Travel and Accommodation Information

This page contains links to accomodation in the local area, tourist information, travel options and venue details.


The conference will be held (depending on final numbers) in the Erskine Building of the University of Canterbury in Christchurch.

Registration and Welcome tea/coffee:
Outside Erskine 031 (basement).

Erskine 031 (basement) and Erskine 445/446 (4th floor).

Lunch, morning and afternoon tea:
Erskine 442 (4th floor).

Workshop Dinner:

See the parking information. There are pay and display visitor parking spaces outside the Erskine building, see the parking map.

Venue Map:
View the campus maps details of the venue location. The Erskine building is in cell C2 of black and white campus map. The school map shows the conference rooms.

Travel Information

Local travel:
Many travel options are covered by UC Sustainability. A taxi from the airport to the motels close to the university will cost around NZ$20. Motels surrounding the campus are in easy walking distance. Motels on Riccarton Road are within walking distance, but there are also many university bound bus routes which service this area.

General Travel:
Mike Steel has put together a very useful travel and visitor information page.

Christchurch Airport.

Bus routes and timetables:
Metro Info.

Tourist Information

Official Tourist Information:

University Links:
Visitor information including a link to Christchurch street maps.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation near the University:
The following are some of accommodation options available locally:

Accommodation search engines:
There are new motels opening on Riccarton Road (which is close to university and on many bus routes to university and city) almost by the week. So it is also worth checking out the general accomodation search sites:

Budget Accommodation:
The following budget backpackers are available in the city, with easy access to bus routes to university;

Halls of Residence:
Accomodation in the Halls of Residence is available from Bishop Julius Hall, see their website for details.

Bed and continental breakfast is available for NZ$56.00 (inclusive of GST) per night of your stay.

Rooms can be booked through Mik Black. Bookings cannot be made directly with Bishop Julius, Mik is collating a group booking. The final deadline for bookings with us is midday on 1 June. However, earlier booking is advised as rooms are limited.

NZSA 2007 Team