Frequently Asked Questions

When is the show?
18-21 May 2023

When will the online pre-sale public tickets become available?
Each year we attempt to have the on-line public tickets available in time for a Christmas present purchase during the month of December.

Where is the show located?
Auckland Showgrounds, 217 Green Lane West, Epsom, Auckland

What are the times of the show?
Thursday  10.00am – 6.00pm
Friday       10.00am – 9.00pm
Saturday  10.00am – 6.00pm
Sunday     10.00am – 6.00pm


How much is a ticket to the show?
$25.00 adult
Children 16 years and under – FREE

Where do I buy tickets for the show?
You can buy E-Tickets on this website prior to the show, simply click on the Buy Tickets tab or through “The Show” drop-down menu . E-Ticket sales close on Wednesday, 11th May 2022 at 10pm. During the show, tickets are available at entrance Gate 2 on Green Lane West and Gate 4 on Puriri Drive.

Are children free? If so, up to what age?
Yes, children 16 years and under are free

If I have lost my ticket can I get it replaced?
Unfortunately no, your ticket is like a banknote so please keep it in a safe place.

If I do not get to the show will my E-Ticket still go into the draw for the Viking Kayaks’ package.
Yes, all on-line E-Tickets automatically go into this draw.

If I do not get to the show will my E-Ticket still go into the draw for the Surtees / Yamaha Grand Prize?
No, you will not go into the draw. To be eligible to enter the Grand Prize draw you must visit all 8 clearly marked stamping booths situated throughout the show and place each stamp in the correct box. Please see ‘How to win the 2022 Grand Prize’ on our Website.

Do I have to be present at the Draw to be eligible for the Grand Prize?
No, the winner will be notified immediately by phone at the number listed on their entry ticket. This call must be answered by a real human. If you answer the call at that time, then the prize is yours. If you do not answer the call for any reason whatsoever we are obliged to telephone the next drawn ticket holder who will win the prize upon answering.


Why don’t you have more, smaller Grand Prizes each year?
Over the past 20 years, we have had a variation of prizes including smaller boats, $2000 kayak packages every day, 4 x Zodiac inflatables – one per day. After public surveys and comments from visitors to the show the higher the value of a single boat package the more attendance numbers we achieve.

How will I know who the winners of the prizes are?
Following the prize draws, all winners are  listed on this website.
The Grand Prize draw will also be screened live on our Facebook page: Boat Show New Zealand.

Can I take my own food and drink to the show?
Yes, you can bring your own food and nonalcoholic beverages to the show.

Are there accommodation options in the area?
Yes refer to the Exhibitors page for a list of accommodation options.

If I have lost something at the show how do I find out if it has been handed in.
If you are still at the show, check at the Information desk in the foyer of Hall 2. If you have left the showgrounds email admin@boatshow.co.nz.

What is the address if I want to book a taxi or Uber?
Gate 2, Auckland Showgrounds, 217 Green Lane West, Epsom, Auckland.

Can I park at the venue?
No, there is no public parking at the Auckland Showgrounds.

Where can I park?
Paid parking is available at Alexandra Park Trotting Club (next door to the showgrounds) for $10.00 per day. Enter for parking at Gate B on Green Lane West or Campbell Crescent (off Manukau Road). For Campbell Crescent parking, travelling from the Southern Motorway (SH1) take the offramp at Market Rd, follow Market Rd until you reach Campbell Crescent where you veer left and just before the Blues HQ and Burger King there is a car park on your left that belongs to Alexandra Park Trotting Club.

There is also paid parking at the Cornwall Cricket Club (directly opposite Boat Show entry on Green Lane West) and in the Wilson Carpark in Greenlane Hospital. Limited free parking can also be found on Puriri Drive and surrounding streets

How do I find out which companies are exhibiting at the show?
From 3rd May a full list of exhibitors will be available on this site.

Is there a wheelchair available at the show?
No, we recommend you bring your own.