Venue

Taitamariki Girl Guiding Hall, Takapuna, Auckland

Auburn Reserve 8 Auburn Street, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand

Hosted by Kadampa Meditation Centre Auckland

Transportation

If you are flying into Auckland for the Dharma Celebration the airport bus takes you to Sky City ($17) and then you can get the number 82 bus to Takapuna (or the NX2 with a shorter ride but longer walk). You must buy an AT Hop card $25* ($20 credit loaded) at the airport first in order to use bus 82 & NX2. The 82 & NX2 bus ($1.97) is on Wellesley St West, 2 minutes walk from where the airport bus stops at Sky City. You can use the AT app for up to date bus arrival information. Each section of the journey will take about 40 minutes, so 1.5 – 2 hours all up if traffic is good.

Tip: multiple people can use one At Hop card, by tagging on, and then asking the driver to issue tickets for the other people.

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You can also rent a car, taxi or Uber to Takapuna.

Parking

A limited number of free public parking spaces are available in the carpark leading down to the venue. These are time limited during normal weekdays, but not on weekends. Street parking is generally pay per hour. Several paid carpark buildings are located close by, including the Toka Puia car park which is free on weekends and public holidays, $2.50 per hour at other time.

Please be sure to check all parking signs as well as opening/closing times of carpark buildings before you park your car.

Accommodation

There are a variety of accommodation options fairly close to the venue in Takapuna, including hotels, motels and a camping ground. Accommodation is not included and needs to be booked separately.

The Spencer Hotel on Byron has offered us a discounted rate for attendees – studio rooms for $240/night (two beds). If you wish to book one of these rooms, it must be booked by Sunday the 17th of March. Please email Neharika at RESM@spencerbyron.co.nz and quote ‘Meditate Auckland’.

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