The Auckland Flower Show

Important Info re the 2012 Flower Show

The following is some of the important info that we hope answers most questions. This page is an evolving page, if you have any questions not answered here then please email us so that we can answer your question and then include the point in an updated page.....

What will be the opening Hours?
The show will run over 4 days (actual dates will be advised) as follows:

Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10.00am - 6pm
Saturday 10.00am - 10.30pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

Can my ticket be used on any day?
Any tickets purchased can be used on any of the days that the show is open - however do bear in mind that it is likely to be a lot quieter on Thursday & Friday, so if you want to avoid the crowds then do try to get there on one of these days.

Are Eft-Pos facilities available?
Eft-pos facilities are available on site for any purchases - most retailers will have Eft-Pos facilities, and there is also public eft-pos stations to get cash (a $2 charge per transaction will apply for the latter)

It is possible to purchase entry tickets by Eft-pos, but as this will invariably introduce delays then having either a pre-bought ticket (which will save you a lot of money anyway - see the ticket page) or cash to purchase your entry tickets will get you into the show a lot quicker

What about disability access and parking?
There is plenty of disabled parking on site for genuine holders of mobility permits.

Invacare New Zealand will have a depot in the disabled carpark and will be renting mobility scooters out for $10 for 2 hours or $20 for 4 hours during normal show hours.

Scooters can access all the outside areas but are not permitted in the inside halls. However Invacare will also have wheelchairs that are available free of charge for accessing the inside halls.

To book a scooter or wheelchair please Click here

What about child minding facilities?
Lollipops Educare is conveniently located within Alexandra Park and will provide childcare services. Contact Sandy Paul by email at

What's the arrangement for buses?
We have arranged bus parking right next door at the ASB showgrounds for $20 per bus per day. Buses will be able to discharge passengers at the grounds, then go to the dedicated bus parking area in the ASB showgrounds.

This means that anyone who wants to sit in the bus before it leaves (dependant on the arrangements with your charter operator, if they will allow this) will be able to access the bus parking area a short walk away

Where can I stay?
There is heaps of motels and hotels in the area surrounding Alexandra Park, especially on Greenlane Road, Great South Road and Manukau Road.

Across the road:
Parklane Motor Lodge (recommended) 222 Greenlane Rd West,
Epsom 0800 602 602
Epsom Motel (recommended) 232 Greenlane Rd,
Epsom 096 30 5641
Knights Inn 234 Greenlane Rd West,
Epsom 0800 456 4448
Abella Motel 224 Greenlane Rd 09-630-7864
Cornwall Park Motor Inn 317 Manukau Rd,
Epsom 0800 104 900
Within about 1km:
Jacaranda Motor Inn 189 Manukau Rd,
Epsom 0800 588 688
Ranfurly Evergreen Motel 285 Manukau Rd,
Epsom 0800 948 811
Within about 2km:
Ascot Motor Lodge 92 Great South Rd Newmarket 09-520-4833
Blue Star Lodge 98 Great South Rd,
Newmarket 09-520-0330
Cargill Motor Lodge 09-520-4554
Dilworth Motel 62 Great Sth Road,
09-520 3025
Great South Rd Motor Lodge 112 Gt South Rd,
Newmarket 0508 899 699
GreenPark Motel 66 Great South Road,
Newmarket 0800 888 819
Hansens Motel 09-524-7597
Oak Tree Motel 104 Great South Rd,
Newmarket 0800 625 8733
Royal Park Lodge 159-161 Great South Rd,
Greenlane 0800 500 070
Tudor Court Motor Lodge 108 Great South Rd,
Newmarket 0800 826 878
Siesta Motel 70 Great South Rd,
Newmarket 0800 743 782
Within about 3-4 km:
Ibis Hotel Ellerslie 0800-444-422
Novotel Ellerslie 09-529-9090
Duke's Midway Lodge & Conference Centre 4 Vagus Plce,
Royal Oak 0508 385 375
Quest Newmarket 31-39 Davis Crescent,
Newmarket 0800 109 505
Dunkerron Motor Inn 09-524-2643
Ellerslie Gateway Motor Inn 09-520-6243
Greenlane Manor Motel 353 Greenlane Rd,
Greenlane 0800 766 648
Greenlane Motor Inn 87 Greenlane Rd East,
Remuera 0800 767 077
Ritz Grenlane Motor Inn 149 Great South Rd,
Greenlane 0800 748 999

If you were one of the many thousands who attended the Auckland Flower Show 2008 then you will know what a great, world-class show that it was.

Indeed when one of our esteemed international judges from Australiae says that the Melbourne Flower Show could learn from us then we know that we have achieved the standard that we set out to achieve.

If you missed it then make sure that you click here to register so that you get all the early offers for next year.

Alternatively if you want to exhibit next year then please Click here to enter your details (and you will then be directed to the appropriate exhibitor's guide) or Email us.

Make sure that you register now, and check back regularly for updates!

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