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.
Location and Directions
Tapapakanga Regional Park is located 72km south east of Auckland CBD.
Off the motorway, the roads are well sealed but windy with sharp corners in some parts of the trip. Please drive carefully.
To preserve the pristine nature of our stunning location and help ensure that we can party here for many years to come please check and respect them. There aren't many so there's no excuse.
Waahi Tapu Sites - KEEP OFF
Tapapakanga Park is steeped in significant archaeological sites that are important records of history of the tangata whenua Ngati Whanaunga and Ngati Paoa and are protected by law. Please respect these areas they are clearly marked and are off limits to the Splore audience.
So we can all continue to frolic about in bare feet- please don’t bring any glass containers. If you need essential items just decant them before you come.
Tapapakanga Park designated smoke-free under Auckland Council Parks policy. We encourage you to respect this. Cigarettes will not be for sale onsite. There is absolutely no smoking inside tents and structures.
Bag and Vehicle checks
In line with our resource consent and liquor licence our security teams will check vehicles and baggage upon entry to the festival. This is to prevent banned items like BYO booze, glass, fireworks and weapons from entering the festival. We appreciate your patience and cooperation in this.
No BYO booze
The smuggling and consumption of BYO alcohol contravenes our resource consent and liquor licensing agreements. Seriously jeopardising our ability to continue the festival.
Please leave your pets at home as bi-laws ban any non-human pets in any shape or form on the park. Human party animals are welcome.
No Open Fire
All open fires, fire toys, pyrotechnics and fire works are banned in accordance with Auckland Council Parks regulations. Contained gas BBQs are OK if used safely and well away from flammable materials.
No antisocial paraphernalia.
This includes but is not limited to weapons and gang patches.
Cash Free Festival (AWOP)
Your wristband is your wallet for the weekend which you can use to buy all food, drinks and merchandise on site. Each time you buy something, the amount is deducted from your wristband electronically. When you first arrive go to one of the onsite Banks and load your wristband using cash or eftpos. You can top up or get a full refund as often as you like for no additional fees. You can check your balance at any bar or vendor. Your wristband is sturdy and can handle swimming and all the dancing and chances are you’ll never lose it. In case you’re wondering Splore and AWOP do not link any personal information with the wristband so all your shenanigans remain private.
Splore Express Bus
Catching the bus is a great way to get to Splore and you'll make a positive impact on the environment by reducing travel related greenhouse gas emissions and reaping the benefits of not bringing another car to Tapapakanga.
We want as many people as possible to travel by bus, which is why we have subsidised the price so that you can get a ride for as little cost as possible.
Your Splore ticket and wristband processing will take place on board, so no waiting in queues at the front gate. The Splore Express will take you directly to camp HQ.
There is plenty of of space for all your gear in the cargo hold so don't worry you can still bring all your camping gear.
Traveling home on the bus will allow you fully take part in the festivities of the last day. Letting the bus driver take care of the driving you can have a couple for the road, no worries.
Local police are cracking down on drivers under the influence sine thhe driving limit has been reduced. It’s quite likely that there will be some kind of monitoring after the event. Why risk it when you can hop on a bus back to town. Safe, sustainable, convenient and cheap.
Fill you car with Friends
We're determined to minimise our impact on the environment by reducing the number of vehicles coming to Splore. A great way to do this is to get more peeps into fewer cars through carpooling and ride sharing.
We have created the Splore Carpool Club - Ride Sharing is Caring, on Facebook. This is the place to connect with other Splorers, fill up your car and hook up sweet rides. Remember vehicles with 3+ people will earn partial refund on their their parking pass.