Accommodation & Travel


 Te Ao Hou Marae is offering camping onsite for tents and campervans for $10 per person per night. Children will not have to pay for accommodation; unless over 12 and is using their own tent. 

There is limited marae sleeping space within the wharenui if you wish to request a bed please email the hui team.

The hui team is compiling a list of local options nearby for anyone wishing to stay in a hostel, B&B or campground. They will be setting a process for local billeting possibilities. We shall display these options here in the New Year.



Getting to Whanganui is fairly easy...

Travel Times by car 

Auckland - 6 hrs, 462 km via SH 4

Wellington - 2 hrs 30, 193 km - State Highway 1 onto State Highway 3

Taupo - 3 hrs, 219 km - State Highway 1 onto Highway 4

Napier - 3 hrs, 15 250 km - State Highway 50, SH2 onto State Highway 3


Flights to Palmerston North

Auckland - 1 hr 15

Christchurch - 1 hr 15

Dunedin - 2 hrs 45

Queenstown - 3 hrs 1


From the airport a bus will take you into the city centre to i-Site. Coaches leave from here to Whanganui for $23 one-way

If you need to stay the night in Palmerston North, the same airport bus goes past Pepper Tree Hostel, 10 mins walk from the i-Site. 


Travel Equaliser Fund

We have had a system set up for a few years now, that allows those who have a little extra $ or have a little who live close to the Hui event to help out those coming from afar to aid there travel cost to attend our annual hui. With have added this service to the ticket purchasing to aid this donation. If you like paying things forward, below are the options to choose from.


Every bit helps $ 10.00
Going a bit further $ 20.00
A generous amount $ 50.00
Truly magnanimous $ 100.00


If you wish to apply to receive from the travel equalisation fund, please email with details for your claim.


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