Visiting Information

Mercury Baypark is located in stunning Mount Maunganui with Tauranga Airport, varied accommodation options and the amenities of the city close by. Please see below for directions, parking and accessibility information, as well as advice for visiting our beautiful region.

Getting to Baypark

Arriving from Mt Maunganui: Head Southeast on Maunganui Rd, at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto State Hwy 2 heading to Te Puke.

Take the exit toward Sandhurst Dr, Turn right onto Sandhurst Dr (signs for Mangatawa/Stadium). Continue onto Mangatawa Link Rd

Turn left onto Truman Rd (Destination will be on the left) use entrance 1

Arriving from Whakatane/Te Puke: Follow State Hwy 2 heading to Mount Maunganui/Tauranga. 

Take the Sandhurst Dr exit from State Hwy 2, and turn left towards Mangatawa, then left onto Truman Lane.

Use entrance 1 (refer Mercury map under Parking & Travel Planning)

Arriving from Hamilton and Waihi: Drive from SH 1, State Hwy 29 and State Hwy 29A towards Papamoa.

Take the Sandhurst Dr exit from State Hwy 2, turn right towards Mangatawa then left onto Truman Lane.

Use entrance 1 (refer Mercury map under Parking & Travel Planning)

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Parking & Travel Planning

Access to various areas at Mercury Baypark can change regularly due to operational requirements for events. This webpage will be updated regularly to provide information on:

  • Access to Mercury Arena and around Mercury Baypark when special events are taking place

  • Traffic management plans for major events over 5000 patrons

The main entrance No 1 will be open on Truman Lane for access to Mercury Baypark. Make your way along Baypark Boulevard to the public parking areas which may vary from time to time.

Taxis and Dial-A-Driver Services:
Tauranga Mount Taxis 0800 829 448
Bay Dial-A-Driver 027 212 7070

Coachlines for Groups:
Bethlehem Coachlines (07) 571 0360
Bayline Coachlines (07) 578 3113

Public Transport: Mercury Baypark is not currently on a direct public bus route. The nearest main bus stop is a short walk away at Bayfair Shopping Centre. View timetables here.

If you are planning coach travel to Mercury Baypark and require further information on access and permit parking information please contact our Operations Manager on 07 577 8560.

Travel Planning for Major Events

As Mercury Baypark is situated on an intersection between two State Highways, delays will occur at major events when arriving and departing the venue. Mercury Baypark will operate traffic management plans, however stadium patrons are strongly advised to plan their travel carefully and prepare for expected delays.

Helpful tips when travelling to major events:

  • Walk to the venue if you live nearby

  • Share your transport and fill your car with friends and family

  • Take a taxi, uber or shuttle (due to traffic congestion drop-off may need to be in neighbouring streets and then you can walk a short distance to the venue (ie Te Maunga Lane, Exeter Street, Sandhurst Drive). Note: drop-offs on SH29A are dangerous and prohibited.

  • Use public transport – visit the Baybus website for more details

  • Bring something to entertain the kids while you depart the venue


Mercury Baypark is committed to providing an excellent event experience for all patrons.

Main entrances to the Arena and Stadium are fully wheelchair accessible, with lifts available for access to all floors. All event spaces and meeting rooms are wheelchair accessible with the exception of Premium Lounge in the Stadium. Click here for more information on each of our event spaces.

There are designated mobility parking spaces & we can provide accessible seating for events when required. As we are a multi-purpose venue the seats are set according to the event.

Our Region

Mount Maunganui is an iconic holiday hot spot boasting one of the sunniest climates in New Zealand, a great year-round destination. Recognised as a top global beach and named No.1 in New Zealand in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.


Mount Maunganui – and Tauranga on its doorstep – offers an impressive selection of accommodation. The mix includes seaside splendour, CBD hotels, apartments and tucked away Bed & Breakfast establishments. For more information on what the Bay of Plenty has on offer visit

Here’s a selection of active and passive activities for all event attendees to enjoy:

  • Take to the water. Explore the harbour on a boat cruise, go kayaking, try white-water rafting, or sign up for a surf lesson

  • Climb or circumnavigate Mauao (the districts iconic Mount Maunganui)

  • Soak in the Southern Hemisphere’s most famous hot saltwater pools

  • Enjoy the magic of a glow-worm kayak tour

  • Try skydiving in one of the best drop zones in the country – or maybe just opt for a flightseeing adventure

  • Enjoy a nature study. Get up close and personal with dolphins or visit local bird gardens and animal parks

  • Skid your wheels – 4wd, or various biking options, on offer

  • Take a guided tour of the district, either by land, sea, or air

  • Explore the inner crater of NZ’s only active marine volcano – White Island

  • Middle Earth – experience the idyllic village of Hobbiton – less than one hour away

  • LoadedNZ – enjoy an action-packed day of claybird target shooting

  • Enjoy fun for all the Family at Baywave Aquatic & Leisure Centre

  • Walk the trails of Papamoa Hills and take in the sweeping views of the Bay of Plenty coastline

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