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

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Splore is a three-day music and arts festival staged annually on the shores of Tapapakanga Regional Park – perhaps the most beautiful festival setting in the world.

It's more than a good place. It's a good place in your heart.

Throughout the three days – and deep into the night – an eclectic lineup of musical artists from New Zealand and abroad plays the festival stages. Performing arts, installations, workshops and forums flower across the site. And people dance like no one's watching.

It's the best sort of party. But it's more than a party, it's a community. To come to Splore is to be part of Splore. Be kind, be respectful, be up for it.