SASP2020 Location, Accommodation, & Getting Around

The SASP 2020 Conference will be hosted at Rydges Auckland Hotel, 59 Federal Street, Central Auckland, New Zealand. Rydges Auckland is close to many restaurants, shops, and hotels, and is located 150m from the Sky Tower, and 1km from the University of Auckland.

SASP is offering three room options in Rydges Auckland. Please visit the Hotel Booking page for more details:

https://www.rydges.com/private-page/society-of-aust-social-psychology-conference/

The link has already been setup and is directed to the discounted rate – no promo code is needed.

Alternatively, you are welcome to find your own accommodation anywhere in Central Auckland. Buses travel frequently to Rydges Auckland (see here for public transport information). Taxis and Ubers are also readily available.

Getting here from the airport

Rydges Auckland Hotel is 50 minutes from the international airport by car or taxi. There are also shuttle services. Experience the very best accommodation Auckland has to offer, right in the heart of the city.

Driving from Auckland International Airport (25 km north-west) – turn left onto George Bolt Memorial Drive, which becomes the South Western Motorway. Turn left at the Queenstown Road Interchange and then right onto Queenstown Road, which becomes Pah Road. Continue on Pah Road, which becomes Manukau Road and then turn left onto Alpers Avenue. From Alpers Avenue, turn right onto Gillies Avenue and then left onto the Gillies Avenue on the ramp.

This places you on the Southern Motorway heading north. Move into the second lane from the right for the Nelson Street turn off. At the end of the motorway continue on straight ahead until you come to Victoria Street, turn right and the second road on the left is Federal Street. Rydges Auckland is on the corner of Federal Street and Kingston Street.

A taxi will cost approximately NZ$75-80, taking around 55 minutes. There are also shuttle services available from the airport at $35.00 for one adult and $8.00 for every extra adult after.

Parking

Valet Parking

Rydges Auckland offers Valet Parking for all guests. Daily charges are NZ$38.00.  Guests can valet their car unlimited amounts of time for the one daily flat fee. The maximum height of the car park is 1.9m. Limited spaces are available.

Self Parking

Guests can self-park NZ$30.00 on a per exit basis per 24 hours. The reduced parking tickets require being validated from reception.

Attractions and Activities in Auckland

Rydges Auckland Hotel has the heart of the city at its front door. It is the perfect hotel choice for those travellers looking to stay near things to do in Auckland. The hotel’s location close to the centre of the city makes it ideal for both business and leisure travellers alike. Rydges Auckland is just moments from the Sky Tower  and Viaduct Harbour’s thriving bars and restaurants. The hotel also offers commanding views of the stunning Waitemata Harbour. For a scenic view over the city consider a walk up on the city’s many dormant volcanoes. Mount Eden and One Tree Hill are both easily accessible and are a short drive or bus from the CBD.

Greater Auckland

For things to do in Auckland that go beyond downtown and the CBD, access to the motorway system is conveniently close at hand. Adventurers can easily take in the famous Waitakere Ranges or Waiheke Island, a sparkling treasure of farmland, beaches and vineyards in the heart of Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. For beach-lovers visit world-famous Piha or the picturesque Muriwai Beach with its colony of gannets.

Other Accommodation Options

There are plenty of accommodation options near the conference venue for you to stay, such as Heritage Auckland, Grand Millennium Auckland, and SkyCity Hotel Auckland.