Sunday 28 October, 9am - 1pm


1.4km of new possibilities

Some of Wellington's streets will be opened up for people and closed to cars along a 1.4km route in the central city, between Hunter Street and Jessie Street.

Take this opportunity to experience your city in new ways. Te Ara Tapere ki Pōneke, which means pathway of fun and community in Wellington, is a free, active event for everyone.

People of all ages and abilities can take over the streets and walk, play, ride and roll in places where it's not usually safe or possible. There's no official start or finish - you can travel the route in either direction or join at any point.

Community groups will be running activities that anyone can have a go at. Some of these will be at our activity hubs and you'll find lots of other things to try along the way. Have a go at saying hello in te reo Māori or Arabic, outdoors yoga, a kids' scooter obstacle course, or making your own reusable bag.

We're also inviting businesses along the route to be out on the street, even if they don't usually open on a Sunday.

The streets that make up the route will be closed from 6am to 3pm on Sunday 28 October.

Open Streets events are held regularly in other cities around the world. Here in Wellington, we're giving it a go for the first time in the central city. 

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Businesses & Te Ara Tapere ki Pōneke

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Route and activity hubs

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Be involved

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About Open Streets