The ultimate trans-Tasman battle ignites as the Qantas Wallabies and New Zealand All Blacks go head-to-head in the first match of the 2014 Bledisloe Cup on Saturday 16 August.
ANZ Stadium will be buzzing as the Wallabies aim to end 12 years of Bledisloe Cup heartbreak. And with plenty of momentum from the Waratahs' Super Rugby Title win over the Crusaders, many believe this is Australia's year to break the streak.
Don't miss your chance to be a part of one of the greatest rivalries in world sport.
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- Leave the car at home – with a near full house expected and peak hour traffic, all fans who have not pre-booked parking should not drive.
- Take advantage of the additional and direct train and bus services in place for the event.
- Arrive early to soak in the atmosphere and enjoy the pre-game party ahead of the match.
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All tickets to the Qantas Wallabies v All Blacks match at ANZ Stadium include entry and return travel on Sydney Train services, Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses and regular Sydney Buses (STA) services and Sydney Ferries services.
Fans are strongly encouraged to leave the car at home and take advantage of the direct transport services in operation.
For more information on transport, see the section below.
- Central to Sydney Olympic Park: every 5 minutes from 5:40pm, stopping at Redfern and Strathfield.
- Lidcombe to Sydney Olympic Park loop service: every 10 minutes until 01:00am (Sunday 17 August).
- For fans coming from the Eastern Suburbs, Illawarra or North Shore, follow these instructions below to join up with the direct services to Olympic Park:
T4 Eastern Suburbs Line
- Change at Town Hall Station and head to Platform 2.
T1 North Shore Line
- Change at Lindfield, Chatswood or North Sydney.
T4 Illawarra Line
- Change at Redfern Station.
Fans travelling from other locations or outside of these times should travel to Lidcombe Station and change for a connecting service to Olympic Park Station, operating every 10 minutes.
- Sydney Olympic Park to Central: every 5 minutes until midnight stopping at Strathfield and Redfern.
- Three additional North Shore Line services (stoping all stations to Hornsby via Gordon) will depart Central at 00:09am, 00:14am and 00:25am (Sunday 17 August).
- An additional Central to Wyong service will depart Central at 10:17pm stopping at Strathfield, Eastwood, Epping, Hornsby then all stations to Wyong (except Wondabyne).
- Blue Mountains Line services arriving at Central between 5:00pm and 7:30pm, and services leaving Central after 9:30pm will make an additional stop at Lidcombe.
For further timetable information, please click here.
For more information on trackwork and replacement services that are taking place on the event day, please here.
Services will commence between approximately 4:00pm and 5:00pm, depending on the route.
Fans should be aware that some minor changes have been made to the Major Event bus routes servicing Sydney Olympic Park. Two of the route services (Route 2A – Glebe via Gladesville and Route 3 – Macquarie via Ryde and Macquarie Park) have been removed due to historically low take-up by patrons. Importantly, alternative public transport options are available for those patrons who have used these particular services in the past.
For detailed information on the service changes and the available public transport alternatives, please refer to the Bledisloe Cup event page here, and the on-line trip planner on the Transport NSW website.
Bus services will depart Olympic Park after the game, with the last service departing at 11:00pm.
Sydney Buses will also operate to a normal weekend timetable. Route 525 operates between Parramatta and Burwood via Sydney Olympic Park. Route 526 operates between Parramatta and Burwood.
Use the Transport NSW Trip Planner to help plan your journey. It will give you up-to-date train and bus timetable information. Click here for more information.
Sydney Ferries services are running to a regular weekend timetable.
ANZ Stadium is approximately a 40 minute walk from Sydney Olympic Park Wharf. There is a connecting 526 Bus to the Stadium.
With the Stadium expected to be near full-capacity for this highly anticipated event, fans who have not pre-booked parking are encouraged to leave the car at home and take advantage of the increased public transport services.
For those who plan to drive, pre-booking your parking space is highly recommended, particularly for this event due to the traffic expected in the precinct. You can pre-book parking via:
- Sydney Olympic Park Authority: Print your ticket at home by clicking here. Please note: pre-booked parking tickets cannot be booked on the day of the event.
- Ticketek: Order your tickets by clicking here or calling 132 849. Please note: These can only be mailed out to customers or collected from Ticketek agencies.
Fans who do plan to drive should allow plenty of time to get to Sydney Olympic Park, find a parking space and get to their seat for the game.
If you decide to drive, the below routes are advised and can help minimise traffic issues:
- From the NORTH: Through Top Ryde, take Victoria Rd and then Silverwater Rd and Holker Street to Sydney Olympic Park;
- From the SOUTH: Turn onto Parramatta Road then Hill Road to Sydney Olympic Park;
- From the EAST: Take Parramatta Road then Birnie Avenue or Hill Road. If you are driving along Victoria Road, consider taking Silverwater Road then Holker Street.
- From the WEST: Turn onto Silverwater Road then Holker Street or turn onto Hill Road, and then to Sydney Olympic Park.
ACTIVITIES and entertainment
A massive pre-game Bledisloe Cup party is planned for Saturday, kicking off from 3pm.
With live entertainment, visits from Wallabies legends, and food and drinks flowing, there’ll be no better way to start your Bledisloe game-day experience! The party will be located in Cathy Freeman Park, outside ANZ Stadium, and will also be the T-shirt collection point for all Gold Brigade members.
- Shute Shield shown live on the big screen
- Monster marquee and 50m bar provided by Accor Brewery
- Family friendly live entertainment
- Interviews with current and classic Wallabies
- Pop-up cafes serving internationally themed street food
- Gold Brigade t-shirt collection in Cathy Freeman Park
- Park and precinct bathed in gold light
- Restaurants, cafes and bars open extended hours pre and post game