Royal visit to Wellington

30 October 2015

Wellingtonians and visitors will have an opportunity to welcome back Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall during their first public appearance in New Zealand on this tour.

Map of Pukeahu park showing the different access zones for the Royal Visit to Wellington.

How the park will be zoned on the day of the visit


Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla will lay a wreath at the Hall of Memories at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wednesday 4 November at 4.10pm, joined by Prime Minister John Key and Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown.

Prince Charles will then unveil a ceremonial Commonwealth Walkway brass roundel, representing the next points on the Commonwealth Walkway. One roundel will be installed at the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park and another will be installed at the Parihaka Memorial next to the Dominion Museum building.

Wellington’s Commonwealth Walkway will join a network of cities across the Commonwealth that aim to inspire young people to begin walking more for their physical and mental wellbeing.

Wellingtonians are encouraged to join the occasion at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.  As hundreds of people are expected, please plan ahead and aim to get there early, especially if you want a good view of the visiting Royals.


Pukeahu National War Memorial Park is a ten minute walk from Courtenay Place. There will be a very limited amount of on-street parking near Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, however car parking facilities in the central city will be open. If you are planning to drive please allow extra time to walk from your car.

Mobility Access

We will be reserving an area for those with special mobility requirements.  Our Local Hosts will be on hand at the park to help direct you.