Travel Information


Getting into the City from the Airport



Are right outside the airport building. Expect to pay NZ$36 one way.

Airport FlyerAirport flyer

The Airport Flyer is an express bus service that operates between Wellington Airport and Wellington City. Turn right as you exit the airport building – and walk along a couple of minutes to the end of the airport building to the bus stop. The ticket price is NZ$9. You need cash.
For the Grand Chancellor hotel, get off the bus at the McDonalds bus stop on Lambton Quay. The James Cook Arcade is a few steps away and signage will guide you to the hotel.
The service operates:
Every 10 minutes from Wellington Airport to Wellington Railway station (*Weekdays 6.30am to 9.00am and 2.00pm to 7.00pm). Approximately every 20 minutes at all other times.
Every 20 minutes from Queensgate – Lower Hutt to Wellington Airport via the City.

Wellington Buses

Wellington has a great public bus service for getting around town. You can find more information including timetables, maps and a journey planner here


Travelling to New Zealand

Wellington Airport

Find information on Wellington Domestic and International Airport on their website here.

Passport & Visas

People from over 50 countries (click here to view list) don’t need a visitor visa to enter New Zealand for a short visit. However, they are still required to provide: • travel tickets or evidence of onward travel arrangements, and • evidence of funds for maintenance. Full information is available online at Please read the Passports and Visas section carefully or visit your local New Zealand Embassy. Those who may require a visa should obtain visa in advance. If you are transiting via any other country en route to New Zealand, please check the relevant visa requirements for that country (i.e. if you are transitting via Australia you are likely to require an Australian visa).

Customs Requirements

New Zealand has strict rules to protect its agricultural industries from imported pests and diseases. If you bring in items such as food and plants, these must be declared to Ministry for Primary Industries. Visit for more information. Like other countries New Zealand has strict security concerning drugs, firearms and other dangerous goods. For more information visit


Electricity is supplied at 230/240 volts (50 hertz), although most hotels and motels provide 110 volt AC sockets (rated at 20 watts) for electric razors only. For all other equipment, an adaptor/converter is necessary, unless the item has a multi-voltage option. Please note that the power outlets only accept flat three or two-pin plugs, depending on whether an earth connection is fitted.


Tipping is not expected in New Zealand but up to 10% is gladly accepted.

Credit Cards/ ATM Cards

All major international credit cards can be used in New Zealand and Travellers Cheques are accepted at hotels, banks and some stores. If your credit card is encoded with a PIN number you will be able to withdraw cash from automatic teller machines (ATMs) situate at banks and shopping centres throughout the country.

Goods & Services Tax

All goods and services in New Zealand are subject to 15% tax (GST). Overseas visitors cannot claim back GST. However, some stores sell goods to overseas visitors excluding GST when shown proof of onward or return ticket.

Liability/ Insurance

In the event of industrial disruptions or natural disasters, personal injury or damage to persons or property occurring before or during the conference, Conferences & Events Ltd cannot accept responsibility for any losses incurred by delegates. Personal insurance is the responsibility of the individual delegate and is highly recommended. Please check with your travel agent or an insurance broker.