About Wellington

Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand. Situated at the southern end of the North Island, Wellington, New Zealand, was recently named “the coolest little capital in the world” by Lonely Planet. Wellington is one of the most cultural cities in New Zealand and features a temperate maritime climate, and is the world’s windiest city by average wind speed. The vibrant city centre is bustling with restaurants, cafes, and unique meeting and conference venues.

Restaurants and Nightlife

Wellington has an evolving food culture with more than 300 restaurants, cafes and eating places with a variety of food to suit all tastes. 


From original art to designer fashion and film memorabilia, the capital is a shopping haven’s the creative hub of the South Island.

Take a look here for the best places to shop in Wellington. 


Getting around Wellington’s capital city and surrounding districts is made easy with the extensive bus and train network. There are even a few public transport surprises in Wellington including its historic cable car and the trolleybuses in use around the city centre.

Click here for more information on transport in Wellington.  


Wellington enjoys four distinct seasons, each with their own stunning backdrop, with warm summer days and crisp, but clear, winter days.

Temperature ranges:

Spring 14°C– 17°C

Summer 19°C – 21°C

Autumn 14°C – 19°C

Winter 6°C – 12°C

Key Dates

  • Registration opens
    Thursday 1 October 2020
  • Abstract submissions open
    Thursday 1 October 2020
  • Abstract submissions close
    Friday 4 December 2020
  • Earlybird closes
    Friday 15 January 2021
  • In-person registration closes
    Wednesday 3 February 2021
  • Virtual registration closes
    Tuesday 9 February 2021
  • Conference dates
    10 – 12 February 2021


Laura Furse
Event Services
The University of Auckland
(09) 923 5819