On Wednesday 14 November and Thursday 15 November the O (Orange Line) Queenspark to Halswell will run approximately every 10 minutes from the Bus Interchange. On Friday the bus will run to the Saturday timetable.
The bus stop closest to The Show is at the Halswell Shops. The River Turnstiles entrance to The Show is a distance of approximately 1.3km from here via Curletts Road. Cash fares are $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children for a single trip (normal Zone 1 Metrocard fares also apply). For more information visit www.metroinfo.co.nz
Red Bus is also running a service from the Bus Interchange that will drop commuters directly to the Showgrounds:
Thursday 15 November
– Departs from the Bus Interchange (Platform A) – every hour from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
– Returns from the Show – every hour from 10.00am to 4.00pm
Friday, 16 November
– Departs from the Bus Interchange (Platform A) – every 30 minutes from 9.30am to 4.00pm.
– Returns from the Show – every 30 minutes from 10.00am to 4.30pm
Prices are $5 one way for adults and $3 one way for children. Cash payment by Metrocard will be accepted (normal discount does not apply).
Information may change, please check with the appropriate service provider.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS & PARKING
Getting here by Car
Public parking during the New Zealand Agricultural Show is free.
There are three entrances to the public car park: McMahon Drive Entrance, Augustine Drive Entrance and Wigram Road Entrance (via an underpass, strictly cars only, height restriction 2.4m).
Please note: There is NO public parking available from Curletts Road.
The best disabled parking available at the New Zealand Agricultural Show is accessible off Curletts Road access (see map below). This grass field sits adjacent to a concrete walk way and is the closest site to access the asphalt from a public carpark. It will however require crossing a short distance of uneven ground before getting onto the asphalt. All disabled taxis are entitled to enter the Show grounds for drop off only (you must have a pre-purchased ticket available for staff to check).
Disabled parking is also available from the main public car park off Wigram Road, McMahon Drive and Augustine Drive. It must be noted there is a distance of at least 200 metres of uneven ground, grass and pathway between the car park and asphalt road within the Show. This land is a public park and the Canterbury A&P Association has no rights to lay asphalt down.
Due to limited space, a valid mobility parking pass MUST be displayed to access the disability parking spots. If a pass can’t be displayed, there is a drop-off point for Show Visitors with mobility issues at the Curletts 1 Entrance with direct access to asphalt pathways.
Getting here by Bike
There will be bike stands available for public use at the Lake Turnstile and River Turnstile entrances. Bring a padlock to secure your bike.
Getting here by Taxi
The official taxi company for the New Zealand Agricultural Show is Blue Star Taxis, phone 379 9799.
We will be uploading a map of the Showgrounds shortly.