New Year's Day Races

  • 1 January 2025
  • Ellerslie Racecourse
New Year's Day Races

General Admission

A relaxed way to enjoy your day with plenty of opportunities to get close to the action.

Pukekohe Park

General Admission

Come be part of the roar of the crowd!

Our general admission areas provide a relaxed, laidback environment for eventgoers to spend their day and, thanks to our friends at The Grand Tour, we’ve got the amazing ‘Grand Tour Bar’ on site as well as our resident DJ to make sure you start the new year right. No tickets are required, join us oncourse.

When it comes time to race, you have the option of either watching from the covered, outdoor Public Grandstand or getting closer to the thunder of the track from the open public spaces down below where you’ll also find a raft of kids entertainment.

The lawn space will also feature food, beverage and Tote facilities, and you’re welcome to bring along your own picnic food, unopened non-alcoholic beverages, as well as chairs & picnic rugs for use in outdoor general admission areas.


A fun day out for all the family

Free General Admission and free activities for the kids make attending a ‘no brainer’.

We’ve got the likes of a bouncy castle, swingball sets and other games and activities on offer throughout the day (subject to weather conditions) to keep the little ones entertained between races, giving parents a chance to dust off the night before (if you saw in the new year in a big way!).

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