Westpac Stadium, Wellington

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Colloquially named the Cake Tin, Westpac Stadium serves as Wellington's main sports venue and the only stadium to have hosted an Australian Football League game outside of Australia. See a variety of sports, from All Blacks rugby matches to One Day International cricket, or one of the large-capacity concerts held here. If traveling in a group, consider reserving a group tour for a behind-the-scenes look at the stadium--check the website for information and inquiries. "Lord of the Rings" film enthusiasts will appreciate the fact that in 2002 Peter Jackson recorded 30,000 cricket fans chanting here to use in the movie. Make Westpac Stadium a centerpiece of your Wellington vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Wellington driving holiday planner .
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  • Went to my first-ever rugby match, the local Hurricanes vs visiting Crusaders. The stadium was great. Easy to get to - we walked from our Wellington hotel. I don't think there's a bad sat to see the g...  more »
  • Walked here while visiting the nearby Wellington Railway Station. Central location with easy access by road or rail. Interesting construction history on display board outside. Would like to attend a s...  more »
  • I went to see the party of Peru vs. New Zealand, I loved the stadium is located in a central location, is very large, and very tidy, I took my beautiful photos, the seats are comfortable, the bathrooms clean and there are a few shops of food at the same stadium. I like (:)
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  • Loved it. It's a beautiful, family friendly place. Easy to get to and easy to go home again, when living outside of Wellington. Right by the station and within walking distance from the city centre.
  • Great venue for rugby. The acoustics are a bit off for Concerts, but still a good time. Wheelchair access to the stadium is up one of several steep ramps which some may require assistance with. Once on the concourse it is entirely flat. Wheelchair seating is great no matter what the event, be it Sports Music or something else. The bathrooms are big enough for most chairs, however there can be a wait to use them during events.
  • Close to town and good for watching some rugby, would get five stars if it was square. The 'Cake Tin' is the fabled location where John Eales kicked a sensational late penalty goal in 2000 to give the Wallabies a 24-23 win to draw the series 1-all and retain the trophy.
  • Food is rubbish (although better than it was), service is bad and entry prices are high. Atmosphere can be electric when it's full, so sellout internationals are worth it (although for cricket it's rarely a good cricket pitch for batting). Otherwise OK. Beervana is good here.
  • Nice place to watch circket or rugby matches. The only Day night stadium we have in Wellington. Clean place with good chairs around. can accomodate a huge crowd with parking.
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