If you are arriving on Monday morning and prefer to go straight to the conference venue, then use a taxi or shuttle bus and ask for Princes Street. The Maths/Physics building is at the Wellesley street end of Princes Street, just where the road levels out. On the assumption that the taxi driver will know where Princes Street and the University are, but not where the Maths Department is, here are some pointers. From the airport you will travel by motorway for a while and then onto Pah Road/Manukau Road to get onto the Southern Motorway. You will then leave the Southern Motorway at the Wellesley Street offramp and turn right into Princes Street. The first 100 metres of Princes Street are uphill, then it levels out. Get out just where it levels out and the Maths/Physics Building is on the right hand side of the road just there.
If you are staying at either Park Towers or Grafton Hall and you are arriving either very early or very late, it is important that you email Nikita Ranchhod with your flight arrival time to arrange early or late check-in. We have been advised that early check-in will be possible provided we notify them in advance.
Click here for a map showing the location of the Mathematics Department.
The opening reception from 5pm to 7pm on Sunday 30 June, and all the talks, will take place in the Mathematics/Physics building, which is on Princes Street close to the junction with Wellesley Street. The reception will take place in the ground floor foyer, and most talks will be in lecture theatres next to the first floor foyer (North Americans should note that ground floor and first floor are not the same thing here!).
To get to the Maths Department from the Park Towers Hotel, walk downhill along Queen Street, past the Aotea Centre and Planet Hollywood till you get to the Civic Cinema at the junction with Wellesley Street. Turn right up Wellesley street, past the Art Gallery and the edge of Albert Park till you get to Princes Street, then turn left into Princes Street. The Maths/Physics building is on the corner of Princes Street and Wellesley Street, but you have to walk up Princes Street till it levels to get to the main entrance. The walk from Park Towers to the Maths/Physics Building should take less than 10 minutes. Note that it is best to cross Wellesley Street at the traffic lights: by the time you get to the junction with Princes Street the traffic is just leaving the motorway and tends to be going pretty quickly.
To get to the Maths Department from Grafton Hall, turn left onto Seafield View Road (towards the Hospital or Rangitoto whichever you prefer as a landmark), turn left and walk across Grafton Bridge, turn right down Symonds Street for about 600 metres, till you get to the pedestrian crossing and the bridge over the motorway offramp. Cross Symonds Street at the crossing and continue down Symonds Street, passing the Chemistry Building, then turn left through the walkway between the Chemistry Building and the Recreation Centre, and the Maths/Physics Building is directly in front of you. The walk should take less than 15 minutes.David McIntyre