OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD

Balfour Trading Co. is located at 11 Balfour Street, Mornington, Wellington 6021, within a 10-minute drive from the city and an approx. 15-minute drive (7km) from the airport, ferry terminal and railway station. We are on a regular bus route which services the city, Newtown, Island Bay and Brooklyn. Wellington, Wakefield and Southern Cross Hospitals are approx. 2km drive or a pleasant 15-20-minute walk away, Access to both the Southern and City to Sea Walkways is practically on your doorstep.

Berhampore

We are just a short walk away from Berhampore village where you can enjoy handcrafted breads, baked goods and superb coffee from Baker Gramercy. Over the road is Adelaide Trading Company Licensed Delicatessen for a relaxing breakfast, quick lunch or just a sneaky wine.

Newtown

You may either catch the bus at the door or take a pleasant 10-minute walk to Newtown. Offering a variety of cafes including Peoples Coffee and the Mediterranean Warehouse where you'll find all manner of tasty Italian morsels to indulge in.

If you’re visiting over the weekend, then the Newtown Market on a Saturday morning is a must visit. Located on the grounds of Newtown School they sell a variety of local artisan products as well as fruit and veg.

Enjoy an outing to Wellington Zoo which you'll find nestled in the green belt of at the southern end of Newtown.  They have over 500 native and exotic endangered animals including my personal favorites, the Malayan Sun Bears.

Island Bay

Well known for the Italian community you’ll find some of the best fish and chip shops Wellington has to offer in Island Bay. Enjoy a break at the Beach House and Kiosk overlooking the wild south coast or take in a movie at Empire Cinema and Eatery along The Parade. Revamped in 2015 they offer both mainstream as well as art house titles so something for everyone.

Pack a picnic and take the rugged walk around the south coastline from Red Rocks Reserve out to Wellingtons only fur seal colony at Sinclair Bay or alternatively take a guided 4WD Safari. There are several historic places to visit further around the coast. You’ll also get great views from the gun emplacements and lookouts that were build during the World Wars I & II.

Brooklyn

If you’re looking for a great, quality driven restaurant only a 5-minute drive away look no further than Salty Pidgin in Brooklyn. Their open fire makes it a cosy choice to spend the evening. They have a diverse menu and offer an award-winning wine list as well as seven beer taps featuring a revolving selection of local & international craft beers.The Penthouse Cinema and Cafe originates from 1939. They have retained the old fashioned charm and elegance of this era while offering a first class cinematic experience to moviegoers.Brooklyn is only a short walk through the lovely Central Park into the city. Several different tracks to choose from, this is a popular commuter route and has a mix of formal gardens, grassed areas as well as natural woodland and bush. And don’t miss out on the flying fox, located in the large play area.

Some of the local offerings