Getting Here

CubaDupa is held on the weekend of March 27th – 28th in a completely pedestrianised Cuba Precinct, in Wellington, NZ.

This year, with the borders mostly shut, we’ll be welcoming those of you already in the country. If you don’t know how to get to Wellington, we have some advice below. However, If you want the expert advice, or you’re outside of NZ planning for next year, then our good friends at WellingtonNZ have all the in depth details on their Getting Here page.

If you’re a local just head on down to the Cuba Precinct in the centre of Te Aro. Follow your ears, eyes and nose to the beautiful disruption that is CubaDupa.

If you’re coming from further afield than Wellington, there are plenty of ways to get here!

You can fly.
There are daily flights into Wellington International Airport (one of our wonderful sponsors) from NZ domestic and regional airports. Wellington International Airport is a short drive, uber or bus from the city centre.

You can drive.
For you northern folk Wellington is right at the bottom of the North Island at the end SH1 and SH2 – you literally can’t miss it. Keep going south on SH1 or SH2 until you can’t go any further!

For you southern folk, same advice but backwards…and there’s a Ferry. Drive up on SH1 or SH6 until you hit Picton. Once there, you’ll want to jump on a Ferry over to Wellington and there you are. Make sure you book your Ferry in advance though! Check out Interislander and Blueridge for times and prices.

Take the Bus.
If you’re from the greater Wellington region or Wairarapa you’ll find local busses that will get you to Wellington. If you’re from further afield, the likes of Intercity or Naked Bus will get you sorted for that long distance journey.

Take the train.
The greater Wellington Region and Wairarapa have the luxury of commuter trains that go right up to Kapiti and Masterton, which will give you a regular service to get to and from CubaDupa. If you want to venture on the train from further afield, the Northern Explorer by Great Journeys of NZ is a great option!

If you’re staying in the city, we recommend our incredible partners, Naumi Studio for your accommodation needs. And for eating in the precinct, check out our Food and Drink page for the tastiest places to settle that grumble in your tummy.