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.
Pre-paid parking at The Civic car park
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.
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.
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)
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.
Free public transport is often available for big events at Mt Smart and Western Springs Stadiums. To see if free public transport is included with your event ticket, go to Auckland Transport's events page.
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.