About Wellington

Surrounded by nature and fueled with a creative energy that makes life interesting, Wellington is a compact city with a powerful mix of culture, history, nature and cuisine. Fuel your days with strong coffee, wander through hidden laneways, and discover New Zealand’s stories in interactive museums.

Clockwise from top left, Diners for Wellington on a Plate at Dragonfly,  Lux Light Festival at Te Ao Mārama (photo credit Jeff McEwan at Capture Studios), Moonrise over the Windy Wellington sign (photo credit: Grow Wellington), Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, sunset over Wellington harbour, Wellington Night (Food) Market

Be inspired in theatres and galleries, and fill your case with new wares and tasty treats from the boutiques and markets. Discover why Vogue dubbed Wellington ‘a locavore’s dream’ in the city’s restaurants, cocktail lounges and craft beer bars. Be sure to explore the city’s outdoor playground by bike, foot, boat or train.

Suggested itineraries
Wellington A-Z
Wellington i-site
Wellington Map [PDF] and an edited version of the map featuring key conference highlights and locations can be downloaded here [PDF].

Massey University

The conference will be held only a short distance from the centre of town on Massey University’s Mount Cook campus.  Known as the Creative Campus, this small space perched overlooking the city is packed with world class facilities.

The campus is an easy walk from most hotels, and is also served by the high frequency #3 bus route.  Ask your driver to point out the Massey University stop, then it’s just a short stroll into Entrance A.  The compact campus makes it easy to find your way around.

Massey Wellington campus and Block 5 via Entrance A