About Advice for Campers

Bring all your camping gear and musical instruments!

Campsite sessions and jams are welcome. If it’s late in the day, we provide areas for you to jam that won’t disrupt other campers or kids.


Everyone needs to report to registration on the way into the site. 


Inside the main marquee, your go-to place for everything including:-
Updates on schedules
Weather issues
CDs and merchandise
Advice and complaints

Food and drink

This is predominantly a camping festival
Bring your own food or buy from the on-site café
Café open all day and evening selling hot and cold snacks, located in the main marquee
Bar open from midday until late, also in the main marquee
The cafe, bar and marquee are are licenced premises. You may not consume your own alcohol in these areas.
Use of camp stoves is permitted. No open fires.
You will need to be self-sufficient. There are no cooking facilities.
Sinks for dish washing available behind the hall, limited to specific times.
Welcome to bring your own plates and containers to the café.
Coffee cart and ice cream van on site from time to time.
Supermarkets in Dunedin and Mosgiel.


Available from midday on 30 Dec to 10am on 3 Jan
Tents, campervans and caravans welcome
A range of sites in clearings in the bush
No powered sites
All sites are a short walk to the main venues and ablution facilities
Toilets and showers available
No cooking facilities provided

Bunk room accommodation 

A limited number of bunks in shared rooms available for long-distance travellers. Sleeping bags essential. Ear plugs recommended as rooms are attached to a music venue.


CDs and other merchandise available at the HUB in the marquee


Our workshops are led by the musicians and entertainers you’ll see at the festival - see programme for full details


We are a very child friendly festival, with events and entertainment planned for children - see kids programme for full details

Welfare and security

Whare Flat is a great venue for families. However it is in the bush with a river running through. Make sure you look out for your children's safety and please report any incidents to the HUB. The security of your own gear is your responibilty but we would like to hear about any apparently suspicious behaviour. The entrance gate is locked overnight.

Rubbish and Recycling 

Please think about what you bring with you and how you can help us to reduce our impact on land-fill
Bins for recycling and rubbish are available on site
Help us to reduce waste - bring refillable water bottles and your own food containers


Dogs are discouraged unless yours is a guide dog or there is no alternative
We have a designated dog camping area
You may not take your dog to any of the main events areas of the festival
Dogs must be on leads and under control at all times
Do not leave your dog locked in a vehicle without air conditioning
You must ensure that someone is with your dog or checking on them regularly
Owners of noisy or otherwise disruptive dogs will be asked to remove their dog from the site

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