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ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | Christchurch

Event Information

How To Get To The Event

Ticket Holders

How To Get There

To make sure your day is smooth sailing we’ve made your journey easy, make the most of the free event shuttles to and from the event. Private vehicle access to Lyttelton will be restricted on event days.

Jump on a bus from home

All event ticket holders have free access to Metro buses and ferries across Christchurch to get to and from the central city live site location, where the event shuttles leave from. Just show your ticket to the bus driver.

We encourage you to take public transport to reduce your carbon footprint, however pick-up and drop-off areas for the live site will be available on Worcester Boulevard.

Make your way to the live site

The event shuttle collection point is at the live site, located at the Green in front of Te Pae Convention Centre. There will be food and beverage stalls, entertainment, toilets and spaces to sit and immerse yourself in the race day atmosphere, so head along early before you’re due to catch your shuttle Lyttelton and soak up all the fun. The live site is sure to be buzzing with good vibes!

Before race weekend unfolds the live site will be the only place to catch the pre-weekend action on Friday, so keep up to date with the soon-to-be published programme here.

Get on board

All ticket categories include return fares on official event shuttles to and from the race village in Lyttelton. Shuttles from the live site to the event will run from 11.30am until 2.15pm, with return shuttles to the live site from 4.30pm onwards. Ubers will not have access to Lyttelton during these times.

Limited Car Parking

There will be no public parking on site, except for a limited number of spaces available for purchase or reserved for those with accessibility requirements. If you require an accessible car park, you can flag these requirements directly with Ticketek when booking your tickets online.


Branded taxis will be allowed through the Lyttelton tunnel during the restricted hours of 12-6pm on race days. But rideshares, such as Uber, will not be allowed. 

Traffic Management Plan

SailGP has prepared a proposed traffic management plan to manage congestion, parking, safety, emergency access, resident access and transport options for ticket holders during the event weekend. For more information about the plan, see the Traffic Management Details page.

Planning On Being On The Water?

Watching the action from a boat on Whakaraupō, Lyttelton Harbour, will be a great view but because there will be extremely limited access to public boat ramps, this option is recommended only for people who already have boats on the harbour or have guaranteed access to a boat ramp. 

For more information, see this page: Watching From The Water.


If you require accessible seating/accessible vehicle access, you can flag these requirements directly with Ticketek when booking your tickets online.

Boat Ramp At Naval Point

The Naval Point public boat ramp will be closed to the public for a brief period in the days before, during and after the New Zealand Sail Grand Prix. With most of the public boat ramp parking occupied by event operations, this closure is designed to help ensure health and safety and mitigate issues of congestion on a busy, working site.