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Travel Discounts

Air New Zealand is pleased to offer symposium attendees significant flight discounts on flights from the US to Auckland. Tickets must be purchased and paid in full by January 8, 2013. If you would like to extend your trip, one free stop-over is permitted at NZ gateways (Auckland, Los Angelos, San Francisco and Vancouver) and for an additional fee in Rarotunga. To receive this travel discount, please contact Lupe Maake at Air New Zealand, and claim the International Sculpture Center Group offer. Our Group Reference is D35FZH. Lupe can be emailed at, or called at 800.262.1243 Ext. 56794
Please check often for updates on discounts for travel.


It is Important to book early!

February is Auckland’s busiest time of year. It is the peak summer month for vacations, tours and conferences. It is important to book your accommodation as soon as possible to guarantee availability. The ISC has made an effort to offer a wide variety of accommodations – from budget to apartment (great for sharing!) to upscale – all within walking distance from the Symposium’s central activities.


NZ hotels charge for internet and not all bedrooms have wireless. If this is important please inquire with your hotel.

Walking time to the Auckland Art Gallery
The approximate walking time to the Auckland Art Gallery from each of the hotels is listed below. We will meet at the AAG two days during the Symposium, and on other days at the Pullman Hotel.

Hotel Rates
Reduced rates have been provided to ISC for a variety of hotel accommodation options.

All prices given include New Zealand our GST (sales tax of 15%) and all prices are in NZ$. The rates are not guaranteed if availability in the hotel becomes limited, so please book as soon as possible. You can check the conversion rate for the day on a currency converter website, such as

At the time of booking you will be asked for credit card information to secure the booking. Most hotels will have a credit card surcharge.

The negotiated rates also apply from February 8th – 18th. If you are wishing to stay longer please write to Jude Earles at to see if the reduced rate dates can be extended.

Click to see a map of Auckland City showing the Auckland Art Gallery and the hotels described.


The Pullman Hotel will be our official Symposium Hotel, and many optional and day trips will leave from this site. This is a 5 star hotel with 260 rooms and is located on the edge of the central business district opposite a park. The hotel has a very good spa, gym & sauna and is within an easy walking distance to many restaurants.

The rooms are newly refurbished. Most rooms have a shower only, so if a bath is required, please check with the hotel. For shared rooms, the twin beds are king size.

A decade ago, the hotel added apartments, known as The Residences, with more contemporary décor. There are one, two and three bedroom apartments all with balconies, lounge, dining and kitchen; however, not all apartments have laundry facilities. All even numbered rooms have a view of the harbour.

The hotel is 600 yards / 7minutes walk from the Auckland Art Gallery. Please note that the Pullman is uphill from the Auckland Art Gallery.

Corner Waterloo Quadrant & Princes Street
Auckland 1010

Negotiated entry level rate:
NZ$187.00 per room per night (includes sales tax)

To book:

Click here to book now.
Insert Auckland and your dates.


This 5 star hotel is situated right on the sea and has 165 bedrooms. Not all rooms face the sea but many have sea views. The best rooms in the hotel are the suites.The Hilton is surrounded by restaurants and retail shops are a short walk away. There will be a ship in dock on the 14th which will obstruct the water views but will only be in dock from 05.30am until 4pm. Ship docking schedules are subject to change so please also check with the hotel.

The dining room is headed by one of NZ’s renowned chefs, Simon Gault and has wonderful views of the Waitemata Harbour. Unwind with a cocktail at the stylish Bellini Bar and take in the stunning views of the city harbor.

The hotel is ¾ mile / 16 minutes walk from The Auckland Art Gallery

Princes Wharf 147 Quay Street
Auckland 1010

Negotiated entry level rate:
NZ$320.00 (includes sales tax)

To Book:

Click here


This 4 Star Plus hotel is ideally located in the heart of Auckland’s Central Business District and is newly refurbished and superbly positioned above a unique boutique shopping complex 'Atrium on Elliott'. It is only a short stroll to Queen Street, Aotea Centre, Sky Tower and the Viaduct Basin. It is a very functional inner city hotel. Rooms start on floor 16, so all guest rooms are sheltered from the noise of the city, and this large hotel has 352 rooms. Each standard room has two queen-sized beds, which make it a comfortable hotel in which to share a room.

The Crowne Plaza has an onsite restaurant and bar as well as a gym. While the rooms do not have laundry facilities, Crowne Plaza is the only hotel to have coin operated public washing machines and dryers.

