Getting there

Located just a few minutes from the city centre, Horncastle Arena is one of NZ’s largest purpose-built indoor venues and is host to Christchurch’s major events.

Easily located at 55 Jack Hinton Drive in Addington (next to Addington Raceway), it has over 4,000m2 of space ideal for exhibitions, tradeshows and large scale special events.

Coming by car?

Horncastle Arena is located on Jack Hinton Drive. There is plenty of FREE parking available at the Horncastle Arena.

Coming by bus?

Metro Bus Stops are located nearby on Lincoln Road and Whiteleigh Ave. Visit for more information and timetables.

Coming by taxi or Uber?

Taxis and Ubers are welcome to drop you off within the Arena precinct – right at the front door in fact. Subject to events, there is a taxi rank available outside the main entrance of the Arena.

Coming by bike?

Bike racks are available for cyclists and are located opposite the main entrance of the Arena in the car park area. Please ensure that you lock your bikes securely to the rack.


Pedestrian access is available from all points of entry in to the area. Please stay on footpaths and sides of roads for your safety and that of others.


There will be an onsite café located on the Addington Racecourse side of the Arena concourse with a selection of hot and cold cabinet food on offer as well as a Ham Carvery and Sandwich Bar.


There is plenty of FREE parking available at the Horncastle Arena.

Disability Parking

Disability Parking is available directly opposite the front entry of the Arena in the main car park. Only vehicles with the appropriate Mobility Pass will be allowed entry.

Wheelchair Access

Horncastle Arena provides wheelchair accessibility throughout the venue. There are two lifts located at Doors two and three which will take guests to the cross aisle on Level One and Corporate Suites on Level Two. There are accessible toilets located in all bathrooms. Please ask any Vbase staff members if you need assistance.

Baby Change Facilities

Baby Change facilities are located in the accessible toilets of the bathrooms located at Doors 2 & 3. Pram parking is usually located to the inside left of the main Arena doors. If you need bottles or baby food heated please see the staff located in the Food and Beverage outlets.