Why Wellington?

Accessible, attractive, and with excellent links to government, academic, and industry leaders – Wellington makes it easy to organise an outstanding event.


Wellington is at the geographical heart of New Zealand with easy access via any mode of transport. Wellington Airport is just a 15-minute drive from Tākina in the CBD.

Once in the central city, Wellington’s many accommodation options, food, drink, arts and culture precincts are just a short walk from the Tākina convention centre.

Further afield, Wellington’s rugged coastlines, forests, and award-winning Wairarapa wine region are perfect for pre- or post-event exploration.

Connect and collaborate

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

It's home to most of New Zealand’s central government agencies, world-class education institutes, blockbuster filmmakers, and a thriving information and technology industry.

Our compact and collaborative nature makes it easier to engage government officials and local industry leaders in your event at Tākina, ensuring top content and headline speakers.

See the sights

Delegates will love the creative spirit and artistic flair that sets Wellington apart.

Get a taste of local culture with museums, galleries, and theatre. Or sink your teeth into the city’s lively foodie scene. Walk Wellington’s picturesque waterfront, stroll through native bush, or browse its vintage shops and laneways.

Align your conference with a festival from Wellington’s jam-packed events calendar to deliver maximum impact for visiting delegates. There’s something to appeal to everyone.

What's on in Wellington