Taxis & App-based Travel
Taxis can be ordered from any of Wellington’s major taxi providers. A variety of taxis are often waiting at the airport for passengers. The typical fare to the city centre is about NZD$50 (incl. airport charges).
App-based pick-up options operate regularly throughout Wellington. You can also download apps in order to be picked up from anywhere in the city. Ola, Uber and Zoomy offer pick up at Wellington Airport (click link to see the pick-up locations).
OLA – https://ola.co.nz/rider/airport/wellington/
UBER – https://www.uber.com/global/en/cities/wellington/
ZOOMY – https://zoomy.co.nz/
Wellington Airport also has car sharing arrangements with Mevo and Cityhop, with both offering hybrid and electric vehicles. These services, however, require signing up prior to arrival. App-based and car sharing options incur an airport surcharge.
e-Scooters are available in central Wellington with either Flamingo or Beam. Beam also operates some e-bikes. Download the app and read through the rules to get started.
Things to see and do
Wellington offers a range of attractions and sights to visit, with Te Papa Tongarewa – the Museum of New Zealand (where the conference is hosted) being the most popular. The list of attractions includes the Wellington Botanic Garden, Wellington Museum, Old St. Paul’s church, Zealandia – a protected ecosanctuary within the city, the City Gallery – Te Whare Toi, and visiting Parliament or Kate Sheppard House.
A broad range of outdoor activities are possible, such as running along the waterfront, swimming at Oriental Bay (which also has the closest public pool – Freyberg), cycling (Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park, Remutaka Incline Rail Trail) or taking the #2 Karori bus to Glenmore Street to enjoy a walk through the gardens and back to the city centre.
Full- or part-day attractions include wine tours in the Wairarapa or visiting Weta Workshop.