Queenstown, the "winter wonderland" of New Zealand will host this year's conference.
Queenstown is famous for its tourism. It offers world class ski-fields, stunning scenic highlights, a number of adventure tourism options (its the home of commercial bungee jumping!), and exceptional vineyards and restaurants.Visit queenstown-nz.co.nz
for more information (remember to select the winter section for Julys visit).
Queenstown has an alpine climate with hot summers and cold winters. The conference falls in the middle of the New Zealand winter. July temperatures are around 0 to 8 degrees Celsius (32 to 47 Farenheit). On average there is 2.6 inches of precipitation in July.
The Conference Venue
Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
offers a stunning venue for the conference. It boasts breathtaking views over the lake and surrounding mountains. The hotel is just a 5-minute flat walk along the Lakefront to the centre of town; with the airport only a 10-minute scenic drive away.
From the Airport - Taxi is approximately NZ$15.00 and a 15 minute drive. Shuttle service is approximately NZ$7.00 and a 25 minute drive. From the CBD - 5 minute walk from the Queenstown Mall. From the Mall turn right onto Rees Street, left onto Beach Street. Beach Street becomes Lake Esplanade and Rydges Queenstown is on your right. Taxi from the CBD although not advised is approximately NZ$5
Driving from Queenstown Airport - 9 Kilometre 15 minute drive southwest. Turn right onto Kawarau Road, left onto Frankton Road which becomes Stanley Road. From Stanley Road turn left onto Shotover Steet which becomes Lake Esplanade. Rydges Queenstown is on your right.
With over 200 options for accommodation Queenstown is sure to be able to meet your accommodation wishes. As the conference falls within the middle of the ski season, an early booking may be cheaper. The Queenstown-nz
website offer a list of options to consider.
Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown has a special, and limited, NetSafe conference accommodation rate of $185 NZD (including GST) per night for a deluxe lake view room and $225 NZD (including GST) for a suite. To obtain these rates please go to the Rydges NetSafe page (click here