The Coolest Little Capital In The World will be turning it on for Rugby World Cup 2011 in hosting 6 pool matches and 2 of the quarter final games at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium. The team at Rongotai Apartments is looking forward to welcoming guests for the Rugby World Cup games, so whether you’re travelling from Ireland or Palmerston North, this post is to provide a light introduction to Wellington’s part in the tournament.
Wellington is no stranger to major international events; the locals are pumped and the city’s world-class infrastructure, bars, restaurants, cafe’s, and accommodations are ready for visitors. Wellington airport recently unveiled their a new International Terminal, the new Indoor Sports Centre (ICSC) on Cobham Park is about officially open along with recent improvements to the roads and the public transport network is running more buses to and from the stadium on game days.
Wellington Stadium – RWC 2011 Match Schedule
|Date & Time||Match||Result|
|Sun Sept 11 @ 20.30||South Africa v Wales||South Africa wins 17-16|
|Sat Sept 17 @ 18.00||South Africa v Fiji||South Africa wins 49-3|
|Fri Sept 23 @ 20.30||Australia v USA||Australia wins 67-5|
|Sun Sept 25 @ 20.30||Argentina v Scotland||Argentina wins 13-12|
|Sat Oct 1 @ 18.00||France v Tonga||Tonga wins 19-14|
|Sun Oct 2 @ 15.30||New Zealand v Canada||New Zealand wins 79-15|
|Sat Oct 8 @ 18.00||IRELAND vs WALES|
|Sun Oct 9 @ 18.00||SOUTH AFRICA vs AUSTRALIA|
Wellington Stadium Venue Overview
Wellington Regional Stadium is location at
147 Waterloo Quay
Limited parking will be available at the stadium. We suggest using public transport to and from the stadium. Take any bus to Wellington Stadium and get off at the railway station, it’s then a short walk to the stadium. Buses to Kilbirnie are: 2, 6, 24, 11, 3, and 18.
Although ticket offices will be open 3 hours before each game kicks off, we suggest you check out the full match schedule and buy your tickets early!
Wellington Regional Stadium has bars, snack bars, fast foods, Automatic Teller Machines and designated smoking areas.
Wellington Airport Travel
Wellington Airport is located a short distance from the CBD and Wellington Regional Stadium. The airport flyer bus is a reliable public transport service with free WiFi and air conditioning, while shuttles and taxis are always plentiful at the front of the terminal. Rongotai Apartments is a short 5 minute drive from Wellington airport.
Wining and Dining
Wellington is renowned for its fine restaurants and award wining cuisine from some of the countries best chefs. Our recommendation is to visit Cuba Street, the Wellington Waterfront, Courtney Place, Blair Street and Alan Street – Take your pick from the many restaurants and bars for every taste and budget.
Local Events – What to do in Wellington
Wellington’s event calendar is packed with an exciting line up of fun things to do during your stay for the Rugby World Cup and beyond. Take a look through the Real NZ Events website for more information.
Places to Eat around Kilbirnie
|Bay 66 Bar66 Bay Road, KilbirniePhone: (04) 470 7852||Elements Cafe144 Onepu Road, Lyall BayPhone: (04) 939 1292|
|Maranui Cafe7A Lyall Parade, Lyall BayPhone: (04) 387 2829||The Corner Bar & CafeCnr Rongotai Road & Bay Road, KilbirniePhone: (04) 939 4403|
|Siam Thai Restaurant64 Kilbirnie Crescent, KilbirniePhone: (04) 939 4666||Tandoori Heritage23 Coutts St. KilbirniePhone: (04) 3877040|
www.rugbyworldcup.com – The official website of the Rugby World Cup
www.wellingtonnz.com – The official website of Wellington, New Zealand
www.wcc.govt.nz – The website of the Wellington City Council
www.metlink.org.nz – The website of Wellington’s Public Transport network.