New Zealand Tourism & Hospitality Research Conference, 2010
24-26 November, 2010
AUT University, Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand

Conference Dinner and Field Trips

The following dinner and optional field trips have been organised as part of the conference.

Conference Dinner

When: Thursday 25th November
Time: 1830
Cost: $101.20 per person


The conference dinner will be hosted at the Maritime Room at Voyager, New Zealand Maritime Museum on Auckland's waterfront. Prior to the dinner attendees will be given a complimentary entry to Voyager and a guided tour of the new state of the art interactive exhibit 'Blue Water, Black Magic. A tribute to Sir Peter Blake', which has NZL32, Team New Zealand's winning yacht from the 1995 America's Cup, as it's centre-piece.

The Maritime Room is a waterfront location with stunning views out over Auckland's Waitemata Harbour. The dinner will feature a high quality three course meal followed by inspirational key-note speakers, who will reflect on the challenges and triumphs of creating one of Auckland's top tourism and hospitality attractions. This evening is an opportunity to experience firsthand a new and significant tourism attraction which celebrates and honours one of New Zealand's most revered yachtsman and leaders and to hear from those intimately involved in its creation.

This is more than just another conference dinner... Combine inspirational speakers with a long late spring evening, the Auckland waterfront and superb food and you have a very special occasion not to be missed.
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Conference Field Trips

Explore NZ - Auckland Harbour Cruise

When: Wednesday 24th November
Time: 7.00pm
Cost: $39 per person (Special rate for delegates/friends - normal price $75)
Duration: 1.5 hours


Enjoy a relaxing cruise on board one of The Pride of Auckland's impressive purpose built yachts on the sheltered waters of Auckland's Waitemata Harbour. Translated as 'Sparkling Waters', the harbour is a boating paradise and the Pride fleet have become a 'must do' attraction in Auckland, the 'City of Sails'.

How to book?

Booking must be made directly to:
Explore NZ Reservations
Email: info@explorenz.co.nz
Booking code: NZTHRC
Phone: 0800 397567 (NZ only); + 64 9 3595987 (international)
Fax: + 64 9 3583137

Sky Tower & Observatory Restaurant, viewing & dinner

When: Friday 26th November
Time: 7.00pm
Cost: $62 per person


Experience Auckland's finest in hospitality - The Observatory Restaurant at the top of Auckland's Sky Tower! Take a ride up the Sky Tower at 7pm and tour the Main Observation deck and the Sky Lounge Cafe and Bar. Enjoy a dining experience at 8pm, with magnificent views of Auckland. The Observatory Restaurant has unique combinations of sumptuous brasserie-style buffet, stunning seafood specialties and succelent specials. We have secured seats for the first 50 delegates.

How to book?

Booking must be made directly to:
Observatory Restaurant, Sky City
Email: Observatoryreservations@skycity.co.nz
Booking code: AUT NZTHRC 26-11
Phone: + 64 9 3636340
Fax: + 64 9 3636424

Explore NZ - Whale & Dolphin Safari

When: Saturday 27th November
Time: 10.30am
Cost: $75 per person (Special rate for delegates/friends - normal price $150)
Duration: 4.5 hours


This is your chance to get up close and personal with dolphins and whales in their natural environment and just a short boat ride from Auckland city. More than 20 species of marine mammals have been identified in the Auckland Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, which is also considered one of the most biologically and geographically diverse marine parks in the world. You will experience exciting dolphin and whale action from the most comfortable and stable whale watching vessel in New Zealand - a luxury 20m high speed catamaran, designed specifically for the sea conditions of this unique area.

How to book?

Booking must be made directly to:
Explore NZ Reservations
Email: info@explorenz.co.nz
Booking code: NZTHRC
Phone: 0800 397567 (NZ only); + 649 3595987 (international)
Fax: + 649 3583177