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.'

Situated 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 Pāoa.

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.

Local and international acts rock the main stage massive, multitude opportunities for getting down and dancing, an arts trail to delight your senses, a wide range of the finest food vendors to nourish your body and a wellness area to heal the 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.