Wellington Sky Show Fireworks

9 November 2013, 9pm
Wellington Harbour

Wellington’s Sky Show illuminating the sky over Wellington Harbour with its 12-minute fireworks display.

Using the iconic floating crane Hikitia to create a breathing-taking exhibition, the fireworks show is set to a soundtrack by local and internationally-renowned drumming and percussion group Strike.

To listen to the synchronised soundtrack, tune in to Classic Hits (90.1 FM) and ZM (90.9FM).

There will be food vendors, and family entertainment such as face painters and fire jugglers along the waterfront, so come down early. With the Hikitia being part of this years show, we have crew from the Maritime heritage Trust of Wellington collecting donations for the steam powered floating crane.

We suggest you catch the bus or train - or walk into town - to avoid gridlocked traffic. Traffic may well come to a complete standstill. There will be large numbers of parking wardens on patrol - any illegally or dangerously parked vehicles will be towed. Also for safety reasons, Police will be proactively enforcing no stopping anywhere on the State Highway between Petone and Wellington.

If you’re unable to make it into town to watch the fireworks display, the Metservice will be streaming it live:
Wellington - MetService

If it's bad weather, the Sky Show will be held on Sunday 10 November. 

For updates:

  • tune in to ZM 90.9 or Classic Hits 90.1
  • follow us on Facebook or Twitter

Traffic restrictions

Stopping is prohibited anywhere on the highway between Petone and Wellington.

Oriental Parade and Evans Bay Parade will be closed to city-bound traffic from 7pm - 10pm so emergency vehicles can quickly access the area if needed.

Evans Bay Parade will be closed to through traffic (residents’ access only) at the Cobham Drive intersection from 7pm - 10pm. There will be large numbers of parking wardens on patrol - any illegally or dangerously parked vehicles will be towed.

To control traffic on Mt Victoria, Alexandra Road will be closed at the intersection with Constable Street in Newtown once the maximum safe parking capacity is reached. There will also be parking restrictions around the lookout along Alexandra Road, and a one-way traffic flow will be in place on the roads around the lookout. 

Harbour restrictions

This year's fireworks display will be from the floating crane “Hikitia”, a barge and two pontoons (the vessels) anchored in Lambton Harbour. Note that there will be cables running between barges. The display will run from 9 - 9.15pm. A safety exclusion zone will be in place from 8pm until 10pm - see map.

Police, Coastguard and Harbourmaster’s vessels will be monitoring the area so please cooperate with their requests.