Getting There

Catching public transport


There will be no changes to bus timetables. The following temporary bus stops will be used on Saturday and Sunday:


  • • Waterloo Quay – Between Waring Taylor Street and Ballance Street (All Routes)
  • • Whitmore Street – Outside the Supreme Court, opposite Victoria University Law School (Routes 3 and N3 only)
  • Southbound

  • • Whitmore Street – Outside Victoria University Law School, opposite the Supreme Court (route 3 only)
  • • Featherston Street – 131 Featherston Street, between Waring Taylor Street and Johnson Street (all routes)
  • • Featherston Street – 195 Featherston Street, between Grey Street and Hunter Street (all routes)

    Note: For more information, visit Metlink

    Please see: diversion maps

    Affected Services: 1, 2, 3, 7, 14, 22, 25, 52, 83, 91, N3, N4, N5, N6, N8, N66, N88

  • Closed Bus Stops:

    The following bus stops will be closed during the above times:

  • Stop #5010 – Lambton Quay at Cable Car Lane
  • Stop #5012 – Lambton Central – Stop A
  • Stop #5011 – Lambton Quay North – Stop C
  • Stop #5014 – Lambton Quay North – Stop B
  • Stop #5015 – Lambton Quay North – Stop C
  • Stop #5502 – Lambton Quay North – Stop D
  • Stop #5506 – Lambton Central – Stop B
  • Stop #5508 – Lambton Quay at Hunter Street
  • Trains

    Trains will be operating to normal timetables, with extra space to carry more passengers.

    Driving into the city

    Roads in the area will be busy, so expect delays. Make sure to allow extra time or use public transport.

    Motorists travelling north along Willis Street are advised to avoid the section between Boulcott Street and Lambton Quay, as there could be major delays in this area

    Road closures

    The Whitmore Street to Willis Street section of Lambton Quay will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 12 midnight Friday 23 November to 12 midnight Sunday 25 November.

    Deliveries during this period can be made by entering Lambton Quay via the Willis Street intersection. This access is restricted to between the hours of midnight and 9am.

    The following streets will be closed to through traffic:

  • • Western end of Ballance street
  • • Stout Street from Ballance Street intersection
  • • Waring Taylor Street
  • • Johnson Street
  • • Grey Street

  • You will still be able to access public car park buildings and apartments from Featherston and Whitmore streets.


    There will be no street parking available within the road closure area. Parking restrictions will be in place for all of the eastern side of Featherston Street to allow for alternative bus and taxi parking.

    You will be able to access all inner-city parking buildings. Clifton Terrace car park will also be open - it has more than 400 parks and provides easy access to Lambton Quay via the Terrace and Woodward Street.

    Mobility parking

  • • On Balance Street - next to the Wellington District Court
  • • Outside 35 Waring Taylor Street
  • • Outside 136 Featherston Street
  • • Outside 170 Featherston Street
  • Taxi stands

    The taxi stand on Whitmore Street has been relocated to Lambton Quay, next to the Law Society building.


    Lambton quay

    Midlands park - Lambton quay

    The iconic Lambton Quay is closed to all traffic for two days allowing A Very Welly Christmas to take over and provide the unique opportunity of roving the streets freely enjoying the shopping, hospitality and special Christmas activities. The event runs from The Old Bank Arcade, junction of Willis St and all the way to the Supreme Court on the junction with Whitmore Street.