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The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand 

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is New Zealand's national museum, located in Wellington. Known as Te Papa, or 'Our Place', it opened in 1998 after the merging of the National Museum and the National Art Gallery. More than 1.5 million people visit every year. 

The meeting will be held at the Icon Room, Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum. Te Papa is a landmark building in the heart of Wellington. It’s an engineering feat, rich with symbolism, and accessible to all. 

Dinner and cultural event

Dinner will be held at Te Marae, a unique venue for special occasions.  It features beautiful contemporary Māori carvings, floor-to-ceiling stained glass window, and requires minimum theming.  A dramatic, intimate space that lights beautifully at night to create an ambience both elegant and welcoming.  If weather permits, pre-dinner drinks could be served on the terrace adjoined to Te Marae. Another option for pre-dinner drinks will be in Signs of a Nation. 

Read about Te Marae at Te Papa.


Language will be English only.

Travel arrangements

For sponsored participants, WHO will arrange the itineraries and deliver economy class or excursion fare air tickets, if applicable. For any deviation in travel arrangements beyond those offered by the sponsors, including extended stay in the New Zealand, the participant will bear the additional costs, if any.

Participants traveling at own cost are responsible for arranging their own itineraries and purchasing their own air tickets.

WHO will confirm with each participant to monitor flight details.

People travelling to New Zealand should be fully immunised for measles. If you need additional vaccination, it should be administered at least two weeks before arriving in New Zealand. Please check https://www.health.govt.nz/ for further updates

All participants are responsible for arranging their own transfer from and to the airport.

Airport shuttle service 

The Ministry of Health is arranging a shuttle service from Wellington Airport to transfer you to your hotel.  A shuttle service will also be arranged from the QT hotel to the Welcome Function, and return. Please make sure that we have your most up to date itinerary (email to [email protected]) to avoid any inconvenience. 

Please look for a 'SuperShuttle' driver holding a signboard with 'APNEC-2 Delegation'. 

Hotel accommodation

Sponsored participants will be provided accommodation at:

QT Wellington

90 Cable St, Te Aro,
Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Phone: +64 4-802 8900

QT Wellington website

Self-funded participants options available:

Bay Plaza Hotel

40-44 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay
Wellington, New Zealand
Phone: Phone: +64 4-385 7799

Bay Plaza Hotel website

Copthorne Hotel Wellington

100 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay
Wellington, New Zealand
Phone: +64 4 385 0279

Copthorne Hotel Wellington website.

City information

Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, sits near the North Island’s southernmost point on the Cook Strait. Strong winds through the Cook Strait give it the nickname "Windy Wellington". Wellington is also the country's cultural capital and the third most populous urban area in New Zealand. Home to national museums, galleries and theatres, the city is at the heart of New Zealand’s arts and culture, and Wellington’s innovative film production and digital technology sectors have built a worldwide reputation. The city combines the sophistication, cosmopolitan outlook and global reach of a capital city, along with the warmth and personality of a village.

The link below provides a comprehensive guide to Wellington, including information on restaurants in the city.


Vibrant and uplifting, spring in New Zealand lasts from September to November.

Average daytime temperatures during spring range between 19 degrees Celsius (66F) in the north to 16 degrees Celsius (60F) in the south. Expect a mixture of weather – crisp, sunny days can briskly change to cooler temperatures with spring showers. 

Currency and rate of exchange

New Zealand's unit of currency is the dollar (NZ$). All major credit cards can be used in New Zealand, with Visa and MasterCard accepted most widely. 1 New Zealand Dollar equals 0.68 United States Dollar. 

Read more about New Zealand currency.


Participants are responsible for having in their possession a valid passport on arrival. All other participants are required to obtain a visa to enter New Zealand.

WHO will confirm with each participant to verify validity of the passport, passport number, and date and place issued.

For country-specific visa information, please visit the website of the Immigration New Zealand.

Further information or assistance

If you need any further information or have any questions please contact Nic Aagaard, Principal Advisor, Ministry of Health, the WHO or UNESCO.