Tickets are now sold out.
Dunedin is getting ready to celebrate the return of international rugby in a festive fashion this winter as the All Blacks take on Ireland as part of the Steinlager Series’ at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin at 7.05pm on 9 July 2022.
In the first Dunedin meeting of the two sides in 20 years and the only South Island match as part of the Irish 2022 tour, this will be an event not to be missed.
For a city map detailing event areas, parking, walking routes and more see here.
If you're looking to make the most of your match weekend in the city, check out these ideas on how to have an 'almost' Irish experience in Dunedin.
Octagon Fanzone - please note that due to weather conditions the Octagon Fanzone entertainment and activities have been cancelled.
The Dunedin Midwinter Carnival will take place as planned on lower Moray Place and in the grounds of First Church this year. Tickets to the Carnival are available online or limited gate sales on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 July.
We encourage match-goers to either take public transport or walk wherever possible to avoid congestion around the stadium vicinity.
The walking route to the stadium is approximately a 10-15 minute walk with buskers, food and volunteers along the route to point you in the right direction.
Free shuttle buses will run from the Dunedin Public Library to the stadium every 15 minutes between 4:45 - 6:15pm. A limited number of free shuttle buses will return to the Octagon from Union Street East immediately after the match.
Special night buses to suburban Dunedin will depart at 12am from the central Bus Hub. (Fare is gold coin donation)
Route 1 – Dunedin to Mosgiel via Green Island and Fairfield
Route 2 – Dunedin to Leith Valley Motor Camp, Gardens Shopping Centre and Highgate
Route 3 – Dunedin to Andersons Bay, South Dunedin and Caversham.
Pre-booked $10 return buses from/to Mosgiel will depart at 5:30pm stopping at three pick up points:
- Burns Lodge/Holy Cross
- Countdown Bus Stop
- The Railway Station
The return journey to Mosgiel from the temporary bus stop on the Wickliffe Street 30 minutes after the match finishes. Tickets can be pre-purchased from the Dunedin i-Site.
Gates open at 5pm. Please check your ticket to make sure you go to the correct gate.
You can bring:
Clear sealed bottles of water up to one litre – note that lids will be removed from water bottles at the gates.
Special food for dietary requirements.
Homemade food, such as sandwiches.
Baby foods and liquids.
No BYO takeaway meals or alcohol is allowed.
No glass allowed – this includes glass perfume bottles.
Personal cameras may be permitted, but must not have a removable lens.
Please expect bag searches and intoxication assessments when you arrive at the Stadium.
For more stadium information see: www.forsythbarrstadium.co.nz or phone 0800 246464
Since you’re coming this way, why not add a few days to your Dunedin stay and experience the diverse array of attractions and natural wonders on offer. There’s much to explore among the quirky city streets and wild reaches beyond. Check out our See and Do pages for inspiration or seek out some great deals and packages on local tours and attractions.
See our suggestions on how to enjoy an 'almost' Irish experience in Dunedin while you're here.
Dunedin has a range of accommodation from hotels to motels, serviced apartments and bed and breakfasts. To see a list of accommodation options click here
If you need assistance securing accommodation around match days, the Dunedin i-SITE keeps a list of all vacancies in commercial and private accommodation. The i-SITE team can also advise you on other activities to enjoy while you're in the city and make bookings on your behalf.