Christchurch is easy to get to with New Zealand's National Carrier 'Air New Zealand' offering daily direct flights from all over New Zealand.
Jetstar also does direct flights from Auckland, Wellington, Napier, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Nelson and Queenstown.
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The Conference will be held at La Vida,
​a multi-purpose conference centre situated in the heart of Upper Riccarton​

Address: 34a Hansons Lane, Upper Riccarton

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Our conference organisers have negotiated special room rates for conference delegates at the following accommodation places with flexible terms and conditions exclusively for attendees of the Conference. 
​There are a limited number of rooms available at this rate. Bookings can be made for the below accommodation options via the online registration form, or please contact the organisers at  [email protected]

There are also many accommodation options available – from motels to house rentals -  close to the conference venue, you will find these by googling sites such as: or
315 Motel Riccarton

Contemporary interior design with premier furnishing and beds in every room – luxuriously comfortable and spacious accommodation with that home away from home feeling.

2-minute drive or a 9-minute walk
Address: 315 Riccarton Rd, Upper Riccarton
Christchurch 8041

Rate: $139 per night incl GST
Bush Inn Court Motel

This quality motel offers first class accommodation. Bush Inn Court Motel is ideal for Corporate guests, families, or small groups wanting a modern spacious motel accommodation in Christchurch.

2-minute drive or an 11-minute walk
Address: 45 Main S Rd, Sockburn

Christchurch 8042
Rate: From $148 per night incl GST
Bishop Julius Halls of Residence

Bishop Julius Hall is an independent hall at the University of Canterbury

3-minute drive or an 15-minute walk to Conference Venue.
1.1km from La Vida

University of Canterbury
90 Waimairi Road
Ilam, Christchurch
$55 per night – room only, shared bathroom
$65 per night – room and breakfast, shared bathroom
Payment is required prior to arrival in order to confirm your accommodation at Bishop Julius Halls of Residence. This total will be added to your invoice when you complete your online registration.  If you have any questions please email [email protected]
RendezVous Hotel

Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch is 9.7km from the Christchurch International Airport, and close to major attractions. 

It's located in the heart of the CBD and is a 15 minute drive to the Conference Venue (7.6km)

Address:  166 Gloucester Street,  Christchurch
Rate: $190 per night - Room only:  with optional breakfast added for $20 per person

Chateau on the Park

Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel is designed to provide a tranquil, resort-like stay. The 5-acre property – boasting a moat, a vineyard and a beautiful rose garden – makes our hotel feel secluded, but it is only 2.9km from the city. From this hotel, you’ll be able to walk to Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Hagley Golf Club and the western business district. 

Located 3.6km from the Conference Venue, it's only a 10 min drive away.

Address:  189 Deans Avenue, Riccarton, Christchurch
Rate: $230 per night - Guest Room


Christchurch Gondola

For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15-minute drive from central city), enjoy a relaxing ride to the summit of the Port Hills. Spectacular 360-degree views of the city, Lyttelton Harbour, the majestic Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains. Plenty to see and do - experience the Time Tunnel Ride, go shopping, relax and enjoy a snack or beverage at the Red Rock Cafe.
International Antarctic Centre

It's the ultimate Antarctic adventure! Experience the dramatic seasonal lighting in the four seasons of Antarctica show where it 'snows' every 6 minutes. Venture out on to 'the ice' from Scott Base to play in 'Antarctica' the snow & ice experience and survive an Antarctic storm! How long can you hold your hand in the icy Antarctic water? Hang out with Little Blue Penguins, buckle up for the famously exciting Hagglund ride, take an awesome simulated 4D Antarctic cruise, watch Happy Feet 4D, then watch a stunning movie on a MASSIVE screen! It's the closest you'll get to Antarctica without mounting your own expedition!​
Orana Wildlife Park

Orana Wildlife Park is New Zealand’s only open range zoo. We get you up close and personal with the animals. Imagine hand feeding a majestic giraffe; seeing New Zealand's only gorillas; eyeballing the magnificent white rhino; meeting New Zealand’s national icon, the kiwi, or travelling through the Lion Reserve! Over 400 animals representing more than 70 species are displayed at the Park. 
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