World Mountain Running Trophy Wellington 2005
Travel & Accomm.

Travel and Accommodation

World map showing Wellington Wellington is located at the South end of the North Island of New Zealand, as shown by the map at right.

Air Travel
Qantas is the official airline for the World Trophy. Together with their partners in the One World Alliance, Qantas will fly you to and from New Zealand. The air travel subsidy has been equalised so that those furthest receive the greatest support. The final subsidy per person will not be confirmed until we know exactly how many are travelling.

IMPORTANT Flights must be booked by July 31st 2005 to qualify for the subsidy. See "For Team Managers" for booking procedures.
For air travel bookings email

All visitors to New Zealand must carry a passport that is valid for at least three months beyond the date you intend to leave the country.

You do not need a visa or permit to visit New Zealand if you are:

  • An Australian citizen travelling on an Australian passport.
  • An Australian resident with a current Australian resident return visa.
  • If you are a citizen from: Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (South), Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay and Vatican City.

All other nationalities will require a visa and, if required, we can provide an official letter of invitation to support your application. Visa information can be obtained from the NZ Government website: go to step 3, click on nearest receiving office; select your country of citizenship and residence, select visitor permit or visa and search.

NB. Depending on your route travelled you may also need a visa for countries you transit - even if you do not stopover.

Airport Arrivals & Transport
An Event Information Desk will operate at Wellington Airport from Monday 19th morning until Thursday 22nd evening. Transport to your hotel will be provided from the 19th until the 22nd.

Departure Transport
Transport will be provided to Wellington Airport from the official hotels on Monday September 26th.

There are four official accommodation venues for the World Trophy where teams will be accommodated. Each country is entitled to full board from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th (inclusive) for up to 3 junior women, 4 junior men, 4 women and 6 men.

Full board for team officials will be on the following basis:

  • 5 or less competitors: no support for officials
  • 6 - 10 competitors: 1 official receives full board
  • 10 or more competitors: 2 officials receive full board

The official accommodation is all very close together and less than one kilometre from the race start line. The venues are all new or have been recently renovated. There will be a maximum of 4 persons per room.

All accommodation bookings for the official hotels must be made through the World Trophy Office: or ph +64 4 386 4992. See "For Team Managers" for booking procedures.

Wellington City YHA -
292 Wakefield Street
Ph +64 4 801 7280 Email:
Recently redeveloped, this has a welcoming relaxed atmosphere teamed with fantastic facilities: 2 well-equipped kitchens and dining rooms, comfortable common areas, laundry, games room and 2 TV/video lounges.

Base Backpackers -
21 - 23 Cambridge Terrace
Ph +64 4 801 5666
Recently renovated 325 bed hostel in historic building. There are great chill out areas and communal kitchen with barbecue area. State of the art facilities, superior comfort, and high levels of service.

Wildlife House -
58 Tory Street
Ph +64 4 381 3899
Newly developed, Wildlife House has excellent facilities: really social common area with fire place, well-equipped kitchen with open plan dining area, TV and video room, free 24 hour internet, laundry and spa pool and sauna.

The Bay Plaza Hotel -
40 - 44 Oriental Parade
Ph +64 4 385 7799
Located by Wellingon's waterfront with panoramic views of the harbour and Mt Victoria. Rooms have full facilities including television and telephone. Other hotel facilities include a restaurant and bar and a laundry service.