Travel and Accommodation
Named as the 4th top city in the world in the Lonely Planet's top 10 cities for 2011, there are lots of things that make Wellington Cool-with-a-capital-C. The following websites will help you to plan your trip to the "Coolest Little Capital in the World":
If you are travelling by plane, you will arrive at Wellington International Airport. You will then need to make your way to the city centre.
Conference VenueThe conference will be held at the Victoria University, Pipitea Campus. Rutherford House will be used for keynote speakers, parallel sessions, trade exhibition and catering during the conference.
Getting to Victoria University – Pipitea Campus
Taxi and Shuttle ServiceFor information on taxis, visit Wellington Combined Taxis
Phone: +64 4 384 4444
Phone: +64 4 387 8787
BusFor information on the Airport Flyer and other bus services, visit Metlink.
Parking at the Pipitea Campus, Victoria University
Applying for a Visitor Visa or Permit
Special accommodation rates are available for conference participants at the hotels listed below.
The special rates are only available through the online registration system. You can book accommodation when registering for the conference.
Room rates include GST of 15%. Please note, your credit card details are required to secure your reservation. You are not required to pay a deposit, but are required to pay the full amount of your stay upon check out.
Accommodation cancellation policy
All cancellations must be notified in writing, by fax or email to your hotel. Please contact your hotel directly regarding their cancellation policy.
2 Grey Street
Classic Queen - $205 per night
75 Featherston Street
Superior King - $189 per night
153 Featherston Street
King room - $129 per night
1 Bunny Street
Superior double - $90 per night
Standard double - $78 per night
Downtown Backpackers has a different feel to that of other budget accommodation in Wellington and New Zealand: facilities such as private tiled bathrooms are provided in most of the double, twin and single rooms. There are elegant staircases, and high ceilings from its former days as a hotel, and the on-site café was once the old hotel's ballroom. 5 minutes walk to the conference venue, and across the road from Wellington’s train station which includes a Supermarket for your convenience.