Getting to Kelburn campus

Check your transport options for getting to the Kelburn campus on the day and look out for our student ambassadors who can show you where to go.

The main entrances to the Kelburn campus are on Kelburn Parade.

If you’re not sure where to start, enter through Gate 3 and come to the Hub. You’ll find lots of Open Day activities and student ambassadors (in STUDENT AMBASSADOR t-shirts) will be there to show you where to go.

By cable car

It’s a 10 minute walk from the cable car Salamanca (University) stop to the Gate 3 entrance of the Kelburn campus. See the Wellington Cable Car for timetables and fares.

From the railway station

Student ambassadors will be waiting near the main entrance of the Wellington Railway Station in the morning. They’ll guide you to our free buses going directly from Rutherford House, Bunny Street to Kelburn campus. Buses will be running every 15 minutes between 7.45 am and 10 am.

After 10 am you can hop on a looping bus that will stop at key Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington locations around the city.

By public bus

The 22 buses (Johnsonville, Mairangi, WellintonUni) stop on Kelburn Parade. See Metlink for timetables and fares.

By car

Due to the lack of parking spaces around the University and heavy traffic on the day, we recommend you don’t bring a car—however, if you do need to drive, there is limited parking 2-hour and pay and display parking on Kelburn Parade and Salamanca Road, as well as pay and display parking at the end of Waiteata Road.

From the airport

We provide a limited number of free buses to the University from Wellington Airport on the morning of Open Day. Our staff will be waiting by the baggage claim area with signs and information on where to go. Buses will be leaving at 7.30 am, 8 am, 8.30 am, 9 am, 9.30 am, and 10 am for the University. Allow extra travel time in your schedule, as traffic may interfere with arrival times. Seats on the buses will be limited.

Alternatively, you can grab a taxi or book a rideshare from the airport if you prefer to make your own arrangements.

On foot

If you’re planning to walk around Wellington, you might like to download this map showing pedestrian shortcuts to University campuses.