Cooks Gardens Whanganui

Cooks Gardens Whanganui

Premier Function, Sporting and Event Centre!

Cooks Gardens Whanganui is a multi-purpose stadium in the heart of Whanganui city. It is currently used mostly for rugby union matches, athletics,cycling, and hosting events and conferences. Cooks Gardens has been used as a sporting facility commenced in 1896. Since then Cooks Gardens has been the venue of a number of the world’s historic sporting occasions. One of these occasions was on 27 January 1962 when tens of thousands of spectators crammed into Cooks Gardens to witness athlete Peter Snell break the world record for the mile.

In 1996 a multimillion-dollar re-development of Cooks Gardens took place. This included an all-weather synthetic 400m athletic track, the first wooden cycling velodrome in New Zealand, and a new grandstand. Redevelopment of Cooks Gardens was completed in 2004 with the construction of two further grandstands.


Cooks gardens whanganui

Cooks Gardens Whanganui
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    Planning Events

    Call Cooks Gardens Whanganui for any event, conference or function requirements!

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    First in NZ

    In 1996 a re-development of Cooks Gardens took place. This included athletic track, the first wooden cycling velodrome in New Zealand, and a new grandstand.

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    Up for a Test

    What do you think would have been the inaugural event at the Cooks Garden?Visit and find out!

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99 St Hills Street, Whanganui, 4500, New Zealand

Everyday: 8.30am – 5.00pm (also depending on events held on the day)

(06) 349 1815
Depending on activity
Parking Available, Toilets, Gardens, Family Friendly

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