Corner of Te Rapa Road & Wairere Drive Hamilton 3200 New Zealand

07 847 9450


We have over 3,000 free car parks, including 514 covered basement parks directly under Te Awa with direct access to the mall via escalator, travellator, lifts and stairs.   Parking is security-monitored and there are no time limits.

Preferential parking is provided around the site for 65+ shoppers, parents with prams and accessibility pass holders.  These parks and clearly marked and are indicated in our basement carpark with a blue light overhead.

Find accessibility parks in the following locations:

  • Near mall entrances in the basement carpark (look for blue lights overhead)
  • Outside:  Gloria Jeans, Farmers, Number 1 Shoes, Mac Pac, The Warehouse, Factorie, Kiwi Bank, Briscoes, ASB, AMI, Heathcotes, Citta Design and beside the playground.

We’re also home to the first Tesla electronic car Supercharger station so you can stay charged while you’re on the road. Find the Tesla charging station at the northern end of the basement carpark, near the lifts.

By car

Situated on the corner of Te Rapa Road and Wairere Drive, The Base is easy to access from all directions and is the gateway to Hamilton from the North.  Two entrances on Te Rapa Road and a third on Te Kowhai Road make access easy.

View directions to The Base Shopping Centre on Google Maps here

By bus

Bus Services:  The Busit Bus Hub is located at the northern end of The Base, near Citta Design.  A wide range of services are available, visit for routes and timetables or speak to our Customer Service Desk staff for timetable assistance.

Free Shuttle Thursday – Sunday:  Any park on the site is a great park with our free shuttle service.  Our eco-friendly shuttle circuits the site and will take you – and your shopping – to and from your car. Visit the Customer Service Desk at Te Awa or phone our staff on 07 847 9450 to request a pick up.


A taxi pickup zone is available at the main entrance of Te Awa.

Ask Customer Service to phone your preferred taxi company for a pickup.

By bike

Bike racks are located close to most entrances and throughout external areas.

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Contact details

The Base Contact

07 847 9450

Centre Manager

Simon Betts

Promotional Leasing

Miranda Dallow

Marketing Manager

Nicole Foster

Retail Leasing

Renee Buckingham

Retail Leasing

Ballinger Wragge

Retail Leasing

Marleina Forrest