Links & Tips

Churton Park

Wellington

New Zealand

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Churton Park

At Churton Park Village, just around the corner from 2 Derry Hill, you will find:

Simmer Cafe
Spices Indian Takeaway
Takeaway@Churton
New World Supermarket
Churton Park Pharmacy
Loyal Gift Shop

Eating options near to Churton Park (a five minute drive or less):

Cafe Thyme
El Porteño Cafe
Papa Satay House
Hell Pizza
Burger Fuel
Domino’s Pizza
KFC
McDonalds
Burger King
Shan Lee Takeaways (Chinese)
Daawat Indian Restaurant
Tulsi Contemporary Indian Cuisine
Johnsonville Shopping Centre

Metered parking in Wellington city costs $4 an hour with a maximum of 1 or 2 hours depending on where you are parked. If you want to spend all day in the city, it may be easier and cheaper to catch the Churton Park bus at the bus stop around the corner from 2 Derry Hill.

Metlink Churton Park Bus Current Timetable

The Tawa or Johnsonville train stations are 7 minutes drive away.

Kiwi Rail Links

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Around Wellington

Wellington is a compact city and easy to walk around and navigate. We recommend that you always take a jacket or something warm with you when you go out in Wellington though, even in summer! Although the temperature may be pleasant, you have to account for the wind that can spring up quickly and be quite cool – often straight off Antarctica. The weather forecasts can be quite unreliable too!

MetService Weather

About Wellington
Coolest Little Capital in the World
Discover Wellington: Wellington Information Centre
Events in Wellington

Transport
Interislander Ferry
Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry
East by West Ferry (to Somes Island & the other side of Wellington Harbour)
Private Wellington Transport/Shuttle
Wellington Taxis
Airport Shuttle

Museums & Galleries
Museum of New Zealand – Te Papa Tongarewa
Museums Wellington (includes Cable Car Museum)
Great War Exhibition – National War Museum
Museum of Wellington
Nairn Street Cottage
City Gallery
Southward Car Museum (Paraparaumu)
Pataka Art & Museum (Porirua)
Dowse Art Museum (Lower Hutt)

Government
NZ Parliament Tours
Government House Tours

Walks & Parks
Walks & Walkways
Wellington Wanders (Walks)
Wellington Botanic Garden
Percy Scenic Reserve (Lower Hutt)
Otari Native Botanic Garden & Wilton’s Bush Reserve (Wilton)
Makara Wind Farm (Makara)
Brooklyn Wind Turbine (Brooklyn)

Nature
Zealandia Bird Sanctuary (Karori)
Nga Manu Nature Reserve (Waikanae)
Staglands Wildlife Reserve & Cafe (Akatarawa)
Wellington Zoo

Recommended Cafes & Restaurants
Thistle Inn – NZ’s oldest surviving tavern & restaurant
Gear Homestead and Cafe (Porirua)
Seashore Cabaret Cafe (Petone)
The Sugar Trade – Sugar Free Cafe (Linden)
Fidel’s Cafe Cuba Street
La Cloche Cafe
The Backbencher Gastropub
La Bella Italia Restaurant (Petone)
Chocolate Dayz Cafe (Days Bay)
Maranui Cafe (Lyall Bay)
Chocolate Fish Cafe (Shelly Bay)
Scorch-O-Rama Cafe (Scorching Bay)
The Flight Coffee Hangar
Chow
The Library Bar
Prefab Cafe
Sweet Mother’s Kitchen
Monsoon Poon
Burger Liquor

Shops
Miramar Souvenir Factory Shop
WETA Workshop Cave (Miramar)

Golf and Mini Golf
Carlucci Land Mini Golf and Paintball Course (Happy Valley)
Pirate’s Cove Mini Golf (Porirua)
Ohariu Valley Golf Course

Cinemas
Lighthouse Cinemas (Petone & Pauatahanui)
Penthouse Cinema & Cafe (Brooklyn)
The Roxy Cinema & Cafe (Miramar)
The Embassy Theatre
Reading Cinemas

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New Zealand

NZ Official Travel Website
NZ Travel Tips

If you are visiting New Zealand and plan to drive, we recommend that instead of driving from the north to the south, that you consider doing the reverse. The reason for this is that most tourists pick up a rental car in Auckland and drive south, leaving a whole lot of vehicles in the South Island. This means that at certain intervals throughout the year there are very good rates for driving north as opposed to driving south as operators want to get their cars back to Auckland. It is worth asking about this before you book a car.

This website advertises car relocations, many of them are free:
TransferCar