Travel and accommodation

This page contains information on getting to New Zealand and where to stay in Auckland.

Travel discounts

Auckland Airport is well-connected to the rest of the world and is served by a number of major airlines including Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Thai, Singapore and Qantas.

The organisers have arranged for discounts from Air New Zealand and the Star Alliance

Maps and location

The Business School is located at the University of Auckland's city campus at 12 Grafton Road, Auckland. Read more on where to find us from our Maps and location page.

Airport transfers

A taxi from the Auckland airport to the city can be relatively expensive and costs around NZ$70 or more depending on traffic. Uber is also available in Auckland.

A cheaper option is the Airport Shuttle which is extremely convenient. There is no need to book the shuttle. Shuttles are usually waiting outside the airport and will take you to the city for NZ$35. Find out more on the Airport Shuttle website.

An even cheaper option is the SkyBus (previously the Airport Bus) which costs NZ$16 one way. There is a bus every ten minutes except for very early or very late in the day. Find out more on the SkyBus website.


The University of Auckland Business School is partnered with accommodation providers close to its City Campus and within a short walking distance. These providers offer a wide range of options whether you are staying by yourself, with a partner or with family. All prices are quoted in NZ dollars.

Copthorne Hotel, Auckland City

150 Anzac Avenue
Auckland Central
Phone: +64 9 379 8509
Group code: MSOM16 (Please quote when booking)

Superior Room NZD$140.00 per room per night.

Superior Plus Room NZD$160.00 per room per night.

Suite (maximum 2 guests) NZD$240.00 per room per night.

Discounted fully cooked breakfast is available for university guests at $15.00 per person, per time (usually $25.50).

The Copthorne Auckland City is about a five minute walk to the business school and is also within easy walking distance of Queen Street shopping and the Central Business District. All rooms are equipped with Sky TV, high speed internet access and the sound proofing of "hush windows" and a balcony that offers spectacular seascape or city views. Complimentary car parking at the hotel is subject to availability. The Copthorne is a Qualmark 4 star and Enviro Silver Qualmark rated hotel.

The Langham Auckland

83 Symonds Street
Auckland Central
Phone: +64 9 379 5132
Fax: +64 9 377 9367
Website: Langham Hotel
Group bookings: All reservations should be made through the Langham Hotel Booking Portal.  

The Langham Hotel Auckland is a popular choice among luxury 5 star Auckland hotels. The Langham exudes a timeless elegance that celebrates the past, yet embraces the future. As a luxury Auckland hotel, we will enchant you with our tradition of graceful living.

Classic Room - $200.00 Inclusive of GST and Wi-Fi.

Executive Room  - $230.00 Inclusive of GST and Wi-Fi.

Langham Club Room - $375.00  Inclusive of GST and Wi-Fi. The Langham Club Room guests will enjoy butler service and complimentary hot and cold breakfast items, two hours of evening cocktails and canapés in the hotel club lounge.

Bed and Full Buffet Breakfast rate – please add $32.00 inclusive of GST to the room rate, per person.

These rates are room only, per room per night and are subject to availability.

All reservations should be made through the Langham Hotel Booking Portal.

The Langham Hotel Auckland is a 15 minute walk to the business school and is a popular choice among luxury 5 star Auckland hotels. The Langham exudes a timeless elegance that celebrates the past, yet embraces the future.

Other Choices

In addition to the Copthorne and the Langham two more hotel choices (that do not have University of Auckland rates) are as follows. In addition, there are a number of hotels that are in the centre of downtown and about a 20-30 minute walk to the business school.

Hotel Pullman Auckland

Corner Princes St and Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland Central
Phone: +64 9 353 1000 
Fax: +64 9 353 1002

The Pullman Hotel is one of Auckland's largest 5 star hotels, is conveniently located close to popular attractions and well-known shopping and entertainment districts. It is 10 minutes walk to the business school. The hotel offers 260 guest rooms, 80 residence rooms, 11 function rooms, including the magnificent Princes Ballroom and an international restaurant, bar, and award winning spa.

The Quadrant Hotel Auckland

10 Waterloo Quadrant
Auckland Central
Phone: +64 9 984 6000

Located in downtown Auckland, just a hop, skip and jump away from the city’s fashion district, restaurants and bars - featuring 150 apartment-style rooms (studios, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments) each with a fully equipped kitchen, balcony and free Wifi. It’s easy to see why The Quadrant Hotel becomes the home away from home for many travellers throughout the year. The Quadrant Hotel is rated as a Qualmark 4 star hotel. Qualmark is New Zealand's quality assurance rating system for hotels and tourism services.

Other options

For booking hotels within New Zealand a good site to consider is

Mobile phone in New Zealand

Cell phones and prepaid SIM cards are available for purchase in the Auckland airport by the arrivals door.