Getting to Nelson

Located at the Top of the South Island, Nelson Tasman is highly connected to other parts of the country. 
Whether you prefer to take a scenic drive, sit back and relax on a coach, fly with one of our many airlines or catch a ferry from Wellington, there are a variety of transport options available to suit your travel needs.

By Air

Nelson Airport is one of the country's busiest regional airports with up to 600 flights in and out per week. Check out the following airlines for flight details.


Our conference organisers have negotiated special room rates for conference delegates at the following accommodation places with flexible terms and conditions exclusively for attendees of the Conference. 
There are a limited number of rooms available at this rate. 

Bookings must be made directly with the accommodation providers
The Rutherford Nelson
27 Nile St
Nelson 7010

The Rutherford Hotel is the conference venue.
Rutherford Hotel as seen from Trafalgar Square. The Rutherford Hotel (named after Sir Ernest Rutherford) is a luxury accommodation hotel in Nelson, New Zealand It is the biggest hotel in Nelson, and the city's tallest building.

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Distance from Trafalgar Centre (Conference Dinner Venue):
15 minute walk / 5 minute drive

Palazzo Motor Lodge
159 Rutherford Street
Nelson 7010

Located a quick 2 minute walk from the conference venue.
Palazzo Motor Lodge offers quality stylish and spacious motel accommodation

A range of rooms types avaliable from $170 per night
More accommodation options coming soon!