|Wellington is a compact, walkable city. The conference venue at the Pipitea campus of Victoria University of Wellington is a couple of minutes away from the waterfront and the CBD.|
|Wellington has a wealth of activities including art, culture, nightlife, and with its wide range of bars, restaurants and activities. There are many outdoor activities such as swimming in the city centre , kayaking, sailing or hill walking.|
|The National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa offers visitors a unique and authentic experience of this country’s treasures and stories. Over five floors, you can explore the nation’s nature, art, history, and heritage — from the shaping of its land to the spirit of its diverse peoples, from its unique wildlife to its distinctive art and visual culture.
There also other art galleries and museums in the area such as the City Gallery Wellington, Wellington Museum, Capital E, and the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. Cuba Street offers a range of smaller private galleries and boutique shopping.
- Find out where to eat and what to see at the official website of Wellington NZ .
- Attend one of the many cultural and sporting events on in Wellington.
- Go bird spotting at Zealandia, an urban ecosanctuary providing a safe haven for endangered native birds and other wildlife, located minutes from downtown Wellington.
- Grab some exercise by stepping out the conference and walking across the waterfront to go kayaking or climbing at Fergs Kayaks.
- Ride a ferry across the harbour to Matiu/Somes Island or the lazy beachfront suburb of Days Bay with East West ferries .
- Get some great views by walking the Wellington hills.
- Eat out at any of Wellington’s 300 great bars and restaurants.
- Wellington fact sheet (PDF)
- Wellington 3-day itinerary (PDF)
- Key tourist attractions in New Zealand (external site)
Wellington is also an ideal jumping off point for exploring the South Island or the towns and wineries just over an hour away across the Rimutaka Hill in the Wairarapa.