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Getting to BDO
Posted: Sat Jan 9, 2010 3:27 pm
Hey guys.

First time to BDO. Coming from South of Auckland. How close can you get to park? Where are the best places to park and walk? So if we decided to park and walk which is the best side to come in from? Any suggestions appreciated!


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RE: Getting to BDO
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:02 pm
take a bus dude, thats the best advice i can give you. the one year where i parked it was quite a way away and there is nothing worse than a long walk after a solid day of rocking the f*** out. you won't be worried about your car getting broken into all day either. don't want that on the back of you mind. maybe i'm just paranoid but i know it happens a lot when there is a big event like this happening.

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RE: Getting to BDO
Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:00 pm
This might help:


It’s mad in the Big Day Out office. Just ask their personal physicians. It’s just one week to the Big Day Out in Auckland next Friday and we’ve put a call in to event promoter Campbell Smith to find out what’s happening.

“All roads lead to the Big Day,” he bellowed down the phone at us. “But you’re best not to try the roads on the day. It’s madness out there. People don’t listen to me and use their cars and park on the verges and get their tyres wrecked and complain to me about it.

“Don’t complain to me about it. Listen to me. Take the bus or the train. Bands are already flying in from all over the world. South Islanders are coming down from the hills and hitching rides on haycarts. Aucklanders, are you considering your public transport options?”

Getting out to the Big Day Out by public transport is easy when you listen to a crazy man like Campbell Smith and opt for the Big Day Out Express Bus from Real Groovy Records in Queen Street or special train services on the day... Full details are below.

Big Day Out goers requiring wheelchair access to the event should use Gate A at Mount Smart. Big Day Out security staff can assist wheelchair patrons with access through restricted areas to reach the main arena viewing platform in front of the East Stand.

The buses will run at regular intervals from 9am through to 2pm dropping off right outside the gates at the event. Buses returning to the city will run from a dedicated Big Day Out Express bus stop clearly signposted as you leave Gate B at Mt Smart. Return buses will run from 9.30pm to approx 1.30am terminating outside the St James Theatre on Queen Street. Tickets can be purchased at point of departure on the day of the event. Tickets are $15.00 return or $10.00 one way. Cash fares only – No concession fares or Go Rider cards accepted. After the event and regular bus services finish, Niterider buses depart between 1.00am and 3.40am with ten routes across Auckland. They depart from downtown at Lower Albert Street outside Downtown Shopping Centre and midtown outside the Civic / St James Theatres in Queen Street).

The Auckland rail network is undergoing maintenance at present but the Southern Line track is reopening on Friday especially for the Big Day Out to run trains between Britomart and Papakura, servicing the Penrose Station for the festival from north and south. Timetables and further information can be found at www.maxx.co.nz or by phoning 09 366-6400.

Special train services will be running specifically to Penrose Station on the Southern Line from Britomart and Papakura. These services terminate at Penrose and should be used only for travel to the Big Day Out. Passengers are advised that due to track maintenance work, all other scheduled regular rail services between Britomart and Penrose are replaced by railbuses. The Western Line continues to be closed for track maintenance and all scheduled rail services are replaced by railbuses. Special Western Line railbuses (drop off only) will be provided between Britomart and Waitakere from 11.50pm to 1.50am and will depart from Britomart Stop D18 on Commerce Street (opposite the Post shop). Ticket options: Britomart/Papakura to Penrose return $10, otherwise normal fares apply. Tickets available from: Onboard, Britomart Transport Centre, Papakura Train Station. Ticket checks will be in place at Penrose station. Late night services after the event: Regular services depart Penrose to Papakura - until 1.25am Penrose to Britomart - until 1.30am.


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RE: Getting to BDO
Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:11 am
Definitely the public transport.

Though one year we were waiting for a bus and got hit up by a dodgy cab driver with his meter off... we got there for $5 each in a FLASH Laughing Laughing

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