Getting to the festival

Aotea Square can be easily reached from any part of the city, by foot, bike, car or public transport. Located right in the centre of the city on Queen Street, Auckland’s main shopping street.

Make your journey to the festival a hassle-free one by planning your trip beforehand.



The Auckland Diwali Festival is located right in the centre of the city, and is an 8-10 minute walk from downtown Auckland (Britomart Station).


Leave your car at home and try cycling to the Auckland Diwali Festival!

Auckland Transport and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development are working together to make the Auckland Diwali Festival more cycle-friendly. This year there will be extra bike racks available to supplement existing permanent racks.

Public Transport

Avoid the traffic and hop on a train, bus or ferry.

Public transport is the best way to get to the festival, whether it’s a bus, train or ferry. It’s often easier and quicker – and it helps make Auckland Diwali Festival a more sustainable event.

Regular buses and trains will drop you off within a short walk of Aotea Square. Plan your journey or download a timetable from Auckland Transport.


For those with pushchairs and wheelchairs, the easiest place to be dropped off to get to the celebrations is via Lorne Street, Wakefield Street, Greys Ave, and Myers Street.

There is also allocated event parking for those in wheelchairs, which will be located on Wakefield Street, in addition to Auckland Transport’s mobility parking on Myers Street and inside the Civic Car Park.

A few helpful tips for those with limited mobility:

  • There will be accessible parking and drop-off areas, the locations will be confirmed in early October on the festival map
  • Crowds tends to be their biggest from 6.30pm onwards at the food stalls and 7.30-9pm in front of the main stage
  • Accessible toilets are available on Rutland St