Museum of New Zealand 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. 

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 



Located on Wellington’s premier Oriental Parade, overlooking the stunning Wellington Harbour, Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay is the perfect base to explore the city. Merely 10 minutes away are the city’s shopping, commercial, and entertainment centre. including Te Papa Museum, Live Theatre in Courtney Place, and many of the city’s finest restaurants and bars. All 118 rooms have swipe card access, internet access, 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.

Rooms will be scarce in Wellington during October due to multiple public events. We have a handful of rooms available as part of a block reservation at the Copthorne oriental bay for EMPA delegates, which you can book alongside your registration. If you are interested, please contact us for assistance.

Deluxe Harbourview
Deluxe Room
    • Harbour views
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Ensuite bathroom
    • Tea & coffee making facilities
    • Air conditioning

Layout: 1 King Bed

Copthorne_weelington Superior Harbourview Double_w1000
Superior Room
    • City views
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Ensuite bathroom
    • Tea & coffee making facilities
    • Air conditioning

Layout: 2 x Double beds

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.  

Room upgrades are available. All rooms are priced at twin share/double occupancy. An additional (third) person is charged at NZD$45 per night. Email the conference Secretariat to discuss additional charges.

The Copthorne is approximately 8 km from the Airport.


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 and cannot be pre-booked