General Mt Smart Stadium, Please Help

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Hey as some as you know my wife and I will be making our first ever trip to a warriors game in mt smart stadium this sunday to take on the storm. Ive been trying to suss out transport (how to get to the stadium and back from auckland cbd) and so far have come up with no answers. Were from palmerston north so are complete strangers to the city of auckland, therefore have no sense of direction lol. Ive been told trains a good way of getting there but having looked on the internet it looks like the trains only run from monday to friday? Is bus a good option? if so is it easy to find? well be leaving from queen street which I believe is one of the main streets of auckland and needing to go back to queen street when we come back. can anyone help out?
 
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Sorry cannot help but enjoy the game you lucky thing ... I am sure someone will point you in the right direction :)
 
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Hey as some as you know my wife and I will be making our first ever trip to a warriors game in mt smart stadium this sunday to take on the storm. Ive been trying to suss out transport (how to get to the stadium and back from auckland cbd) and so far have come up with no answers. Were from palmerston north so are complete strangers to the city of auckland, therefore have no sense of direction lol. Ive been told trains a good way of getting there but having looked on the internet it looks like the trains only run from monday to friday? Is bus a good option? if so is it easy to find? well be leaving from queen street which I believe is one of the main streets of auckland and needing to go back to queen street when we come back. can anyone help out?
Hire a car if you are in Auckland mate, and new to Auckland. Best way to see everything. Parking right at the gates of the stadium is $10, and taxis galore at the end of the game. If you are interested i can try to hook you up with an Avis code.
 
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Thanks for the help guys, unfortunately we dont have the cash to hire a car tajhay. thanks tho. Have just looked and there is no trains running queens birthday weekend in auckland. gutted. thanks for that link lego_man. have been trying for about a day now to get my head around the maxx.co.nz website but so far its my only option.
 
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Tell you what - we're going and if we drive I'll give you a lift!

We can pick you up from downtown somewhere as we come from the North Shore.

I have a ruptured Achilles so haven't decided to get a bus or drive but will know in the next day or so
 
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If you're leaving from Queen St, and don't know the city, I definitely recommend taking the train. Leaves from the bottom of Queen St (Britomart Station) and take the Southern train to... I can't remember if it's Onehunga or Penrose... but a quick google search will tell you. The station is about a 5-10 minute walk away from the stadium.
 
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Thanks for the offer Xt1nct. im trying to pm you but not sure how lol. Would love to take the train spence but as I say, theres no trains running this weekend :(
 
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If you're leaving from Queen St, and don't know the city, I definitely recommend taking the train. Leaves from the bottom of Queen St (Britomart Station) and take the Southern train to... I can't remember if it's Onehunga or Penrose... but a quick google search will tell you. The station is about a 5-10 minute walk away from the stadium.
lol, I read that as One hunger. Geez I'm glad my class doesn't know i'm fanrrior... not that they are nrl fans:(

Re topic, Crumpy to pm someone you use the "start conversation" feature which can be found when you click on someons name/ avatar
 
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thanks for that fanrrior :) now if only you can help us out with figuring out transport lol
 
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thanks for that fanrrior :) now if only you can help us out with figuring out transport lol
I'm in Christchurch so my advice would be taxi :)
 
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yeah was thinking taxi as last resort. could cost mega bucks if we get stuck in traffic lol
 
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https://www.maxx.co.nz/info/events/vodafone-warriors.aspx

First timetable shows from South to Britomart
second timetable shows from Britomart to the game (south)

There is a train that leaves britomart at 2.20pm or 3.20pm if you want to cut it close (you need to catch the trains that stop in onehunga or Te Papapa) I think Te Papapa is the closer stop

it says there is a train back to the city that leaves the onehunga stop at about 6.20

Hope this helps
 
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thanks lolcaeks. for some reason the 2nd timetable isnt loading up...

2nd link isnt opening i mean
 
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hey crump are you actually staying in the city or out near the airport??

do you know what suburb you are going to be staying in?

there might be an easier way
 
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hey, were staying in auckland CBD. down queen street, bout 5 min walk to the waterfront.
 
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I'm not to familiar with the public transport, but one way I can think if is you could catch a bus (233) up to New Lynn bus depot than jump on the 008 or 009 which will get you close to Mt Smart ( o'rouke st I believe) with just a wee walk to the ground. There's probably an easier way than this but yea this is the only way I can think off.
 
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Alternatively you could always hire a car for the day, and just drive up ?
 
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OH JEEZ NEARLY FORGOT!!!

Isnt there a bus that goes from Skycity to the game and then back to sky city

you might wanna ring sky city and check Crump

im pretty sure there is a service
 
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