About Ngaio/ Crofton Downs

Ngaio and Crofton Downs are adjoining suburbs in the northern suburbs of Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. They are surrounded by hills, many of them clad in native bush, but are only about ten minutes from central Wellington by car, bus or train.

Ngaio has a village-like atmosphere, with a library, town hall, schools, cafes, a supermarket, shops, parks and walking tracks. The Crow’s Nest, Mt Kaukau and a reservoir are special features on the skyline.

Crofton Downs is a newer suburb, with a cafe, supermarket, hardware and garden stores. It is bordered by parks and reserves.

The Ngaio area in the 2006 census included parts of Crofton Downs, and showed:

  • Nearly a quarter of Ngaio residents are under 15 years old
  • 70% of Ngaio adults have a tertiary or trade qualification
  • 45% of Ngaio adults are in ‘professional’ occupations
  • 60% of Ngaio households own their homes

Walking tracks

Ngaio and Crofton Downs have many excellent walking tracks.
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Community and services

Information on rubbish and recycling, public transport, parks and reserves, the library and town hall, local MPs and councillors, schools, early childhood education and childcare, sport and community groups, and local businesses.
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Civil Defence

How will Ngaio and Crofton Downs get through a natural disaster?
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A short history of the Ngaio and Crofton Downs area.
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Future developments

What developments are planned for Ngaio and Crofton Downs?
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Recent and historical photos of Ngaio and Crofton Downs.
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