Come Visit Us
Karori, located at the western edge of Wellington, is 4 km and a 10-minute drive from the city centre and is one of New Zealand's biggest suburbs, with a population of over 14,000 at the time of the 2013 census
Visit Karori By Bus
There is a bus services that can take passengers to or near the airport.
Route 2 Karori-Wellington-Hataitai- Seatoun - is a regular bus service. It travels between Karori and Seatoun via the central city, Hataitai, Kilbirnie, and Miramar.
From the city towards Wellington airport, ensure that you catch the bus on its way to Seatoun. It will take you within 10 minutes’ walk of the airport; just get off on Broadway (Stop 6033) .To leave the airport, board at Hobart Street (Stop 7033). Use the Metlink Journey Planner to find the best way of getting to the airport and how much it will cost.
Departing from Ghuznee St or The Terrace the #18e bus (Miramar-Newtown-Kelburn-Karori) leaves hourly and takes approximately 15 minutes to the Karori town centre.
Departing from Courtenay Place, the #21 us (Courtenay Place-Kelburn-Karori (Wrights Hill)) leave every 15-30 minutes and takes approximately 25 minutes to the Karori town centre.
Journey Planner-plan to trip to Karori town centre https://www.metlink.org.nz/#plan
Visit KaroriBy Car
Driving south from State Highway 1
Follow State Highway 1 to Hawkestone St in Thorndon, Wellington.
Take the Hawkestone Street exit from State Highway 1
Take Tinakori Rd, Glenmore St and Chaytor St to Karori Rd in Karori
Driving from the airport
Follow Stewart Duff Dr to Moa Point Rd
Continue on Moa Point Rd to Lyall Bay
Continue on Tirangi Rd to Kilbirnie
Take State Highway 1, Aro St and Raroa Rd to Karori Rd in Karori
Visit By Uber
Coming to Karori by Uber will cost you approximately $15 from the central city and about $30 from Wellington airport.
Visit By foot
It is about a 5-6km walk from Wellington city to Karori-a lovely gentle climb up past the Botanical Gardens then a steeper climb up Karori Hill. A great walk on a nice day for those with a good level of fitness.
Karori Free Parking
All parking both on-street and off-street parking is free of charge in Karori. Be aware of any time restrictions in some areas but enjoy the numerous parking options in Marsden Village (off street parking just in behind the shops at the Marsden Village traffic lights) and down Karori Road and side streets around the town centre.