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Wellington's Cake Tin - Roadside Stories

Wellington's Cake Tin - Roadside Stories


147 Waterloo Quay, Wellington

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Wellington's Westpac Stadium, also known as the 'Cake Tin.' Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide in the image carousel above.

Wellington's Westpac Stadium - known affectionately as the 'Cake Tin' - opened in 1999 to replace the former rugby venue of Athletic Park. Rugby was first played at Athletic Park in 1896, and it was the site of some memorable games, including two All Black tests against France in hurricane-strength winds. The new stadium boasts a less exposed, more central position, and seating for more than 34,000.

Wellington region: sport and leisure,

Westpac Stadium,

Wellington rugby,

Blokes, footie, and fish and chips,

Athletic Park rugby test, 1921,

Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way -- its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit

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