17 Rakau Grove
(04) 563 7193
The Monastery is about 35 minutes from downtown Wellington. Drive up the Hutt Motorway (State Highway 2) until the Silverstream turnoff (see map right). Turn right over the bridge. About 150 meters on there is a roundabout (not shown on this map). Stay in the right lane and turn right - onto Eastern Hutt Rd. You are now travelling south again (and should soon pass under the rail bridge) but you are on the other side of the river. Follow the signs to Stokes Valley. Turn left into Stokes Valley Road and drive to the top of the valley (4 km). Take the sign-posted left hand turn into Rakau Grove. The monastery is at the end - about 100m. There is on-site parking.
If you are coming down the west coast (SH1) and over Haywards Hill (SH58), turn left at the lights onto the Hutt Motorway and follow the route above.
The link to Stokes Valley is the #120 bus. This begins at Lower Hutt; Queensgate Shopping Centre. It terminates at the bottom of Rakau Grove - 100m from the monastery.
From Wellington Central Train Staion:
It is best to take the train to Taita Station. Cross the road to the shopping centre and catch the #120 bus.
From the Airport:
Take the 'Airport Flyer' (orange) bus #91 to Lower Hutt; Queensgate Shopping Centre and catch the #120 bus.
The trip takes less than one hour.