Getting to Beervana: Travel tips and where to stay

Heading to Beervana from out of town? Here are a couple of nuggets to help make your journey to the festival a little easier, so you can just relax and enjoy all the wonderful sights, sounds and good beer while here. 


If you’re coming up from the South Island on a roadie, cruising on the Interislander is definitely the way to go. Here are three very compelling reasons why:

  1. There’s a 10% discount for Beervana ticket holders on the Interislander, promo code is BTH231, just be sure to show your ticket on check in
  2. You can grab a seat on the special sailing, departing Picton on August 17 at 11am on the Aratere where you’ll not only get a discount, but be able to taste some beers from the team at Brew Moon on the way over
  3. You can try their Burger Wellington presented by Garage Project ‘Whiskey Rogue' burger on board.  This burg features brisket with cheddar, pickles and whiskey sauce. 
  4. Travel back in extra comfort on the 8:45am Kaitaki sailing from Wellington with booking in one of their premium lounges - it’s up to you if you want to have a quiet snooze, or keep the vibes going with complimentary food and tasty beverages! More details here.


Wellington Airport has easy bus, taxi and rideshare connections to the CBD, in normal traffic the trip takes around 25 minutes, but it will get heavier in the morning and evening peaks through the tunnel and around the Basin. 


There comes a time when crashing on your mate’s couch is not really an option anymore. If you’re looking for a spot that’s close to all the delights of Wellington's nightlife (and Sky Stadium) we recommend checking out the Oaks Wellington Hotel on Courtenay Place which is offering 15% off selected rooms for Beervana ticket holders, you can check out the deal here, use promo code BEERVANA2023. It is possible to walk to Beervana in half an hour, or simply grab an Uber and get there in just six minutes. Easy! 

As a general rule hotels and hostels in the CBD are walkable to the stadium, or a short rideshare away. If you’re staying in the city there’s no need for a car as you’ll be able to walk everywhere. If you’re staying further out there are good train connections from the Hutt and Wairarapa into the central station which is super close to the stadium.