Travel and Accommodation


Raglan (Whaingaroa) is located on the west coast of the North Island, New Zealand (Te Ika a Maui, Aotearoa), approximately 2 hr. drive from Auckland International Airport (AKL) and 1 hr. drive from Hamilton International Airport (HLZ).

There are numerous flight options into Hamilton Airport that will allow you to make it to the Conference Icebreaker social event on the evening of Tuesday, November 18th and stay through the closing in the early afternoon of Friday November 22nd.

To get to Raglan from either Auckland or Hamilton airports, there are several options.

Car Rental: Auckland Hamilton

Shuttle Services: Raglan Scenic Tours | RoadCat | Others

Helicopters from Auckland are also available (we recommend you check your travel budget before booking).



Primary Suggestions for Accommodation

Some of the conference activities including one of the sessions streams, panel discussions and lunches will be held at the Raglan Sunset Motel. Please use this link to book your accommmodation there. NOTE: If you try to book online through conventional sales methods you will find that the conference days are unavailable, this is due to the fact that the rooms have been reserved for the conference and are not available to non conference guests. SO PLEASE BOOK HERE!!)

The Conference Dinner will be held at the Te Kopua Holiday Park, which is a short, pleasant walk (~10 min) from the Town Hall. The Te Kopua Holiday Park offers several self contained units including, baches, flats, studios, cabins and motel style accommodations.  They of course also offer camping sites for your tent, motorhome or camper van.

Additional Option:

Raglan boasts a wide variety of accommodation to suit any budget, style or group size. Right in the town center are the Harbour View Hotel ('The Pub')Bow Street Studios and the Raglan Backpackers (conveniently located adjacent to the helipad, in case you are coming in by chopper). Also, not right in town, but still walking distance to everything is the Raglan Palm Beach Motel.

A bit further out of town (10 min. drive towards the surf breaks) is Solscape Eco Retreat and out in Whale Bay (15 min. from town) is the Karioi Lodge Backpackers.

For more family style accommodations located throughout the Raglan township and out at the surf beaches, have a look at Book-a-Bach and

There are even more options listed at

and last, but not least: Google Search: Raglan Accommodations