What's a Splore?

Mrs Byrne's Dictionary of Unusual, Obscure and Preposterous Words defines Splore as ‘Merry-making festivities, carousing and frolicking or a good going session.'

On the shores of Tapapakanga Park, the three-day Splore festival introduces fresh energy and a new dimension to the ancient homeland of the tangata whenua Ngāti Whanaunga and Ngāti Paoa.

The pristine environment is a platform to educate and inspire our Splore community through the festival kaupapa (ethos, values and beliefs) of contributing to the well-being of our planet by creating transformational experiences and throwing a bloody good party.


Splore is equal parts liberation and libation; idealism and interactivity; creative showcase and community springboard. 


A Splore state of mind has no borders, sees only possibilities and is at one with nature.

Splore offers a multitude of opportunities for getting down, local and international acts rocking the main stage massive, an arts trail to delight your senses, a wide range of the finest food vendors to nourish your body and a brand-spanking-new wellness area to revive and nurture the body and soul.  All the while across the beach, burlesque nymphs dangle from trapeze in a marquee full of costumed, midnight revellers. 

The Splore community is as much a part of the show, as the performers are key to the scene.

Simply put, Splore is a boutique music and arts festival like no other.