Access information for racegoers

The 36th America's Cup presented by PRADA features three events spanning December to March: The America's Cup World Series Auckland (17 - 20 December), the PRADA Cup (15 January - 22 February) and the main event, the 36th America's Cup Match (6 – 21 March).  

Auckland Unlimited and Be. Lab have worked together to ensure that people of all ages and access needs can experience the thrill of the 36th America’s Cup with ease. Our goal is for all events and activities to be inclusive and inviting to anyone who wants to get in on the action! 

Entering and accessing the America's Cup Race Village

The America's Cup Race Village is situated in the heart of Auckland's city centre at the start of Hobson Wharf. Open daily, this completely free public space will bring the 36th America’s Cup to life with local New Zealand food and beverage and dedicated performance spaces.  The Race Village will be open 15 December and remain open until the racing concludes in March, closed only on Christmas (25 Dec).  

Learn more about the Race Village and other ways to get in on the action.

  • The Race Village is located within two separate fenced zones. 

  • Entrances to the eastern zone are through Gate 1 (Eastern Viaduct at Maritime Museum) and Gate 2 (Intersection of Halsey and Jellicoe Streets), and the western zone is accessed through Gate 3 (Intersection of Beaumont and Jellicoe Streets). 

  • Designed to help people of all ages and abilities get to and from the action, the accessible map below outlines key features people with access needs may require to get to and from the Race Village, including accessible features, inclines and walking distances, stairs and more. 

Accessible features within the America’s Cup Race Village  
  • There are four existing public toilet blocks within the Race Village, each with accessible toilet facilities. The blocks are located at Eastern Viaduct, Karanga Plaza*  the playground near Silo Park* and by Silo 6*.  (* includes baby change facilities)

  • Additional temporary public accessible toilet facilities will also be available onsite. 

  • Service dogs are welcome with nearby access to grassed areas and water available.    

Parking and public transport information
  • Existing public car parking, including accessible car parking, will be available in the vicinity of the Race Village. Accessible car parking will also be available in the Jellicoe Street car park. Please note some parking will be restricted to authorized vehicles on Beaumont, Daldy, Halsey and Jellicoe Streets. 

  • There will be multiple accessible public transport options available including bus, train and ferry, and additional services will be running.   

  • The nearest bus stops are Quay Street / Lower Albert St, stop ID 1346 (approx. 150 metres to Gate 1); 63 Jellicoe St, stop ID 1061 (approx. 65 metres to Gate 3); 188 Beaumont St (approx. 30 metres to Gate 3). 

  • The nearest train station is Britomart (approx. 600 metres to Gate 1).  

  • The nearest Ferry Terminals are Downtown Ferry Terminal (approx. 350 metres to Gate 1) and Downtown Pier 4 (approx. 200 metres to Gate 1). 

  • Managed access will be provided for both taxis and rideshare services (Uber, Ola, Zoomy and Didi) with dedicated drop-off and pick locations.  

  • Although rideshare services such as Uber and Ola will be restricted from passing through the area, a dedicated taxi rank will be located in the Cup Village.  

Extra assistance and support while attending the 36th America’s Cup  
  • On your way to the Race Village, City Skippers volunteers will be your number one port of call if you need a hand - just look out for the teal uniform! Trained by Be. Lab, the welcoming team can assist with any access related enquiries and will be equipped with handy tips and practical advice. They can also provide physical guidance to key areas if needed.  

  • Once in the Village, America's Cup Event volunteers (Cup Crew) will be on-site in yellow.

  • If you're venturing outside of the city to watch the racing, we've also developed accessibility maps for Orakei / St. Heliers and Devonport / Takapuna to help you get to and from key viewing locations and activation sites.

Have an accessibility-related query?

An access hotline has also been set up to assist with any access related enquiries, whether it’s planning your trip in advance or a question while you’re onsite. Call 027 258 8523 and someone from the Be. Lab team will be there to help. If you have additional questions or need any further assistance prior to visiting the Race Village or other key venues, please complete the form below and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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