Queenstown ~ Tāhuna

Conference Venue

Copthorne Hotel & Resort, Queenstown Lakefront
Corner Frankton Rd & Adelaide St Queenstown 
Aotearoa New Zealand 9300
+64 3 450 0260

Floor plan

Discover Queenstown, NZ

Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is the Southern Hemisphere’s premier four season lake and alpine destination. Queenstown is known for its breath-taking scenery, vast range of experiences, cosmopolitan vibe and friendly local hosts. Queenstown is the perfect escape; reinvigorate your body, mind and spirit in our stunning place.

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Travel to Queenstown

Plan your Queenstown travel and transport with the help of the following websites:

Arriving from Overseas

Arrival procedures at your point of entry to New Zealand enable passengers to easily plan for a smooth entry through the gateway to New Zealand. 

To make your experience convenient and pleasant, all arriving passengers have access to currency exchange, duty free shopping and many other world-class services and facilities.

Below are some helpful links for your arrival into New Zealand. 


Applying for a Visitor Visa

Visa Information 

All overseas visitors are required to have a valid passport and, with the exception of delegates from a visa-waiver country, are required to have the appropriate visa. For information on obtaining a visa, including necessary funds and health requirements, please visit the New Zealand Immigration website to find out visa requirements for your country. We recommend that you allow for a minimum of 2 months to have your visa processed by Immigration New Zealand or the applicable New Zealand embassy or consulate in your country of residence.  

For questions regarding visa applications and related matters, please contact Immigration New Zealand directly via the New Zealand Immigration website, or contact your nearest New Zealand embassy.

PLEASE NOTE: The conference organiser will NOT issue individual visa letters or letters of invitation to the conference. Once you have registered to attend the conference, you will receive a registration confirmation email. You can use this email, a copy of your invoice/receipt and your registration record to support your visa application. 

Transiting through Australia 

If your flight has a stop-over in Australia, you may be required to obtain a transit visa. Please follow the link here or contact your nearest Australian Embassy for more information..