Getting there


Catching Public Transport


Update in November

Closed bus stops

Update in November


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 22 November to 12 midnight Sunday 24 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

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 all the way to the Supreme Court and the Bowen/Whitmore streets.