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Travel and accommodation

Getting here

Most international flights arrive in New Zealand at Auckland airport, but in some cases (in particular from Australia) Christchurch, Wellington or Queenstown airports. There are regular flights each day between Auckland/Wellington/Christchurch and Dunedin; Christchurch is the closest and typically offers the most frequent direct flights to/from Dunedin. Currently, the only direct international flights from Australia to Dunedin are from Brisbane.

Those of you considering some travel and sightseeing before or after the conference may also consider flights into Queenstown. (Buses are the only other form of transport connecting Dunedin with other centres; sorry, no rail.)

On arrival

Dunedin Airport is 28km from central Dunedin (30 minutes Taxi or 45-60+ minutes in Shuttle). Public transport to and from the airport is by taxi (approximately NZ$100.00+) or by a door-to-door airport shuttle service (approximately NZ$20.00-NZ$25.00). Rental cars are also available at the airport should you want to travel before or after the conference.

Airport transfers - registrants are advised to make their own arrangements and to speak to their accommodation venues about their airport transfers. Please have your flight number and departure time available for them.

Airport Shuttles

Shuttles are an affordable way to get to the city / Dunedin Airport, especially for the solo traveller. Each way will cost approximately $20 for a single and decreasing cost per head for groups (e.g. 2 in group = $18 per, 3 = $16, 4 = $15) and we strongly recommend that you book your shuttle in advance. (If you are in a group, some shuttles offer an express service which will speed up your transit time to that of a taxi.)

Taxi services

Taxi services will be a quicker with a direct ride to your destination, but it will cost you for the convenience.

Conference accommodation

Bookings with registration

The conference committee has arranged university student hostel City College to provide accommodation for Disability Matters Conference delegates and supporting personnel. City College is a modern, well-equipped residential college and is a short 10 minute walk from the conference venue.

City College offers single rooms in shared 5-6 bedroom apartments, with shared lounge/kitchen facilities. Bookings include continental breakfast. Please note: The City College room rate is NZ$75.00 per person, per night and is an additional charge to registration fees. 

Bookings for City College can be made online with your registration .
  • Earliest check-in: Sunday, 26 November 2017
  • Latest check-out: Wednesday, 29 November 2017

If you have any questions or requirements regarding City College accommodation, please email dm.registrations@otago.ac.nz or phone (+64) 3 479 8549.


Self-booked accommodation

All other accommodation requires self-booking, direct with the accommodation provider. The following providers offer a range of fully accessible and self-catered accommodation options.

When booking accommodation, mention you are attending the University of Otago, Disability Matters Conference. Some providers may offer a discount.

Walking minutes to conference venue
Alhambra Oaks Motor lodge5Accessible and Standard Studio units.
Allan Court Motel10Accessible and Standard units
Asure 538 Great King Street Motel5Accessible Studio units.
Aurora on George10Accessible and Standard units. Mobility parking available.
Bella Vista Motel8Accessible and Standard units. All units have off street parking.
Cable Court Motel8Accessible and Standard units.
Commodore Motel15Accessible and Standard units.
Quest18Accessible and Standard units.
Victoria Hotel15Accessible and Standard units. Limited parking available close to entrance of building.
Woodlands Motel4Standard units available.
315 Euro Motel10Accessible and Standard units.

A range of other accommodation options are also available on the Dunedin web site.

Book early! Dunedin is hosting a major event the weekend prior to the conference.

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