Getting to Fieldays
“We’ve got your options covered for making your way to Fieldays this week, be it by car, bus, ferry or even helicopter. Take a back seat and avoid the queues with alternative transport options delivering you straight to the gate, say organisers of the New Zealand National Fieldays.
To help ease traffic congestion during Fieldays, the New Zealand National Fieldays Society has partnered with the Waikato Regional Council to provide free bus services to and from the 50th Fieldays.
Peoplewith a Fieldays ticket will be able to ride free on all Hamilton and regional (Huntly, Paeroa, Te Aroha, Morrinsville, Raglan, Cambridge and Te Awamutu) bus services to and from the transport centre. They can then catch the free Fieldays bus from the Hamilton Transport Centre out to Mystery Creek.
They also have free Park & Rides based in the northern carpark at The Base in Hamilton and the CambridgeBMXClub where people can present their Fieldays ticket, park their car and leave it securely to catch a Fieldays bus, departing every 30 mins between the hours of 8am and 11am dropping visitors straight to the bottom of Gate 1 at Mystery Creek.
Those wishing to drive themselves are advised to take care when using the roads surrounding the Mystery Creek area and be aware of traffic management and delays. For an idea of travel times head to www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/waikato/ traffic-dashboard. Organisers say while there is a robust traffic management plan devised in conjunctionwith New Zealand Police, NZ Transport Agency and Waipa District Council, congestion is inevitable, and they urge drivers to be patient and considerate of fellow commuters.
If you’d rather not travel by road, you can take to the air with preferred supplier Helicorp or jump on the Waikato Explorer, departing from the Hamilton Gardens and disembarking at Gate 7 Jetty. For a speedy arrival Camjet is also departing Narrows Lane Tamahere, also disembarking at the Gate 7 Jetty. For all departure information and to book please see helicorp.co.nz waikatoexplorer.co.nz or camjet.co.nz
Find out more about buses, transport and parking at fieldays.co.nz/visitor-info/