About Wellington

About  Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand, is a little city with a big heart and the world's southern-most capital city.

"Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, sits near the North Island’s southernmost point on the Cook Strait. A compact city, it encompasses a waterfront promenade, sandy beaches, a working harbour and colourful timber houses on surrounding hills. From Lambton Quay, the iconic red Wellington Cable Car heads to the Wellington Botanic Gardens. Strong winds through the Cook Strait give it the nickname "Windy Wellington."

The city is home to many museums, theatres and arts festivals, including Te Papa Tongarewa (the Museum of New Zealand), the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and the biennial Festival of the Arts.

Discover Wellington

About Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington Law School

Tātai Ture

Tātai Ture tells the story of the Law School and its people, connecting the past, present and future generations of law students.
Take a virtual tour around the Law School and Law Library.

Wellington Accommodation

There are many accommodation options within walking distance to the Conference venue.  You can explore options at the following sites:





Hotels near the venue: Rydges Wellington Central, Intercontinental Wellington, Bolton Hotel, Sofitel Wellington

And a little further afield: The Shepherds' Arms Hotel in Thorndon.

Getting into the City and Parking

From Wellington International and Domestic Airport:

Signs to the Airport Express Buses are fairly prominent from the baggage claim area. The bus stop is tucked away beyond the taxi stands and drop off points. It can't be seen when you exit the airport: follow the signs and you'll be right. Payment by Snapper card, cash or debit/credit card. Cost from 1 April 2023 ranges from $3.98 (Snapper) to $5.00 cash/contactless for an adult one way.

Taxis and Shuttles to central hotels/accommodation and the train station are usually parked near the doors you exit the Airport from. Shuttles have the fare on the side of their vans. 

Getting around Wellington:



Lime scooters

Car Parks near the Law School:

Wellington Weather

August is still winter in Wellington! The average temperature for August is a high of 12 degrees Celsius and a low of 7 degrees Celsius. Average rainfall for late August is 60 millimetres and there are often freezing nights during this month. Sunrise is usually around 6:48am at the end of August and sunset around 5:54pm. We recommend dressing in layers!


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