Queens Wharf Gets Rally NZ


Queens Wharf has got its first major event  - hosting Rally New Zealand over the next few weeks.

Queens Wharf will be the base and main service area for all rally teams during the event.

The public will be able to see the service crews in action, meet the drivers during autograph signing sessions, and watch the rally’s stages on a big screen on the wharf.

ARC Chair Mike Lee says he can think of”no better backdrop than Auckland’s iconic Waitemata Harbour for coverage of this closely followed event.”

“Having the wharf in public ownership will enable Auckland to host many other international events like the rally as well as Rugby World Cup celebrations next year.

“At the same time, the public will get to enjoy a great place - the people’s wharf - to come and wander, and take in the beauty of the harbour and city.

“The opening festival on Anzac Day was a great success. It showed how enthusiastic Aucklanders are to make use of this superb asset.”

Aucklanders ponder the possibilities of Queens Wharf on Sunday

Confirmed Rally of New Zealand event times are:

  • Tuesday 4 May, 10am to 5pm
  • Wednesday 5 May, 9am to 10pm
  • Thursday 6 May, 8am to 3pm (opening ceremony 3pm)
  • Friday 7 May, 7am to 10pm S
  • Saturday 8 May, 6am to 10pm
  • Sunday 9 May, 6am to 3pm (closing ceremony 3pm)
  • To ensure public safety while the rally is being packed in and out, access to some parts of Queens Wharf will be limited between 28 April and 3 May, and again between 10 May and 14 May.




  1. Pleased to see Mike Lee is backing an event that John Banks has brought to Auckland.

    Banksie announced this back in August of 2009.



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