Social events and excursions   Icebreaker Sunday 2nd December Cable Room, Macs Bar 4 Taranaki St Cost:  Included in registration Additional Tickets:  $50.00 inc GST Join us for the Icebreaker on Sunday evening.  Meet colleagues old and new for drinks and canapés before the conference begins on Monday. Conference Dinner Wednesday 5th December The Boatshed Taranaki Wharf Cost: $120.00 inc GST The highlight of the social programme will be the Conference Dinner held at the Boatshed on Taranaki Street Wharf, with its spectacular and intimate views of the inner harbour - the Boatshed has become a city icon. Enjoy entertainment and a sumptuous three course dinner using locally sourced fresh produce accompanied by fine New Zealand wines.
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Excursions   There will be no official conference excursions for the free afternoon on Wednesday 5th of December. However, you may wish to consider some of the attractions on offer. ·          ·         Advance booking is advisable for many tours at this time of year ·         Check individual websites for up-to-date information on costs and timings     Zealandia Just 10 minutes from central Wellington, Zealandia is a must-see eco-attraction and groundbreaking restoration project: a nature lover's paradise and a sanctuary by the city! See some of New Zealand's rarest birds, reptiles and insects living wild in their natural environment, including hihi, tuatara, saddleback, kākā and (at night) little spotted kiwi. Indoors, NZ’s incredible natural history and world-renowned conservation movement are brought to life in a state-of-the-art exhibition. Entry Fees:   Exhibition Only - $18.50 Sanctuary Only - $18.50 Exhibition & Sanctuary - $28.50     Matiu/Somes Island   Travel by Ferry to this fascinating Island, only recently opened to the public, is a reserve administered by the Department of Conservation. It is steeped in local history, from early Maori settlement to more recent times as a prisoner of war camp, and quarantine station. Now it is being allowed to revert back to its native flora and fauna. Being rodent free, the birdlife is amazing and you may even be lucky enough to see the native tuatara that have recently been reintroduced to the island. The views from all over the easy walking tracks on the island are unsurpassed and not to be missed!   Return Ferry - $23.00   If you wish to do a guided tour of Matiu/Somes Island, we recommend Flat Earth at     Lord of the Rings - Middle Earth Tour   A wonderful half day film locations experience with your own expert guide in a small group. The tour runs for half a day and takes you to the filming locations for Rivendell where Frodo recovered from his knife attack; the Anduin River where the Fellowship voyaged to Amon Hen; the river where Aragorn was washed ashore after the attack of the Wargs; the Gardens of Isengard, the site of the Orcs Felling the Trees and where Gandalf rode to see Saruman; go to the Mount Victoria lookout and Buckland Forest where you can race to the Buckleberry Ferry and "Get off the Road", where the Hobbits hid from the Nazgul/Black Riders and where they found the mushrooms on the Road; Dunharrow Rohirrim encampment; visit the quarry used for the filming of Helms Deep in Rohan and Minas Tirith in Gondor.   Adult - $159.00   Seal Coast Safari   Would you visit Egypt and not see the Pyramids? Well you can’t visit Wellington without seeing our seals! Get up close and personal with wild New Zealand fur seals as you explore Wellington’s spectacular coastline with Seal Coast Safari. Leaving from Downtown Wellington, you’ll be in four wheel drive mode 15 minutes later! Our Safaris depart from the Wellington i-SITE Visitor Centre at 10.00am and 1.30pm daily. Seals guaranteed 364 days of the year!   Adult - $115.00    For more tour ideas, we recommend you visit the Wellington iSite: They are located in Civic Square on the corner Victoria and Wakefield Streets. Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 8.30am - 5.00pm Public Holidays 11.00am - 4.00pm We are open everyday except Christmas Day. Phone: +64 4 802 4860
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