Sorting your ride to Fieldays
Fieldays is right around the corner so it might pay to plan ahead and decide how you’re getting there. There are plenty of options available which means you don’t have to sit in traffic.
Each year the agriculture event attracts hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world.
This results in mass amounts of congestion on the roads to and from the event at Mystery Creek.
If you are heading to the event from Te Awamutu you can catch the Te Awamutu bus into Hamilton and then the Fieldays bus to the event from the transport centre.
You’ll be able to catch both buses to and from the event for free if you show your Fieldays ticket to the driver. The Fieldays bus from Hamilton runs every 30 minutes between 8am and 11am and will commence again for the return journey between 1pm and 5pm.
An alternative option is to drive to The Base in Hamilton or Cambridge’s BMX club on Milton St where Fieldays has set up park ‘n’ ride bays.
Buses will be going directly to the event from these two locations every half an hour and you’ll be able to ride for free with your Fieldays ticket.
Te Awamutu does not have a similar system in place yet, but Fieldays said it is looking to provide the option to other areas in the future.
If you live in Cambridge you can also hop on the Cambridge to Hamilton bus for free and go into the transport centre to catch a Fieldays bus there.
Cambridge is fortunate to have the park ‘n’ ride option available after the initiative was declined by Waipa¯ District Council.
However, Fieldays decided to fund it to provide alternative options and reduce congestion on the roads.
If you haven’t got your Fieldays tickets yet, head down to your local i-Site. If you buy from the centres you’ll save money by not having to pay any booking fees and you’ll also be supporting the centres, as tickets sales are their biggest fundraiser of the year. If you pop into Te Awamutu i-Site, check out the restored McCormich Fairway 12 tractor (pictured) owned by Alan Wallace.
■ Fieldays tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children. For more information on the buses and park ‘n’ ride visit your local i-Site or www.fieldays.co.nz/visitor-info/