Te Whanganui-ā-tara Wellington

Wellington is a magnet for creative thinkers and is widely regarded as New Zealand’s arts and culture capital. 

There’s prolific public art, fabulous and funky boutiques and a show on pretty much every night. But as well as all that arty stuff, Wellington’s loved for its gastronomic delights. You might say they like their food and they like it good. 

If you need to walk off all that goodness, you’re also in luck. Wellington is a capital city right on nature’s doorstep, with a peaceful walk through native bush or along a golden sand beach never far from the urban hub.

How many times have you taken your running shoes to a conference, but never made it to the gym? In Wellington, you can exercise and see the sights at the same time. A hike up Mount Victoria for panoramic views of the city, or a stroll through the Botanic Garden are just a few minutes’ walk away from the inner city hotels.

Guests also love the stories of nationhood and heritage as told at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Parliament Buildings and the region’s many boutique museums. Others just like to take their shoes off and sit on the golden sand on Oriental Bay with a good strong flat white. Who could blame them?

Getting Here

The capital acts as the nation’s transport hub and is easily and regularly accessed by domestic flights, inter-island ferries, trains and cars. Wellington International Airport is a mere 10 minute drive from the central business district. Taxis and shuttles are on hand to transfer visitors to the central city. With a city centre just two kilometres in diameter, Wellington is also seamlessly and cost-effectively navigated once on the ground.

Airport Express

The Airport Express (AX) runs 7 days a week, every 10-20 minutes, except for the first few morning services and evening services. Travel time from Wellington Station to the Wellington International Airport is approximately 25-35 minutes, depending on traffic. Free Wi-Fi, USB charging and luggage racks are available on board.

More Transport Options 

It's easy to get around Wellington. Here are some of the most common ways:


Proximity Map

We can't guarantee Wellington's weather- except that it is always interesting. But we can guarantee that you can find everything you might need within ten minutes' walk from the venues or your accommodation-whether it be excellent cuisine, craft beer, or the cultural experience of museums, art galleries and theatres.

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Conference Manager: Ali Howard 
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This event is organised by Conferences & Events Ltd.  We are a New Zealand business.