Hosted by Kadampa Meditation Centre Auckland at the Ellen Melville Centre

The  New Zealand Dharma Celebration will be hosted by Kadampa Meditation Centre Auckland at The Ellen Melville Centre. It is located in Freyberg Place, opposite the Metropolis, right in the heart of Auckland City. Located   in the central city surrounded by  parks, galleries, restaurants and shops  and close to many hotels and hostels  it is the perfect location for  enjoying inner peace in the heart of the city. Kadampa Meditation Centre Auckland   will host the post -festival retreat at their centre in Mount Eden village with easy links  to the city centre and transport routes. The  centre holds   a range of meditation classes, courses and events, suitable for everyone.


The Ellen Melville Centre  is located in 1 Freyberg Place, Auckland Centre 1010. It is only a 2-minute walk to Queen Street and to Albert Park, and is very well connected by public transport.

By public transport

For those coming on public transport  there are a range of  options available. More information.

Buses go between the airport and the City every 10 minutes ($18 each way). Visit SkyBus for more information.

To order a taxi call either Co-op taxis  on 09 3003000 or  Green Cabs on 0800 46 47336. Cost is approximately $ 65 -$80

Uber is also now available from the airport to the city and return.

Car Parking

There is limited street car parking close to the venue. We recommend either The Chancery Car Park ($5/day weekend rate) or Victoria Street Car park ($2/hour), less than 5 mins from the venue.