Where is Arunga Polo Club
Arunga is a just a 50 minute drive from Sydney, at the base of the Blue Mountains. From Sydney we recommend taking the M2 and the M7, getting off at the Richmond Exit (Richmond Road). Once you arrive in Richmond, drive through the main street and past the lagoon. The Windsor Polo Club fields will be on your left, turn right into Triangle Lane. Arunga is number 42, approximately 200 meters on your right. Please park in the designated areas. Click here for a printable map.
Can I catch public transport to Arunga?
Click here for the train timetable. Arunga is approximately 1.5 hour train ride from Sydney. Western Line trains usually run every hour and the station to exit is Richmond. Once you arrive at Richmond station, Arunga Polo Club is a 30 minute walk through town and down to the fields, or a short taxi ride. The address is XYZ Lane, Richmond. We recommend checking the train website for any scheduled train line repairs which may affect your journey time.
Local Taxi Companies and Shuttle Bus
What if it is wet weather?
Polo can be played in the rain, however play will be stopped if it is considered dangerous to horse and rider. Often the weather may be ok at the grounds even if its raining in Sydney, so best to check on our site for any cancellation notices or call adam on 0409 288 287 to check status. For players, your team captain will be informed if play is delayed or cancelled due to wet weather.
Can I purchase food and drinks at Arunga?
Spectators are welcome to bring their own food and drink to the polo. The clubhouse will open during tournament hours where visitors can purchase light refreshments and snacks.
Can I BYO?
Yes. We just ask that you drink responsibly and definitely don't drink and drive!
What do I wear to the Polo?
Arunga Polo Club is a place to relax and enjoy yourself, so there is no dress code. If you need a bit of guidance, you can't go wrong with jeans boots and a shirt for the lads and the same for the ladies, although dresses are also a hit. Leave the high heels in the car as the lush grass makes it difficult to walk and you really want to be stomping those divots with some flatties. But feel free to bring them out at night when the party gets started in the clubhouse.
Dont forget a hat and a jumper or jacket for when the sun sets behind the big Blue Mountains.
Is it Child Friendly?
Yes it is child friendly! A day out to the polo is a fantastic way to entertain the kids, so pack a picnic, gather the troops and head on out for some lovely fresh air and space to run! There is a safety line that all spectators need to stay behind, so just keep that in mind and keep your eye on the ball... it doesnt get better!
What are the Rules?
There is a simple version and a long winded version... click here for more info
Is Saturday or Sunday better for Spectators?
Definitely Sunday. The whole weekend consists of fabulous polo, but finals are held on Sunday, and that's when the crowds role in.. so come and support your favourite horse, player, or team.
What time will it finish?
Games usually start at 9am and each game will take approximately 1 hour. The last game of the day usually starts at 3pm so its likely to finish about 4:30pm followed by presentation and drinks. On Sunday, the main game is usually always played at 3pm, so make sure you stick around for that!