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Step into the heritage end of Jackson Street. Take in the colonial style buildings that echo a bygone era.

Here you’ll find an eclectic range of thoroughly modern businesses – specialty shops and fashion boutiques, cafés, bars, restaurants and movie theatres. Walk further, to the west end of the street, and you’ll find large format retailers offering big brands at keen prices. Jackson Street – the complete shopping, entertainment and food destination, where there’s always something special.

So come and visit our village of Petone - we're only a 10 minute drive from the Wellington CBD.

BUS: from Wellington to Petone you can catch either: the Airport Flyer, no. 81 or no. 83; Buses from Upper Hutt: no. 110 (goes through Lower Hutt); Buses from Nae Nae: no: 130 (also goes through Lower Hutt).

TRAIN: trains from the Hutt Valley line and the Melling line stop at Petone Railway Station.  Jackson Street is right across the road from the station so it's only a 1 minute walk until you hit the first shop!

PARKING: all Petone streets have FREE parking - Jackson Street (main street) does have free parking but times are limited.  Parking areas are also behind Petone Library (entrance via Britannia St or Richmond St); Beach Street (opposite the Light House Cinema); or off Elizabeth Street.

HISTORY: look at our plaques on some of our buildings, plaques along the Walk of Champions, and soak in our heritage as Petone is the home of NZ's first English settlers and NZ's first planned settlement!  We have events planned all of September - NZ's Heritage Month.

JACKSON STREET PROGRAMME - OFFICE HOURS: the JSP office is open Monday-Friday generally 9am-3pm but hours may vary: Historic Police Station, 274b Jackson Street.

OLD JAIL MUSEUM: is behind the JSP office, and is open during JSP office times.  

VISITOR INFORMATION: the JSP office also operates a small Visitor Information Centre, so pop-in - we'd love to see you!

** NEW ** Tour Petone app

Tour Petone - Jackson Street Programme's new app - where you can Discover Historic Petone (more tours will be added soon). The app is now available to download on both android and apple devices:


Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tour-petone/id1166368185…

This year the Jackson Street Programme celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the WALK OF CHAMPIONS 


 Read more about our special street