Venue Information

Well, after an Opera House we were hooked on Big, Awesome and Ridiculous.

Kiwicon this year is again using the famous St. James Theatre - right in the heart of the Wellington CBD.

Positioned helpfully on Courtenay Place ( the street that provides most of Wellington's appallingly dressed nightlife) The St. James is world renowned for it's performance space. Ideal for dance, opera, musicals and cabaret, the website claims.
Turns out it's also pretty great for Hacker cons.

Like in 2013 at the Opera House it also has an on-site bar, but it also has an onsite cafe, and two onsite coffee carts. And a grand piano under the main stairs.

Last year we got permission to use pyrotechnics. Some of you may remember the terror (and awe) this created.
Given this years theme, we thought it approproiate to continue in this tradition...

Consult the map below for more details.


Wellington is located at the southern end of New Zealand's creatively named North Island (or Te Ika-a-Maui).
It is serviced by Wellington airport, located a mere 10km from downtown Wellington and Kiwicon. Wellington central is compact, with the majority of interesting bits within close stumbling distance. Taxis and buses are easily located.

International flights into Wellington are offered by Air New Zealand and Qantas. Virgin pretends to by virtue of codesharing with Air New Zealand. Jetstar fly domestically, but don't do it to yourself. You're better than that.

Train services into Wellington from the surrounding suburbs are effective when not broken, late or on fire, but long distance rail is largely a waste of time and money. Intercity buses and Ferries are available from other areas of the North and South Islands.


You could try one of the following places:

NameWild Zebra Backpackers
Address58 Tory St, Te Aro, Wellington
NameGrand Mercure Wellington Central City
Address130 Victoria Street, Wellington
NameAmora Hotel Wellington
Address170 Wakefield Street, Wellington
NameBase Backpackers
Address21-23 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington
NameVillage Accomodation group
AddressVarious locations, Wellington CBD

Here are a couple of other sites that may be of use when looking for accommodation:
Travelbug.co.nz - Accommodation in Wellington
Wotif.com - (search for Wellington / Wellington CBD)


Kiwicon Venues