ARRIVING BY BUS
No. 2 - get off on Glenmore St, near the corner of Bowen St - the Fair will be 80m down Glenmore St. No.14 - get off at St Paul's Cathedral, walk down Molesworth St, and then up Hill St - it's a 400m walk. Any Wgtn Station bus - walk up Molesworth St, then up Hill St - it's a 500m walk.
ARRIVING BY TRAIN
Any train coming into Wellington Railway Station will be within a 5-10 minute walk of the Fair. Just walk up Molesworth St next to Parliament, and turn up Hill St.
ARRIVING BY CAR
Parking is available in nearby streets, but will be tight on the day. Consider leaving the car at home and catching public transport.
Our priority for the Thorndon Street Fair is the safety of our fair goers and stall holders. With over 20,000 people in attendance, we work with Wellington City Council to facilitate appropriate road closures.
The following streets will be NO PARKING from 6.00am and closed from 7.00am on Sunday 5th December 2021. The streets will reopen at 5.30pm.
The streets are marked in black on the map.
Tinakori Rd, from Bowen St to Harriet St
Hill St, from Guilford Tce to Tinakori Rd
(NB The Fair area has extended along Hill St from Selwyn Tce to Guilford Tce in 2019. The Fair gate will remain at Selwyn Tce, as in previous years, and cars will still be able to access Selwyn Tce. The extension allows for a change in parking allocation. Residents’ parking opposite the British High Commission will be closed off on Fair day, but the adjacent bus stop will be available for residents’ parking. The number of parks will be much the same.)
Please remove your cars from the closed streets before 6.00am on Sunday 5th December 2021. Any cars left parked there after that time will be towed to Glenmore St.
There will also be no vehicle access onto Tinakori Rd or Hill St from Parliament St, Glenbervie Tce, Upton Tce or upper Ascot St (those streets are marked in blue on the map below).
If you are intending to go out during Sunday you would be wise to move your car out of the area beforehand. Once the road is closed, no resident cars will be able to drive through (emergency vehicles will be given access).
The Fair is the major fundraiser for Thorndon School.
We know it’s difficult to lose access, so we appreciate your patience and co-operation, and regret the inconvenience.
We will also be giving local residents notices in their letterboxes, and leafleting cars parked on the street.
If you have any concerns prior to the Fair, please email us at
On Fair day, please contact us at Fair HQ at the corner of Upton Tce and Tinakori Rd.
Fair Committee, Thorndon School
Alongside our fantastic stalls, drool worthy food trucks and fabulous family atmosphere, we have entertainment all day long, in the Premier House zone, and you may be in for a surprise or two in the main fair zones too!