The Forsyth Barr Stadium is a fully roofed, natural turf, multipurpose stadium that is a dramatic leap forward for the region. Right on the waterfront, it is in one of the finest stadium locations.  A quadrant that flows from the city centre Octagon, down to the University of Otago, across to the Stadium, back along the harbour to the Railway Station and the new Chinese Garden, the Stadium is within easy walking distance.

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University Executive Residence


800 metres from Stadium

The University of Otago and School of Business welcomes you to our very own boutique hotel, the Executive Residence. With spacious rooms, catering and dining facilities, conference and meeting rooms, free parking, and close proximity to the Dunedin City centre, the Executive Residence is the ideal choice for accommodation and functions.

Located on the University of Otago campus, the Executive Residence is perfect for visitors to the University, Otago Polytechnic and Dunedin Public Hospital, as well as parents of students and corporate visitors to Dunedin.


Single Occupancy $149.00 per night incl GST
Double Occupancy $149.00 per night incl GST

Cargills Quality Hotel

Monday Night Sold Out

1.6km from Stadium
Cargills Hotel offers travellers premier hospitality and accommodation during their visit to Dunedin, New Zealand.  With well appointed accommodation and a friendly, warm atmosphere, Cargills is relaxed and 100% professional. We pride ourselves on our levels of service and hospitality. You'll find our Dunedin hotel is the perfect venue whatever your occasion; accommodation, conferences, functions, weddings, food & wine, casual meals, or just great coffee!


Single Room $107.00  per night incl GST
Queen or Twin Occupancy $115.00 per night incl GST

Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin

2km from Stadium

Located right in the heart of the city, Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin is ideal for business or leisure. Otago Museum is a fifteen minute walk away, the beach ten minutes drive and the Central Business District is right on your doorstep.

Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin has 55 sunny north facing newly renovated guest rooms, each with a balcony. Room facilities include contemporary style ensuite bathrooms, broadband, Sky TV,  minibar, tea and coffee making facilities.

Check in: 2:00pm
Check out: 11:00am


Run of House Room $160.00 per night incl GST

Scenic Circle - Dunedin City

2.2km from Stadium
Our stylish Scenic Hotel Dunedin City features a stunning contemporary award-winning design, with spacious guest rooms, modern facilities and attractive local artworks all in a handy inner-cty location. This stylish hotel has a fresh contemporary design, with clean lines and dramatic features softened by natural elements such as timber and neutral tones. At once energetic, yet restful, Scenic Hotel Dunedin City is well in tune with the beat of this vibrant city. Scenic Hotel Dunedin City is just two blocks from the Octagon in the heart of the city.

Check In:           2pm
Check  Out:     10am


Run of House Room $172.50 per night incl GST

Scenic Circle - Southern Cross 

2.2km from Stadium
The Scenic Hotel Southern Cross is Dunedin's largest and most established hotel. Located in the heart of Dunedin, this hotel has been extensively refurbished and now provides guests with modern style, exquisite quality, convenience and exceptional service.

The Scenic Hotel Southern Cross (formerly known as Scenic Circle Southern Cross Hotel) provides stylish inner city accommodation, giving the convenience of having entertainment, shopping and restaurants close at hand. Just a short walk from the Octagon, railway station, theatres, shops, and close to Otago university, it is the perfect location from which to explore Dunedin. Whether you are staying for business or pleasure, it is hard to go past the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross.
Check In:           2pm
Check  Out:     10am


Run of House Room $172.50  per night incl GST

Mercure Dunedin 

2.4km from Stadium
The Heritage listed Mercure Dunedin is located in the heart of Dunedin offering easy access to Dunedin's many attractions. The Octagon, Town Hall, Forsyth Barr Stadium are in walking distance. Otago University & Peninsula are also only a short drive away. Mercure Dunedin offers 48 boutique-style rooms and 2 function rooms suitable for conferences, weddings and events. Facilities include broadband Internet access; secure offsite valet parking at NZD$ 15.00 per night and Relish Restaurant and Bar.
Check In:           2pm
Check  Out:     11am 


Single Occupancy $150.00 per night incl GST
Double Occupancy $150.00 per night incl GST

Contact details

Harding Consultants
PO Box 5512 Christchurch
Phone: 03 352 5598
Fax: 03 352 0197

Terms and Conditions

The conference has secured a block booking at these hotels. Rooms will be allocated on a first-in basis until Friday, 15 March 2013, as long as there are rooms available. After that date, all unallocated rooms will be released and no guarantee can be made that rooms will be available.

Booked accommodation must be guaranteed with either a credit card number or a deposit of at least one night’s deposit. The credit card will be used as a guarantee only and no charges will be debited prior to check-out.  If you prefer to prepay all your accommodation by cheque or direct credit then this can be done on the registration form.

Bookings should be made either as part of the online registration process or on the registration form and faxed to 03 3520197 or posted to the Conference Organiser, Glenda Harding, Harding Consultants Ltd, PO Box 5512, Christchurch.

On check-out, your accommodation costs can be settled with cash, eftpos or a credit card.

If you cancel your accommodation after Friday, 15 March 2013, your credit card may be charged a cancellation fee levied by the hotel.

Please advise Harding Consultants of any change to a reservation, rather than contacting the hotel itself.