Why Wellington

There are countless reasons to bring your business event to Tākina and to Wellington – the capital of New Zealand

people at the beach on Oriental Bay

Access is easy!

Ideally positioned in the middle of New Zealand, Wellington is easy to get in and out of whatever your mode of transport. Tākina and the multiple accommodation options on offer are all within the CBD, just a 20-minute drive from Wellington Airport.

All of Wellington’s food, drink, arts and culture precincts are just a short walk away too, meaning you’ll spend more time exploring and less time travelling between locations.

Further afield are our rugged coastlines, forest areas and award-winning wine region Wairarapa. You can drive yourself or take one of our public transport options.

Wellington International Airport 2019 Credit Shane Saheem
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Dr Ashley Bloomfield talking at NZSA Conference in TSB Arena
Beehive Government Building

Connect and collaborate

Wellington is known for its government agencies, and its strengths in creative technologies, scientific research and public and professional services.

We are home to most of New Zealand’s central government agencies, we have world-class education institutes, we make Hollywood blockbuster films, we have a thriving information and technology industry, we have innovative start-ups alongside established brands, and local entrepreneurs.

Our collaborative nature means you can tap into the likes of our Government officials as speakers, or bring in helpful resources to further boost your experience at Tākina.

Immerse yourself in creativity and culture

Experience the creative spirit and artistic flair that sets Wellington apart, right in the heart of the city and all within a short stroll of Tākina and your accommodation.

Wellington is home to the national museum Te Papa Tongarewa, which is directly across the road from Tākina, award-winning eateries, love of coffee, regional wine and craft beer, and boasts a jam-packed events calendar.

Pay a visit to Te Papa or Wellington Museum, take in artworks at City Gallery, movie-making tours at Wētā Workshop, browse Cuba Street’s vintage shopping or enjoy performances at Circa Theatre.

Or treat your tastebuds - we boast the highest number of restaurants, bars and cafes in the country.

Step across the road and onto Wellington’s waterfront for an afternoon walk, stroll through native bush to Mt Victoria Lookout or venture out to see the city lights at night.

If you’re an adventure seeker, Wellington is spoilt for choice when it comes to mountain bike tracks and walking trails, or check out the surf at Lyall Bay Beach, just a stone’s throw away from the CBD.

people viewing Maori exhibition on Te Papa walking tour
Atlas Restaurant chefs serving food plating
Digital nights van gogh portrait image credit celeste fontein

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