Residents and visitors to Dunedin keen to see the Duke and
Duchess of Cambridge today need to plan their routes and be
prepared for delays.
The royal couple arrive at the Dunedin International Airport
They will attend a ticket-only Palm Sunday service at St
Pauls Cathedral at 10am before taking part in the Regal Rugby
Fun Day at the Forsyth Barr Stadium.
9.25am: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at
Dunedin International Airport. Welcomed by Dunedin Mayor Dave
Cull on the tarmac, who will, with Edward Ellison, of the
local runanga, lead a powhiri.
10am: Arrive at Octagon and, after short welcome,
climb steps to St Paul's cathedral for Palm Sunday service.
Service not open to the public other than those invited.
11am: Service concludes. Royal couple may greet
members of public if there is time before travelling to
Forsyth Barr Stadium.
11.15am: Public drive to stadium.
At Forsyth Barr Stadium: Gates open to public at 9.45am.
Speight's Stand ticket holder - entry Gate A or Gate H. Mitre
10 Mega Stand ticket holder - entry Gate C. Non-ticket
holders on the day will be seated in Mitre 10 Mega Stand -
entry Gate C. Rippa rugby and entertainment commences at 10am
and continues until about 1pm. It is recommended everyone is
seated by 11am. Stadium car park entry by gold coin
donation. Free parking on surrounding streets.
11.45am: Royal couple appear on field at stadium.
12.45pm: Leave for Dunedin International Airport for
flight to Queenstown.
Two areas have been set aside for members of the public to
catch a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they
drive between venues.
There is no royal walkabout scheduled in Queenstown, and the
couple's lunch at the Amisfield Winery and a jetboat trip
with Shotover Jet are private events.
Prince William and Catherine will arrive at Queenstown
airport, Frankton, at 2pm and be greeted by Mayor Vanessa van
Uden. There will not be any opportunity for the public to see
the royal couple at the airport as they will be exiting the
airport directly from the tarmac, not walking through the
They will drive directly to Amisfield, passing the Lake Hayes
Pavilion, where parking will be available for people who
would like to stand and watch the royal motorcade pass by.
The royal couple are scheduled to pass by the pavilion just
At 3.15 they are scheduled to depart for Shotover Jet at
Arthur's Point, driving via the Lake Hayes - Arrowtown Road.
The second public viewing area is at the Millbrook Corner, at
the intersection of Lake Hayes Road and Malaghan Road, where
the couple are scheduled to pass by at about 3.20pm.
People will be able to stand inside the fence at the
Millbrook Corner, but there will be no carparking available
on the site, or along the roadline. People are advised to
park in McDonnell Road and walk along to the Millbrook
Access to the Shotover River at Arthur's Point will be
restricted. Motorists are advised to expect delays of 5-10
minutes at the Edith Cavell Bridge from around 3.30pm -
Oxenbridge Tunnel Road will be closed to the public, and
there will be no vehicle access between Atley Road and
Arthur's point Road.
2pm: Arrive at Queenstown Airport.
2.15pm: Arrive at Amisfield for wine and food tasting.
3.15pm: Leave Amisfield for Shotover jet via Malaghans
4.15pm: Leave Shotover for private evening.
Monday 10am: Fly to Christchurch.