There are 2 food halls nearby: one for more basic food options in the lower ground floor of the hotel building and the other is in an adjacent old warehouse – The Stables - a character location with more interesting food options.

The hotel is 440 yards / 6 minutes walk from the Auckland Art Gallery

128 Albert Street
Auckland 1030

Negotiated entry level rate:
NZ$225.00 including breakfast for one and sales tax.

To Book:

Write to and mention ISC SYMPOSIUM in the subject line.


Located on Queen Street in the Central Business District, it’s a short stroll to the city’s restaurants, bars and attractions like the Sky Tower, Ferry Terminal and Viaduct Harbour.

There are 253 rooms comprising of Superior Hotel rooms; one, two or three bedroom suites; Director Suites and Penthouse. The rooms are first-rate although some of the superior rooms are a bit small. The suites have open-plan lounge and dining areas plus full kitchen and laundry facilities. The kitchen includes a dishwasher, microwave and oven, and a full complement of kitchenware and glassware.

There is a hotel lounge and bar and restaurant on site as well as a fitness centre, guest lounge and heated indoor swimming pool.

The hotel is 500 yards / 6 minutes walk from Auckland Art Gallery

171 Queen Street, Auckland

Negotiated entry level rate:
NZ$240.00 (includes sales tax)

To Book:

Click on this link

Fill in CityLife Auckland A Heritage Hotel and the dates

Insert the code ISC2013 as a Corporate Conference Code


The Sebel Apartments are situated right on the harbor and offer 122 guest room with either studios with city views or suites with city or harbor views.

All studios and suites have laundry facilities and a fully equipped kitchen. The suites have a lounge, a dining area and a separate bedroom while the studio rooms incorporate all facilities one room. All rooms have sound-proofed glass but weekends can be noisy as the apartments overlook restaurants and bars.

The Sebel does not have a dining room but there are several restaurants in the viaduct with charge back facilities. The oldest indoor pool in Auckland, recently opened after a complete refurbishment, is nearby.

The apartments are 1100 yards / 13 minutes walk from the Auckland Art Gallery

85 - 89 Customs Street West
Viaduct Harbour, Auckland

Negotiated entry level rate:
NZ$268.00 per night for a studio suite (includes sales tax).

To Book:

1) Visit:
2) Enter ISCE13 in the Special Code Box
3) Select Access as the Code Type.


The 4 star Chifley Suites serviced apartment hotel is an ideally situated accommodation in central Auckland, with easy access to the waterfront, Queen Street and the business district. Each residence-style, serviced apartment has recently undergone a makeover of soft furnishings creating a fresh and spacious feel with kiwiana art on the walls.

There are 1 and 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom apartments - all spacious and very well presented with full kitchen, dining and laundry facilities. Each apartment has a small balcony. There is a small reception area but no lounge, restaurant or bar on site; however, there are plenty of options a short walking distance. The apartments do not have sound-proof glass and are in the central CBD so it could be noisy but otherwise a very good value.

Complimentary gym passes are included to Just Workout gym, situated nearby.

The apartments are 700 yards / 8 minutes walk from the Auckland Art Gallery

74 Albert Street, Auckland

Negotiated entry level rate:
1 bedroom NZ $150.00. With a view $175
2 bedroom NZ $200.00. With a view $225
[All rates include sales tax]

To Book:

E mail:
Insert ISC SYMPOSIUM in the subject line.

Traveling in the City

Auckland is a walkable city nestled between two harbors. Most attractions in Auckland are within 30 minutes from the city center. Ferry and water taxis are convenient and common forms of transportation, as are taxis. You can take a bus almost anywhere in the city from NZ $1 through the InterCity Coach lines. Over 100 daily services connect more than 600 towns, cities and communities nationwide. InterCity also offers a range economical pass products including InterCity flexipass and InterCity flexitrips. Each allows you total freedom to explore the national network at discounted rates and includes tour and ferry options.


We will spend much of our time in Auckland proper in Central Auckland. Click HERE for a full-sized map pdf

We will also spend time on Waiheke Island, part of the City of Auckland, and just off the coast of Central Auckland. Click HERE for a full-sized map pdf.

And we will do some traveling to sculpture parks and sites in the broader Auckland region. Click HERE for a full-sized map pdf.

Message Boards

Use the message board below to connect with other Symposium attendees. Find a roomate, get a ride or arrange a meeting.
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