Intelligent & Informed

24th International Conference of Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia

Monday, 15th – Thursday, 18th April, 2019

Victoria University of Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand

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Faculty of Architecture & Design
Victoria University of Wellington
139 Vivian Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Getting to Wellington:
Most international flights will land in Auckland or Christchurch. Passengers must claim baggage and clear immigration, customs and quarantine. You must declare all details of your luggage!

Flights that transfer in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney or Melbourne fly direct to Wellington. NOTE: You must have a valid Australian visa - even if you transit only.



You must have a valid visa to enter New Zealand. Some countries enjoy visa waivers. Please contact us if you need an invitation letter for visa or other purposes via:

More info about visas can are here.

Arriving at VUW Te Aro Campus


Bus: Buses (number 91) runs from Wellington Airport into Wellington CBD every 20 minutes. The closest stop to the Te Aro, Architecture + Design campus is on Courtenay Place. From there, it is a short walk down Courtney Place, turning left onto Taranaki Street. Continuing down Taranaki Street till you turn right onto Vivian Street where the campus is located.

Tickets can be bought on the bus with cash. (9.00 NZD to Courtenay Place)


Airport Taxi or Shuttles: There are normally plenty of taxi cabs available at the entrance of the Airport. Look for driver and/or taxi id for validity and legitimacy of service.

Taxi fares from airport to city can range between 30.00 - 40.00 NZD. 


Uber: You will need to download the Uber app to book a car. Uber is a car sharing service that may be cheaper than a taxi service depending.

Uber fares to the Te Aro Campus may vary on different factors (current demand, traffic, etc) so check the price estimator on the app before booking.


Car: Please ensure your hotel or other accommodation provides car parking or areas for you to park your car while you are at conference. Check GPS services such as Google Maps or ask car rental services if they are able to provide GPS hardware for best routes to your accommodation or campus.


The closest hotel to the Te Aro campus is CQ Hotel which is across the road. CQ offers sheltered car parking facilities for those with rental or private cars. You must book early!

There are many other hotels via WellingtonNZ and Airbnb in options in Wellington. All are very good connected to the Te Aro Campus via public bus routes.


Wellington is the small, windy yet charming capital of New Zealand. Home to Victoria University and CAADRIA 2019, there are plenty of other things for you to discover during your time in Wellington. Come find and enjoy the quirky things that makes Wellington our home.


New Zealand holds many natural and cultural attractions whether it is the Geysers in Rotorua, to Wine Tasting on Waiheke or action packed activities in Queenstown; there is no shortage of adventure or beautiful scenery. Discover what New Zealand has to offer you to make your trip to CAADRIA 2019 that much more memorable.


We wish you all the safest of travels and look forward to seeing you in Wellington for Intelligent and Informed, CAADRIA 2019.



Faculty of Architecture & Design
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600, 6140 Wellington, New Zealand
P: +64 4 463 6095