How To Get Here
Wednesday 13 - Friday 15 November 2013
8.00am - 5.30pm
Canterbury Agricultural Park, Christchurch
For up to date show information phone 0800 800 970.
- Standard Service, all three days
On Wednesday 13 November and Thursday 14 November the No. 7 Halswell bus will travel every 15 minutes from Central Station (located on Lichfield Street) to Halswell Road/Coppell Place. On Thursday 14 November the No. 7 will run to the Friday timetable. The River Turnstiles entrance to the Show is a distance of 1.3km from here, via Curletts Road (click here for directions). On Friday 15 November, the No. 7 will run to the public holiday (Saturday) timetable, which has a frequency of every 20 minutes. Cash fares are $3.20 for adults and $1.60 for children for a single trip (normal Zone 1 Metrocard fares also apply). For more information visit MetroInfo.
- Special Service, Thursday and Friday
Details on the special service, direct to the Showgrounds, will be available closer to the event.
There are three entrances to the free public car park - McMahon Drive Entrance (via Wigram Road/Aidanfield Drive), Templetons Road Entrance (via Halswell/Lincoln Road) and Wigram Road Entrance 3 (via an underpass, strictly cars only, height restriction 2.4m). A free shuttle bus will run from the carpark to the Lake Turnstile entrance. Vehicles will also be able to exit the public carpark via Templetons Road and McMahon Drive on all three days. For travel directions, click here.
There is disabled parking available at all entrances; please display your mobility card and marshalls will direct you to the designated area. Please note that disabled parking is limited.
To plan your route to reduce travel delays visit Transport for Christchurch.
There will be bike stands available for public use at the Lake Turnstile and River Turnstile entrances. Bring a padlock to secure your bike.
There will be taxi stands outside the River Turnstiles and behind the Livestock Pavilion. The official taxi company is Blue Star Taxis, phone 03 379 9799.
For accommodation information visit the following sites -
For a street map showing where the Park is click here.
For directions from AA Maps click here.
For a map of the Showgrounds click here.
Health & Safety When Visiting the Show
Please abide by the safety rules and signs at the showgrounds and follow instructions from marshalls and show officials.
In the event of an earthquake emergency, please follow ALL instructions given to you by Show staff. Keep clear of buildings and structures.
Parents please ensure that children do not enter livestock pens or enclosures. Do not poke, hit or irritate animals. Be aware of stock movement when walking through the Livestock Pavilion. Please ensure that you and children in your care do not stand behind horses, cows or bulls. They may not see you there.
If visiting the Show with small children we suggest you write your cellphone number on their arm. Should they become separated from you, staff can then easily notify you. A Parent Centre and Lost Childrenís Tent is located on MacKenzie Drive.
A parcel and coat check is located in the Livestock Pavilion on Deans Avenue. Cost is $2.
The roads within the Showgrounds are open for emergency and Show vehicles as well as horses, cattle and other livestock, particularly around the Main Arena and the ANZ Lawn. Be aware of vehicular and animal traffic around the Showgrounds particularly if you have children in your care.
EFTPOS - EFTPOS is available at the main turnstile entrances to the Showgrounds. A cash out facility is located at the Treasurerís Hut Information Office on the Village Green ($2 transaction fee applies).