Getting to New Zealand is easy
It’s easy to get to New Zealand to attend a conference
New Zealand is approximately a 10 hour direct flight from most places in the Pacific Rim, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and the west coast of the USA. It is only a 3 hour flight from the eastern seaboard of Australia. Options to fly direct to Auckland (New Zealand’s main international airport) or directly to Wellington both exist, with direct Singapore to Auckland services in operation. Numerous daily flights connect Auckland and Queenstown with a 1.5 hour flight time.
International Connections to Auckland
366+ Weekly flights connecting Auckland to the world. With Air New Zealand being the No. 1 Airline in the world getting here is easy.
120+ International arrivals every day.
When you have finished registering for the event we will send you an Air New Zealand special Assembly discount code for travel on routes served by Air New Zealand. These rates are exclusively for IAOPA registrants and cannot be booked until the registration form is completed and sent to us. They can only be booked between 1st September and 30th November 2017 for travel between 12th March and 11th April 2018.
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Queenstown, New Zealand ... where is it?
New Zealand | Aotearoa is situated some 1,500 kilometres (900 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga.
Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinctive biodiversity of animal, fungal and plant life, none of which are terminal to humans, e.g. we don't have horrible creepy crawlies.
Queenstown is a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealand's South Island.
It is built around an inlet called Queenstown Bay on Lake Wakatipu, a long thin Z-shaped lake formed by glacial processes, and has spectacular views of nearby mountains such as The Remarkables, Cecil Peak, Walter Peak and just above the town; Ben Lomond and Queenstown Hill.
Queenstown has an urban population of 13,150 (June 2015 estimate), making it the 29th largest urban area in New Zealand, and the third largest urban area in Otago, behind Dunedin and Oamaru.
The Queenstown-Lakes District has a land area of 8,704.97 square kilometres (3,361.01 sq mi) not counting its inland lakes (Lake Hāwea, Lake Wakatipu, and Lake Wanaka). The region has an estimated resident population of 32,400 (June 2015 estimate). Its neighbouring towns include Arrowtown, Glenorchy,Kingston, Wanaka, Alexandra, and Cromwell. The nearest cities are Dunedin and Invercargill.