Welcome to Wellington

Perched on the edge of world and surrounded by nature, Wellington is small city fuelled by entrepreneurial and creative energy where big ideas really come to life.

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Creative at heart

Experience a colourful arts scene packed with culture, history and contemporary performance. Leading Arts and Performance Festivals, and a thriving live music and theatre scene, connecting with entertainment is easy and always nearby.

Hub of connectivity

With more than 130 daily domestic and international flights, Wellington International Airport lies just 5 kilometres south-east from the city centre. With an excellent range of services, connection into the city is quick and easy.

Wellington is also a friendly and walkable city that can be easy to explore by foot, bike, scooter or public transport. Easy to navigate with plenty of signage a maps, the downtown connects with an interesting, beautiful waterfront that stretches from one end of the city to the other.

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Thriving food scene

With a world class reputation for leading edge cuisine, the vibrancy and diversity of Wellington's food and wine sector always delights. The WCEC is right on the edge of Wellington's dining and nightlife precinct.

Easy to explore are nearby Courtenay Place, Cuba Street and multitudes of inner city laneways, cocktail and wine and craft breweries.

World class accommodation

Choose from more than 3,000 hotel rooms in easy walking distance of the convention centre. Wellington has a great variety of hotels to suit all budgets, all within easy walking distance of the WCEC.

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Close to nature

Be surrounded by mountains and sea and experience the best of the great outdoors. WCEC is located adjacent to Wellington's picturesque waterfront, with wonderful walking, kayaking, sailing and cycling options.

WCEC is located at the foot of Mount Victoria - a bracing 196 metres (643 ft) walk up through the town belt of forest offers stunning 360 degree views of the city and region.

The world renown Zealandia is a world-class conservation project offering an exception native flora, fauna and birdlife experience, just minutes from the city.

Wild ideas and creative thinkers

Tap into the talents of award-winning entrepreneurs, creative thinkers and collaborators. Wellington prides itself on its boundary-pushing technology, innovative solutions, and world-class education and research institutes.

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