Field Trip

Conference Field Trips (Thursday 24 November 1-5pm)

Please refer to your registration lanyard to remind yourself which field trip you selected to attend.  As a reminder our field trips are:

Field Trip 1 - Urban and Beach

Explore Waiheke Islands popular north facing sandy beaches of Onetangi, Palm Beach, and Oneroa, and the contrasting south facing coastline of Blackpool, to consider the recreational amenity, coastal processes and coastal hazard challenges these sites face. Then continue on to Ostend Domain, to experience the recreational boating hub of 'The Causeway', with its houseboats, mooring, and the Waiheke Boating Club facilities.   

Field Trip 2 - Land and Water

Deepen your understanding of Waiheke's coastal infrastructure and marine environment. This trip will include an exploration of the south and eastern end of Waiheke; home to vineyards, marine reserves, World War II 'coastal defences' with a visit to marine based locations including the Kennedy Point Marina development and the Te Matuku Oyster farms including the opportunity to sample some local produce along the way (depending on timing).

Important Information

  • Please collect your packed lunch from the restaurant and meet the tour busses in the resort parking lot at 1pm. 
  • Field trips will conclude at the resort by 5pm.
  • If you are on Field Trip 2 and wish to go on a boat tour of Kennedy Point marina, please bring a hi-visibility vest.
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring warm clothing and rain protection. The field trip will still run if the weather is marginal.
  • Please bring water and sun protection (hat, sunscreen) for fine weather (here’s hoping!).