The Mt Eden Village Centre
The Mt Eden Village Centre is located in the heart of Mt Eden Village in the beautifully renovated Methodist Church and Hall. The street address for the Mt Eden Village Centre is 449 Mt Eden Road, which is on the corner of Mt Eden Road and Ngauruhoe Street (the iconic red Circus Circus Cafe is on the opposite corner to the centre).
The Centre is managed by the Mt Eden Methodist Church Charitable Trust, a partnership between the local community, the Methodist Church and Auckland City. The Centre's vision is to support community participation in a broad range of activities, programmes and events. The organisers of Wellbeing Day Out are very grateful for the support of the Mt Eden Village Centre and also its day-to-day management team (Sallyann Hingston and Ngaire Malpass) who have been very helpful in the planning for our event.
How to get to Mt Eden
The suburb of Mt Eden is situated five kilometres south of the centre of Auckland City. It is a vibrant community centred around Mt Eden Village, a charming shopping area with many small shops, cafes and restaurants.
Events at the Mt Eden Village Centre can easily be attended by using public transport. There are bus stops within one minute’s walk from the Centre. Visit Auckland Transport here to plan your journey.
The Mt Eden Railway Station is on the Western Line and, normally, it would be easily accessible via a footbridge from Mt Eden Road. It is situated approximately one kilometre from Mt Eden Village. However, due to City Rail Link construction activity, the Mt Eden Train Station is currently closed (for around four years).
For those who choose to come to an event by bicycle, there are two conveniently located bike stands in front of the Centre.
Travelling to Mt Eden Village by car is very easy whether you are coming from a north, south, east or west direction. Mt Eden Village is located in the middle of the Auckland area and getting to Mt Eden Village is simple by using the motorway network.
The parking for the first 100 metres or so of Ngauruhoe Street is limited to P60 from Monday to Sunday between 8.00am and 6.00pm. Further along the street (ie, beyond the parking zone), it is unlimited if you can get a space (however the residents do use a lot of them). There is paid parking in the nearby Essex Road Carpark which is $1.00ph for the first two hours, increasing to $2.00ph thereafter with no time limit (the first 10 minutes of paid parking is free). Most surrounding streets have restricted free parking of either P60, P120 or P180 (there are quite a few P180 car parks at the end of Poronui Street). To get all day free parking, you are generally looking at about a 10 minute walk eg, from part way down Valley Road, part way down Grange Road, or in streets like Owens Road, Epsom Avenue, Cecil Road and Marama Avenue.
There are two mobility car parks located at the main entrance at 2 Ngauruhoe Street. The disability ramp is right beside the car parks allowing easy access to the centre by wheel chair.