Parking & accessibility

Ellerslie Racecourse is less than 7km from Auckland's Queen Street, close to motorway on/off ramps, train stations & major bus routes.  Auckland airport is a 20 minute drive away.

Parking charges

  • Parking on racedays is FREE for racegoers

  • Parking is free for Ellerslie Event Centre clients & their event attendees 

  • Designated mobility parking spaces are available within the grounds (on non-racedays) and close to the main entrance gates (on racedays) where a member of staff is then able to transport the permit holder into the grounds via a complimentary buggy service.  A current mobility parking permit must be shown to attendants and displayed in the parked vehicle at all times

  • For anyone else utilising our carparks, a pay & display system is in place and parking charges apply. Please refer to the parking metres located within the carpark for more information

  • Ascot Hospital's carpark is private & run independently. For information regarding use of that carpark, click here

Getting here

By private vehicle:

  • If you are travelling on the motorway, it is best to take the Greenlane exit

  • Non-racedays

    • Vehicle access is through Gate 3 only

    • Please refer to the maps on this page for details on where to park 

  • Racedays:

    • Vehicle access is through Gate 3 on all racedays and through various others depending on the raceday. Check the raceday event information for the day you are attending

    • Auckland Racing Club (ARC) members have exclusive & complimentary use of their own carpark on racedays.  A current ARC membership badge must be shown in order to gain entry 

    • Our public raceday carpark runs alongside the Southern Motorway and is marked "Carpark" on the map.  In the event of an overflow, vehicles may be directed to park in the infield and passengers may be required to walk back to the grandstand side of the course

    • Check the event information for the raceday you are attending for further information including any parking restrictions

By public transport:

  • For the best way to get here via public transport, check out the AT Journey Planner

  • If you are coming by train, alight at Greenlane Station.  When you exit the station turn right and follow the path and signage


By taxi:

  • Auckland Co-Op Taxis are our partner and can be reached on +64 9 300 3000. On racedays, their main drop-off / pick-up is located by the main entrance turnstiles at Gate 6

By helicopter:

  • Guests wishing to utilise helicopters to get to / from the racecourse must first obtain permission from the Club in advance of the day

  • Please contact Craig Baker on +64 9 522 3818 or via to arrange.  Availability is limited & on a first-in, first-served basis.

Racecourse infield access


From 15 March 2022, our track proper (racetrack) and surrounding infield areas* will be closed due to health & safety requirements resulting from a track upgrade project.

This closure is expected to last around 18 months until such time as works are complete.

As a result of the closure, the affected areas(s) of our property will not be accessible to the public and we will not be conducting any race meetings during this time.

Please note, this does not affect events booked with Ellerslie Event Centre on the grandstand side of the racecourse with vehicle access and parking remaining as normal via Gate 3/6.