Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington

55 Cable Street
Te Aro, Wellington 

The Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, is located in the heart of Wellington, right on the waterfront. This landmark building, rich in symbolism and engineering feats – Te Papa is considered one of the safest buildings to be in during an earthquake! – was opened in 1998 and has been home to the EMPA New Zealand conference for the past four years. 

Easily accessible by foot, bus, ferry or e-scooter, Te Papa offers amazing vistas both inside and out. The hospitality of the staff and the comfort of their facilities makes this an ideal conference venue. 

Te Papa operates under the COVID-19 Framework currently in
place. Please refer to the Te Papa website for full details.

Getting there:

Te Papa is approximately 15 minutes from the Wellington airport by car. Other transport options available include bus, ferry, train and scooter. Find out more on their website – click here.


Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay

100 Oriental Parade,
Oriental Bay, Wellington 



Copthorne Hotel is offering reduced accommodation rates on their ‘Flexible Room Rates’ for EMPA NZ delegates. You can choose from a selection of Superior Rooms with City views, Superior Plus Rooms with partial Harbour Views or Deluxe Rooms all north facing with views across the Harbour. All 118 rooms have swipe card access, internet, balconies and hush glass reducing outside noise levels, ensuring guests benefit from a peaceful sleep while still staying in the heart of the bustling city.

EMPA NZ Conference Rates:
  • Superior Room with 1 x Double Bed & 1 x Single Bed at NZD$224.00 per room per night (city view)
  • Superior Harbourview Room at NZD$244.00 per room per night (partial harbour view)
  • Deluxe Harbourview Room with 1 x King Bed or 2 x Double Beds at NZD$294.00 per room per night (guaranteed harbour view)

NB: room upgrades are available. Discuss with the reservations team at the time of booking.  

All rooms are priced at twin share/double occupancy and come with complimentary Wi-Fi. An additional person is charged at NZD$40 per night.

Breakfast can also be added at time of booking at the special rate of $27 per head per day for a full buffet breakfast in One80 Restaurant. Please note: any breakfast booked on-site will be charged at the normal price.  

Rooms are subject to availability and must be guaranteed with a credit card at the time of booking. 


Check-In: 2.00 PM (1400)
Check-Out: 10.00 AM (1000)


Day Self-Parking: NZD$15.00 per car per day
Overnight Self-Parking: NZD$25.00 per car per night
Parking is subject to availability


To take advantage of this offer, book your room before 8 February 2022. Book directly with the hotel; email the duty manager, Sophie Lee –