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Meetings details and registration

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT. Email us directly for registrations or queries.


Rutherford Hotel. Trafalgar Square, PO Box 248, Nelson 7040, New Zealand. Ph: +64 3 548 2299. Fax: +64 3 546 3003.


50 hotel rooms for participants have been block-booked at the Rutherford and another 60 rooms at other accommodation options in Nelson. Availability of these pre-booked rooms will only be guaranteed until 2 February 2017. After that date you will need to make your own arrangements. See a list of all accommodation options in Nelson.

Rutherford Hotel (50 rooms). Trafalgar Square, PO Box 248, Nelson 7040, New Zealand. Ph: +64 3 548 2299. Fax: +64 3 546 3003. Email: [email protected]. $185 NZD/night. Book through Heritage website. Please use promo code ICES17. If requiring extra nights contact hotel directly and say that you are part of the ICES Fisheries meeting.

For the following accommodation options please contact hotel directly to book accommodation, as if you book online it will not provide you with the correct room rate. You will need to inform that hotel that you are part of the ICES Fisheries meeting and that there is an allocation for your booking.

Trailways Hotel (20 rooms). 66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand. Ph: +64 3 548 7049. Fax: +64 3 546 8495. Freephone: 0800 872 459 (within NZ only). Email: [email protected]. $235 NZD/night.

Quality Inn (20 rooms). 40 Waimea Road, Nelson, New Zealand. Ph: +64 3 548 2089. Freephone: 0800 333 089 (within NZ only). Email: [email protected]. $165 NZD/night studio unit (10 available). $195 NZD/night superior unit (10 available).

Cedar Grove Motor Lodge (20 rooms). 59 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand. Ph: +64 3 545 1133 (International). Freephone: 0800 233 274 (New Zealand Only). Email: [email protected]. $155 NZD for studios. Up to $195 NZD for exec 1 bedroom apartment.

Social events

Welcome function

To be held 7p.m. on Monday 3 April. Details still being arranged. Please include your interest in attending this in the registration form below.

Conference dinner

To be held on Wednesday 5 April at Petite Fleur on the Siefried Estate Winery. Please include confirmation at time of registration and allow delegates to indicate numbers attending and any dietary requirements. You can pay through our online form or by cash on 3 April registering at the conference venue.

Sea kayak excursion

Tim Ryan has arranged a sea kayak excursion in the Abel Tasman National Park [PDF 80KB] on 9-11 April following the meeting. Please contact Tim directly at [email protected] by 3 March 2017 if you an interested in participating in this excursion.

Getting to Nelson, New Zealand


New Zealand is serviced by many major airlines. Most international flights land in Auckland and Christchurch. You will then need to take a connecting flight to Nelson which takes 45 minutes from Christchurch and about 75 minutes from Auckland. Flights via Australia also land in Wellington and Queenstown and other NZ destinations. Use a travel agent or shop around online for the best deal. If possible, it is usually cheaper to book early!

For more information on travel to New Zealand look at which is available in a number of languages and provides information relevant to travel from your home country.

New Zealand is an island nation and has strict biosecurity procedures at airports and ports to prevent the introduction of unwanted pests and diseases. There are large instant fines for failing to declare items. Don’t start your travel the wrong way by having to pay for a sandwich or apple that you had forgotten was in your carry-on!

The region's location at the top of the South Island makes the region very accessible from all points around New Zealand, whether arriving by air, by sea or by road.

While self-drive is the most popular mode of travel for visitors to this region, you can also fly into Nelson on a range of airlines or catch a ferry from Wellington and then connect with coach service.

By Sea - regular Cook Strait ferries provide vehicle and passenger access between Wellington in the North Island and Picton in the South Island.

By Air - Nelson is fortunate to have five airlines servicing the region: Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Originair, Sounds Air and air2there in and out of Nelson Airport, along with Golden Bay Air, based at Takaka in Golden Bay.

By Road - the Nelson Tasman region is accessible by road from Christchurch, Blenheim, Picton, the West Coast and Murchison. Rental cars - available through Avis, Budget.

Local information about Nelson

Visit Nelson’s official tourism site. You can download the 2016 Nelson Delegate Passport - which gives an overview of Nelson's top facilities and attractions on offer.


REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.  Please email [email protected] for queries.