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World Congress of Sociology of Sport 2019 Travel, venue and accommodation

Air travel to Dunedin and airport transfers

Most international flights arrive in NZ at Auckland airport, but in some cases (in particular from Australia) Christchurch or Wellington 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 (some direct from some Australian airports) 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 mins Taxi to 45 - 60+ mins in Shuttle). Public transport to and from the airport is by taxi (approx NZ$100.00+) or by a door-to-door airport shuttle service (approx 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.)

Airport Shuttles
Super Shuttle
Kiwi Shuttles

Taxi services

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

Dunedin Taxis
United Taxis
City Taxis


Dunedin’s average high temperature in April is 17°C, with cool nights averaging at 11°C.

Check the Metservice website for quite accurate forecasts prior to your travel to help your planning.

Congress venue

The World Congress of Sociology of Sport 2019 will be held in the St David Lecture Theatre. Catering for morning and afternoon teas and lunches will be held nearby.


Dunedin has a great range of travel accommodation including luxury hotels, upscale leisure lodges, serviced apartments, boutique hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts and farmstays. Please note that special ISSA rates have been organised for the following hotels: Scenic Hotel (main conference hotel), Aurora, Bluestone, 805 George and Beechwood Motels. Delegates are welcome to contact other hotels listed or TripAdvisor etc. for additional accommodation – it is the low season so rates will be reasonable.

Hotels (downtown)



Quest Apartments

Other Accommodation