Positively Wellington Venues: Wellington at a glance

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Whether you are visiting during summer months and greeted by bright red Pohutukawa trees flowering in the hot sun, or visiting in winter and battling the Southerly to stand upright, Wellington’s climate is unpredictable, yet always alluring. Summer is from December to February; Autumn is March to May; Winter is from June to August; and Spring is from September to November.


Wellington offers a wide range of accommodation options from 3 to 5 star properties – self serviced apartments through to fully serviced hotels. With over 26 hotels and with more than 2800 rooms available per night within walking distance, and a further 2500 beds within a 10 minute drive-zone; we have the capacity to accommodate every delegate, and the city has the facilities to suit every need.

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Our venues are so close to the shopping action you can pop out to local boutiques during a conference break! Whether you are exploring shops in the Old Bank Arcade, the talent of our local designers or checking out the funky style of Cuba Street, Wellington caters for all tastes. Treat yourself – you deserve it!

Restaurant and cafe capital

New Zealand’s growing reputation for its award-winning wines, fresh produce, superb cafes, restaurants and eateries has not been missed by Wellington’s innovative restaurateurs. There’s options galore suited to everyone’s taste and pocket.

With the Wairarapa wine region in our backyard, why not relax and enjoy a local award winning Pinot Noir or Chardonnay with your meal. Dining options are endless – in Wellington you really are spoilt for choice, where to eat may be the hardest decision you have to make during your visit to the capital.


Taking in a show, dining out or meeting up with friends in a bar, there’s entertainment to suit everyone in Wellington. Check out the link above for what’s happening in our venues or take a look at what’s on in the capital.

During those strikingly sunny days, if you’re a little tired from walking along our gorgeous waterfront, then grab a bean bag at St John’s bar … conveniently located across the road from the Michael Fowler Centre.  Otherwise why not relax at the The Jimmy Cafe & Bar, St James Theatre in Courtenay Place – home to the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

When night takes hold head downtown – the capital offers fabulous entertainment with a variety of different options from a laid-back jazz bar to dancing the night away.


Galleries, museums, wildlife sanctuaries, nature walks, and harbour trips – it’s all here. No visit to Wellington is complete without a trip to the Museum of New Zealand – Te Papa Tongarewa – explore the nature, art, cultural heritage and history of New Zealand. You can also take a parliament tour, a movie tour, or a trip to the Weta Cave. If you prefer the outdoors, there’s always the cable car up to the botanical gardens or a walk round Zealandia – the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary Experience, or to red rocks to visit the seal sanctuary. There’s plenty to keep you busy in the capital.

Get more detailed information on what Wellington has to offer

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Fine art. Fine venue.

PWV are proud to manage the gallery function space ‘Academy Galleries’.

Free wi-fi

Keep your finger on the pulse during an event – we now offer free access to wireless internet for delegates in our conference venues (Shed 6, TSB Bank Arena, St James Theatre and the Michael Fowler Centre).

Contact our sales team on 04 801 4207 for more information.

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