Getting On-Course

By train

Trentham train station is directly opposite the main entrance to Trentham Racecourse on Racecourse Road so it is the best way to get straight to our front door. 

Leaving central Wellington every 30 minutes (5 minutes past and 35 minutes past the hour), approx time from City to Trentham is 40 mins. Return trains to Wellington from Trentham also leave at 5 minutes past and 35 minutes past the hour. 

Metlink timetables

Buy your 'Metlink Explorer' ticket from any station before the raceday to save time.

Wellington Cup Day only:
Additional services and capacities are provided, please check timetables.
Return train tickets will be available for purchase outside the racecourse front gate.

By car and parking

Trentham Racecourse is located on Racecourse Road.

Members, Owners, Jockeys & Trainers are invited to park in the Members Car Park at the Northern end of the course (100m past the turnstiles on Racecourse Road). Click here for Google Maps
On a limited number of racedays, parking is also available in the Forecourt until full.

Disability Parking
Access is permitted for valid disability parking cards only.
Available through the Committee Carpark on Christmas at the Races, Summer Family Day and Wellington Cup Day.
On other racedays disability parking is through the main entrance, across the Forecourt and underneath the verandah by the Raceday Office. 

All racedays except Wellington Cup Day:
Public parking is available on Racecourse Road and surrounding areas.

Wellington Cup Day only:
Traffic management is in place on Wellington Cup Day with vehicle access to the Racecourse Road entrances (Main gate and Members Carparks) restricted to vehicles with Members ticketing or relevant hospitality options. Access is permitted for valid disability parking cards. 

Free public parking is available in the Centre of Course, accessible from Alexander Road (the continuation of Messines Avenue) on the eastern side of the course. 

  • Gates close 7.30pm  or you can collect your car the next day.

  • Access to centre of course is entry only until 3pm. (ie it is not a  drop off zone)

There is no bus access to Racecourse Road on Wellington Cup Day. If you have prearranged a bus for drop off only, please use the drop off point on Ararino St. Buses are welcome to park and unload in centre of course however there is no exiting until after 3pm.

Take a Taxi

All racedays except Wellington Cup Day:
Taxis are welcome to drop off and collect on Racecourse Road.

Wellington Cup Day only:
For safety we recommend dropping at Seddul Bahr Road or Granville Street and walking down Racecourse Road.

A taxi rank will operate from late afternoon on Granville Street. We suggest you arrange to meet any pre ordered taxis here too.

If you are arranging a private ride after the races, we suggest you arrange pickup from Ararino Street or surrounding areas. There will be no access to Racecourse Road.


Racecourse Map

Trentham Racecourse Map