For those of you travelling to Wellington to attend the Conference we'd like to quote you one of our favourite local sayings "you can't beat Wellington on a good day". While you're here we hope you have time to take a stroll around the waterfront, ride the Cable Car and enjoy the dramatic views of our growing cityscape, visit the Carter Observatory, or simply enjoy Wellington's vibrant café scene.

Wellington airport is a picturesque 18 minute drive to the conference venue (via Evans Bay and Oriental parade). There are direct daily flights between Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne.

Please click here for a map of downtown Wellington - showing attractions, accommodation, transport and amenities.

Information (including map) for parking at the venue can be found on this page:
Te Papa will offer a special day event attendees rate of $12.00. Day hourly parking rate is $3.50 and night hourly is $2.00 from 5pm to 2am the next day. Rates for parking are inclusive of GST. Car parking validation will be done within Oceania during conference hours prior to pay station departure where the flat $12.00 rate will apply. 

Pre & Post conference activities
Wellington is a cosmopolitan city with an energetic personality and variety of activity. Check out the iSite website for ideas and activities below before you confirm your flights.The Wellington i-SITE Visitor Information Centre team are your local experts in all things Wellington. Come and have a chat to a friendly local who can provide you with tips and assistance so you can make the most of your stay in Wellington. For capital holiday information and bookings please contact the team by email or phone them on +64 4 802 4860. 

City and activities: https://www.wellingtonnz.com/discover/sights-activities/

Regional excursions: https://www.wellingtonnz.com/discover/explore-the-regions/

Suggested tour options:

Weta Workshop There and Back again tour - $65 per person includes return transfers and priority access. 2 ½ hours.

Hammonds City Sights & Coastlines tour - $55. 2 ½ hours.

Walk Wellington - $20 per person. 2 hours.

Taxi companies                      
Corporate Cabs
387 4600 
Green Cabs    0800 GO GREEN 
  www.greencabs.co.nz 04  384 4444
Kiwi Cabs


 464 7336        
Wellington Combined Cabs    04 389 9999
 Super Shuttle 0800 SHUTTLE (0800 748885) 04 472 9552


The Airport Flyer Bus service runs from Wellington Airport to Wellington CBD -  every 10 minutes on weekdays from 6.30am to 9.00am and 2.00pm to 7.00pm. It runs every 20 minutes at all other times. It stops at various major stops throughout Wellington. Download the timetable here.  Cost is $8 each way.

Te Papa - New Zealand's iconic and innovative national museum located in the heart of Wellington's beautiful waterfront.
As well as being a six level museum, it is also a unique conference and functions venue that combines serious business with outstanding hospitality. 
To find out what's on at Te Papa during the Conference visit their official website.
Click here to download a venue map

Historical averages for early October show daily range 9 - 15 degrees Celsius

The season dates for World of Wearable Art Awards Show (WOW) are 27 September - 14 October 2018.
Tickets will be available online from 1 February 2018.

The fine print
In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, the conference organisers, ANZGOSA, ANZHPBA, Te Papa, Conference Innovators, DisplayWorks accept no responsibility for loss of monies incurred. The suppliers above accept no liability for injuries/losses of whatever nature incurred by delegates and/or accompanying persons, nor for loss or damage to their luggage and/or personal belongings. Delegates, sponsors and speakers should make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance.