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27 April 2024


Wednesday 15 -

Friday 17 May 2024


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Welcome to your comprehensive guide for travelling to the picturesque city of Tauranga, New Zealand, for the 2024 Surface Coatings Association of New Zealand (SCANZ) Convention. As we gather under the inspiring theme, “Navigating Towards a Better Future,” we are delighted to host you at the stunning Trinity Wharf Hotel, offering an unparalleled waterfront experience.

Whether you are travelling domestically or internationally, getting to Tauranga is convenient and enjoyable. Below, we outline various travel options to ensure your journey to the 2024 SCANZ Convention is as smooth and pleasant as possible.

By Air:
Tauranga Airport (TRG) is well-connected with several major airports in New Zealand, including Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.  However, Air New Zealand is the only airline that flies to Tauranga, so we recommend you book your flights early to get the best prices.  

By Road:
Tauranga is easily accessible by road, with scenic drives through New Zealand’s North Island. It is approximately a 2.5-hour drive from Auckland, and the roads are well-maintained and clearly signposted.

By Bus/Coach:
Several coach companies operate comfortable and affordable services connecting Tauranga with other major cities and towns across the North Island.

Local Transportation:
Once in Tauranga, you will find a range of transport options, including rental cars, taxis, public buses, and bicycle hire, making it easy to explore the city and surrounding areas.


We are thrilled to have secured the Trinity Wharf Hotel as our venue and accommodation for convention attendees. This luxurious hotel is situated on a private peninsula, offering exceptional harbour views and convenient access to Tauranga’s vibrant city centre. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Tauranga and the Trinity Wharf Hotel in 2024!


There are four room types available.  While each category has a slightly different view and floor plan, they all boast king beds, four-point bathrooms, heated floor tiles and complimentary wi-fi, and breakfast (served in the restaurant from 7 - 11am)

Urban King Room $245 Single / 

The spacious Urban King Guest Room at Trinity Wharf Tauranga features a King size bed, and is particularly suited to travellers seeking Tauranga hotel accommodation that delivers value for money without compromising on quality.

Urban King Guest Rooms offer an 'Urban View'.  Views from each guest room do vary and may incorporate mature Pohutukawa trees that fringe the Trinity Wharf hotel grounds or the hotel entrance and carpark.

Urban Balcony Room $265 Single / 

If you travel frequently you will appreciate the ability to pull back the sliding door and let fresh air flow into your hotel room.  And after a day of business meetings or exploring the local area, you might want to enjoy a beverage on your individual balcony as the afternoon draws to a close. 

Urban Balcony Guest Rooms feature a King sized bed & tranquil urban views, with some hotel rooms fortunate enough to overlook a grassed courtyard backed by established Pohutukawa trees.


There is free parking around the hotel.  


Set against the stunning backdrop of New Zealand's Bay of Plenty, Tauranga welcomes delegates of the 2024 SCANZ Convention with its blend of coastal charm, vibrant culture, and modern amenities. Known for its picturesque harbour, sun-soaked beaches, and majestic Mount Maunganui, Tauranga is a true gem of the North Island. As one of New Zealand’s fastest-growing cities, Tauranga offers a diverse range of activities — from exploring lush parks and trails, indulging in its thriving food and wine scene, to immersing in its rich Māori heritage and arts community. With its welcoming spirit and scenic beauty, Tauranga sets the stage for an unforgettable and inspiring SCANZ Convention experience.


Tēnā koutou katoa ngā whānui o tea o, nau mai, haere mai ki Aotearoa. Greetings to all the peoples of the world, welcome to New Zealand.

​New Zealand is a sophisticated and unspoilt land with truly breath-taking scenery. One minute you can be soaking in natural thermal pools or scaling glorious mountains, the next you are enjoying fine dining in absolute luxury. It is 100% pure – pure nature, pure adventure, pure relaxation – no wonder it is the envy of the world. The modern urban lifestyle, stable political environment and friendly
people attract millions of visitors every year, and they keep coming back. Our primary language is English and our exchange rate tends to benefit visitors. Come visit us. Live and breathe the Kiwi way of life for a while and see why visitors don’t want to leave Aotearoa, the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’.

For further Information about New Zealand visit PureNZ or Tourism NZ

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