• As experienced functions managers, the Te Papa team provides a robust template which covers all details of organising an event. Their support and attention to detail made all the difference in the smooth running and effectiveness of each conference – as well as the enjoyment of the organising team!
    Angela Ryan, Director, Mana Education Centre. 21 February 2011
  • As well as the impeccably able staff, the spaces that Te Papa offers for events are superb. The presentation of the spaces and amenities is of a consistently high standard which raised the sophistication and atmosphere surrounding our conference.
    Angela Ryan, Director, Mana Education Centre. 21 February 2011
  • Te Papa have a wonderful team of Conference and Event professionals, fantastic catering, and onsite facilities that are second to none. In choosing a venue for my clients I need to ensure that all will run smoothly, after all – it’s my reputation on the line. Te Papa is therefore a first choice venue for me.
  • The Te Papa team has the attitude that each Conference or Event is special and will therefore strive to make sure it is a success.
    Dean Bradley
    Director/Owner
    Convention Management New Zealand Ltd
  • We always receive such positive feedback from our delegates, who never fail to have a great experience at Te Papa. It's definitely a venue with a difference with an ideal central, waterfront location.
    Michelle Kane, Conference Manager, Conference and Events Ltd
  • Te Papa definitely has the WOW factor and helps attract delegates to conferences. The spaces are great to work in, the staff always extremely helpful and the food is first class.
    Louise Watson, Conference Manager, Conference and Events Ltd
  • The event went off without a hitch and the feedback from all who were there has been overwhelmingly positive. The overall experience with Te Papa has been wonderful - the planning and professionalism through to the execution cannot be faulted.
    Grant, Ellie, Shalimar and the GJ Gardner Team. 28 February 2013
  • We had our wedding reception in the icon room and we couldn't have asked for a better experience.
    Angela Prestidge - Bride
  • We had a wonderful experience holding our wedding at Te Papa! From the booking process to the big day itself, we found the staff to be most helpful, knowledgeable, and accommodating. We initially booked Icon at Te Papa for our reception but after realizing that our wedding fell on the same day as the Homegrown concert, we decided to hold our ceremony there as well. Glenn Lust did a fantastic job coordinating the day. He found a stunning space for the cocktail hour while Icon was switched over from ceremony to reception area. Meanwhile we took our photos in the beautiful backdrop of Te Papa’s pond, which was nicely secluded from the concertgoers. The food was absolutely perfect! Every dish was cooked to perfection and our guests still talk about it! Glenn and his team executed our vision perfectly and we are thrilled to recommend Te Papa to anyone looking to hold their party in a stylish venue operated by highly skilled and talented people!
    Julie Anne & Matthew

Getting to a function at Our Place 

Te Papa is easy to get to however you’re travelling. You’ll find us right in the heart of the city, in Cable Street on Wellington’s waterfront.

Find us on a Google map

By foot

Te Papa is within easy walking distance of the city’s railway station, major hotels, and central business district. We’re easy to find – just head for the waterfront.

By bus

Most Wellington buses, including those from the airport and railway station, travel along Courtenay Place, which is just a hop, skip, and a jump from Te Papa. Ask your driver for directions.

Tour buses drop off and pick up passengers at the Cable Street entrance. Parking for tour buses is free.

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 parking at Te Papa

By campervan or caravan

Follow the directions for cars above. The closest campervan and caravan site is Kumutoto & Wellington Waterfront Motorhome Park. You’ll find this next to the waterfront entrance, opposite Whitmore Street and the New Zealand Post building, Waterloo Quay.

Visit the Motorhome Park website

By taxi

There’s a taxi stand outside Te Papa for Wellington Combined Taxis.

Visit the website of 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

Toy, ’Truck’, Circa 1940s, H. E. Ramsey Limited, Auckland. Purchased 2007. Te Papa

Let us look after your next function: Call us on (04) 381 7272 or get in touch through our enquiry form.