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Getting there

The carnival is spread across Riddiford Garden and the Civic Precinct of Lower Hutt. Parking can be limited so we encourage you to use public transport where possible.


The nearest train stations are Ava, Woburn and Waterloo on the Hutt Valley Line.

Each station is a 15-20 minute walk to the carnival.

Buses will be replacing most train services on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. 

Check for more information.


There are bus stops directly outside the carnival for these routes:
  • 83: Eastbourne – Lower Hutt – Petone – Wellington
  • 110: Emerald Hill – Upper Hutt – Lower Hutt – Petone
  • 130: Naenae – Waterloo – Lower Hutt – Petone
  • 150: Kelson – Lower Hutt – Maungaraki – Petone
Check for timetable information


The best opportunity for parking is the Riverbank car park accessible via Daly Street and Rutherford Street. There are 847 parks available at no charge. Security will be operating during the carnival. It’s a 5 minute walk to the carnival through the Lower Hutt CBD. 

332 paid parks are available at Centre City Plaza Parking Building, accessible from Queens Drive. The carpark will close at midnight each night during the carnival.

7pm Event starts with all ages entertainment on ANZAC Lawn
7-7.30pm Biggest Little Circus (main stage)
7.30-8pm More FM Dance Club (main stage)
8-9pm Band plays (main stage)
  • Friday: Superbad
  • Saturday: Jamie and the Gents
  • Sunday: Boutique
  • Monday: Tunes of I
9pm Band finishes
9.15pm Pre-fireworks entertainment starts
9.30pm Fireworks
11pm Event finishes

Te Whiti Riser Night Walk

Friday 28 September, 6-9.30pm
Te Whiti Park, Waiwhetu

Bring your family out for an evening of adventure as you explore Te Whiti Riser in twilight and after dark. See the sunset over the harbour, enjoy hot chocolate and return through stunning, spot-lit native bush. Make sure you pack a torch!  Bring a koha for the sausage sizzle at the finish, raising funds for Te Omanga Hospice. 
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Night Picnic at Percy’s

Sunday 30 September, 6-9pm
Percy Scenic Reserve, Maungaraki

Bring a family picnic for a magical night at Percy Scenic Reserve. See the glow-worms, enjoy the music, and take part in a scavenger hunt. Relax and connect with nature in our neighbourhood. Bring a koha for the BBQ, raising funds for Te Omanga Hospice. 
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Youth Glow Wild: Wainuiomata

Tuesday 2 October, 6-9.30pm
Wainuiomata Memorial Hall

A glowing night party for 10-15 year olds, with live DJ, dancing and glow-in-the-dark volleyball! Bring a koha for the BBQ, raising funds for Te Omanga Hospice and Ti Hei Rangatahi.
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Wednesday 3 October, 7-9pm
Lower Hutt Events Centre

Get your glow on and join us for a glow-in-the-dark yoga event with live acoustic music, fundraising for Te Omanga Hospice. Open to all abilities. For more information call 04 560 0305.
Get tickets from Eventfinda and join the Facebook event

Energise the Night – CANCELLED

Unfortunately, despite fantastic support from our event partners, the high interest level in the event has not converted into enough entries to make the event a success, so we’ve had to cancel. Participants who had entered will receive a full refund, and a VIP event will be held for them at Les Mills Hutt City.

Youth Glow Wild: Taita

Tuesday 17 October, 6-9pm
Walter Nash Stadium, Taita

A glowing night party for 14-18 year olds, with live DJ, dancing and glow-in-the-dark basketball! Bring a koha for the BBQ, raising funds for Te Omanga Hospice.
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