Auckland Transport issues road closures, parking restrictions, bus diversions for New Year's Eve celebrations

Auckland's 2019 New Year fireworks celebration. Auckland's 2019 New Year fireworks celebration. Photo credit: Getty Images

Auckland Transport (AT) has issued road closures, parking restrictions and bus diversions ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations across the city. AT advises people using public transport over this period to use the online Journey Planner or the AT Mobile app to check their travel options to and from the city centre.

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Britomart Block Party

The annual Britomart Block Party is set to have partygoers celebrating until the early hours of 2020, with three venues and a street party in the heart of Britomart.

The event runs from 8pm December 31 to 4am January 1, with events at 1885 and AV Club, and a party on Galway St. Road closures Galway St is closed from 5pm December 30 to 3pm January 1.

There are no parking restrictions in place in the area.

SkyCity and Auckland city centre

Partiers at SkyCity can countdown to 2020 with plenty of musicians, including Ladi6, Groove Dwellers and Lavina Williams. The fireworks display at midnight can also be viewed from here. On New Year's Eve, the Federal St event runs from 5pm to midnight and the Sammy's Lounge celebration in SkyCity runs from 7pm to 3am.

Road closures Federal St is closed from 3am December 31 to 4am January 1. Queen St, Lorne St, High St, Victoria St West, Albert St, Durham St West, Kingston St, Darby St, Elliot St, Bowen Ave, Rutland St and Kitchener St are closed from 10pm December 31 to 2am January 1.

Parking restrictions Federal St, Queen St, Victoria St West and Victoria St East have parking restrictions in place from 8am December 31 to 2am January 1.

Highlife New Year's Eve

After a two-year hiatus, Highlife is back and is holding this year's event at Ascension Wine Estate in Matakana. Event organisers promise to bring international and local live acts, dancers, gourmet food, a "heart-stopping" fireworks display, and more.

The event runs from 10am December 31 to 4am January 1. Road closures Matakana Rd is closed from 9am December 31 to 4am January 1.

There are no parking restrictions in place in the area.

Bus diversions and stop closures

Bus diversions and stop closures will be in place from 8pm December 31 until the last service that evening.

A full list of bus detours and closures can be viewed here.

Ferry and train timetables for New Year's Eve can be viewed here.

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