Experiences beyond the agenda

Wellington's creative heart and natural beauty provide countless activities to entertain delegates outside the convention centre.

Dine out on fabulous food and drink

There’s something to suit everyone’s taste in Wellington. The city boasts the highest number of restaurants, bars and cafes in the country, plus a reputation for outstanding coffee, excellent regional wine and award-winning craft beer. From fine dining to indigenous Māori cuisine or artisan treats, it’s easy to add a social dinner or foodie experience to the programme.

The cultural capital


Explore local culture and history at the national museum Te Papa Tongarewa, directly across the road from Tākina. Take in artworks at City Gallery, discover the magic behind some of the world’s greatest movies with a tour of Wētā Workshop, or enjoy performances at Circa Theatre.

Align with an existing event


There’s always something happening in Wellington. It is home to the Royal New Zealand Ballet, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, top sports fixtures, and a vibrant theatre scene. Its calendar of events ranges from foodie favourite Wellington On a Plate, to Beervana, World of WearableArt (WOW) to street festival CubaDupa. Align your conference with an existing event to maximise the attraction.

Take in the scenery

Wellington is surrounded by stunning scenery. Stroll along the picturesque waterfront, or walk through beautiful native bush to Mt Victoria Lookout. Adventure seekers can take to the mountain bike tracks and walking trails, or check out the surf at Lyall Bay Beach, a stone’s throw from the CBD.