Auckland, New Zealand Meeting Planning Overview
Auckland is not only the largest city in New Zealand, but it is also a world-class international destination renowned for its stunning natural beauty and vibrant city culture. Getting to Auckland is easy as the city can be conveniently reached by water, air, rail, and road. Its excellent connectivity has contributed towards its reputation as an incredible MICE destination.
The city has a number of meeting venues near Auckland Airport, which is located south of the city center. The city also has more conference and convention options than any other city in the country. Special event venues in Auckland include the Auckland Museum, which contains an events center for 600 persons; Alexandra Park, which has nine rooms that can hold up to 1,000 guests; Queens Wharf, which offers two strikingly different venues, Shed 10 and The Cloud; and Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, which has space for up to 500 persons. The multi-level waterside Orakei Bay is another popular function and conference center in Auckland.
Hotels in Auckland city range in style from 2-star to 5-star standards. The city's hotel venues include the SKYCITY Grand Hotel, the 352-room Crowne Plaza Auckland, the 165-room Hilton Auckland, and the 110-room Copthorne Hotel Auckland City.
The city's popular restaurants for group dining include The Paddington, which can cater to around 300 guests; and Oh Calcutta and Tusk, each of which can seat up to 100 guests.