Napier - The Art Deco capital of New Zealand

Napier is home to many fine wineries, fabulous restaurants, bars and cafes. The boutique shops are a must visit, and the beautifully transformed Marine Parade is well worth a stroll.  We hope that you will make the most of your time in Napier before, during and after the Conference. 
Please ask our Conference Organiser, On-Cue Conferences for any travel, accommodation and activity information.

Getting to Napier

Napier is easy to get to with New Zealand's National Carrier 'Air New Zealand' offering daily direct flights from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
A smaller carrier named 'Sunair' also operates scheduled services to/from Napier to other regions in New Zealand including Gisborne, Palmerston North, Rotorua, Hamilton, Tauranga, Whakatane, New Plymouth.
To book either of these carriers, please select one of the following links:

Important Dates

Special Session Proposals Close
15th March 2018

Abstract Submission Opens

17th February 2018

Abstract Submission Closes

6th May 2018

Notification of Acceptance
17th May 2018

Earlybird Registration Closes
31 May 2018


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 via the online registration form, or please contact the organisers at

Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Styled to complement its remarkable location on the edge of the beautiful Hawke's Bay, Napier's Scenic Hotel Te Pania is one of the most recognisable hotels in Napier, boasting design awards for its style and offering an unmatched level of service to leisure travellers and conference guests.

Located directly across the road from the Conference Venue
Address: 45 Marine Parade
Napier South, Napier 4110
Rate: $210 per night incl GST

Things To Do

Wine Tours

The Hawke's Bay vineyards are all within a short distance of Napier and Hastings, with over 30 open to the public for wine tasting. Many also operate cafe's and restaurants in both indoor and outdoor settings. The region is especially known for its fine chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon varieties. Two of the best wineries close to the Scenic Hotel are Church Road Winery and the Mission Estate. and
There are many ways to visit the local vineyards and one way is to ditch the car (who wants to be wining and driving anyway?) and take to the area’s ample cycle paths to drift between a few, as many sit within the sort of distance that makes it more about vin than velo.  
Visit  On Yer Bike Winery Tours for more information
Or join expert-led winery tours and wine tastings with Vines and Views Tours.
Visit Cape Kidnappers

Discover the magic of Cape Kidnappers – join our experienced guides and visit the largest mainland gannet colony in the world!​
Established in 1952, Gannet Beach Adventures has a long history of providing tours on a spectacular stretch of the Hawke’s Bay coastline, from Clifton to Cape Kidnappers.  The unique, fun eco-experience tour involves travel with local experienced guides by vintage tractors and trailers on a comfortable four-hour adventure to the largest mainland gannet colony in the world!
For more information visit
Art Deco Tour

Discover the Art Deco Capital with Napier's official, most experienced and longest running tour operator.
Since the Art Deco Trust began showing the city’s Art Deco treasures to tourists in 1985, thousands of people each year have experienced Napier’s fascinating heritage and have been captivated by the dramatic story of this city’s rebirth in the vibrant 1930s.
With a range of tour options available all year round, you will find an Art Deco Trust tour to suit you during your time in Napier.
MTG Hawke’s Bay
At MTG Hawke’s Bay you can experience exhibitions sharing local, national and international stories. The museum features a 1931 earthquake exhibition and the region’s stunning Taonga Māori, alongside changing exhibitions of art and Hawke’s Bay’s social history.  The Museum is free to enter and located in the heart of Napier two minutes walk from the Napier Conference Centre.  
For more information visit
Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans

View almost 50 large scale murals in the Napier CBD and seaside village of Ahuriri painted by internationally renowned artists about pressing issues that face our oceans. Brought to you by Pangeaseed Foundation and Napier City Council.  There is an excellent brochure outlining all the artwork pieces and comes with a self-guided tour map.  You’ll see the snapshot of the map showing how conveniently located the murals are.
If you have some extra time in Hawke's Bay...

  • Visit Napier Prison and its intriguing stories and myths.
  • Get into the New Zealand Wine Centre.
  • Visit the Oak Chocolate Company (yum!).
  • Visit the Arataki Honey Visitor Centre of Havelock North.
  • Bike to Ahuriri from Napier and enjoy a drink on the harbour.
  • Take the boardwalk over the Ahuriri Estuary, Westshore and spot birds.
  • Visit all the  10 Beautiful Beaches in Hawke’s Bay
  • Do all the  10 Wonderful Walks in Hawke’s Bay







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