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By Public Transport: 

Plan your journey to Spark Arena with public transport and check out Auckland Transport's Spark Arena Event Info page.


Britomart station is a short 10-15 minute walk from our place and is on all major bus routes. Stairs and an entrance at the eastern end of the Britomart platform will take you out onto a walkway that will take you to Britomart Place, which leads to Beach Road and Mahuhu Crescent. The Beach Road stop on the Inner Link Bus Route is just 10-15 minute walk from our venue. The Link Bus operates 7 days a week, offering a seamless route to our venue.   


Britomart Station, a mere 10-15 minutes' walk from The Tuning Fork, provides a convenient train connection.  


The Downtown ferry terminal is a short 10-15 minute walk from The Tuning Fork. Choose the scenic waterfront route via Quay Street or the sheltered path along Customs Street East and Beach Road. 

By Car: 

While we encourage the use of public transport, there are approximately 7,000 car parks within a 1.2km radius of Spark Arena. Consider the following nearby carparks: 

  • Britomart Car Park (Corner of Quay Street and Britomart Place, approximately 8 minutes walk) 
  • Railway Car Parks (Te Taou Crescent, off Beach Road, approximately 5 minutes walk) 
  • Tangihua Street Car Park (Tangihua Street, approximately 6 minutes walk)

  • The Ronayne Street Carpark (Approximately 6 minutes walk) 

  • 30 Mahuhu Crescent car park (Approximately 1 minute walk)

The best place to drop off passengers is by our footbridge on Quay Street. View our handy map with directions.

Sometimes roadworks and motorway closures take place in the late evening. We suggest you check the NZ Transport Agency's list of motorway closures before the event so you're forewarned and can plan your driving route to and from the event as needed.

Parking for Mobility

There is often high demand for mobility parking for events at Spark Arena, so it's best to check your parking options early, and allow yourself plenty of time to get to the show on the day.

We have a limited number of nearby carparks designated specifically for mobility pass holder parking. These spaces are free but must be pre-booked, and they fill up quickly. Spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis and can be reserved once you have your event ticket.

Once you have purchased your tickets, the easiest way to request to book a mobility parking spot is emailing us your mobility parking request at with the below details:

  • First Name
  • Surname
  • Phone Number
  • Car Registration Number
  • Mobility Card Pass Number
  • Event
  • Time Slot & Date
  • Any extra information

We will email you as soon as we have confirmed your mobility parking spot reservation.

For any enquiries, please contact us directly on (09) 358 1250 during office hours Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm, or via email, well before the event (parks often fill up months in advance so get in quick to avoid missing out). Make sure you have the registration number of the vehicle you will be bringing handy, as well as a contact phone number and email address.

If all of our mobility parks are fully allocated, the closest paid mobility parking is at the privately owned Arena Carpark on Tapora Street (see a map here).

For more information on how we can cater to special needs, please visit our Special Assistance page.