Parking and Transport - te tūranga waka me te ikiiki

Parking and Transport - te tūranga waka me te ikiiki

Please note: The Victoria Street West (from Federal Street to Elliott Street) and Albert Street intersection is temporarily closed.

City traffic can be unpredictable. We encourage you to factor in extra travel time if you are driving into the city or consider, where possible, taking public transport.

You can find out more here, or plan your public transport journey in advance here.

Public Transport

Visit Auckland Transport to see what public transport options are available for travelling to and from our venues, and plan your trip with Auckland Transport’s journey planner.

For major events: Free public transport is often available for big events at Mt Smart Stadium and Western Springs Stadium. Visit Auckland Transport’s events page to see if free public transport is included with your event ticket.

For children and families: With a registered AT HOP card, children aged 5-15 years can travel for free on Auckland buses, trains and ferries* on weekends and public holidays. More information at at.govt.nz.

* Excludes SkyBus services and Waiheke Island ferry services.

Auckland Transport City Carpark Availability

Last updated at .... Please note: During peak times availability can change quickly, please allow plenty of time to find a carpark.
For all public transport and carparking information, please visit Auckland Transport.

Parking at The Civic Car Park

Located beneath Aotea Square, entry is via Lower Greys Avenue off Mayoral Drive.

The Civic Car Park is closest to The Civic, Aotea Centre and Auckland Town Hall.

Click here for information on parking in the Civic Car Park 

As of July 2021, paper tickets are no longer required at The Civic Carpark. When you drive in, your licence plate number will be scanned and the gate will open. Once you're ready to leave, you can pay by entering your licence plate number via the AT Park app (note, you may need to make payment prior to entering the underground area to remain in range of cell phone service) or via a payment machine. Once your payment has been made, simply drive straight out. 

Automatic payment machines can take Visa, Mastercard, Diners card and EFTPOS payments, as well as cash.


Parking near city venues

Visit Auckland Transport’s Parking in Auckland webpage for information on locations, rates and closing times. 

For events at Queens Wharf, Downtown Carpark is a parking option approximately 800m from the venue. 

To download the Auckland Transport app click here


Parking in Takapuna

Visit Auckland Transport’s Parking in Auckland webpage for information on locations, rates and closing times.

The main car park next to the Bruce Mason Centre is operated by Auckland Transport and is located at 2 – 8 Killarney St, Takapuna. This is a Pay and Display park.

We recommend downloading and using the Auckland Council parking app to avoid lining up at the Pay and Display machines.
Please note the parking machines do not take cash notes however do accept coins, credit cards, Pay Wave and Apple Pay.

Parking Instructions

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 the ILoveTakapuna website


Mobility parking

At the Civic Car Park: during standard hours, the first 2 hours of mobility parking are free with usual rates applied afterwards. After 6pm and on weekends, mobility parking is free. Take your mobility card and entry ticket to a pay machine, and press the help button. There are 20 mobility parking spots available, with locations as below:

  • Level 1 opposite Aotea Centre entry doors - 5x spaces, numbers 244 -248
  • Level 1 opposite Aotea Centre entry doors (next to the yellow booth) 4x spaces, numbers 207 - 210
  • Level 1 Town Hall corner 1x large space, number 271
  • Level 1 Sky Metro corner 5x spaces, numbers 9-13
  • Level 2 Town Hall corner 2x spaces
  • Level 3 Town Hall corner 3x spaces

Information to note:

  • Vehicle height clearance is 2.08m 
  • The car park is underground, but well lit
  • Lift access is available from Aotea Square to all levels 
  • There are 6 electric vehicle charge points, located on level 1 
  • For more information about the car park, visit the Auckland Transport website

It is important, however, to remember that sometimes all our venues are filled with events. Make sure you have a backup parking plan. Killarney St car park has 6 mobility spaces available. The Downtown carpark building has 19 mobility spaces available. 

As of July 2021, paper tickets are no longer required at The Civic Carpark. When you drive in, your licence plate number will be scanned and the gate will open. Once you're ready to leave, you can pay by entering your licence plate number via the AT Park app (note, you may need to make payment prior to entering the underground area to remain in range of cell phone service). If you don't have the app, you can pay via a payment machine by inputing your licence plate number. Once your payment has been made, simply drive straight out. 

Visit our Parking and Transport page for more information.


Parking near stadiums

Public parking around our stadiums is limited. Traffic can also be a challenge for big events, with tens of thousands of people arriving at the same time. We recommend driving to a train station and getting a train to the stadium. Find more info at Auckland Stadiums.


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