the complimentary All Day Bus Pass allowing you to either return to a destination visited on the tour, or discover the island further on scheduled public bus services.
Taste of Waiheke Tour – $125 Adult
On arrival at the island you will be greeted by your tour driver and taken first to Stonyridge Vineyard for a tour and tastings, plus a scrumptious light lunch. You will then depart for the award winning Rangihoua Estate for some olive tasting, followed by a stop at Wild on Waiheke, which offers optional beer tasting as well as wine. Here, you’ll also get to sample locally produced food; olive oils and preserves. The tour concludes with tastings at the beautiful Mudbrick Vineyard while enjoying stunning views over the Hauraki Gulf. On conclusion of the tour, take advantage of the complimentary All Day Bus Pass allowing you to discover the island further on scheduled public bus services.
Harbour Discovery Cruise – $36 Adult $18 Child
See the best of Auckland Harbour on this unique hop on/hop off cruise! A 360 Harbour Discovery Cruise provides you with an opportunity to visit several harbour locations all in one day. With the purchase of an All Day Cruise Pass, you can enjoy unlimited travel to destinations such as Rangitoto Island, Motuihe Island, Devonport village, and Orakei Wharf (stop for Misson Bay and Kelly Tarltons Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World). The Harbour Discovery Cruise is also ideal for visitors on a tight schedule. Join us onboard for a full 1 3/4 hour Harbour Discovery loop, and you’ll enjoy a stunning harbour cruise complete with full commentary from the crew. Walk along unique volcanic trails of Rangitoto Island and climb to the top for stunning views; soak in the crystal blue waters at Motuihe and relax on its spectacular white sandy beaches; explore the WWII gun emplacements at North Head or walk further along to the idyllic seaside village of Devonport; or visit Kelly Tarltons’ Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World and meet the resident penguins and other fascinating marine life. Whatever your desire, we guarantee you will be blown away by Auckland Harbour’s breathtaking beauty spots, and understand exactly why Auckland is called the ‘City of Sails!’
Tiritiri Matangi Island – $72 Adult $35 Child
Surrender your senses to the beauty and magic of Tiritiri Matangi Island, situated in the Hauraki Gulf and only a 75 minute ferry trip from Auckland (via Gulf Harbour). From the moment you step onto the island to the moment you leave, you will be entranced by the serenade of gentle birdsong and the lush native bush. Tiritiri Matangi is one of the world’s most successful volunteer conservation projects. It has been re-vegetated with around 300,000 native trees and consequently 12 of New Zealand’s endangered birds and three reptile species have been re-introduced.
Devonport tour – $70 Adult
Explore historical Devonport. Travel 10 minutes by ferry from Auckland to Devonport. Tour Devonport by coach and visit two volcanic cones, experience the charm of historical Devonport and enjoy unsurpassed views of the Auckland region. See Maori pa sites on both Mt Victoria and North Head, and the interesting network of tunnels and forts on North Head. At North head take in the best view of Auckland. Enjoy lunch at a seaside restaurant. Towards the end of the tour guests have the option of either spending free time in Devonport town centre or visiting the outstanding Royal New Zealand Navy Museum. The Navy Museum’s vision is “To enrich the lives of present and future generations with an awareness of New Zealand’s naval culture and heritage so that they honour the contribution New Zealand’s Sea Warriors have made to peace, security and prosperity.”
Cooking class with “foodie” Mark McDonough – $110 Adult
Cooking class with one of New Zealand’s most dedicated foodies – Mark McDonough. Mark and his dedicated foodie team at Zarbo are at the forefront of the cafe, deli and gourmet food scene in New Zealand. Zarbo is synonymous with quality, innovation and service. Mark’s love of food has taken Zarbo from cafe beginnings to wholesale food provider. He’s a cook, a cookbook author and in tandem with Dean Brettschneider has recently opened New Zealand’s first in-store micro artisan bakery at Zarbo. Here is your chance to explore the shelves of wonderful deli and gourmet foods at Zarbo and then learn how to make two recipes from Mark and Dean’s cookbook – The Cook and the Baker. Firstly traditional potted cheese and secondly Melanzana Dolce (chocolate eggplant dish). These two dishes are flavoursome dishes and easily prepared at home. If time permits then a third dish will be prepared. There will be tastings of each dish plus wine, tea and coffee.
Shopping spree – $105 Adult
Dust your wallets off and let’s go on a shopping tour.
Meet your driver and enthusiastic shopping guide and commence your five hour shopping spree including a visit to an art gallery and a delicious lunch. Visit Parnell, Nuffield Street and Broadway in Newmarket and Ponsonby. Highlights today will include visits to top fashion designers, New Zealand made arts and crafts (including Maori items) and generic retail therapy!
Auckland City Taste Tour – $189 Adult
Indulge in a culinary exploration as we introduce you to two of the city’s most vibrant inner city foodie locations. Surrounded by beautiful heritage buildings, the Britomart precinct is full of eclectic cafes, restaurants, cool bars and a fantastic city farmers market, making it the hippest new district in town. And the beautiful Viaduct Harbour features many award winning restaurants and many other culinary delights. Tastings include our excellent coffee, baking treats, chocolate, cheese, ice cream, produce and a 2 course bistro lunch matched with a glass of premium New Zealand wine.
All The Food Group Tour – $109 Adult
Explore the historic foodie precinct that is The Britomart, the hippest new district in town. We visit the passionate boutique stores and wow your taste buds with the best of our coffee, chocolate, cheeses and ice cream.
Auckland Power Jet Boat – Adult $98 Children $58
Departure Times: On the hour, 9am -5pm
Timeframe: 35-40 minutes
Auckland’s FIRST ever Jet boat! Travelling in excess of 50 knots, throwing in some power brakes and spins. A low impact ride that skims across the Waitemata.
Auckland Bridge Climb – Adult $120
Only AJ Hackett Bungy can offer you this level of access to the Auckland Harbour Bridge; and this is the one and only Bridge Climb in New Zealand, coming complete with your very own tour guide. Lasting for 1 1/2 hours, this climb will have you wondering whether to look at your feet or focus on the spectacular views.
Auckland Bridge Climb and Bungy Combo – Adult $150
Auckland is home to the worlds first harbour bridge Bungy Jump and is operated by the Bungy originals – AJ Hackett Bungy.
As part of the Bungy experience you’ll enjoy an exclusive bridge walk out to the specially-constructed ‘Bungy pod’. It’s here you’ll build up the courage to leap out over the Waitamata Harbour.
Once airborne take time to enjoy the views of the harbour, that is if you can keep your eyes open long enough.
Canyoning in Auckland – Adult $155 Half Day Trip, $185 Full Day Trip
The Piha Canyon – come canyoning in the sub-tropical rainforest of the West Coast Waitakere Ranges, only 40 minutes from Auckland Central (transport provided). Abseiling down showering waterfalls surrounded by moss and fern covered volcanic rock walls, swimming through pools of blues and greens, jumps, caves, and slides as you explore the canyon! All obstacles are optional, no experience needed. You will also see the remains of the original pioneers wood constructed logging dam; learn about the local history and Maori culture. Climb Lion Rock for some great photo opportunities.
Includes transport, bakery lunch / refreshments, full equipment, a visit to black sand Piha Surf Beach and a beautiful rainforest walk.