Travelling for cancer treatment

Bowen Icon Cancer Centre, Wellington

Female cancer patient undergoing treatment at Bowen Icon Cancer Centre

We understand that organising your cancer treatment can be overwhelming, especially when travelling away from your home or whānau. To help make your time at Bowen Icon Cancer Centre as seamless and comfortable as possible, we’ve summarised key information on how to get to our centre and local accommodation options 

Getting to our centre

Bowen Icon Cancer Centre is located on-site at Bowen Hospital, 98 Churchill Drive, Crofton Downs Wellington 6035.

By car 

Our centre is a 30-minute drive from Wellington Airport in off-peak traffic. Free on-site parking is available for patients. 

By public transport 

The nearest train station is Crofton Downs – 650 meters from the centre. The nearest bus stop is Stop 4137 on Churchill Drive, a two-minute walk away. Trains and buses go from both the city centre and Johnsonville.  

Visit or phone 0800 801 700 for information on timetables. 

Accommodation options


Best Western Wellington 

A short walk from Johnsonville train station or a 10-minute drive to Bowen Icon Cancer Centre. Self-catering options are available. 



A network of private homes offering respite for individuals in need. Certified Hosts have a spare room and the willingness to make a difference – offering a not only cozy bed, but companionship and time. The nearest location to Bowen Icon Cancer Centre is Karori, a short drive away.  


Gilmer Apartment Hotel Wellington 

Located in the CBD, the hotel is a 15-minute walk to Central Station or 15-minute drive to Bowen Icon Cancer Centre. Self-catering options are available.  



There are various Airbnb offerings in the nearby local suburbs of Crofton Downs, Ngaio and Wadestown. 

Make an Enquiry

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Understanding Fees

We work with you to ensure you’re aware of any out-of-pocket expenses and make sure there are no surprises throughout your treatment.
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Patient Stories

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Contact us

  • 04 896 0200
  • Level B3, Bowen Specialist Medical Centre 98 Churchill Drive Crofton Downs Wellington 6035