Dunedin Railways

2018 Annual Conference - Wellington

Conference information

Where: West Plaza Hotel, Wellington

When: Friday 1 June to Monday 4 June 2018

Host group: Steam Incorporated

FRONZ holds a conference every Queen's Birthday weekend, where key people from member groups get together to network and share their rail and tramway experiences.

2018 Conference venue and programme outline

A brief advance note on our Conference Plans for 2018.

We will be in Wellington where our host group will be Steam Incorporated. Our conference venue will be the West Plaza Hotel at 110 Wakefield St in the city. Selected so we are handy to the night life nearby for those that want to enjoy the social side of our time. So far our plans include:

  • Friday 1 June: An afternoon visit to the Wheelwright Shop at Gladstone in the Wairarapa. Visitors can take a scheduled train from Wellington where we will have a coach transfer us to and from Carterton to Gladstone, followed by return train from Carterton.
  • Saturday 2 June: Conference sessions all day with a free evening.
  • Sunday 3 June: Morning conference session and in the afternoon we will travel by coach to visit some of our members sites (including host group Steam Incorporated) in the Kapiti area.
  • Monday 4 June (Queen’s Birthday Holiday): Coach to the Hutt Valley where we will visit more member sites before returning to Wellington and the airport for visitors to fly home.

Conference registrations will open in April 2018.

West Plaza Hotel - venue for 2018 Conference

Rimutaka Incline Railway - one of many local attractions on the programme