Street event road closures

Sometimes we close roads and restrict parking in order to host events around the city.

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Find out more about road closures and parking restrictions to help you plan your journeys around Wellington.


June 2021 

All Blacks V Manu Samoa kickoff - Saturday 26 June

Road closure - Bunny Street closed at Featherston Street end

  • No turn right turn closure Waterloo Quay southbound into Bunny Street, Stout Street no right turn into Bunny Street
  • Featherston Street left lane closure (Mulgrave to Whitmore Street) no left turn into Bunny Street

Post event road closure

Installed at 7.00pm

  • Bunny St closed at Featherston St end
  • No right turn closure Waterloo Quay, southbound into Bunny St
  • Stout St, no right turn into Featherston St and Bunny St
  • Thorndon Quay closed (Davis to Mulgrave Street closed (Aitken to Thorndon Quay/Featherston St) Featherston St closed (Mulgrave to Whitmore)

To be removed when pedestrian volumes become normal/manageable.

Traffic Management Fulton Hogan, contact: Kieran

Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon – Sunday 27 June

Road closure – 6am to 1pm:

  • Seaward lane closures, 2 lanes – Sky Stadium traffic lights south along Waterloo Quay, Custom House Quay, Jervois Quay to Cable Street
    NB: This is for the outward section of all races using tow of the three lanes until Jervois Quay, where it will gradually funnel down to one lane at Cabe Street
    NB: Residents, business owners, Te Papa visitors and market goers will have controlled access.

Seaward lane closures – 6am to 1pm:

  • Cable Street to Oriental Parade – 6am to 10am
  • Oriental Parade to Evans Bay Parade between Cable Street and Cobham – full road closure 6am to 12noon
    NB: Landward lanes for normal westbound traffic would be open by approximately 11am
    NB: Residents and business owners would have controlled access
  • Shelly Bay road between Miramar Avenue and Scorching Bay – 7am to 11.30am
    NB: Residents and Business wwners will have controlled access
    NB: Road closure ends North of Scorching Bay so public access to Café playground and car parking are unaffected. Marshalls will help residents access Herd Street from 7.30am to 11.30am.

Contact: Michael Jacques -


July 2021

Matariki – 6.30pm to 10pm, Saturday 10 July

Rain day: Sunday 11 July

  • Pedestrian management
  • Lane closure only
  • Oriental Parade, Alexandra Road areas

Contact: Sharelle Peck -


August 2021

All Blacks V Australia - Saturday 28 August

Time: 4pm, pre-event 2pm

Road closures

Pre-event, from 2pm:

  • Bunny St closed at Featherston St end
  • Stout St, no right turn into Bunny St
  • Left lane closure from Mulgrave St to Whitmore St
  • No left turn into Bunny St, southbound Featherston St

Post event, from 4.30pm:

  • Bunny St closed at Featherston St end
  • No right turn closure Waterloo Quay, southbound into Bunny St
  • Stout St, no right turn into Featherston St and Bunny St
  • Thorndon Quay closed (Davis St to Mulgrave St)
  • Mulgrave St closed (Aitken to Thorndon Quay/Featherston)
  • Featherston St closed (Mulgrave St to Whitmore St)

Traffic Management Fulton Hogan, contact: Keiran Cawsey


October 2021

Shelley Bay sealed sprint – Sunday 3 October

Road closure: 7am - 6pm

  • North end of Scorching Bay Reserve to Northern entrance of Shelly Bay Defence Base.


To be approved

Spring into Tawa - Saturday 30 October

Road Closure 5am - 5pm:

  • Main Road (Lyndhurst Road intersection and Surrey Street Roundabout)

Contact Miranda Denton-Smith 021 912 443

To be approved


November 2021

A Very Welly Christmas - Friday 26 - Sunday 28 November

Road closure: midnight Friday 26 - 10pm Sunday 28 November. 

  • Lambton Quay (Whitmore Street to Willis Street)
  • Ballance Street (Old Bailey side entrance to Lambton Quay)
  • Stout Street (Ballance Street to Lambton Quay)  
  • Waring Taylor Street (intersection Maginnity and Waring Taylor to Lambton Quay)
  • Johnson Street (Wilson carpark to Lambton Quay)
  • Brandon Street (halfway on Brandon Street to Lambton Quay)

Contact Jamie Wilson:

To be approved


December 2021

Johnsonville Christmas Parade - Saturday 4 December

Road closure:

  • Wanaka Street (6 am to 4 pm)
  • Dr Taylor Terrace (6 am to 1:30 pm)
  • Moorefield Road (between Haumia Street and Johnsonville Road roundabouts – 10.45 am to 12:00pm) 
  • Moorefield Road (between Johnsonville Road and Middleton Road roundabouts – 11 am to 12:30 pm
  • Rotoiti Street (closed to through traffic – 11 am to 12:30 pm)
  • Broderick Road (Phillip Street to Johnsonville Road – 11 am to 12:30 pm)
  • Johnsonville Road (from Fraser Avenue intersection to Moorefield Road roundabout – 11 am to 12:30 pm)
  • Frankmoore Avenue (between Earp Street and Moorefield Road – 11 am to 12:30 pm).
  • Moorefield Road (western side from Wanaka Street to Frankmoore Avenue). No Parking 6.30 am to 3 pm
  • No Parking 7 am to 1 pm - Bannister Avenue, Broderick Road (Bannister Avenue to Phillip Street)
  • Phillip Street, Frankmoore Avenue (Phillip Street to Earp Street)
  • Detour Route - Johnsonville Road, Fraser Avenue, Haumia Street, Bannister Avenue, Broderick Road
  • Other roads that may be affected - Phillip Street, Earp Street, Ironside Road, Middleton Road and State Highway 1.


To be approved

Thorndon fair - Sunday 5 December

Road closed 6am to 6pm

  • Tinakori Road (between Bowen Street and Harriett Street)
  • Hill Street (between Tinakori Road and Selwyn Terrace)

Contact: Alistair du Chatenier, email

To Be Approved

Khandallah Village Street fair - Sunday 12 December

Road Closure 5am to 5pm

  • Ganges Road (from Agra Crescent to Dekka Street)


To Be Approved

More information

Street Activities
Wellington City Council

Phone: 04 499 4444


Postal address: PO Box 2199
Wellington 6140