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Spring Into Tawa Event Information

On the day


The event takes place on the Main Road in Tawa, in the Main Shopping Area (between the roundabout on the intersection of the Main Road/Cambridge Street/Lyndhurst Road and the roundabout on the intersection of the Main Road and Surrey Street).


There is plenty of on street parking in the streets surrounding the event. There is also car parking available behind the Tawa Community Centre in Cambridge Street and beside New World in Oxford Street.


Spring into Tawa is free to enter and enjoy.  In addition, we have a number of rides and activities in the Children’s area which are free.

Event Information

The Event Information Caravan will be located on the bus stop on the Main Road opposite Essex Street. Here you’ll find information about the event and will be where lost children and property can be collected.

Reducing our waste

We are focused on reducing the amount of waste that Spring into Tawa generates – and we need your help!  Bring along your reuseable shopping bags for your purchases, your keep cup for your coffee and your drink bottle for water.  There will be water bottle filling stations at the event.

Bus Route

Bus Route 60 travels between Johnsonville and Porirua through Tawa. On the day of the event, a temporary bus stop will be set up in Oxford Street opposite New World Tawa. This will replace the regular Bus Stop on the Main Road which is affected by the road closure. The temporary bus stop is a two-minute walk to the event.
Click here for more information on the route and the latest timetable

Train Service

The Tawa Railway Station, serviced by the Wellington – Waikanae Train Service, is a three-minute walk from the event.
Click hereClick here for the latest timetable.


There are three ATMs in Tawa (BNZ, ANZ and Kiwibank). All are located on the Main Road within the event area. Some retailers and stallholders may be happy to provide a cash-out facility. There is no event cash-out facility.

Lost Property and Children

Lost property and children can be located at the Event Information Caravan – which will be located on the Main Road, opposite Essex Street.

First Aid

If you need first aid, find your way to the event caravan or ask one of the Spring into Tawa volunteers (in a high-vis vest) for help.

Dog Friendly

Spring into Tawa is a dog friendly event – as long as they are on a leash and are not aggressive. Please ensure that your dog is well controlled as there are lots of people including children at the event.


When is the next Spring into Tawa?

Saturday 17 October 2020, 10am – 3pm

Can we get food and drinks at the festival?

Yes, as well as the wide range of fabulous cafes and food outlets in Tawa, we will also have some of Wellington’s premium food trucks and a great range of food stalls.

Where are the toilets?

Portable toilets will be available within the festival area (look for signage on the day). There are also public toilets outside the Tawa Library and in the New World complex.

How do I get to Spring into Tawa?

You can bring your car – there is heaps of parking. There is also a bus service to Tawa from Porirua and Johnsonville, or you can catch the train (get off at Tawa Railway Station – it’s a two minute walk to the festival).

Is this event accessible?

Yes, the event is held on the Main Road. Accessible parks will be available nearby.

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