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Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa
Cable Street, Wellington


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Located on the Wellington waterfront, Te Papa is New Zealand’s national museum offering visitors a unique and authentic experience of this country’s treasures and stories. It is within easy walking distance of the city’s railway station, central business district and major hotels, and is only 20 minutes drive from Wellington Airport.


Getting to Te Papa

Te Papa is situated in Cable Street on Wellington's waterfront. Locate us on the map, and find out about transport by foot, bus, car, campervan, or taxi – including from Wellington’s airport and railway station.

Find us on a Google map

By Foot

Te Papa lies within easy walking distance of the city’s railway station, major hotels, and central business district. We are easy to find if you head for the waterfront.

By Bus

Most Wellington buses travel along Courtenay Place, which is close to Te Papa, including those from the airport and railway station. Ask your driver for directions.
Tour buses drop off and pick up passengers at the Cable Street entrance and enjoy free parking.

For bus routes and timetables contact Metlink

By Car

When travelling south into the city, take the Aotea Quay exit from the Wellington motorway. Continue along Waterloo, Customhouse, and Jervois Quays, which lead directly into Cable Street. Once here, you’ll find very convenient parking.

Read more on Te Papa's parking

By Taxi

A taxi stand is located outside Te Papa for Wellington Combined Taxis

From the Airport

You can catch a taxi or bus from the airport. If you’re driving:

  • turn left along Cobham Drive
  • turn right at the Evans Bay Parade lights and drive around the harbour and along Oriental Parade
  • turn right into Wakefield Street, right into Taranaki Street, and right into Cable Street.

From the Railway Station

From the railway station, take a bus or taxi to Te Papa – or walk along the waterfront in just 20 minutes.
For train routes and timetables contact Metlink


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.

The room rate includes GST of 15%. Please note your credit card details are required to secure your reservation. You are not required to pay a deposit. Your hotel will charge the full amount of your stay upon check out.

Hotel Ibis

153 Featherston Street, Wellington
Twin / King Room $129.00 per night

Hotel Ibis Wellington is conveniently located in the very heart of the city and just 10 minutes walk from Te Papa. The hotel features 200 spacious guest rooms, a modern and contemporary restaurant and bar as well as broadband internet access. Check in is available from 2pm, check out is required by 11am.


Museum Hotel

90 Cable Street, Wellington
Classic Room $198.00 (shower only) and Classic Deluxe Room (Shower and Bath) $209 per night

The Museum Hotel is located adjacent to Wellington's waterfront and is only a two minute walk from Te Papa. This boutique-style hotel has great views and is close to more than 40 cafés, restaurants and bars. Guests have complimentary use of the extensive Freyberg Pool and Fitness Centre, located five minutes walk away. A unique feature of the hotel is the original New Zealand artworks displayed. Secure car parking is available for guests. Check in is available from 3pm, check out is required by 11am



ACCOMMODATION CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations must be notified in writing, by fax or email to your hotel. Please contact your hotel directly regarding its cancellation policy.


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