Organisers of this year's annual Fieldays at Mystery Creek say they have options for people making their way to Fieldays this week.
"Take a backseat and avoid the queues with alternative transport options delivering you straight to the gate."
To help ease traffic congestion during Fieldays, the New Zealand National Fieldays Society have partnered with the Waikato Regional Council to provide free bus services to and from the 50th Fieldays event.
"People with a Fieldays ticket will be able to ride free on all Hamilton and regional (Huntly, Paeroa, Te Aroha, Morrinsville, Raglan, Cambridge and Te Awamutu) bus services to and from the transport centre," says a statement from organisers.
"They can then catch the free Fieldays bus from the Hamilton Transport Centre out to Mystery Creek.
"We also have free Park & Rides based in the northern carpark at The Base in Hamilton and the Cambridge BMX Club where people can present their Fieldays ticket, park their car and leave it securely to catch a Fieldays bus, departing every 30 mins between the hours of 8am and 11am dropping you straight to the bottom of Gate 1 at Mystery Creek."
Those wishing to drive themselves are advised to take care when using the roads surrounding the Mystery Creek area and be aware of traffic management and delays. For an idea of travel times head to http://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/waikato/traffic-dashboard.
Whilst there is a robust traffic management plan devised in conjunction with New Zealand Police, NZTA and Waipa District Council, congestion is inevitable, and we urge you to be patient and considerate of your fellow commuters.
"If you’d rather not travel by road, you can take to the air with preferred supplier Helicorp or jump on the Waikato Explorer, departing from the Hamilton Gardens and disembarking at Gate 7 Jetty.
"For a speedy arrival Camjet are also departing Narrows Lane Tamahere, also disembarking at the Gate 7 Jetty."
Find out more about buses, transport and parking at https://fieldays.co.nz/visitor-info/