is an ideal conference venue with a wealth of activities from nightlife to outdoor activities such as swimming in the city centre
or hill walking
. Wellington is also an ideal jumping off point for exploring the South Island or the wineries just over an hour away across the Rimutaka Hill in the Wairarapa
is a compact, walkable city
. The conference venue is less than 20 minutes walk to accommodation, Courtenay Place with its wide range of bars and the harbour with its restaurants and activities such as sea kayaking. The main attraction in Wellington is the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
, which 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.
Te Papa at dusk
Here is just a small selection of the things you can do while visiting Wellington: