The following six accommodation options are well positioned for easy walking access to the conference venue, and reflect a range of prices etc.
Hotel locations are shown on the map below or follow this link: Accommodation Map
Make sure you identify that you are attending the Entomological Society Conference when you book, as there may be a discount.
Kingsgate Hotel Whangarei
Address: 9 Riverside Dr, Riverside, Whangarei
Free Phone: 0800 404 010
Telephone: +64 9 438 0284
Fax: +64 9 438 4320
Tariff: (1-2 persons) NZ $161
Standard studio rooms with a range of bed configurations, standard queen, standard double & standard twin (double & single bed in each).
The hotel has 115 rooms including some suites, all of which have tea and coffee-making facilities, air-conditioning and Sky TV. Most rooms have baths and the 20 new superior rooms have views of the local marina. Other guest facilities include fully licensed lounge bar and restaurant, spa, sauna, gymnasium and indoor heated pool.
Room Service • Licensed Restaurant• Air-Conditioned• TV in Room• Mini-bar• Business Facilities•Conference Facilities• Non-smoking Rooms• Gymnasium• Sauna• Spa Pool on Premises• Swimming Pool•Complimentary• Tea/Coffee• Laundry Room• Clothes Dryer• In-Room Ironing• On-Site Parking• Fridge in Unit• Accessible Facilities• Bath in Unit
Address: 61-69 Hatea Dr, Whangarei
Free Phone: 0800 666 662
Telephone: +64 09 438 2699
Fax: +64 09 438 0794
Tariff: (1 person) NZ $90 – $110
(2 persons) NZ $135 – $155
Special offer for us : $119
We offer a great range of hotel rooms to suit every budget from affordable single rooms through to large family rooms All 53 rooms are well-appointed with ensuite bathrooms, Sky TV, fully-stocked mini-bars and tea and coffee making facilities. Our Parahaki Restaurant is open for continental buffet breakfast and a popular dining choice for both hotel guests and casual diners. Your stay at Settlers Hotel Whangarei will be relaxing and stress-free. Our superb range of facilities includes:
Wireless broadband• Swimming pool• Restaurant and bar• Room service• Fax/photocopy services• Wheelchair accessible rooms• Off-street parking• Booking and information office for local activities.
Address: 153 Bank St, Whangarei
Free Phone: 0800 MOTEL6 (66 83 56)
Telephone: +64 9 438 9219
Fax: +64 9 438 9218
Tariff: (2 persons) NZ $89 – $115
Depending on unit. Extra person $20. Corporate rates. 10% discount for RSA members or AA members.
Closest motel to central city. 14 units consisting of 1 and 2-bedroom, fully equipped, self-contained units and 4 studio units, all serviced daily. Convenient to Forum North and Town Basin Close to restaurants, shops and bars. Ideal for golfing holidays. Amenities include spa pool, LCD TVs, Sky TV, full guest laundry. Cooked/continental breakfast available. Off-street parking. Wireless internet access.
Phone in Room• Hairdryer in Room• Business Facilities• Non-smoking Rooms• Spa Pool on Premises • Complimentary Tea/Coffee• Laundry Room• Clothes Dryer• In-Room Ironing• On-Site Parking• Full Kitchen in Unit• Fridge in Unit• Breakfast Available• Barbecue• Linen Provided• Microwave in Unit• Wireless Internet.
Alpha Apartments & Holiday Park
Address: 34 Tarewa Rd, Whangarei
Telephone: +64 9 438 6600
Fax: +64 9 438 6601
Tariff: (2 persons) NZ $28 – $129
Motel Apartment – $129, Motel – $99, Self Contained Unit – $85, Backpackers $40, Cabins $55 – $75, Powered/Tent Sites – $28/$26.
Choose from our affordable range of accommodation options, including our split-level apartments and motel unit, a 2-bedroom unit and self-contained units. We also offer a kitchen/DVD cabin, family rooms, stand-alone cabins, twin single rooms and a little backpacker room.
Our great holiday park facilities include a BBQ area, large kitchen area, spacious lounge and dining area, two laundries and clean communal bathrooms. For your entertainment we’ve also got a DVD player and a great range of DVDs for hire. We have a great computer room with broadband internet, Skype, a webcam and a camera card reader. Wireless internet is also available throughout the park. Our park security gate is open 7.00am-10.30pm, 7 days.
Air-Conditioned• TV in Room• Phone in Room• Tennis Court• Laundry Room• Clothes Dryer• On-Site Parking• Pets by Arrangement• Full Kitchen in Unit• Fridge in Unit• TV Lounge• Barbecue• Cooking Facilities• Linen Provided• Playground• Waste Station• Accessible Facilities• Microwave in Unit• Internet Access• Self-Contained• Spa Bath in Unit• In-room Internet Connection• Teletext/Wireless Internet• Broadband internet.
Bunkdown Lodge Backpackers
Address: 23 Otaika Rd, Whangarei
Telephone: +64 9 438 8886
Fax: +64 9 438 8826
Tariff: NZ $25 – $55
Dormitory – Six Share 25$, Bunkroom – Four Share 26$, Twin Room (price per couple) 53$, Double Room (includes sheets) 55$, BBH card holders receive 3$ discount.
Clean, restful accommodation at a low cost• Hospitality and helpful hosts• Spacious common rooms• The comfort of innersprung mattresses and duvets• Two fully equipped kitchens – free tea and coffee• The luxury of a bath!• Entertainment – piano, guitars, games, videos, DVDs• Information booklets with photos on what to see and do in Whangarei• Free storage while you explore Northland• Lock up garage for securing your bicycle or surf board• Internet and Skype at competitive rates• Large garden, lawns and native trees where you can relax with a book from our book exchange, share a glass of wine and stories with your fellow travellers, or cook yourself a meal on the “barbie”!
Address: 52 Punga Grove Ave, Whangarei
Telephone: +64 9 438 8954
Fax: +64 9 438 9525
Tariff: NZ $27 – $90
Standard rates are $30 shared dorm or from $90 per private room. YHA/Hostelling International members receive a 10% discount.
This friendly, comfortable hostel is set in spacious grounds overlooking Whangarei harbour and the town basin. The hostel comprises a converted villa and modern wing with a full range of facilities and room types. Enjoy the warmth of a log fire in winter or relax in the BBQ area in summer. Join in the hostel Matakohe/Limestone Island replanting project and help to restore the native plants and animals to this tranquil island.
Non-smoking Rooms• Laundry Room• Clothes Dryer• In-Room Ironing• On-Site Parking• TV Lounge• Barbecue• Cooking Facilities• Linen Provided• Microwave in Unit.
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Transportation from airport to town
Public Bus service: 3$ per adult, in front of the airport terminal, schedule can be found at:
You can download a map of the bus route (Route 2) from the web site. Scroll to the bottom of the link to where it says “Download Onerahi bus route map”.
A1 Cabs: ph 0800-438-3377 or 09-438-3377
Kiwi Cabs: ph 09 438 4444 (Kiwi cabs can also operate a shuttle by prior arrangement).
You can find more information on cabs and shuttles at: