Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about Tākina, including catering, bookings and parking.

When is Tākina opening?

Tākina Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre opened June 2023. If you're interested in booking an event at Tākina, please email [email protected]

What is the location?

Tākina is located at 50 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011.

Can I bring an external caterer for my event?

Tākina will offer world-class catering onsite so external caterers will not be permitted. Please contact the team at Tākina Events team on [email protected] to discuss your event catering requirements.

Where can I park?

Tākina is located directly across both Readings on Wakefield and Barnett Street car park. Parking is available all-day Monday-Sunday at Readings on Wakefield and Monday-Saturday at Barnett Street.


More info on Wakefield Street parking


More info on Barnett Street parking 

Have a look at Parkopedia for other options close by.

Is Tākina located close to attractions and shops?

Tākina is located in the central city’s cultural precinct with a range of restaurants, bars, and retail outlets within walking distance.

What are the public transport options?

Wellington Combined Taxis have a taxi stand on Cable Street in front of Te Papa – right across the main entrance of Tākina. Most Wellington buses (including those from the airport and railway station) stop along Courtenay Place which is only a few minutes' walk from Tākina.

Are there hotels nearby?

Within a 5 minute walk from Tākina there are 7 hotels, ranging from 3 to 5 star, offering a total of 680 rooms. The closest hotel is the QT Wellington. Within a 5-20 minute walk from the convention centre there are an additional 28 hotels.

Can I bring an assistance dog to the venue?

Certified assistance dogs are allowed in the venue when assisting a person with a disability. Please ensure the dog wears the appropriate coat and has a valid ID card.

Where can I buy my exhibition tickets?

Exhibition tickets for  MARVEL: Earth's Mightiest Exhibition can be purchased here.Tickets are also available from the ticketing booth within Tākina.