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Top 10 reasons to hold your business event in Wellington

If you're thinking Wellington may be the perfect destination to host your business event, conference, convention or gala, we're positive you're right.

Accessible and compact

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There are almost 3,000 hotel rooms within walking distance of the CBD, and seven of our major venues are just five minutes' apart, so walking is the city's easiest and most interesting mode of transport for you and your delegates.

Suitable for all budgets

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Big budgets or small budgets - Wellington's venues, accommodation, spaces and activities will cater to suit your needs. 

Central location

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Travelling to Wellington is a piece of cake. It's an easy three hour flight direct from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane, with daily direct flights operated by Air New Zealand, Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia. You can also fly direct from Canberra with Singapore Airlines.

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Seat of government

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Wellington is home to the iconic Beehive, New Zealand's Parliament and lobby groups. Why not take your delegates for a tour of where the country's decision makers work? Add some weight to your speaker schedule with members of parliament or national lobby groups based in Wellington. 

Inspiring pre & post conferencing options

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Ultra relaxing or ultra active, the choice is yours. Wellington is jam-packed full of activities and attractions set to impress and delight delegates of all demographics. From a Zest Food Tour to a full on interactive film experience with Weta, Wellington will tick all your pre and post boxes. 

Variety of venues

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No venue in Wellington is like the other. You could have dinner on the Opera House stage? Or maybe conference among the animals at the Zoo or surround your delegates in our national treasures at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.



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People that care - from event management companies to corporate caterers, and from AV providers to team builders, the city is full of professionals that can help turn your ideas into reality and your event into a success. Being a tight knit little city the professionals are never to far away to give a helping hand. 

Creative hub

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The city is a magnet for creators, thinkers, dreamers and doers. No theme or concept is too small or too large; let our creative professionals help you bring your event to life. 

Arts and culture

Wellington is widely regarded as New Zealand's arts and culture capital. Whether your delegates want to explore the Wellington Writers Walk along the waterfront or book into see a live show one free evening, the options in our vibrant capital will leave them spoilt for choice.

Coffee, cuisine and craft beer

Great coffee is a Wellington specialty and a perfect welcome to your conference. Later in the day treat your delegates to a spectacular dinner in the culinary capital perhaps including some of Wellington's award winning craft beers.