Explore Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland

Auckland is New Zealand’s gateway and economic hub. Our conference venue at the university occupies a prominent position in the heart of the city. With a population of 1.5 million it is easy to get around and its global reputation as the “City of Sails” means you’re never far from a summer’s day at the beach. Enjoy a ferry ride from downtown to one of the many islands in the Hauraki Gulf, offering bushwalking, rural escapes, arts, sun, sand, and even wineries. Head to the fringes of the city to Piha, Karekare, Muriwai and Bethells beaches – some of the best in all of New Zealand.

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Galleries and Art Spaces

Artspace – Artspace Aotearoa is a non-profit art organisation located on Auckland’s vibrant Karangahape Road.

Auckland Art Gallery – Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is the premier art institution. Known for its extensive collection of artworks, the gallery showcases both international and local artists, offering visitors a diverse and enriching art experience in a stunning architectural setting.

Basement Theatre – Smack-bang in the middle of a central city car park, Basement Theatre is Tāmaki Makaurau’s home for independent live performance. Showcasing urgent and adventurous new voices.

Objectspace – Objectspace is a public art gallery dedicated to the fields of craft, applied arts, and design.

Pah Homestead- Pah Homestead is a historic home located in the suburb of Hillsborough and is currently used as an art gallery, housing the James Wallace Art Trust’s collection of New Zealand art.

Q Theatre – Auckland’s home of independent performing arts. Programming is deliberately broad with extraordinary performing arts experiences

Sculptureum – Nestled in Matakana’s picturesque landscape, Sculptureum is a captivating art destination. Home to meticulously curated sculpture gardens, vibrant vineyard, and eclectic art collection, it offers a unique blend of nature and culture. Visitors immerse themselves in a sensory journey, exploring the harmonious interplay of art and the stunning New Zealand surroundings. Complete your visit with a delicious lunch at onsite Restaurant Rothko.



Historical Experience

Auckland Museum – Auckland Museum is the cultural and spiritual touchstone for the many cultures that inhabit this beautiful land, and the first stop for anyone wishing to gain an insight into New Zealand and its people.

Maritime Museum –The New Zealand Maritime Museum Hui Te Ananui A Tangaroa is a maritime museum in Auckland, New Zealand. It is located on Hobson Wharf, adjacent to the Viaduct Harbour in central Auckland

MOTAT – New Zealand’s largest transport and technology museum and offers a fun and exciting learning experience for visitors of all ages. Explore and discover the achievements that have helped shape New Zealand.

Sightseeing and Tours

360 Discovery – Explore the Hauraki Gulf and its history, the Tiritiri Matangi island sanctuary, and Motuihe Island.

Ananda Tours – Discover Waiheke Island (Waiheke means “cascading waters” in Māori) and its award winning wines along the wine trail, olive oils, arts & crafts, scenic and eco tours.

Auckland Wine Tasting Tours – Auckland Wine Tasting Tours offers a personalised experience encompassing the scenic North/West Auckland and/or Matakana regions. Enjoy a full day winery tour with lunch or a half day tour.

Auckland Explorer Bus – The Auckland Explorer Bus is a hop on, hop off sightseeing tour with full commentary, visiting Auckland’s big 14 attractions.

Activities and Adrenalin Rush

Sky Walk – Dare yourself to walk the circumference of the Sky Tower, 192 meters above the ground, with no rails or balcony, just a safety harness on a ledge 1.2 meters wide!

Sky Jump – Throw yourself off the top of the Sky Tower and plunge 192 meters in a controlled fall while wearing a safety harness!


*The above information is provided as a point of interest only. The organising committee takes no responsibility for the services provided by any of the groups mentioned above, nor does it receive any incentives from businesses listed on this page.

Registration Enquiries

If you have any questions about registration including cancellation or transferal please email Event Services at iirc@auckland.ac.nz.