Introducing Kilbirnie, Rongotai and Lyall Bay



Is Wellington’s playground, with the aquatic centre and facilities for indoor and outdoor sport all year round. Combine your game with a quick and convenient shop, check out the craft and op shops, then catch a tasty feed from different world cuisines. You’ll leave a winner every time.



is where the work gets done. There’s a wide range of clever and creative people busily working away on furniture, vehicles, beer, and even ice cream. Plus there’s shopping opportunities big and small, from New Zealand’s biggest brands right through to crafty wee galleries and specialist outdoor shops. Explore!

Lyall Bay

Lyall Bay

Has Wellington’s Freshest Air©. Walk the dog, catch a wave, spot a plane. Don’t leave without enjoying fish & chips or an ice cream (or both!) by the beach. And if the air is too fresh for you, pop into a local café for fresh food and hot coffee. No need to rush home just yet!

Mural Walk

View Kilbirnie through an inspired artistic lens and experience a striking splash of colour. Go for a walk and join the Kilbirnie mural movement.

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Parking in Kilbirnie

It is free to park in and around the Kilbirnie shopping area although some areas, like Bay Road and Rongotai Road, have one-hour time restrictions. There is plenty of additional parking available on Coutts Street, Onepu Road, Tacy Street and Kemp Street without any parking restrictions.

Look out for the blue signs to see if any restrictions are in place.  For a downloadable PDF file of the parking map below click here.

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In addition - Countdown, Pak n Save, Warehouse Stationary, Rasch & Leong and Unichem all have free customer parking off Onepu Road.

Nearby the Ruth Gotleib Library, the Kilbirnie Recreation Centre and Regional Aquatic Centre also provide parking.

About Destination KRL

About the Business Improvement District (BID)

Destination KRL (KRL Business Association) is a local business organisation focused on developming and enhancing the success of Kilbirnie, Rongotai and Lyall Bay for the benefit of the wider community.

By uniting the efforts of local businesses, fostering a spirit of collaboration, and coordinating local initiatives, the organisation can help ensure Kilbirnie, Rongotai and Lyall Bay thrive into the future.

Destination KRL is funded by way of a targeted rate. It is important to note that only buildings currently paying commercial rates within the areas pay the targeted BID rate. The building owner pays the targeted rate, they then have the option to on charge it to their tenants.

Our Vision

  • The desire to create a unique, strong vibrant community in a high density city fringe suburb.

  • Profitable and successful businesses which are well supported by the significantlocal population.

  • Redefined to fully reflect the opportunities of 21st century urban living.

  • It is a place of exceptional lifestyle options and the location of choice for people to work, live and play.

Value Proposition.

  • KRL is Wellington’s poster child for embracing modern medium density urban living.

  • KRL is renowned for dynamic progressive thinking, new development and progress and has real ambition to be a vibrant place which embraces change.

  • KRL is explicit about its desire to be a flagship city fringe suburb for new ways of living, working and playing. We actively own the notion of change in a powerful, positive way.

  • It’s a place where we want people to aspire to live, work and play. It’s the place our future generations will want to be a part of, a place that sets an international benchmark for achieving balanced living in a 21st century city fringe suburb.

The Destination KRLCommittee – 2021/22

  • Jo Morris - Wellington Sewing Centre (Chair)
  • Ken Ah Kuoi - Ah Kuoi Lawyers
  • Richard Dalby - Wellingfton Airport
  • Jane Fahy - Real Aotearoa Gallery
  • Dean Galt - Pak N Savde Kilbirnie
  • Binay Jagat - Kilbirnie Liquor Centre
  • Angela Slaughter - Elements
  • Alex Terris - Kiwi Self Storage
  • Bruce Welsh - Rimu Architects
  • Sean Woods- Property Owner
  • BID Manager - Gary Holmes - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Marketing & Administration - Susie Jones - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Member Engagement - Martin Craig - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 The Executive Committee of the Destination KRL meets monthly on the second Tuesday of each month. All Destination KRL members are welcome to attend these meetings - just contact Gary Holmes for more information, and to register your interest.



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