The festival site is located approximately 90 minutes from Auckland CBD. There is limited cellphone reception in the area and the roads can be tricky for those unfamiliar with the terrain, so please be sure to download offline maps before leaving home or go old school with a paper map.
Gates to the general camping area open 10am on Friday the 12th of February.
Please avoid arriving before this time, as you will not be able to enter. If you can’t avoid arriving late please contact us to see if we can help you make other arrangements. There is no camping available outside the festival site, nor at Lake Tomarata as it is not a public camping spot. If you plan on arriving in the area prior to the festival, check out what campsites are available in the beautiful surrounding areas of Mangawhai, Pakiri and Te Arai.
Don’t forget that all vehicles will need a vehicle pass – this includes cars, campervans, caravans and buses.
We encourage carpooling! Catch a ride or offer someone your spare seat via our Facebook Ride Share page.
All vehicles – cars, caravans, campers, caravans and buses – must purchase either a Vehicle Parking Pass to access the car park or a Vehicle Camping Pass to access the campground. The cost of this goes towards upgrading the road in and out of the festival grounds – this is good for us and good for you too!
The campground is located onsite, a short walk from the festival site, and camping is included in your ticket. The gates to the campsite will be open from 10am on Friday and will close at 8pm on Sunday. This means you will need to be packed up and offsite by 8pm. Please ensure you or your driver have had plenty of rest and are well prepared for the drive home. There is no camping at Lake Tomarata – this is not a public campsite. If you intend to continue journeying after Shipwrecked, make sure that you have your accommodation sorted before the weekend. Check out the eco-huts and campsites in the local areas or go a bit fancy with an Airbnb.
There is drinking water, cold showers, toilets and a dishwashing station available in the campground area. We provide rubbish, recycling and compost facilities, but we encourage you to support our leave no trace policy and take home everything that you brought with you. Absolutely NO FIRE and no open flame cooking. Fire risk is always extreme at this time of year especially. Fire extinguisher stations will be located next to the water stations – please only use this in an emergency.