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Tākina Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre

Verb: (Tar-kee-na) Definition: to encounter, to invoke

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Situated in the heart of Wellington CBD's cultural precinct, Tākina Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre is a new home for inspiring exhibitions and informative conferences. The Centre sits across two levels and is purpose-built for international and local conferences, with capacity for up to 1,600 delegates.

Tākina’s unique sculptural form draws inspiration from a wide range of sources including the venue’s maritime location, Māori mythology, and Wellington’s dramatic and sometimes wild weather patterns and landforms.

Environmental sustainability and resilience are at the heart of the design and construction of Tākina. The building is five-star Green Star design certified – the first conference centre in New Zealand to achieve this standard. As a leading example of sustainable convention centres in New Zealand, the building includes sustainable features and adaptable systems to emit 60-70% less carbon and use 60-70% less energy than similar buildings.

Getting there

Takinā Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre is located at 50 Cable Street, and is within easy walking distance of key transport links and directly across the road from two large public car parks at Te Papa and on Wakefield Street.

Most Wellington buses (including those from the airport and railway station) stop along Courtenay Place which is only a few minutes' walk from Tākina. The Metlink journey planner will help you plan public transport in Wellington. This website provides information on taxis and shuttles to/from the Airport.

Wellington Combined Taxis have a taxi stand on Cable Street in front of Te Papa – right across from the main entrance of Tākina.

There is bicycle parking outside the Wakefield Street entrance and also across the road at Te Papa. Find more bike racks here.