Free Camping Included

Splore festival takes place over 3 days and the the vast majority of our audience stay onsite in one of the many camping zones.

Every festival ticket includes access to free camping with a range of areas to choose from general areas some offering sea views on wide pastures and family friendly zones where the kids rule. 

When you arrive you can walk or shuttle to the free camping fields where you can pick any available spot. There's plenty of room for everyone but please be thoughtful, try to minimise your footprint and get to know your neighbours. Sharing is caring. 

There is also a suite of camping upgrades like reserved camp sites and all out luxury Glamping experiences for those looking to turn-up their festival experience.

There are is a strict no vehicle policy in all camp sites. Anyone wishing to stay in a vehicle must reserve a camper vehicle site.

Camping is not compulsory but we heartily recommend it as it allows you to become fully immersed in the Splore community. But is it's just not your thing not your thing you can leave and come back with limited pass-outs through out the weekend.

Family Camping

Splore offers a selection of free and reserved camping options for families. There is a free family camping area plus reserved family campsites. There's also a reserved family camper-vehicle option for families with caravans and RVs. Please follow the site maps and reservation instructions when selecting.

Camper Vehicles 

All camper vehicles must reserve a site. The Reserved Camper-vehicle sites are 8m x 5m which is big enough for most kinds of vans, house-busses, RVs or car + caravan combos. You may also put up a tent but only if it fits inside your allocated area. Due to safety requirements we no longer offer unreserved camper vehicle areas. 


Reserved Camping

Offering the convenience of a pre-booked campsite with peace of mind that your chosen spot will be waiting for you when you arrive. You'll also get one reserved parking space in the field adjacent to the reserved camp, reducing the distance from your car to the campsite.

Every Reserved Camping site is a generous 8m x 4m. That's plenty big enough for the whole family or a (small 3-4 peeps) group of friends, camped together in one large tent or a couple of small/medium tents there'll be plenty of room to spread out. If you’re part of a larger group, you can book a number of adjacent sites to create the ultimate friends and family camping zone. Due to limited space and capacity we ask that you use the reserved spaces efficiently, so please don't book more space then you will need. There’s nothing worse then a being a greedy guts.  


Glamping at Splore 

All the glamour of luxury accommodation with the romance of camping under the stars! At Splore, Wildernest creates all the joys of sleeping under canvas but without all the effort! This is the ultimate luxury camping experience, where everything is taken care of. Simply arrive, check in and let our concierge show you to your tent suite, allowing you to settle in, kick back and enjoy the festival. Slippers, beautiful linen and bright interior lighting - this really is the ultimate luxury camping experience.


Tepee Life

Tepee Life brings an amazing new accommodation experience to Splore. Having evolved from humble beginnings, to the full service festival Village, Tepee Life is the most funky, eco-friendly alternative to the traditional nylon tent! 




Parking Pass

The Parking Pass is designed to minimise our impact on the environment by controling the number of vehicles coming to Splore, reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and making Splore less congested. 

You must have a parking pass to access the on-site parking. The Parking Pass rewards carpooling and provides funds for affordable alternative transport. We first introduced the Parking Pass at Splore 2014, achieving a 25% reduction in the number vehicles on site. This was a huge win for sustainability and this year we’re hoping for an even better result. 

Firstly decide whether you need to drive your car to Splore, if there’s an alternative transport option available or whether you can get a ride with someone else. Join our Facebook Carpool Club to connect with other Splorers looking for and offering rides. 

If you're going to drive you'll need to buy Parking Pass - COMING SOON

When you arrive at Splore with 3 or more people in your vehicle you will receive a partial refund. So pack light and bring your mates. Vehicles that arrive with fewer than 3 people will not receive any refund.

Reserved Camper-Vehicle sites include parking so won't need an additional parking pass. All other reserved campers, Glampers and general admission campers must buy a Parking Pass to use the carpark.

Buy your parking pass in advance because vehicles that arrive at the gate without a Parking Pass will be charged a lot more.

  • Parking Pass should be purchased online pre-arrival.
  • Vehicles with 3+ people will receive a partialrefund.
  • The refund will be credit loaded on to your AWOP wristband.
  • Vehicles that arrive without a Parking Pass will be charged more.
  • Hybrid Electric and efficient 2 seater vehicles with just 2 passengers will qualify for refund.
  • Motorbikes do not require a parking pass.
  • Remember, if you have to drive, carpooling is king, saving you money on parking and on fuel and it's also kinder on our environment. By carpooling you are reducing your greenhouse gas emissions and making a positive contribution to saving our beautiful home planet. 

Join the Splore Facebook Carpool Club.


Boats at Splore

Ahoy There! Coming to Splore by sea is pretty awesome, and the Tikapamoana Bay at Tapapakang Regional Park can be a stunning anchorage. From there you will have brilliant views across the festival site. 

Fore planning is required though, as it can be a little tricky out there in a fresh easterly. Be sure to check the local maritime weather forecast prior to setting sail for Splore!

To help us monitor the water side activity we have come up with a few simple measures. Pre-register your vessel online. This will give us some idea of how many vessels to expect on the weekend and how many people will be coming ashore. Plus we will be able to contact you if we need to share any information prior to or during the event, Click here to register you vessel now. 

Download the Splore Boatie guidelines right here.

Join the Splore Festival Y.C. on FaceBook.

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