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America's Cup America's Cup

Travel information and planning options to view the 36th America's Cup presented by PRADA in Auckland.

The 36th America's Cup consists of three races series:

  • The America's Cup World Series regatta and Christmas Race is from 17 to 20 December 2020.
  • The Prada Cup challenger series is from 15 January to 22 February 2021.
  • The America’s Cup match is from 6 to 21 March 2021. 

Visit the America's cup website for more information and a full calendar of events across the 3 race series.

Boating on the Waitematā Harbour and Hauraki Gulf

If you plan to get on the water amongst the action, then register your details on the America's cup website to stay updated. Access the race course locations and charts to understand course boundary locations and markers.

The Auckland Harbormaster's office has information for skippers and people using the Hauraki Gulf and Waitematā Harbour during racing

Viewing locations

Check back closer to the event dates for information about getting to the different viewing locations.

Ways to get to viewing locations

Public transport

Changes to ferry services

Racing for the America's Cup World Series regatta and Christmas Race will mean some changes, increased travel time, or cancellations to some ferry services between Thursday 17 and Sunday 20 December, learn more about the ferry service changes.

Walking and cycling

Make the most of summer and consider walking or cycling to view the race action. Download the AT Mobile app to plan and track journeys by bike or on foot.

Driving and parking 

Congestion is expected around key viewing locations on race days so you are advised to plan ahead, and to consider taking public transport if you can. Road closures, parking restrictions and managed vehicle access will be in place at the following locations :

  • Wynyard Quarter and Viaduct Harbour and Quay Street.
  • Devonport.
  • Tamaki Drive.

All city centre car parks will be open and accessible for this time period.

Other events in Auckland

A dynamic summer festival series is set to bring the entire Auckland region to life, check out the Summernova festival series 2020/2021.


Published 13 November 2020 | Last updated 18 November 2020
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change