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Event: New Zealand Agricultural Show 2019

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New Zealand Agricultural Show 2019

12 Nov 2019 6:01pm
Tue 12th Nov 2019 06:01 pm
Last updated
12 Nov 2019 6:19pm

The New Zealand Agricultural Show 2019 brought to you by the Canterbury A&P Association will be held from Wednesday, 13 November to Friday, 15 November. 

Opening hours will be from 8 am to 5:30 pm. 

This is a popular event so we recommend that those wishing to attend plan their journey, and to expect delays in the area.

Please remember this event will bring an increased pedestrian presence, including young children into the area. Please take extra care on the roads.

We expect that traffic will be busy on Lincoln Rd heading to Halswell Rd, as well as Curletts Rd & Birmingham Dr / Magdala Pl.  

For more information go to the event page The Show.

Traffic Impacts:

Traffic management will be in place during the event, please follow all on-site directions.

Wigram Rd: 

  • NO ENTRY north eastbound from Aidenfield Dr / Skyhawk Rd
  • NO ENTRY south westbound from Hammersmith Dr

Wigram Rd

Getting There: 

Public Transport:


On Wednesday 13 November and Thursday 14 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 1.3 km 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

Red Bus

Red Bus is also running a service from the Bus Interchange that will drop commuters directly to the Showgrounds:

Thursday 14 November
– Departs from the Bus Interchange (Platform A) – every 30 minutes from 9.30 am to 4:00 pm.
– Returns from the Show – every 30 minutes from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm

Friday 15 November
– Departs from the Bus Interchange (Platform A) – every 30 minutes from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm.
– Returns from the Show – every 30 minutes from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm

Prices are $5 one way for adults and $3 one way for children. Return $8 for adults and $5 for children. Family passes available for $18 (2 adults & 2 children). You can purchase tickets here.

Cash payment by Metrocard will be accepted (normal discount does not apply and payment can not make use of monthly pass, day pass, fare concession card or transfer ticket).

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 Haytons Road (via an underpass, strictly cars only, height restriction 2.4m). Wigram Road will have no through route between Skyhawk Road / Aidanfield Drive and Hammersmith Drive. 

Please note: There is NO public parking available from Curletts Road.

Disabled Parking

The best-disabled parking available at the New Zealand Agricultural Show is accessible off Curletts Road access (see map). This grass field sits adjacent to a concrete walkway 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 Showgrounds 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.

Public Parking Map

The New Zealand Agricultural Show Public Parking Map

Disabled Parking

The New Zealand Agricultural Show Disabled Parking Map

The following is a map of the showground and the major access points. 

AP Show MapClick on maps above for a larger version.