Planning to come down to join the Global Party at the Race
Village? You can now find out if it’s busy before you leave, whilst on route or
during your visit to the Auckland Stopover Race Village.
isitbusy.co.nz improves the visitor experience via a live webcam view of Te
Wero Island which shows what’s happening on the stage and how busy the Village
is. In addition, the site has information on train or bus services from the same
source as maxx.co.nz plus updates on roadworks and other potential delays from
“This is a great way to plan your day out or evening at the Race Village,”
says Tom Mayo, Port Director for the Auckland Stopover. “You can check online or
via your smartphone to find the best way to get here and also what’s happening
on the main stage.”
isitbusy.co.nz has been developed by Mayo&, the company appointed to
deliver the Auckland Stopover on behalf of event owners Auckland Tourism, Events
and Economic Development.
Extensive modelling and research has gone into the planning of crowd
movements in the Race Village to ensure the site is a valuable tool to anyone
planning on visiting the Viaduct during the Auckland Stopover.
“We have worked with BECA, who provide crowd management planning services for
major events including the Olympic Games, to establish crowd flow routes and
crowd number management,” says Mayo. “We want everyone to have a wonderful
experience at the Race Village and our Control Centre will direct the Spectator
Services team to ensure smooth crowd movement throughout the Village.”
Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover event owner, Auckland Tourism, Events and
Economic Development, believes the site will give visitors to the Village
another way to enhance their experience.
“It’s encouraging to see event companies looking at innovative ways to
improve the experience for visitors to major events. With the live webcam feed
from the Viaduct, isitbusy.co.nz lets visitors make an informed choice to how
they want to experience the Race Village.,” says Manager Major Events, Jennah