Making your way around Smales Farm

If you’re visiting us or are part of our community, here’s some helpful information to make for a smooth ride. Parking is also FREE after 5pm weekdays and all throughout the weekend.

Parking improvements

Effective from Monday 30th September 2019, all the current onsite parking machines will be updated to new Pay by Plate machines. These new machines will make paying for parking by Smales Farm residents and visitors a lot easier and accessible as they accept credit / debit card, coins and payment through the Parkmate app ( The new Pay by Plate machines are ticketless making them more convenient and better for the environment.

As part of this process we are redesignating the majority of ‘time limited’ parking areas on the Farm (P60 and P90) to P180, with the first 30 minutes free of charge. The cost here after remains the same at $2.50 an hour. The current ‘All Day Pay & Display’ parking areas and costs will remain as they are, but with payment via the new Pay by Plate machines.

Parking at Smales Farm is still free post 5pm weekdays and on weekends.

These changes are being made in response to consistent feedback regarding parking supply on Smales Farm. This new system is intended to provide an improved parking experience for residents and visitors that is as clear and straightforward as possible. We believe these changes will have a positive impact for Smales Farm visitors, businesses, tenants and our hospitality and retail services.

The parking machine installation and signage update will be undertaken on Thursday 26th & Friday 27th September 2019, ready for a Monday September 30th launch. As noted above, we are not increasing our hourly parking charges and the rates remain as they are currently.

For further information on the new parking zones and Pay by Plate machine locations click on the map above. If visiting the Farm before September 30th please use the map below.

Should you have any queries with regards to parking then please email


Smales Farm Bus Station

The Smales Farm Bus Station forms part of the Northern Express route and provides passengers with fast and efficient connections via the Northern Busway stations and Britomart.To plan your bus journey visit AT Journey Planner. For real time bus information and the ability to track your bus download the AT Metro ‘Track My Bus’ app AT mobile services.


Visitor Parking

Some tenants have parking available specifically for visitors. Please contact the company you are visiting directly for details. There is a combination of Free P5 & P30 options onsite, but should you require longer there is paid Pay by Plate options with first half hour free available as well. All Visitor parking is designed for short to medium-term visits.


Staff Parking

All Day Pay by Plate is available for staff working at Smales Farm in selected areas.


Pay by Plate Machines

All Parking is charged Monday — Friday between 8.00 a.m. — 5.00 p.m. Pay by plate payments can be made by coins, debit or credit card or by using the ParkMate App. Downloading/Registration for this service must be completed prior to using the service.

Having an issue with the parking meters? If so, please contact Smales Farm on (09) 488 2300 (during business hours) with the machine number and location.

Having an issue with the ParkMate App? Please contact 09 375 5056

Having an issue with Breach’s received? Please contact 0800 727 536

Please Note:

As with other parts of Smales Farm, to ensure all customers and visitors are able to park when on site, we have Parking Enforcement Services keeping an eye out (and sometimes issuing infringement notices) to make sure that vehicles adhere to the parking conditions.

Smales Farm is private property and not a park and ride facility for the Busway.

You can download the ParkMate app here for Android and here for iPhone.


Scooter & Motorcycle Parking

There are a number of dedicated scooter and motorcycle parks for employees and visitors to our site, these are available free-of-charge.



Auckland Transport’s ‘Let’s Carpool’ website offers a simple and flexible matching tool that enables staff at Smales Farm to ride-share with each other for the journey to and from work.



Smales Farm has a number of end of trip facilities available including cycle lockers, showers, and bike racks. Bike racks are in/around Smales Farm (as well as in buildings) and can be used by all staff/ public.



Smales Farm is home to Auckland’s first E-moped fleet “Kwikli”, offering a cheaper, cleaner & innovative solution for mobility in urban areas. New Zealand owned & operated, Kwikli is designed to save you time, money and the environment with zero emission scooters. All you need to do is download the app and have a full drivers licence.


Cityhop  Cars

Cityhop, NZ’s first cars by the hour car share company is now at Smales Farm! With Cityhop you can access over a hundred vehicles around Auckland, and Wellington. You can rent a car, SUV or van by the hour. They take care of all the hassles, no need to worry about insurance, petrol, parking or vehicle maintenance again. Get access to cars parked at convenient locations all over Auckland — ranging from $10 an hour and capped at $75 per day including fuel for individual members. Cityhop for convenient, reliable and affordable access to a fleet of shared cars. Join up and become a Cityhop member today! Find out more at

Smales Farm Map