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.


Find out your public transport options to get to Aotea Square and Queen Street for the 18th Auckland Diwali Festival.

Date: Saturday 12 October and Sunday 13 October 2019 Location: Aotea Square and Queen Street, Auckland

Auckland's Diwali Festival celebrates Indian’s vibrant culture and brings the sights, sounds, tastes and energy to the heart of Auckland. Across both days audiences can expect to enjoy a wide range of more than 100 different Indian dance and music performances, from contemporary, traditional, classical or folk, featured on the Aotea and Queen Street stages, or as part of the pop-up street performances.  There are more than 60 street stalls, offering a myriad of fresh flavours, exotic spices and aromas, handmade crafts and jewellery, from all corners of India.  

More information can be found here


Regular services arrive to and leave from the city to destinations across Auckland. Final services are in general between 11pm and 12am (midnight). For specific service times please check using the Journey Planner.

Note: Queen Street between Mayoral Drive and Wellesley Street will be closed, visit Temporary bus stop closures on Queen St due to Diwali Festival to find out what stops are affected by the closure.

Normal fares/passes apply for bus services.


Train services terminate at Britomart train station located at the downtown end of Queen Street, it is an approximate 15 to 20 minutes walk to Aotea Square.

Normal fares/passes apply for train services.

Sunday 13 October 2019

On Sunday 13 October, there will be planned rail works affecting the Southern and Eastern lines.

The Southern line will run to a special 30 minute train timetable between Britomart and Papakura. Eastern line trains will operate from Britomart to Sylvia Park, with rail bus connections from Panmure Station to Manukau.


The Downtown Ferry Terminal is a 15 to 20 minute walk to/from Aotea Square.

Normal fares/passes apply for ferry services. For specific service times please check by using the Journey Planner.


The Downtown Ferry Terminal is a 15 to 20 minute walk to/from Aotea Square.

Need more information? 

Find event information and the festival programme

Find out about bus stop closures on Queen Street due to the event.

Find out about road closures and parking restrictions for Diwali

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