Conference Pre-Famil's

PCO Pre-famil Waitaki Pre-famil

Oamaru Convention Bureau and Tourism Waitaki would like to invite CINZ Conference delegates on a 2-day/1-night pre-conference famil for a chance to enjoy the full Oamaru experience!

Oamaru is a gorgeous harbour town that showcases the best collection of 19th Century architecture in New Zealand. Alongside its Victorian heritage, Oamaru is the Steampunk capital of New Zealand, boasts two penguin colonies, an Opera House, ancient boulders, the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail, unique shopping experiences, art galleries, two craft breweries, award winning Whitestone Cheese and wines from the Waitaki Valley, two remarkable and internationally renowned restaurants – Riverstone Kitchen and Fleur’s Place, and the newest attraction in town “Whitestone City” a central heritage hub that immerses visitors in a living, breathing past.

Join us and discover what Oamaru & the Waitaki District can offer for your next business event!

Famil Highlights
• Grand ornate venues
• Stunning heritage architecture
• Steampunk curiosities
• The cutest little penguins in the world
• Prehistoric rock formations
• Exquisite local fare
• Delightfully eccentric characters

Famil Includes
Flights one way from any of Air New Zealand’s ports to Dunedin
Dunedin/Oamaru/Dunedin transfers
Full hospitality in Oamaru

Monday 23 & Tuesday 24 October 2017

**Please register your interest by September, 22nd 2017. 

PCO Pre-famil Southland Pre-famil

Venture Southland would like to invite CINZ Conference delegates on a 2-day/1-night pre-conference famil for a chance to enjoy the full Southland experience!

Invercargill is New Zealand’s southernmost city and is the capital of Southland. Influenced by early European settlers, Invercargill is full of grand architecture, ingenious people and world class facilities. The ultimate nature and wildlife destination, a centre of innovative motoring history, and home to friendly and welcoming locals. With the addition of Classic Motorcycle Mecca to the already world famous Bill Richardson Transport World and Burt Munro Motorworks in Invercargill, wheeled history abounds.

For those who want to get up close to New Zealand’s flora and fauna, Stewart Island/Rakiura is the perfect option. Guided walks are a great way to appreciate this pristine environment and the thrill of spotting a kiwi (or a shark) in the wild is unforgettable.

Join us and discover what Southland can offer for your next business conference or event!

Famil Highlights

• Unique & diverse venues
• The largest private automotive museum of its type in the world
• Dig This (First in NZ)
• A brewery with award winning range of authentic Southern Brews
• Savour the South – A foodie’s dream destination
• Unspoilt, relaxing and incredibly beautiful Stewart Island
• The ease of Southern Hospitably

Famil Includes
Flights one way from any of Air New Zealand’s ports to Invercargill
Invercargill/Dunedin transfers
Full hospitality in Invercargill

Monday 23 & Tuesday 24 October 2017

**Please register your interest by September, 22nd 2017.

Please contact Heather Cornish for more information.

Otago Rail Trail 'Special Offer'

Trail Journeys have put together an amazing offer for anyone attending the CINZ Conference that would like to do the Otago Central Rail Trail during Labour weekend before the conference starts.

Both packages are ex Queenstown so delegates would need to fly to Queenstown and then the package would finish in Dunedin. Below are the package details:

2 Day Package - $285.00 per person including accommodation (normally $485 pp)
3 Day Package - $400.00 per person including accommodation (normally $750pp)

To book:

For more information on the package details, please email Heather Cornish at


Dunedin Pre-famil's

The below operators have kindly offered FOC for all CINZ Conference delegates when quoting they are there for CINZ2017 from 21 - 28 October 2017.

Cadbury World
Discover the wonder and magic of chocolate. Is this a chocolate lovers dream? Our chocolatiers certainly think so. Here you can learn about some of the fantastic, incredible chocolates and lollies that bring us joy.

Tour times and details here.

Dunedin Chinese Garden
Dunedin’s authentic Chinese Scholars Garden is located in the heart of the city. It was built to take you on a journey to a greater understanding of history, culture, heritage and tradition. It’s origins come from a desire to celebrate the city’s Chinese heritage and it’s valuable sister city relationship with Shanghai.

Tour times and details here.

Dunedin Railways
Combine a touch of history with a touch of magic and the result is some of New Zealand’s best scenic railway journeys. The Taieri Gorge Railway travels through the spectacular Taieri River Gorge, offering amazing views and gives a fascinating insight to the building of the railway line and life of those hardy pioneers. The Seasider travels along the picturesque Otago Harbour before traversing the cliff tops overlooking the dazzling Pacific Ocean.

Tour times and details here.

Emersons Brewery
Whether you’re into science, history, machinery or (most likely) beer, the Emersons brewery tour is a must do in Dunedin. The tour gives you a behind the scenes look at our state of the art 5000L brewery and 1200L workshop. We take you through every step of the brew process, from the malt room, right through to fermentation, bottling and most importantly the tasting! And as if that wasn’t enough, you’ll get to do it in an attractive, high visibility waistcoat.

Tour times and details here.

Larnach Castle
Nestled on the spectacular Otago Peninsula, Larnach Castle is Dunedin's must see visitor attraction. You can visit the Castle and discover its rich history that dates back to 1871 as well as explore the exquisite gardens, which have attained a Garden of International Significance award from the New Zealand Gardens Trust.

Tour times and details here.
P: 4761 616

Monarch Wildlife Cruises
Explore what can only be seen at see - unrivalled viewing of the exciting diversity of wildlife around spectacular Taiaroa Head - albatross and other oceanic birds, marine mammals and much more.

Tour times and details here.

Orokonui Ecosanctuary
Join us and discover some of the world’s rarest wildlife as you walk through our beautiful native forest. Relax in our internationally acclaimed visitor centre while enjoying a coffee as you view one of the most stunning vistas in /Dunedin. We would love to see you … PS. the coffee is on us!

Tour times and details here.
P: 4821 755

Otago Museum
Since 1868, the Otago Museum has been sharing its world-class collection of over 1.5 million objects, telling stories of nature, culture and science from Otago, Aotearoa New Zealand and the world. Visit our eight free galleries showcasing the fascinating and the unique, the biggest and the best, or journey to the edge of the universe in the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium and delve into the beautiful nature of science in the world’s first laser-activated digital gallery. Touring the galleries with one of our Museum Guides is the best way to experience the rich offerings of the Otago Museum. Our tours are ideal for anyone who is short on time, loves great stories, and is keen to see the heart of the Museum's collection.

Tour times and details here. 

Royal Albatross Centre and Blue Penguins Pukekura
The Royal Albatross Centre offers wildlife and cultural tours of Taiaroa Head. Visit the world’s only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross, the historic Fort Taiaroa and see the Little Blue Penguin colony at Pilots Beach. People come from all over the world to enjoy the spectacular views on the Otago Peninsula, The Wildlife Capital of New Zealand. With its 20 km long harbour, Otago Peninsula is the home of an abundance of magnificent world famous wildlife

Tour times and details here:
Royal Albatross Centre P: 4780 499
Blue Penguins Pukekura P: 4780 499

Small City Big Walls
Small City Big Walls is a guided Street Art Walking Tour that explores the colourful side of Dunedin. This walk visits many of the most impressive creations within the city centre, experiencing city life as we go.

Tour times and details here.

Speights Brewery Tour
Reopening on 01 September is the newly upgraded retail, tasting and tour experience. The new tour experience will tell the story of our 141 years of history here in Dunedin right through to the story of Speights today. We look forward to welcoming CINZ Delegates to the new and improved home of Speight’s, the Pride of the South.

Tour times and details here.