Cooks Gardens

Cooks Gardens is located in central Whanganui. It includes a multi-purpose stadium with an all-weather synthetic 400m athletic track, a wooden cycling velodrome and grandstands. Cooks Gardens is also Whanganui’s premier rugby ground.

Next to the track is a unique elevated venue – known as the Cooks Gardens Events Centre – which is suited to conferences, meetings, product launches and weddings.

Toilets and drinking fountains are on-site.

Cooks Gardens is famous as the venue where Peter Snell in 1962 broke Herb Elliott’s world mile record on a grass track, covering the distance in three minutes 54.4 seconds.

Whanganui Venues and Events manage this venue, along with all track and field and velodrome bookings.


Maria Pl, Whanganui 4500  View Map

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