The National War Memorial is located on Buckle Street in Wellington city. It is a short walk from the Basin Reserve.
The Memorial is open seven days a week, Mondays to Saturdays from 10.30am to 4.30pm and Sundays from 12pm to 4.30pm. There are no admission charges to visit the Memorial.
The National War Memorial staff want to reassure people the Wellington landmark remains open to visitors during its current renovation.
The new Buckle Street diversion road opened on 25 January 2013 with new routes for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers as the Memorial Park Alliance moves towards construction of the new underpass. The intersection with SH1 and Tory St has re-opened, but drivers will no longer be able to cross between Tasman and Tory St. To access Tasman St, drivers will need to use the Basin roundabout and Rugby Street to get into Tasman Street. More details about accessing the National War Memorial are outlined in a NZ Transport Agency media release. Drive through access using 'old' Buckle Street is currently unavailable until July 2013 (however access to the National War Memorial is permitted).
The Memorial is closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day.
There is limited free parking available behind the National War Memorial for visitors and there is wheelchair access with a moveable ramp stored inside the Memorial.
If arriving by bus, use the Go Wellington services of 10, 11, 18, 21 and 47 services which travel along Taranaki Street. There is a nearby bus stop once you pass Buckle St.
View a short clip that provides a bird's eye view of the National War Memorial from the sky.