Make sure you book your airfare early to take advantage of discounted fares. There are many airlines that fly from Australia to Hong Kong including Qantas, Cathay Pacific, British Airways and Emirates. For further information, please contact your preferred airline.
VISA AND PASSPORTS
Is my passport ready to travel?
Your passport must be:
- Valid for at least six months beyond your intended departure date
- Not damaged, defaced or excessively worn
- Showing a visa or permit, if you require one (for those non-Australian residents).
For further information on applying for, or renewing an Australian passport please visit www.passports.gov.au or call 131 232.
Do I need a visa or permit to travel to Hong Kong?
Most visitors who intend to stay for less than three months do not require a visa. This includes citizens & residents of the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. UK nationals are able to stay for up to 6 months without a visa or entry permit.
For more detailed information please refer to the Entry Permit Requirements section of the Hong Kong Immigration website.
Make sure your travel documents are up-to-date well before you leave.
Multi-award winning Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is located less than five flying hours from half of the world's population. With an abundance of retail and catering outlets it is the third busiest international passenger airport and operates the busiest international cargo facility in the world.
HKIA was named the World’s Best Airport in the annual passenger survey by Skytrax from 2001 to 2008 and also won the awards for Best Airport Asia and Best Airport Dining from 2007 to 2010.
For more information on Hong Kong International Airport, please visit the website.
TRANSPORT TO and FROM HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Taxis offer a fast and flexible way to and from Hong Kong International Airport.
Taxis in Hong Kong are colour-coded according to their operating areas. Fortunately all types of taxis service the airport.
- Red - Urban taxis serve all destinations throughout Hong Kong, including the airport, except Tung Chung Road and roads in South Lantau.
- Green - New Territories (N.T.) taxis serve only the New Territories and specific roads in Lantau.
- Blue - Lantau taxis serve all destinations in Lantau and the airport.
Taxi fares are charged by metered tariff with flag fall and charges displayed in the taxi. Extra charges include:
- Tolls - the two-way tunnel toll is added to the fare when using the cross-harbour tunnel, and the one-way toll is added for all other tunnels.
- Luggage - There is an extra charge per piece of luggage.
- Tipping - usually confined to small change.
For more information on taxis please visit the Hong Kong International Airport website.
A taxi to the Conrad Hong Kong, where the Asia-Pacific Pensions Forum is being held, takes approximately 30 minutes and will cost approximately HK$450.
Discounted accommodation rates have been secured at the Conrad Hong Kong. For information on these rates and to reserve a room, please visit the Book Accommodation page.