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  • About Karori

    Karori is a suburb of Wellington. It is located on the west edge of Wellington's urban area and is about four kilometres from the city centre.

    Karori is a Māori name related to snares. Māori initially used Karori as hunting grounds for various bird species.

    The New Zealand Company of London settled the area in 1840 as a separate community. In 1891 it became a borough with settlement continuing further following the construction of the Karori Tunnel in 1901.

    In 1920 Karori amalgamated with Wellington City.

    Karori is a beautiful suburb with access to Karori Wildlife Sanctuary; one of New Zealand's highest acclaimed wildlife sanctuaries. The oldest cemetery of New Zealand is situated in Karori, as is Wrights Hill Fortress; a network of tunnels and gun emplacements.

    Futuna Chapel is also in Karori and is one of New Zealand's best known pieces of 20th century architecture.

    The Karori main stretch contains a shopping mall, a public library, a café and other amenities such as a dairy and takeaways. Karori has a distinct community feel.


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Address 54 Homewood Crescent
Karori Wellington
Mobile 021469829
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10:00am - 5:00pm