Getting to our venues

Getting to the theatre on time can be very stressful. Here are some tips and tricks to assist you and make your life easier from our Auckland Live team.

Need to know the best route to get to one of our city venues?  Find out what’s happening in Auckland’s CBD and with the City Rail Link from Auckland Transport.


Pre-paid parking at The Civic car park

The Civic Car Park has direct access into Aotea Centre and is also close to the Auckland Town Hall and The Civic.

A limited number of pre-paid parking spaces are available on Level 2 of The Civic car park, situated beneath Aotea Square. Entry is via Greys Avenue only.

You can only purchase a pre-paid parking voucher at the time you purchase your event tickets. You can also add a pre-paid car park voucher to an existing ticket order by calling the Ticketmaster Call Centre on 0800 111 999 or by visiting the Aotea Centre Box Office.

Please note: Pre-paid carparks must be purchased at least 48 hours prior to the event date.

Pre-paid parking is available from 6pm only. 

City Venues

There are a number of car parks near all city venues. Keep in mind that sometimes all of our venues are filled with events, so it’s good to have a backup plan. Visit Auckland Transport’s Parking in Auckland webpage or Wilson Parking for information on locations, rates and closing times. 

Mobility parking

The Civic car park has 20 mobility spaces available. Take your mobility card and entry ticket to a pay machine and press the help button for instructions. More information available on Auckland Transport's website

Takapuna (North Shore)

There are many parking options throughout Takapuna. Visit Auckland Transport’s Parking in Auckland webpage or Wilson Parking for information on locations, rates and closing times. 

Anzac Street car park offers pay and display parking as well as monthly parking leases with casual parking from $1.

  • First 2 hours - $1 per hour
  • Hours thereafter - $2 per hour

Monday - Saturday, 6pm - 8am: No Charge
Sunday and Public Holidays: No Charge
Motorcycle and Mobility parking P180: No Charge

* These tariffs are a guideline only and subject to change. Refer to the schedule of fees at the car park entry. For latest info, visit ILoveTakapuna website


Public parking around our stadiums is very limited. Traffic can also be a challenge for big events with tens of thousands of people arriving at the same time. A smart option is driving to a train station and getting the train to the stadium.

Western Springs Stadium

There is very limited parking around Western Springs Stadium. If you’re not keen to take the bus, pre-plan an area to park within walking distance. One of the great things about Western Springs is the location in the central suburbs – you might even be able to park at a friend’s house.

Mt Smart Stadium

There’s parking in the streets around Mt Smart Stadium and some enterprising locals open up their car parks for a fee where you can park at your own risk. The biggest key to getting a car park near Mt Smart Stadium is getting there early.

QBE Stadium (North Harbour)

Visit the QBE Stadium website for full public transport and parking information.

Public Transport

Visit Auckland Transport or download the AT app to see what public transport options are available from your house.

Free public transport is often available for big concert events at Mt Smart and Western Springs Stadiums - the price of using these is included in your event ticket.

With a registered AT HOP card, children aged 5 to 15 years pay just 99 cents for bus and train travel on weekends and public holidays. You can take up to five bus or train trips over a four hour period across any number of fare zones, with up to 30 minutes between each trip. Excludes SkyBus services.


For city centre venues, the best spot to meet a taxi is the Bledisloe Street car park at 24 Wellesley Street West.