2016 New Zealand International Tour & Conference

10 April 2016 - 24 April 2016

New Zealand hosts the 2016 International board meeting and tour.

The tour will be covering the lower part of the South Island including Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill and Queenstown visiting nurseries and a number of tourist attractions. The dates are April 10th - 24th. A post conference tour is also being considered for the South Auckland, Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions.

Plans are still coming together for field trip visits during the conference, to Elliotts, Zealandia, Broadfield Garden and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens - specifically the new visitors centre and glasshouses.

Click here for the IPPS 2016 International Tour Itinerary

Long International Tour:
Sunday 10 April - Thursday 21 April 2016

Short International Tour: 
Sunday 17 April - Thursday 21 April 2016

Conference Christchurch:
Thursday 21 April - Sunday 24 April, 12pm, 2016
Venue: 
Rydges Latimer Hotel

Post Conference Tour
25 - 29 April  Please book before 28 February

Please use this form if you prefer to register offline: Offline registration form



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Option 1: Long Tour + NZ Region Conference

DATES: 10 - 24 April

The tour will be covering the lower part of the South Island including Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill and Queenstown visiting nurseries and a number of tourist attractions. 

This option Includes accommodation for the annual conference from 21 - 24 April.

Non-Member Price Per Person sharing: $ 4232.50
Non-Member Price Per Person (single): $ 5470.00
IPPS Members Price Per Person sharing: $ 4232.50
IPPS Members Price Per Person (single): $ 5470.00


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Option 2: Short Tour + NZ Region Conference

DATES: 17 - 24 April

The short tour starts Sunday 17 April in Queenstown and ends on Thursday 21 April in Christchurch. 

The half day board meeting for international directors will be held on Sunday 17 April from 1pm - 5pm at the Queenstown Heartland Hotel

This option includes accommodation for the annual conference from 21 - 24 April.

Non-Member Price Per Person sharing: $ 2082.50
Non-Member Price Per Person (single): $ 2920.00
IPPS Members Price Per Person sharing: $ 2082.50
IPPS Members Price Per Person (single): $ 2920.00


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Option 3: Long Tour only

DATES: 10 - 24 April

This option excludes the New Zealand Region Conference

Non-Member Price Per Person sharing: $ 3500.00
Non-Member Price Per Person (single): $ 4400.00
IPPS Members Price Per Person sharing: $ 3500.00
IPPS Members Price Per Person (single): $ 4400.00


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Option 4: Short Tour only

DATES: 17 - 20 April

This option excludes the New Zealand Region conference

Non-Member Price Per Person sharing: $ 1350.00
Non-Member Price Per Person (single): $ 1850.00
IPPS Members Price Per Person sharing: $ 1350.00
IPPS Members Price Per Person (single): $ 1850.00


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Option 5: Post Conference Tour

DATES: 24 - 29 April

Costs include accommodation, meals, air transport and road transport. Not included are the additional activities at Whangamata and the day trip to Waiheke.

The Post conference tour is planned to be an intimate tour for around 16 people, travelling in mini-busses visiting areas of horticultural interest in the upper North Island. This tour, which starts immediately after the International Conference in Christchurch, will take in a number of well-known nurseries, Botanic Gardens, Retail outlets and others of interest to the nursery industry. It will be flexible and include visits to sites of general interest and provide the opportunity to interact with ordinary kiwis and examine their unique lifestyle. We will stay in accommodation and eat in places ordinary kiwis would and we will have the opportunity to be billeted for one night by locals with a horticultural bent. One night is planned in a seaside resort with the opportunity to chill out play golf, go fishing or just hang at the beach. We will spend the last two nights in Auckland and for those with spare time we are planning a day trip to the delightful Waiheke Island. A rough outline is as follows.

SUNDAY 24TH - Fly from Christchurch to Hamilton. Stay in Hamilton

MONDAY 25TH – Visit Nurseries and the Hamilton Botanic Gardens. Stay in Hamilton

TUESDAY 26TH – Travel to Tauranga, visiting nurseries, and check out the kiwifruit and Manuka honey industries. Spend the night with billets in and around Tauranga

WEDNESDAY 27TH – Visits to some large and small nurseries, NZ Garden Centre of the year, on route to the Beach resort of Whangamata where we will spend half a day relaxing. Stay in Whangamata .

THURSDAY 28TH – Travel to central Auckland, visiting nurseries in the South Auckland area and eating at the “Bugger” Café. Stay in central Auckland.

FRIDAY 29TH – Visit nurseries in West Auckland and return to accommodation in central Auckland.

SATURDAY 30TH – For those with time we will do a day visit to Waiheke Island, just a 40 minute ferry ride from down town Auckland.

Non-Member Price Per Person sharing: $ 1250.00
Non-Member Price Per Person (single): $ 1500.00
IPPS Members Price Per Person sharing: $ 1250.00
IPPS Members Price Per Person (single): $ 1500.00


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