CubaDupa is held on the last weekend of March in a completely pedestrianised Cuba Precinct, in Wellington, NZ.
If you’re a local just head on down to the Cuba Precinct in the centre of Te Aro. Follow the magic and enter the portal to CubaDupa. If you’re coming from further afield than Wellington, there are plenty of ways to get here as well as some hot transport tips.
Scan a scooter.
Embrace the E-Scooter. Riding an electric scooter to CubaDupa is pretty epic and convenient!
Bring your Bike.
Pōneke is compact and easy to get around on a bike or if you’re feeling fancy, an e-bike. If you don’t own a bike, why not hire one? Try Switched on Bikes: https://switchedonbikes.co.nz/.
Fly In style.
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 of 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 Inter-Islander and Bluebridge for times and prices.
Take the Bus.
No worries about parking and rather than driving in traffic, you can use the time that to plan your schedule for the day. We encourage bussing to CubaDupa! 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.
Pat on the back for you, if you come to CubaDupa with a full car. Save your petrol! Sharing rides has a major environmental benefit as well just having less cars on the roads and hopefully more parking spots in the city. Car pooling is cool! Note that parking in the city will be very hard to come by on the festival weekend, and we do recommend taking a bus, train, walking, or cycling in as easier options.
If you’re staying in the city, we recommend our incredible partners, Naumi Studio for your accommodation needs and be located in the heart of CubaDupa.