Is the conference only for early childhood educators?

The conference is of interest to anyone who is involved with children of any age and those involved in land- and play-scape design. The subject matter has a broad base and would appeal to those interested in the positive role nature has in our lives.

If I fly to Whangarei is there transport to and from the conference venue?

Yes. Just let us know when you are arriving. We run a pick up and drop off service from the airport or bus station in Whangarei.

I really want to come. When do I have to pay by?

Upon registration you will be automatically invoiced, this is due by the 20th of the following month.
You can make a cheque out to:
The Natural Phenomena, P.O.Box 7029, Tikipunga, Whangarei or Direct Deposit into our bank acc 12 3093 0271064 00 with your Name or Organisation Name and Invoice Number as a reference.

What if something comes up and I can't make it or it is cancelled?

Natural Phenomena Inc - Cancellation Policy
Should you need to cancel your registration, you are welcome to reassign it to another person.
If you are unable to arrange a replacement, a refund less a $150 cancellation fee will be made, provided notification is made prior to 15th of October 2014.

Is the campsite far from the venue?

The camping area is adjacent to the venue and a short walk through the trees. Parking is nearby.
Click here for more details on camping.

What about other accommodation?

The venue is about halfway between the city of Whangarei and the beautiful Tutukaka Coast. Please see our accommodation link for further options.

Is there cell phone reception and wi-fi at the venue?

Cell phone reception is patchy. There are areas on the perimeter of the venue where you can get reception. There is no wi-fi. Part of the charm of camping and being in nature is having a tech holiday. Enjoy the peace!

Can I bring my campervan?

Yes. The camping charges are the same for tents and campervans/caravans.

What if it rains?

Of course we have booked in marvellous weather for the weekend, but since there is “no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing” please come prepared. Days can be hot (or cold) and nights can be cold too.

I have special dietary needs

Upon registration, let us know your requirements and we will make sure you are catered for.

I have a question that's not here

Please email us and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.