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Parnell Festival of Roses Parnell Festival of Roses

Find out how to get to the Parnell Festival of Roses at the Parnell Rose Gardens on public transport.

Date: Sunday 18 November 2018
Time: 10:30am to 4:00pm
Location: Parnell Rose Gardens in Dove-Myer Robinson Park

Use public transport to travel to this fabulous, free festival celebrating the magnificent Parnell Rose Gardens in Dove Myer Robinson Park. Lots to do, more to see, stalls, crafts and terrific entertainment, again proudly brought to you by the Waitemata Local Board.

For more information visit the Parnell Festival of Roses Official Facebook event page.


Parnell Rose Gardens is serviced by the 755 bus which travels between Britomart and Benson Road. You can catch the 756 from bus stop 7028 on Commerce Street by Fort Street and alight at bus stop 7468 on Gladstone Road which will be located near the Rose Gardens.

For the return trip to Britomart you can catch the same 755 service from bus stop 7655 located at 92 Gladstone Road just opposite the Parnell Rose Gardens.

Check your bus routes and times using the Journey planner.

Normal fares/passes apply for bus travel.


Catch the Southern or Western train to Parnell train station. From the station you can catch the shuttle bus service or walk roughly 20 minutes to Dove-Myer Robinson Park.

For scheduled train services to and from Parnell train station, please use the Journey planner.

Normal fares/passes apply for train travel.

For information about closures on the rail network which may affect your journey, visit Future works on the Auckland rail network.


The Downtown Ferry Terminal is next to the Britomart Transport Centre in Downtown Auckland. This means ferry passengers can easily change to a train or bus to Dove-Myer Robinson Park.

For scheduled ferry services to and from the city centre, please use the Journey planner.

Normal fares/passes apply for ferry travel.

Shuttle Service

This year Parnell Festival of Roses & Parnell Waiters Race are teaming up and thanks to the support of Renault we are offering a shuttle service that will loop Parnell. The loop will connect Parnell Waiters Race at La Cigale Market, Parnell Rose Gardens, Parnell District School  (who are offering event parking) & Parnell Train station. Further details to follow, please refer to the event Facebook page for more info.

Each shuttle stop will be clearly signposted.

Please note, this service is not a public transport service and any enquiries or feedback relating to the shuttle must be directed to the event organisers:

Parking, Mobility Parking and Drop-Off Point

There is very limited parking in Parnell. On-street parking around the area of the park will have parking restrictions in place. Parnell District school are offering a limited number of spaces for a donation towards the school and the entrance to the school is off Gladstone Road. Alternative parking can be found near Spark Arena and will require a 16 minute walk to the event.  

There will be very limited reserved mobility parking at the “Redwall” Function building entrance to the Rose gardens off Gladstone Road.  These spaces need to be booked by emailing and a event specific accessible parking permit will be supplied.

A drop-off area will be located at the Gladstone Road entrance to the park.

Published 12 September 2018 | Last updated 12 September 2018
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change